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Mitigating the Impact of Extreme Natural Events in Developing Countries
Durrheim, R J and B G N Sewwandi
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Height :  25 cm
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Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2019

ISBN: 9789388982160
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The climate change at global level is leading to the alterations in weather and climate extremes. These climate extremes impact severely on both human and ecosystems including economic losses, sectors such as tourism, agriculture, urban settlements and small island states, etc. Scientists predict that the frequency and intensity of these disasters are likely to increase as a result of the effects of climate change. Their susceptibility is principally based on the geographical, geological and socio-economic characteristics. During the last few decades many countries in Asia and Africa encountered unforeseen natural disasters apparently due to both the climate change and deficiencies of the built environment. It seems that in the last five years such calamities have been accelerated such as Monsoon flooding in Bangladesh; Hurricane Irma in USA and Caribbean; floods in different regions of India, mudslide in Colombia and earthquakes in Mexico and Iran. These high-profile mega-disasters are raising global awareness of the need to build the capacity of national governments, civil society organizations and international entities to prevent, respond to and recover from natural disasters.
In order to discuss the above issues, the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) organized an international round table on ‘Impacts of Extreme Natural Events: Science and Technology for Mitigation (IRENE)’ in Colombo, Sri Lanka during 13-15 December 2017, which brought the scientists, experts and professionals engaged in R&D, policy making and implementation, social activists and other stake holders to a common forum for sharing views and experiences for the development of a road map for reducing the risks in real situations.
This book comprises twenty-four papers from the researchers and professionals of 12 countries. The papers in this book have been categorised in four sections, namely, National Experiences, Regional Cooperation and South-South Relations, International Organisations and Networking and Theoretical Frameworks.
The book is expected to be of great value to the immense use to all those associated with issues related to mitigation of mega-disasters due to extreme natural events, from researchers to policy makers, non-government organisations and government officials in the developing and other countries.

Foreword v
Dr. Sathish Wate
Preface vii
R.J. Durrheim and B.G.N. Sewwandi
Introduction xi
Dr. Amitava Bandopadhyay
Director General, NAM S&T Centre
Section I: Lightning Strikes
1. Lightning: An Extreme Natural Event Causing Loss of Life and Property 3
R. Arora
2. Risk of Lightning and Mitigating its Impact in the
Eastern Indian State of Odisha 13
B.C. Panda
Section II: Flood, Drought and Water Pollution
3. The Effect of Floods on Livestock in Ampara District in Sri Lanka 25
E. Pavithira, M.G.M. Thariq, M.L.F. Ameer and K. Nijamir
4. Effect of Flood on the Out Breaking of Dengue Fever in
Sri Lanka in 2017 37
M.B.F. Jemziya
5. Effect of Flooding in Kaluwanchikudy DSD:
An Analysis Using GIS Application 45
S. Mathanraj and M.I.M. Kaleel
6. Flood Susceptibility Mapping Using the Analytical Hierarchy
Process Method and Geographic Information System:
Application to the Savannah Region, Togo 53
K. Komi
7. Applying Robust Decision Making (RDM) to Ensure Robust
Flood Management in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 65
B.T. Sinh
8. An Assessment of Land Use Dynamics in Pallikaranai Wetlands,
Tamil Nadu 73
K.S. Vignesh, V.M. Suresh, K. Leelavathy and S.V. Varshini
9. The Use of Remote Sensing and GIS for Drought Risk Assessment:
The Case of Southern Province, Zambia 85
M.K. Phiri
10. Impact of Extreme Climate on Crop Production and Management
Techniques in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka:
Review on Flood and Drought 103
A. Narmilan, B.G.N. Sewwandi and S. Puvanitha
Section III: Climate Change
11. Climate Change and Extreme Events in Afghanistan 115
N. Sediqi
12. Climate Change and its Impact on the Economic Sectors in the
Rural Areas of Karnataka, India: The Need for
Multi-Pronged Approach 121
B.C. Prabhakar and K.N. Radhika
13. Working Out Ways to Find Commercially Viable Measures
to Develop Water Resources in the Face of Climate Change
and Recurring Droughts in India: An Overview 133
K.N. Radhika and B.C. Prabhakar
14. Rural Communities Response to Climate Change in Malawi:
The Case of Mzimba District 147
G.R. Phiri
15. Understanding Connections between Climate, Extreme Weather,
Air Quality, and Health with a Glance at Sri Lanka: A Review 157
H.K.W.I. Jayawardena
16. Assessment of Desertification in Iran by the ANN and IMDPA Model 169
A.R.N. Namaghi and Z. Golizadeh
Section IV: Landslides
17. Landslide Risk Assessment and Real Time Monitoring for
Minimizing the Impact of Rainfall-Induced Landslides
in Indian Himalayas 181
D.P. Kanungo
18. Influence of Matric Suction on Pullout Resistance of Soil Nails 189
P. Rajeevkaran and A. Kulathilaka
Section V: Earthquakes
19. The SSA-GEM Seismic Hazard Model for the East African Rift 201
V. Poggi, R.J. Durrheim, G.M. Tuluka, G. Weatherill, R. Gee,
M. Pagani, A. Nyblade and D. Delvaux
Section VI: Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction
20. The Impacts of Extreme Natural Events: S&T Awareness,
Development and Education in Myanmar 211
M.S. Aung
21. Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) for
Landscape Stewardship from Natural Disasters: A Way Forward 219
R. Srivastava
22. Location-based Disaster Notification System 245
T.T. Zan and S. Phyu
23. Enabling Rapid Disaster Response Using Artificial Intelligence
and Social Media 255
M. Imran, F. Alam, F. Ofli and M. Aupetit
24. A Review on Key Challenges Towards Risk Reduction Science
and Innovation Plans 269
G. Clegg, N. Dias, D. Amaratunga and R. Haigh
Colombo Resolution 277

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) is an inter-governmental organisation with a membership of 47 countries spread over Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Besides this, 11 S&T agencies and academic/research institutions of Bolivia, Brazil, India, Nigeria and Turkey are the members of the S&T-Industry Network of the Centre. The Centre was set up in 1989 to promote South-South cooperation through mutually beneficial partnerships among scientists and technologists and scientific organisations in developing countries. It implements a variety of programmes including international workshops, meetings, roundtables, training courses and collaborative projects and brings out scientific publications, including a quarterly Newsletter. It is also implementing 8 Fellowship schemes, namely, Joint NAM S&T Centre – ZMT Bremen Fellowship; Joint NAM S&T Centre – ICCBS Fellowship; Joint NAM S&T Centre – DST (South Africa) Training Fellowship on Minerals Processing and Beneficiation; NAM S&T Centre – U2ACN2 Research Associateship in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology; Joint CSIR/CFTRI (Diamond Jubilee) – NAM S&T Centre Fellowship; NAM S&T Centre Research Fellowship; NAM S&T Centre – ACENTDFB Fellowship in Neglected Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology; NAM S&T Centre - ASRT, Egypt Fellowship Programme. These activities provide, among others, the opportunity for scientist-to-scientist contact and interaction, training and expert assistance, familiarising the scientific community on the latest developments and techniques in the subject areas, and identification of technologies for transfer between member countries. The Centre has so far brought out 80 publications and has organised 114 international workshops and training programmes.
For further details, please visit www.namstct.org or write to the Director General, NAM S&T Centre, Core 6A, 2nd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, India (Phone: +91-11-24645134/24644974; Fax: +91-11-24644973; E-mail: namstcentre@gmail.com; namstct@bol.net.in).


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