Disaster Resilience

Written By Douglas Paton
Disaster Resilience
  • Publsiher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release : 12 June 2017
  • ISBN : 0398091692
  • Pages : 438 pages
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Download or read book entitled Disaster Resilience by author: Douglas Paton which was release on 12 June 2017 and published by Charles C Thomas Publisher with total page 438 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Douglas Paton,David Johnston
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12
  • Total pages : 438
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and ...

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Douglas Paton,David Moore Johnston
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 321
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : This book will fill the gaps that hamper the effective utilization of the resilience and sustainability concepts within emergency planning: one concerns the lack of a comprehensive review of this multi-level concept; the second relates to its multi-level nature. Specifically, the text identifies a need for the systematic integration of ...

Building Community Disaster Resilience Through Private Public Collaboration

Building Community Disaster Resilience Through Private Public Collaboration
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Geographical Sciences Committee,Committee on Private-Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-17
  • Total pages : 142
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : Natural disasters--including hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods--caused more than 220,000 deaths worldwide in the first half of 2010 and wreaked havoc on homes, buildings, and the environment. To withstand and recover from natural and human-caused disasters, it is essential that citizens and communities work together to anticipate threats, limit their effects, ...

Applications of Social Network Analysis for Building Community Disaster Resilience

Applications of Social Network Analysis for Building Community Disaster Resilience
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-23
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the identification of the relationships and attributes of members, key actors, and groups that social networks comprise. The National Research Council, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security, held a two-day workshop on the use of SNA for the purpose of building community ...

Local Disaster Resilience

Local Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Ashley D. Ross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-12
  • Total pages : 282
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these unprecedented disasters has been fraught with missteps in ...

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : National Academies,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-29
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natural hazards can all lead to large-scale consequences for the nation and its communities. Communities and the nation thus face difficult fiscal, social, cultural, and ...

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities
  • Author : Rajib Shaw,Anshu Sharma
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Total pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : Whilst it is impossible to make resistant urban growth, resilience is becoming more widely accepted and urban systems must be resilient enough to cope with the climate related hazards. This book highlights the issues of resilience through regional, national, city and community-based studies....

Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Small States

Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Small States
  • Author : Wonderful Hope Khonje,Travis Mitchell
  • Publisher : Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Release Date : 2019-10-07
  • Total pages : 250
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Small States: Commonwealth Perspectives offers timely and expert analysis of differentiated exposure of small states to natural disasters, including an examination of specific interventions for strengthening small states’ resilience to this phenomenon...

Disaster Resiliency

Disaster Resiliency
  • Author : Naim Kapucu,Christopher Vincent Hawkins,Fernando I. Rivera
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 413
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably continue to occur, but by understanding the concept of ...

Disaster Resilience in South Asia

Disaster Resilience in South Asia
  • Author : Iftekhar Ahmed,Kim Maund,Thayaparan Gajendran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-29
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : This book considers the challenges of building disaster resilience in South Asia – a region that frequently experiences some of the most severe and devastating impacts of disasters. Despite significant work to assist affected communities, many smaller South Asian countries remain particularly vulnerable in terms of fostering disaster resilience. Drawing on ...

Framing Community Disaster Resilience

Framing Community Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Hugh Deeming,Maureen Fordham,Christian Kuhlicke,Lydia Pedoth,Stefan Schneiderbauer,Cheney Shreve
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2019-01-04
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : An essential guide to the foundations, research and practices of community disaster resilience Framing Community Disaster Resilience offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters. The text draws on the activities and achievements of the project emBRACE: ...

Planning for Community based Disaster Resilience Worldwide

Planning for Community based Disaster Resilience Worldwide
  • Author : Adenrele Awotona
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-14
  • Total pages : 470
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery for vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource that discusses, in considerable depth, the multifaceted matrix of ...

Private Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience

Private Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Geographical Science Committee,Committee on Private-Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-23
  • Total pages : 86
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) on the United States prompted a rethinking of how the United States prepares for disasters. Federal policy documents written since 9/11 have stressed that the private and public sectors share equal responsibility for the security of the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets. Private sector entities ...

Developing Disaster Resilient Housing in Vietnam Challenges and Solutions

Developing Disaster Resilient Housing in Vietnam  Challenges and Solutions
  • Author : Tuan Anh Tran
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-12-21
  • Total pages : 245
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : This book provides a comprehensive understanding on disaster resilient housing within the Vietnam context particularly and the developing world generally. The book has identified the root causes of housing vulnerability, restrictions to safe housing development, concepts of disaster resilient housing, key issues/factors implementers and building designers need to consider, ...

An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability
  • Author : Indrajit Pal,Jason von Meding,Sangam Shrestha,Iftekhar Ahmed,Thayaparan Gajendran
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-17
  • Total pages : 535
  • ISBN : 0398091692
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Summary : This book includes selected papers presented at the international expert forum on “Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education,” held at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand on 1–2 December 2017. The journey towards disaster risk reduction and resilience requires the participation of a wide array of stakeholders ranging from academics ...