Disaster Recovery Books

  • Large-Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control, and Mitigation

    This volume presents an integrated review of the broad research field of large-scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters. There is a particular focus on events caused by weather and climate change. Other topics include air pollution, tsunamis, disaster modeling, ...

  • Disaster response and risk management in the fisheries sector (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersOver the last few decades, natural and human-induced disasters have become more frequent and increasingly destructive. Populations depending on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods have become more and more vulnerable and have been seriously affected by loss of life and property. This document gives ...

  • Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Changes in Space and Time

    With the widespread use of PDAs, wireless internet, Internet-based GIS, and 3G and 4G telecommunications, the technology supporting mobile GIS is rapidly gaining popularity and effectiveness. Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Changes in Space and Time addresses Web GIS, mobile GIS, and the modeling, processing, and representation of dynamic ...

  • The return of the water. Restoring the Waza Logone floodplain in Cameroon

    This book tells the story of times past, when wetlands were considered as wastelands and decision makers and managers were unaware of their benefits, a time when the adverse impacts of hydropower and irrigation schemes on ecosystems and people downstream seemed unimportant. ...

  • Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters

    This volume distills what is known about environmental health during an emergency or disaster. It draws on results from the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and on experience with sustainable development between the two Earth Summits, in Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg. It is intended for practitioners, as well as for ...

  • Back in Business: BLR’s Disaster Recovery Planner

    • This automated disaster recovery plan builder has everything you need to create your own recovery plan. • With this powerful CD-ROM-based program you will have complete guidance on how to develop, monitor, and engage your recovery plan. • This invaluable program gives your organization the tools to form an executive decision team--trained to ...

  • Disaster Management and Preparedness

    By watching the daily news or reading a newspaper, we quickly understand that disasters happen regularly. They take many forms, ranging from natural disasters such as tornadoes, to man-made disasters such as workplace violence. No matter what type, the results are usually the same: substantial loss of life, money, assets, and ...

  • Natural Disaster Management for Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    Authored by professionals experienced in disaster management, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes and by supervisors of wastewater treatment plants affected by these disasters, the manual focuses on recovery management, what to expect from a disaster and what to plan for. Written for plant managers who have not experienced a natural disaster, ...

  • Planning For Disaster: Weathering The Storm (Video)

    Disasters are bad enough, but they're even more difficult to deal with if you do not organize an effective preparation plan. Whatever the natural disaster - floods, quakes, storms or tornadoes, preparation and good planning are crucial to survival. This vital program helps you formulate an organized and highly effective preparation plan to ...

  • Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters

    The major challenges of the 21st century faced by human beings are how to achieve water security, food security, energy security and environmental security. Owing to enhanced natural/anthropogenic disasters worldwide, these challenges become much more complicated and daunting especially for developing countries. Therefore, it is important to ...

  • Prediction and Perception of Natural Hazards

    This collection of articles provides a unique overview of the state of the science in the prediction of and response to natural disaster events. The uniqueness of this volume is that it comprises more than just the physical science perspective. For each natural hazard included in this text, social scientists have provided research summaries ...

  • Small Business Survival

    Owning a small business can be a fulfilling and financially rewarding experience, but to be successful, you must know what to do before starting a business; what to do while the business is up and running; and, most importantly, what to do when the business runs into ...

  • Microinsurance Book

    The scope of GRF’s latest book “Microinsurance – An Innovative Tool for Risk and Disaster Management” is both to investigate the linkage between disaster risk reduction and Microinsurance and to address possible combinations of loans, savings and insurance schemes for low-income people to provide them with appropriate ...

  • International Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Occurrence, Mitigation, and Consequences

    Natural disasters, response, recovery, and mitigation are important topics for policy makers, sustainable development specialists, technical experts and teachers. The occurrences and distributions of natural disaster events and the responses and mitigation practices associated with them are presented in the book. Experts on natural disaster topics ...

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