GNR 639- Natural Disaster Assessment and Management

Classification of natural disasters; scale, intensity and frequency of disasters, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, avalanches, tsunamis, cyclones, floods, drought, 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 of landslides, earthquakes, floods and droughts, mine related disasters, mine environment (open cast and underground), impact, land degradation and reclamation, slope stabilization and mine environment management, online monitoring system configuration and generation of alert information of the disasters.

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