Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters

Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation

Editors: Jha, M.K. (Ed.)

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  • Provides comprehensive and up-to-date information about disaster risk and mitigation
  • Covers all important disasters and includes case studies
  • Presents different facets of disaster management such as risk and vulnerability assessment, early warning systems, preparedness plans, tools/techniques and approaches for effective disaster mitigation, and future needs for efficient disaster management
  • Features the work of vibrant and knowledgeable international scientists of reputed institutes/organizations
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About this book

The major challenges of the 21st century faced by human beings are how to achieve water security, food security, energy security and environmental security. Owing to enhanced natural/anthropogenic disasters worldwide, these challenges become much more complicated and daunting especially for developing countries. Therefore, it is important to highlight the risk of different disasters as well as the modern tools and techniques for minimizing disaster incidence and losses.

Disaster management being highly multidisciplinary in nature, a comprehensive book dealing with different aspects of disaster management, and encompassing important disasters faced by humankind is presently not available. This book is an attempt to fulfill this gap. It provides clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about different facets of disaster management along with salient case studies. The book highlights the current status of disaster management focusing on developing nations, discusses vital issues such as climate change and sustainable development, modern approaches and tools/techniques, and the challenges of and future R&D needs for sustainable disaster management.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: An Overview

    Pages 1-16

    Jha, Madan Kumar

  • Earthquakes in India: Hazards, Genesis and Mitigation Measures

    Pages 17-43

    Gahalaut, Vineet K.

  • Impact of 2004 Tsunami on Housing, Sanitation, Water Supply and Wastes Management: The Case of Ampara District in Sri Lanka

    Pages 44-59

    Jean-Pierre, Leclerc

  • Impact of December 2004 Tsunamion Indian Coasts and Mitigation Measures

    Pages 60-81

    Sujatha, C. H. (et al.)

  • Tsunami Impacts and Rehabilitation of Groundwater Supply: Lessons Learned from Eastern Sri Lanka

    Pages 82-99

    Villholth, Karen G. (et al.)

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Hardcover $279.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters
Book Subtitle
Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation
Editors
  • M.K. Jha
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Capital Publishing Company
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2498-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2498-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2497-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7764-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 615
Additional Information
Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company
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