Title: What could the future bring? A systematic approach to emergency planning and mitigation management

Authors: Thomas Peter, Fritz Bahler, Hans A. Merz

Addresses: Ernst Basler and Partners Ltd., Consulting Engineers, PO Box, CH-8702 Zollikon, Switzerland. ' Ernst Basler and Partners Ltd., Consulting Engineers, PO Box, CH-8702 Zollikon, Switzerland. ' Ernst Basler and Partners Ltd., Consulting Engineers, PO Box, CH-8702 Zollikon, Switzerland

Abstract: Over the last two years, the Swiss civil defence organisation has increased its efforts to strengthen and optimise its capacity for emergency planning and mitigation management. A comparative inventory has been elaborated, classifying different potential threats in a systematic manner. The compilation encompasses the sum of events and developments that threaten communities in the form of natural and technological disasters and other social emergencies, their expected consequences, and the relative importance of these threats.

Keywords: civil defence; contingency management; emergency planning; risk analysis; security policy; Switzerland; risk assessment; emergency management; disaster planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1996.028291

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1996 Vol.6 No.4/5/6, pp.632 - 645

Published online: 16 Sep 2009 *

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