Integrating Disaster Science and Management

Integrating Disaster Science and Management

Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery

1st Edition - May 4, 2018
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  • Editors: Pijush Samui, Dookie Kim, Chandan Ghosh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120576
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128120569

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Integrated Disaster Science and Management: Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery bridges the gap between scientific research on natural disasters and the practice of disaster management. It examines natural hazards, including earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, and uses integrated disaster management techniques, quantitative methods and big data analytics to create early warning models to mitigate impacts of these hazards and reduce the risk of disaster. It also looks at mitigation as part of the recovery process after a disaster, as in the case of the Nepal earthquake. Edited by global experts in disaster management and engineering, the book offers case studies that focus on the critical phases of disaster management.

Key Features

  • Identifies advanced techniques and models based on natural disaster science for forecasting disasters and analyzing risk
  • Offers a holistic approach to the problem of disaster management, including preparation, recovery, and resilience
  • Includes coverage of social, economic, and environmental impacts on disasters


Graduate students, postgraduate students, researchers, and practitioners in disaster/emergency management Secondary audience: Researchers in disaster science

Table of Contents

  • I. Assessment and Mitigation
    1. A Risk Index for Mitigating Earthquake Damage in Urban Structures
    2. Importance of Geological Sutdies in Earthquake Hazard Assessment
    3. Assessment of Soil Liquefaction Based on Capacity Energy Concept and Back-Propagation Neural Networks
    4. Recent Earthquakes and Volcanic Activities in Kyushu Island, Japan
    5. Winter Storms
    6. Spatial Association Between Forest Fires Incidence and Socioeconomic Vulnerability in Portugal, at Municipal Level
    7. Landslide Risk Assessment in Parts of the Darjeeling Himalayas, India
    8. Forest and Land Fires in Indonesia: Assessment and Mitigation
    9. Lessons from Tsunami Recovery Towards Guidelines of Housing Provision in Malaysia
    10. Drought Prediction with Standardized Precipitation and Evapotranspiration Index and Support Vector Regression Models

    II. Recovery and Management
    11. Earthquake Risk Reduction Efforts in Nepal
    12. Urban Flood Management in Coastal Regions Using Numerical Simulation and Geographic Information System
    13. Probabilistic Analysis Applied to Rock Slope Stability: A Case Study from Northeast Turkey
    14. Civic Fire Control System for Historic District in Kiyomizu, Kyoto—Development Projects and Its Techniques for "Environmental Water Supply System (EWSS) for Disaster Prevention" to Protect Traditional Wooden Cultural Heritage Zones from Postearthquake Fire
    15. Systematic Engineering Approaches for Ensuring Safe Roads

    III. Analysis and Resilience
    16. Big Data Analytics and Social Media in Disaster Management
    17. Risk Assessment and Reduction Measures in Landslide and Flash Flood-Prone Areas: A Case of Southern Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat Province)
    18.  Advancements in Understanding the Radon Signal in Volcanic Areas: A Laboratory Approach Based on Rock Physicochemical Changes
    19. GIS Based Macrolevel Landslide Hazard Zonation, Using Newmark's Methodology
    20. What Behaviors We Think We Do When a Disaster Strikes: Misconceptions and Realities of Human Disaster Behavior
    21. A Quantitative Study of Social Cpaital in the Tertiary Sector of Kobe—Has Social Capital promoted Economic Reconstruction Since the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake?
    22. Resilience and Vulnerability: Older Adults and the Brisbane Floods
    23. Postdisaster Relief Distribution Network Design Under Disruption Risk: A Tour Covering Location-Routing Approach
    24. Climate Change and Typhoons in the Philippines: Extreme Weather Events in the Anthropocene
    25. The Role of Disaster Medicine in Disaster Management and Preparedness
    26. Earthquake-Triggered Landslide Modeling and Deformation Analysis Related to 2005 Kashmir Earthquake Using Satellite Imagery
    27. Spatiotemporal Variability of Soil Moisture and Drought Estimation Using a Distributed Hydrological Model

Product details

  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: May 4, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120576
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128120569

About the Editors

Pijush Samui

Pijush Samui is working as an associate professor in civil engineering department at NIT Patna, India. He graduated in 2000, with a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India. He received his M.Sc. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2004). He holds a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2008) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pittsburgh (USA) (2008-2009) and Tampere University of Technology (Finland) (2009- 2010). In 2010, Dr. Pijush joined in the Center for Disaster Mitigation and Management at VIT University as an Associate Professor. He was promoted to full Professor in 2012. Dr. Pijush is the recipient of the prestigious CIMO fellowship (2009) from Finland, for his integrated research on the design of railway embankment. He was awarded Shamsher Prakash Research Award (2011) by IIT Roorkee for his innovative research on the application of Artificial Intelligence in designing civil engineering structure. He was selected as the recipient of IGS Sardar Resham Singh Memorial Award – 2013 for his innovative research on infrastructure project. He was elected Fellow of International Congress of Disaster Management in 2010. He served as a guest in disaster advance journal. He also serves as an editorial board member in several international journals. He has been selected as an adjunct professor at Ton Duc Thang University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). He has been Visiting Professor at Far East Federal University (Russia).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Patna, Bihar, India

Dookie Kim

Dookie Kim is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kongju National University ,1223-24 Cheonan-daero, 31080, Republic of Korea. Professor Kim has a broad experience in structural dynamics. He published journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and 2 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kongju National University, Republic of Korea

Chandan Ghosh

Dr. Chandan Ghosh is Professor & Head, Geohazards and Risk Management Division, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. His areas of expertise are disaster resistant housing technologies, retrofitting and earthquake risk mitigation and management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor & Head, Geohazards and Risk Management Division, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India

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  • P S. Sun Jun 27 2021

    Interesting and Informative book

    I will like to congratulate and thank the editors for such an informative and interesting book. The book not only covers various natural hazards but also the warning and mitigation techniques using big data analytics, which makes this book one of its kind.

  • Avijit B. Sat Jun 26 2021

    Great book on Disaster Management

    I have read this book. I am thankful to the authors. This book tries to bridge up the scientific research on natural disasters and the management practice for it.

  • Vaishna Thu Jun 17 2021


    Nice case studies to kick start a research in this area.

  • Pallavi M. Wed Jun 03 2020

    Integrated Disaster Science and Management

    A useful resource to understand advanced integrated technologies in risk assessment and management for natural disasters. Must read for anyone associated with the respective field.

  • Akansha S. Mon Mar 23 2020

    Integrated Disaster Science and Management

    One of the best book ever with every concept minutely explained and a very interesting approach to reduce the risk of disaster. It's worth reading .