Disaster Response

Disaster Response | New Techniques to Avoid a Kerala like Disaster

Kerala, with its magnificent natural landscapes and fertile valleys, is often described as ‘God’s own country’. During June to August 2018, unusually heavy summer monsoon rains caused disastrous floods across the state dashing this idyllic image. These were the worst floods Kerala had witnessed since 1924 resulting in the death of more than 324 people […]

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Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness in an Increasingly Uncertain World: Aligning Science & Policy

Every year, millions of people around the world are affected by natural or human-made disasters. With the advancement of science and technology, and better management, the number of deaths due to natural disasters is decreasing over the years. However, disasters like earthquake, cyclone, drought and flood are posing serious threats (Below, 2017; Guo, 2010) to […]

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Disaster

Land Use and Natural Disasters

Natural phenomena are largely benevolent and are beneficial to society. However, at times these are of severe intensity and thus become hazardous. When societies fail to cope with hazards they turn into disasters. It is ironical that on one hand improved hazard monitoring, early warning system and disaster management practices have helped in mitigating adverse […]

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Seismological research and geosciences

Seismology research is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the earth or through other planet-like bodies. The research also includes studies of the environmental effects of earthquakes, such as tsunamis and other seismic phenomena such as volcanic, tectonic, oceanic, and atmospheric explosions. A related field that uses geology to infer […]

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