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Disaster management : international lessons in risk reduction, response and recovery

Author: Alejandro López-Carresi
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text opens a dialogue between theory and practice in disaster management. It offers vital lessons to practitioners from scholarship on natural hazards, disaster risk management and reduction and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandro López-Carresi
ISBN: 9781849713474 1849713472
OCLC Number: 742512405
Description: xxii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: who, what and why / Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard --
Part I. Prevention and risk reduction. Hazard, vulnerability, capacity, risk and participation / Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard --
Gender aspects of disaster management / Maureen Fordham and Lourdes Meyreles --
Community-based disaster risk reduction and disaster management / Emmanuel M. Luna --
People-centred early warning / Juan-Carlos Villagrán de León --
Disaster education in schools / Rajib Shaw, Yukiko Takeuchi and Koichi Shiwaku --
Many strong voices for climate change education: examples from Belize and Timor-Leste / Ilan Kelman, Jessica Mercer and Marianne Karlsson --
Managing infrastructure, environment and disaster risk / Ana Maria Cruz --
Part II. Response and recovery. emergency and disaster planning / David Alexander --
Common myths and misconceptions in disaster management / Alejandro López-Carresi --
Health aspects of disaster management / Joachim Kreysler --
Disaster insurance for the poor / Mihir Bhatt, Tommy Reynolds and Mehul Pandya --
Post-disaster recovery planning: introductory notes on its challenges and potentials / Camillo Boano --
Part III. Regional perspectives. Experiences from Sub-Saharan Africa / Dewald Van Niekerk and Ben Wisner --
Disaster risk management in Latin America and the Caribbean: four decades of evolution and change, 1970-2010 / Allan Lavell and Tania López-Marrero --
Disaster risk management in the Asia-Pacific: emerging trends and directions / Krishna S. Vatsa --
Part IV. Tools. Integrating people's capacities in disaster risk reduction through participatory mapping / Jake Rom D. Cadag and JC Gaillard --
A knowledge integration tool for disaster risk reduction including climate change / Ilan Kelman and Jessica Mercer --
Conclusion: addressing all vulnerabilities / Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard and members of the practitioner advisory panel.
Responsibility: [edited by] Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard.
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