Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management

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Series description

Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management deals with a wide range of issues relating to global environmental hazards, natural and man-made disasters, and approaches to disaster risk reduction.

As people and communities are the first and the most important responders to disasters and environment-related problems, this series aims to analyse critical field-based mechanisms which link community, policy and governance systems.

The series is built on field evidence and community practices, and provides specific tools and guiding frameworks with appropriate academic analysis. This series is the long-awaited missing link between academic research and field practice in the environment and disaster management field.

Key topics

These key topics are not exhaustive and we encourage you to get in touch with the editorial team if you would like to discuss your proposal further.
  • Community-based natural resource management
  • Community-based environmental management
  • Community-based disaster risk management
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Urban risk reduction
  • Public health crisis management
  • Terrorism and complex emergency response
  • Human security
  • Forest management
  • Coastal zone management
  • Post-disaster recovery experiences
  • Corporate community interface on environment and disaster management.

William L. Waugh, Jr is a Emeritus Professer at Georgia State University, USA.He taught at Mississippi State University and Kansas State University before joining the public administration and political science faculties at GSU in 1985. Bill has research interestes in a variety of areas including Disaster Policy/Emergency Management, Terrorism and Homeland Security, Human Resource Management and Comparative Policy and Administration.

Bill Waugh has been a consultant to federal, state, and local government agencies; international organizations; nonprofit organizations; and private firms on terrorism, the management of largescale disasters, local government administration, strategic planning, emergency planning, and professional development. He has also worked with broadcast and print media during major terrorist incidents and natural disasters

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Professor William L. Waugh, Jr.
Georgia State University, USA
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