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Disaster Management

Dr. Mrinalini Pandey

ISBN: 9788126549245

240 pages

eBook also available for institutional users 

INR 549


This book on Disaster Management is an attempt to systematically arrange the learnings and experiences to manage disasters. It contains specific strategies have been laid down effectively to 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.




Part I Disaster Management: A Prologue


Chapter 1 Introduction to Disaster Management

1.1 Concept of Disaster

1.2 Causes and Types of 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

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

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

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

3.1 Disaster Mitigation: Meaning and Concept

3.2 Structural Mitigation

3.3 Non-Structural Mitigation

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

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

4.1 Introduction to Disaster Preparedness

4.2 The Three A’s of Disaster Preparedness

4.3 Principles of Disaster Preparedness

4.4 Steps of Disaster Preparedness

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

4.12 Keywords and Phrases

4.13 Objective Type Questions

4.14 Questions for Review

4.15 Answers


Chapter 5 Disaster Response

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 Mobilization and Restoration of Essential Services

5.10 Search and Rescue Work

5.11 Modern and Traditional Methods of Response

5.12 A Model of an Ideal Command Centre

5.13 Summary

5.14 Key words and Phrases

5.15 Objective Type Questions

5.16 Questions for Review

5.17 Answers


Chapter 6 Disaster Recovery

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

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

7.1 Roles and Responsibilities of Agencies

7.2 International and National Agencies

7.3 State and Local Bodies

7.4 Philanthropic Organizations

7.5 Role of Stakeholders

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

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

8.1 Education on Disasters

8.2 Public Awareness

8.3 Public Health System: It’s 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

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

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

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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