Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 10/2010

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): Reducing Human Vulnerabilities To Natural Disasters

September 2010

Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies


This issue of the NTS Alert offers an overview of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as a means of improving longterm preparedness against the projected increase in frequency and intensity of natural hazards. It aims to provide a better understanding of DRR in relation to the holistic frameworks of disaster management, sustainable development and climate change adaptation.