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Environmental Studies

By Rajib Shaw, Fuad Mallick, Aminul Islam

This booklet outlines catastrophe danger relief (DRR) ways in Bangladesh, drawing examples and classes from the nationwide and community-level courses, initiatives, and appropriate reports of the rustic. The content material is predicated on a variety of obtainable files, a consultative workshop with academicians from varied universities venture DRR larger education schemes, and the editors’ personal wisdom and adventure within the box. specific emphasis is given to examining box studies from educational views, and to highlighting key concerns and the coverage relevance of catastrophe chance relief.

The e-book has 3 components: half I presents the description and fundamentals of DRR, with examples from a world evaluate and from nationwide guidelines and priorities. half II covers seven diverse dangers in Bangladesh, concentrating on either shocks and stresses. half III offers examples of methods and problems with DRR practices.

The basic aim teams for this e-book are scholars and researchers within the fields of setting, catastrophe danger relief, and weather swap reviews. The publication will offer them with a good suggestion of the present development of analysis within the box and may provide easy wisdom in this very important subject in Bangladesh. one other goal crew includes practitioners and coverage makers, who might be capable of observe collective wisdom to coverage and determination making.

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This framework of risk analysis has predominantly influenced the whole risk management framework in disaster management. As the disaster management yet to emerge as discipline as there is no structured framework of knowledge (theory, methodology, category and analytical framework) to study the subject matter and no such object of study, therefore, the confusions and ambiguity of the term “risk” is obvious in the disaster studies. “Risk” comprises the essential complex concept used in disaster studies but the existence of risk is recognized as an indispensable requisite in order for disasters to occur.

Risk is potential, a measure of future possible harm under determined conditions, expected loss (adapted from Emergency Management Australia). • The social loss expected due to the interaction of hazards and vulnerability in a particular time and space. • A statistical concept relating to the probability that a negative event or condition will affect an individual in a given time and space (WHO/EHA document). Analysing the above definitions and the initial discussions on risk we can understand that the term “risk” is used to describe the likelihood of harmful consequences, arising from the interaction of hazards, vulnerable elements and the environment.

M. Rashid Disaster preparedness and response Risk management and vulnerability reduction • • • • • • • • • • • • • Organizational capacities and coordination Early warning systems Preparedness and contingency planning Emergency resources and infrastructure Emergency response and recovery Participation, voluntarism, accountability Environmental and natural resource management Health and well being Sustainable livelihoods Social protection Financial instruments Physical protection; structural and technical measures Planning régimes HFA 5.

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