This article by Swiss Re SONAR (Systematic Observation of Notions Associated with Risk) presented the emerging risks from the cascading effects of natural hazards. It includes a spotlight on the cascading effect of these hazardous events on societal systems such as energy, water and transport infrastructure. Examples from across the United States illustrate such cascade failures, and associated loss and damages, to highlight the need for robust risk management strategies to protect development gains and economic growth.



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