From research to applications: BRGM on the front line facing natural hazards

BRGM's participation in the national conference on natural hazards, held in Montpellier on 25 and 26 March, provided an opportunity to recall the main thrust of its work in this field: improving knowledge of natural phenomena and their impacts to enhance regional resilience.
22 March 2019
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Understanding natural hazards

BRGM is committed to developing knowledge of all aspects of natural hazards, a prerequisite for informed policy decisions. Once made available, such data helps authorities to assess hazards and their impacts and take suitable preventive measures.

Strengthening risk governance to improve their management

Supporting the State and local authorities, BRGM contributes to the integration of natural hazards into public policies and planning documents, through its research but also through awareness-raising and training of local stakeholders.

Investing in disaster-risk reduction to build resilience

BRGM helps public and private stakeholders to take suitable measures to increase society’s resilience by adapting to natural hazards. It develops a twofold approach, technical, concerning the potential impacts, and economic, with respect to the costs involved.

Improving preparedness for effective response and for "doing and rebuilding better".

BRGM provides support to public authorities for the management of critical events, especially in connection with natural hazards. It provides decision-making assistance to limit damage, allow a return to normalcy and identify developments that promote regional resilience.

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