Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh

  • Rajib Shaw
  • Fuad Mallick
  • Aminul Islam

Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Outline and Basics of DRR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rajib Shaw, Aminul Islam, Fuad Mallick
      Pages 3-21
    3. A. K. M. Mamunur Rashid
      Pages 23-43
    4. Rajib Shaw, Aminul Islam, Fuad Mallick
      Pages 45-62
  3. Hazard and Risk Profiles of Bangladesh

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Rezaur Rahman, Mashfiqus Salehin
      Pages 65-90
    3. Fuad Mallick, Aminur Rahman
      Pages 91-102
    4. A.. S. M. Maksud Kamal
      Pages 103-130
    5. Umma Habiba, Rajib Shaw, Abu Wali Raghib Hassan
      Pages 131-164
    6. Abdul Awal Sarker, A. K. M. Mamunur Rashid
      Pages 165-189
    7. Md. Golam Mahabub Sarwar
      Pages 217-231
  4. Approaches and Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Gulsan Ara Parvin, S. M. Reazul Ahsan, Rajib Shaw
      Pages 235-257
    3. Umma Habiba, Rajib Shaw, Md. Anwarul Abedin
      Pages 259-279
    4. Umma Habiba, Rajib Shaw
      Pages 281-305
    5. Umma Habiba, Md. Anwarul Abedin, Rajib Shaw
      Pages 307-330
    6. Ahmadul Hassan, Aminul Islam, Nityananda Chakravorty, Bhuiya Md. Tamim Al Hossain
      Pages 331-341
    7. A. K. M. Mamunur Rashid, Hasan Shafie
      Pages 343-363
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 365-366

About this book


This book outlines disaster risk reduction (DRR) approaches in Bangladesh, drawing examples and lessons from the national and community-level programs, projects, and relevant experiences of the country.  The content is based on a selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with academicians from different universities undertaking DRR higher education programs, and the editors’ own knowledge and experience in the field.  Special emphasis is given to analyzing field experiences from academic perspectives, and to highlighting key issues and the policy relevance of disaster risk reduction. 


The book has three parts: Part I provides the outline and basics of DRR, with examples from a global review and from national policies and priorities.  Part II covers seven different hazards in Bangladesh, focusing on both shocks and stresses. Part III provides examples of approaches and issues of DRR practices. 


The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies.  The book will provide them with a good idea of the current trend of research in the field and will furnish basic knowledge on this important topic in Bangladesh.  Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply collective knowledge to policy and decision making.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rajib Shaw
    • 1
  • Fuad Mallick
    • 2
  • Aminul Islam
    • 3
  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2., DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTUREBRAC UniversityDhakaBangladesh

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