Disaster Prevention Policies

Disaster Prevention Policies
Author: Patrick Pigeon,Julien Rebotier
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 008101791X
ISBN 13: 9780081017913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Prevention Policies Book Review:

This book addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, focusing on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations The authors use their knowledge of the ever-evolving threats associated with disasters and their prevention to investigate this famous paradox and propose solutions that will help readers understand and reconsider its existence. The authors also discuss conditionings behind this paradox, helping readers understand the existing solutions, also suggesting how to reduce the limitations of DRR policies. Offers a fresh perspective on the assessments currently available on disaster and DRR policies Provides insight based on examples of DRR policies taken from Latin American, Asian, and European cases Focuses on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations

Designing Water Disaster Management Policies

Designing Water Disaster Management Policies
Author: Chennat Gopalakrishnan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 1317396324
ISBN 13: 9781317396321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Water Disaster Management Policies Book Review:

This book represents a landmark effort to probe and analyze the theory and empirics of designing water disaster management policies. It consists of seven chapters that examine, in-depth and comprehensively, issues that are central to crafting effective policies for water disaster management. The author uses historical surveys, institutional analysis, econometric investigations, empirical case studies, and conceptual-theoretical discussions to clarify and illuminate the complex policy process. The specific topics studied in this book include a review and analysis of key policy areas and research priority areas associated with water disaster management, community participation in disaster risk reduction, the economics and politics of ‘Green’ flood control, probabilistic flood forecasting for flood risk management, polycentric governance and flood risk management, drought management with the aid of dynamic inter-generational preferences, and how social resilience can inform SA/SIA for adaptive planning for climate change in vulnerable areas. A unique feature of this book is its analysis of the causes and consequences of water disasters and efforts to address them successfully through policy-rich, cross-disciplinary and transnational papers. This book is designed to help enrich the sparse discourse on water disaster management policies and galvanize water professionals to craft creative solutions to tackle water disasters efficiently, equitably, and sustainably. This book should also be of considerable use to disaster management professionals, in general, and natural resource policy analysts. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Natural Resource Policy Research.

Disaster Mitigation

Disaster Mitigation
Author: Andrew Maskrey
Publsiher: Oxfam Publications
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106009527067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disaster Prevention

Disaster Prevention
Author: Kelman Ilan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 1317423070
ISBN 13: 9781317423072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Prevention Book Review:

Leading editors have curated collections of important Routledge research in ebook form to share recommended paths to understanding cutting-edge topics. In this book Ilan Kelman presents his guide to the must-read research on the subject of Disaster Prevention.

Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions
Author: John Handmer,Stephen Dovers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1849713502
ISBN 13: 9781849713504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions Book Review:

Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of the problems they confront, and the lack of institutional capacity to implement planning and prevention or to manage disasters. This book seeks to overcome this mismatch and to guide development of a more strategic policy and institutional framework. This updated and revised second edition includes new coverage of climate change adaptation, which has rapidly become central to disaster and emergency planning and management. This is an essential handbook for practitioners across the world seeking to improve the quality, robustness and capacity of their disaster management mechanisms.

Towards Disaster Risk Reduction

Towards Disaster Risk Reduction
Author: Jason K. Levy,Chennat Gopalakrishnan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2014-10-29
ISBN 10: 1317850106
ISBN 13: 9781317850106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Disaster Risk Reduction Book Review:

This book constitutes a landmark attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, a policy-focused approach to the many timely and important issues associated with building a culture of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction. This book not only provides key insights into the field of natural hazard and disaster studies but also assesses the causes, perspectives, and consequences of natural disasters, as well as providing a global survey of post-recovery policies. The contributions found herein discuss disaster risk reduction strategies and policies for managing the unexpected and cascading impacts of natural disasters. A particular focus is placed on transboundary catastrophes that cross policy domains, geographic, political, and sectoral boundaries. Since the disaster management and natural resources policy research field draws on a diverse range of paradigms and influences, the book includes case histories, empirical studies, conceptual-theoretical investigations, policy perspectives, institutional analysis, and risk analyses. The role of human culture, disaster psychology and environmental monitoring are examined in depth. Deficiencies and inequalities in local, national, and global disaster response are also discussed. Original strategies for reducing disaster risk are put forward and the prospects for a major change in the direction of global policy on disasters. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research.

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific
Author: Caroline Brassard,David W. Giles,Arnold M. Howitt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2014-11-18
ISBN 10: 4431551573
ISBN 13: 9784431551577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific Book Review:

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.

OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies Boosting Disaster Prevention through Innovative Risk Governance Insights from Austria France and Switzerland

OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies Boosting Disaster Prevention through Innovative Risk Governance Insights from Austria  France and Switzerland
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 9264281371
ISBN 13: 9789264281370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies Boosting Disaster Prevention through Innovative Risk Governance Insights from Austria France and Switzerland Book Review:

In 2014, the OECD took stock of OECD countries' achievements in building resilience to major natural and man-made disasters. Based on its findings, a cross-country comparative study was undertaken in Austria, France and Switzerland; this report presents the findings from individual and comparative

A Safer Future

A Safer Future
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1991-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309045460
ISBN 13: 9780309045469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Safer Future Book Review:

Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally. The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.

Disaster Management in Sub Saharan Africa

Disaster Management in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Roland Azibo Balgah,Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022-04-21
ISBN 10: 1802628177
ISBN 13: 9781802628173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Management in Sub Saharan Africa Book Review:

A combined analysis of all the chapters provides an interesting summary and information for creating disaster management policies for improved results in SSA. With an extensive glossary of terms and index, the book lends itself to specialized academics and students, but also to disaster management policy makers and practitioners.

Tokyo

Tokyo
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:729106379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies

Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies
Author: Alcira Kreimer,Margaret Arnold
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780821347263
ISBN 13: 0821347268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies Book Review:

In 1999 natural catastrophes and man-made disasters claimed more than 105,000 lives, 95 percent of them in the developing world, and caused economic losses of around US$100 billion. In 1998 the twin disasters of the Yangtze and Hurrican Mitch accounted for two-thirds of the US$65 billion loss. The geographical areas affected may vary, but one constant is that the per capita burden of catastrophic losses is dramatically higher in developing countries. To respond to an increased demand to assist disaster rcovery programmes, the World Bank set up the Disaster Management Facility in 1998, to help provide the Bank with a more rapid and strategic response to disaster emergencies. The DMF focuses on risk identification, risk reduction, and risk sharing/transfer, the three major topics in this volume. The DMF also promotes strategic alliances with key private, government, multilateral and nongovernmental organisations to ensure the inclusion of disaster risk reduction as a central value of development. The most important of these partnerships is the ProVention Consortium, launched in February 2000, based on the premise that we must all take responsibility for making the new millennium a safer one.

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries
Author: Dean T. Jamison,Joel G. Breman,Anthony R. Measham,George Alleyne,Mariam Claeson,David B. Evans,Prabhat Jha,Anne Mills,Philip Musgrove
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 1452
Release: 2006-04-02
ISBN 10: 0821361805
ISBN 13: 9780821361801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries Book Review:

Based on careful analysis of burden of disease and the costs ofinterventions, this second edition of 'Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition' highlights achievable priorities; measures progresstoward providing efficient, equitable care; promotes cost-effectiveinterventions to targeted populations; and encourages integrated effortsto optimize health. Nearly 500 experts - scientists, epidemiologists, health economists,academicians, and public health practitioners - from around the worldcontributed to the data sources and methodologies, and identifiedchallenges and priorities, resulting in this integrated, comprehensivereference volume on the state of health in developing countries.

The Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions

The Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions
Author: John W. Handmer,Stephen Dovers
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1849773068
ISBN 13: 9781849773065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions Book Review:

Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of the problems they confront, and the lack of institutional capacity to implement planning and prevention or to manage disasters. This book seeks to overcome this mismatch and to guide development of a policy and institutional framework. For the first time it brings together into a coherent framework the insights of public policy, institutional design and emergency and disaster management.

China s Emergency Management

China   s Emergency Management
Author: Xing Tong,Haibo Zhang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-07-20
ISBN 10: 9811391408
ISBN 13: 9789811391408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Emergency Management Book Review:

In this timely book about the current state of research and practice of emergency management in China, the authors take as their basic premises that we now live in a risk society and that our collective ability to deal with disasters and their aftermath is more important than ever. Set within a multi-disciplinary framework that places risk, disaster and crisis, the three phases of emergency management, on an analytical continuum, and drawing on empirical data obtained through surveys, observations, and interviews, the study not only provides a thorough overview of recent progress in our theoretical understanding of the subject but also offers insights on how scientifically informed policies can improve the way emergency management is done in China.

Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions
Author: John Handmer,Stephen Dovers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-01-09
ISBN 10: 1136271856
ISBN 13: 9781136271854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions Book Review:

Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of the problems they confront, and the lack of institutional capacity to implement planning and prevention or to manage disasters. This book seeks to overcome this mismatch and to guide development of a more strategic policy and institutional framework. This updated and revised second edition includes new coverage of climate change adaptation, which has rapidly become central to disaster and emergency planning and management. This is an essential handbook for practitioners across the world seeking to improve the quality, robustness and capacity of their disaster management mechanisms.

Disaster Mitigation and Prevention Policies for Sustainable Development

Disaster Mitigation and Prevention Policies for Sustainable Development
Author: United Nations. International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:669249599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Successful Response Starts with a Map

Successful Response Starts with a Map
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Mapping Science Committee,Committee on Planning for Catastrophe: A Blueprint for Improving Geospatial Data, Tools, and Infrastructure
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2007-01-19
ISBN 10: 0309103401
ISBN 13: 9780309103404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Response Starts with a Map Book Review:

In the past few years the United States has experienced a series of disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which have severely taxed and in many cases overwhelmed responding agencies. In all aspects of emergency management, geospatial data and tools have the potential to help save lives, limit damage, and reduce the costs of dealing with emergencies. Great strides have been made in the past four decades in the development of geospatial data and tools that describe locations of objects on the Earth's surface and make it possible for anyone with access to the Internet to witness the magnitude of a disaster. However, the effectiveness of any technology is as much about the human systems in which it is embedded as about the technology itself. Successful Response Starts with a Map assesses the status of the use of geospatial data, tools, and infrastructure in disaster management, and recommends ways to increase and improve their use. This book explores emergency planning and response; how geospatial data and tools are currently being used in this field; the current policies that govern their use; various issues related to data accessibility and security; training; and funding. Successful Response Starts with a Map recommends significant investments be made in training of personnel, coordination among agencies, sharing of data and tools, planning and preparedness, and the tools themselves.

Introduction to International Disaster Management

Introduction to International Disaster Management
Author: Damon P. Coppola
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2010-12-31
ISBN 10: 9780123821751
ISBN 13: 0123821754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to International Disaster Management Book Review:

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

Improving Disaster Management

Improving Disaster Management
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Using Information Technology to Enhance Disaster Management
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 0309103967
ISBN 13: 9780309103961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Disaster Management Book Review:

Information technology (IT) has the potential to play a critical role in managing natural and human-made disasters. Damage to communications infrastructure, along with other communications problems exacerbated the difficulties in carrying out response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina. To assist government planning in this area, the Congress, in the E-government Act of 2002, directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to request the NRC to conduct a study on the application of IT to disaster management. This report characterizes disaster management providing a framework for considering the range and nature of information and communication needs; presents a vision of the potential for IT to improve disaster management; provides an analysis of structural, organizational, and other non-technical barriers to the acquisition, adoption, and effective use of IT in disaster; and offers an outline of a research program aimed at strengthening IT-enabled capabilities for disaster management.