The world is becoming increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters. Disaster data in recent years shows an increase in the physical, social, and economic impacts of these tragedies. While a global perspective of disaster management is necessary, it is also important to emphasize local solutions. This volume targets some of the key issues of disaster management on the local level, focusing on innovative research and applications. A reference book for researchers and practitioners, this text explores different types of hazards and disasters and examines the interrelated themes of risk and vulnerability, technology, education, and community.
Table of Contents
Introduction Disaster Management: An Overview Hazards and Disasters Earthquake Risk Management: Problems and Prospects Tsunami Risk Reduction Flood Risk Management Cyclone Risk: Mitigation and Management Drought Risk Management Post-tsunami Hazards along the Indian Coast Risk and Vulnerability Building Codes and Land Use Planning: Challenges of Development and Enforcement Social Vulnerability: Who Draws the Line? Where and Why? Macroeconomic Management and Sustainable Development Environmental Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Risk Reduction: Decision-making in Uncertainty Financial Management of Disaster-related Economic Losses Disaster Reduction Technology Implementation Technology for Disaster Reduction Disaster Management for Infrastructure Geospatial Information in Agricultural Drought Assessment and Monitoring Multimedia Technology in Disaster Risk Management Training Transferable Indigenous Knowledge in Disaster Reduction: The Japanese Experience Education and Community Education in Disaster Risk Reduction Essentials of School Disaster Education: Example from Kobe, Japan Community Capacity and Disaster Resilience Community-based Disaster Recovery Community-based Disaster Management and Social Capital Designing Resilience: Building Community Capacity for Action Crosscutting Issues Disaster, Environment and Development: Opportunities for Integration in Asia-Pacific Region Impact of Disaster on Poverty and Deprivation Climate Change Adaptation and Human Health: Linkages of Climate, Disaster and Health issues in Vietnam Exposure, Health Hazards and Environmental Risk: Study in Chennai, India Hydrometeorological Disasters and Agriculture Forest Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Rural Livelihood and Disaster Risk Reduction: A Case Study from Central Vietnam Essentials of Urban Disaster Risk Reduction Institutional Capacity in Disaster Management: The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Corporate Sector and Disaster Risk Reduction: A Community-focussed Approach Essentials of Predisaster Recovery Planning The African Experiences of Disaster Risk Reduction Postscript Disaster Management: The Way Ahead Index
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Department of Applied Geology, University of Madras, Chennai, India