2003 World Disaster Reduction Campaign: Turning the Tide on Disasters


The ISDR’s 2003 campaign, Turning the Tide on Disasters, aims at changing perceptions of hydrometeorological disasters such as floods and drought by involving as many sectors as possible in education and prevention activities. The International Natural Disaster Reduction Day, 8 October 2003, will represent an opportunity for local and national organizations to draw attention to how to reduce vulnerability to water-related hazards and raise awareness. The Campaign will extend beyond 2003 until World Water Day on 22 March 2004. Find out more about the campaign on http://www.unisdr.org.

The ISDR has especially reached out to children via the Internet with a new set of materials published on the ISDR website in English and in Spanish. Children can browse the site for information on making a family disaster plan, read a glossary of disaster terms, and play games at the “Kids and Youth” section at http://www.eird.org/ing/ninos/inicio.htm. A new educational kit is also available with the game “Riskland”—an active way for kids ages 8-12 to learn about disaster preparedness. Request a copy of the kit from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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