International Lessons in Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery
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There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital lessons to practitioners from scholarship on natural hazards, disaster risk management and reduction and developments studies, opening up new insights in accessible language with practical applications. It also offers to academics the insights of the enormous experience practitioners have accumulated, highlighting gaps in research and challenging assumptions and theories against the reality of experience. Disaster Management covers issues in all phases of the disaster cycle: preparedness, prevention, response and recovery. It also addresses cross-cutting issues including political, economic and social factors that influence differential vulnerability, and key areas of practice such as vulnerability mapping, early warning, infrastructure protection, emergency management, reconstruction, health care and education, and gender issues. The team of international authors combine their years of experience in research and the field to offer vital lessons for practitioners, academics and students alike.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction:Who What and Why?, Editors. Part 1: Prevention and Risk Reduction 2. HAZARD, VULNERABILITY, CAPACITY, RISK AND PARTICIPATION, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard. 3. GENDER ASPECTS OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT, Maureen Fordham and Lourdes Meyreles 4. COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT, Emmanuel M. Luna. 5. PEOPLE-CENTRED EARLY WARNING, Juan-Carlos Villagran de Leon. 6. DISASTER EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS, Rajib Shaw, Yukiko Takeuchi and Koichi Shiwaku. 7.MANY STRONG VOICES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION: EXAMPLES FROM BELIZE AND TIMOR-LESTE, Ilan Kelman, Jessica Mercer, and Marianne Karlsson Part 2: Response and Recovery 8. MANAGING INFRASTRUCTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER RISK, Ana Maria Cruz 9. EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PLANNING, David Alexander 10. COMMON MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT, Alejandro López-Carresi 11. HEALTH ASPECTS OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT, Joachim Kreysler 1 2 DISASTER INSURANCE FOR THE POOR, Mihir Bhatt, Tommy Reynolds and Mehul Pandya 13. POST-DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING: INTRODUCTORY NOTES ON ITS CHALLENGES AND POTENTIALS, Camillo Boano Part 3: Regional Perspectives 14.. Experiences from SUB-SAHARAN Africa, Dewald van Niekerk and Ben Wisner 15. DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: FOUR DECADES OF EVOLUTION AND CHANGE, 1970 TO 2010, Allan Lavell and Tania López-Marrero 16. DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC: EMERGING TRENDS AND DIRECTIONS, Krishna S. Vatsa 17. INTEGRATING PEOPLE’S CAPACITIES IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION THROUGH PARTICIPATORY MAPPING, Jake Rom D. Cadag and J.C. Gaillard 18. A KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION TOOL FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION INCLUDING CLIMATE CHANGE, Ilan Kelman and Jessica Mercer 19. CONCLUSION: ADDRESSING ALL VULNERABILITIES, Editors & Members of Practitioner Advisory Panel
Alejandro López-Carresi is founder and director of CEDEM Centre for Disaster and Emergency Management in Madrid, Spain.
Maureen Fordham is Principal Lecturer and Enterprise Fellow at the Department of Geography, Northumbria University, UK.
Ben Wisner, who has worked in development and hazards for 47 years, is a research affiliate at University College London, UK.
Ilan Kelman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO) in Norway.
JC Gaillard is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
"The book is written for communities and social practitioners to understand the whole process of disaster management. It is reassuring to learn that laws to combat disasters are introduced in almost all countries and are backed up by national action plans and capacity building."
Trupti Patel, Institution of Civil Engineers