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Disaster Prevention Policies

Disaster Prevention Policies
  • Author : Patrick Pigeon
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 08 November 2016
  • ISBN : 008101791X
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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This book addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, focusing on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations The authors use their knowledge of the ever-evolving threats associated with disasters and their prevention to investigate this famous paradox and propose solutions that will help readers understand and reconsider its existence. The authors also discuss conditionings behind this paradox, helping readers understand the existing solutions, also suggesting how to reduce the limitations of DRR policies. Offers a fresh perspective on the assessments currently available on disaster and DRR policies Provides insight based on examples of DRR policies taken from Latin American, Asian, and European cases Focuses on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations


Disaster Prevention Policies

Disaster Prevention Policies
  • Author : Patrick Pigeon,Julien Rebotier
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 08 November 2016
GET THIS BOOKDisaster Prevention Policies

This book addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, focusing on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations The authors use their knowledge of the ever-evolving threats associated with disasters and their prevention to investigate this famous paradox and propose solutions that will help readers understand and reconsider its existence. The authors also discuss conditionings behind this paradox, helping readers understand the existing solutions, also suggesting how to reduce the limitations of DRR


Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions
  • Author : John Handmer,Stephen Dovers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of the problems they confront, and the lack of institutional capacity to implement planning and prevention or to manage disasters. This book seeks to overcome this mismatch and to guide development of a more strategic


Towards Disaster Risk Reduction

Towards Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Author : Jason K. Levy,Chennat Gopalakrishnan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 29 October 2014
GET THIS BOOKTowards Disaster Risk Reduction

This book constitutes a landmark attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, a policy-focused approach to the many timely and important issues associated with building a culture of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction. This book not only provides key insights into the field of natural hazard and disaster studies but also assesses the causes, perspectives, and consequences of natural disasters, as well as providing a global survey of post-recovery policies. The contributions found herein discuss disaster risk reduction strategies and


The Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions

The Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions
  • Author : John W. Handmer,Stephen Dovers
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release : 26 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions

Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of the problems they confront, and the lack of institutional capacity to implement planning and prevention or to manage disasters. This book seeks to overcome this mismatch and to guide development of a policy and


OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies Boosting Disaster Prevention through Innovative Risk Governance Insights from Austria, France and Switzerland

In 2014, the OECD took stock of OECD countries' achievements in building resilience to major natural and man-made disasters. Based on its findings, a cross-country comparative study was undertaken in Austria, France and Switzerland; this report presents the findings from individual and comparative


Disaster Risk Management Systems Analysis

Disaster Risk Management Systems Analysis
  • Author : Stephan Baas
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org
  • Release : 26 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKDisaster Risk Management Systems Analysis

Disaster Risk Management (DRM) combines, through a management perspective, the concept of prevention, mitigation and preparedness with response to the rising frequency and severity of natural hazards and disasters. This guide provides a set of tools thathave been developed and tested in field projects, with particular reference to disaster-prone areas and vulnerable sectors and population groups.--Publisher's description.



Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters
  • Author : Deanna Romero
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 01 December 2016
GET THIS BOOKNatural Disasters

Disasters are amongst the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Natural disasters have particularly witnessed an overwhelming escalation in the last three decades. The period between 1990 and 2005 holds the record for the highest frequency of natural disasters ever witnessed on earth. Between 2000 and 2005 for instance, natural disasters affected around 240 million people globally (UNISDR 2010). Almost 350 disasters were reported in 2015 alone, affecting 98.6 million people, causing over 22,000 deaths and resulting in an economic loss of around US$ 66.5 billion (UNFCC, 2016). The United Nations International


Disaster Prevention

Disaster Prevention
  • Author : Kelman Ilan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 19 November 2015
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Leading editors have curated collections of important Routledge research in ebook form to share recommended paths to understanding cutting-edge topics. In this book Ilan Kelman presents his guide to the must-read research on the subject of Disaster Prevention.



Designing Water Disaster Management Policies

Designing Water Disaster Management Policies
  • Author : Chennat Gopalakrishnan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 October 2017
GET THIS BOOKDesigning Water Disaster Management Policies

This book represents a landmark effort to probe and analyze the theory and empirics of designing water disaster management policies. It consists of seven chapters that examine, in-depth and comprehensively, issues that are central to crafting effective policies for water disaster management. The author uses historical surveys, institutional analysis, econometric investigations, empirical case studies, and conceptual-theoretical discussions to clarify and illuminate the complex policy process. The specific topics studied in this book include a review and analysis of key policy


Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management
  • Author : Tanveer Islam,Jeffrey Ryan
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 08 August 2015
GET THIS BOOKHazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process. Authors Islam and Ryan review the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation, as well as risk assessment processes and strategies, and tools and techniques that can prevent, or lessen, the impact of disasters. The book specifically addresses hazards posed by human activity, including


Disaster Management Handbook

Disaster Management Handbook
  • Author : Jack Pinkowski
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 22 January 2008
GET THIS BOOKDisaster Management Handbook

Record breaking hurricane seasons, tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and intentional acts of mass-casualty violence, give lie to the delusion that disasters are the anomaly and not the norm. Disaster management is rooted in the fundamental belief that we can protect ourselves. Even if we cannot control all the causes, we can prepare and respond. We


Successful Response Starts with a Map

Successful Response Starts with a Map
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Mapping Science Committee,Committee on Planning for Catastrophe: A Blueprint for Improving Geospatial Data, Tools, and Infrastructure
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 19 January 2007
GET THIS BOOKSuccessful Response Starts with a Map

In the past few years the United States has experienced a series of disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which have severely taxed and in many cases overwhelmed responding agencies. In all aspects of emergency management, geospatial data and tools have the potential to help save lives, limit damage, and reduce the costs of dealing with emergencies. Great strides have been made in the past four decades in the development of geospatial data and tools that describe locations of objects


Loss and Damage from Climate Change

Loss and Damage from Climate Change
  • Author : Reinhard Mechler,Laurens Bouwer,Thomas Schinko,Swenja Surminski,JoAnne Linnerooth-Bayer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 11 June 2018
GET THIS BOOKLoss and Damage from Climate Change

This book provides an authoritative insight on the Loss and Damage discourse by highlighting state-of-the-art research and policy linked to this discourse and articulating its multiple concepts, principles and methods. Written by leading researchers and practitioners, it identifies practical and evidence-based policy options to inform the discourse and climate negotiations. With climate-related risks on the rise and impacts being felt around the globe has come the recognition that climate mitigation and adaptation may not be enough to manage the effects