Introduction to International Disaster Management

Introduction to International Disaster Management

2nd Edition - December 31, 2010
  • Authors: Damon Coppola, Damon Coppola
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128103623
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123821751

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Description

Disaster management is a vibrant and growing field, driven by government spending in the wake of terrorist attacks and environmental debacles, as well as private-sector hiring of risk managers and emergency planners. An ever-increasing number of practicing professionals needs a reference that can provide a solid foundation in ALL major phases of supervision – mitigation, preparedness, response, communications, and recovery. As climate change leads to further costly catastrophes and as countries around the world continue to struggle with terrorism, the demand for solutions will only grow. This revised edition of Coppola’s revered resource meets said demand head-on with more focused, current, thoughtfully analyzed, and effective approaches to disaster relief.

Key Features

  • Expanded coverage of global approaches to disaster management with enhanced data and research on disasters around the world, including Cyclone Nargis, the H1N1 pandemic, and the tsunami in American Samoa
  • More material on risk management, mitigation, myths that affect behavior during crises, and post-disaster evaluation of the response
  • Up-to-date information on the role of aid organizations and international financial institutions like the World Bank in disaster response, as well as commentary on the latest research in disaster management and policy studies

Readership

Security managers, designers of contingency / evacuation plans, city managers, urban planners, disaster management and emergency planning consultants, community planners, non-profit organizations, business continuity and contingency planners. Educators and students in these areas

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Management of Disasters

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • Disasters Throughout History
    • The History of Disaster Management
    • Modern Disaster Management—A Four-phase Approach
    • What Is International Disaster Management?
    • Disasters, Poverty, and Development
    • Disaster Trends
    • Definitions
    • Conclusion
    • References

    2. Hazards

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • Hazard Identification and Hazard Profiling
    • Hazard Analysis
    • The Hazards
    • Conclusion
    • References

    3. Risk and Vulnerability

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • Two Components of Risk
    • Trends
    • Computing Likelihood and Consequence Values
    • Risk Evaluation
    • Alternatives
    • Vulnerability
    • Conclusion
    • References

    4. Mitigation

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • What Is Mitigation?
    • Types of Mitigation: Structural and Nonstructural
    • Obstacles to Mitigation
    • Assessing and Selecting Mitigation Options
    • Emergency Response Capacity as a Risk Mitigation Measure
    • Incorporating Mitigation into Development and Relief Projects
    • Conclusion
    • References

    5. Preparedness

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • Overview of Disaster Preparedness
    • Government Preparedness
    • Public Preparedness
    • The Media as a Public Educator
    • Obstacles to Effective Public Education and Preparedness
    • Conclusion
    • References
    • Appendix 5–1 Guidance on Creating a Public Education Campaign for Earthquakes
    • Facts and Fiction

    6. Response

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • What Is Response?
    • Response—The Emergency
    • Recognition—Pre-disaster Actions
    • Recognition—Post-disaster
    • Provision of Water, Food, and Shelter
    • Volunteer Management
    • Coordination
    • Conclusion
    • References
    • Appendix 6–1

    7. Recovery

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • Overview of Recovery
    • The Effects of Disasters on Society
    • Pre-disaster Recovery Actions
    • Components of Recovery—What Is Needed, and Where Does It Come From?
    • Types of Recovery
    • Public Assistance
    • Special Considerations in Recovery
    • Conclusion
    • References

    8. Participants: Governmental Disaster Management Agencies

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • Governmental Emergency Management Structures
    • Emergency Management Participants
    • Organizational Structures
    • Bilateral Disaster Management Assistance
    • How Governments Provide Assistance
    • Types of Bilateral Assistance
    • Types of National Government Agencies Involved in International Disaster Management
    • Conclusion
    • References
    • Appendix 8–1

    9. Participants: Nongovernmental Organizations (Including the Private Sector and Academia)

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • Who Are the NGOs?
    • What Do They Do?
    • NGO Operations
    • NGO/Military Cooperation
    • Standards of Conduct
    • The Role of the Private Sector
    • The Role of Academia
    • Conclusion
    • References
    • Appendix 9–1
    • Appendix 9-3

    10. Participants: Multilateral Organizations and International Financial Institutions

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • The United Nations
    • UN Agencies and Programs
    • Regional International Organizations
    • International Financial Institutions
    • Conclusion
    • References
    • APPENDIX 10–1 IADB Disaster Risk Management Policy Guidelines

    11. Special Considerations

    • Publisher Summary
    • Key Terms
    • Introduction
    • Coordination
    • The Media
    • Institutional Capacity Development
    • Political Will
    • Compound Emergencies
    • Donor Fatigue
    • Corruption
    • State Sovereignty
    • Equality in Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Distribution
    • Climate Change and the Environmental Impact of Disasters
    • Early Warning
    • Linking Risk Reduction and Development
    • Differentiating Between Recovery and Development
    • Terrorism
    • Global Disasters: SARS, Avian Influenza, Swine Flu, and Other Emerging Epidemics
    • Conclusion
    • References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 704
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2011
  • Published: December 31, 2010
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128103623
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123821751

About the Authors

Damon Coppola

Damon P. Coppola is the founder of Shoreline Risk LLC and a Partner with Bullock & Haddow LLC. He has extensive experience in disaster management capacity development, disaster risk management, and planning through his work with the United Nations; the World Bank Group; The US Federal Emergency Management Agency; and the US Army Corps of Engineers, among others. Mr. Coppola serves as a Senior Disaster Management Specialist at the Hawaii-based Pacific Disaster Center and is a faculty member at Loma Linda University and the University of Hawaii. He holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University and an A.R.M. from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore

Damon Coppola

Damon P. Coppola is the founder of Shoreline Risk LLC and a Partner with Bullock & Haddow LLC. He has extensive experience in disaster management capacity development, disaster risk management, and planning through his work with the United Nations; the World Bank Group; The US Federal Emergency Management Agency; and the US Army Corps of Engineers, among others. Mr. Coppola serves as a Senior Disaster Management Specialist at the Hawaii-based Pacific Disaster Center and is a faculty member at Loma Linda University and the University of Hawaii. He holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University and an A.R.M. from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore