Advertisement

The Geoethical Promise and the Incorporation of Disaster Risk Management in the Territorial Ordination of Colombia

  • Jorge Alberto Hernández-Restrepo
Chapter
Part of the The Latin American Studies Book Series book series (LASBS)

Abstract

Colombia has been a pioneer in Latin America in its development of a comprehensive vision for the treatment of risks and disasters, allowing a reduction in loss of life, but damage to property, infrastructure and livelihoods continues to increase, which shows that disasters are not events generated by nature itself, but are the result of the application of inappropriate development models, which do not consider the society and nature relationship. Due the above, it is imminent to make transformations that incorporate restrictions and potentials according to the existing hazards, where the use of land, under the growing pressure for urban development, will be controlled in the future. Disaster Risk Management should be a social process, boosted by Geosciences, aimed to the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies, plans, programmes, regulations and permanent actions for the risk identification and knowledge, as well as the possible forms for their mitigation, with the fundamental purpose of contributing to the security, the well-being, the quality of life of the people and the sustainable development. Geoethics stand as the fundamental discipline, to guide the decisions that must be implemented in order that the Disaster Risk Management can be incorporated in the territorial order, as the fundamental axis of development. That’s why the work that must be performed by Earth Science professionals should be in consideration of Geoethics and its principles.

Keywords

Geological risk in Colombia Management of disasters 

References

  1. Beer T (ed) (2010) Geophysical hazards: minimizing risk, maximizing awareness. Springer Science & Business Media.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3236-2
  2. BioNinja. Com (2017) Precautionary principle. Illustration Retrieved 15 Jan 2017, from http://ib.bioninja.com.au/standard-level/topic-4-ecology/44-climate-change/precautionary-principle.html
  3. Colombia. Congreso de la República. Ley 1523 de 2012 (abril 24), por la cual se adopta la política nacional de gestión del riesgo de desastres y se establece el Sistema Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres y se dictan otras disposiciones. Retrieved 12 Dec 2016, from http://www.secretariasenado.gov.co/senado/basedoc/ley_1523_2012.html
  4. Jordan TH (2013) The value, protocols, and scientific ethics of earthquake forecasting. Geophys Res Abs 15(EGU2013-12789). EGU General Assembly 2013Google Scholar
  5. Martínez-Frías J, González JL, Pérez FR (2011) Geoethics and deontology: from fundamentals to applications in planetary protection. Episodes 34(4):257–262Google Scholar
  6. Matteucci R, Gosso G, Peppoloni S, Piacente S, Wasowski J (2014) The geoethical promise: a proposal. Episodes 37(3):190–191Google Scholar
  7. Rejas Ayuga J, Bosque Sendra J, Antonio Malpica J, Maza Vázquez F, Dalda Mourón A, Soriano Sanz M, Rodríguez Díaz M, Luís Bermúdez J, Cerezal F, Goycoolea Prado R, González Matesanz F, Alonso Rodríguez M, Gómez Martínez F, Martínez-Frías J (2015) Aspectos geoéticos en la docencia del ordenamiento y la gestión del territorio. Ciencias Espaciales 8(1):110–125.  https://doi.org/10.5377/ce.v8i1.2044 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacræ. De Hæresibus. (1597) Quotes (n.d.) Quotes.net. Retrieved 20 Dec 2016, from http://www.quotes.net/authors/Sir+Francis+Bacon%2C+Meditationes+Sacr%C3%A6.+De+H%C3%A6resibus.+%281597%29
  9. Socialhizo.com (2016) Tragedia de Armero “Lo que el lodo se llevó”. Photo. Retrieved 15 Jan 2017, from http://www.socialhizo.com/historia/historia-de-colombia/tragedia-de-armero-lo-que-el-lodo-se-llevo
  10. Vargas R (2014) Tragedia de Armero: ‘Bajar la cámara y llorar’. Photo. Retrieved 15 Jan 2017, from http://blogs.eltiempo.com/venga-le-cuento/2014/11/13/tragedia-de-armero-bajar-la-camara-y-llorar/
  11. Watts A (2012) Addressing the risks & vulnerabilities of clients thru DRR-CCA A SEDFI sharing on DRR-CCA experience July 27, 2012. Diagram. Retrieved 15 Jan 2017, from http://slideplayer.com/slide/6237448/
  12. The World Bank (2016) Disaster risk management in Armenia. Retrieved 15 Jan 2017, from http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/armenia/brief/disaster-risk-management-in-armenia

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IAGETH Working Group on AstrobioethicsInternational Association for Geoethics (IAGETH)VancouverColombia

Personalised recommendations