Vulnerability and Risk Measurement of Climate Induced Disasters in Gujarat (Hardback)
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Vulnerability and Risk Measurement of Climate Induced Disasters in Gujarat (Hardback)

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Hardback 134 Pages / Published: 30/08/2014
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Risk and vulnerability measurement is the first necessary step for any serious contemplation of disaster reduction strategies as well as climate change policies. Measuring vulnerability risk is an emerging technique which can systematically assess and analyse vulnerability and risk due to future possible climatic hazards. It can reveal many adverse effects which are led by climate induced disasters on society. Therefore, it helps state as well as society for preparing and adopting adequate and successful measures for reducing the risk factors. In other words, measuring vulnerability and risk can show direction for preventing losses. It leads towards preparedness to reduce recovery time rather than dependence on relief and reconstruction and can help decision-makers in prioritising their intervention for proactive disaster mitigation strategies and climate change policies.

This book has assessed the pattern of climate induced disaster in Gujarat. It argues that disasters and development are mutually related. Disasters can create a setback in a process of development. At the same time, the type of development can increase or reduce the risk due to disaster. Therefore, the risk due to climate induced disasters also depends on vulnerability pattern on the state. This book has explored a regional model for assessing the pattern of vulnerability within the state by identifying the determinants of vulnerability existing in the state. It has finally provided the ways and means of integrating risk reduction strategies into development planning and climate change policies.

Publisher: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 9789332701069
Number of pages: 134
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a momentous study focusing on the importance of vulnerability analysis for assessing risk resulting from climate-induced disasters. Hence, it is enormously useful for policymaking for lessening the latent risk of potential disasters; and so would be extremely useful for geographers and policymakers." --Rolee Kanchan, professor and former head, department of geography, the M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
"Comprehensive vulnerability and risk assessment are crucial in understanding the past, present and future consequences of climate induced disasters. The linkages between disaster management and development processes are not adequately emphasized in existing literature. The micro-level vulnerability and adaptation assessment can help communities to adopt within a system. Subsequently, the community can also recover from future disaster events under climate change scenario. In above context, the book by Dr Shital Shukla is praiseworthy effort taking Gujarat as a case study." --R. B. Singh, vice president, International Geographical Union (IGU), and head, department of geography, University of Delhi, New Delhi
"This book is an excellent proposal for reducing vulnerability by risk due to climate induced disasters. Gujarat in India is a local example for global changes. Work in local challenges produces global victories. . . . A great book." --Raul Gonzalez Herrera, chief of the Natural Hazard Risk Reduction Division, Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas UNICACH, Chiapas, Mexico
"This micro-vulnerability analysis will help the researchers and policymakers. I am sure that this book will inspire many to carry out such analysis at the local as well as regional levels to mitigate the impact of disasters." --V. Thiruppugazh, commissioner of rural development and secretary (rural development), government of Gujarat
"This is an interesting and timely book. . . . This book has opened many lines of enquiry for Gujarat which is an ecologically fragile region. The more we understand that and build it into our policies, the better off we will be." --Yoginder K. Alagh, chancellor, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, excerpt from the foreword
This is a momentous study focusing on the importance of vulnerability analysis for assessing risk resulting from climate-induced disasters. Hence, it is enormously useful for policymaking for lessening the latent risk of potential disasters; and so would be extremely useful for geographers and policymakers. Rolee Kanchan, professor and former head, department of geography, the M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara"
Comprehensive vulnerability and risk assessment are crucial in understanding the past, present and future consequences of climate induced disasters. The linkages between disaster management and development processes are not adequately emphasized in existing literature. The micro-level vulnerability and adaptation assessment can help communities to adopt within a system. Subsequently, the community can also recover from future disaster events under climate change scenario. In above context, the book by Dr Shital Shukla is praiseworthy effort taking Gujarat as a case study. R. B. Singh, vice president, International Geographical Union (IGU), and head, department of geography, University of Delhi, New Delhi"
This book is an excellent proposal for reducing vulnerability by risk due to climate induced disasters. Gujarat in India is a local example for global changes. Work in local challenges produces global victories. . . . A great book. Raul Gonzalez Herrera, chief of the Natural Hazard Risk Reduction Division, Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas UNICACH, Chiapas, Mexico"
This micro-vulnerability analysis will help the researchers and policymakers. I am sure that this book will inspire many to carry out such analysis at the local as well as regional levels to mitigate the impact of disasters. V. Thiruppugazh, commissioner of rural development and secretary (rural development), government of Gujarat"
This is an interesting and timely book. . . . This book has opened many lines of enquiry for Gujarat which is an ecologically fragile region. The more we understand that and build it into our policies, the better off we will be. Yoginder K. Alagh, chancellor, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, excerpt from the foreword"

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