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Preparedness actions for all vulnerable groups during heat waves

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Age-related roles

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Preparedness, Response

Types of Actors Concerned: Healthcare and emergency services

EMSC (Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre) tools for detecting felt earthquakes and for meeting witnesses' immediate information needs, via on social media, websites and a mobile app

30.09.2018


Cultural and interest differences among LastQuake users

30.09.2018


LastQuake app made improvements based on feedback and best practices

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Density of active citizenship

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Response

Types of Actors Concerned: Active citizens, NGOs

Personal involvement increases citizens' willingness to engage in activities aimed at preserving personal safety

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Differences between natural and technological disasters in terms of suddenness, power, destructiveness, predictability and low point of the event

30.09.2018


Adaptive patterns to risk are linked to cultural practices and location

30.09.2018


Concepts of disasters and risk cultures are often linked to cultural geographies

30.09.2018


Societies and cultures are culturally, politically and environmentally distinctive

30.09.2018


A community's local knowledge has value in dealing with disasters

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Norms/values

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Capacities of local communities and their culture is important in defining their level of preparedness, response and recovery from a disaster

30.09.2018


In some cases, local knowledge is essential in providing reliable information about the area of intervention

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Experts should consider local knowledge a legitimate type of learning, and incorporate it into strategies and policies

30.09.2018


Alternative knowledge strategies and local risk cultures are important in policy and decision-making processes, both for experts and non-experts

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Norms/values, Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Popular explanations of threats and disasters are important to the cultures in question

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

For natural hazards linked to geographical location, risk perception tends to decrease as distance from the risk source increases

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Individual/collective memory, Local knowledge, Socio-economic status, Ethnicity

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Comparison of risk perception levels and its correlates among communities affected by natural disasters

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Individual/collective memory

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Perception of risk is different across countries

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Customs/traditions/rituals

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

In post-communist member states, the risk of flooding tends to be perceived only during extreme events

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Worldviews, Power relations, Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness

Types of Actors Concerned: Government, Non-active citizens

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