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Disaster Management: Text and Case Studies

D.B.N. Murthy (Author)
Synopsis The subject of Disaster Management is assuming great importance of late. A few natural disasters like Tsunami, Kashmir earthquake, Mumbai floods have occurred heaping untold miseries on a large population. Man-made disasters, like terrorist attacks for example, the World Trade Centre Towers in New York and London underground train blasts and in Kashmir, accidents on road, sea, rail and air or release of toxic gas like the Bhopal gas tragedy have highlighted the need for national policy on disaster management and mitigation policy. The book "Disaster Management" is an attempt to bridge the gap in the availability on information of disasters. It spells out the need for better disaster management that would bring relief immediately to the victims of the tragedy. Moreover, a disaster should lead to long-term development. This is what is highlighted in the chapters. For the students, and even others, to understand and appreciate the nature of disaster management, its is imperative they are exposed to all the aspects of disaster management in a manner they could easily comprehend. That is why technical jargon has been kept to the minimum. The style is simple and easy to understand. Examples of various types of disasters are furnished. Concrete steps have been suggested how each type of disaster could be tackled with, both in terms of a short-term perspective as well as long-term solutions. Box 1 contains 'key words' and box 2 'topics for study' that could help the students to concentrate on key issues and so appreciate the subject matter better. Students and others could use the book as a reference for dealing with any type of disaster. Each disaster is unique and the nature of mitigation could be different. However, what is needed is not an ad hoc approach but a professional and result-oriented policy that helps the victims. Not only short-term interests of the affected persons should be looked into but also a disaster should spur the government into providing long-term development for the people. For example, quakeproof housing could provide a permanent solution to the earthquake problem. It is expected that the book would serve the interests of the students as a source of information for understanding and appreciating the finer aspects of disaster management. Others like the general readers, the NGOs, government employees and others could find a matter or two that could interest them. The more one understands how a disaster could be handled, the better for a professional approach to disaster management and mitigation.
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About the author

D.B.N. Murthy

D.B.N. Murthy (b. 12-6-1932) is an independent consultant in quality and management based in Bangalore. He is a graduate in electrical engineering and fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications. He has over forty-six years experience in HRD, quality and management in industry as well as consultation. His work experience includes as development engineer in Indian Telephone Industries. Bangalore and as quality manager at Philips India Ltd., Loni-Kalbhor, near Pune. He has advanced training at the Automatic Electric Company. UK and NV Philips, The Netherlands. Mr. Murthy has been active in the filed of quality. He was an ASQC certified quality engineer. He is a life member of NIQR, QCFI and ISI. He was the secretary and later on vice-president of NIQR, Pune. He has written and presented technical papers in India and abroad on quality, management and HRD. His name has been included in the 6th volume of Biography International. Mr. Murthy is a prolific writer and has published seven books. He writes regularly for the press and journals and has over 1800 publications to his credit. His hobbies include playing contract bridge, listening to classical music, trekking in the Himalayas and traveling.

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Title Disaster Management: Text and Case Studies
Author D.B.N. Murthy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176299065
length xxii+162p.