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Integrating Disaster Science and Management. Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery

  • Book
  • May 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4414200

Integrated Disaster Science and Management: Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery bridges the gap between scientific research on natural disasters and the practice of disaster management. It examines natural hazards, including earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, and uses integrated disaster management techniques, quantitative methods and big data analytics to create early warning models to mitigate impacts of these hazards and reduce the risk of disaster. It also looks at mitigation as part of the recovery process after a disaster, as in the case of the Nepal earthquake.

Edited by global experts in disaster management and engineering, the book offers case studies that focus on the critical phases of disaster management.

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Table of Contents

I. Assessment and Mitigation 1. A Risk Index for Mitigating Earthquake Damage in Urban Structures 2. Importance of Geological Sutdies in Earthquake Hazard Assessment 3. Assessment of Soil Liquefaction Based on Capacity Energy Concept and Back-Propagation Neural Networks 4. Recent Earthquakes and Volcanic Activities in Kyushu Island, Japan 5. Winter Storms 6. Spatial Association Between Forest Fires Incidence and Socioeconomic Vulnerability in Portugal, at Municipal Level 7. Landslide Risk Assessment in Parts of the Darjeeling Himalayas, India 8. Forest and Land Fires in Indonesia: Assessment and Mitigation 9. Lessons from Tsunami Recovery Towards Guidelines of Housing Provision in Malaysia 10. Drought Prediction with Standardized Precipitation and Evapotranspiration Index and Support Vector Regression Models

II. Recovery and Management 11. Earthquake Risk Reduction Efforts in Nepal 12. Urban Flood Management in Coastal Regions Using Numerical Simulation and Geographic Information System 13. Probabilistic Analysis Applied to Rock Slope Stability: A Case Study from Northeast Turkey 14. Civic Fire Control System for Historic District in Kiyomizu, Kyoto-Development Projects and Its Techniques for "Environmental Water Supply System (EWSS) for Disaster Prevention" to Protect Traditional Wooden Cultural Heritage Zones from Postearthquake Fire 15. Systematic Engineering Approaches for Ensuring Safe Roads

III. Analysis and Resilience 16. Big Data Analytics and Social Media in Disaster Management 17. Risk Assessment and Reduction Measures in Landslide and Flash Flood-Prone Areas: A Case of Southern Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat Province) 18.  Advancements in Understanding the Radon Signal in Volcanic Areas: A Laboratory Approach Based on Rock Physicochemical Changes 19. GIS Based Macrolevel Landslide Hazard Zonation, Using Newmark's Methodology 20. What Behaviors We Think We Do When a Disaster Strikes: Misconceptions and Realities of Human Disaster Behavior 21. A Quantitative Study of Social Cpaital in the Tertiary Sector of Kobe-Has Social Capital promoted Economic Reconstruction Since the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake? 22. Resilience and Vulnerability: Older Adults and the Brisbane Floods 23. Postdisaster Relief Distribution Network Design Under Disruption Risk: A Tour Covering Location-Routing Approach 24. Climate Change and Typhoons in the Philippines: Extreme Weather Events in the Anthropocene 25. The Role of Disaster Medicine in Disaster Management and Preparedness 26. Earthquake-Triggered Landslide Modeling and Deformation Analysis Related to 2005 Kashmir Earthquake Using Satellite Imagery 27. Spatiotemporal Variability of Soil Moisture and Drought Estimation Using a Distributed Hydrological Model


Pijush Samui Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Patna, Bihar, India. Pijush Samui is working as an associate professor in civil engineering department at NIT Patna, India. He graduated in 2000, with a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India. He received his M.Sc. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2004). He holds a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2008) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pittsburgh (USA) (2008-2009) and Tampere University of Technology (Finland) (2009- 2010). In 2010, Dr. Pijush joined in the Center for Disaster Mitigation and Management at VIT University as an Associate Professor. He was promoted to full Professor in 2012. Dr. Pijush is the recipient of the prestigious CIMO fellowship (2009) from Finland, for his integrated research on the design of railway embankment. He was awarded Shamsher Prakash Research Award (2011) by IIT Roorkee for his innovative research on the application of Artificial Intelligence in designing civil engineering structure. He was selected as the recipient of IGS Sardar Resham Singh Memorial Award - 2013 for his innovative research on infrastructure project. He was elected Fellow of International Congress of Disaster Management in 2010. He served as a guest in disaster advance journal. He also serves as an editorial board member in several international journals. He has been selected as an adjunct professor at Ton Duc Thang University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). He has been Visiting Professor at Far East Federal University (Russia). Dookie Kim Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kongju National University, Republic of Korea. Dookie Kim is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kongju National University ,1223-24 Cheonan-daero, 31080, Republic of Korea. Professor Kim has a broad experience in structural dynamics. He published journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and 2 books. Chandan Ghosh Professor & Head, Geohazards and Risk Management Division, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. Dr. Chandan Ghosh is Professor & Head, Geohazards and Risk Management Division, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. His areas of expertise are disaster resistant housing technologies, retrofitting and earthquake risk mitigation and management.