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Disaster Management and Risk Reduction: Role of Environmental Knowledge
Editor(s): Anil K. Gupta, Sreeja S. Nair, Florian Bemmerlein-Lux, Sandhya Chatterji

ISBN:    978-81-8487-251-4 
E-ISBN:   E 978-81-8487-460-0
Publication Year:   2013
Pages:   316
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   810

About the book

DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND RISK REDUCTION is a fast growing academic discipline of environmental sciences to meet the evident deficit of scientific and professional human resource on disaster management education and its practices. The Book provides case studies in the context of hydro-meteorological disasters forewarning, industrial disaster, coastal protection; context of rural, urban development and agro-systems, hotspot analysis, vulnerability mapping, land-use planning, geo-ICT tools, environmental concerns in emergency relief, critical infrastructure, legal systems and ecosystem approach to disaster reduction and includes case studies on integration of climate-change adaptation with disaster management under the umbrella of regional environmental actions are added advantage. The book aims to help the practitioners and scholars of disaster management across the range of studies, research and ground implementations related with ecology, natural resources, agriculture, geography, health and engineering.

Table of Contents

Foreword / Preface / Acknowledgements / List of Figures / List of Tables / List of Contributors / Introduction and Overview / Environment Statistics and Decision Support Systems / Spatial Planning for Disaster Risk Management / Legal and Policy Framework / Natural Resources Management for Disaster Risk Reduction / Subject Index / About the Editors.


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