Risk Science and Sustainability

Science for Reduction of Risk and Sustainable Development of Society

  • Tom Beer
  • Alik Ismail-Zadeh

Part of the NATO Science book series (NAII, volume 112)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jean-Patrick Connerade
    Pages 1-7
  3. J.-P. Massué
    Pages 15-19
  4. Geneviève Schméder
    Pages 21-27
  5. Vladimir I. Keilis-Borok, David J. Gascon, Alexander A. Soloviev, Michael D. Intriligator, R. Pichardo, Fedor E. Winberg
    Pages 91-110
  6. Friedemann Wenzel, F. Bendimerad
    Pages 111-125
  7. Paula K. Dunbar, Roger G. Bilham, Melinda J. Laituri
    Pages 163-180
  8. Lucienne Bui Trong
    Pages 199-221
  9. Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Anna Vári, Zoltan Ferencz
    Pages 225-226
  10. Grant Heiken
    Pages 227-227
  11. Amithirigala W. Jayawardena
    Pages 229-229
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 233-240

About this book


1 AUK ISMAIL-ZADEH ,2, TOM BEER3 1 International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Warshavskoye shosse 79-2, Moscow 113556, Russia; e-mail: 2 Geophysikalisches Institut, Universittit Karlsruhe, Hertzstr. 16, Karlsruhe 76187, Germany; e-mail: 3 CSIRO Environmental Risk Network, CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Vic. 3195 Australia; e-mail: The world faces major threats to the sustainability of our planet. These threats are accompanied by the immediate dangers of natural and man-made disasters. Our vulnerability to them is greatly magnified with each passing year undermining our ability to maintain a sustainable and productive world into the 21st Century and beyond. Both history and common sense teach us that science has a tremendous potential to find ways to cope with these threats. 1 The EUROSCIENCE working group "Science and Urgent Problems of Society" 2 and the IUGG Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability were initiators of the EUROSCIENCE - IUGG Advanced Research Workshop "Science for Reduction of Risk and Sustainable Development of Society" sponsored by the NATO Science Program. The Workshop was held on 15-16 June 2002 in Budapest, Hungary. More than 40 participants from 17 countries took part in the Workshop. Talks and discussions addressed mainly the question of how science can help in reduction of risk and sustainable development of society.


development groundwater management risk management safety sustainability sustainable development transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Beer
    • 1
  • Alik Ismail-Zadeh
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.CSIRO Environmental Risk NetworkAspendaleAustralia
  2. 2.International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical GeophysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Geophysikalisches InstitutUniversität KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1447-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0167-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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