Environmental Calamity and Hazards
A natural hazard is a threat of a naturally occurring event will have a negative impact on humans, which we name a natural disaster. Natural and man-made hazards may be droughts, desertification, floods, fires, earthquakes, and dispersion of radioactive gases in the atmosphere. They have vast social, environmental and economic impacts. Early warning systems are fundamental aspects of quick and informed decision-making that can help to make the emergency response neighborhood with sufficient lead time to take effective preparatory measures and to quickly determine and coordinate the course of action all through the response phase. This session explains the strategies of extensive work to monitor the situation, assess risks and potential impacts, and forecast future events in order to help prevent these phenomena from occurring or to restrict their impact.