Definitions

From Disaster Risk Gateway

This page contains the definitions of multi-hazard, multi-risk terminology adopted by the MYRIAD-EU project. They were compiled during the creation of the Handbook of Multi-Hazard, Multi-Risk Terms, Definitions and Concepts (Work Package 1), which was developed to promote a common understanding of terminology and concepts within the project consortium and the wider community.

The definitions follow established glossaries, including the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) terminology for disaster risk reduction, where possible. Definitions for specific terms and concepts applied in the project were sourced from the wider literature or created by the MYRIAD-EU project consortium. In all cases definitions are constructed for general usage and are not sector specific.

Terminology is an evolving work that will continuously be updated throughout the project. Please refer to the Resources page to find out more information about the handbook. For definitions related to individual hazards, we refer readers directly the UNDRR/ISC Hazard Information Profiles.

We welcome feedback and input from across the disaster risk community.

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