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In June 2013, high-intensity rain and cloudbursts in the Indian State of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas triggered a series of hydrologic and geologic disasters, including glacial lake outbursts, landslides and flash floods, affecting more than 2,036,000 people and leading to one of the worst catastrophes of the decade. One year on, as the country still grapples with the calamitous event and its aftermath, in DMS-Himalaya, Banerji, Ipe and Basu through first-hand observations, vividly recapture the cascading combination disaster that occurred and the event trajectory. The book also examines the response process to the disaster, what worked and what did not. The learnings, from pre-event stages to post-event response, are drawn out with consideration of the complex interlinked issues related to disaster response in remote locations with fragile ecologies, and have been woven into a fortified disaster management system for the Himalayas.
More information about DMS-HIMALAYA - (Disaster Management System – Himalaya)
|No of Pages||:||73|
|File size||:||8.44 MB(pdf)|
|Publication Date||:||Aug 26, 2014|
|Genre||:||Professional & Technical / Nonfiction / Education & Reference|
|Territorial Rights||:||India, Rest Of the World|
|Contributors||:||Stakeholder interactions & Compilation: Geetika Kaushik, Rupesh Desai |
Graphics: Nitin Rawat, Sandeep Thakur.
Editorial team: Greg Hilditch, Moitreyee Chatterjee.
Support: Amit Gupta, Rohit Gupta, Surendra Rawat.
|Publisher||:||PRAGYA, 83, Sector-44 Institutional Area, Gurgaon 122003, India.|
|Copyright||:||©2014 PRAGYA All rights reserved.|
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Gargi Banerji :
Sejuti Basu :
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