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Origines, objectives, participants and activities of the OECD Forum on Space Economics are described in this note.
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Of all natural hazards, flooding causes the greatest damage in OECD countries, particularly in France.
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Floods and flood-related disasters, such as landslides, are a traditional and serious risk in Japan. In the 1940s and 50s, after flood disasters took thousands of lives, the creation of a comprehensive flood risk management programme led to a dramatic reduction in human casualties.
Infrastructure systems play a vital role in economic and social development, ensuring the delivery of goods and services that promote economic prosperity and growth and contribute to quality of life. The book assesses infrastructure business models and presents policy recommendations.
Infrastructures are the very foundation of modern economies and societies Energy, transport, water, telecommunications, all will continue to be essential to future development and growth.The second volume of this publication was released in 2007.
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The development of information and communication technologies has created new opportunities for society, but also new threats and vulnerabilities. The study looks at possible public responses to improve information security.
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The interaction of floods and industrial accidents may be catastrophic. The study aims to document the current situation regarding the risk of accidents triggered by floods, and to prepare for a self-assessment of Italian practices.
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The number of tunnels in Norway and its topography make tunnel risk management particularly challenging. The study reviews recent developments in other OECD countries and proposes possible policy responses.
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Denmark is currently reappraising its strategy for managing major risks. The aim of the study is to contribute to ongoing reflections on how to better assess the country’s vulnerabilities and exposure to hazards.
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The study develops a tool that the New Mexico Indian tribes/communities can use to assess their exposure and vulnerability to hazards, as well as their capabilities and needs for managing disaster risks.