altBeginning in June 2005 the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development held a series of workshops in Latin America about risk reduction. They provided the groundwork for starting “practical communities” as well as promoting work plans for the region. The following year, contributions from 12 experts on these topics were collected and published in one volume.

This document shows progress made in the formation and application of risk management from the environmental perspective, considering land use planning and public finance and investment as positive and effective contributions to sustaining development in the Region.

 The Spanish version of the document is available through CRID; the English version (Disaster Risk Reduction from the Perspective of Environmental Management, Land Use Planning, and Public Finance and Investment) will be published at the end of 2007. For more information please contact Juan Pablo Sarmiento at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..