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Disaster Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Disaster Management

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-11-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital lessons to practitioners from scholarship on natural hazards, disaster risk management and reduction and developments studies, opening up new insights in accessible language with practical applications. It also offers to academics the insights of the enormous experience practitioners have accumulated, highlighting gaps in research and challenging assumptions and theories against the reality of experie...

Disaster Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 152

Disaster Management

This Book Contains Seven Chapters, Each Dealing With One Major Natural Disaster Encountered In Our Country. Each Of The Authors Is An Expert In That Particular Field. The Outstanding Contribution Of This Book Is That It Not Only Deals With The Forecasting And Description Of The Various Natural Disasters, But Also Stresses The Management Aspect, Exhaustively Detailing The Necessary Steps That Need To Be Taken To Deal With The Fallout In The Wake Of These Disasters. The Book Also Describes The Advances In Remote Sensing And The State-Of-The-Art Technology Available In India For The Monitoring And Prediction Of These Phenomena. It Also Draws Up A Comprehensive Warning System To Be Implemented, In Order To Minimize The Extensive Losses To Life And Property That Occur Year After Year.

Disaster Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 301

Disaster Management

Overall this book expands on the problematic nature of disaster management.It has done so by stressing how the basic conceptual basis of disaster management,preparedness,has little scientific grounding and is plagued by conflicting interpretations,all of which suit organisational demands rather than the potential victims needs.Further it reviews related to hazard vulnerbility,disaster event characteristcs and pre-impact emergency management interventions as determinants of disaster impacts.It illustrates global patterns in disaster risk and development and introduces the concept of sustainable development as vision for creating disaster-resilient places.Further it outlines a vision for IT-enhanced disaster management in terms of six areas of IT-based capabilities with existing IT use in disaster management and to highlight how to progress would have tangible positive impacts.

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 203

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-11-18
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  • Publisher: Springer

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to a variety of natural and manmade hazards. This edited book productively brings together scholars and senior public officials having direct experience in dealing with or researching on recent major natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific. The chapters focus on disaster preparedness and management, including pre-event planning and mitigation, crisis leadership and emergency response, and disaster recovery. Specific events discussed in this book include a broad spectrum of disasters such as tropical storms and typhoons in the Philippines; earthquakes in China; tsunamis in Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives; and bushfires in Australia. The book aims to generate discussions about improved risk reduction strategies throughout the region. It seeks to provide a comparative perspective across countries to draw lessons from three perspectives: public policy, humanitarian systems, and community engagement.

Disaster Management and Preparedness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Disaster Management and Preparedness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-11-22
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Detailing methods for preparing organizations for disasters, this book discusses not only tried and true tactics, but also areas often overlooked during the reactive and post-disaster phases. The authors address special considerations important in planning for disaster management, from chemical spills, floods, aircraft crashes, and terrorist attacks to catastrophic events. They cover all aspects of disaster preparedness from assessing the risk prior to a disaster to the legal ramifications following one. The book includes how-tos for dealing with the media and protecting an organization’s assets and furnishes OSHA and FEMA regulations, charts, and sample programs and audits. Disaster Manag...

Disaster Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 182

Disaster Management

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Crisis and Disaster Management for Tourism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Crisis and Disaster Management for Tourism

This research book provides a strategic approach to understanding the nature of tourism crises and disasters highlighting the need for integrated crisis and disaster planning, response and long term recovery strategies. It will be essential reading for tourism academics and students as well as tourism managers and government officials involved in tourism management and marketing.

Disaster Management
  • Language: en

Disaster Management

A book on Disaster Management

Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Natural Hazards and Disaster Management

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006
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  • Publisher: Unknown

"Disaster management is a multidisciplinary area, covering a wide range of issues such as monitoring, forecasting, evacuation, search and rescue, relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation. It also requires multi-sectoral governance as scientists, planners, volunteers and communities all have important roles to play. These roles and activities span the pre-, during and post-disaster phases. Besides, shift of emphasis from disaster response to risk reduction has opened up areas of exploratory research in the subject. Vulnerability refers to the susceptibility of a community to a hazard. Vulnerability analysis seeks to predict disasters by ensuring timely preparedness on the part of people and ...

Disaster Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 330

Disaster Management

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-10-28
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  • Publisher: Routledge

There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital lessons to practitioners from scholarship on natural hazards, disaster risk management and reduction and developments studies, opening up new insights in accessible language with practical applications. It also offers to academics the insights of the enormous experience practitioners have accumulated, highlighting gaps in research and challenging assumptions and theories against the reality of experie...