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Social impact of disasters

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Disasters in Paradise Natural Hazards, Social Vulnerability, and Development Decisions

Disasters in Paradise Natural Hazards, Social Vulnerability, and Development Decisions

Author: Amanda D. Concha-Holmes Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2019

Long considered ground zero for global climate change in the United States, Florida presents the perfect case study for disaster risk and prevention. Building on the idea that disasters are produced by historical and contemporary social processes as well as natural phenomena, Amanda D. Concha-Holmes and Anthony Oliver-Smith present a collection of ethnographic case studies that examine the social and environmental effects of Florida's public and private sector development policies. Contributors to Disasters in Paradise explore how these practices have increased the vulnerability of Floridians to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, frosts, and forest fires.

Futureproof How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World

Futureproof How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World

Author: Jon Coaffee Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

A compelling and definitive account of why we need to radically rethink our approach to dealing with catastrophic events Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku Triple Disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have a debilitating impact when they do. In this eye-opening journey through modern and ancient risk management practices, Jon Coaffee explains why we need to find a new way to navigate the deeply uncertain world that we live in. Examining how governments have responded to terrorist threats, climate change, and natural hazards, Coaffee shows how and why these measures have proven inadequate and what should be done to make us more resilient. While conventional approaches have focused on planning and preparing for disruptions and enhanced our ability to bounce back, our focus should be on anticipating future challenges and enhancing our capacity to adapt to new threats.

Early Warning-Based Multihazard and Disaster Management Systems

Early Warning-Based Multihazard and Disaster Management Systems

Author: Syed Hyder Abbas Musavi Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

This book describes in detail disaster management principles with applications through software and early warning systems. The aim is to introduce the concept of advanced technology for disaster management. Hence, it starts with a basic introduction and the types of disasters this technology will address. It then examines these functions by taking into account various factors vulnerable to disaster losses. Finally, the results are discussed with the aid of software: OPNET and SAHANA Disaster Management Tool. The application of sensor systems to manage a disaster is also extensively discussed. Features Introduces the concept of disaster management from the perspective of application of advanced technologies for disaster management Provides and overview of applied electronics for disaster applications Examines the role of efficient and robust Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems for reduction of response time and for augmenting meaningful usage of resources during the disaster management phases of relief, response, recovery and rehabilitation Describes in detail the disaster management principles with applications through software and early warning systems

Hope Dies Last Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times

Hope Dies Last Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times

Author: Studs Terkel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2019

Disaster Recovery: Tools and Case Studies

Disaster Recovery: Tools and Case Studies

Author: Stephen Platt Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2019

There is little in-depth understanding of the processes at play after a major disaster and there is no comprehensive text that compares so many different places that have experienced a major disaster to see what they have in common and to document their successes and failures. Time is compressed after a disaster. There is an urgency to bring relief and to `get back to normal' - to rebuild livelihoods, clear up the debris, repair the damage and, amongst the more far-sighted, to `build back better'. This means that decision making happens faster than normal. Gifted people come together for a limited time, usually less than two years, and are given extraordinary powers to get things done. This book describes the work of these people and what happened in ten different disasters. The author visited all of these places and interviewed the main actors - politicians and local governors, engineers and scientists, people at the national, regional and local level, planners, business people and local residents. From these case studies he draws lessons and describes tools to improve decision making, including how to provide the necessary information in a timely and cost effective way.

Disaster Management and Civil Society Earthquake Relief in Japan, Turkey and India

Disaster Management and Civil Society Earthquake Relief in Japan, Turkey and India

Author: Alpaslan Ozerdem, Tim Jacoby Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2019

Natural disasters have a profound impact upon the societies they affect but one important aspect that has yet to receive attention is how the relationship between state and society is affected in the aftermath of such events. How the state responds to such events can generate powerful forces within society for political, economic and social change.

Operation Brother's Brother

Operation Brother's Brother

Author: Cyril E. Bryant, Lars Peterson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2019

This is the story of an effort to ease the world's suffering. It begins with a man who dedicated his life and skill to save thousands through the use of his painless jet inoculator, helping to largely rid the earth of smallpox. The medical profession knew Dr. Robert Hingson as an inspired innovator. He invented a portable respirator anesthesia machine which is small enough to be carried in a doctor's satchel. And he developed the method that relieves the suffering and danger of childbirth. With his painless peace gun and his untiring efforts, Dr. Hingson embarked on his utopian dream of a world cleansed of such dread diseases as smallpox, leprosy, yellow fever, measles, and cholera. In so doing he created a charity, Brother's Brother Foundation, that today carries his standard embodied in its motto: Connecting People's Resources with People's Needs. Over the decades, this foundation has adapted its mission to the world's most pressing problems, becoming a leader first in seed distribution and educational book delivery, as well as pharmaceuticals, later in medical supplies and equipment. Today, the charity has grown from humble origins into a distributor of hundreds of millions of dollars annually in aid to an average of sixty countries. And for the past half century, Brother's Brother Foundation has brought relief to millions affected by flood and famine, earthquake and epidemic. It has widened its reach and operations, poised to expand its role in responding to humanitarian and natural disasters. All based on Dr. Hingson's vision of the world as our neighborhood and humanity as our neighbor.

Operation Brother's Brother

Operation Brother's Brother

Author: Cyril E. Bryant, Lars Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

This is the story of an effort to ease the world's suffering. It begins with a man who dedicated his life and skill to save thousands through the use of his painless jet inoculator, helping to largely rid the earth of smallpox. The medical profession knew Dr. Robert Hingson as an inspired innovator. He invented a portable respirator anesthesia machine which is small enough to be carried in a doctor's satchel. And he developed the method that relieves the suffering and danger of childbirth. With his painless peace gun and his untiring efforts, Dr. Hingson embarked on his utopian dream of a world cleansed of such dread diseases as smallpox, leprosy, yellow fever, measles, and cholera. In so doing he created a charity, Brother's Brother Foundation, that today carries his standard embodied in its motto: Connecting People's Resources with People's Needs. Over the decades, this foundation has adapted its mission to the world's most pressing problems, becoming a leader first in seed distribution and educational book delivery, as well as pharmaceuticals, later in medical supplies and equipment. Today, the charity has grown from humble origins into a distributor of hundreds of millions of dollars annually in aid to an average of sixty countries. And for the past half century, Brother's Brother Foundation has brought relief to millions affected by flood and famine, earthquake and epidemic. It has widened its reach and operations, poised to expand its role in responding to humanitarian and natural disasters. All based on Dr. Hingson's vision of the world as our neighborhood and humanity as our neighbor.

Organising Post-Disaster Reconstruction Processes Housing Reconstruction after the Bam Earthquake

Organising Post-Disaster Reconstruction Processes Housing Reconstruction after the Bam Earthquake

Author: Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Through a synthesis of a broader inter-disciplinary literature in the field of disaster studies, organisation theory and management, and an in-depth case study this book provides an analytical framework for organising post-disaster reconstruction programmes which aim to reduce future disaster risks and achieve other objectives. It explores the role of organisational design and management on approaching and achieving the objectives of the reconstruction programme in Iran after the 2003 Bam earthquake. The housing reconstruction programme in Bam was a complex case, offering various learning opportunities to understand organising reconstruction processes especially in urban areas. The case study research explores how the urban housing reconstruction programme system was formed purposefully towards the delivery of the stated objectives and created an innovative housing process throughout the urban area. It identifies consistencies and inconsistencies among the influential organisational attributes of the programme delivery system formation. The system evolved through corrective adjustments (either formally or informally) during its implementation to reflect unfolding consequences of inconsistencies in initial formation and emerging contextual issues in the field.

Emergency Preparedness through Community Cohesion An Integral Approach to Resilience

Emergency Preparedness through Community Cohesion An Integral Approach to Resilience

Author: Jean (Regis University, USA) Parker Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2019

This book is a revision of the author's original doctoral thesis on emergency preparedness through community radio in North Indian villages into a widening array of possible reapplications in other community development fields. The author expands on the process of transforming emergency preparedness education through community media in rural North India and applies this to the development of community-prosperity, defined simply as human and planetary well-being, anywhere in the world. A new theoretical framework is presented which combines the pivotal Integral Worlds Approach developed by Lessem and Schieffer with Critical Theory, thus exploring a new way to envision and implement social change, leading to innovation and social transformation. This book introduces the term constructive resilience, which is a type of community-building that occurs alongside dominant societal structures that are either oppressive or ineffective. An evolving field of study and practice, it is emerging from the work of academics and community-builders who are members of the Baha'i Faith. Baha'i consultation, a process of inquiry and decision-making, is offered as a systematic and effective method of defining problems and enacting solutions and is examined in the context of emergency preparedness education and local capacity-building. With its integral development approach, its unique combination of themes and theoretical components, and integration with the Baha'i Faith, as well as its interdisciplinary nature, this book will be invaluable reading for researchers in many fields. It will be of particular interest in university-based training programs in disaster management and the various disciplines of international community development, as well as practitioners in the areas of micro enterprise, disaster management, community development, rural communications, rural economics and emergency preparedness education.

Rethinking Disaster Recovery A Hurricane Katrina Retrospective

Rethinking Disaster Recovery A Hurricane Katrina Retrospective

Author: Jeannie Haubert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2019

Rethinking Disaster Recovery focuses attention on the social inequalities that existed on the Gulf Coast before Hurricane Katrina and how they have been magnified or altered since the storm. With a focus on social axes of power such as gender, sexuality, race, and class, this book tells new and personalized stories of recovery that help to deepen our understanding of the disaster. Specifically, the volume examines ways in which gender and sexuality issues have been largely ignored in the emerging post-Katrina literature. The voices of young racial and ethnic minorities growing up in post-Katrina New Orleans also rise to the surface as they discuss their outlook on future employment. Environmental inequities and the slow pace of recovery for many parts of the city are revealed through narrative accounts from volunteers helping to rebuild. Scholars, who were themselves impacted, tell personal stories of trauma, displacement, and recovery as they connect their biographies to a larger social context. These insights into the day-to-day lives of survivors over the past ten years help illuminate the complex disaster recovery process and provide key lessons for all-too-likely future disasters. How do experiences of recovery vary along several axes of difference? Why are some able to recover quickly while others struggle? What is it like to live in a city recovering from catastrophe and what are the prospects for the future? Through on-the-ground observation and keen sociological analysis, Rethinking Disaster Recovery answers some of these questions and suggests interesting new avenues for research.