Geography of the Physical Environment
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Disaster Management in the Complex Himalayan Terrains

Natural Hazard Management, Methodologies and Policy Implications

Editors: Kanga, S., Meraj, G., Farooq, M., Singh, S.K., Nathawat, M.S. (Eds.)

  • Contributions from authors with diverse expertise in the application of remote sensing and GIS for disaster management
  • Utilizes validation and uncertainty analysis, oriented towards the direct implication for policy- and decision-makers
  • Uses spatially explicit models to help understand the Himalayan system and holistically in terms of Disaster Management
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South Asia, harboring the complex Himalayan terrains, has over one-fifth of the world’s population and is recognized as the most hazard-prone region of the world. The exponential increase in population with the consequent pressure on natural resources and continued high rates of poverty and food insecurity also makes this region the most vulnerable region to hazards in the world as far as the impacts of climate change are concerned.

Over the last century, the climatic trends in South-Asia have been observed to be characterized by increasing air temperatures and an increasing trend in the intensity and frequency of extreme events. IPCC (2014) has reported that the Himalayan highlands shall face significant warming over the next century. The increasing frequency of natural hazards due to the impacts of climate change in the Himalayas calls for efficient management and policymaking in these regions, which can only be implemented by the local governments through an established science-based robust action plan.

This edited volume focuses on the management of natural hazards using innovative techniques of spatial information sciences and satellite remote sensing. It contains chapters from eminent researchers and experts in the field of hazard management, remote sensing, and GIS. The primary focus of this book is to replenish the gap in the available literature on the subject by bringing the concepts, theories, and practical experiences of the specialists and professionals in this field together in one volume to help students, researchers, and policymakers to address issues concerning management and policy implications of natural hazards in the complex Himalayan region.


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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Management in the Complex Himalayan Terrains
Book Subtitle
Natural Hazard Management, Methodologies and Policy Implications
Editors
  • Shruti Kanga
  • Gowhar Meraj
  • Majid Farooq
  • Suraj Kumar Singh
  • Mahendra Singh Nathawat
Series Title
Geography of the Physical Environment
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-89308-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-89308-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-89307-1
Series ISSN
2366-8865
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 189
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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