Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation by M.K. JhaNatural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation by M.K. Jha

Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation

EditorM.K. Jha

Hardcover | December 11, 2009

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The major challenges of the 21st century faced by human beings are how to achieve water security, food security, energy security and environmental security. Owing to enhanced natural/anthropogenic disasters worldwide, these challenges become much more complicated and daunting especially for developing countries. Therefore, it is important to highlight the risk of different disasters as well as the modern tools and techniques for minimizing disaster incidence and losses. Disaster management being highly multidisciplinary in nature, a comprehensive book dealing with different aspects of disaster management, and encompassing important disasters faced by humankind is presently not available. This book is an attempt to fulfill this gap. It provides clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about different facets of disaster management along with salient case studies. The book highlights the current status of disaster management focusing on developing nations, discusses vital issues such as climate change and sustainable development, modern approaches and tools/techniques, and the challenges of and future R&D needs for sustainable disaster management.
Title:Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Vulnerability, Preparedness and MitigationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:710 pagesPublished:December 11, 2009Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048124972

ISBN - 13:9789048124978

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Table of Contents

1. Natural and anthropogenic disasters: An overview2. Earthquakes in India: Hazards, Genesis and Mitigation Measures3. Impact of 2004 Tsunami on Housing, Sanitation and Water Supply as Wastes Management: The Cases of the Ampara District in Sri Lanka4. Impact of December 2004 Tsunami on India Coasts and Mitigation Measures5. Tsunami Impacts and Rehabilitation of Groundwater Supply: Lessons Learned from Eastern Sri Lanka6. Tsunami Early Warning System: An Indian Ocean Perspective7. Flood Hazards in India and Management Strategies8. Modeling for Flood Control and Management9. Real-time Flood Forecasting by a Hydrometric Data-Based Technique10. Drought Hazards and Mitigation Measures11. Indicators for Assessing Drought Hazard in Arid Regions of India12. Tropical Cyclones: Trends, Forecasting and Mitigation13. Temperature Extremes over India and their Relationships with El Nino-Southern Oscillation14. Monitoring Physiographic Rainfall Variation for Sustainable Management of Water Bodies in India15. Emerging Tools and Techniques for Mine Safety and Disaster Management16. Management of Forest Fire Disaster: Perspectives from Swaziland17. Climate Change and Water Resources in India: Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies18. Global Climate Change vis-a-vis Crop Productivity19. Adapting Smallholder Dairy Production System to Climate Change20. Climate Change-Proof Disaster Risk Reduction: Prospects and Challenges21. Potential of Geospatial Technologies for Mitigating Land and Water Related Disasters22. Decision Support System: Concept and Potential for Integrated Water Resources Management23. Sustainable Forest Management: Key to Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation24. Participatory Information Management for Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction25. Cyclone Emergency Preparedness in DAE Coastal Installations, India26. Sustainable Management of Disasters: Challenges and ProspectsIndex