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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 Publications Pvt. Ltd

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

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ISBN: 9789386602183

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