Case Studies in Disaster Mitigation and Prevention

Case Studies in Disaster Mitigation and Prevention
Author: Himanshu Grover,Tanveer Islam
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128095393
ISBN 13: 9780128095393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case Studies in Disaster Mitigation and Prevention: A Volume in the Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series presents cases illustrating efforts to reduce human and material losses associated with disasters. This volume demonstrates that mitigation is an ongoing phase in which communities continually pursue long-term hazard resistance and reduction. Cases illustrate the importance of risk assessment in the development of mitigation strategies through hazard mapping and multi-hazard mitigation planning. Cases 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 are examined using 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 disaster 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

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management
Author: Nicolas A. Valcik,Paul E. Tracy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN 10: 1315459353
ISBN 13: 9781315459356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Designed to enable practitioners and students to evaluate a variety of real-life emergencies from every angle, this new edition of Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management provides clear, thorough, step-by-step descriptions of more than 50 major disasters or emergencies. Arranged chronologically, the case studies involve incidents from around the globe, with topics including natural disasters, industrial accidents, epidemics, and terrorist attacks. A series of questions throughout each case study encourages the reader to think critically about the problem at hand, to select a course of action, and to then see the results of the decisions that were made. This hands-on approach invites practitioners and students to apply learned theoretical emergency management techniques in a safe test environment. Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management, 2e provides readers with the most modern and current case studies in disaster response and emergency management and can be used in group project settings, as individual homework assignments in training courses for first responders, law enforcement, and government employees, or to complement existing emergency management textbooks in Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Affairs programs.

International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters

International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters
Author: Babu George,Qamar-ud-Din Mahar
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN 10: 1839821884
ISBN 13: 9781839821882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Showcasing internationally sourced case studies on disaster management, International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters presents a diverse range of case studies on how disasters, both natural and manmade, are being managed globally.

Case Studies in Disaster Recovery

Case Studies in Disaster Recovery
Author: Jane Kushma
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-05
ISBN 10: 9780128095744
ISBN 13: 0128095741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case Studies in Disaster Recovery, the latest release in the Adaptation and Innovation in Emergency and Disaster Management series, explores recovery from a number of perspectives: household, community and nation. Chapters cover the concept of social vulnerability to explain/predict recovery outcomes, consider broader themes of sustainability, assess community vulnerability and capacity, and explore the challenges associated with long-term recovery and disaster case management. Cases explored illustrate the ways in which communities and governments used the window of opportunity after a disaster to make changes that reduce future risk and vulnerability. Included cases illustrate the diversity of change realized in communities following disasters. Presents in-depth cases studies in disaster recovery - a phase 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

Integrating Disaster Science and Management

Integrating Disaster Science and Management
Author: Pijush Samui,Dookie Kim,Chandan Ghosh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 0128120576
ISBN 13: 9780128120576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Integrated Disaster Science and Management: Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery bridges the gap between scientific research on natural disasters and the practice of disaster management. It examines natural hazards, including earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, and uses integrated disaster management techniques, quantitative methods and big data analytics to create early warning models to mitigate impacts of these hazards and reduce the risk of disaster. It also looks at mitigation as part of the recovery process after a disaster, as in the case of the Nepal earthquake. Edited by global experts in disaster management and engineering, the book offers case studies that focus on the critical phases of disaster management. Identifies advanced techniques and models based on natural disaster science for forecasting disasters and analyzing risk Offers a holistic approach to the problem of disaster management, including preparation, recovery, and resilience Includes coverage of social, economic, and environmental impacts on disasters

Natural Disaster Hotspots Case Studies

Natural Disaster Hotspots Case Studies
Author: Margaret Arnold
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0821363336
ISBN 13: 9780821363331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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These case studies complement the earlier groundbreaking work of Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis published in April 2005. Three case studies address specific hazards: landslides, storm surges and drought. An additional, three case studies address regional multi-hazard situations in Sri Lanka, the Tana River basin in Kenya, and the city of Caracas, Venezuela.

Disaster risk reduction in school curricula case studies from thirty countries

Disaster risk reduction in school curricula  case studies from thirty countries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9230010871
ISBN 13: 9789230010874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Holistic Case Study Approach to Applying Satellite Remote Sensing to Disaster Management

A Holistic Case Study Approach to Applying Satellite Remote Sensing to Disaster Management
Author: Kazuya Kaku
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2021-09-13
ISBN 10: 152757458X
ISBN 13: 9781527574588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book brings together a number of holistic case-studies focusing on the application of satellite remote sensing to disaster management. It highlights the human factors behind such application, and explores the various fields in which it can be used.

Case Studies in Disaster Preparedness

Case Studies in Disaster Preparedness
Author: Joanne McGlown
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780128095270
ISBN 13: 012809527X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case Studies in Disaster Preparedness presents international cases on planning, training, exercise and evaluation, and public information and education when disaster is imminent. Key findings about preparedness from the disaster literature demonstrate how emergency managers can apply these findings. The volume also emphasizes the importance of social engagement and addresses cross-cultural issues and its implications for preparedness in an international context (e.g., for humanitarian aid agencies) and illustrates how different sectoral needs (e.g., health care, education, private sector) become a motive for adopting innovation and adaptation as a strategy for preparing for disasters. Presents in-depth cases studies in disaster preparedness, one of the phases of disaster management Unites practice and research from multiple disciplines to highlight the complexity of disasters preparedness, including environmental and earth sciences, engineering, public health, geography, sociology, and anthropology, and humanitarian aid Examines policy and ethical dilemmas faced by decision makers in disaster situations

Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management

Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management
Author: Claire Connolly Knox,Brittany "Brie" Haupt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN 10: 1000038971
ISBN 13: 9781000038972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disasters are complex and dynamic events that test emergency and crisis professionals and leaders – even the most ethical ones. Within all phases of emergency management, disasters highlight social vulnerabilities that require culturally competent practices. The lack of culturally respectable responses to diverse populations underscores the critical need for cultural competency education and training in higher education and practice. Using a case study approach that is both adaptable and practical, this textbook is an accessible and essential guide on what makes teaching effective in emergency and crisis management. Key Features An in-depth understanding of cultural competence makes it well suited for teaching effectively in emergency preparedness Expert guidance from leading authorities ensures a fresh perspective in various aspects of emergency and crisis management National and international emergency and crisis management case studies containing ground rules, a scenario, roles/actors, guiding questions, facilitator questions, and resources Pedagogy and andragogy theories that drive design and implementation Pre- and post-tests for each case study allow faculty and trainers to empirically measure the participants’ learning outcomes Short case study structure can be easily implemented in a course as a group discussion, group assignment, or individual assignment With unparalleled resources to reach every participant and facilitator, Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management offers educators a roadmap for successfully engaging participants in various aspects of cultural competency knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Case Studies in Disaster Response

Case Studies in Disaster Response
Author: Steven J. Jensen,David Johnston
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780128095263
ISBN 13: 0128095261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case Studies in Disaster Response focuses on the key functions to be performed in the emergency response to a disaster, how these functions are coordinated, and the typical challenges and issues that emerge. Cases address both hazard- and response-generated needs. Also explored are the needs generated by emergent threats (e.g., Ebola crisis), emergent technologies (e.g., social media), and emergent groups (e.g., social innovation teams) that set the stage for innovation and adaption. Presents in-depth cases studies in disaster response, one of the phases of disaster management Unites practice and research from multiple disciplines to highlight the complexity of disasters preparedness, including environmental and earth sciences, engineering, public health, geography, sociology, and anthropology, and humanitarian aid Examines policy and ethical dilemmas faced by decision makers in disaster situations

Planning for Community based Disaster Resilience Worldwide

Planning for Community based Disaster Resilience Worldwide
Author: Adenrele Awotona
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 1317080149
ISBN 13: 9781317080145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery for vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource that discusses, in considerable depth, the multifaceted matrix of natural and human-made disasters. It examines their bearing on the loss of human and productive capital; the conduct of national policies and the setting of national development priorities; and on the nature of international aid and bilateral assistance strategies and programs of donor countries. In order to ensure the efficacy and appropriateness of their support for disaster survivors, international agencies, humanitarian and disaster relief organizations, scholars, non-governmental organizations, and members of the global emergency management community need to have insight into best practices and lessons learned from various disasters across national and cultural boundaries. The evidence obtained from the numerous case studies in this volume serves to build a worldwide community that is better informed about the cultural and traditional contexts of such disasters and better enabled to prepare for, respond to, and finally rebuild sustainable communities after disasters in different environments. The main themes of the case studies include: • the need for community planning and emergency management to unite in order to achieve the mutual aim of creating a sustainable disaster-resilient community, coupled with the necessity to enact and implement appropriate laws, policies, and development regulations for disaster risk reduction; • the need to develop a clear set of urban planning and urban design principles for improving the built environment’s capacities for disaster risk management through the integration of disaster risk reduction education into the curricula of colleges and universities; • the need to engage the whole community to build inclusive governance structures as prerequisites for addressing climate change vulnerability and fostering resilience and sustainability. Furthermore, the case studies explore the need to link the existence and value of scientific knowledge accumulated in various countries with decision-making in disaster risk management; and the relevance and transferability from one cultural context to another of the lessons learned in building institutional frameworks for whole community partnerships.

Power Choice and Vulnerability

Power  Choice and Vulnerability
Author: Peter Winchester
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN 10: 1134252862
ISBN 13: 9781134252862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural disasters make dramatic reading. Every year, some area of the world is devastated by a disaster, with enormous consequent loss of life and disruption to livelihoods. What can be done to alleviate this? Why are such disasters so lethal? Why do people expose themselves to such hazards? Do mitigation programmes help? What effect does aid really have on the areas that receive it? By examining one particular cyclone-prone area of Southern India in great detail over a 10-year period Peter Winchester has come up with some perceptive answers to the questions. In particular, he formulates a set of five 'golden rules' for disaster management. The book will provide valuable and thought-provoking reading for anyone involved with disaster management, and will be essential for all those whose work involves aid or development in disaster-prone areas.

Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Planners

Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Planners
Author: Miguel Esteban,Hiroshi Takagi,Tomoya Shibayama
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2015-07-29
ISBN 10: 0128012706
ISBN 13: 9780128012703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The world’s population is expected to increase to over 8 billion by 2020. About 60% of the total population of the world lives in coastal areas and 65% of the cities with a population of over 2.5 million are located in coastal areas. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of engineering and risk management, The Handbook of Coastal Disasters Mitigation presents a coherent overview of 10 years of coastal disaster risk management and engineering, during which some of the most relevant events of recent time have taken place, including the Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricanes Katrina and Sandy in the United States or the 2011 Japanese tsunami. International case studies offer practical lessons on how disaster resilience can be improved in the future Contains tools and techniques for analyzing and managing the risk of coastal disasters Provides engineering measures for mitigating coastal vulnerability to tsunamis, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes Includes crucial tactics for rehabilitation and reconstruction of the infrastructure

Disaster Mitigation

Disaster Mitigation
Author: Andrew Maskrey
Publsiher: Oxfam Publications
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106009527067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Facing Hazards and Disasters

Facing Hazards and Disasters
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2006-09-10
ISBN 10: 0309101786
ISBN 13: 9780309101783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social science research conducted since the late 1970s has contributed greatly to society's ability to mitigate and adapt to natural, technological, and willful disasters. However, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and other recent events, hazards and disaster research and its application could be improved greatly. In particular, more studies should be pursued that compare how the characteristics of different types of events-including predictability, forewarning, magnitude, and duration of impact-affect societal vulnerability and response. This book includes more than thirty recommendations for the hazards and disaster community.

Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience
Author: A. Nuno Martins,Gonzalo Lizarralde,Temitope Egbelakin,Liliane Hobeica,Jose Manuel Mendes,Adib Hobeica
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN 10: 0128187352
ISBN 13: 9780128187357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disaster prevention and the mitigation of climate change effects call for global action. Joint efforts are required among countries, economic sectors, and public and private stakeholders. Not surprisingly, international organizations, such as the United Nations agencies, propose policy frameworks aimed at worldwide influence. The 2015–2030 Sendai Framework seeks to create consensus about the need to act for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation. A key goal is to promote investments in risk reduction and resilience. But how useful is this policy framework? What does it say, and what does it overlook? How can it be implemented among vulnerable communities, in historic sites, and in other sensitive locations affected by disasters? In this book, prominent scholars and practitioners examine the successes and failures of the Sendai Framework. Their case studies show that, despite its good intentions, the Framework achieves very little. The main reason is that, while avoiding a political engagement, it fails to deal with disasters’ root causes and guide the difficult path of effective implementation.The authors bring a fresh look to international policy and design practices, highlighting cross-disciplinary research avenues, and ideas and methods for low-income communities, cities and heritage sites in Portugal, Haiti, the United States, the Philippines, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, among other countries.Global action requires collaboration between heterogeneous stakeholders, but also the recognition of inequalities, power imbalances, and social and environmental injustices. Analyzes outcomes and drawbacks of implementing the third priority of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Presents real-life attempts to increase risk resilience and climate-change adaptation, both before and after disasters Addresses design as a means to build resilience in community and heritage interventions Calls for embracing the complexities and dynamic character of DRR and climate-change knowledge, investment, and communication

Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response Recovery and Adaptation

Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response  Recovery  and Adaptation
Author: Eric C Jones,A.J. Faas
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN 10: 012805283X
ISBN 13: 9780128052839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation covers systematic social network analysis and how people and institutions function in disasters, after disasters, and the ways they adapt to hazard settings. As hazards become disasters, the opportunities and constraints for maintaining a safe and secure life and livelihood become too strained for many people. Anecdotally, and through many case studies, we know that social interactions exacerbate or mitigate those strains, necessitating a concerted, intellectual effort to understand the variation in how ties within, and outside, communities respond and are affected by hazards and disasters. Examines the role of societal relationships in a disaster context, incorporating theory and case studies by experts in the field Integrates research in the areas of social network analysis and inter-organizational networks Presents a range of studies from around the world, employing different approaches to network analysis in disaster contexts

Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management
Author: Tanveer Islam,Jeffrey Ryan
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2015-08-08
ISBN 10: 0128004355
ISBN 13: 9780128004357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Disaster Management

Disaster Management
Author: D.B.N. Murthy
Publsiher: Deep and Deep Publications
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788176299060
ISBN 13: 8176299065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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