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Mark Carey

in In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195396065
eISBN:
9780199775682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396065.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

As glacier retreat threatens people worldwide, this study raises crucial concerns about the successes, failures, and issues that societies might face as they grapple with climate change and shrinking ... More


Disaster Relief and Management: Readiness, Response, and Recovery

Golam M. Mathbor

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the role of social work in disaster relief and management. Social workers need to be prepared in anticipation of disaster rather than waiting until disaster strikes. Social ... More


Cost-Benefit Analysis of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Adaptation: The Case of Bangladesh

Reinhard Mechler and K. M. Nabiul Islam

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the potential of applying cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to the assessment of the economic efficiency of natural disaster risk management and climate adaptation projects. CBA is a ... More


Planning systems for risk reduction and issues in pre-disaster implementation

Kanako Iuchi

in Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323587
eISBN:
9781447323617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter examines the evolution of disaster management systems and its impact on land use controls that consider hazard mitigation, relying on examples from Japan, Indonesia, and the US, where ... More


Disaster risk management and its relationship to land use geographies vulnerable to water-related disasters: an analysis of the Japanese legislative system

Kanako Iuchi

in Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323587
eISBN:
9781447323617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Over the past several decades the Japanese government has iteratively improved institutional and legislative frameworks for risk management after major natural disasters. Recently, reducing spatial ... More


Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives

Stefan Greiving, Michio Ubaura, and Jaroslav Tesliar (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323587
eISBN:
9781447323617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Worldwide, the urban development and disaster management arena finds itself at a critical crossroad. This is driven by rapid urbanization (and de-urbanization) as well as a growing volume of damage ... More


Economics of Natural Disasters in Odisha*

Saudamini Das

in The Economy of Odisha: A Profile

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199464784
eISBN:
9780199086801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464784.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Regular occurrences of flood, drought, cyclones, and heat waves, occasional occurrences of hailstorm, whirlwind, tornado, and landslide and the consequent loss of lives and properties is a constant ... More


Disaster Economics

Gilles Carbonnier

in Humanitarian Economics: War, Disaster, and the Global Aid Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491543
eISBN:
9780190638467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491543.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the distribution of disaster costs and benefits over both the short and long run, and looks at the humanitarian consequences of earthquakes, floods, drought, hurricanes and ... More


Bring in the Professionals

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

in Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Good planning is based on an iterative dialogue among scientists, bureaucrats, implementers, and financiers about what or who is to be protected, how, and how much it will cost. A good plan will ... More


Spatial planning and dealing with uncertainties associated with future disasters

Stefan Greiving

in Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323587
eISBN:
9781447323617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Decisions in the area of natural hazards are normally based on probabilities. However, the baseline trend is evolving due to climate change and other changing processes (demographic change, ... More


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