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Disaster Management: Future Challenges and Opportunities

 
Jagbir Singh (Editor)
Synopsis The speed and enormity of sudden disasters has forced man to react in a speedy way to come to the rescue of the people involved. The following factors are necessary to accomplish this: The exact location of the disaster site and the type of disaster, as these determine the sort of aid required. This book will provide a broad range of critical and practical ideas and intensive information with the latest data regarding Disaster Management at local, regional, national, and international levels. The importance of Warning Systems, Remote Sensing, GPS (Global Positioning System) and GIS (Geographical Information System) cannot be overemphasized as with highly trained people understanding and using these equipment, many thousands of lives will be saved in the future.
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About the author

Jagbir Singh

Jagbir Singh is the Head, Dept. of Geography, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, India. For the past fourteen years he has concerned himself with deeper issues involving environmental disasters (both natural and man made), environmental ecology and sustainability. The use of Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS has enabled him to work at local, national and international levels. He has received scholarships to attend international conferences in Sweden, U.S.A., Australia, Uzbekistan, Singapore and Malaysia. Dr. Singh convened two international and three national conferences related to environmental issues at global levels. He has written many books including "Tourism Geography", "Tsunamis: Threats and Management", "Environment and Development: Opportunities and Challenges" and "Ecotourism." Dr. Singh has completed his Ph.D. on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Currently he is doing his MBA in Disaster Management from I.P. University, Delhi, India. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Disaster Management: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Author Jagbir Singh
Format Softcover
Date published: 24.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189866464
length xii+352p., Tables; Figures