DISASTER MITIGATION: EXPERIENCES AND REFLECTIONS
PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jan 1, 2001 - Social Science - 232 pages
Human vulnerability to natural disasters is an age-old phenomenon. Besides nature~s wrath, human interventions, too, have led to many calamities in the recent past. The heedless pace of development has left us ecologically barren. Most of the world~s people live in ~developing~ economies, as do most of the world~s poor. They also face the most debilitating consequences in the form of economic and social disruption caused by disasters. The long history of disasters and their intensity has brought the question of disaster management to the forefront. Disaster mitigation is a major component of a disaster management plan. Mitigation entails measures to reduce the physical, economic and social vulnerability of a community to disasters. Disaster management is still an untouched domain, suffering for want of systematic and committed research and development inputs. It is essential not only to consolidate its academic stature but also to infuse the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes in the personnel connected with this field. This collection of articles from several contributors is an excellent analysis of different mitigation strategies. It offers insight into the different dimensions of disaster preparedness and mitigation. The underlying attempt in each chapter is to illuminate the pertinence of those mitigation efforts that would prepare everyone related with disaster management to comprehend and approach the problem more holistically. Besides government agencies, NGOs, and community-based bodies, the book is suitable for students pursuing the certificate programme in Disaster Management developed by the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
action activities Administration Agarwal agencies Andhra Pradesh areas assessment assets awareness Bangladesh Bay of Bengal building capacity caused cent Centre coastal community-based construction cope cyclone shelters cyclone warning damage Delhi disaster management disaster preparedness disaster reduction disaster situation disaster-prone earthquake economic effective efforts embankments emergency environment environmental evacuation ﬂood management ﬂoods ﬂow forecasting global Himalaya Hindu household human human-made IDNDR impact improve increase India India Meteorological Department inﬂuence infrastructure institutions involved irrigation issues land-use landslides livelihood lives loss National Societies natural disasters natural hazards networks NGOs occur organizations people’s planning poor population post-disaster poverty problem programmes projects rainfall RDRS region rehabilitation relief response river role sector social South Asia structures sustainable development tropical cyclone urban Uttarakhand victims village vulnerability reduction vulnerable communities warning systems weather wind women World Bank zones