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Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disasters: International Perspectives / Edition 1

Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disasters: International Perspectives / Edition 1

by C. Emdad Haque


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Practitioners in natural hazards reduction and policy makers in climatic change and natural hazards management

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402031120
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/14/2005
Edition description: Reprint of Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Vol. 10, Issue 3
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Emdad Haque is the Director and Professor at the Natural Resources Institute at the University of manitobe, Canada. Prior to joining the University of Manitoba in 2001, Dr. Haque was a Professor of Geography at Brandon University where he had served as Chair of the Department of Geography during 1997-2000. Dr. Haque's primary academic interest is to explore into the various facets of, and processes in the nature and society interface. His background is in the area of resource and environmental management, with concentrations in environmental risk assessment, hazard and disaster management, and water resource management.

Dr. Haque's current research interest centers around human involvement in addressing problems concerning the environment and our natural and other resources.

At the present time, his research involvement encompasses the following multidisciplinary areas: formulation of a participatory decision-making framework for sustainable floodplain management; the nature and role of risk perception and communication in disaster management; an assessment of knowledge of, and research on environmental hazards and risks as well as social and environmental impact assessment of water resource development projects.

Dr. Haque serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Natural Hazards.

Table of Contents

Adaptation Options And Strategies For Hazards And Vulnerability Mitigation: An International Perspective; C.E. Haque and Ian Burton. Section 1: Vulnerability, Mitigation and Response to Atmospheric and Hydro-climatic Hazards. Risk Mitigation Strategies For Tornadoes In The Context Of Climate Change And Development; G.A. McBean. Mitigation Of The Impact Of Tropical Cyclones In Northern Australia Through Community Capacity Enhancement; Linda Anderson-Berry and David King. Improving Access To Water Resources Through Rainwater Harvesting As A Mitigation Measure: The Case Of The Brazilian Semi-Arid Region; Adelia de Melo Branco, João Suassuna and Semira Adler Vainsencher. The Value Of Public Participation During A Hazards, Impact, Risk, And Vulnerability (HIRV) Analysis; Laurie Pearce. Section 2: Development and Ethical Approaches to Mitigation. ‘Benefit Cost Analysis’ Of Disaster Mitigation: Application As A Policy And Decision-Making Tool; Philip T. Ganderton. Mitigating Natural Disasters: The Role Of Eco-Ethics; David Etkin and Ingrid Leman Stefanovic. Sustainable Development And Hazards Mitigation In The United States; Dennis S. Mileti and Julie L. Gailus. Section 3: National and Regional Mitigation Policies and Strategies. Canada’s Experience In Developing A National Disaster Mitigation Strategy: A Deliberative Dialogue Approach; Valeriah Hwacha. An Analysis Of Risk Mitigation Considerations In Regional Reconstruction In Turkey: The Missing Link; Polat Gülkan. Climate Change And Natural Hazards In Northern Canada: Integrating Perspectives With Government Policy; John Newton, C.D. James Paci and Aynslie Ogden.

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