Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters

Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation

  • Madan Kumar Jha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Karen G. Villholth, Paramsothy Jeyakumar, Priyanie H. Amerasinghe, A. Sanjeewa P. Manamperi, Meththika Vithanage, Rohit R. Goswami et al.
    Pages 82-99
  3. Prasad K. Bhaskaran, P. C. Pandey
    Pages 100-125
  4. Dhrubajyoti Sen
    Pages 126-146
  5. D. Nagesh Kumar, K. Srinivasa Raju, Falguni Baliarsingh
    Pages 147-168
  6. Muthiah Perumal, Bhabagrahi Sahoo
    Pages 169-196
  7. G. Ravindra Chary, K. P. R. Vittal, B. Venkateswarlu, P. K. Mishra, G. G. S. N. Rao, G. Pratibha et al.
    Pages 197-236
  8. J. V. Revadekar, H. P. Borgaonkar, D. R. Kothawale
    Pages 275-292
  9. Prabhjyot-Kaur , S. S. Hundal
    Pages 413-431
  10. Smita Sirohi, S. K. Sirohi, Poonam Pandey
    Pages 432-448

About this book

Introduction

The major challenges of the 21st century faced by human beings are how to achieve water security, food security, energy security and environmental security. Owing to enhanced natural/anthropogenic disasters worldwide, these challenges become much more complicated and daunting especially for developing countries. Therefore, it is important to highlight the risk of different disasters as well as the modern tools and techniques for minimizing disaster incidence and losses.

Disaster management being highly multidisciplinary in nature, a comprehensive book dealing with different aspects of disaster management, and encompassing important disasters faced by humankind is presently not available. This book is an attempt to fulfill this gap. It provides clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about different facets of disaster management along with salient case studies. The book highlights the current status of disaster management focusing on developing nations, discusses vital issues such as climate change and sustainable development, modern approaches and tools/techniques, and the challenges of and future R&D needs for sustainable disaster management.

Keywords

Climatic change Developing Countries Disaster management Earthquake Modern disaster mitigation tools Rain Southern Oscillation Tsunami adaptation climate change cyclone development production sustainable development temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Madan Kumar Jha
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurWest BengalIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2498-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2497-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2498-5
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