The scientific community devotes considerable attention to defining and implementing approaches for preventing and managing disasters. The article presents an innovative disaster management approach that considers societal, economic and environmental issues and expectations, in order to stimulate actors’ collaboration at different scales (local, national, etc.).
The article proposes an innovative approach to disaster management that integrates the characteristics of recent approaches (resilience-based, sustainability-based and responsible research and innovation (RRI)-based).
Methods and approach
The article offers a detailed overview of the evolution of disaster management approaches, evaluating their different characteristics to identify the most effective approach, as well as an analysis of both the pillars characterizing the resilience, sustainability and RRI concepts and the different phases of each approach.
The article suggests practices to reduce/mitigate the impacts of disasters, classified according to their different actors and components.
First, the implementation of the approach has to be aligned with adequate policies or funding. It also requires the involvement of many different actors and a range of public-sector agencies at different levels of government.