Landscapes Disasters

Changing Landscapes of Disasters in India

Local risk landscapes are changing fast, with frequent and intense weather events, and societal and environmental stresses which are becoming increasingly uncertain and unpredictable. As a result, many current approaches towards landscapes disasters have only had a partial impact despite concerted efforts at development interventions. According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, […]

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Andaman and Nicobar: A Challenge for Multi Hazard Risk Management

On April 11, 2012 the Andaman Islands were rocked again by an earthquake of 8.9 Richter magnitude. The siren for tsunami warning went off in Port Blair along with a TV broadcast. Around 1500 people were evacuated from low lying areas of Kamrota, Nancowry, Katchal, Car Nicobar and Great Nicobar islands. Forest staff at Indira […]

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Trends and Response Options: Extreme Events in India

The occurrence of a value of a weather or climate variable way above or way below a threshold value normally results in an abnormal weather related event which could be termed as an extreme event. The most commonly occurring extreme events are floods resulting from high precipitation, droughts resulting from deficient rainfall conditions, and heat […]

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