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Articles on Disaster Risk Gateway are currently grouped into Multi-hazard Risk Assessment and Multi-hazard Risk Management according to details and key words provided with submissions. We acknowledge the overlap between this categorisation. Multi-hazard Risk Assessment approaches speak to understanding disaster risk, the first priority for action of the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Multi-hazard Risk Management approaches speak to governance and policy, and can include Multi-hazard Risk Assessment approaches.

To create and edit pages on Disaster Risk Gateway you need a user account. Watch the Disaster Risk Gateway - How to create an account video walkthrough

How to request an account and log in

Step 1: Click on Request account, or click on the person icon in the banner at the top of the page and select Request account.

Step 2: Enter a username and your email address, then click Request account. Please make sure you have read the Privacy Notice and Terms of Use before requesting an account.

Step 3: You will then receive an email entitled 'Account creation for Disaster Risk Gateway' stating:

An account for Disaster Risk Gateway (<https://disasterriskgateway.net/index.php/Main_Page>) named "Username" has been created for your email address with the temporary password "xxxxxxxxxxxx".

You should log in and change your password now.

Step 4: Click on the person icon in the banner at the top of the page and select Log in. Enter your Username and temporary password provided in the email. You will be prompted to change your password before you can continue.

Step 5: Email notification preferences. Click on the person icon in the banner at the top of the page and select Preferences. Here you can make changes to your user profile and set email notifications. Please note that unless you remove notifications for edits to pages, you will receive numerous emails throughout the wikithon. You can always go back and change your preference if there are any pages you wish to be updated on.

Step 6: Return to the Get started page and click Select how you would like to contribute to the wiki


Before contributing content please read the Terms of Use and Privacy Notice. If you choose to contribute content you confirm that you have read and agree to abide by the Disaster Risk Gateway Terms of Use.

Editing wiki pages

Please follow these guidelines for contributing new content or editing existing pages on the Disaster Risk Gateway wiki.

Basic formatting

The Disaster Risk Gateway has been created using MediaWiki, just like Wikipedia. This software uses Wikitext, which consists of syntax and keywords to format pages. Additional formatting can be done using HTML elements.


Formatting Type Result
Bold text
'''text'''
text
Italic text
''text''
text
Bold and italic text
'''''text'''''
text
Quotes
<q>This is a quotation</q>
This is a quotation
Coloured text
<span style="color: fuchsia">fuchsia text</span>
fuchsia text
Justify text
<div style="text-align:justify">
Text that needs justified alignment for example a description of the approach </div>
Text that needs justified alignment for example a description of the approach
Bullet list
* start line with asterisk then a space before text
  • start line with asterisk then a space before text
Number list
# start line with hashtag (number sign) then a space before text
  1. start line with hashtag (number sign) then a space before text
Internal links
[[Multi-hazard Risk Assessment]]
Multi-hazard Risk Assessment
Internal links with specified text
[[Multi-hazard Risk Assessment|risk assessment]]
risk assessment
External link (URLs are automatically linked)
https://www.myriadproject.eu
https://www.myriadproject.eu
External link with specified text
[https://www.myriadproject.eu/ MYRIAD-EU project]
MYRIAD-EU project


Add a new approach in three easy steps

Step 1 - Create a new page
  1. Type the title of your new page into the Search box in the banner at the top of the page. This should be the title of the approach you are adding.
  2. This will open up a search results page which will state that there are no results for the text you typed. Below this you will see the text: 'Create the page "TITLE OF YOUR NEW PAGE" on this wiki'.
  3. Right click on the 'TITLE OF YOUR NEW PAGE' (which will appear red as a page that does not exist yet), and select 'Open link in new tab'. This will create the page with an editor window, ready for you to add content to.
Step 2 - Add content to your new page

The easiest way to add content is to use the template below. That way you do not have to worry about formatting.

Template

<div style="text-align:justify">
'''Year of publication''': ADD TEXT HERE

'''Access''': ADD TEXT HERE

'''Link''': ADD TEXT HERE

'''Organisation(s) / Author(s)''': ADD TEXT HERE

'''Description'''

ADD TEXT HERE

'''Technical considerations'''

ADD TEXT HERE

'''Keywords'''

ADD TEXT HERE

Back to '''[[Multi-hazard Risk Assessment|<span style="color: #374CFF">Multi-hazard Risk Assessment]]'''
</div>
  1. Click on the tab which has 'Create a page' open. Expand Step 2 - Add content to your new page
  2. Select and copy everything in the template box, including the formatting.
  3. Navigate back to your new page by either by clicking on the tab with your new page open, or by typing the title in the search box, and clicking on your new page title.
  4. Paste the copied text into the editing window of your new page, and replace where it says ADD TEXT HERE with your own. Please be as detailed as possible. Please note, you should not have to make any changes to the formatting. To view an example of a completed page see here
    • Year of publication: please provide the year of publication of the most up-to-date version or source
    • Access: please indicate whether the approach is open access, available to download, behind a journal paywall, licensed from an organisation etc.
    • Link: please provide link(s) to the project / approach website or relevant publication
    • Organisation(s) / Author(s): please provide details of contributing organisation(s) and or author(s)
    • Description: please provide a detailed overview of the approach, ensuring that that the text is adequately referenced where appropriate and do not copy text subject to copyright.
    • Technical considerations: Please provide details of any technical considerations that a user would need to be aware of: e.g. coding language, file type, software requirement, required input data, etc.
    • Keywords: Keywords should describe the key attributes of your submission.
  5. Click on Show preview at the bottom of the page to review your changes / additions. Please be aware of copyright and ensure you have not directly copied any text from a source without permission. Any contributions you make to Disaster Risk Gateway are with the understanding that all materials you provide (text, images etc.) will be publicly available and are required to follow the content standards. See Terms of Use.
  6. When you are happy with it, click on Save changes
Step 3 - Publishing
  1. Navigate to the Main page by clicking on the Main page link or Disaster Risk Gateway logo in the banner at the top of the page.
  2. Click on Multi-hazard Risk Assessment or Multi-hazard Risk Management depending on where you feel your approach is best located. You can add a link to your page in both categories if appropriate.
  3. Click the Edit icon in the banner at the top of the page.
  4. Copy and paste the text below into the editor box at the bottom of the list, and replace ADD TITLE HERE with your page title, and ADD DESCRIPTION HERE with a short summary:
     [[ADD TITLE HERE]]: ADD DESCRIPTION HERE
  5. Click on Show preview at the bottom of the page to review your addition. Your new page should appear with the title in blue as a page that exists.
  6. When you are happy with it, click on Save changes
  7. You should now see a link to your page has been created. Click to check that it works.
  8. If you want to make any changes to the content of your new page, click the Edit icon in the banner at the top of the page, and make your changes in the editor window. Follow the steps to preview, and save your changes.
  9. Your new page will be publicly visible, but with a note at the bottom stating 'page not yet patrolled'. The Disaster Risk Gateway team will review and approve or reject publication. Please be aware that the Disaster Risk Gateway team retain the right to reject or edit any contributions. We will contact you through the Disaster Risk Gateway if there are any issues with your submission.


For a walkthrough on how to create a page and add content, watch this video.

You can also add content via email:

Adding new content via email

If you prefer, you can email your contribution to DisasterRiskGateway@bgs.ac.uk. Please include:

  • Year of publication: please provide the year of publication of the most up-to-date version or source
  • Access: please indicate whether the approach is open access, available to download, behind a journal paywall, licensed from an organisation etc.
  • Link: please provide link(s) to the project / approach website or relevant publication
  • Organisation(s) / Author(s): please provide details of contributing organisation(s) and or author(s)
  • Description: please provide a detailed overview of the approach, ensuring that that the text is adequately referenced where appropriate and do not copy text subject to copyright.
  • Technical considerations: Please provide details of any technical considerations that a user would need to be aware of: e.g. coding language, file type, software requirement, required input data, etc.
  • Keywords: Keywords should describe the key attributes of your submission.


Edit existing content

Editing existing content
  1. Navigate to the page you wish to edit
  2. Click the Edit icon in the top banner of the page.
  3. Make your changes to the text
  4. Click on Show preview at the bottom of the page to review your changes / additions. Please be aware of copyright and ensure you have not directly copied any text from a source without permission. Any contributions you make to Disaster Risk Gateway are with the understanding that all materials you provide (text, images etc.) will be publicly available and are required to follow the content standards. See Terms of Use.
  5. When you are happy with it, click on Save changes
  6. This will notify the Disaster Risk Gateway team, who will review any changes and approve publication. We will notify you if there are any issues with your submission.
Editing existing content via email

If you prefer, you can email your edits to DisasterRiskGateway@bgs.ac.uk. Please include the page you want to edit and details of your suggested changes.



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