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Making India Disaster Resilient Challenges and Future Perspectives

Making India Disaster Resilient [electronic resource] : Challenges and Future Perspectives / edited by Vishwa Raj Sharma, Chandrakanta.
1st ed. 2024.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2024.
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1 online resource (XVI, 304 p.) 162 illus., 154 illus. in color.
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Various natural and man-made hazards are nowadays increasingly considered as disasters, particularly by individual and communities are lacking in awareness and where a system as a whole has no adequate management mechanism. Consequently, the world is facing serious negative outcome in form of loss of life, injury, disability, loss of property, infrastructure, and economic disruption followed by psycho-social disorders. Other than this, disasters adversely affect wildlife and environment in long terms. Developing countries are worst sufferers as these regions are poorly prepared for potential hazards at one hand and are exposed to disasters due to the complexity of (socio-cultural, economic and physical) vulnerability. Government, World communities, NGOs are recognizing the problems and are trying to build resilient communities to reduce disaster impact at various levels. Year 1990-99 was observed as the decade for natural disaster reduction by United Nations (UN) and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) was established to support and coordinate this movement. Year 2015 has been very important in the history as three global agreements have been signed by global communities (Sustainable development goals, Paris agreement and Sendai framework for DRR). Where, SDGs are extension of MDGs to make the planet more sustainable. It proposed 17 goals and 15 years' time frame adopted in the year 2015. SDGs target various social, cultural, economic, challenges followed by wildlife, environmental protection through knowledge share and technological innovation among all member countries. In December 2015, UNFCCC reached a landmark agreement to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future known as Paris agreement. Sendai Framework 2015 is voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the state has the primary role to reduce disaster risk but that responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders including local government, the private sector and other stakeholders. This framework focuses on the pre-disaster management rather than post disaster relief and recovery. This book is an insight into the various issues related to the emerging disasters (both natural and man-made), vulnerable communities, and government initiatives taken with a geographical focus on India. This volume contains selected chapters written by faculty and research scholars. This book is an empirical work on disasters vulnerabilities and management which will benefit researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and policy makers.
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Introduction and overview
Value of case study method
Part 1: Flood
Urban flooding as an emerging challenge: Evidence from Chennai city
Understanding flood risk and livelihood resilience in Begusarai
Recent disasters in Kerala: Evidences from the field
Flood plain mapping using Hecrus Model and geospatial techniques- A case study of varanasi city
Part 2: Climate change and land use
Contending global warming by popularising environment friendly fuel -Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Increasing vulnerability of Arabian Sea towards cyclonic storms
Mapping agricultural drought vulnerability at regional level using GIS: A case study
Part 3: Fire/Smog
HRVC assessment of urban fire hazard: A case study of Malviya Nagar, Delhi
Forest fire severity mapping using geospatial techniques: A case study of a part of Bandipur Reserve Forest, India
Fire hazards in Anaj Mandi (Grain Market), Old Delhi: Vulnerability and resilience
Assessment of fire disaster risk reduction in higher educational institutions in Delhi
Part 4: Earthquake and other related hazards
Earthquake awareness and preparedness survey of Yamuna River and surrounding region of Delhi
Mapping fire, earthquake and bio-hazard in Delhi: A micro level study
Surface deformation modelling using C-Band SAR Data - A case study on Shimla Town, Himachal Pradesh, India
Part 5: Disaster and gender
Gendered spaces, climate change and resilience in a Squatter Slum of Global South
Part 6: Human aspects: Impact, vulnerability and governance
Community participation in disaster risk reduction: A case study of Chamoli District, Uttarakhand
Regulatory framework for regional cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in India and Globe
Part 7: Summary
Summary and concluding remarks.
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