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Disaster Resilience and Sustainability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323851954

Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

1st Edition

Adaptation for Sustainable Development

Authors: Indrajit Pal Rajib Shaw Riyanti Djalante Sangam Shrestha
Paperback ISBN: 9780323851954
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 28th May 2021
Page Count: 352
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Disasters undermine societal well-being, causing loss of lives and damage to social and economic infrastructures. Disaster resilience is central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, especially in regions where extreme inequality combines with the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters.

Disaster risk reduction and resilience requires participation of wide array of stakeholders ranging from academicians to policy makers to disaster managers. Disaster Resilient Cities: Adaptation for Sustainable Development offers evidence-based, problem-solving techniques from social, natural, engineering and other disciplinary perspectives. It connects data, research, conceptual work with practical cases on disaster risk management, capturing the multi-sectoral aspects of disaster resilience, adaptation strategy and sustainability. The book links disaster risk management with sustainable development under a common umbrella, showing that effective disaster resilience strategies and practices lead to achieving broader sustainable development goals.

Key Features

  • Provides foundational knowledge on integrated disaster risk reduction and management to show how resilience and its associated concept such as adaptive and transformative strategies can foster sustainable development
  • Brings together disaster risk reduction and resilience scientists, policy-makers and practitioners from different disciplines
  • Case studies on disaster risk management from natural science, social science, engineering and other relevant disciplinary perspectives


Graduate students, scholars, researchers, practitioners

Table of Contents

Part I: Resilience and Sustainability
1. Disaster Resilience a key player on achieving sustainable development goals
2. Disaster Resilient Development: The Politico-Diplomatic Equations of Regional Cooperation
3. Identifying Research Interventions on Resilience Building Using Ten Essentials for “Making Cities Resilient” Global Campaign
4. Sustainable Development and Disaster Resilience
5. Strengthening Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Development

Part II: Disaster Risk Science and Engineering
6. Ecosystem for Disaster Risk Reduction
7. Analysis of Landslides Factors
8. Understanding the Dynamics of Climate-related Risk and the Role of Spatial Planning
9. Planning for Urban Resilience to Future Crises
10. Hydrodynamic Modeling and Socio-Economic Survey for Flood Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparation of Climate Resilience Guidelines

Part III: Disaster Data Science and Management
11. Data Visualization and Analytics: A System Dynamics Approach
12. Sensor Node Positioning and Fractional Data Sampling for Risks Prevention, Recovery, and Adaptation of Wireless Sensor Networks to Different Disaster Scenarios
13. Landslide Susceptibility Zonation Mapping using Fuzzy Gamma Operator Model

Part IV: Socio-Economic Factors in Disaster Governance
14. Disaster, Vulnerability and Human Security
15. Economic Impacts of Drought and Subsequent Relief
16. Estimating the Impact of Extreme Weather Events on Injury, Disability, and Death
17. Assessment of Socio-Economic Status in Flood-affected Regions
18. Pre-Hospital Trauma Care in Developing Countries
19. Railway Accidents Scenarios Analysis: Human Factor Based Review

Part V: Trending Issues in Natural Disaster Risk Reduction
20. Main Streaming Climate Resilience in Land Use Planning
21. Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment Model for GIS based Seismic Risk
22. The Role of Coastal Polder in Sustainable Agricultural Development and Prevention of Salinity Intrusion

Part VI: Education, Capacity Development and Disaster Resilience
23. Correlating School Dropout Rate of Children with Climate Induced Disaster
24. Developing Teaching and Learning Modules for a Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction
25. Increasing Importance of Disaster Management in the Syllabus of Craft Trainees at Industrial Training Centers
26. Factors influencing Women to be more Vulnerable in Post-Disaster Situation
27. Mainstreaming Social Capital and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education Curriculum
28. Higher Education Institution Network for Resilience and Sustainability


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About the Authors

Indrajit Pal

Indrajit Pal is Assistant Professor of Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology. He has more than 16 years’ experience in researching, teaching, training, and consulting on disaster risk governance, incident command system, hazard and risk assessment, CBDRM, public health risk, disaster resilience, and DRR Education. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal papers, conference papers, and books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology

Rajib Shaw

Rajib Shaw is Professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University, Senior Fellow at Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Chairperson of two Japanese NGOs, co-founder of a Delhi-based social entrepreneur startup Resilience Innovation Knowledge Academy, and Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. He is Chair of the United Nations Science Technology Advisory Group for Disaster Risk Reduction, Co-Chair of the Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group, Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier’s “Progress in Disaster Science” journal, and author of more than 300 academic papers and 45 books, including “Urban Risk Reduction: Asian Perspective” (Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University; Senior Fellow; Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Chairperson

Riyanti Djalante

Riyanti Djalante is Academic Programme Officer at United Nations University. She coordinates the research and policy Development stream on Global Change and Resilience, focusing on sustainable development, governance, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Academic Programme Officer, United Nations University

Sangam Shrestha

Sangam Shrestha is Associate Professor and Program Chair of Water Engineering and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology. He researches water resources management, climate change impact assessment, and groundwater assessment and management. Shrestha has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 60 conference papers. He is the co-author of “Groundwater Environment in Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods and Case Studies” (Elsevier)

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Program Chair of Water Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology.

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