Disaster Management and Human Health Risk IV: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes

Disaster Management and Human Health Risk IV: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes

by S. M. Sener


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This book contains papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Disaster Management held at the Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul Technical University.

The Conference provided a forum for the interchange of knowledge and experience in how to respond to the increasing risk of natural and man-made disasters. Recent major earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and other natural phenomena have resulted in huge losses in terms of human life and destruction of property. A new range of man-made disasters have afflicted humanity in modern times; terrorist activities have been added to more classical disasters such as those due to the failure of industrial installations for instance.

It is important to understand the nature of these global risks to be able to develop strategies to prepare for these events and plan effective responses in terms of disaster management and the associated human health impacts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845649265
Publisher: WIT Press
Publication date: 05/20/2015
Series: WIT Transactions on The Built Environment , #150
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Keynote address
Section 1: Disaster analysis ( 2 papers)
Section 2: Disaster monitoring and mitigation (5 papers)
Section 3: Emergency preparedness (5 papers)
Section 4: Risk assessment and mitigation (4 papers)
Section 5: Risk and security (3 papers)
Section 6: Safety and resilience (2 papers)
Section 7: Socio-economic issues (4 papers)
Section 8: Case studies ( 3 papers)
Author index

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