Natural Hazards

Natural hazards can have a tremendous effect on our lives. They have the potential to devastate homes and buildings, livelihoods, and communities and their infrastructure. But an improved understanding of natural hazards, coupled with effective planning, means there is a lot we can do to reduce their impact.

Firstly, Natural Hazards Inc. can help by assessing the type, frequency and size of hazards in your community. We can then assess the vulnerability of your community to these hazards; this includes the potential risk to your community�s or region�s economy, the likely number of human casualties and injuries, stock losses, infrastructure damage to roads and buildings etc.

When its time to put plans in place, Natural Hazards Inc. can create sustainable solutions that affected communities and countries can afford and implement. We deliver best practices following the integrated approach of Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery. See our services for details of the types of projects we can undertake.

We can help reduce the effects of a natural disaster with engineering solutions; land and risk information management; community preparedness research; a review of building codes, with advice on improving your region�s building standards; and community-based education and disaster management.

Natural Hazards Inc. has experience and expertise in assessing and mitigating almost every type of natural hazard. Click below to see our work by hazard type.

Climate ChangeClimate Change
Coastal hazardsCoastal hazards
Slope instabilitySlope instability
Volcanic eruptionVolcanic eruption