Recovery process and science and technology: An overview

Koichi Shiwaku, Kensuke Otsuyama, Rajib Shaw

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Due to the recent big disasters, the recovery and its process have been emphasized. Science and technology can contribute to making the recovery process more effective. This chapter suggests the potential of science and technology for improvement of the recovery process and achieving Build Back Better (BBB) through the review of the trend of the recent disasters and the disaster risk reduction frameworks. In the decade after the adoption of Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-15 (HFA), the large scale of disasters occurred more times than the decade before HFA. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30 (SFDRR) emphasized the recovery with BBB in Priority 4. The BBB concept consists of disaster risk reduction, community recovery, and implementation. Decentralization and community involvement are the keys for community recovery from the review of the recovery process of the past disasters. For making the recovery process more effective, community issues like bridging organization and training need to be focused as the research areas so that scientifically approved approaches and mechanisms can be applied in the affected areas. In the recovery process the development of the assessment tools and their periodical implementation for decision-making, establishment of a platform including the stakeholders for promoting investment, and enhancing ownership of community for the promotion of linkage of science and people is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationPotentials and Challenges
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127117
ISBN (Print)9780128127124
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


  • Build back better
  • Community recovery
  • Hyogo framework for action 2005-15
  • Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction 2015-30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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