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Disaster Glossaries

Introduction


Standard and concise disaster terminology for all members of the disaster risk reduction and emergency management community enables professionals to collaborate effectively. Professionals need to be able to find and access different disaster-related glossaries as a step toward creating more uniform terminology, especially for use in international disaster research and publications. The list of glossaries below may be helpful in developing a scholarly consensus on such disaster and emergency terms.

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Chemicals and Toxic Substances

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Climate and Weather

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Disaster and Emergency Management

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Earthquakes

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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction

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Environmental Terminology

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Humanitarian Relief

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Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism (includes microbes, pathogens and general biology glossaries)

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Mental Health

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Pharmaceutical Supplies

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Radiation

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Storms, Hurricanes, and Floods

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Tides, Currents, and Tsunamis

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Volcanoes

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Wildfires

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