UW Emergency Management

Reducing your risk / mitigation

Why is reducing your risks to hazards important?

By identifying and taking advantage of risk reduction opportunities in advance of a disaster, you and your office are in better position to recover quickly. Also, risk reduction measures offer many benefits that include:

  • Reducing vulnerability to future hazards
  • Constructing safer facilities for the campus community
  • Providing faster restoration of important operations and systems
  • Saving time and money
  • Less damage means the cost to repair and replace is reduced