Earthquake Risk Assessment for Seismic Safety and Sustainability

  • Alik Ismail-Zadeh
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Natural Hazards book series (SPRINGERNAT)


An interaction of three major risk components (seismic hazards, vulnerability and exposure) are analysed here, and preventive measures to mitigate disasters are discussed. The importance of action-oriented research on earthquake risk reduction co-produced with multiple stakeholders, including engineers and policymakers, is analysed. This importance is evidenced by the increasing vulnerability and exposure of society to risk in many earthquake-prone regions and by the need for cross-cutting actions in policy and practice related to sustainability.


Earthquake Hazard Vulnerability Exposure 



The author acknowledges a support from the German Science Foundation (DFG grant IS-203/4-1).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied GeosciencesKarlsruheGermany

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