Cascading Disasters: Interactions, Interdependencies, and Impacts
Mon. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Interlocken B
What environmental and social conditions produce cascading disasters, and how do they, in turn, ultimately influence what society can deal with and what it cannot?
The impacts of disasters often reverberate across time and place to create new paradigms that, in turn, can affect the outcome of future disasters. A large part of how far this ripple effect extends is tied to how environmentally and socially resilient disaster-affected areas are. This session will explore the interconnections of people and their physical and natural surroundings, the interplay between risk and the ability to mitigate against it, and the long-term effects of disaster migration.