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Title Disaster risk reduction for economic growth and livelihood : investing in resilience and development / edited by Ian Davis, Kae Yanagisawa and Kristalina Georgieva
Published London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Routledge explorations in environmental studies
Routledge explorations in environmental studies.
Contents pt. 1. Resilience for sustainable development in a changing environment -- pt. 2. Building awareness for disaster risk reduction -- pt. 3. Achieving Build Back Better in recovery and reconstruction -- pt. 4. Increasing the roles of stakeholders -- pt. 5. Tools and technologies for disaster risk reduction
Summary "The prevalence of natural disasters in recent years has highlighted the importance of preparing adequately for disasters and dealing efficiently with their consequences. This book addresses how countries can enhance their resilience against natural disasters and move towards economic growth and sustainable development. Covering a wide range of issues, it shows how well thought-out measures can be applied to minimize the impacts of disasters in a variety of situations. Starting with the need for coping with a rapidly changing global environment, the book goes on to demonstrate ways to strengthen awareness of the effectiveness of preventive measures, including in the reconstruction phase. The book also covers the roles played by different actors as well as tools and technologies for improved disaster risk reduction. It focuses on a variety of case studies from across Asia, Africa and Latin America, drawing out lessons that can be applied internationally. This book will be of great interest to professionals in disaster management, including national governments, donors, communities/citizens, NGOs and private sector. It will also be a highly valuable resource for students and researchers in disaster management and policy, development studies and economics."--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 2, 2015)
Subject Disasters -- Economic aspects
Emergency management -- Planning.
Hazardous geographic environments -- Economic aspects
Natural disasters -- Planning
Sustainable development.
Disasters -- Economic aspects.
Emergency management -- Planning.
FICTION -- General.
Natural disasters -- Planning.
Sustainable development.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Ian, 1960- editor.
Georgieva, Kristalina, editor.
Yanagisawa, Kae, editor.
ISBN 0415376947