Lessons in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management



The history of mankind is full of disasters of a bewildering variety, one bigger than the other. They give us opportunities to learn lessons and use those very lessons to do things differently and more effectively. The chapter presents a few of the simple but powerful lessons in disaster risk reduction and management. In a sense, disaster management is like mounting a tiger which is why a disaster manager, to be true to attended challenges, requires out-of-the-ordinary commitment to the job, nerves of steel, survival skills, and determination to succeed. A danger foreseen is a danger avoided, and in the ultimate analysis, disaster risk reduction is as good as the team work.


Disaster Management Disaster Risk Reduction Information Communication Technology Human Suffering Disaster Management Plan 

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© Springer India 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian National Academy of EngineeringNew DelhiIndia

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