1st Edition

5th World Congress on Disaster Management: Volume I

Edited By S. Ananda Babu Copyright 2023
    452 Pages 222 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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


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