Megacities: vulnerability of infrastructure to natural disasters, summary of presentation

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This paper addresses the consideration that prevention is better than cure: that planning to minimize the effects of natural hazards is preferable to responding to the often disastrous effects of such hazards.

This paper is a summary of a presentation by Mr. Stuart Mustow, President of the Institute of Civil Engineers and Representative of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, made at the technical session "Natural disaster reduction: effects of disasters on modern societies" at the World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction, Yokohama, Japan, 23-27 May 1994.
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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