Climate Events and Disaster Mitigation from Policy to Practice

by Rivero, Alejandro Linayo, Biswajeet Pradhan & Jayant K. Routray

ISBN: 9789388027007
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2018
Price : Rs. 9495.00
Biblio : xx+256p., figs., tbls., color phto., indx., 25cm

Author Profile

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 48 countries spread over Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Besides this, 12 S&T agencies and academic / research institutions of Bolivia, Botswana, 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 partnerships among scientists and technologists and scientific organisations in developing countries. It implements a variety of programmes including international workshops, meetings, roundtables, training courses and collaborative projects and brings out scientific publications, including a quarterly Newsletter. It is also implementing 7 Fellowship schemes, namely, NAM S&T Centre Research Fellowship, Joint NAM S&T Centre – ICCBS Karachi Fellowship, Joint CSIR / CFTRI (Diamond Jubilee) - NAM S&T Centre Fellowship, Joint NAM S&T Centre – ZMT Bremen Fellowship, Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS), NAM S&T Centre – U2ACN2 Research Associateship in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology and Joint NAM S&T Centre – DST (South Africa) Training Fellowship on Minerals Processing & Beneficiation in Indian institutions. These activities provide, among others, the opportunity for scientist-to-scientist contact and interaction, training and expert assistance, familiarising the scientific community on the latest developments and techniques in the subject areas, and identification of technologies for transfer between member countries. The Centre has so far brought out 72 publications and has organised 100 international workshops and training programmes. For further details, please visit or write to the Director General, NAM S&T Centre, Core 6A, 2nd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, India (Phone: +91-11-24645134/ 24644974; Fax: +91-11-24644973; E-mail:;

About The Book

‘Climate Change’ is a matter of great concern at the global level since it is leading to causing weather-related disasters and in making communities more vulnerable to the effects of disasters. There is need for disaster mitigation measures to reduce or if possible, totally eliminate the impacts and risks of hazards through proactive measures taken before an emergency or disaster occurs. For alleviating the risk of disaster due to severe climate events, there has been a growing need for a concrete platform to educate and train the individuals and entities in the developing world and network with them to act beyond the disaster management policies. Keeping this in view, the NAM S&T Centre in partnership with the National Science & Technology Commission (NASTEC) of Sri Lanka organised an international workshop on ‘Mitigation of Disasters due to Severe Climate Events: From Policy to Practice’ in Colombo, Sri Lanka during 10-13 March 2016. The workshop was attended by 64 senior professionals from 19 countries - Cambodia, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Thailand, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the host country Sri Lanka for sharing views and experiences for the development of a road map for reducing the risks in real situations. The present book edited by Prof. Joaquin Alejandro Linayo Rivero, Prof. Jayant K. Routray and Prof. Biswajeet Pradhan is a follow up of the Colombo Workshop comprising 17 scientific and technical papers contributed by the experts from 15 countries. The book is expected to be useful to all those associated with mitigation of disasters due to severe climate events, from researchers to policy makers, non government organisations and government officials in the developing countries.

Table of Contents

Foreword Prof David Petley (UK) Preface Prof. Dr. Alejandro Linayo Rivero (Venezuela) Prof. Dr. Jayant K. Routray (Thailand) Prof. Dr. Biswajeet Pradhan (Malaysia) Introduction Prof. Dr. Arun P. Kulshreshtha (india) CLIMATE CHANGE 1. Changing Weather and Air Quality Patterns in Central European and Mediterranean region 2. Global Warming and Climate Change due to Poor Solid Waste Management: A growing Concern in indian Metropolitans 3. The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Disasters in Iran 4. Challenges in the Implementation of Climate Change Policy of Nepal 5. Mitigating the Effects of Adverse Climatic Conditions in Zambia 6. Natural Disasters and Climate Change in Nigeria: Issues and Mitigation Strategies 7. Case Study of Flash Flood Assessment of 14th November 2014 in Colombo due to Short Period High Intense Rainfall 8. Children’s Experiences of Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction: Perspectives from Parents and Stakeholders in Muzarabani DISASTER MANAGEMENT: PRACTICES AND POLICIES 9. Disaster Management Practices in Cambodia 10. A Synopsis of disaster Management in South Africa: An Intergovernmental Approach to Disaster prevention, Mitigation and Response 11. Possible early Warning for landslide in Sri Lanka using “Antecedent Daily Rainfall Index”: A Case Study of Meeriyabedda Landslide on 29th October 2014 12. Disaster Mitigation policies and practices in South Asia with Focus on Social Capital 13. Existing National Policies on Natural Disaster Management and Implementation: A Case of Landslides and Mudslides in Uganda TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 14. Identification of Indonesian Technology Readiness in Disaster Risk Reduction 15. Confability Analysis of the Automatic Weather Stations Network of Sri lanka EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 16. Academic Hubs: using Applied Research and Community Services to Build Resilience of Nations and Communities to Seismic Disasters 17. A Designing Experience of a National Research Agenda on Disaster Risk Reduction Colombo Resolution on Practical Guidelines to Minimize Hazards Due to Severe Natural Events