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Natural Hazards Management in Asia

Natural Hazards Management in Asia

First Edition
  • Indrajit Pal - Assistant Professor, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Tuhin Ghosh - Associate Professor, School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, India

November 2017 | 400 pages | SAGE India

Natural disasters are more common now than they have been ever before. Globally, climates are changing and natural hazards are becoming routine. This book is a study of natural hazards and how they turn into disasters—with a focus on Asian countries. It takes a holistic view of the subject and discusses different concepts of disaster management to understand both theory as well as practice. The book also explains best practices and the most effective tools for alleviating the consequences of such disasters.

This study provides insight into the impact of natural disasters on human life, infrastructure, and economy and analyzes mitigation strategies with reference to numerous case studies. It also outlines the policies and laws that govern disaster management in India and abroad.

Natural Hazards Classification
Modern Technology in Disaster Management
Overview of Disaster Management Mechanism in Asian Countries
Response, Relief, Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Resilience
Natural Disaster Risk Governance
Tools and Techniques in Disaster Management

Indrajit Pal

Indrajit Pal is Assistant Professor in Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Formerly, he was a Faculty Member at the Centre for Disaster Management in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. Dr Pal holds a PhD in seismotectonic and earthquake hazard assessment, and has several years of experience on teaching, research and consulting, focusing on disaster risk governance, risk management, hazard assessment, climate change adaptation, etc. He has published several books and has written articles for peer reviewed international journals. Dr Pal has been... More About Author

Tuhin Ghosh

Tuhin Ghosh is a Faculty Member in the School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, India. His research interests are coastal geomorphology, disaster management, climate change impacts, adaptation strategies, and human migration. He has several publications and books to his credit. He has collaborated in a project on the sustainability of deltaic systems funded by the Belmont Forum. Dr Ghosh is the Indian lead in an international project called DECCMA, a research on the impacts of climate change on deltas in Africa and Asia, and is working on the Ganges delta and Mahanadi delta in India. More About Author

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ISBN: 9789386602183

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