Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Natural Disasters

Multifaceted Aspects in Management and Impact Assessment

Edited by Olga Petrucci

National Research Council, Italy

This book is an overview of the complex and multifaceted topic of natural disasters impact. Several possible approaches can be undertaken to assess economic, psychological, societal or environmental damage caused by natural disasters, aiming to reduce the effects of future events on the whole of these sectors. This book proposes a range of studies realized in different continents, showing various aspects from which natural disasters can be view, thus giving a measure of the complexity and multidisciplinary of the topic. It starts with a paper presenting a possible strategy to either avoid or reduce the vulnerability of concrete buildings during floods. Then, it continues with an insight into the communication during post-disaster emergency phase and with two chapters concerning the assessment of two different kinds of impact on people everyday life. The book ends with an analysis of the role of stakeholder participation in post-disaster reconstruction.

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Natural DisastersMultifaceted Aspects in Management and Impact AssessmentEdited by Olga Petrucci

Published: August 28th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/50134

ISBN: 978-953-51-1190-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5045-9

Copyright year: 2013

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3 Crossref Citations

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6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Vulnerability of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Flood

By Natarajan Chidambarathanu and Remya Retnan


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2. Multi-Tier Networks for Citywide Damage Monitoring in a Natural Disaster

By Takahiro Fujiwara and Takashi Watanabe


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3. Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Louisiana HIV/AIDS Epidemic: A Socio-Ecological Perspective

By William T. Robinson


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4. Impacts of Cyclone Nargis on Social Capital and Happiness in Slightly and Heavily Affected Areas of Myanmar

By Peter H. Calkins and Ngu Wah Win


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5. Participation in Natural Disaster Reconstruction, Lessons from Iran

By Darabi H., Zafari H. and Milani Nia S.


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