Introduction to International Disaster Management

Other | December 31, 2010

byDamon P. Coppola, Damon P. Coppola

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Disaster management is a vibrant and growing field, driven by government spending in the wake of terrorist attacks and environmental debacles, as well as private-sector hiring of risk managers and emergency planners. An ever-increasing number of practicing professionals needs a reference that can provide a solid foundation in ALL major phases of supervision - mitigation, preparedness, response, communications, and recovery. As climate change leads to further costly catastrophes and as countries around the world continue to struggle with terrorism, the demand for solutions will only grow. This revised edition of Coppola's revered resource meets said demand head-on with more focused, current, thoughtfully analyzed, and effective approaches to disaster relief.

  • Expanded coverage of global approaches to disaster management with enhanced data and research on disasters around the world, including Cyclone Nargis, the H1N1 pandemic, and the tsunami in American Samoa
  • More material on risk management, mitigation, myths that affect behavior during crises, and post-disaster evaluation of the response
  • Up-to-date information on the role of aid organizations and international financial institutions like the World Bank in disaster response, as well as commentary on the latest research in disaster management and policy studies

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Disaster management is a vibrant and growing field, driven by government spending in the wake of terrorist attacks and environmental debacles, as well as private-sector hiring of risk managers and emergency planners. An ever-increasing number of practicing professionals needs a reference that can provide a solid foundation in ALL major...

Damon P. Coppola is a Partner with Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm. He has extensive experience in disaster preparedness and planning through his work with the World Bank Group; The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; the US Army Corps of Engineers; and the Federal Emergency Management Age...

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Format:OtherDimensions:696 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2010Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0123821754

ISBN - 13:9780123821751

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Management of Disasters

Chapter 2: Hazards

Chapter 3: Risk and Vulnerability

Chapter 4: Mitigation

Chapter 5: Preparedness

Chapter 6: Response

Chapter 7: Recovery

Chapter 8: Participants - Governmental Disaster Management Agencies

Chapter 9: Participants - Nongovernmental Organizations

Chapter 10: Participants - Multilateral Organizations and the International Financial Institutions

Chapter 11: Special Considerations