Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Written By Rajib Shaw
Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 13 October 2017
  • ISBN : 0128127120
  • Pages : 524 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia
  • Author : Rajib Shaw,Koichi Shiwaku,Takako Izumi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-13
  • Total pages : 524
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges provides both a local and global perspective on how to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Topics demonstrate the advancement of scientific research as it applies to early warning systems, including identifying risk and the strengthening ...

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia
  • Author : Rajib Shaw,Atta-ur-Rahman,Akhilesh Surjan,Gulsan Ara Parvin
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-01-06
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia presents the latest information on the intensity and frequency of disasters. Specifically, the fact that, in urban areas, more than 50% of the world's population is living on just 2% of the land surface, with most of these cities located in Asia and developing countries that ...

Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

Disaster Resilience and Sustainability
  • Author : Sangam Shrestha,Riyanti Djalante,Rajib Shaw,Indrajit Pal
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-06-24
  • Total pages : 834
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : Disasters undermine societal well-being, causing loss of lives and damage to social and economic infrastructures. Disaster resilience is central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, especially in regions where extreme inequality combines with the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Disaster risk reduction and resilience requires participation of wide ...

An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability
  • Author : Indrajit Pal,Jason von Meding,Sangam Shrestha,Iftekhar Ahmed,Thayaparan Gajendran
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-17
  • Total pages : 535
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : This book includes selected papers presented at the international expert forum on “Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education,” held at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand on 1–2 December 2017. The journey towards disaster risk reduction and resilience requires the participation of a wide array of stakeholders ranging from academics ...

Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction

Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Author : Yuko Murayama,Dimiter Velev,Plamena Zlateva,Jose J. Gonzalez
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : This volume constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the First IFIP TC 5 DCDRR International Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction, ITDRR 2016, held in Sofia, Bulgaria, in November 2016. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions. The papers focus on various aspects and challenges of ...

Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia Pacific

Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia Pacific
  • Author : Helen James,Rajib Shaw,Vinod Sharma,Anna Lukasiewicz
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2022-01-07
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : This book brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from across the Asia Pacific region, covering four main sections: 1) Governance, 2) Education and Capacity, 3) Science, Technology, Risk Assessment and Communities, and 4) Recovery. The chapters address different dimensions of Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), which are linked to Sustainable Development Goals, as well ...

Disaster Risk and Vulnerability

Disaster Risk and Vulnerability
  • Author : C. Emdad Haque,David Etkin
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2012-04-11
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : From the Asian tsunami of 2004 to hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Tohoku earthquake of 2011, our century has been fraught with catastrophic natural disasters. Disaster Risk and Vulnerability assesses the human toll and economic losses of natural disasters and reasserts the importance of human collaboration and organization in disaster management. In ...

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific
  • Author : Caroline Brassard,David W. Giles,Arnold M. Howitt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-11-18
  • Total pages : 203
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to a variety of natural and manmade hazards. This edited book productively brings together scholars and senior public officials having direct experience in dealing with or researching on recent major natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific. The chapters focus on disaster preparedness ...

Emerging Technologies for Disaster Resilience

Emerging Technologies for Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Mihoko Sakurai,Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-06
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : Technological advances have helped to enhance disaster resilience through better risk reduction, response, mitigation, rehabilitation and reconstruction. In former times, it was local and traditional knowledge that was mainly relied upon for disaster risk reduction. Much of this local knowledge is still valid in today’s world, even though possibly ...

Strategic Disaster Risk Management in Asia

Strategic Disaster Risk Management in Asia
  • Author : Huong Ha,R. Lalitha S. Fernando,Amir Mahmood
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-29
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : This book presents strategies for managing disasters and reducing risks in Asian countries. Given the dynamic changes in the natural environment as well as the patterns of land use and management, the growing populations of the developing nations in Asia, migration patterns, and other social-cultural aspects, the impacts of disasters ...

Drought Risk Management in South and South East Asia

Drought Risk Management in South and South East Asia
  • Author : Indrajit Pal,Mihir Bhatt
  • Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08
  • Total pages : 396
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : The geo-climatic conditions of South and South-East Asian countries are diverse and vulnerable to multiple natural hazards such as drought. Drought evolves over months or even years, affects a large spatial extent and causes enormous damages. Drought Risk Management in South and South-East Asia is a comprehensive reference on overall ...

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery
  • Author : Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • Total pages : 431
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : This book explains key lessons learned from diverse disaster situations and analyzes them within the framework of governance, education, and technology, providing a framework for disaster recovery as a development opportunity. In post-disaster situations, different types of resources are put into the affected region, varying according to technical, financial, intellectual, ...

Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Author : Bupinder Zutshi,Akbaruddin Ahmad,Ananda Babu Srungarapati
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Total pages : 361
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : This book discusses the interconnected, complex and emerging risks in today’s societies and deliberates on the various aspects of disaster risk reduction strategies especially through community resilience and responses. It consists of selected papers presented at the World Congress on Disaster Management, which focused on community resilience and responses ...

Climate Change Disaster Risks and Human Security

Climate Change  Disaster Risks  and Human Security
  • Author : Juan M. Pulhin,Makoto Inoue,Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-22
  • Total pages : 450
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : This book explores how climate change and disaster risks threaten human security in Asia. Climate change and disaster risks have emerged as major human security challenges in the twenty-first century, and are an imminent “threat multiplier” with the potential to harm the vital core of human life and curtail people’...

Ecosystem Based Disaster and Climate Resilience

Ecosystem Based Disaster and Climate Resilience
  • Author : Mahua Mukherjee,Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-09-05
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0128127120
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Summary : This book provides an introduction to the critical role of ecosystem-based disaster risk resilience (Eco-DRR) for building community resilience to multiple environmental risks such as rising heat, water stress, and pollution. Blue-green infrastructure (BGI) is an Eco-DRR tool that is an under-explored paradigm and can respond as one common strategy ...