Natural Hazards

Natech events are joint disasters that combine natural and technological hazards and that feature very complex consequences owing to amplifying effects between the two types of hazard. Adequate prevention, preparedness and response are specifically needed, therefore, to prevent them and mitigate their consequences.

Further information is available from the UNISDR and there is also a Natech database hosted by the EU Joint Research Centre JRC.

This topic relates to the following PSM elements:

Risk Assessment
Emergency Preparedness