Understanding risk: what makes a risk assessment successful?

Murnane R.; Simpson, A.; Jongman, B.

This paper aims to discuss a variety of institutional, social and political considerations that must be managed to ensure that the results of a risk assessment effectively influence actions leading to reductions in natural hazard risk.

The publication outlines the following steps that increase the value and effectiveness of users acting on the results of a risk assessment:

Define who and why.
Cultivate ownership.
Create and use open data.
Consult and collaborate.
Assume a multi-hazard view of risk.
Keep abreast of evolving risk.
Define the uncertainties and limitations of risk information.
Maintain credibility and transparency.
Encourage a culture of openness.
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 186-200.

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