1st Edition

5th World Congress on Disaster Management: Volume II

Edited By S. Ananda Babu Copyright 2023
    630 Pages 412 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: Living with Floods—Case Studies in Flood Risk Management

    1. Assessing Vulnerability, Coping Mechanism & Adaptive Capacity of Community During Urban Floods:

    A Case of Kerala Floods 2018

    B. Sneha Singh and Anil Kumar Roy

    2. Flooding Problems in Periyar River Basin, Kerala—The Effects of Land Use Land Cover Changes

    Kashish Sadhwani, T. I. Eldho and Subhankar Karmakar

    3. Attitudinal Capacity and Flood Risk Management of the People of Kerala after the Flood Disaster

    M. V. Bindu

    4. Kosi Floods in Bihar: A Study from Anthropological Perspective

    Rahul Kumar Yaduka

    5. Operation Research on Flash Flood in River Dhauli Ganga On 7th February, 2021 at Tapovan—

    Raini Village, Joshimath, Chamoli

    Aditya Pratap Singh

    6. Multi-Stakeholder Planning and Coordination for Flood Risk Reduction in Bihar

    Vivek Kumar Singh, Geetanjali Kumari, Amrita Dhiman and Amritanjali Kumari

    7. Urban Floods in the Time of Pandemic—Hyderabad 2020

    Vijaya Kumari Nunna

    8. Himalayan Flash Floods, the Complexities and Challenges in Mitigation: Case Study of Chamoli Disaster

    Agraj Upadhyay, S. K. Joshi and P. K. Satyawali

    Part 2: Planning and Managing Risks of Floods and River Erosion

    9. Cloudburst Induced Flood Assessment in the North-Western Himalayan Region—

    A Case Study of Upper Beas Basin

    Sachchidanand Singh and Mitthan Lal Kansal

    10. PARA-FM: Graphical User Interface for Emergency Flood Planning and Management

    Utsav Rai, Durgakant Pushp, Aditya Choudhary, Amit Kumar, Chaitanya B., Rolif Lima, Abhinay N. S.,

    Rudrashis Majumder, Shuvrangshu Jana, Kaushik Das and Debasish Ghose

    11. Flood Response to Geomorphic Setup and Coastal Land Use Patterns: A Case Study in

    Krishna River Delta, Andhra Pradesh, India

    M. V. Ramana Murty, K. Mruthyunjaya Reddy and K. V. Swamy

    12. Flood Hazard Mapping for Disaster Management: Multisectoral Approach for a Riverine Region

    Deeksha Biswas and Anurag Bagade

    13. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Flood Management, A Case Study of Jammu and Kashmir

    Kowser Ali Jan and R. Balaji

    14. Tackling River Erosion: A Post-Disaster Transformative Framework

    Siji Chacko and Anil Kumar

    15. Flood Inundation Mapping Using C-band Synthetic-aperture Radar and Random Forest Algorithm:

    A Methodological Basis

    Swapnil Singh Parihar and Shafique Matin

    16. Public-Private-People Partnership (4P) Framework for Managing Floods in Raigad [MH]

    A. N. Chavan, S. M. Pore and S. R. Bhagat

    17. Role of Kerala Fire & Rescue Services Department in Handling Kerala Floods 2018

    B. Sandhya IPS, Nousad M. and Abdul Rasheed K.

    Part 3: Cyclone Risk Mitigation and Management

    18. Impact and Management of Super Cyclone Amphan in Odisha

    D. Panda and M. Devi

    19. At the Cross-roads in Cyclone-prone Odisha: Titli—The Butterfly’s Duel with Development

    Geeta Vaidyanathan and Ramani Sankaranarayanan

    20. Resilient Settlements Amid Cyclonic Storm—Empirical Evidence on Factors at Play from

    Southwest Coastal Bangladesh

    Sumaiyah Binte Mamun and Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed

    21. Climate Change Induced Cyclones in Arabian Sea and Mitigating the Emerging Risks for Small

    Scale Fishermen Community

    Vaishnavi and Katyayini Sood

    22. Vulnerability Assessment of a Cyclone Affected Community Kapateswar, Puri Sadar

    Chestha Khurana and Meghna Chatterji

    23. Evolution of Vulnerability to Cyclones: A Study of Storm Surge Vulnerability in the

    Coastal Blocks of South Twenty-four Parganas, West Bengal During 1997–2019

    Nandita Singh and Neeti Neeti

    24. Study and Impact of Cyclones Over Coastal Regions of India

    Aakanksha Darge and S. R. Bhagat

    Part 4: Managing Risks of Drought

    25. Machine Learning Tools and Techniques for Prediction of Droughts

    Rashmi Nitwane, Vaishali D. Bhagile and R. R. Deshmukh

    26. Assessment of Rainfall Variability and Drought Features in Bundelkhand Region of

    Madhya Pradesh, India

    R. V. Galkate, R. P. Pandey and Shalini Yadava

    27. Drought Crisis In Rajasthan and Their Management

    Harish Samaria

    28. Floods as Prequels to Droughts and Lessons for Drought Resilience

    I. Kavila, B. V. Hari and Amrutha Sasidharan

    29. Reliability, Resilience, and Vulnerability Risk Assessment of Extreme Hydrological Disasters

    Using Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) of India

    Sachin Bhere and Manne Janga Reddy

    30. A Survey of Drought Impact and Mitigation in the State of Telangana

    Vijaya Kumari Nunna

    Part 5: Climate Change and Disasters—New Dimensions

    31. Role of Local Sea-level Rise on Disaster Exposure in Coastal Island

    Vinay S., Aishwarya N. and Bharath H. A.

    32. Spatial Variability of Climate Extreme Indices Over Mahanadi Basin (India)

    R. K. Jaiswal, A. K. Lohani, R. V. Galkate and S. Jain

    33. Climate Change—Induced Natural Disaster: A Case Study of 2013 Kedarnath Disaster,


    Neha Gupta, Josodhir Das and James Xavier Paul

    34. Framework for Evaluating the Physical Infrastructure Vulnerability Due to Relative Sea-Level

    Rise in Coastal Districts of Kerala—Case of Alappuzha

    R. S. Vishnu and Anurup K.

    35. Increasing Risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) as a Consequence of Climate Change

    in the Himalayan Region

    Ahmed Faraz Khan

    36. Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Modelling

    A. K. Lohani, Sanjay K. Jain and R. K. Jaiswal

    37. Comparative Analysis of Developed, Developing and Underdeveloped Countries in Regards to

    Climate Change and Global Policies

    Aanchal Pundir

    38. The Most Credible 05 Elements to Tackle Displacement in Nearest 10 Years of Asia

    Mahendra Jagath Kuragodage

    39. Climate Change and its Interconnectedness with Natural Disasters: A Global Perspective

    Areeba Naaz and Parvez Hayat IPS

    40. Climate-Induced Displacement and Climate Disaster Law: Challenges and Opportunities

    Sunil Kumar Chaudhary

    41. Climate Hazards and the Role of Local Authorities: Exploring the Indian Legal Framework

    Chandrika Mehta

    Part 6: Technological Disasters

    42. An Incident of Styrene Monomer Gas Poisoning at Visakhapatnam

    Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti, M. D., Saurabh Dalal and Mounika Jonnavittula House Surgeon

    43. Chemical Disaster: Leakage of Styrene Gas at L. G. Polymers, Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

    Anupam Srivastava

    44. Managing a Blackout—The Consequences of an Oil Spill at Sea

    Malini S. Shankar and K. M. Sivakholundu

    45. Baghjan Fire: A Case Study of the ‘2020 Assam Gas and Oil Leak’ at Baghjan Oil Field,

    Tinsukia, Assam

    Swapnali Gogoi, Bubu Baruah and Annekha Chetia

    46. Assessing the Risk of Fire Hazard: A Case Study of Delhi

    Kanika Bhatia and Aakash Upadhyay

    47. CBRN Management in India

    Pankaj Kumar

    48. Covid-19 Necessitates Review of Existing Framework for Management of CBRN

    Disasters/Emergencies in India

    Brigadier Kamal Singh Chauhan

    Part 7: Other Disasters

    49. Are Strong Aftershocks Always Triggered by a Positive Coulomb Stress Change?:

    A Case Study of the 2018 Indonesia (Sulawesi) MW 7.5 Tsunamigenic Earthquake

    Nazeel Sabah and Daya Shanker

    50. Sedimentation Modeling of 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Towards Early Warning Strategy

    Abdullah Ansari, Javed N Malik and Shivam Tripathi

    51. Forest Fire Risk Zone Mapping in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, Kerala, India

    Using Geospatial Techniques and Fire Risk Index (FRI) Method

    Shalu George, Kripa K., Anbazhagi S. and Muthukumar Muthuchamy

    52. Forest Fire Early Detection System using Wireless Beacon Network and UAV based Object Detection

    Amal Sujith, Sagar Sajeev and Vishnu O. V.

    53. Patterns and Consequences: Australian Bushfires

    Ritu Bir and Meenakshi Singh

    54. Global trend of Forest Fire and its Management

    Rajesh Thakur

    55. Building Disaster Resilience to Cloud Burst Events in Uttrakhand, India

    Anjali Saraswat and Satish Pipralia

    56. Heat Wave and Outbreak of Encephalitis—A Case Study of Bihar

    Sunil Kumar Chaudhary


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