Introduction to Course
Introduction to Hazards and Disasters (earthquakes, floods, droughts, landslides, cyclones, etc.), Social & Economic Aspects of Natural and human induced hazards, Hazard and Disaster Investigation, Disaster Management, Pre-Disaster Phase (Prevention, Mitigation & Preparedness), Disaster Phase (Response, relief and recovery), Post-Disaster Phase (Rehabilitation, Development), Damage assessment, Disaster management policies and institutional infrastructure from national to local level Monitoring of Infra-structure facilities; strategies for protection against possible damages; maintenance for different infrastructure facilities. Rehabilitation and repair strategies, Predictions and preparedness strategies for natural disasters such as Earthquakes etc; Emergency management; Awareness Programs; Follow-on Disasters; Recovery plans; Strategies for protection, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis; Disaster Mitigation.
Learnign Outcomes (CLOs)
- Explain hazards and disasters and their management phases
- Value the different phases of disaster management
- Debate on sustainability after disaster occurrence
- Develop emergency preparedness plan for different disasters
Textbooks to be Used for the Course
- Thomas D. Schneid, Disaster Management and preparedness, CRC Press; 1st Edition (2000)
- David Alexander, Principles of Emergency planning and Management, Published in the United State of America by Oxford University Press Inc. (1998)
- Timothy Beatley, Philip Berke, David J. Brower (1999) Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning Island Press.
- Charlotte Benson, Edward J. Clay (2004) Understanding the Economic and Financial Impacts of Natural Disasters World Bank Publications.
- Mr. Aloysius J. Rego Director of Knowledge Sharing and partnerships and Co-Team Leader of Disaster management System team Asian Disaster preparedness Center (ADPC) 2003.
Description of System of Evaluation (Exams, Assignments etc.)
- Assignment/Quiz : 10%
- CEP : 10%
- Term Project : 30%
- Final Exam : 50%
Key Dates and Time of Class Meetings
Semester Start: 13th January 2020
End of Classes: 8th May 2020
8:00 am to 10:00 am