eBook Disaster Recovery, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 4431542558
  • ISBN-13: 9784431542551
  • DDC: 363.348068
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 431 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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This book explains key lessons learned from diverse disaster situations and analyzes them within the framework of governance, education, and technology, providing a framework for disaster recovery as a development opportunity. In post-disaster situations, different types of resources are put into the affected region, varying according to technical, financial, intellectual, and community resources. If properly implemented, disaster recovery can change the context of risk-reduction approaches; if not, it can create additional hazards. In some countries, the post-disaster recovery process has even changed the socio-economic and political context of the affected region and country. The book has 21 chapters and is divided into four parts: governance and institutional issues (five chapters), education and learning issues (four chapters), technology and innovation issues (five chapters), and cross-cutting issues (five chapters). The final chapter provides an analysis of the key topics.               The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book provides them with a good idea of the current research trends in the field and furnishes basic knowledge about these vital topics. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to policy and decision making.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Post Disaster Recovery: Issues and Challenges.
2: Governance and Institutional Issues.
3: Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Institutional Mechanisms for Risk Reduction: A Comparative Study of Three Disasters in India.
4: Collaborative Governance and Disaster Recovery: The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) in the U.S..
5: Typhoon Morakot and Institutional Changes in Taiwan.
6: Institution and Governance Related Learning from the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
7: Institutional Response in Education Sector in Kesennuma City.
8: Education and Learning.
9: Implication of Floods—2010 on Education Sector in Pakistan.
10: Role of Civil Society and Its Role in Formal and Informal Education as a Part of Disaster Recovery.
11: New Insights of Education Sector from East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
12: School Based Community Recovery in Kamaishi, Japan.
13: Technology and Innovations.
14: Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction in Indonesia: Review and Lessons from Aceh, Yogyakarta, West Java and West Sumatera Earthquakes.
15: Coastal Zone Management in Tamil Nadu, India: Challenges and Innovations.
16: Post-Aila Community Recovery Innovations and Planning.
17: Incorporating Traditional Knowledge in Post Disaster Recovery to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction.
18: Technological and Innovative Measures to Improve Flood Disaster Recovery Following Mumbai 2005 Mega-Flood.
19: Cross-Cutting Issues.
20: Mangrove Management and Cyclone Risk Reduction in Kachchh, Gujarat.
21: Adaptive and Transformative Capacities of Communities After Disaster: The Case of Oil Spill in Guimaras, Philippines.
22: Environmental Management and Urban Recovery.
23: Integrated Healthcare as the Future of Disaster Recovery Potential in Tohoku Region.
24: Role of Community Radio in Post Disaster Recovery: Comparative Analysis of Japan and Indonesia.
25: Disaster Recovery as a Development Vehicle.
About the Editor.