Case Studies in Disaster Mitigation and Prevention,
Edition 1 Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series
Edited by Himanshu Grover, Tanveer Islam and Jean Slick

Publication Date: 07 Dec 2022

Case Studies in Disaster Mitigation and Prevention: Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation series presents cases illustrating efforts to reduce human and material losses associated with disasters. This volume demonstrates that mitigation is an ongoing phase in which communities continually pursue long-term hazard resistance and reduction. Cases illustrate the importance of risk assessment in the development of mitigation strategies through hazard mapping and multi-hazard mitigation planning. Cases also illustrate approaches to reduction risk through structural and non-structural means, giving consideration to benefits or limitations of these strategies in different contexts.

The contributions of different mitigation activities to disaster risk reduction efforts are examined using the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Key Features

  • Presents in-depth cases studies in disaster mitigation, one of the phases of disaster management
  • Unites practice and research from multiple disciplines to highlight the complexity of disaster mitigation, including environmental and earth sciences, engineering, public health, geography, sociology, and anthropology
  • Examines policy and ethical dilemmas faced by decision makers in disaster situations
About the author
Edited by Himanshu Grover, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, USA ; Tanveer Islam, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Management, Jacksonville State University, AL, USA and Jean Slick, Associate Professor, Disaster and Emergency Management, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada
Table of Contents

Historical Perspectives on the State of Mitigation Practices
1. Current and Future Directions in Hazard Mitigation Policy, by Alessandra Jerolleman

Mitigation Decision Making
2. Reducing Risk Through Public Engagement in Hazard Mitigation Plans, by Ponmile Olonilua
3. Community Based Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness Strategies in Rural Communities, by Tanya Buhler Corbin
4. Planning through Narratives: Participatory Tool and Disaster Risk Reduction, by Md Yousuf Reja

Emerging Issues
5. Odisha Disaster Recovery Project, by Garima Jain and Teja Malladi
6. Water Sensitive Mexico City, by Adriana Chavez and Victor Rico
7. Futureproofing New York City Housing, by Laurie Schoeman
8. EMcounter, by Satchit Balsari
9. Planning for Resilient Urban Infrastructure, by Nadia Mian

Book details
ISBN: 9780128095287
Page Count: 250
Retail Price : £62.95

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Researchers in disaster and emergency management, secondary audience as supplemental text in graduate courses in disaster and emergency management