To provide students an exposure to disasters, their significance and types.
To ensure that students begin to understand the relationship between vulnerability, disasters, disaster prevention and risk reduction
To gain a preliminary understanding of approaches of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
To enhance awareness of institutional processes in the country and
To develop rudimentary ability to respond to their surroundings with potential
disaster response in areas where they live, with due sensitivity
UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO DISASTERS 9
Definition: Disaster, Hazard, Vulnerability, Resilience, Risks – Disasters: Types of disasters –Earthquake, Landslide, Flood, Drought, Fire etc – Classification, Causes, Impacts including social,economic, political, environmental, health, psychosocial, etc.- Differential impacts- in terms of
caste, class, gender, age, location, disability – Global trends in disasters: urban disasters,pandemics, complex emergencies, Climate change- Dos and Don‘ts during various types of Disasters.
UNIT II APPROACHES TO DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) 9
Disaster cycle – Phases, Culture of safety, prevention, mitigation and preparedness community based DRR, Structural- nonstructural measures, Roles and responsibilities of- community,Panchayati Raj Institutions/Urban Local Bodies (PRIs/ULBs), States, Centre, and other stake-holders- Institutional Processess and Framework at State and Central Level- State Disaster Management Authority(SDMA) – Early Warning System – Advisories from Appropriate Agencies.
UNIT III INTER-RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISASTERS AND DEVELOPMENT 9
Factors affecting Vulnerabilities, differential impacts, impact of Development projects such as dams, embankments, changes in Land-use etc.- Climate Change Adaptation- IPCC Scenario and Scenarios in the context of India – Relevance of indigenous knowledge, appropriate technology and local resources.
UNIT IV DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT IN INDIA 9
Hazard and Vulnerability profile of India, Components of Disaster Relief: Water, Food, Sanitation,Shelter, Health, Waste Management, Institutional arrangements (Mitigation, Response and Preparedness, Disaster Management Act and Policy – Other related policies, plans, programmes and legislation – Role of GIS and Information Technology Components in Preparedness, Risk Assessment, Response and Recovery Phases of Disaster – Disaster Damage Assessment.
UNIT V DISASTER MANAGEMENT: APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES AND FIELD WORKS 9
Landslide Hazard Zonation: Case Studies, Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment of Buildings and Infrastructure: Case Studies, Drought Assessment: Case Studies, Coastal Flooding: Storm Surge Assessment, Floods: Fluvial and Pluvial Flooding: Case Studies; Forest Fire: Case Studies, Man Made disasters: Case Studies, Space Based Inputs for Disaster Mitigation and Management and field works related to disaster management.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
The students will be able to
Differentiate the types of disasters, causes and their impact on environment and society
Assess vulnerability and various methods of risk reduction measures as well as mitigation.
Draw the hazard and vulnerability profile of India, Scenarious in the Indian context, Disaster damage assessment and management.
1. Singhal J.P. ―Disaster Management‖, Laxmi Publications, 2010. ISBN-10: 9380386427 ISBN-13: 978-9380386423
2. Tushar Bhattacharya, ―Disaster Science and Management‖, McGraw Hill India Education Pvt.Ltd., 2012. ISBN-10: 1259007367, ISBN-13: 978-1259007361]
3. Gupta Anil K, Sreeja S. Nair. Environmental Knowledge for Disaster Risk Management, NIDM,New Delhi, 2011
4. Kapur Anu Vulnerable India: A Geographical Study of Disasters, IIAS and Sage Publishers,New Delhi, 2010.
1. Govt. of India: Disaster Management Act , Government of India, New Delhi, 2005
2. Government of India, National Disaster Management Policy,2009.
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