Hazard Mitigation In Emergency Management

Hardcover | September 3, 2015

byTanveer Islam, Jeffrey RyanEditorTanveer Islam

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Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process. Authors Islam and Ryan review the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation, as well as risk assessment processes and strategies, and tools and techniques that can prevent, or lessen, the impact of disasters. The book specifically addresses hazards posed by human activity, including cyber threats and nuclear accidents, as well as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. Readers will learn about the framework for the mitigation process, hazard identification, risk assessment, and the tools and techniques available for mitigation. Coverage includes both GIS and HAZUS, with tutorials on these technologies, as well as case studies of best practices in the United States and around the world. The text is ideal for students, instructors, and practitioners interested in reducing, or eliminating, the effects of disasters. Takes an all-hazards approach, covering terror attacks and accidents, as well as natural disasters Reviews the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation Provides a step-by-step process for creating a Hazard Mitigation Plan HMP Addresses the needs of local, state, and federal emergency management agencies and of the private sector, including IT mitigation

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Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process. Authors Islam and Ryan review the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal framewo...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:458 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 3, 2015Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0124201342

ISBN - 13:9780124201347

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Table of Contents

Foreword

PART 1: MITIGATION FRAMEWORK Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Mitigation Rules and Regulations Chapter 3 The Role of Governments in Hazard Mitigation Chapter 4 Mitigation in Private Sector

PART 2: RISK ASSESSMENTS Chapter 5 Hazard Identification - Natural Hazards

Chapter 6 Hazard Identification - Man-made Hazards Chapter 7 Vulnerability Assessment and Impact Analysis Chapter 8 Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)

PART 3: MITIGATION STRATEGIES, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES Chapter 9 Mitigation Strategies for Natural Hazards Chapter 10 Mitigation Strategies for Man-made Hazards Chapter 11 Mitigation Tools Chapter 12 Mitigation Best Practices and Resources

Epilogue Tying it All Together