Case Studies In Disaster Mitigation by Tanveer Islam

Case Studies In Disaster Mitigation

byTanveer Islam

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Case Studies in Disaster Mitigation presents cases illustrating efforts to reduce the human and material losses associated with disasters. It demonstrates that mitigation is an ongoing phase in which communities continually pursue long-term hazard resistance and reduction. Cases in this volume will illustrate the importance of risk assessment in the development of mitigation strategies through activities such as hazard mapping and multi-hazard mitigation planning. Cases will also illustrate approaches to reduction risk through structural and non-structural means, giving consideration to benefits or limitations of these strategies in different contexts. The contributions of different mitigation activities to disaster risk reduction efforts will be examined and discussed with reference to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Presents in-depth cases studies in disaster mitigation, one of the phases of disaster management Unites practice and research from multiple disciplines to highlight the complexity of disasters mitigation, including environmental and earth sciences, engineering, public health, geography, sociology, and anthropology Examines policy and ethical dilemmas faced by decision makers in disaster situations

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Tanveer Islam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University, where he teaches hazard mitigation, community resilience and GIS courses. He received a PhD in land use planning from Texas Tech University and did postdoctoral research at Texas A&M marine branch in Galveston and at the ...
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Title:Case Studies In Disaster MitigationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128095288

ISBN - 13:9780128095287

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Table of Contents

I. Series Introduction, Series Editors Jean Slick and Jane Kushma

II. Disaster Mitigation, Tanveer Islam, PhD

III. Thematic Organization of Cases 2-4 groupings of cases

IV. Volume Conclusion, Tanveer Islam, PhD

Examples of topics to be covered in this volume:

" Disaster Risk Reduction implementation

" Flood mitigation

" Hurricane

Mitigating against the impacts of climate change-aggravated extreme weather events