Disaster Management

Disaster Management

Authors : R Subramanian

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About the Author

R Subramanian :-
He retired as Professor and Head of Department of Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Chandigarh, after serving the organization for 36 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Kerala University and a master's in Structural Engineering from Roorkee University (now IIT-Roorkee). He has taught Civil Engineering subjects to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Pursuing his passion for teaching he presently works as a teacher trainer.
 

About the Book

Disaster Management is an intended textbook for students pursuing a first and intermediate course on the subject in any undergraduate programme, especially engineering courses like civil, structural, geotechnical engineering and other specialized courses on the subject. The latest AICTE and the earlier UGC model curriculums have been extensively consulted to design the contents of the book. 
The main objective of the book is to create awareness about and understanding of disasters and disaster mitigation measures. It deals with the subject in a structured manner. Starting with an introductory chapter, the book goes to classification of disasters, separate chapters on natural and man-made (anthropogenic) disasters, basic management concepts, four-cycle disaster management, organizational structures in India and other countries, NGOs, ethical issues and case studies. 
It follows the ';assurance of learning' model by enumerating the learning objectives in every chapter, followed by detailed exposition of each objective and ends with a rich suite of assessment questions.
 

Key Features

• Extensive coverage of both natural and man-made disasters. Separate chapter on case studies of both of these types of disasters.
• Provides blueprints of not only rescue & relief but also how to prevent disasters, especially with reference to man-made disasters. 
• Boxed exhibits of particular aspects of past disasters have been provided alongside the text as a learning aid.
• All important codes have been discussed appropriately - both national and international including building design codes of some countries, ILO's code, Codes of Practice by BIS and National Building Code, and Ethical Codes.
• Disaster management agencies have been discussed thoroughly, including the need for international cooperation.
• Current status of disaster management in India and national organization has been included appropriately.
• Vulnerability maps of India and practical projects for students have been included in the book-end appendix
 

Table of Content

1. Overview
2. Understanding Disasters
3. Natural Disasters
4. Anthropogenic (Man-made) Disasters
5. Objectives & Principles of Disaster Management
6. Disaster Management Cycle
7. Stakeholders and Technological Tools of Disaster Management
8. International Cooperation and Organisational Structures for Disaster Management 
9. Disaster Management in India
10. Ethical Issues
11. Case Studies
Appendix-1: Suggested Practical Tasks
Appendix-2: Vulnerability Maps of India
Index