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Natural Hazards Management in Asia
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Natural Hazards Management in Asia

  • Indrajit Pal - Assistant Professor, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Tuhin Ghosh - Associate Professor, School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, India

© 2018 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

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.

 
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
Key features

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.

 

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ISBN: 9789386602183
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