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Approaches to Managing Disaster

Assessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster Impacts

Edited by John P. Tiefenbacher

Texas State University

Approaches to Managing Disaster - Assessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster Impacts demonstrates the array of information that is critical for improving disaster management. The book reflects major management components of the disaster continuum (the nature of risk, hazard, vulnerability, planning, response and adaptation) in the context of threats that derive from both nature and technology. The chapters include a selection of original research reports by an array of international scholars focused either on specific locations or on specific events. The chapters are ordered according to the phases of emergencies and disasters. The text reflects the disciplinary diversity found within disaster management and the challenges presented by the co-mingling of science and social science in their collective efforts to promote improvements in the techniques, approaches, and decision-making by emergency-response practitioners and the public. This text demonstrates the growing complexity of disasters and their management, as well as the tests societies face every day.

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Approaches to Managing DisasterAssessing Hazards, Emergencies and Disaster ImpactsEdited by John P. Tiefenbacher

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1112

ISBN: 978-953-51-0294-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4323-9

Copyright year: 2012

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44349 Total Chapter Downloads

78 Crossref Citations

131 Web of Science Citations

210 Dimensions Citations


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1. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility Assessment for the Ntchenachena Area, Northern Malawi (East Africa)

By Golden Msilimba


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2. Disaster Management Based on Business Process Model Through the Plant Lifecycle

By Yukiyasu Shimada, Teiji Kitajima, Tetsuo Fuchino and Kazuhiro Takeda


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3. Hydrologic Data Assimilation

By Paul R. Houser, Gabriëlle J.M. De Lannoy and Jeffrey P. Walker


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4. Automated Integration of Geosensors with the Sensor Web to Facilitate Flood Management

By Arne Bröring, Pablo Beltrami, Rob Lemmens and Simon Jirka


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5. Comprehensive Monitoring of Wildfires in Europe: The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS)

By Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz, Ernst Schulte, Guido Schmuck, Andrea Camia, Peter Strobl, Giorgio Liberta, Cristiano Giovando, Roberto Boca, Fernando Sedano, Pieter Kempeneers, Daniel McInerney, Ceri Withmore, Sandra Santos de Oliveira, Marcos Rodrigues, Tracy Durrant, Paolo Corti, Friderike Oehler, Lara Vilar and Giuseppe Amatulli


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6. The Impact of Natural Disasters: Simplified Procedures and Open Problems

By Olga Petrucci


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7. A Diagnostic Method for the Study of Disaster Management: A Review of Fundamentals and Practices

By Carole Lalonde


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