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Disaster risk reduction in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates : effects of natural and non-natural disasters over business continuity and sustainability

Abstract : Disasters are produced by a vigorous mankind interaction with nature. Social and economic development are major contributors to increasing disasters' vulnerability, Regardless of its various motivators, human beings have sought methods to minimize its devastating effects. Therefore, studying risks associated to natural and non-natural disasters provides means that could be utilized in the forecasting and management of risks on both natural and non-natural sides. This research aims to analyze how disaster risk management process has been built in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate, by the different stakeholders in charge whether on public or private actors. The UAE vulnerability to disasters is increasing with the huge development industrial activities taking place at the present. Furthermore, tectonic and weather related disasters are becoming very common in the UAE. Different types of disasters affect the UAE population and stretch the government and inter- agency resources as they all respond to the emergencies. The study came across many conclusions in regards to UAE continuous system of risk assessment and risk management. Many recommendations are listed for further investigation and implementation
Finally, the national and regional emergency procedures are key factors to mitigate or increase disasters' impact on regions
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Ahmed Al Marzooqi. Disaster risk reduction in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates : effects of natural and non-natural disasters over business continuity and sustainability. Geography. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. English. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCC061⟩. ⟨tel-01928654⟩

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