This book examines the aspects of prevention, mitigation, and management of environmental hazards and disasters from an international perspective. In light of the recent debate on climate change and the possible effects of such a change upon increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events, this publication overviews various policy and response discourses. Several case studies from various countries and world regions depicting recent experience in mitigation policy and program development and implementation and establishing links between vulnerability and mitigation are presented to provide further insights.
Adaptation Options And Strategies For Hazards And Vulnerability Mitigation: An International Perspective.- 1: Vulnerability, Mitigation and Response to Atmospheric and Hydro-climatic Hazards.- Mitigation Of The Impact Of Tropical Cyclones In Northern Australia Through Community Capacity Enhancement.- Improving Access To Water Resources Through Rainwater Harvesting As A Mitigation Measure.- The Value Of Public Participation During A Hazards, Impact, Risk, And Vulnerability (HIRV) Analysis.- 2: Development and Ethical Approaches to Mitigation. ?Benefit Cost Analysis? Of Disaster Mitigation.- Mitigating Natural Disasters: The Role Of Eco-Ethics.- Sustainable Development And Hazards Mitigation In The US.- 3: National and Regional Mitigation Policies and Strategies In Canada.- An Analysis Of Risk Mitigation Considerations In Regional Reconstruction In Turkey.- Climate Change And Natural Hazards In Northern Canada: Integrating Perspectives With Government Policy.