Disaster and Risk Research: GADRI Book Series

Ecosystem-Based Disaster and Climate Resilience

Integration of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Sustainable Development

Editors: Mukherjee, Mahua, Shaw, Rajib (Eds.)

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  • Introduces multi-hazard risk resilience tools
  • Promotes nature and natural processes for disaster resilience
  • Presents global disaster resilience issues that can be resolved with local solutions
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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 to targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals (UNDP), Climate Agreements (UNEP), the Sendai Framework (UNISDR), and the New Urban Agenda (UNCHS). Highlighted here in a systematic way is the importance of blue-green infrastructures in resilience building. The purpose is to introduce readers to the challenging context of development and opportunity creation for Eco-DRR. The roles of policy, scientific research, and implementation are presented cohesively. An attractive proposition of the book is a collection of case studies from different parts of the world where integration of BGI is experimented with at various levels of success. It envisages that shared tacit experiences from the realm of practice will further strengthen explicit knowledge. The focus in this book is on need and context building, policy and science (investigation, analysis, and design), case studies, and a road map for the future in four successive parts. Each part is self-sufficient yet linked to its predecessor, successor, or both, as the case may be.

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Mahua Mukherjee is a professor in the Department of Architecture and Planning at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India. She was Head, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management in IIT Roorkee. She has worked in the field of sustainable development, urbanising habitat, urban climate, and risk resilience with an inclusive approach. Her research expertise involves investigation of urban environmental risks including heat islands and water stress, and solution-centric scenario generation using the blue-green infrastructure. She is involved with India’s seismic resilience mission for habitat; she has contributed to the SAARC Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre and has organised training sessions, conferences, and edited volumes. She is a Fulbright Fellow and was Visiting Faculty at Pennsylvania State University, USA, and the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. Prof. Mukherjee is engaged with young scholars and has organised resilience- and sustainability-related competitions. Currently, she is UNDRR-APSTAG Board Member and Secretary-General to the South Asia Alliance for Disaster Research Institutes (SAADRI).  
Rajib Shaw is a professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University, Japan. He is also Senior Fellow of the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan and Chairperson of the Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) Asia and the Church World Service (CWS) Japan, two Japanese NGOs. Earlier, he was the executive director of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and was a professor at Kyoto University. His expertise includes disaster governance, community-based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education. Professor Shaw is the chair of the United Nations Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for disaster risk reduction and the co-chair of the Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group (ASTAAG). He is also the coordinating lead author for the Asia chapter of IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report.  He is the editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Progress in Disaster Science and the series editor of the Springer book series on disaster risk reduction. Prof. Shaw has published 51 books and over 300 academic papers and book chapters. 

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Uncertainties in Urbanizing World and Nature-Based Resilience Building

    Pages 1-25

    Mukherjee, Mahua (et al.)

  • Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: Status, Progress and Challenges

    Pages 29-51

    Chaudhary, Sunita (et al.)

  • Evaluation of Ecosystem-Based Approaches for Disaster and Climate Risk Resilience and Policy Perspectives in Pakistan

    Pages 53-84

    Khan, Muhammad Barkat Ali (et al.)

  • Ecosystem-Based Approaches and Policy Perspectives in Nepal

    Pages 85-100

    Poudel, Shobha (et al.)

  • Ecosystem-Based Approaches and Policy Perspective from India

    Pages 101-125

    Bhardwaj, Shweta (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecosystem-Based Disaster and Climate Resilience
Book Subtitle
Integration of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Mahua Mukherjee
  • Rajib Shaw
Series Title
Disaster and Risk Research: GADRI Book Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-4815-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-4815-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-4814-4
Series ISSN
2524-5961
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 512
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour
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