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5th World Congress on Disaster Management: Volume I

Edited By

S. Ananda Babu

ISBN 9781032355429
Published September 21, 2022 by Routledge
452 Pages 222 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) brings researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world in the same platform to discuss various challenging issues of disaster risk management, enhance understanding of risks and advance actions for reducing risks and building resilience to disasters. The fifth WCDM deliberates on three critical issues that pose the most serious challenges as well as hold the best possible promise of building resilience to disasters. These are Technology, Finance, and Capacity. WCDM has emerged as the largest global conference on disaster management outside the UN system. The fifth WCDM was attended by more than 2500 scientists, professionals, policy makers and practitioners all around the world despite the prevalence of pandemic.

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Part 1: Harnessing Science and Technology for Building Resilience to Disasters

1. "Information Technology": The Utopian Solution to Achieving Disaster Resilience & Ensuring

Disaster Management

Col. Gaurav Bhatia, Arundhati Bhatia, Ranju Bhatia and Abhimanyu Bhatia

2. Female Frontline Health Workers’ and ICT in the COVID-19 Response in India

Krishnan Sneha and Purwar Deepshikha

3. Co-creating Climate Resilience Technological Solutions for Poor

Siraz Hirani

4. Exploring the Potential of Solar Energy in Disaster Management and Rescue Operations

Pooja Punetha, Sukriti Sharma and Asad H. Sahir

5. Harnessing Technology for Disaster Risk Management

Usman, A. Kibon, Bulus, A. Sawa and Ibrahim M. Bako

6. Technological Advances in the Development of Disaster Response Management Systems and Applications

Amritanjali and Geetanjali Kumari

7. Reaching Beyond Low Hanging Apelles to Technological Convergence to Combat Disasters

Like Desertification

Kavya Kamepalli

8. Technological Preparedness for Fire Disasters

K. C. Wadhwa

Part 2: Innovations in Construction Technology

9. A New Fire Safe Design Solution for Reinforced Concrete Beams at Catastrophic Fire Conditions

Banti A. Gedam

10. Seismic Evaluation of Frictional Damper Developed Using Waste Rubber Tires

Bharati, Amit Goyal and R. Siva Chidambram

11. Flexural Behaviour of Masonry Wall Strengthened with Waste PET Grid

Dinesh Chandra Pandey, Amit Goyal and R. Siva Chidambram

12. Numerical Approximation of 3D Heat Conduction in Early Age Mass Concrete Using Crank

Nicholson Implicit Finite Difference Method

Ugwuanyi Donald Chidiebere and Okafor Fidelis Onyebuchi

13. A Study on the Economic Perspective of Utilizing Liquid Tanks as Dynamic Vibration Absorbers in

Building Structures

Tanmoy Konar and Aparna (Dey) Ghosh

14. Smart Shelters for Multi Disasters—A Framework with Cloud Technology and Measurement Devices

K. Sasikala, P. Harikrishna, S. Thamarai Selvi and N. Lakshmanan

15. A Critical Analysis of Building Codes of Pakistan; Fire Safety Provision 2016

Ahmed Faraz Khan and Ijaz Ahmad

Part 3: Using Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things for Managing Risks of Disasters

16. IoT Enabled Manufacturing and Health Care Services: Potentialities and Prospects in India

Ashok G. Matani and Shamal. K. Doifode

17. Disasters—A New Setback to be Prepared vis-à-vis Artificial Intelligence

Nikhil Kaushal and Prerna Prajapati

18. Application of Artificial Intelligence for Managing Risks of Disasters

Akanksha Jain and Mudit Saxena

19. Scalable IOT solutions with the Amazon Echo Flex Model for 3P integrations

Anil Kumar Bheemaiah

20. Harnessing Technology for Disaster Risk Management: Internet of Things Applications Towards

Mapping of Technologies in Areas of Diagnostics, Testing, Healthcare Delivery Solutions and

Equipment Supplies: Challenges and Opportunities in India

Ashok G. Matani

21. Latest Advancements in IoT and Sensors Applications in Renewable Energy Systems Optimization

Ashok G. Matani

Part 4: Application of Remote Sensing, GIS, Drone and UAV for Disaster Risk Management

22. GIS, Remote Sensing and Drones for Disaster Risk Management

Venkata Rajgopala Gunturu

23. Integrating Weather Model & Remote Sensing Indices for Wheat Yield Prediction in Haryana, India

Manjeet, Anurag, Ram Niwas, Rajeev, Dinesh Tomar, Ram Niwas and S. K. Bansal

24. Floods, Sandbar Dynamics, and its Impact on Communities: GIS Based Case Studies from

Assam, India

Pulak Das

25. GIS Based Hazard Mapping and Vulnerability Assessment of Natural Hazards: A Case Study of

Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand

Vaibhav Pundir

26. Preparedness and Damage Assessment using UAVs for Management of Flood in India

Rudrashis Majumder, Shuvrangshu Jana, Prathyush P. Menon, Debasish Ghose, N. M. Prusty,

Bipasha Mukherjee and Aditi Ghosh

27. Cyclone Preparedness, Rescue Operations and Damage Assessment using UAVs

Rudrashis Majumder, Shuvrangshu Jana, Prathyush P. Menon, Debasish Ghose, N. M. Prusty,

Bipasha Mukherjee and Aditi Ghosh

Part 5: Application of Remote Sensing, GIS, Drone and UAV for Disaster Risk Management

28. Analysis of Compensatory Citizen Services from the Disaster Management Institutional Set Up in India

Devashish De

29. Assessment for Efficient Achievement of Disaster Resilience in India

Gargaei M. Chakravarthy

30. Multi-player Game-based Algorithm Using Set Partitioning for Resource Allocation During

Natural Disaster Response

Rudrashis Majumder and Debasish Ghose

31. Comparing priorities of Providers and Users with Respect to Disaster Management Strategies

Rajat Agrawal and Div Jyot Singh

32. Law and Disaster Management: A Critical Understanding

Awekta Verma

33. Governance of Disaster Management: Lessons Learnt and a Roadmap to Avert a

Future Chamoli Like Disaster

Gopal Vasudeo Wamane

34. Disaster Risks and Management In India: A Critical Analysis of the Disaster Management Act

Akash Kumar Patel and Divya Jain

35. Democratizing Disaster Risk Reduction: A Local Governance Approach to Contextual Knowledge

Production for Flood Planning in Kuttanad, India

Kaniska Singh, Fathima Nidha, Rohit Joseph and N. C. Narayanan

36. Sustainable Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of Multi-purpose Disaster Shelters (MPDS) in Bangladesh

Mohammad Shariful Islam, Samira Tasnim Progga and Tahsin Reza Hossain

37. Disaster Management in India: A Systematic Approach

Sunil Kumar Chaudhary

Part 6: Risk Governance in the Age of Pandemics

38. Existing Resilience Framework for Disaster Risk Management in India

Manish Sharma, Nand Kumar and Ashwani Kumar

39. System Dynamics Approach for COVID-19 Disaster Management

Anjali Saraswat and Satish Pipralia

40. Global Pandemic: Need for a Legal Framework

N. Nabila Hoque

41. Governance for COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Nasim Banu

42. Atmanirbharta—The Journey from Disaster to Human Resilience

Falguni Garg and Lakhan Dhameja

43. Development of Decision Support System for Effective COVID-19 Management

Shuvrangshu Jana, Rudrashis Majumder, Aashay Bhise, Nobin Paul, Stuti Garg and

Debasish Ghose

44. Disaster Management Law in the Context of Covid 19

Priya A Sondhi

45. Accelerating Action on SFDRR Targets D, E and G and Related SDGs in this Decade of


Aloysius Rego

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S. Ananda Babu is President of DMICS, Convenor of WCDM.