Issues in Disaster Affected Area

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
  • Diganta Bhusan Das
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Disasters can occur due to natural or anthropogenic activities. The disasters could be sudden onset (as in case of earthquake, fire, and flood, explosion in industry, and hurricane) or prolonged onset (such as civil conflict or drought). They are abrupt generally shocks which are non-routine events and would affect social, ecological and economic stability of the affected region. Disaster synonyms include “calamity”, “catastrophe”, “emergency” and “crisis”.


Debris Flow Waste Management Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Earth Quake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical WasteKarnataka State Pollution Control BoardBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering DepartmentLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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