Mountain Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and water-induced disasters. This fragile mountain region is under tremendous stress from climate change and land-use degradation that has accelerated flash floods, river-line floods, erosion, and wet mass movements during the...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Nibanupudi, Hari Krishna (Editor), Shaw, Rajib (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Tokyo Springer Japan 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:Disaster Risk Reduction, Methods, Approaches and Practices
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and water-induced disasters. This fragile mountain region is under tremendous stress from climate change and land-use degradation that has accelerated flash floods, river-line floods, erosion, and wet mass movements during the monsoon period and drought in the non-monsoon period. Against the backdrop of intensifying disasters and in the absence of a focused documentation of disaster risk reduction issues in the HKH region, this volume presents a comprehensive body of knowledge. The main purpose and objective of this publication is to connect existing data, research, conceptual work, and practical cases on risk, resilience, and risk reduction from the HKH region under a common analytical umbrella. The result is a contribution to advancing disaster resilience and risk reduction in the HKH region. The book will be of special interest to policy makers, donors, and researchers concerned with the disaster issues in the region
Physical Description:XI, 284 p. 91 illus., 70 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9784431552420