This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to current approaches to Emergency and Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific Region, including Australia and New Zealand. It provides theoretical definitions of risk, resilience, disaster and emergency, an outline of types of disaster, which includes technical classifications and an overview of appropriate monitoring and early warning systems. Regional assessments are supported by existing expertise related to environmental and demographic vulnerabilities.
Prescribed Text - ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF HAZARDS AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and...