Introduction to International Disaster Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750679824, 9780080465739

Introduction to International Disaster Management

1st Edition

Authors: Damon Coppola Damon Coppola Damon Coppola
eBook ISBN: 9780080465739
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th October 2006
Page Count: 576
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Description

Written from a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters, Introduction to International Disaster Management provides practitioners, educators and students with a comprehensive overview of the players, processes and special issues involved in the management of large-scale natural and technological disasters. The book discusses special issues encountered in the management of international disasters, and explains the various private, non-governmental, national, and international agencies that assist in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery during national and regional events.

Concentrating on the four major phases of emergency management – mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery – Introduction to International Disaster Management deals with such timely topics as Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and SARS. It also serves as a reference to governmental and other agencies involved in international disaster management activities. This book is the first of its kind to take a global approach to the topic of international disaster management.

Key Features

  • Serves as the first comprehensive resource dealing with the issues of international disaster management
  • Contains numerous case studies, examples of Best Practices in international disaster management, and a contact list of the governmental and nongovernmental agencies involved in international disaster management
  • Provides a global perspective on risk, hazards, and disasters that is written both for students within disaster management programs and for professionals entering the field

Readership

Educators and students in undergraduate and graduate degree, certificate, and continuing education programs dealing with disaster and emergency management, and international affairs. 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Management of Disasters
- 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

Chapter 2: Hazards
- Introduction
- Hazard Identification and Hazard Profiling
- Hazard Analysis
- The Hazards
- Conclusion

Chapter 3: Risk and Vulnerability
- Introduction
- Two Components of Risk
- Trends
- Computing Likelihood and Consequence Values
- Risk Evaluation
- Risk Acceptability
- Alternatives
- Vulnerability
- Risk Perception
- Conclusion

Chapter 4: Mitigation
- Introduction
- What is Mitigation?
- Types of Mitigation: Structural and Non-Structural
- Obstacles to Mitigation
- Assessing and Selecting Mitigation Options
- Emergency Response Capacity as a Risk Mitigation Measure
- Incorporating Mitigation into Development and Relief Projects
- Conclusion

Chapter 5: Preparedness
- Introduction
- Overview of Disaster Preparedness
- Government Preparedness
- Public Preparedness
- The Media as a Public Educator
- Obstacles to Effective Public Education and Preparedness
- Conclusion

Chapter 6: Response
- Introduction
- What is Response?
- Response - The Emergency
- Recognition - Pre-Disaster Actions
- Recognition - Post-Disaster
- Coordination
- Conclusion

Chapter 7: Recovery
- 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
- Special Considerations in Recovery
- Conclusion

Chapter 8: Participants - Governmental Disaster Management Agencies
- 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 Emergency Management
- Conclusion

Chapter 9: Participants - Nongovernmental Organizations
- 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

Chapter 10: Participants - Multilateral Organizations and the International Financial Institutions
- Introduction
- The United Nations
- Regional International Organizations
- The International Financial Institutions
- Conclusion

Chapter 11: Special Considerations
- 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 Impacts of Disasters
- Early Warning
- Linking Risk Reduction and Development
- Terrorism
- Global Disasters: SARS, Avian Influenza, and Other Emerging Epidemics
- Conclusion

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080465739

About the Author

Damon Coppola

Damon P. Coppola is a Partner with Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm. He has extensive experience in disaster preparedness and planning through his work with the World Bank Group; The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; the US Army Corps of Engineers; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others. Mr. Coppola is the author of Introduction to International Disaster Management (Butterworth-Heinemann), and co-author of Introduction to Homeland Security (Butterworth-Heinemann) and Hazards Risk Management (The Federal Emergency Management Agency). He has also been published in several industry journals, including Disaster Prevention and Management, The Beacon, The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners Journal, and The International Association of Emergency Managers Newsletter, among others. Mr. Coppola holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore

Damon Coppola

Damon P. Coppola is a Partner with Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm. He has extensive experience in disaster preparedness and planning through his work with the World Bank Group; The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; the US Army Corps of Engineers; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others. Mr. Coppola is the author of Introduction to International Disaster Management (Butterworth-Heinemann), and co-author of Introduction to Homeland Security (Butterworth-Heinemann) and Hazards Risk Management (The Federal Emergency Management Agency). He has also been published in several industry journals, including Disaster Prevention and Management, The Beacon, The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners Journal, and The International Association of Emergency Managers Newsletter, among others. Mr. Coppola holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore

Damon Coppola

Damon P. Coppola is a Partner with Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management consulting firm. He has extensive experience in disaster preparedness and planning through his work with the World Bank Group; The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; the US Army Corps of Engineers; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, among others. Mr. Coppola is the author of Introduction to International Disaster Management (Butterworth-Heinemann), and co-author of Introduction to Homeland Security (Butterworth-Heinemann) and Hazards Risk Management (The Federal Emergency Management Agency). He has also been published in several industry journals, including Disaster Prevention and Management, The Beacon, The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners Journal, and The International Association of Emergency Managers Newsletter, among others. Mr. Coppola holds an M.E.M in Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management from George Washington University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bullock and Haddow LLC, Singapore

Reviews

"Damon Coppola's Introduction to international disaster management is a single volume sourcebook that makes excellent use of full colour graphics and has numerous inset boxes highlighting aspects of the topics under discussion. The book follows a logical progression starting with the history of disasters and ending with details of disaster management agencies (governments, NGOs, multilateral organisations), where they are located within national government structures, and what they do. The bulk of the book is given over to consideration of hazards, risks and vulnerability, and the four stages of traditional disaster management namely: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. A final chapter deals briefly with special considerations in relation to disasters covering such diverse topics as the media, political will, donor fatigue, state sovereignty, climate change, terrorism, and pandemics. This book is an excellent starting point for the study of disaster planning providing both global perspective and local detail."--Colin Perry, The Brunei Times