Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction and Overview of Disaster Managment. 2. Paradigm Shift in Disaster Management. 3. ICT: An Enabler for Effective Disaster Management. 4. Early Warning Systems. 5. Components of Disaster Communication. 6. ICT Enabled Disaster Communication Systems in India. 7. Conclusions and Recommendations. Bibliography. Index.
The book discusses in detail about disaster communication and early warning systems with all requisites and imperatives. It sets the conceptual background of disaster management and impending paradigm shift from response and relief centric to proactive preparedness centric approach, with references to international strategies on disaster management and climate change adaptation such as Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The book elicits systematic knowledge base on the strategic role played by ICT as an enabler for disaster management, disaster and climate change early warning systems, disaster communication setup need analysis, existing as well as futuristic technological trends. It does prognostic analysis of existing early warning systems and disaster communication facilities in India; and suggests pragmatic long-term and short-term solutions. The contents and contexts are important not only for India but for other developing and under developed countries in the world. This book may be considered as a good reference document on the subject matter.