The speed and enormity of sudden disasters has forced man to react in a speedy way to come to the rescue of the people involved. The following factors are necessary to accomplish this. The exact location of the disaster site and the type of disaster, as these determine the sort of aid required. This book will provide a broad range of critical and practical ideas and intensive information with lastest data regarding Disaster Management at local, regional, national and international levels. The importance of Warning systems, Remote Sensing, GPS(Global Positioning System) and GIS (Geographical Information System) can’t be overemphasized as with highly trained people understanding and using these equipment, many thousands of lives will be saved in the future.
Section 1: Natural Disaster Management 1. Fire Disaster: Challenges, Opportunities and its Management–A Case Study of Australia 2. Challenges of Flood Disaster Management: A Case Study Noida 3. Global Warming: Challenges for Food Security in India 4. Landslide Disasters and its Management 5. Flood Disaster: Its Impact, Challenges and Management in India 6. Earthquake Hazard Management Section 2: Man Made Disasters 7. Temporal Transport Hazard Dynamics: A Case Study of Delhi 8. Solid Waste Management: Post-Disaster 9. Preliminary Assessment of Impact of Tsunami on the Nutrient and 10. Sediment Dynamics in the Pichavaram Mangrove Ecosystem, India 11. AIDS: Health Disaster, Challenges and its Management in Delhi 12. A Threat of Bio-terrorism in Mega Cities 13. Antibacterial Activity of Some Botano-Extracts Against Plant Pathogenic Bacteria Pseudomonas syringae 14. Technological Hazards: Man-Made Disasters 15. Climate Change and Vulnerability of Coastal Mega Cities 16. Fire Hazard Management in Urban Areas Section 3: Role of Technology in Disaster Management 17. Future Applications and Challenges of Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS in Disaster Management in India 18. Fire Disaster and its Possible Management through GIS Technology in Delhi 19. Avalanches Problem in India and the Role of GIS, Remote Sensing and Information Technology in its Mitigation Section 4: Community Preparedness 20. Vulnerability Analysis and Mitigation: Key to Disaster Management 21. Partnership Development with VBOs in Disaster Management in Delhi 22. The Impact of Tsunami on the Groundwater Quality in Tamilnadu, South East Coast of India 23. Role of Tourism Business Firms in Disaster Management Strategies 24. Impact of Tsunami on Coastal Zones 25. Challenges and Opportunities to Disaster Management in India
Jagbir Singh :- Jagbir Singh is the Head, Dept. of Geography, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, India. For the past fourteen years he has concerned himself with deeper issues involving environmental disasters (both natural and man made), environmental ecology and sustainability. The use of Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS has enabled him to work at local, national and international levels. He has received scholarships to attend international conferences in Sweden, U.S.A., Australia, Uzbekistan, Singapore and Malaysia. Dr. Singh convened two international and three national conferences related to environmental issues at global levels. He has written many books including “Tourism Geography”, “Tsunamis: Threats and Management”, “Environment and Development: Opportunities and Challenges” and “Ecotourism.” Dr. Singh has completed his Ph.D. on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Currently he is doing his MBA in Disaster Management from I.P. University, Delhi, India.