"Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management" by Christian N Madu, Chu-Hua Kuei

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"Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management" by Christian N Madu, Chu-Hua Kuei

"Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management" by Christian N Madu, Chu-Hua Kuei
WSPub | 2017 | ISBN: 9813207965 9813207949 9789813207943 9789813207967 | 933 pages | PDF | 17 MB

This book is to investigate ways to prepare and effectively manage these disasters and possibly reduce their impacts. The focus is on mitigation strategies and policies that will help to reduce the impacts of natural disasters. The book takes an in-depth look at climate change and its association to socio-economic development and cultures especially in vulnerable communities; and investigates how communities can develop resilience to disasters.

Climate change is increasingly of great concern to the world community. The earth has witnessed the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere, changes in biodiversity, and more occurrences of natural disasters. Recently, scientists have begun to shift their emphasis away from curbing carbon dioxide emission to adapting to carbon dioxide emission. The increase in natural disasters around the world is unprecedented in earth's history and these disasters are often associated to climate changes. Many nations along the coastal lines are threatened by massive floods and tsunamis. Earthquakes are increasing in intensity and erosion and droughts are problems in many parts of the developing countries.

Readership: Graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the field of disaster management, environmentalists, federal emergency management agencies, disaster risk managers.

1 - Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
2 - Reducing Economic Vulnerability to Climate Risk through Community Resilience
3 - A New Framework to Build Resilience to Disasters
4 - The System for Crisis Management in Sweden: Collaborative, Conformist, Contradictory
5 - Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Assessment: Conceptualizing a Systematic Capacity (Assessment) Framework for Japan
6 - Using Systems Thinking to Achieve Sustainability and Disaster Resilience
7 - Addressing Risks in the Reconstruction and Development of Fragile States: Lessons from Aceh, Haiti, and South Sudan
8 - Critical Infrastructure Protection and Uncertainty Analysis
9 - Gender Perspectives in Response and Recovery
10 - Natural Disasters and Supply Chain Disruption Management
11 - Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities
12 - Measuring the Immeasurable: Towards an Integrated Evaluation Framework of Climate Change Adaptation Projects
13 - Risk Management of Landslides and Flooding — Recommendations and Step Wise Process
14 - Multi-Risk Assessment and Governance
15 - Complex Systems Thinking in Preparation for Unexpected Risks: Building General Resilience in South Australia
16 - Modeling Disaster Resilience
17 - Multi-scale Seismic Hazard in the Context of the Reduction of Earthquake Disaster Risk: A Case Study on the Earthquake Forecast Practice in China
18 - Evaluating the Performance of Disaster Risk Management Systems — Is It Possible?
19 - Priority Assessment of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA): A Case Study of Nigeria
20 - Hyogo Framework for Action: An Analysis Ten Years Later and a Prospective for Future Decades
21 - Natural Disaster Management in Italy
22 - Decision Making for Responding to Drought — Ensuring they are Driven by Objective Assessments of Drought
23 - Exploring the Inadequacy of Pertinent Capacities for Urban Flood Risk Management in the Developing Countries
24 - Disaster Risk Reduction Policy and Management in Zimbabwe
25 - Community Disaster Management Plans
26 - Review of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Malawi
27 - Disasters in Thailand
28 - Models for Holistic Recovery
29 - The Role of Women in Disaster Resilience
30 - Emergency Planning and Disaster Recovery in Hospitality Industry
31 - Humanitarian Logistics
32 - Social Marketing and Disaster Preparedness
33 - Disaster Recovery and Sustainable Community Development
34 - Healthcare Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
35 - Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: Are Lessons from Past Disasters Actionable?
36 - Evolving Disaster Relief Supply Chain Quality Management (DRSCQM) into Nigeria's Emergency Operations
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