Mitigating the Impact of Extreme Natural Events in Developing Countries
by Durrheim, R J & B G N Sewwandi
Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2021
ISBN : 9789390259748
Price : Rs 10495.00
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The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) is an inter-governmental organisation with a membership of 47 countries spread over Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Besides this, 11 S&T agencies and academic/research institutions of Bolivia, Brazil, India, Nigeria and Turkey are the members of the S&T-Industry Network of the Centre. The Centre was set up in 1989 to promote South-South cooperation through mutually beneficial par
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The climate change at global level is leading to the alterations in weather and climate extremes. These climate extremes impact severely on both human and ecosystems including economic losses, sectors such as tourism, agriculture, urban settlements and small island states, etc. Scientists predict that the frequency and intensity of these disasters are likely to increase as a result of the effects of climate change. Their susceptibility is principally based on the geographical, geological and soc
Table of Contents
Foreword v Dr. Sathish Wate Preface vii R.J. Durrheim and B.G.N. Sewwandi Introduction xi Dr. Amitava Bandopadhyay Director General, NAM S&T Centre Section I: Lightning Strikes 1. Lightning: An Extreme Natural Event Causing Loss of Life and Property 3 R. Arora 2. Risk of Lightning and Mitigating its Impact in the Eastern Indian State of Odisha 13 B.C. Panda Section II: Flood, Drought and Water Pollution 3. The Effect of Floods on Livestock in Ampara District in Sri La
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