Natural Disaster Management in the Asia PacificNatural Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific



Specific events discussed in this book include a broad spectrum of disasters such as tropical storms and typhoons in the Philippines; earthquakes in China; tsunamis in Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives; and bushfires in Australia.

Author: Caroline Brassard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431551577

Category:

Page: 203

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The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to a variety of natural and manmade hazards. This edited book productively brings together scholars and senior public officials having direct experience in dealing with or researching on recent major natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific. The chapters focus on disaster preparedness and management, including pre-event planning and mitigation, crisis leadership and emergency response, and disaster recovery. Specific events discussed in this book include a broad spectrum of disasters such as tropical storms and typhoons in the Philippines; earthquakes in China; tsunamis in Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives; and bushfires in Australia. The book aims to generate discussions about improved risk reduction strategies throughout the region. It seeks to provide a comparative perspective across countries to draw lessons from three perspectives: public policy, humanitarian systems, and community engagement.

Asia Pacific Disaster ManagementAsia Pacific Disaster Management



The book outlines the regulatory environment for disaster prevention and management in broad social, economic and political context.

Author: Simon Butt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642397684

Category:

Page: 303

View: 447

The book outlines the regulatory environment for disaster prevention and management in broad social, economic and political context. The first half of the book focuses mainly on Japan, especially the ‘3-11’ events: the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku area on 11 March 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant radiation leaks. The second half focuses on the USA (the only other Asia-Pacific country to have experienced a serious nuclear emergency), Indonesia, China, New Zealand, Australia and international law. One question explored is whether socio-legal norms play different roles in preventing and managing responses to natural disasters compared to ‘man-made’ disasters. Another is how ‘disaster law’ interacts with society across very diverse societies in the disaster-prone Asia-Pacific region. The book also addresses the increasingly important roles played by international law and regional regimes for cross-border cooperation in disaster prevention and relief, including the functions played by military forces. Erudite, pragmatic, and charged with detailed, substantive knowledge of an astonishing range of contexts and research fields, this timely collection of important essays on the law and society of disaster management stands as an exemplary international academic response to the disasters of 11 March 2011. (Annelise Riles)

Tourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia PacificTourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific



This book contributes to the understanding of crisis and disaster management generally, but with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific.

Author: Brent W Ritchie

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780643250

Category:

Page: 284

View: 680

The Asia-Pacific area is one of the fastest growing tourism regions and a major driver of global tourism in general. Tourism industries in Asia Pacific have been challenged in recent years by a number of major crises and disasters including terrorism, outbreaks (e.g. SARS and Bird Flu), natural disasters (e.g. tsunamis, bushfires, flooding), and political crisis (e.g. protests and political instability). This book contributes to the understanding of crisis and disaster management generally, but with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific. With contributions by international scholars and practitioners, the book discusses both the theoretical and practical approaches toward successful crisis and disaster management.

The Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2015The Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2015



The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development.

Author: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210576086

Category:

Page: 232

View: 566

The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, and disaster-related goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It highlights drought and reviews information management that would equip many countries in providing the right information to the right people at the right time, paying attention to the need to integrate DRR into development planning and government. The goal is to build resilience towards achieving sustainable development.

The Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2015The Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2015



The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development.

Author: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789213619100

Category:

Page: 232

View: 892

The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, and disaster-related goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It highlights drought and reviews information management that would equip many countries in providing the right information to the right people at the right time, paying attention to the need to integrate DRR into development planning and government. The goal is to build resilience towards achieving sustainable development.

The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia PacificThe Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific



describes the different contributions of nurses from different parts of Asia Pacific
in times of emergency and disaster. This is also essential for nurse educators
who are shaping the minds, hearts, and spirits of students to make them resilient
 ...

Author: Sheila Bonito

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319413099

Category:

Page: 115

View: 141

This book documents how nurses have shown their dedication, courage, expertise and compassion in helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disastrous events. It aims to inspire and equip nurses and other health professionals to help people in disaster-affected areas and contribute to community resilience. The last decade (2005-2015) has been characterized by a number of overwhelming natural disasters - tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis; and threats of emerging infectious diseases - SARS, MERSCoV and Ebola around the world. Countries from the Asia Pacific region, such as Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Thailand and Vanuatu, have borne the brunt of the devastation caused by these catastrophic events. Nurses from these countries have stepped in providing emergency care in hospitals and in the field, addressing public health needs in evacuation centers, supporting epidemiologic surveillance and conducting health education, training and research, to help save lives and support communities build back better.

Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the PacificDisaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific



This book uses two international frameworks—the Millennium Development Goals and the Hyogo Framework for Action, a program focused on disaster risk management—to study the key trends in the region in terms of disaster incidence, sources ...

Author: Ian Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317644873

Category:

Page: 340

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This book uses two international frameworks—the Millennium Development Goals and the Hyogo Framework for Action, a program focused on disaster risk management—to study the key trends in the region in terms of disaster incidence, sources of vulnerability and social and economic challenges. As both frameworks draw to a close, international debate is taking place during the period 2012–2015 on their current progress. This book seeks to help readers understand the process better. The chapters are written by eight independent internationally based authors. Collectively, they have extensive regional experience in the areas of disaster risk management and climate change as well as working in academia, research, consultancy, the UN and international agencies, government and the NGO sector. The analysis presented benefits from their varied backgrounds in medicine, architecture, economics, engineering, planning, social studies, development studies and political science. Throughout the book, relevant examples, drawn from the region, are included to ‘earth’ the project in the harsh realities of risk and disaster impact.

Rebuilding Asia Following Natural DisastersRebuilding Asia Following Natural Disasters



Providing a detailed and comparative assessment of the humanitarian responses to a series of major disasters in Asia over the past two decades, including massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis, this book explores complex and ...

Author: Patrick Daly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316538920

Category:

Page:

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Providing a detailed and comparative assessment of the humanitarian responses to a series of major disasters in Asia over the past two decades, including massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis, this book explores complex and changing understandings and practices of relief, recovery, and reconstruction. These critical investigations raise questions about the position and responsibilities of a growing range of stakeholders, and provide in-depth explorations of the ways in which local communities are transformed on multiple levels - not only by the impact of disaster events, but also by the experiences of rebuilding. This timely volume highlights how the experiences of Asia can contribute towards post-disaster responses globally, to safeguard future communities and reduce vulnerabilities. This is a valuable resource for academic researchers interested in post-disaster transformations and development studies, practitioners in NGOs, and government officials dealing with disaster response and disaster risk reduction.

Disaster Mitigation in Asia and the PacificDisaster Mitigation in Asia and the Pacific



A companion volume to Disaster Management, this book presents the results of an ADB study which represents a pioneering effort in the disaster mitigation field in Asia and the Pacific, with the objective of widening and deepening the pace ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029502957

Category:

Page: 392

View: 349

A companion volume to Disaster Management, this book presents the results of an ADB study which represents a pioneering effort in the disaster mitigation field in Asia and the Pacific, with the objective of widening and deepening the pace of disaster mitigation in the region, and thus contributing to the welfare of its people.

Disaster Relief in the Asia PacificDisaster Relief in the Asia Pacific



The focus of this book on recent and ongoing disasters makes it a topical and timely contribution to the growing field of disaster management, and as such it will appeal to students and scholars of environmental studies, development studies ...

Author: Minako Sakai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134657254

Category:

Page: 238

View: 918

A UN report recently found that the Asia Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region. Indeed, considering that the region accounts for more than half of the total number of disasters in the world, building capacity and resilience to mitigate the devastating impact of disasters is a pressing task for local actors. This book takes a regional, multidisciplinary and multi-actor approach to improve understandings of how various actors respond to natural and human-induced disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the ideas and activities of four different categories of agents: civil society; military and state institutions; local cultural knowledge and the media; and economic initiatives, and these themes are approached from various academic disciplines, ranging from anthropology and cultural studies to economics, human geography and political science. The contributors draw their findings from a variety of countries in the region, including China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar and Samoa, and importantly, focus on the interconnection between vulnerability and resilience. In turn, the book highlights how the nature and magnitude of disasters are influenced by social conditions, and aims to contribute to policies that prioritize development opportunities to enhance resilience. Further, it explores the complicated and multifaceted role of agency in building resilience, and presents a comparative framework for analysis and key findings from the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of this book on recent and ongoing disasters makes it a topical and timely contribution to the growing field of disaster management, and as such it will appeal to students and scholars of environmental studies, development studies and Asian politics.

Strategic Disaster Risk Management in AsiaStrategic Disaster Risk Management in Asia



This book presents strategies for managing disasters and reducing risks in Asian countries.

Author: Huong Ha

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9788132223733

Category:

Page: 226

View: 523

This book presents strategies for managing disasters and reducing risks in Asian countries. Given the dynamic changes in the natural environment as well as the patterns of land use and management, the growing populations of the developing nations in Asia, migration patterns, and other social-cultural aspects, the impacts of disasters have increased manifold in Asian countries. Against this backdrop, the book examines disaster management issues such as disaster preparedness, post-disaster reconstruction, peace, development and corruption. The views of different groups of stakeholders are incorporated in the discussion to ensure a comprehensive analysis of and findings on the governance process, as well as best practices in pre- and post-disaster management. The book also includes chapters focusing on aspects often overlooked in the context of disaster management, such as the need to invest in public education to improve public awareness, and approaches to supporting the disabled, the vulnerable and the elderly from disaster risks. In closing, the book presents research on disaster management methods employed by different countries in the Asian region. Acknowledgement: The editors acknowledge the role of the Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), which is the largest governance research network in the Asia Pacific region,in bringing out this book. NAPSIPAG has been regularly organizing international meetings of administrators, academia and non-state bodies to provide a forum to the regional scholars to deliberate with the international governance experts. It has also helped the international policy organizations to have a better understanding about the region through a local lens of Asiatic anthropology, ethnography and culture of administration.

Climate Induced Disasters in the Asia Pacific RegionClimate Induced Disasters in the Asia Pacific Region



In this volume, contributors look at response, recovery and adaptation to climate-induced disasters, in Asia-Pacific - the world's most disaster-prone region. Chapters examine case studies from Cambodia, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Samoa.

Author: Andreas Neef

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839099885

Category:

Page: 280

View: 997

In this volume, contributors look at response, recovery and adaptation to climate-induced disasters, in Asia-Pacific - the world's most disaster-prone region. Chapters examine case studies from Cambodia, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Samoa.

Disaster Relief in the Asia PacificDisaster Relief in the Asia Pacific



The focus of this book on recent and ongoing disasters makes it a topical and timely contribution to the growing field of disaster management, and as such it will appeal to students and scholars of environmental studies, development studies ...

Author: Minako Sakai

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415711770

Category:

Page: 234

View: 771

A UN report recently found that the Asia Pacific is the world's most disaster-prone region. Indeed, considering that the region accounts for more than half of the total number of disasters in the world, building capacity and resilience to mitigate the devastating impact of disasters is a pressing task for local actors. This book takes a regional, multidisciplinary and multi-actor approach to improve understandings of how various actors respond to natural and human-induced disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the ideas and activities of four different categories of agents: civil society; military and state institutions; local cultural knowledge and the media; and economic initiatives, and these themes are approached from various academic disciplines, ranging from anthropology and cultural studies to economics, human geography and political science. The contributors draw their findings from a variety of countries in the region, including China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar and Samoa, and importantly, focus on the interconnection between vulnerability and resilience. In turn, the book highlights how the nature and magnitude of disasters are influenced by social conditions, and aims to contribute to policies that prioritize development opportunities to enhance resilience. Further, it explores the complicated and multifaceted role of agency in building resilience, and presents a comparative framework for analysis and key findings from the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of this book on recent and ongoing disasters makes it a topical and timely contribution to the growing field of disaster management, and as such it will appeal to students and scholars of environmental studies, development studies and Asian politics.

Guide to Environment and DevelopmentGuide to Environment and Development



Asian Disaster Preparedness Center ( ADPC ) The Asian Disaster Preparedness
Center in Bangkok ( part of the Asian Institute of Technology : see separate entry
) was established in January 1986 to assist countries in Asia and the Pacific ...

Author: Institute of Development Studies (Brighton, England)

Publisher: Incumbent

ISBN: OSU:32435059247171

Category:

Page: 296

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The information gap regarding quality & quantity of environmental data & information remains great between developed & developing countries & countries with economic transition. This Guide will assist users in locating worldwide information sources on environment & sustainable development that are available on CD-ROM & the Internet. The information presented is in two sections - subject & country. Three indexes are provided - subject headings, a narrower subject index & a title index. Entries appear only once in the book. Each entry gives the name of the source of information; mailing & e-mail addresses; telephone & fax numbers; & the type of information available. The CD-ROM information and/or Internet location are given. This Guide also offers guidelines on how to use the Internet.

Disaster Forewarning Diagnostic Methods and ManagementDisaster Forewarning Diagnostic Methods and Management



Sentinel Asia ' initiative for disaster management support in the Asia - Pacific
region Kazuya Kaku * a , A . Alexander Heldb , Hiromichi Fukui , Masaru
Arakidad a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency , 2 - 2 - 2 Ohtemachi , Tokyo ,
JAPAN 100 ...

Author: Felix Kogan

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: UOM:39015050540361

Category:

Page: 308

View: 929

Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.

Proceedings Of The 1st Asia pacific Water SummitProceedings Of The 1st Asia pacific Water Summit



This prestigious volume consists of the proceedings of the 1st ever Water Summit to be convened in the world.

Author:

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814470339

Category:

Page: 268

View: 754

This prestigious volume consists of the proceedings of the 1st ever Water Summit to be convened in the world. Under the theme, Water Security: Leadership and Commitment, the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit (1st APWS) convened political leaders of the region and high level dignitaries in December 2007 in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture in Japan, offering them a platform to make commitments and launch initiatives to tackle the water challenges. The contents include speeches by His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan, Chairman of the UNSGAB His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, President of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum Mr Yoshiro Mori, Prime Minister of Japan Mr Yasuo Fukuda, Ambassador-at-Large of the Republic of Singapore Professor Tommy Koh, United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon, and 10 Heads of Government from the region. Summaries of sessions cover matters relating to sanitation, climate change, water financing and capacity development, water-related disaster management, water for development and ecosystems, developing knowledge and lessons, increasing local capacity, monitoring investments and results, and the CEO Water Mandate. Also included are the Policy Brief 2007 and the Message from Beppu, the two seminal outcome documents of the 1st APWS.