The ProVention Consortium is a "global coalition of governments, international organizations, academic institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations dedicated to increasing the safety of vulnerable communities and to reducing the impact of disasters in developing countries." Organized by the World Bank, the Consortium and its Web site are dedicated to disseminating materials and resources about how disaster risk management can be best applied to mitigate the effects of various potential disasters and events. From their Web site, visitors can read about the ongoing activities of the Consortium (such as identifying and analyzing global disaster risk hotspots), and read about the grant opportunities offered by the organization. The "Resources" section of the site is very helpful, as it contains a toolkit for disaster-risk assessment, along with conceptual background articles, such as "Innovations in Disaster Management" or "Megacities, Megarisk." Perhaps one of the best features of the site is the video archive of a recent conference, "The Future of Disaster Risk: Building Safer Cities," which took place in December 2002. All in all, this site will be quite intriguing for those with an interest in the mitigation of the effects of catastrophes and disasters around the world.