Multi-Hazard Vulnerability and Resilience Building

Multi-Hazard Vulnerability and Resilience Building

Cross Cutting Issues

1st Edition - March 18, 2023

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  • Editors: Indrajit Pal, Rajib Shaw
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323956826

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Multi-hazard Vulnerability and Resilience Building: Cross Cutting Issues presents multi-disciplinary issues facing disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, focusing on various dimensions of existing and future risk scenarios and highlighting concerted efforts of scientific communities to find new adaptation methods. Disaster risk reduction and resilience requires participation of a wide array of stakeholders, ranging from academicians to policy makers to disaster managers. The book offers evidence-based, problem-solving techniques from social, natural, engineering, and other perspectives, and connects data, research, and conceptual work with practical cases on disaster risk management to capture multi-sectoral aspects of disaster resilience, adaptation strategy, and sustainability.

Key Features

  • Provides foundational knowledge on integrated disaster vulnerability and resilience building
  • Brings together disaster risk reduction and resilience scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners from different disciplines
  • Includes case studies on disaster resilience and sustainable development from a multi-disciplinary perspective


Scholars, and researchers in hazards and disasters Graduate students

Table of Contents

  • 1. An overview of vulnerability and resilience building in the Asia Pacific region
    2. Opportunities and challenges farmers face when Using indigenous knowledge to adapt to climate change in sustainable development in Mekong Delta, Vietnam (A case study in An Giang province)
    3. Development of a disaster and climate risk ATLAS in Bangladesh: Methodology for quantification of risk
    4. Sustainability assessment methodology for residential building in urban area - a case study
    5. Comparison of the vulnerability assessment of step-back configuration and set-back configuration structures on hill slopes
    6. A proposal for disaster risk management in the local level: lesson learned from earthquake prone area in Sengon village, Central Java, Indonesia
    7. Community resilience for disaster risk reduction by engaging local governance in Bihar (India)
    8. A working strategy for preparedness in Kerala schools: a suggestive study
    9. Integrating indigenous knowledge with science to suitably tackle disasters due to climate and environmental change: an overview of the progress and way forward
    10. Target E of Sendai Framework: current status and how to complete by 2022 end
    11. Predict the critical load of rectangular concrete-filled steel tube columns with ultra high strength concrete with software ANSYS
    12. Time-dependent reliability system of the continuous steel beam I-shapes with corrosion damage
    13. An extensive study on damage assessment of earthquake-affected buildings in Nepal
    14. Modeling soil erosion: Samanalawewa watershed, Sri Lanka
    15. Efficient earthquake intensity measures for probabilistic seismic demand models of skewed RC bridges
    16. Time-frequency analysis of ground motions from the 1999 Chamoli earthquake
    17. Mainstreaming disaster risk management technical and vocational education and training (DRM-TVET) program in higher education institutions: flexible ladderized capacity building model amid COVID-19
    18. Extreme flood analysis for Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan study under disaster risk reduction
    19. Change in cropping pattern and soil health in relation to climate change and salinity in coastal Bangladesh
    20. Strengthening capacity for disaster resilience of rural women in Fiji
    21. Foundation of indigenous knowledge theory for disaster risk reduction
    22. Critical infrastructure resilience in Eastern Economic Corridor of Thailand - a review

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: March 18, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323956826

About the Editors

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, India

Rajib Shaw

Dr. Rajib Shaw is a professor at Keio University's Graduate School of Media and Governance. He is also the Chairperson of SEEDS Asia and CWS Japan, two Japanese NGOs, and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan. He was previously the Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and a Kyoto University Professor. Disaster governance, community-based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education are all areas of interest for him. Professor Shaw is the Chair of the UN Science Technology Advisory Group for Disaster Risk Reduction (STAG) and the Co-Chair of the Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group (ASTAAG). He's also the CLA (Coordinating Lead Author) for the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report's Asia chapter. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal "Progress in Disaster Science" published by Elsevier, as well as the series editor of a Springer book series on disaster risk reduction. Prof. Shaw has over 45 books to his credit, as well as over 300 scholarly papers and book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan

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