Natural And Man Made Disasters : Vulnerability, Preparedness And Mitigation (2 Vols. Set)
There has been an increase in the number of natural disasters over the past year and with it , increasing losses on account of rapid urbanization and population growth as a result of which the impact of natural disasters is now felt to a large extent. An attempt, has therefore, been made through this book to provide a gist of current and relevant information on various aspects of natural disasters and related environmental and technological hazards. The present volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of natural and man-made disasters. An excellent text which offers a versatile and in-depth account of floods and droughts, landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis, atmospheric and weather related hazards, water and soil related pollution problems, land degradation, deforestation, wetland and forest fires, disasters and human health, rehabilitation/settlement, response and recovery and social and gender issues. Extensive references have been provided to show the sources of data on which conclusion may be derived and principals based. The thorough referencing will also help those who wish to learn more about specific topics. We hope that this publication would be reference document to serve the need of researches of various disciplines, policy markers, planners and administrators to formulate strategies for management of natural and man-made disasters.
K K SINGH
K K Singh did his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science from Agra university, Agra and M. Phil and Ph.D. in applied Chemistry from AMU, Aligarh. He is pursuing PG Diploma in disaster Management from IGNOU, New Delhi. He qualified GATE-91 Examination with overall percentile score of 91.55. He qualified NET-95 in soil Science and NET-97 in soil Physics organized by ASRB, New Delhi. He joined the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Rajsthan in 1993 as Asst. Agril. Research Officer (Chem.) in a Gazetted position and in presently he working at Projuct Directorate (Research) Agricultural and Soil Survey, Krishi Bhavan, Bikaner. He has also served as Asst. Professor at SKUAST (RARS, Leh) Srinagar. He has above 100 publications in the form of research papers, books chapter, articles and 10 book published to his credit. He is also a recipient of ARIC Research Award 1997, Young Agricultural Scientist National Award and Best Paper Award national and International conferences and presented papers. He is a Life Members of Indian Science Congress Association.
A K SINGH
Dr. A K Singh did his M.Sc. in Physics with specialization in Electronics Form Agra University, Agra. He was awarded Ph.D. in Applied Nuclear Physics in 1999 from AMU, Aligarh. He is presently working as Assoc. Professor. Department of Physics, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon. He has also undergone UNESCO sponsored professional training on Fiber Optics organized by IIT, Kharagpur. He was served research papers and books published to his chapter and 6 books published to his credit. With extensive research and teaching experience, he has developed expertise in Applied Nuclear Physics. He has also presented his research papers in national and International symposiums/Conferences/seminars. He has teaching experience of a decade. He has though graduate and Postgraduate classes in BSA College, Mathura and BMAS Engineering College, Agra.
VOLUME I Foreword V Preface VII Acknowledgement IX List of Contributors XV PART I NATURAL DISASTERS Section - 1: Introduction ,Floods and Droughts 1. Disasters: An Introduction --Pg. 1 K.K. Singh and A.K. Singh 2. Estimation of Flood Affected Areas Using Classification of Satellite Images of a Major Indian River --pg. 27 P. Sathyanarayana, Ashu Jain and Onkar Dikshit 3. Strategies and Technological Measures to Cope up with Vulnerability to Drought --Pg. 43 K.K. Singh,Mahadevi Singh and Alka Tomar SECTION - 2: LANDSLIDES, EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS 4. Slope Stability Analysis for Management of Landslides --Pg. 83 T.N. Singh, Kripamoy Sarkar and Akshay Gulati 5. AN Integrated Approach to Remote Sensing,Geo technical Engineering and Artificial Neural Network in Evaluation of Liquefaction Susceptibility of Kachchh Region ,Gujrat India --Pg. 123 D. Ramakrishnan 6.Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Coastal Zones: Disaster Mitigation Measures-A Typical Analysis --Pg. 151 D Venkat Reddy and M Govinda Raj PART II MAN Ã¯Â¿Â½MADE DISASTERS SECTION - 3: ATMOSPHERIC AND WEATHER RELATED HAZARDS 7. Hydrocarbons Emission Pattern in Indian Cities --Pg. 167 Padma S Rao, D Som, V. M. Mhaisalkar, A. Shrivastava and S. Devotta 8. Alternate Energy Sources for Cleaner Environment --Pg. 181 A.K. Singh,K.K. Singh,Mahadevi Singh and Alka Tomar 9. Weather Hazards and Their Mitigation --Pg. 207 Ram Niwas and M.L. Khichar 10. Carbon Sequestration for Mitigating Disastrous Effects of Global Warming --Pg. 229 11. Past, Present and Future Sea Level Changes-A Typical Analysis --Pg. 253 D. Venkat Reddy 12. Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: The Case of Artisanal Fisheries in the Estuary of the Patos Lagoon --Pg. 263 Daniela Kalikoski, Pedro Quevedoe and Tiago Almudi SECTION - 4: WATER AND SOIL RELATED POLLUTION PROBLEMS 13. Life Cycle Assessment of Decentralized Waste water Treatment Plant --Pg. 285 S.Y. Bodkhe 14. Fluoride and Nitrate Toxicity in Water and Remedial Measures --Pg.293 B.L. Verma and Yogesh Sharma 15. Microcystis Aeruginosa Proliferation in a Highly Eutrophic Reservoir: A Clear Example of Ecosystem Dysfunctioning --Pg. 311 Lotfi Aleya 16. Trace Metal Contamination in Urbanized Estuaries and Implications of Submarine Groundwater Discharge for Coastal Zone Management in Mauritius Roshan T. Ramessur 17. Tracer Techniques for Measurement of Radionuclides in Soils and Environment --Pg. 343 A. K. Singh, Alka Tomar and K.K. Singh 18.Face of Pesticides in Soil and Their Residual Effects --Pg. 371 K.K. Singh, Alka Tomar and Gayatri Verma Index --Pg. 399 VOLUME 2 PART II MAN MADE DISASTERS SECTION-5: LAND DEGRADATION, DEFORESTATION, WETLANDS AND FOREST FIRES 19. Desertification and its Control --Pg. 403 B.S. Jhorar and R.S. Dhillon 20. Land Use / Cover Change in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve Using Remote Sensing, GIS and Perception Approaches --Pg. 415 Suraj Mal 21. Wetlands and their Management --Pg. 429 Asok Kumar Bhattachary 22. Mangroves- A Bioshield to Tsunami Ã¯Â¿Â½PG. 429 Santosh Kumar Sarkar,Asok Kumar Bhattacharya, Mousumi Chatterjee, Bhaskar Deb Bhattacharya and Kanta Satpathy 23. Forest Cover and Forest Fires: General History and Ecology with Special References to Arunachal Pradesh Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 465 Nishamani Kar and Gobinda Palit SECTION - 6: DISASTERS AND HUMAN HEALTH 24. Global Warming and Impending Diseases Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 483 B.R. Mirdha, Poonam Kanwal and Nishat Ahmed 25. Potential Disasters: Infectious Viral Diseases --Pg. 501 Kulbhushan Sharma and Sunil K. Lal 26. Biological Terrorism and Use of Bio-Weapons: A Growing Menace to the Society Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 523 B.R. Mirdha, Poonam Kanwal and Nishant Ahmed SECTION - 7: REHABILITATION/SETTLEMENTS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY 27. Permanent Settlements in Tsunami Affected Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Special Planning Approach Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 543 J.B. Kshirsagar and Pawan Kumar 28. The Exergic Theory of Disturbance and Recovery --Pg. 577 Colin S. Reymonds SECTION - 8: SOCIAL AND GENDER ISSUES 29. Why a Cultural Psychology of Trauma Reaction and Healing: The Case of Kachchh Earthquake Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 577 Kumar Ravi Priya 30. Women and Disaster: A Gender Perspective Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 597 Mahadevi Singh, Shakuntala Singh and Rashmi Rekha Singh 31. Disaster and Poverty: Strategies and Programmes for Alleviation Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 615 Nihal Singh, Mahadevi Singh and Shakuntala Singh 32. Women: Environmental Stewardship and Sustainable Development Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 645 Mahadevi Singh, Shakuntala Singh, Rashmi Rekha Singh and Sharad Rana Index Ã¯Â¿Â½Pg. 689