Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness / Edition 1

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Overview

With this book, readers will learn how to apply their knowledge and skills in order to create communities that are more resilient to the impacts of hazards. It clearly presents the major principles involved in preparing for and mitigating the impacts of hazards in emergency management. This resource also provides real-world examples of different tools and techniques that emergency managers can use to reduce the impact of different types of hazards.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471790198
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Series: Fast-Track Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna K. Schwab is in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

David J. Brower is a Research Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Professor Brower teaches courses in land use and environmental planning, environmental ethics, planning law, coastal zone management, and sustainable development.

His research interests include growth management, coastal zone management, integrating the impacts of natural hazards, sustainable development, and environmental ethics. Dr. Brower is currently working to create a graduate course for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Higher Education Project.

Dr. Brower also has an active planning consulting practice and is admitted to practice law in several states as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served as an officer and on the boards of several state and national organizations including the American Planning Association and the Growth Management Institute.

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Table of Contents

1. Hazards vs. Disasters.

2. Meteorological and Hydrological Hazards.

3. Geological Hazards.

4. Man-Made Hazards.

5. Hazards Management Framework.

6. The Role of the Federal Government.

7. Mitigation Hazards at the State Level.

8. Local Government Power.

9. Community Resilience and the Private Sector.

10. Risk Assessment.

11. Preparedness Activities.

12. Hazard Mitigation Tools and Techniques.

13. Hazard Mitigation Planning.

14. Building a Culture of Prevention.

Endnotes.

Glossary.

Index.

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