Goran Janaćković, Suzana Savić, Miomir Stanković

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The effects on functioning of the society and consequences of natural disasters and technological accidents require preparedness and rapid response. Disaster management is defined by decisions based on situation description and potential dangers. Risk assessment is performed at various levels, from national to local. This paper presents a framework to optimize natural disaster and technological accident risk management at local level based on application of risk indicators. The method of multi-criteria analysis is applied, and key indicators that best describe the risks at the level of local communities in Serbia were chosen. The results show the importance of raising the resilience of local communities to disasters, primarily in the areas of planning and capacity building. 


indicators, risk, resilience, management, fuzzy AHP

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