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Course Contents

I. Introduction to Hazards and Disasters: concepts and definitions II. History and Development of Hazard Studies in Geography III. Types of Hazard: (a) Natural hazards; (b) man-made hazard IV. Geographical distribution V. Causes and impacts of natural hazards VI. Social & Economic Aspects of Natural and man-made Hazards, Individual and Community Adjustments: Perceptions, Attitudes and Behavior VII. Disaster Management Cycle, • Pre-Disaster Phase (Prevention, Mitigation & Preparedness) • Disaster Phase (Response), • Post-Disaster Phase (Rehabilitation, Development) VIII. Disaster management policies and infrastructure at local and national level IX. Hazards identification and mapping X. Analysis of any natural or man-made disaster with field investigation and using GIS/Remote Sensing techniques

Course Synopsis

This course is designed: • To create Understanding of the roles of the various phases of natural hazard management and issues concerning planning and policies in those phases. • To examine the types, frequency, geographic distribution, and current scientific understanding of different types of natural hazards

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will: • Able to understand hazard and disaster from an earth science perspective • know the relationship of hazard studies with geography • Find out the spatial distribution of hazardous prone areas of the world • Understand the rehabilitation processes of natural and physical hazards areas • Able to create mitigation strategies and associated opportunities for policy development • To locate hazardous areas using GIS mapping techniques

Difference between Hazard and Disaster

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Classification of Hazards by Causes

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intro to Natural Disasters & Assessing Hazards and Risk

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The Dynamic earth

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Web sites offer News source about NH&D

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The Guardian: Natural Hazards

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Lecture 5_Global Disaster distribution

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Global Risk Reports 2010-2020

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Natural Disasters World Data bank

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Revision test: What are Natural Hazards?

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Book Title : Natural Hazards: Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Reduction
Author : José Simão Antunes Do Carmo
Edition : 2018
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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Book Title : At Risk: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters
Author : Piers Blaikie, Terry Cannon, Ian Davis, Ben Wisner
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Publisher : Routledge

Book Title : Natural Hazards and Disasters
Author : Donald Hyndman, David Hyndman
Edition : 2010
Publisher : Cengage Learning
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Title : Basic Concepts of Natural hazard and management
Type : Reference Book

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Title : Historical Development of Hazard studies
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