Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124201347, 9780128004357

Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

1st Edition

Authors: Tanveer Islam Jeffrey Ryan
eBook ISBN: 9780128004357
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124201347
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st September 2015
Page Count: 458
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Description

Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process.

Authors Islam and Ryan review the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation, as well as risk assessment processes and strategies, and tools and techniques that can prevent, or lessen, the impact of disasters.

The book specifically addresses hazards posed by human activity, including cyber threats and nuclear accidents, as well as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. Readers will learn about the framework for the mitigation process, hazard identification, risk assessment, and the tools and techniques available for mitigation.

Coverage includes both GIS and HAZUS, with tutorials on these technologies, as well as case studies of best practices in the United States and around the world. The text is ideal for students, instructors, and practitioners interested in reducing, or eliminating, the effects of disasters.

Key Features

  • Takes an all-hazards approach, covering terror attacks and accidents, as well as natural disasters
  • Reviews the hazard mitigation framework in both private sector and governmental agencies, covering the regulatory and legal frameworks for mitigation
  • Provides a step-by-step process for creating a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP)
  • Addresses the needs of local, state, and federal emergency management agencies and of the private sector, including IT mitigation

Readership

Students in emergency management and security programs in US; practitioners in US & EMEA as well as APAC nations, including military, business continuity, land use, city, and mitigation planners and city engineers

Table of Contents

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  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Thematic Section 1: Mitigation Framework
    • Thematic Section 1: Mitigation Framework
      • Preface and Introduction
      • Goals and Learning Objectives
      • Organization
    • Chapter 1. Introduction
      • Objectives
      • Emergency Management Cycle and Mitigation
      • Understanding Hazards and Disasters
      • History and Evolution of Hazard Mitigation
      • The Hazard Mitigation Planning Process and the Hazard Mitigation Plan
      • The Benefits of Mitigation Planning
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
    • Chapter 2. Mitigation Rules and Regulations
      • Objectives
      • Disaster Legislation 101
      • Disaster Mitigation Act (2000)
      • Requirements and Procedures for State, Local, and Tribal Mitigation Plans
      • Other Important Rules and Regulations Affecting Hazard Mitigation
      • Rules and Regulations in Other Countries
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
    • Chapter 3. The Role of Governments in Hazard Mitigation
      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Federal Mitigation Programs in the United States
      • Role of State and Local Governments in Hazard Mitigation
      • Notable Mitigation Efforts on the International Front
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
    • Chapter 4. Mitigation in the Private Sector
      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • What is the Private Sector?
      • PPPs
      • Examples of PPPs
      • Sustainability and Community Resilience
      • Importance of Business Continuity and Developing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites and Resources
      • References
  • Thematic Section 2: Assessing Risk—Know Thy Enemy!
    • Thematic Section 2: Assessing Risk—Know Thy Enemy!
      • Preface
      • References
    • Chapter 5. Hazard Identification—Natural Hazards
      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Atmospheric Hazards
      • Hydrologic Hazards
      • Geologic Hazards
      • Other Hazards
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
    • Chapter 6. Hazard Identification—Manmade Hazards
      • Objectives
      • Introduction to Technological Hazards
      • Civil Unrest
      • Terrorism
      • CBRNE and WMD
      • Chemical Agents
      • Biological Agents
      • Radiological and Nuclear Threats
      • High-Yield Explosives
      • Cyberterrorism
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
    • Chapter 7. Vulnerability Assessment and Impact Analysis
      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Hazard Analysis
      • Vulnerability Assessment for Natural Hazards
      • Impact Analysis
      • Technological Hazard Assessment
      • Terrorism and Technological Hazards
      • Conclusions
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
    • Chapter 8. Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
      • Objectives
      • The 5 Ws of THIRA
      • THIRA by the Numbers
      • Conclusions
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
  • Thematic Section 3: Mitigation Strategies, Tools, and Techniques—What Can Be Done?
    • Thematic Section 3: Mitigation Strategies, Tools, and Techniques—What Can Be Done?
      • Preface
    • Chapter 9. Mitigation Strategies for Natural Hazards
      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Structural Projects
      • Mitigation Measures Related to Prevention
      • Property Protection Measures
      • Natural Resource Protection
      • Public Education and Awareness
      • Emergency Services
      • Advantages and Disadvantages of Structural and Nonstructural Mitigation Measures
      • Incorporating Mitigation Strategies into Hazard Mitigation Plans
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
    • Chapter 10. Mitigation Strategies for Manmade Hazards
      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Structural Mitigation Strategies for Manmade Hazards
      • Nonstructural Mitigation Strategies
      • Incorporating Technological Hazards into the HMP
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • Websites
      • References
    • Chapter 11. Mitigation Tools
      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Hazard Mitigation Tools and Map Products
      • Hazus-MH Tutorials
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • Hazus-MH Exercise
      • Websites and Resources
      • References
    • Chapter 12. Mitigation Best Practices and Resources
      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Mitigation Best Practices in the United States
      • Shelter Etowah Program, Etowah County, Alabama
      • Putting Mitigation Best Practices into a Plan
      • Mitigation Best Practices in Other Countries
      • Conclusion
      • Discussion Questions
      • References
  • Epilogue
    • Putting It All Together
  • Glossary of Essential Terminology
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
458
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780128004357
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124201347

About the Author

Tanveer Islam

Tanveer Islam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University, where he teaches hazard mitigation, community resilience and GIS courses. He received a PhD in land use planning from Texas Tech University and did postdoctoral research at Texas A&M marine branch in Galveston and at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Environmental Cooperative Science Center. He is also a certified floodplain manager.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Emergency Management, Jacksonville State University, AL, USA

Jeffrey Ryan

Mr. Ryan is a retired US Army officer and currently a Professor at Jacksonville State University’s Department of Emergency Management within the Institute of Emergency Preparedness. The program provide instruction on various aspects of emergency preparedness with a focus on terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, medical aspects of emergency management, public health preparedness, biodefense, and biosecurity. His research interests are biothreat pathogen detection, agro-terrorism and the role of military forces in disaster response and humanitarian assistance.

Since 2003, Professor Ryan has also served as Managing Director of Quetzal Consulting, Inc. a private firm specializing in a wide array of consultative services related to biothreat pathogen detection, tropical diseases research, course development, diagnostics development, marketing and product management. Services are provided to the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, defense contractors (SAIC, GeoCenters and EAI) and biotechnology and diagnostics companies, among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Emergency Management, Jacksonville State University, AL, USA