Disaster Communication and Early Warning Systems

by Gupta, Anil K & Preeti Banzal

ISBN: 9789389605686
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2020
Price : Rs. 11495.00
Biblio : 2018, xxii+326p., figs., tbls., indx., 25cm

Author Profile

Dr Preeti Banzal, Director, Telecom Engineering Centre, Ministry of Communications, Government of India, New Delhi (Formerly – Joint Advisor of Capacity Building & Training at the National Disaster Management Authority of India). Dr Anil K. Gupta, Head – Division of Policy Planning, and Head of Training, Ministry of Home Affairs, National Institute of Disaster Management, Government of India, New Delhi (Formerly–Head & Director, Institute of Environment and Development Studies, Bundelkhand University, Uttar Pradesh).

About The Book

The book discusses in detail about disaster communication and early warning systems with all requisites and imperatives. It sets the conceptual background of disaster management and impending paradigm shift from response and relief centric to proactive preparedness centric approach, with references to international strategies on disaster management and climate change adaptation such as Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The book elicits systematic knowledge base on the strategic role played by ICT as an enabler for disaster management, disaster and climate change early warning systems, disaster communication setup need analysis, existing as well as futuristic technological trends. It does prognostic analysis of existing early warning systems and disaster communication facilities in India; and suggests pragmatic long-term and short-term solutions. The contents and contexts are important not only for India but for other developing and under developed countries in the world. This book may be considered as a good reference document on the subject matter.

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgement v Foreword by Mr. Kamal Kishore, NDMA vii Foreword by Dr. Shirish Ravan, UNOOSA ix Preface by Prof. Jorn Birkmann, Germany xi Abbreviations xvii 1. Introduction and Overview of Disaster Managment 1 • Disaster Definitions 1 • Disaster Trends: Global Scenario 2 • Disaster Trends: Regional Scenario 3 • Disaster Trends: Indian Scenario 5 • Climate Change and Disaster Management 10 • Information Communication Technology in Disaster Management 13 • A Review of Relevant Literature 14 • Aim and Scope of the Book 33 2. Paradigm Shift in Disaster Management 39 • Paradigm Shift at Global Level 39 • International Decade on Natural Disaster Reduction 39 • Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015 44 • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) 46 • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 48 • Paris Climate Agreement 48 • Synergizing SDGs, Paris Climate Agreement and Sendai Framework 51 • Pre-IDNDR Disaster Management in India 53 • Disaster Management Governance and Law (India) 55 • Paradigm Shift in Disaster Management in India 57 • Synergies with Sustainable Development Goals 63 • Conclusion 65 3. ICT: An Enabler for Effective Disaster Management 67 • Introduction 67 • ICT for Disaster Risk Mitigation 72 • ICT for Disaster Preparedness 74 • ICT Applications for Emergency Response 80 • ICT in Post-Disaster Recovery 87 • Internet of Things (IOT) - M2M Communication 90 • Climate Change and Adaptation: Role of ICT 91 • ICT Enabled Adaptation Framework 96 • Conclusion 101 4. Early Warning Systems 109 • Introduction 109 • Early Warning Systems for Disaster Management 110 • Early Warning Systems: Essential Component of Disaster Preparedness 112 • Early Warning Systems: Procedural Characteristics 113 • Early Warning System: Important Technologies 114 • Early Warning: Other Important Facts 117 • Forecasting and Warning Networks in India 118 • Conclusion 5. Components of Disaster Communication 159 • Introduction 217 • Telecommunication Networks owned by Government Institutions/Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) 225 • Conclusion 238 6. ICT Enabled Disaster Communication Systems in India 217 • Introduction 217 • Telecommunication Networks owned by Government Institutions/Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) 225 • Conclusion 238 7. Conclusions and Recommendations 243 • Introduction 243 • Disaster Management: The Paradigm Shift 246 • Disaster Management: An Integrated Process 253 • Summary of Disaster Communication and Early Warning Scenario in India 256 • Recommendations and Suggestions 257 • Climate Change and Disaster Management 265 • Machine to Machine Communications (M2M) 267 • Implementation of Disaster Knowledge Management System (DKMS) 268 Bibliography 289 Index 319 Authors Profile 325