The importance of tsunami early warning systems for human security


Collection published: 17 Dec 2014



Dear colleagues: 

Preventionweb is launching today the Guest Editorial titled "The importance of tsunami early warning systems for human security". This theme bears a very special connotation as exactly 10 years have passed since the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. As you know, in many places remembrance events will take place.

This editorial by Sam Hettiarachchi is 


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Sam Hettiarachchi

Risk Assessment Working Group Chair of Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization - International Institute for Educational Planning 
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