Natural Hazards Management in Asia

Natural Hazards Management in Asia

By: Tuhin Ghosh (author), Indrajit Pal (author)Hardback

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Natural disasters are more common now than they have been ever before. Globally, climates are changing and natural hazards are becoming routine. This book is a study of natural hazards and how they turn into disasters-with a focus on Asian countries. It takes a holistic view of the subject and discusses different concepts of disaster management to understand both theory as well as practice. The book also explains best practices and the most effective tools for alleviating the consequences of such disasters. This study provides insight into the impact of natural disasters on human life, infrastructure, and economy and analyzes mitigation strategies with reference to numerous case studies. It also outlines the policies and laws that govern disaster management in India and abroad.

About Author

Indrajit Pal is Assistant Professor in Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Formerly, he was a Faculty Member at the Centre for Disaster Management in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. Dr Pal holds a PhD in seismotectonic and earthquake hazard assessment, and has several years of experience on teaching, research and consulting, focusing on disaster risk governance, risk management, hazard assessment, climate change adaptation, etc. He has published several books and has written articles for peer reviewed international journals. Dr Pal has been recognized as an IRDR Young Scientist by the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, Beijing. Tuhin Ghosh is a Faculty Member in the School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, India. His research interests are coastal geomorphology, disaster management, climate change impacts, adaptation strategies, and human migration. He has several publications and books to his credit. He has collaborated in a project on the sustainability of deltaic systems funded by the Belmont Forum. Dr Ghosh is the Indian lead in an international project called DECCMA, a research on the impacts of climate change on deltas in Africa and Asia, and is working on the Ganges delta and Mahanadi delta in India.

Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Natural Hazards Classification Risk Vulnerability Mitigation Modern Technology in Disaster Management Overview of Disaster Management Mechanism in Asian Countries Response, Relief, Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Resilience Natural Disaster Risk Governance Tools and Techniques in Disaster Management Glossary Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789386602183
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9789386602183
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 9386602180

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