An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

  • Indrajit Pal
  • Jason von Meding
  • Sangam Shrestha
  • Iftekhar Ahmed
  • Thayaparan Gajendran
Conference proceedings MRDRRE 2017

Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Development

  3. Risk Assessment of Hydrometeorological Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Leki Dorji, Raju Sarkar, Ugyen Lhachey, Vasker Sharma, Tshewang, Abhirup Dikshit et al.
      Pages 111-121
    3. Puvadol Doydee, Thodsapol Chaturabul
      Pages 141-149
    4. Kartick Chandra Mondal, Sutapa Saha, Pritam Aitch, Gupinath Bhandari
      Pages 151-166
  4. Risk Assessment of Geophysical Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Tingneyuc Sekac, Sujoy Kumar Jana, Indrajit Pal, Dilip Kumar Pal
      Pages 185-218
    3. A. Singh, R. K. Ranjan, V. C. Tewari
      Pages 219-234
    4. Ganapathy Pattukandan Ganapathy, Saravana Ganesh Manoharan
      Pages 235-247
    5. Thokchom Devala Devi
      Pages 249-266
    6. Raju Sarkar, Karan Narang, Prajya Sharma, Indrajit Pal, Abhirup Dikshit
      Pages 289-309
  5. Disaster Education and Resilience

  6. Disaster Resilience and Crosscutting Issues

About these proceedings


This book includes selected papers presented at the international expert forum on “Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education,” held at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand on 1–2 December 2017. The journey towards disaster risk reduction and resilience requires the participation of a wide array of stakeholders ranging from academics to policymakers, to disaster managers. Given the multifaceted and interdependent nature of disasters, disaster risk reduction and resilience require a multidisciplinary problem-solving approach and evidence-based techniques from the natural, social, engineering, and other relevant sciences.

Traditionally, hazard and disaster-related studies have been dominated by the engineering and social science fields. In this regard, the main purpose of this book is to capture the multidisciplinary and multisectoral nature of disaster risk reduction, and to gather existing data, research, conceptual work, and practical cases regarding risk reduction and its ties to sustainable development under a single “umbrella.” Along with the sustainability aspect, the book also links disaster risk reduction with development, technology, governance, education, and climate change, and includes discussions on challenges, solutions, and best practices in the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction.


Disaster resilience Disaster risk reduction Interdisciplinary approach to disaster risk reduction Natural and social science interventions Sustainable development Mainstreaming resilience and disaster risk reduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Indrajit Pal
    • 1
  • Jason von Meding
    • 2
  • Sangam Shrestha
    • 3
  • Iftekhar Ahmed
    • 4
  • Thayaparan Gajendran
    • 5
  1. 1.Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and ManagementAsian Institute of TechnologyKhlong LuangThailand
  2. 2.Florida Institute for Built Environment ResilienceUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Water Engineering and ManagementAsian Institute of TechnologyKhlong LuangThailand
  4. 4.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentUniversity of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
  5. 5.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentUniversity of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences