This training manual is intended to assist those working on emergency response and disaster risk management. It aims to provide an overview of the major land issues that may arise following a natural hazard, which need to be considered and included in the decision-making processes associated with response, recovery and rehabilitation. These issues also should be considered in reconstruction and development projects to improve tenure security for the more vulnerable as part of a disaster mitigation process.
This manual is also intended for people who work in the land sector, to provide information on the challenges that may be faced in the context of emergency response and recovery from disasters. It contains information that underpins the rationale and processes for disaster risk management (DRM).
The disasters included in this discussion are hydrometeorological disasters (such as floods, drought, tropical cyclones, storm surge and tornadoes) and geophysical disasters (such as earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches and landslides).