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Title Disaster risk reduction approaches in Bangladesh / R. Shaw, F. Mallick, A. Islam (eds)
Published Tokyo ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (300 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Disaster risk reduction
Disaster risk reduction.
Contents Outline and Basics of DRR -- Disaster, Risk and Evolution of the Concept / Rajib Shaw, Aminul Islam, Fuad Mallick -- Understanding Vulnerability and Risks / A.K.M. Mamunur Rashid -- National Perspectives of Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh / Rajib Shaw, Aminul Islam, Fuad Mallick -- Hazard and Risk Profiles of Bangladesh -- Flood Risks and Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh / Rezaur Rahman, Mashfiqus Salehin -- Cyclone and Tornado Risk and Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh / Fuad Mallick, Aminur Rahman -- Earthquake Risk and Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh / A. S.M. Maksud Kamal -- Drought Risk and Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh / Umma Habiba, Rajib Shaw, Abu Wali Raghib Hassan -- Landslide and Flashflood in Bangladesh / Abdul Awal Sarker, A.K.M. Mamunur Rashid -- Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh: Contemporary Alarm and Future Strategy / Md. Anwarul Abedin, Rajib Shaw -- Sea-Level Rise Along the Coast of Bangladesh / Md. Golam Mahabub Sarwar -- Approaches and Issues -- Urban Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh / Gulsan Ara Parvin, S.M. Reazul Ahsan, Rajib Shaw -- Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh / Umma Habiba, Rajib Shaw, Md. Anwarul Abedin -- Crop Insurance as Risk Management Strategy in Bangladesh / Umma Habiba, Rajib Shaw -- Disaster Education in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges / Umma Habiba, Md. Anwarul Abedin, Rajib Shaw -- Disaster Risk Reduction Investment and Reduction of Response Cost in Bangladesh / Ahmadul Hassan [and others] -- Gender and Social Exclusion Analysis in Disaster Risk Management / A.K.M. Mamunur Rashid, Hasan Shafie
Summary This book outlines disaster risk reduction (DRR) approaches in Bangladesh, drawing examples and lessons from the national and community-level programs, projects, and relevant experiences of the country. The content is based on a selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with academicians from different universities undertaking DRR higher education programs, and the editors' own knowledge and experience in the field. Special emphasis is given to analyzing field experiences from academic perspectives, and to highlighting key issues and the policy relevance of disaster risk reduction. The book has three parts: Part I provides the outline and basics of DRR, with examples from a global review and from national policies and priorities. Part II covers seven different hazards in Bangladesh, focusing on both shocks and stresses. Part III provides examples of approaches and issues of DRR practices. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book will provide them with a good idea of the current trend of research in the field and will furnish basic knowledge on this important topic in Bangladesh. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply collective knowledge to policy and decision making
Notes Print version record
Subject Emergency management -- Bangladesh.
Form Electronic book
Author Shaw, Rajib, editor
Mallick, Fuad Hassan, editor
Islam, Aminul (Chemist), editor
ISBN 4431542523 (electronic bk.)
9784431542520 (electronic bk.)