Mitigation and Risk Reduction
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...REDUCTION ID Number: of of School Word Count: 1,041 Date of Submission: September 13, 2011 MITIGATION AND RISK REDUCTION Introduction Mankind has battled the elements of Nature since time immemorial and devised ways to mitigate the risks of occurrence, frequency and magnitude of those natural risks such as flooding, drought, pestilence (rats, insects, locusts, mites, etc.) with the use of scientific technology. Man-made risks have likewise increased due to Man's activities, inadvertent or not, such as clearing of forests, massive agriculture, big housing projects and over-exploitation of the natural resources. This paper discusses some of the relevant issues connected... with mitigation and...