This is the complete avoidance of negative consequences from hazards and related calamities.

The notion and goal of prevention (i.e., disaster prevention) reflect the concept and intention of totally avoiding probable negative consequences through proactive action. Dams or embankments that prevent flooding, land-use rules that prohibit settlement in high-risk areas, and seismic engineering designs that ensure the survival and function of vital structures in the event of an earthquake are all examples. When total loss prevention is not possible, the effort shifts to mitigation. Partly as a result of this, the phrases preventive and mitigation are frequently used interchangeably in everyday speech.


  • HG (2020, February 22). Common Terminologies (A-z) Of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management. Humanitarian Global. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from Link


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