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Main Title Hazards analysis : reducing the impact of disasters /
Author Pine, John C.,
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2015
Call Number HV553.P528 2015
ISBN 9781482228922 (e-book : PDF); 9781482228915 (hardback)
Subjects Disasters--Social aspects. ; Emergency management. ; Preparedness. ; Community organization. ; Disasters--Risk assessment. ; Risk management.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Edition Second edition.
Collation 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1. Introduction to hazards analysis / John C. Pine -- 2. Hazards identification / John C. Pine -- 3. Modeling natural- and human-caused hazards / John C. Pine -- 4. Spatial analysis / John C. Pine -- 5. Risk analysis : assessing the risks of hazards / Kevin L. Shirley and John C. Pine -- 6. Social, economic, and ecological vulnerability / John C. Pine -- 7. Risk communication / John C. Pine and Stephen L. Guillot, Jr. -- 8. Hazards risk management process / Greg Shaw -- 9. Planning for sustainable and disaster-resilient communities / Gavin Smith -- 10. Creating disaster-resilient communities : a new natural hazards risk management framework / Gavin Smith. "The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have been increasing at exponential rates over the past few decades. Our global interconnectedness and the scale of disaster events has grown to the point where catastrophic disasters have regional, national, and even global economic consequences. This volume presents a systematic process of hazards identification, vulnerability determination, and consequence assessment for the natural, built, and human environment. The book aims to examine strategies that may be taken at the individual, organization, community, and regional levels to reduce the adverse consequences of disasters and to foster sustainability. "-- "Preface The social, economic and environmental impacts from natural and human caused disasters have increased during the recent decades. The impacts from these disasters are seen on a global scale and are driving efforts to reduce adverse consequences on vulnerable populations and communities. We have attempted to reduce the costs of these disasters but continue to carry out policies that encourage development in vulnerable geographic areas of the world. With threats imposed by global warming, we see that many communities are subject to increasing levels of risk and can achieve sustainable development through appropriately informed planning, protection, mitigation and recovery strategies. Strategies to enhance community resilience to hazards must be based on research that integrates complex social, economic and environmental systems. Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impacts of Disasters provides a structure and process for understanding the nature of natural and human caused hazards and strategies for building sustainable communities. The key to sustainability is acknowledging the unique nature of the local community and how geography, social systems, the economy and infrastructures influence a community's capacity to withstand and recover from a disaster. This book demonstrates how we use hazards analysis to identify and prioritize risks and develop approaches to community hazard mitigation. The role of hazard risk management is stressed for public, private and non-profit organizations. "--