Natural Hazards and Disaster Management

The emerging arena of disaster mitigation is also becoming an integral aspect of development planning, policy formulation and implementation. This is where this book comes in.

Author: R. B. Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067816184

Category: Nature

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"Disaster management is a multidisciplinary area, covering a wide range of issues such as monitoring, forecasting, evacuation, search and rescue, relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation. It also requires multi-sectoral governance as scientists, planners, volunteers and communities all have important roles to play. These roles and activities span the pre-, during and post-disaster phases. Besides, shift of emphasis from disaster response to risk reduction has opened up areas of exploratory research in the subject. Vulnerability refers to the susceptibility of a community to a hazard. Vulnerability analysis seeks to predict disasters by ensuring timely preparedness on the part of people and institutions and concerned government agencies. The emerging arena of disaster mitigation is also becoming an integral aspect of development planning, policy formulation and implementation. This is where this book comes in. It contains 22 chapters in the form of conceptual and empirical case studies from India and other developed countries. The blend of theory, research and policy makes this book eminently worthwhile for anyone interested in disaster vulnerability and mitigation together with monitoring and forecasting and policy perspectives. It would be useful for students, researchers and teachers of geography, environmental studies, disaster management, civil engineering and policy science."

Introduction to International Disaster Management

This book is the first of its kind to take a global approach to the topic of international disaster management. * Serves as the first comprehensive resource dealing with the issues of international disaster management * Contains numerous ...

Author: Damon P. Coppola

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080465730

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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Written from a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters, Introduction to International Disaster Management provides practitioners, educators and students with a comprehensive overview of the players, processes and special issues involved in the management of large-scale natural and technological disasters. The book discusses special issues encountered in the management of international disasters, and explains the various private, non-governmental, national, and international agencies that assist in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery during national and regional events. Concentrating on the four major phases of emergency management – mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery – Introduction to International Disaster Management deals with such timely topics as Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and SARS. It also serves as a reference to governmental and other agencies involved in international disaster management activities. This book is the first of its kind to take a global approach to the topic of international disaster management. * Serves as the first comprehensive resource dealing with the issues of international disaster management * Contains numerous case studies, examples of Best Practices in international disaster management, and a contact list of the governmental and nongovernmental agencies involved in international disaster management * Provides a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters that is written both for students within disaster management programs and for professionals entering the field

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific

Specific events discussed in this book include a broad spectrum of disasters such as tropical storms and typhoons in the Philippines; earthquakes in China; tsunamis in Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives; and bushfires in Australia.

Author: Caroline Brassard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431551577

Category: Nature

Page: 203

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The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to a variety of natural and manmade hazards. This edited book productively brings together scholars and senior public officials having direct experience in dealing with or researching on recent major natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific. The chapters focus on disaster preparedness and management, including pre-event planning and mitigation, crisis leadership and emergency response, and disaster recovery. Specific events discussed in this book include a broad spectrum of disasters such as tropical storms and typhoons in the Philippines; earthquakes in China; tsunamis in Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives; and bushfires in Australia. The book aims to generate discussions about improved risk reduction strategies throughout the region. It seeks to provide a comparative perspective across countries to draw lessons from three perspectives: public policy, humanitarian systems, and community engagement.

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Designed to enable public officials to conduct this kind of evaluation, Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management details a selection of emergencies mor

Author: Nicolas A. Valcik

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439883174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Each emergency comes with its own set of challenges, however, many emergencies of the past can be used as tools to evaluate the decisions made and apply them to similar situations. Designed to enable public officials to conduct this kind of evaluation, Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management details a selection of emergencies—more than 50—that actually occurred. The book demonstrates that often there is no wrong or right answer, just choices that will resolve a problem favorably or cause the situation to deteriorate. The book illustrates the application of public administration theories and practices to real-life disasters. Arranged chronologically, the case studies involve incidents from the U.S. and worldwide, with topics including natural disasters, industrial accidents, epidemics, and terrorist attacks. It includes a set of generic questions at different points in the case study to allow evaluation of which decisions were successful and why. The decision-making process described gives readers an applied venue to test theoretical emergency management techniques that should work in real-world situations. The book demonstrates with the perspective of 20/20 hindsight how preventive planning measures are best practiced. It provides practical advice and guidance for public officials during emergency situations.

Disaster Management

The book is suitable for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Geography and also postgraduate students of Management. Moreover, the book can also be suitable for the students of Environmental Engineering.

Author: SULPHEY, M. M.

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120352209

Category: Nature

Page: 324

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Regular famines, frequent earthquakes, repeated floods, and similar natural calamities have always threatened human lives on earth. These environmental turbulences, in the recent times, have increased manifolds and the repercussions are felt day in and out. Uttarakhand was totally washed down by the 2014 Floods, Kathmandu got devastated by the 2015 Earthquake, and the list is endless. These increasing threats posed by the recurring natural disasters have made disaster management a prerequisite! This book provides various dimensions of Disaster Management, causes of disasters—both natural and manmade, threats posed and the ways of managing the same. Divided into 28 chapters, and organized into three parts, the book elaborately explains the concepts with suitable examples. Part I on ‘Systems of Earth’ introduces the readers to the various aspects of earth that could cause disasters. Part II on ‘Disasters’ deals in detail with the various causes and dimensions of disasters. Part III on ‘Disaster Management’, provides the reader with various disaster management techniques and frameworks to mitigate the consequences of a disaster. The book is suitable for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Geography and also postgraduate students of Management. Moreover, the book can also be suitable for the students of Environmental Engineering.

Chaos Organization and Disaster Management

Sparked by a unique field study of the Israeli experience during the Gulf War, this book demonstrates the massive divide between individual responses to disaster and the actual functioning of disaster management organizations.

Author: Alan Kirschenbaum

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482276398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Chaos Organization and Disaster Management offers a scholarly survey of disaster response behavior and management in the face of natural and manmade catastrophe. The author provides a methodological and empirical platform from which to initiate a critical analysis of disaster management. Sparked by a unique field study of the Israeli experience dur

Geo information for Disaster Management

This book provides a broad overview of geo-information technology, software, systems needed, currently used and to be developed for disaster management.

Author: Peter van Oosterom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540249885

Category: Science

Page: 1433

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Geo-information technology can be of considerable use in disaster management, but with considerable challenge in integrating systems, interoperability and reliability. This book provides a broad overview of geo-information technology, software, systems needed, currently used and to be developed for disaster management. The text invites discussion on systems and requirements for use of geo-information under time and stress constraints and unfamiliar situations, environments and circumstances.

Disaster Management

This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice.

Author: Alejandro Lopez-Carresi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136179761

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital lessons to practitioners from scholarship on natural hazards, disaster risk management and reduction and developments studies, opening up new insights in accessible language with practical applications. It also offers to academics the insights of the enormous experience practitioners have accumulated, highlighting gaps in research and challenging assumptions and theories against the reality of experience. Disaster Management covers issues in all phases of the disaster cycle: preparedness, prevention, response and recovery. It also addresses cross-cutting issues including political, economic and social factors that influence differential vulnerability, and key areas of practice such as vulnerability mapping, early warning, infrastructure protection, emergency management, reconstruction, health care and education, and gender issues. The team of international authors combine their years of experience in research and the field to offer vital lessons for practitioners, academics and students alike.

Disaster Preparedness and Management

Be prepared when disaster strikes with this comprehensive guide to the basics of disaster preparation and response.

Author: Michael Beach

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 9780803625099

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Be prepared when disaster strikes with this comprehensive guide to the basics of disaster preparation and response. From the phases of a disaster through all of the elements of an institutional plan to specific events, you’ll have the information you need at your fingertips...from a nursing perspective.

Disaster Management

This Book Contains Seven Chapters, Each Dealing With One Major Natural Disaster Encountered In Our Country. Each Of The Authors Is An Expert In That Particular Field.

Author: Harsh K. Gupta

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 8173714568

Category: Disaster management

Page: 152

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This Book Contains Seven Chapters, Each Dealing With One Major Natural Disaster Encountered In Our Country. Each Of The Authors Is An Expert In That Particular Field. The Outstanding Contribution Of This Book Is That It Not Only Deals With The Forecasting And Description Of The Various Natural Disasters, But Also Stresses The Management Aspect, Exhaustively Detailing The Necessary Steps That Need To Be Taken To Deal With The Fallout In The Wake Of These Disasters. The Book Also Describes The Advances In Remote Sensing And The State-Of-The-Art Technology Available In India For The Monitoring And Prediction Of These Phenomena. It Also Draws Up A Comprehensive Warning System To Be Implemented, In Order To Minimize The Extensive Losses To Life And Property That Occur Year After Year.

A Dictionary of Disaster Management

This is an essential reference source for students and professionals in this area.

Author: Olivier Rubin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192529169

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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A Dictionary of Disaster Management offers over 200 terms covering different disasters from a social science perspective, brining together insights from many different disciplines including sociology, political science, history, anthropology, and natural science. It also features practical terms, key concepts in disaster research, and important organizations involved in disaster management. Terms include famine, disaster diplomacy, gender intersectionality, and humanitarian principles allowing readers to access definitions on the most important topics within this developing field. Illustrations and web links offer additional context and resources. This work focuses on the practical managerial dimension of disaster management as well as research approaches and methods and covers terms that a student in an intermediate or advanced course on disaster management will need to understand. This is an essential reference source for students and professionals in this area.

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN SOUTH ASIA

Since disaster risk reduction is an area of great concern and there is absolute dearth of literature addressing this issue with regard to South Asia, this volume will be of immense utility and interest to government departments, NGOs, ...

Author: PARDEEP SAHNI

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120322004

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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South Asia represents a region highly prone to natural disasters. Disasters not only disrupt the normal life of the affected communities and the countries but also impede developmental efforts. By and large, the approach of the major stakeholders has been 'reactive' rather than 'proactive'. There is indeed, a dire need for concerted and well-planned efforts to achieve risk reduction through risk identification, and sharing and transfer of information. This edited volume explores how the risk of disasters can be reduced by structural and non-structural measures with detailed, comprehensive and participatory strategies. Twenty-seven contributors, both academicians and practitioners, investigate the challenges that the region faces and how changes can be effected at the community, society, government and non-government levels to foster a culture of preparedness. The overall focus is on risk reduction through prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Some case studies from different settings dealing with various disasters have also been included. Since disaster risk reduction is an area of great concern and there is absolute dearth of literature addressing this issue with regard to South Asia, this volume will be of immense utility and interest to government departments, NGOs, insurance companies, universities, training institutions, professional associates, media, general public, and students pursuing courses in disaster management.

Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport

With the devastating impacts of COVID-19 illustrating the central importance of resilience and proper preparation for crises and disasters, this book is an essential read for all researchers, students, practitioners and policy-makers ...

Author: Richard Shipway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429775482

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

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Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport is the first book to introduce key concepts and best practice in crisis and disaster management in sport and international sports events. The book draws from multiple disciplines to provide insight into the issues and challenges involved in planning for, and managing, crises and disasters in the context of sport. With an initial focus on sports event and venue resilience, the book also explores social, community and individual resilience within sport and examines concepts and issues such as fandom, risk perception, crowd control and management, crisis communication and reputational risk and the growing challenges posed by climate change. The book includes real-world case studies as well as disaster management-related simulation and scenario-building exercises and looks ahead to what might be the most significant threats in future to the safe and sustainable management of sport. With the devastating impacts of COVID-19 illustrating the central importance of resilience and proper preparation for crises and disasters, this book is an essential read for all researchers, students, practitioners and policy-makers working in sport, tourism, entertainment, leisure and critical event studies.

Emergency Medicine Trauma and Disaster Management

The aim of this book is to inform and prepare healthcare professionals for the challenges posed by major incidents, so that they can act effectively in medical teams sent on humanitarian missions or into conflict zones.

Author: Emmanouil Pikoulis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030341169

Category: Disaster medicine

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The number of natural and man-made disasters has risen dramatically over the last decade. Natural disasters, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks represent major incidents, often involving multiple casualties. In such cases, health professionals face multiple challenges because the type of medical care required differs from what is taught and provided in their everyday hospital duties. The aim of this book is to inform and prepare healthcare professionals for the challenges posed by major incidents, so that they can act effectively in medical teams sent on humanitarian missions or into conflict zones. It offers a holistic and horizontal approach covering all stages of the disaster management cycle. The book is divided into 5 sections: section 1: prehospital emergency services; section ii: hospital response; section iii: management of incidents; section iv: after the disaster; and section v: evaluation, ethical issues, education and research. Healthcare providers will find essential information on the special medical considerations in both prehospital and hospital disaster settings, medical management of disaster response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness. The book offers an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach, and was written by prominent researchers and experienced practitioners.

GI for Disaster Management

This book presents ideas to address the challenges facing different components of spatial patterns related to ecological processes, and the published articles extended versions of selected presentations from the Gi4DM Conference in 2019 in ...

Author: Orhan Altan

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039368242

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Each year, disasters such as storms, floods, fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, and epidemics cause thousands of casualties and tremendous damage to property around the world, displacing tens of thousands of people from their homes and destroying their livelihoods. The majority of these casualties and property loss could be prevented if better information were available regarding the onset and course of such disasters. Several remote sensing technologies, such as meteorological and Earth observation satellites, communication satellites, and satellite-based positioning, supported by geoinformation technologies, offer the potential to contribute to improved prediction and monitoring of potential hazards, risk mitigation, and disaster management which, in turn, would lead to sharp reductions in losses to life and property. This book explores most of the scientific issues related to spatially supported disaster management and its integration with geographical information system technologies in different disaster examples and scales. Dealing with disasters over space and time represents a long-lasting theme, now approached by means of innovative techniques and modelling approaches. Several priorities for actions are outlined toward preventing new and reduce existing disaster risks, including understanding disaster risk, strengthening disaster risk governance for management of disaster risk, investing in disaster reduction for resilience, and enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response. This book presents ideas to address the challenges facing different components of spatial patterns related to ecological processes, and the published articles extended versions of selected presentations from the Gi4DM Conference in 2019 in Prague.

Introduction to International Disaster Management

Relief, a term commonly used in international disaster management, is one component of response. See Chapter 6 for more information. 4. Recovery.

Author: Damon P. Coppola

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123821754

Category: Nature

Page: 696

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Disaster management is a vibrant and growing field, driven by government spending in the wake of terrorist attacks and environmental debacles, as well as private-sector hiring of risk managers and emergency planners. An ever-increasing number of practicing professionals needs a reference that can provide a solid foundation in ALL major phases of supervision – mitigation, preparedness, response, communications, and recovery. As climate change leads to further costly catastrophes and as countries around the world continue to struggle with terrorism, the demand for solutions will only grow. This revised edition of Coppola’s revered resource meets said demand head-on with more focused, current, thoughtfully analyzed, and effective approaches to disaster relief. Expanded coverage of global approaches to disaster management with enhanced data and research on disasters around the world, including Cyclone Nargis, the H1N1 pandemic, and the tsunami in American Samoa More material on risk management, mitigation, myths that affect behavior during crises, and post-disaster evaluation of the response Up-to-date information on the role of aid organizations and international financial institutions like the World Bank in disaster response, as well as commentary on the latest research in disaster management and policy studies

Geographic Information Systems GIS for Disaster Management

New in the second edition: a chapter on allied technologies that includes remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), indoor navigation, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); thirteen new technical exercises that supplement theoretical ...

Author: Brian Tomaszewski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351034845

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

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Now in its second edition, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management has been completely updated to take account of new developments in the field. Using a hands-on approach grounded in relevant GIS and disaster management theory and practice, this textbook continues the tradition of the benchmark first edition, providing coverage of GIS fundamentals applied to disaster management. Real-life case studies demonstrate GIS concepts and their applicability to the full disaster management cycle. The learning-by-example approach helps readers see how GIS for disaster management operates at local, state, national, and international scales through government, the private sector, non‐governmental organizations, and volunteer groups. New in the second edition: a chapter on allied technologies that includes remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), indoor navigation, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); thirteen new technical exercises that supplement theoretical and practical chapter discussions and fully reinforce concepts learned; enhanced boxed text and other pedagogical features to give readers even more practical advice; examination of new forms of world‐wide disaster faced by society; discussion of new commercial and open-source GIS technology and techniques such as machine learning and the Internet of Things; new interviews with subject-matter and industry experts on GIS for disaster management in the US and abroad; new career advice on getting a first job in the industry. Learned yet accessible, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management continues to be a valuable teaching tool for undergraduate and graduate instructors in the disaster management and GIS fields, as well as disaster management and humanitarian professionals. Please visit http://gisfordisastermanagement.com to view supplemental material such as slides and hands-on exercise video walkthroughs. This companion website offers valuable hands-on experience applying concepts to practice.

Disaster Management

B. Raghavulu Naidu . Disaster Management in the Indian Economy S . CHANDRASEKHAR In.

Author: B. Raghavulu Naidu

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024963756

Category: Emergency management

Page: 127

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Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives

The effect on people, both employees and users, must never be overlooked; this is the emphasis of the second half of the book.

Author: John Feather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351943901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Disaster planning might not seem a pressing concern - until disaster strikes. Recent events have reminded us that any collection or service may be at risk, and libraries and archives must have prevention and recovery measures in place. Written by academics and practitioners, drawing on firsthand experience and research worldwide, including Australia, Scandinavia and the USA, Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives reviews and explains the importance and scope of disaster management planning, and what can be done before, during and after incidents. The book begins by explaining how to develop a disaster control plan, outlining the different phases from prevention to recovery, and goes on to provide guidance on risk assessment and management methods which should underpin disaster planning. Individual chapters then focus on fire and flooding, bringing together lessons learned from recent disasters in the UK with case study material including information on prevention systems and reaction and recovery measures. A chapter on cooperative projects in the USA follows, providing examples of how collaborative partnerships and networks can be organized so that help, expertise and resources can be shared to facilitate management of disasters. The effect on people, both employees and users, must never be overlooked; this is the emphasis of the second half of the book. Research on the impact of a major library fire in Sweden forms the basis of the next chapter, which explains how the psychological impact of disasters on both staff and the local community can be managed. The following chapter describes the devastating effects on cultural institutions and their staff of war in Croatia in the early 1990s and extraordinary achievements against the odds. Ways of maintaining immediate, temporary service continuity along with planning for long-term restoration of services are exemplified by a case study of the fire at the Central Library of Norwich. Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives offers advice and insight for managers beginning to work on or reviewing disaster management within their organizations. The accounts of actual events highlight the real-life challenges faced and the effectiveness of appropriate solutions, while the guide to information sources at the end of the book signposts readers to a wealth of other useful material.