Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 4431542523
  • ISBN-13: 9784431542520
  • DDC: 353.950954
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 366 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book outlines disaster risk reduction (DRR) approaches in Bangladesh, drawing examples and lessons from the national and community-level programs, projects, and relevant experiences of the country.  The content is based on a selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with academicians from different universities undertaking DRR higher education programs, and the editors' own knowledge and experience in the field.  Special emphasis is given to analyzing field experiences from academic perspectives, and to highlighting key issues and the policy relevance of disaster risk reduction.   The book has three parts: Part I provides the outline and basics of DRR, with examples from a global review and from national policies and priorities.  Part II covers seven different hazards in Bangladesh, focusing on both shocks and stresses. Part III provides examples of approaches and issues of DRR practices.   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 will provide them with a good idea of the current trend of research in the field and will furnish basic knowledge on this important topic in Bangladesh.  Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply collective knowledge to policy and decision making.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Message: The Challenging Road to Disaster Resilience in Bangladesh.
1: Outline and Basics of DRR.
2: Disaster, Risk and Evolution of the Concept.
3: Understanding Vulnerability and Risks.
4: National Perspectives of Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh.
5: Hazard and Risk Profiles of Bangladesh.
6: Flood Risks and Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh.
7: Cyclone and Tornado Risk and Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh.
8: Earthquake Risk and Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh.
9: Drought Risk and Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh.
10: Landslide and Flashflood in Bangladesh.
11: Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh: Contemporary Alarm and Future Strategy.
12: Sea-Level Rise Along the Coast of Bangladesh.
13: Approaches and Issues.
14: Urban Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh.
15: Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladesh.
16: Crop Insurance as Risk Management Strategy in Bangladesh.
17: Disaster Education in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges.
18: Disaster Risk Reduction Investment and Reduction of Response Cost in Bangladesh.
19: Gender and Social Exclusion Analysis in Disaster Risk Management.
About the Editors.