An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability
Editors: Pal, I., von Meding, J., Shrestha, S., Ahmed, I., Gajendran, T. (Eds.)
- Focuses on the multidisciplinary and multisectoral nature of disaster risk reduction
- Presents challenges, solutions, and best practices concerning disaster risk management
- Links disaster risk reduction and management with sustainable development
- Serves as a reference book for researchers, academia, students, disaster managers, and policy makers from natural science, social science, engineering, and multidisciplinary backgrounds
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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 to policymakers, to disaster managers. Given the multifaceted and interdependent nature of disasters, disaster risk reduction and resilience require a multidisciplinary problem-solving approach and evidence-based techniques from the natural, social, engineering, and other relevant sciences.
Traditionally, hazard and disaster-related studies have been dominated by the engineering and social science fields. In this regard, the main purpose of this book is to capture the multidisciplinary and multisectoral nature of disaster risk reduction, and to gather existing data, research, conceptual work, and practical cases regarding risk reduction and its ties to sustainable development under a single “umbrella.” Along with the sustainability aspect, the book also links disaster risk reduction with development, technology, governance, education, and climate change, and includes discussions on challenges, solutions, and best practices in the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction.
Dr. Indrajit Pal is an assistant professor at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and has more than 16 years of experience in research, teaching, training, advocacy, consultancy primarily focused on disaster risk governance, incident command system, hazard and risk assessment, CBDRM, public health risk, disaster resilience, and DRR Education. Dr. Pal is supervising a number of Doctoral and Masters’ research across Asia and Africa in the field of disaster risk management and governance. Dr. Pal authored a number of peer-reviewed journal papers, conference paper, and books. Some of his ongoing research includes Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development Education in Asia, Risk Characterization in Asian Delta communities in "Living Deltas" UKRI project.
Dr. Jason von Meding is an associate professor at the University of Florida and founding faculty of the Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER). His research focuses on the social, political, economic and environmental injustice that causes people, across global societies but particularly in the developing world, to be marginalized and forced into greater risk of being impacted by disasters. He collaborates with a range of industrial and humanitarian partners as well as communities that experience complex challenges and threats, that sometimes manifest as emergencies and disasters.
Dr. Sangam Shrestha has more than 15 years’ experience in conducting research, organizing regional and international policy dialogues, capacity building, and leading international and national research teams. He has been involved in research and development in the areas of climate change and adaptation in water, integrated water resource management, and groundwater development and management. His ongoing research includes developing an operational framework for river health assessment in the Mekong River Basin Consortium Research Program on Water, Land, and Ecosystems, among many other projects.
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed is a senior lecturer in construction management at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia. His teaching chiefly focuses on built environment research methods, and on the policy and social dimensions of disaster risk management. He received his doctorate from Oxford Brookes University, UK; his Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; and his Bachelor of Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, India. He has written several books and professional reports and has many peer-reviewed publications to his credit.
Dr. Thayaparan Gajendran is an associate professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia. His research focuses on sociological aspects associated with built environments in the context of construction project and disaster management. Dr. Gajendran has held numerous administrative roles at the school, faculty, and university level. He has authored and edited more than 60 publications including peer-reviewed journal papers, conference papers, conference proceedings, and industry practice books accompanied by diagnostic self-assessment tools.
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- Book Title
- An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability
- Indrajit Pal
- Jason von Meding
- Sangam Shrestha
- Iftekhar Ahmed
- Thayaparan Gajendran
- Series Title
- Disaster Risk Reduction
- Springer Singapore
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- Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
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- XII, 535