Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters
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.
Provides comprehensive and up-to-date information about disaster risk and mitigationCovers all important disasters with salient case studiesPresents 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 managementThe 28 chapters have been contributed by vibrant and knowledgeable international scientists of reputed institutes/organizations