Environment Disaster Linkages Vol: 9

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17 Jan 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
369 pages - 156 x 234 x 33mm
Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Disaster management has historically focused on reactive approaches, but a shift to proactive approaches is crucial for addressing concerns raised by the changing environment. A prime reason for the absence of proactive approaches in disaster/hazard management is the uncertainty or ambiguity present in the links between the environment and the hazards. This is one of the first books to focus on explicit linkages between the changing environment and disasters and suggests better approaches towards disaster management. A ready-reference for field practitioners it combines academic research and field practices and covers areas such as: elements of environmental entry (water-related disasters, desertification and land degradation, typhoon risk management, catastrophic flood and forest management, and coastal issues); impacts of environment and disaster (livelihoods impacts, human health: post-disaster waste management); and strategies, planning and the way forward (climate change adaptation as a planning tool, urban planning and land use planning, mangrove management as a coastal planning tool, and environment disaster education and risk communication).
List of Contributors. List of Editors. Brief Introduction to the Series. Brief Introduction to the Volume. Preface. Chapter 1 Environment Disaster Linkages: An Overview. Chapter 2 Water: Water, Communities and Disasters: Inter-linkages. Chapter 3 Air: Typhoon and Tornado Risk Management. Chapter 4 Land: Proactive Management of Drought and Its Derived Disasters in Mongolia. Chapter 5 Forest: Catastrophic Flood and Forest Management in Vietnam. Chapter 6 Coast: Coast and Communities: The Linkages. Chapter 7 Urban: Urban Climate Resilience as a Planning Tool in Vietnam. Chapter 8 Livelihoods: Linking Livelihoods and Ecosystems for Enhanced Disaster Management. Chapter 9 Employment: Interrelationship of Disaster and Employment from the Perspective of Urban-Rural Linkages in India. Chapter 10 Health: Impacts of Salinity, Arsenic and Drought in South-western Bangladesh. Chapter 11 Waste: Disaster Waste Management: An Overview. Chapter 12 Land Use: Urban and Land Use Planning for Disaster Resilience. Chapter 13 Ecosystem: Values of the Mangrove Ecosystem of Gujarat, India and its Socio-Economic Implications. Chapter 14 Eco-Villages: Can Eco-villages be a ‘Build Back Better’ strategy after Tsunami Disasters?. Chapter 15 Education: Climate Change Issues in Education Sectors: An environmental entry point of risk reduction. Chapter 16 Technology: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Water and Climate Change: Asian Priorities. Chapter 17 Way Forward: Environment Disaster Linkages: a Way Forward. Environment Disaster Linkages. Community, environment and disaster risk Management. Copyright page.

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