Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards

Interdisciplinary Challenges and Integrated Solutions

  • Paolo Gardoni
  • Colleen Murphy
  • Arden Rowell

Part of the Risk, Governance and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Risk Assessment: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

  3. Future Challenges: Impact of Climate Change

  4. Risk Evaluation: Theoretical Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Adam Hosein
      Pages 137-153
    3. Sven Ove Hansson
      Pages 155-172
  5. Risk Management: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Lisa Grow Sun, RonNell Andersen Jones
      Pages 199-219
    3. Gregg P. Macey
      Pages 241-262
  6. Risk Management: Decision Frameworks

About this book


This volume investigates the interdisciplinary and cross-cutting challenges in the risk analysis of natural hazards. It brings together leading minds in engineering, science, philosophy, law, and the social sciences. Parts I and II of this volume explore risk assessment, first by providing an overview of the interdisciplinary interactions involved in the assessment of natural hazards, and then by exploring the particular impacts of climate change on natural hazard assessment. Part III discusses the theoretical frameworks for the evaluation of natural hazards. Finally, Parts IV and V address the risk management of natural hazards, providing first an overview of the interdisciplinary interactions underlying natural hazard management, and then exploring decision frameworks that can help decision makers integrate and respond to the complex relationships among natural events, the built environment, and human behavior.


Interdisciplinarity Natural hazards Risk analysis Risk assessment Risk management

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Gardoni
    • 1
  • Colleen Murphy
    • 2
  • Arden Rowell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.College of LawUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA
  3. 3.College of LawUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA

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