Disaster risk governance is the theme of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction held on 13 October. According to the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, “Bad situations only get worse without good disaster risk governance”.
Electricity is the backbone operating much of a modern city. It ensures safety through lighting and traffic signalling systems and enables communications with broadcasting, Internet and phone services. Medical equipment relies on electricity as do the electronic payments used in store
From severe droughts to hurricanes and flooding, disasters appear more frequently and with a greater intensity than in the past. IEC Standards provide the tools to enable countries to recover from disasters.
When disaster strikes, whether in the form of an earthquake or a production plant going up in flames, the actions and decisions of first responders can affect directly the number of lives saved. But how well can anyone prepare for a situation without actually experiencing it? The answ