Numerous natural hazards are known to have occurred in Canton Zug. Under the guidance of the Cantonal Forestry Office,starting in 2002 and taking all relevant natural hazard processes into account, Canton Zug has drawn up a comprehensive natural hazard map, an event register and a register of protective constructions covering a wide area. Various maps have been established, or are in the process of being drawn up, for human settlements that are at risk. Based on the existing data and in collaboration with the communities, Canton Zug aims to establish integrated risk management programmes for the most important enterprises. Once the natural hazard fundaments are more or less complete at the end of 2005, further work remains to be done informing the population of the existing risks and including them in decisions about the necessary level of safety and concomitant security measures, as well as the implementation of risk factors in exploitation planning.

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