CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Introduction to Disaster Management: 1. Contemporary natural and man-made disasters. 2. Dimensions and typology of disasters. 3. Risk assessment and disaster management. 4. Policy initiatives and future prospects. 5. Case studies. 6. Disaster mitigation. Vol.2: Hydrological Disasters: 1. Flood hazards, control and management. 2. Dams and dambursts. 3. Tsunami and El Nino. 4. Water and groundwater hazards. 5. Sea level rise. Vol.3: Atmospheric Disasters: 1. Greenhouse effect and global climate. 2. Air pollution and acid rain. 3. Ozone depletion. 4. Global and regional perspective on global warming. Vol.4: Land Related Disasters: 1. Land degradation and land use. 2. Droughts and famines. 3. Deserts and desertification. 4. Groundwater over-exploitation, dryness and wildfires. Vol.5: Forest Related Disasters: 1. Biodiversity extinction. 2. Deforestation and loss of biological diversity. 3. Biotechnology and genetic Manipulation. 4. Biosafety and CBD. Vol.6: Geological and Mass-Movement Disasters: 1. Earthquake. 2. Volcanism. 3. Mass-movement hazards. Vol.7: Wind and Water Driven Disasters: 1. Introduction. 2. Flood forecasting, mitigation planning and management. 3. Tropical cyclones. 4. Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning and frost disasters. Vol.8: Coastal and Marine Disasters: 1. Health and marine environment. 2. Coastal and marine degradation. 3. Marine pollution. 4. UNCLOS III. 5. Techniques of marine pollution control. Vol.9: Human Population Disasters: 1. Population explosion and poverty. 2. Population growth and development. 3. Population development-environment syndrome. 4. Habitat related problems. 5. Reassessing population. Vol.10: Technological Disasters: 1. Introduction. 2. Mining disasters. 3. War, chemicals and the environment. 4. Case studies. 5. International responses and action plans.
The Encyclopaedia of Disaster Management is the pioneering effort in the direction of compiling valuable information about different sorts of disasters at one place. Volume-wise organisation of the encyclopaedia is: Introduction to Disaster Management; Atmospheric Disasters; Land Related Disasters; Forest Related Disasters; Geological and Mass Movement Disasters; Wind and Water Driven Disasters; Coastal and Marine Disasters; Human Population and Related Disasters; and Technological Disasters.