GNR 407 Natural Hazards and Disaster Management

Classification of disasters, natural, man-made, technological; scale, intensity and frequency of disasters, hazard zone mapping, risk assessment, vulnerability mapping, extreme event analysis; Forecasting, early warning systems, disaster preparedness, monitoring techniques, response and disaster management, rehabilitation and reconstruction strategies; Case studies on flood, droughts, snow avalanches, landslides, earthquakes.

  • Text / References:
  • UNDRO, Guidelines for hazard evaluation procedures, United Nations Disasters Relief Organization, Vienna, 1995/b>
  • Kumamoto, H. and Ernest, H.J., Probabilistic risk assessment and management for engineers and scientists, John Wiley, NY, 2000.
  • Nagarajan, R., Landslide disaster-assessment and monitoring, Anmol Publications, New Delhi, 2004.
  • Sharma, V.K., Disaster Management, United Press, New Delhi, 1995.