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Drought Risk Management in South and South-East Asia
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Drought Risk Management in South and South-East Asia

Edited by:
  • Indrajit Pal - Faculty and Chair in the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Mihir Bhatt - Director, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI), India


July 2020 | 394 pages | SAGE India

The geo-climatic conditions of South and South-East Asian countries are diverse and vulnerable to multiple natural hazards such as drought. Drought evolves over months or even years, affects a large spatial extent and causes enormous damages. Drought Risk Management in South and South-East Asia is a comprehensive reference on overall perspectives and scenarios on drought risk mitigation and management, based on researches and case studies from South and South-East Asian countries. Drought management is a complex area of work that requires active and continuous participation of the national, provincial and local governments, multiple ministries, and divisions. This book demonstrates the best practices of socio-economic and technological interventions to enhance drought risk management, which will help to develop plans and policies, and their implementation to reduce the impact of droughts. It also offers views of field practitioners on impacts of the interventions practised at the national, sub-national and local levels.

 

 
Preface
Indrajit Pal and Mihir Bhatt
Drought Risk Management and Governance in South-East Asian Perspectives
 
PART I Regional Perspectives
Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe
Mainstreaming Drought Risk Management in the Regional Integration of ASEAN
Minhaz Farid Ahmed, Mazlin Bin Mokhtar and Hazrat Bilal
Drought Management Practices in South and South- East Asia
 
PART II Drought Impacts
Shubham Pathak
Drought Risk Management in Thailand
Irfan Ahmad Rana, Abdul Waheed, Malik Asghar Naeem and Anila Hayat
Impact of Droughts: Empirical Evidences from Thar Region, Pakistan
 
PART III Drought Mitigation
Saowanee Wijitkosum
Drought and Desertification Risk Assessment: A Spatial Assessment in Thailand
 
Preface
Indrajit Pal and Mihir Bhatt
Drought Risk Management and Governance in South-East Asian Perspectives
 
PART I Regional Perspectives
Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe
Mainstreaming Drought Risk Management in the Regional Integration of ASEAN
Minhaz Farid Ahmed, Mazlin Bin Mokhtar and Hazrat Bilal
Drought Management Practices in South and South- East Asia
 
PART II Drought Impacts
Shubham Pathak
Drought Risk Management in Thailand
Irfan Ahmad Rana, Abdul Waheed, Malik Asghar Naeem and Anila Hayat
Impact of Droughts: Empirical Evidences from Thar Region, Pakistan
 
PART III Drought Mitigation
Saowanee Wijitkosum
Drought and Desertification Risk Assessment: A Spatial Assessment in Thailand
Thananchai Thotsaphonphaiboon and Indrajit Pal
Drought Mitigation in Thailand: A Case Study of Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Shweta Sinha
Mitigating Drought Risks: Strategies and New Approaches in India
 
PART IV Drought Adaptation Strategies
Edris Alam and Assaduzzaman Sarker
Climate Change Impacts and Community-led Drought Adaptation: A Case Study of Northern Bangladesh
Mohammad Golam Kibria, Mahmud Hossain Sumon and Md Anwarul Abedin
Drought in Bangladesh: Consequence and Adaptive Strategies
B.P.Q. Nghia and Indrajit Pal
Climate Change Impacts on Drought and Adaptation Strategies: A Case Study from Vietnam
 
PART V Cross-cutting Issues
Mrutyunjay Swain, Mamata Swain and Ashutosh Mohanty
Farmer’s Perceptions on Drought and Climate Change: Evidence from Western Odisha
Saswati Paik
Disruption in School Education in Drought-Prone Areas: A Case Study from Barmer, Rajasthan, India
Mahua Mukherjee and Jeevan Madapala
Ecosystem-based Drought Management
 
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Indrajit Pal

Indrajit Pal, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Chair in the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has served as a faculty member at the Centre for Disaster Management at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India (a Premier National Institute for training Indian Administrative Services Officers). Dr Pal holds a doctoral and two master’s degrees in applied geology and sociology, with specialization in urban sociology. Dr Pal has more than 16 years of experience in research, teaching, training, advocacy, consultancy, primarily focused on disaster governance,... More About Author

Mihir Bhatt

Mihir R. Bhatt, PhD, is the director of the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI). He works on reducing risk-related action and learning and is involved with Experience Learning Series on Learning and Risk Mitigation; Southasiadisasters.net; Afat Nivaran (a Gujarati Newsletter) and Vipada Nivaran (a Hindi Newsletter). His writings have been published widely on issues of vulnerability and disasters, and have been part of key evaluations of disaster response in Asia. He is a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative since 2007 and was a member of the panel that selects the Humanitarian Coordinators for the United Nations... More About Author

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