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Disaster Management : Future Challenges and Opportunities

Edited by Jagbir Singh, I K Pub, 2007, pbk, xii, 352 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 8189866464, $0.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. I. Natural disaster management: 1. Fire disaster: challenges, opportunities and its management -- a case study of Australia/Joan Schreijaeg-Gilmour. 2. Challenges of flood disaster management: a case study Noida/R.B. Singh and Swarnima Singh. 3. Global warming: challenges for food security in India/Mohinder Singh Kadayan. 4. Landslide disasters and its management/Alpana Parmar and Sheel Kumar. 5. Flood disaster: its impact, challenges and management in India/Rajesh Kumar Abhay. 6. Earthquake hazard management/Sheel Kumar. II. Man made disasters: 7. Temporal transport hazard dynamics: a case study of Delhi/R.B. Singh and Swarnima Singh. 8. Solid waste management: post-disaster/Bharat Jhamnani and S.K. Singh. 9. Preliminary assessment of impact of Tsunami on the nutrient and sediment dynamics in the Pichavaram Mangrove Ecosystem, India/A.L. Ramanathan, Rajesh Kumar Ranjan and M. Bala Krishna Prasad. 10. AIDS: Health disaster, Challenges and its management in Delhi/Neetu Malik. 11. A threat of bio-terrorism in mega cities/Anand Shukla. 12. Antibacterial activity of some Botano-extracts against plant pathogenic Bacteria Pseudomonas syringae/S.K. Bhardwaj. 13. Technological hazards: man-made disasters/Surender Singh. 14. Climate change and vulnerability of Coastal Mega Cities/Shyamoli Sen and Sushmita Goswami. 15. Fire hazard management in urban areas/Vidhi Saluja and Sheel Kumar. III. Role of technology in disaster management: 16. Future applications and challenges of Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS in disaster management in India/Jagbir Singh. 17. Fire disaster and its possible management through GIS Technology in Delhi/Anupma Verma. 18. Avalanches problem in India and the role of GIS, Remote Sensing and Information Technology in its mitigation/Sabina Walia. IV. Community preparedness: 19. Vulnerability analysis and mitigation: key to disaster management/R.B. Singh. 20. Partnership development with VBOs in disaster management in Delhi/Biranchi Rout and Vijay Ummidi. 21. The impact of Tsunami on the groundwater quality in Tamil Nadu, South East Coast of India/A.L. Ramanathan, Chidambaram and G. Senthil Kumar. 22. Role of tourism business firms in disaster management strategies/P.V. Khatri. 23. Impact of Tsunami on coastal zones/G. Senthil Kumar and S. Chidambaram. 24. Challenges and opportunities to disaster management in India/Swati Thakur.

"The speed and enormity of sudden disasters has forced man to react in a speedy way to come to the rescue of the people involved. The following factors are necessary to accomplish this: The exact location of the disaster site and the type of disaster, as these determine the sort of aid required.

This book will provide a broad range of critical and practical ideas and intensive information with the latest data regarding Disaster Management at local, regional, national, and international levels. The importance of Warning Systems, Remote Sensing, GPS (Global Positioning System) and GIS (Geographical Information System) cannot be overemphasized as with highly trained people understanding and using these equipment, many thousands of lives will be saved in the future."

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