Disaster Management

Disaster Management: National Institute of Advanced Studies, 2003, pp.246, ISBN: 81-87633-53-7.

Editors: S. Rajagopal and Sridhar K. Chari

Disaster ManagementThis book is a collection of papers presented by eminent experts during the annual course on disaster management conducted over the last few years by the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, for senior IAS officers from across the country. We place this selection before the general reader, administrators, politicians, academics and future participants of the NIAS course, in the hope that it will be found useful and interesting. We believe that the collective experience of the contributors can serve to generate new insights and methodologies in tackling disasters in the country. A key lesson is while it is east to glibly blame out large population, it is administrative, regulatory and policy gaps which need to be addressed urgently.

Table of Contents

  1. Earthquakes in India: An Engineering Perspective- R. N. Iyengar
  2. Floods and Cyclones- Meteorological and Climatological Aspects and Early Warning System- A. K. Bhatnagar
  3. Water Resources Management and Water-related Disasters- C. C. Patel
  4. Biological Disasters and their Management- Kalyan Banerjee
  5. An Overview of the Emergency Response Plans in the Department of Atomic Energy- L. Muralidhar
  6. Chemical Disasters and their Management- R. V Swamy
  7. Space Technologies in Disaster Management- K. V. Venkatachary
  8. Greenhouse Gases, Aerosols and Climate Change- J. Srinivasan
  9. Health and Psychosocial Consequences of Disasters- A Bangalore Response- Sanjiv Lewin
  10. Hazard Assessment and Vulnerability Analysis- K. R. Sethumadhavan
  11. Disaster Mitigation- Vinod K. Gaur
  12. Internal Security: Changing Environment- B. Raman
  13. Internal Security: Challenges- Julio Ribeiro
  14. Disasters: How Others Manage- M. K. Paul

S. Rajagopal, Homi Bhabha Visiting Professor, heads the International Strategic and Security Studies Unit at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Sridhar K Chari is a Research Associate of the International Strategic and Security Studies Unit at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

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