Natural Hazards and Disaster Management : Vulnerability and Mitigation

By: R B Singh

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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.Printed Pages: 364.

Title: Natural Hazards and Disaster Management : Vulnerability and Mitigation

Author Name: R B Singh

Categories: India, Environment,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2006

ISBN: 8131600335

ISBN 13: 9788131600337

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701846

Keywords: Natural Hazards and Disaster Management : Vulnerability and Mitigation R B Singh