1st Edition

Fifth World Congress on Disaster Management: Volume IV Proceedings of the International Conference on Disaster Management, November 24-27, 2021, New Delhi, India

Edited By S. Anand Babu Copyright 2023

    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, practitioners all around the world despite the prevalence of pandemic.


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    Part 1: Building Resilience of Communities to Disasters

    1. Indigenous Knowledge and Practices of the Small Ethnic Communities of Asia-Pacific Island Countries in Facing Hydro-meteorological Hazards

    Mahfuzul Haque

    2. An Inquiry in to Critical Factors of Community Resilience of Tribal Community: A Case of Kerala

    Geetha A. and Shyni Anil Kumar

    3. Where the Underprivileged Achieve Disaster Resilience: The Dawn of a Self-Sufficient Neighborhood

    Monisha Makena and Shriya Sahu

    4. Poverty and Disaster Risk Reduction Link for Sustainable Development "A Case Study of Union Councils of District Swabi"

    Ahmed Faraz Khan

    5. Life with Jiadhal: A Study of Indigenous Knowledge and Practices in Disaster Resilience

    Annekha Chetia

    6. Redesigning the Community-Based Disaster Risk Management Approach in India with Addition of Risk Perception from the Communities

    Bhola Saha, D. Saran Prakash, Tanmay Gound and Repaul Kanji

    7. Strengthening Indigenous Capacity for Building Resilience: A Case Study of Community Grain Banks in Palamu, Jharkhand

    Akanksha Pandey

    8. Indigenous Capacity for Disaster Resilience of the Flood Affected People in Bangladesh

    Md. Anwar Hossain

    9. Family Preparedness for Disaster Risk Reduction by Engaging Local Governance and Communities in Bihar (India)

    Geetanjali Kumari, Vivek Kumar Singh, Amritanjali and Amrita Dhiman

    10. Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sendai Framework: What Does it Mean for Bihar Disaster Resilience Practitioners?

    Sunil Kumar Chaudhary

    Part 2: Developing Capacity for Building Resilience to Disasters

    11. Kautilya’s Antecedents, Contemporary Disaster Resilience: Relevance of Today’s Strengths and Limitations

    Prof. Priti Diliprao Pohekar

    12. Avhan: Maharashtra Chancellors Brigade: NSS: State Level Training Camp on Disaster Preparedness

    Shrikrishna Digambar Tupare

    13. Can Disaster Management Capabilities be enhanced through a Well Developed and Structured Training Embedded Capacity Building Strategy?

    Prayaga M. A.

    14. Hopeful Tomorrow

    Jaypal Patil

    15. A Study of Community Vulnerability and Capacity in the Context of Climate Change in Majuli, Assam

    Josephine Nongmaithem

    16. Basic Education on Disaster Management for Saving Lives

    Bhasker Gupta

    17. Capacity Development for Pri on Disaster Management in the Flood Affected Districts in Bihar

    Ashok Kumar Sahay and R. B. Singh

    18. Building Resilience Through Disaster Management Perspectives in Higher Education

    Leena Mahesh Gadkari, Swati Desai and Pankaj Natu

    Part 3: Disaster Preparedness for Response

    19. Military Response to Natural Disasters: The Resilience of Affected Nations

    Chad A. Long

    20. A Review of Response to COVID 19—IRS as Management Tool

    V. N. Supanekar

    21. Evacuation of the Transient Population: Review of the Behavioral Aspects and Challenges

    Suvam Banerjee, Indrajit Ghosh and Rajat Rastogi

    22. Ham Club Station within District EOCs to Reduce Disaster Mortality

    Kailash Gupta

    23. Assessing the Capacity of Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) for Disaster Response: A Case of Kozhikode District, Kerala

    Shyni Anilkumar

    24. The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Institutional Mechanism of Police Force in Akola District

    Shubham M. Daberao

    25. Safety Up-gradation in Indian Nuclear Power Plants; Education and Preparedness on Disaster Management for First Respondents to Ensure Safety of Plant Personnel and Public

    R. Sureshkumar, N. N. Pisharody and K. K. De

    26. Fire as a Disaster: Review of VariousPrevention, Protection and Management Techniques

    Sanjeev Kumar Joshi and Amit Kumar Saini

    27. Evolution of Disaster Management in Indian Railways

    Bhupinder Singla and Samarth Singh

    28. Disaster Communication—Role of Civil Society in Preparedness

    Harsha Bhargavi Pandiri

    29. Emergence of Grey Water, Past Present and Future: An Overview

    Sonam Saroha

    Part 4: Resilient Energy and Infrastructure

    30. Seismic Response Evaluation of Electrical Equipment—An Approach for Resilient Power System

    R. Panneer Selvam and Yamini Gupta

    31. Climate Change Induced Disaster and Resilient Infrastructure In Coastal Area

    Nur E Alam Md Jobayer Sarwar

    32. A Noble Ultra Low Cost Vibration Detection and Warning System to Avoid Railway Accidents

    Sanjoy Deb, Saravana Kumar R. and Ramkumar R

    33. Latest Innovations in Optimizing Renewable Energy Systems Infrastructure Efficiency

    Ashok G. Matani

    34. Resilient Infrastructure: A Paradigm Shift to Safe Structures

    Ramrakhiyani Juhi

    35. Business Continuity Planning for Rail Infrastructure in India under Multi-hazard Risk Analysis

    Dheeraj Joshi

    36. Safe and Reliable Railway Operations Through Assessment and Mitigation of Wheel-Slip Risks in Railways

    Shikha Saini

    37. Assessing the Role of Infrastructure Resilience within Community Resilience in Disaster Management

    Vidya M. P. and Shyni Anilkumar

    38. An Innovative Approach to Cost Effective Design of Earthquake-Resistant Bridges and Roads

    Sunil Kumar Chaudhary

    39. Role of Dynamics in Seismic Resilience of Built Structures in India

    B. M. Raisinghani, T. H. Bhoraniya, A. Kumar, A. Jaiswal and S. G. Shah

    40. Earthquake Risk Reduction: Effective Recovery for Building Sustainable Community Resilience

    Tanushree Verma

    Part 5: Resilience of Built up Environment

    41. Assessing Building Vulnerability of Indian Cities in Earthquake Zone V

    Tanushri Kamble and Sarika Bahadure

    42. Risk Assessment and Mitigation of Tehri-Koteshwar Road in the Lesser Himalayas, India

    Koushik Pandit, Mahendra Singh and Jagdish Prasad Sahoo

    43. ‘Blue Economy’ vs ‘Coastal Human Settlements and Their Houses’—A Framework to Identify Similar Construction Methods and Materials

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

    44. Evolution of Humanitarian Shelter Aid Design and Quarantine Housing in COVID 19 Pandemic

    Kankana Narayan Dev and Amarendra Kumar Das

    45. Buildings in Severe Earthquake Zones Made of Structural Steel Hollow and Plate Members

    Arup Saha Chaudhuri and Avijit Ghosh

    46. P-Delta Effects on SCWB & WCSB Steel Frames Subject To Seismic Loading

    Arup Saha Chaudhuri, Ritu parna Chatterjee, Tan moy Banerjee and Uttarayan Chakrabarty

    47. Importance of Risk Allocation for Insuring Large Infrastructure Projects: A Legal Perspective

    Bhavya Bose, Abhay Dev Sharma and Kartik Baijal

    Part 6: Managing Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in Disasters

    48. Reducing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Through Nostalgia Inducing Music: Exploring the Role of Resilience

    Sahiba Sharma and Gyan Prakash

    49. Managing Post-traumatic Stress Disorders in Disasters: University Students

    Priyanka Verma and Sheela Misra

    50. Post-traumatic Reactions of Adolescents in a Conflict Region: Findings from an Ethnographic Study on Mental Health in Jammu and Kashmir

    Urfat Anjem Mir, Kokila Khanna and Anushka Singh

    51. The Impact of Natural Disaster on the Mental Health of Rescue Workers

    V. Vithya, Neethu P. S. and Amala Sudarsan

    52. Effectiveness of Training Workshop for Health and Mental Health Professionals on Psychosocial Care in Disaster Management

    Anil Hemanna Doddamani, Sanjeev Kumar Manikappa and Sekar Kasi

    53. Samaashraya: An Innovative Mental Health Clinic for Trauma Survivors

    Dinakaran Damodharan, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar and Kasi Sekar

    54. Training Workshop for Health and Mental Health Professionals on Psychosocial Care in Disaster Management with a Relief Centric to Disaster Risk Reduction Approach

    Yasir Arafath, Anil Hemanna Doddamani, Sanjeev Kumar Manikappa, Jayakumar C., Tansa K. A. and Sekar Kasi

    55. Networking and Knowledge Management for Capacity Building in CESC, a Power Utility in Kolkata

    Asoke Chakraborty

    56. Role of Higher Education in Disaster Preparedness and Management in India

    Nuzhat Parveen Khan and Ashish Saraswat


    S. Anand Babu is President of DMICS and Convenor of WCDM