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Disasters and Climate Change

Disasters, particularly natural disasters such as hurricanes, severe flooding and storm surges, affect millions of people annually. Drowning is a common, yet under-reported consequence. Transportation disasters are also a common occurrence, with ageing inter-island ferry systems across developing countries posing the greatest concern. Preventing these drowning deaths poses many policy, economic and education challenges.

The Disaster and Climate Change stream focused on: tsunami, flooding and the role of lifesavers and lifesaving organisations in disaster risk reduction.

The Disaster and Climate Change stream was proudly sponsored by Maatschappij tot Redding van Drenkelingen.

Abstracts and Presentations

Kosen, S  Drowning mortality in the Asian Tsunami and correlates of survival  Abstract  Presentation 
Linnan, M Protective effect of swimming in a tsunami disaster and its protection of caretakers and children  Abstract  Presentation
Karunaratne, P  Disaster mitigation, preparedness and response: City focused Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Abstract Presentation
Karagiannis, G  The role of lifesaving organizations in disaster management  Abstract Presentation 
Efstathis, V The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami – Policy, planning and deployment  Abstract Presentation 
Farmer, N Impacts of extreme weather events and climate change on coastal recreation and public safety  Abstract  Presentation 
Kreft, O  Participation of voluntary organisations in a national program of disaster prevention against flooding  Abstract Presentation
George, P  Tsunami preparedness & planning In Australia – The road since 2004 Abstract  Presentation
Ghosal, P Aquatic disaster – an ILS challenge in developing countries Abstract  Presentation
Lopa, F Climate change policies and practices in Bangladesh: An investigation on climate change and urban management Abstract  
McLennan, G A framework for a considered and appropriate response to the impact of climate change on water safety and lifesaving organisations Abstract Presentation 
Pearn, J The Sepik tsunami 1998 – Death-reduction strategems  Abstract Presentation 
Samad, R Pakistan Floods – and what we can learn from it  Abstract Presentation
Nguyen Thi Phuoc Hoa Disaster Risk Reduction - A Viet Nam context  Abstract   
  Discussion Forum: Future role of lifesaving agencies in disaster risk reduction  Abstract   

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