Mountain Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Hari Krishna Nibanupudi
  • Rajib Shaw

Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rajib Shaw, Hari Krishna Nibanupudi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Hari Krishna Nibanupudi, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 159-175
  4. Sunny Kumar, Anshu Sharma, Rajib Shaw, Sahba Chauhan
    Pages 177-197
  5. Hari Krishna Nibanupudi, Manohara Khadka
    Pages 233-249
  6. Hari Krishna Nibanupudi, Rajib Shaw
    Pages E1-E1

About this book

Introduction

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and water-induced disasters. This fragile mountain region is under tremendous stress from climate change and land-use degradation that has accelerated flash floods, river-line floods, erosion, and wet mass movements during the monsoon period and drought in the non-monsoon period. Against the backdrop of intensifying disasters and in the absence of a focused documentation of disaster risk reduction issues in the HKH region, this volume presents a comprehensive body of knowledge. The main purpose and objective of this publication is to connect existing data, research, conceptual work, and practical cases on risk, resilience, and risk reduction from the HKH region under a common analytical umbrella. The result is a contribution to advancing disaster resilience and risk reduction in the HKH region. The book will be of special interest to policy makers, donors, and researchers concerned with the disaster issues in the region.

Keywords

Climate change and climate extremes Disaster risk reduction Environment and the ecosystem Regional cooperation Resilience and adaptation

Editors and affiliations

  • Hari Krishna Nibanupudi
    • 1
  • Rajib Shaw
    • 2
  1. 1.International Center for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentKathmanduNepal
  2. 2.Graduate School of Global Environmental StudiesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-55242-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55241-3
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55242-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-4106
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4114
  • About this book