Disaster Management and Human Health Risk II: (Wit Transactions)
Disaster Management and Human Health Risk II: (Wit Transactions)
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Book title: Disaster Management and Human Health Risk II: (Wit Transactions)
ISBN: 1845645367
ISBN13: 978-1845645366
Format: pdf, fb2, epub
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: WIT Press/Computational Mechanics; 1 edition (April 11, 2011)
Language: English
Size pdf version: 1403 kb
Size epub version: 1820 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
Votes: 278
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
The increase in the number of large-scale natural disasters in recent years has been alarming. Major floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and many others have affected millions of people, with great destruction of property and loss of life, while forest fires, pipeline failures, and bombings have had equally devastating affects over a smaller scale. It is clear that future threats stem both from human failures and from terrorism, as well as from less predictable natural phenomena. The increased threats make the convening of the Second International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk important for the sharing of knowledge among experts on public health, security and disaster management. This book contains their contributions to the conference. Topics covered will include: Emergency Preparedness; Risk Mitigation; natural Disasters; Man-made Disasters; Learning from Disasters; Disaster Analysis; Monitoring and Mitigation; Global Risks and Health; Pandemic and Biological Threats; Surveillance and Early Warning Systems; Public Health Preparedness; Socio-economic Issues; Service Sustainability.