ISBN 9788126549245,Disaster Management

Disaster Management



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788126549245

ISBN-10 8126549246


Number of Pages 724 Pages
Language (English)


Disasters bring with them desolation, destruction and gloom. Knowledge about various disasters and methods to overcome them is essential for their effective management. There is a phenomenal increase in the number of disasters but still we are far behind in tackling them effectively. The old methods of disaster management encompassing just response and recovery aspects have to be replaced with more systematic and scientifically proven methods. This book, Disaster Management, is an attempt to systematically arrange the learning's and experiences to manage disasters. In this book specific strategies have been laid down to effectively manage disasters. The book is divided into three parts, namely, Part One: Disaster Management: A Prologue; Part Two: Disaster Management Cycle: Practical Applications; Part Three: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Disaster Management. The major phases of disaster management are dealt with by giving real-life examples. Two cases per chapter, one at the starting and the second at the end, provide ample content for critical thinking. The opening cases in the chapters are written with the aim to critically analyze the current situation. The end-of-chapter cases further enable the readers to develop insights into the subject and make learning more practical and relevant. This book will prove to be an indispensable asset for all, especially the students of Disaster Management, professionals, teachers and researchers working in the field of Disaster Management. Was this product information helpful? Yes No TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Part I: Disaster Management - A Prologue Chapter 1: Introduction to Disaster Management Learning Objectives Opening Case 1.1 Concept of Disaster 1.2 Causes and Types of Disasters 1.2.1 Natural Disasters Meteorological Disasters Geophysical Disasters Hydrological Disasters Climatological Disasters Biological Disasters 1.2.2 Man-Made Disasters Sociological Disasters Political Disasters Industrial Disasters Human Disasters 1.3 Summary of Types of Disasters 1.4 Dimensions of Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters 1.5 Aims of Disaster Management 1.6 Principles and Components of Disaster Management 1.7 Summary Case Problem: Who is Insane? 1.8 Keywords and Phrases 1.9 Objective Type Questions 1.10 Questions for Review 1.11 References 1.12 Answers Chapter 2: Disaster Management and Planning Learning Objectives Opening Case 2.1 Nature, Scope and Management Process 2.2 Policy of Disaster Management 2.3 Types of Plans: Management by Objectives 2.4 SWOT Analysis 2.5 Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis 2.6 Identifying Crisis Situations: A Framework 2.7 Organisational Structure and Design 2.8 Authority, Delegation and Decentralisation 2.9 Roles, Skills and Competencies 2.10 Importance of Control Process in Disaster Management 2.11 Group Dynamics: Nature, Approach and Attitudes Required to Establish Effective Autonomous Work Groups 2.12 Understanding the Importance of Team-Building in Disaster Management 2.13 Capability Assessment 2.14 Summary Case Problem: God's Will or Man's Fault! 2.15 Keywords and Phrases 2.16 Objective Type Questions 2.17 Questions for Review 2.18 Reference 2.19 Answers Part II: Disaster Management Cycle - Practical Applications Chapter 3: Disaster Mitigation Learning Objectives Opening Case 3.1 Disaster Mitigation: Meaning and Concept 3.2 Structural Mitigation 3.2.1 Selection of Sites for Industries and Residential Buildings 3.2.2 Minimum Distances from Sea: Orientation of Buildings 3.2.3 Stability of Structures: Issues and Concerns 3.2.4 Fire Escapes in Buildings: Plan 3.2.5 Cyclone Shelters 3.3 Non-Structural Mitigation 3.3.1 Land-Use Regulations 3.3.2 Hazard Zoning 3.3.3 Building Codes and Construction 3.4 Disaster Mitigation Strategies 3.5 Importance of Information and Communication in Disaster Mitigation 3.6 Emerging Trends in Disaster Mitigation 3.7 Strengthening Capacity for Reducing Risk 3.8 Role of Team and Coordination 3.9 Sustainable Development for Disaster Mitigation 3.10 Summary Case Problem: Home Cheat Home 3.11 Keywords and Phrases 3.12 Objective Type Questions 3.13 Questions for Review 3.14 References 3.15 Answers Chapter 4: Disaster Preparedness Learning Objectives Opening Case 4.1 Introduction to Disaster Preparedness 4.2 The Three A's of Disaster Preparedness 4.2.1 Aim 4.2.2 Action 4.2.3 Accountability 4.3 Principles of Disaster Preparedness 4.3.1 Principle of Realistic Planning 4.3.2 Principle of Continuous Improvement 4.3.3 Principle of Collaboration and Coordination 4.3.4 Principle of Motivation 4.3.5 Principle of Time-Bound Implementation 4.3.6 Principle of All-Disaster Inclusiveness 4.4 Steps of Disaster Preparedness 4.4.1 Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Evaluation 4.4.2 Assessment of Current Capability and Response Mechanism 4.4.3 Developing Preparedness Plans 4.4.4 Implementation of Preparedness Plans 4.4.5 Public Education, Training and Rehearsals 4.5 Organisational Structure for Disaster Preparedness 4.6 Essential Services Preparedness and Logistical Readiness 4.7 Contingency Planning 4.8 Importance of Building Team and Community Relations for Environmental and Emergency Managers 4.9 Training Needs Analysis and Human Resource Development Plan 4.10 Emergency Operational Plan: Contents 4.11 Summary Case Problem: Can Preparedness Save Life? 4.12 Keywords and Phrases 4.13 Objective Type Questions 4.14 Questions for Review 4.15 Answers Chapter 5: Disaster Response Learning Objectives Opening Case 5.1 Aims of Response 5.2 Control Process and Measurement 5.3 Security Issues 5.4 Profile of an Effective Crisis Leader 5.5 Leading at the Time of Crisis: Competencies and Challenges 5.6 Evacuation and Migration 5.7 Administering First-Aid 5.8 Handling of Injured at Hospitals: Challenges and Issues 5.9 Mobilisation and Restoration of Essential Services 5.10 Search and Rescue Work 5.11 Modern and Traditional Methods of Response 5.11.1 Remote Sensing 5.11.2 GIS 5.11.3 Other Methods 5.12 A Model of an Ideal Command Centre 5.13 Summary Case Problem: Horror Hospital 5.14 Key words and Phrases 5.15 Objective Type Questions 5.16 Questions for Review 5.17 Answers Chapter 6: Disaster Recovery Learning Objectives Opening Case 6.1 Introduction to Medium- and Long-Term Recovery Aspects 6.2 Community Participation in Defining Objectives and Their Priorities 6.3 Identifying and Ascertaining Impact of Disaster 6.4 Participative Rehabilitation: Physical and Social Infrastructure 6.5 Social and Economic Rehabilitation: Capacity Building for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation 6.6 Recovery and Rebuilding Works 6.7 Facilitating Compensations to be Paid through Insurances and Government 6.8 Coping Strategies: Providing Counselling and Psychological Support 6.9 Summary Case Problem: Waiting for Godot! 6.10 Keywords and Phrases 6.11 Objective Type Questions 6.12 Questions for Review 6.13 Answers Part III: Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Disaster Management Chapter 7: Ascertaining Roles and Responsibilities Learning Objectives Opening Case 7.1 Roles and Responsibilities of Agencies 7.1.1 Collaboration 7.1.2 Communication 7.1.3 Strategic Planning 7.2 International and National Agencies 7.3 State and Local Bodies 7.4 Philanthropic Organisations 7.5 Role of Stakeholders 7.5.1 Social Groups 7.5.2 Economic Groups 7.5.3 Political Groups 7.5.4 Academicians and Researchers 7.6 Impact and Role of Media 7.7 Planning Commission and Its Role 7.8 Community-Based Approach to Disaster Management 7.9 Summary Case Problem: Every Second Reporting Syndrome 7.10 Keywords and Phrases 7.11 Objective Type Questions 7.12 Questions for Review 7.13 Reference 7.14 Answers Chapter 8: Insights on Challenges in Management of Disaster Learning Objectives Opening Case 8.1 Education on Disasters 8.2 Public Awareness 8.3 Public Health System: Its Role in Disaster Management Prevention 8.4 Addressing Challenges Through Triage Process 8.5 Charting a Hazard Map 8.6 Effect of Culture and Disaster Management 8.7 Environmental Degradation and Disasters: Addressing Challenges 8.8 Summary Case Problem: The Geography Lesson 8.9 Keywords and Phrases 8.10 Objective Type Questions 8.11 Questions for Review 8.12 Reference 8.13 Answers Chapter 9: Behavioral Aspects of Disaster Management Learning Objectives Opening Case 9.1 Identifying Socio-Psychological Needs in Mass Emergency 9.2 Different Psychological Considerations 9.3 Training in Humanitarian Professionalism 9.4 Community and Individual Empowerment 9.5 Community Building in Developing Local Resilience to Disasters 9.6 Developing Leaders 9.7 Importance of Communication and Commitment 9.8 Negotiating the Conditions and Effects of Vulnerability and Disaster 9.9 Summary Case Problem: Uphaar - The Gift 9.10 Key Words and Phrases 9.11 Objective Type Questions 9.12 Questions for Review 9.13 References 9.14 Answers

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