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    Extreme natural hazards, disaster risks and societal implications

    Ismail-Zadeh, Alik
    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    2014
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    Titre: Extreme natural hazards, disaster risks and societal implications / edited by Alik Ismail-Zadeh ... [et al.]
    Auteur: Ismail-Zadeh, Alik
    Editeur: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    Date: 2014
    Collation: 402 p. : ill.
    Collection: Special publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics series ; 1
    Documents dans cette collection: Special publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics series
    Sujet LCSH: Environmental disasters - Environmental risk assessment - Natural disasters
    Contient: Machine generated contents note: Preface ; Acknowledgments ; List of contributors ; Part I. Introduction: 1. Extreme natural hazards and societal implications - ENHANS project Alik Ismail-Zadeh ; 2. The grand challenges of integrated research on disaster risk Gordon McBean ; Part II. Extreme Hazards and Disaster Risks: 3. Extreme volcanism: disaster risks and societal implications Amy Donovan and Clive Oppenheimer ; 4. Extreme seismic events: from basic science to disaster risk mitigation Alik Ismail-Zadeh ; 5. The spatial-temporal dimensions of landslide disasters Irasema Alctara-Ayala ; 6. Global climate model and projected hydro-meteorological extremes in the future Akio Kitoh ; 7. Physically-based hurricane risk analysis Ning Lin, Kerry Emanuel and Erik Vanmarcke ; 8. Satellite-based remote sensing estimation of precipitation for early warning systems Soroosh Sorooshian, Phu Nguyen, Scott Sellars, Dan Braithwaite, Amir AghaKouchak and Kuolin Hsu ; 9. Predicting and mitigating socio-economic impacts of extreme space weather: benefits of improved forecasts Daniel N. Baker, Jamie M. Jackson and Lauren K. Thompson ; 10. Predictability of extreme events in a branching diffusion model Andrei Gabrielov, Vladimir Keilis-Borok, Sayaka Olsen and Ilya Zaliapin ; Part III. Case Studies: Latin America and the Caribbean Region: 11. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and the related vulnerability in South America and the Caribbean - an overview Omar J. Pe ; rez, Carlos Rodri ; guez and Jose ; L. Alonso ; 12. Magnetic studies of active volcanoes in Mexico: implications for volcanic hazards and volcano monitoring Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi ; Part IV. Case Studies: Africa: 13. Volcanism in Africa: geological perspectives, hazards and societal implications Nils Lenhardt and Clive Oppenheimer ; 14. Recent volcanic eruptions in the Afar rift, north-eastern Africa, and implications for volcanic risk management in the region Gezahegn Yirgu, David J. Ferguson, Talfan D. Barnie and Clive Oppenheimer ; 15. Large recorded earthquakes in Sub-Saharan Africa Vunganai Midzi and Brassnavy Manzunzu ; 16. Tsunami impact on the African continent: historical cases and hazard evaluation Vyacheslav K. Gusiakov ; 17. Advancing disaster risk governance in Madagascar: the role of higher education institutions Mahefasoa T. Randrianalijaona and Ailsa Holloway ; Part V. Case Studies: Middle East: 18. Natural hazards in Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz M. Al-Bassam, Faisal K. Zaidi and Mohammad T. Hussein ; 19. Large earthquakes and tsunamis in the Mediterranean region and its connected seas Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos and Antonia Papageorgiou ; 20. Earthquake risk and risk reduction capacity building in Iran Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiany ; Part VI. Case Studies: Asia and the Pacific Region: 21. The Chao Phraya floods 2011 Sucharit Koontanakulvong ; 22. Environmental risk management in Australia: natural hazards Tom Beer ; 23. The 2008 Wenchuan, China, earthquake Zhongliang Wu and Tengfei Ma ; 24. The 2011 Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami Kenji Satake ; 25. India's tsunami warning system T. Srinivasa Kumar, Shailesh Nayak and Harsh K. Gupta ; Part VII. Disaster Risks and Societal Implications: 26. The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-15): essential tools for meeting the challenges of extreme events Sálvano Briceño ; 27. Disaster policy and climate change: how much more of the same? Stephen Dovers and John Handmer ; 28. Vulnerability, impacts and adaptation to sea level related hazards taking an ecosystem based approach Keith Alverson ; 29. Extreme geohazards: risk management from a (re)insurance perspective Anselm Smolka ; 30. Hitting the poor: public-private partnership as an option. Impact of natural catastrophes on economies at various stages of development Angelika Wirtz, Petra Löw, Thomas Mahl and Sibel Yildirim ; Index
    Description: "This book presents a unique, interdisciplinary approach to disaster risk research, combining cutting-edge natural science and social science methodologies. Bringing together leading scientists, policy makers and practitioners from around the world, it presents the risks of global hazards such as volcanoes, seismic events, landslides, hurricanes, precipitation floods and space weather, and provides real-world hazard case studies from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific region. Avoiding complex mathematics, the authors provide insight into topics such as the vulnerability of society, disaster risk reduction policy, relations between disaster policy and climate change, adaptation to hazards, and (re)insurance approaches to extreme events. This is a key resource for academic researchers and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines linked to hazard and risk studies, including geophysics, volcanology, hydrology, atmospheric science, geomorphology, oceanography and remote sensing, and for professionals and policy makers working in disaster prevention and mitigation"--
    Classification: LC GB5014
    Identifiant: 9781107033863 (hardback) (ISBN)
    No RERO: R007779242
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    Implementing the precautionary principle : approaches from the Nordic countries, EU and USA

    Sadeleer, Nicolas de
    London : Earthscan
    2007
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    Titre: Implementing the precautionary principle : approaches from the Nordic countries, EU and USA / edited by Nicolas de Sadeleer
    Auteur: Sadeleer, Nicolas de
    Editeur: London : Earthscan
    Date: 2007
    Collation: xxxvi, 396 p.
    Sujet LCSH: Environmental law -- European Union countries - Environmental law -- Scandinavia - Environmental risk assessment -- Law and legislation -- European Union countries - Environmental risk assessment -- Law and legislation -- Scandinavia
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
    Classification: dr-sys A 59 h
    Identifiant: 9781844073122 (hardback) (ISBN)
    No RERO: R004692865
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    Regulating health and environmental risks under WTO law : a critical analysis of the SPS agreement

    Gruszczynski, Lukasz
    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    2010
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    Titre: Regulating health and environmental risks under WTO law : a critical analysis of the SPS agreement / Lukasz Gruszczynski
    Auteur: Gruszczynski, Lukasz
    Editeur: Oxford : Oxford University Press
    Date: 2010
    Collation: 301 p.
    Collection: International economic law series
    Documents dans cette collection: International economic law series
    Sujet LCSH: Environmental risk assessment -- Law and legislation - Food adulteration and inspection -- Law and legislation - Foreign trade regulation - Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures -- (1995)
    Contient: Risk and risk regulation -- The SPS Agreements within the WTO system -- Harmonization disciplines of the SPS Agreement -- Science, risk assessment, and the SPS Agreement -- Precaution and the SPS Agreement -- Risk management disciplines and the SPS Agreement
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Classification: dr-sys D 26 h
    dr-sys CA/CE 58 h
    dr-sys CA/CE 59 h
    dr-sys D 25 h
    Identifiant: 9780199578924 (ISBN)
    No RERO: R005426466
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