Introduction: Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Council on Disaster Risk Management of ASCE

Part of: Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Arrival of the South Asia Tsunami Wave in Thailand


This introductory chapter covers the origins of this monograph as a sequel to two previous monographs generated by the efforts of the members of ASCE CDRM and other volunteers; an overview of disaster risk assessment and management processes; a brief synopses of the papers included in this monograph; and a brief list of significant related publications.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Disasters and hazards | Volunteerism | Publications | Professional societies | Mitigation and remediation


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