The Role of Infrastructure in Disaster Risk Reduction

The Role of Infrastructure in Disaster Risk Reduction

Capacity Planning for Feasible Resilience and Risk Management

1st Edition - January 1, 2020

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  • Author: Makarand Hastak
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128146989

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Description

The Role of Infrastructure in Disaster Risk Reduction: Capacity Planning for Feasible Resilience and Risk Management offers a comprehensive disaster-planning framework for seven infrastructure layers: civil, civic, social, environmental, financial, educational and cyber infrastructure. This framework includes three steps: 1) disaster impact assessment; 2) infrastructure development strategy (i.e., preparation strategy); and 3) capacity building strategy (i.e., mitigation strategy). With this framework, decision-makers can identify vulnerable infrastructure and then make viable investment plans for reinforcing them by designing a well-balanced preparation and mitigation strategy that would build appropriate capacities for achieving the desired resilience.The book will be useful for all entities involved in dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters, including disaster professionals, first responders, city planners, architects and engineers, educators, students and researchers working on understanding the need for disaster risk reduction and developing innovative solutions for better decision-making.

Key Features

  • Describes the role of infrastructure in disaster risk reduction and management as well as capacity building
  • Provides readers with the tools needed to evaluate the criticality, vulnerability and severity of impact, as well as the need for evaluating and building the necessary capacities for achieving desired resilience
  • Illustrates the important role of disaster risk reduction through case studies

Readership

Disaster professionals, first responders, city planners, architects and engineers, educators, as well as students and researchers working on understanding the need for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and developing innovative solutions for better decision-making

Table of Contents

  • Part-I: Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Reduction/ Disaster Risk Management
    1. Disasters and their Impact
    2. Role of infrastructure in disasters
    3. Interdependencies among Infrastructures

    Part-II: Advances in Disaster Risk Reduction/ Disaster Risk Management
    4. Disaster Impact Analysis for Critical Infrastructures
    5. to 11. Each of the Seven Individual Infrastructure Layers
    12. Resilience and Capacity Needs
    13. Supply Chain and Business Continuity
    14. Role of insurance in DRR
    15. Tools for DRR/DRM

Product details

  • No. of pages: 375
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128146989

About the Author

Makarand Hastak

Professor Hastak Makarand is the Head of Construction, Engineering and Management at Purdue University, IN, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head of Construction, Engineering and Management, Purdue University, IN, USA

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