Indigenous Knowledge &; Disaster Risk Reduction (inbunden)
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Nova Science Publishers Inc
Shaw, Rajib
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260 x 184 x 38 mm
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Indigenous Knowledge &; Disaster Risk Reduction (inbunden)

Indigenous Knowledge &; Disaster Risk Reduction

From Practice to Policy

Inbunden Engelska, 2009-09-04
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Indigenous Knowledge (IK) has been practised in communities over time. There are several news after major disasters on how these IK has been effective to protect the lives and properties of people and communities. Some of the IK has been orally transmitted and some are documented by local organisations sporadically. Asia, being one of the most disaster prone areas in the world, people and communities has developed their coping mechanisms over time, which is reflected in the form of IK. While many organisations recognise the importance of IK for disaster risk reduction (DRR), there has been few systematic study on analysing the principles of IK and its applicability to the modern context. The book is one of the first and unique attempts of systematic study of IK in DRR. The key challenge will start after the publishing of the book: to make it a useful reference materials for decision making, research, implementation and documentation. The target of the book is professionals, practitioners, researchers and graduate students in the related field.
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Preface; Introduction: Indigenous Knowledge & Disaster Risk Reduction; Indigenous Knowledge & Disaster Reduction in Mountain Ecosystem; Indigenous Knowledge & Disaster Reduction in Coastal Areas; Indigenous Knowledge in River Basin Management; Water Resource Management, Climate Change & Indigenous Knowledge; Indigenous knowledge of housing & disaster risk reduction; Indigenous Knowledge, Science & Education for Sustainable Development; Communication tools & indigenous knowledge; Integrating Indigenous & Scientific Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction; Decision making & indigenous knowledge; Local knowledge on flood preparedness in Eastern Terai of Nepal; Practical Indigenous Knowledge in UC Hilcot, Mansehra, Pakistan; Indigenous Knowledge & Natural Resource Management in the Philippines; Indigenous Knowledge of the Ivatans in Batanes Islands, Philippines; Indigenous Knowledge for Tsunami Early Warning in Simeulue, Indonesia; Indigenous knowledge & coastal zone management in the Maldives; Application of Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Pacific Islands; Utilising Indigenous Knowledge for Building Disaster Resilience in Tuvalu; Indigenous Knowledge of Flood Risk Management in Bangladesh; Indigenous Knowledge for River Management & Flood Control in Japan; Disaster Risk Reduction in Papua New Guinea: Integrating Indigenous & Scientific Knowledge; Indigenous Knowledge of Water Management System in China; Indigenous Knowledge of Farming Practices & Water Management in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka; Transition of Local Rule in a Water-side Community in Gujo-Hachiman, Japan; Indigenous Knowledge & its Adaptability Experiences in India; Earthquake Safe Traditional Housing Practices in India; Indigenous Knowledge on house building system in West Sumatra & Southern west Java, Indonesia; Transferring Indigenous Knowledge through Rural Tele-centers: Lessons & Perspective from India; Indigenous Knowledge on disaster risk reduction & decision making in India; Indigenous Knowledge & Decision Making in Vietnam: Living with Floods in An Giang Province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam; Index.