Selected next steps in global risk analysis world bank to publish hotspots global analysis and case studies in two volumes jan 2005 create internet access to hotspots input data compare hotspots and disaster risk index results improve global drought flood and landslide hazard data and assess tsunami risks. Natural disaster hotspots a global risk analysis english abstract earthquakes floods drought and other natural hazards cause tens of thousands of deaths hundreds of thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in economic losses each year around the world. Natural disaster hotspots presents a global view of major natural disaster risk hotspots areas at relatively high risk of loss from one or more natural hazards it summarizes the results of an interdisciplinary analysis of the location and characteristics of hotspots for six natural hazards earthquakes volcanoes landslides floods . Yet efforts to reduce the risks of natural hazards remain largely uncoordinated across different hazard types and do not necessarily focus on areas at highest risk of disaster natural disaster hotspots presents a global view of major natural disaster risk hotspots areas at relatively high risk of loss from one or more natural hazards. Full details on the data methods and results of the global analysis can be found in volume one of natural disaster hotspots a global risk analysis volume two natural disaster hotspots case studies published in 2006 presents a series of case studies undertaken to support the global analysis
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