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Crisis Management - Theory and Practice

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ISBN: 9781789232349 9781789232356 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71641 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Geography --- Social and Public Welfare
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Crisis management is an interdisciplinary subject field represented by theoretical problems, practical activity, people management and the art of crisis situation solving. Overall, the studies that this publication contains are to provide an overview of the state of the art mainly focused on crisis management cycle represented by certain phases and steps. Topics include also lessons learned from natural and man-made disasters, crisis communication, information systems in crisis management, civil protection and economics in crisis management. We hope that chapters of this book will provide useful information within crisis management issue for a wide audience.

Recent Advances in Flood Risk Management

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ISBN: 9781789239355 9781789239362 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78505 Language: English
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Subject: Geography --- Social and Public Welfare
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This book provides a series of topics on flood risk management from around the world. The first section includes models for improved approaches to flood risk management, the importance of groundwater management in the context of floods (focussing on Taiwan), contingency plan for local communities using flood simulation, deciding on response strategies against the identified flood risk before a flood occurs (illustrated for the Philippines) and models for estimating maximum flood heights (illustrated for Mozambique). The second section examines flood risk management relating to the urban environment, with examples from a coastal city in Saudi Arabia and a housing development in Mexico. The third section relates to flood risk management in the context of agriculture, particularly relating to damage to Asian rice crops.

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