ABSTRACT

World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) brings researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world in the same platform to discuss various challenging issues of disaster risk management, enhance understanding of risks and advance actions for reducing risks and building resilience to disasters. The fifth WCDM deliberates on three critical issues that pose the most serious challenges as well as hold the best possible promise of building resilience to disasters. These are Technology, Finance, and Capacity. WCDM has emerged as the largest global conference on disaster management outside the UN system. The fifth WCDM was attended by more than 2500 scientists, professionals, policy makers and practitioners all around the world despite the prevalence of pandemic.

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Preface

Acknowledgement

Part 1: Living with Floods—Case Studies in Flood Risk Management

1. Assessing Vulnerability, Coping Mechanism & Adaptive Capacity of Community During Urban Floods:

A Case of Kerala Floods 2018

B. Sneha Singh and Anil Kumar Roy

2. Flooding Problems in Periyar River Basin, Kerala—The Effects of Land Use Land Cover Changes

Kashish Sadhwani, T. I. Eldho and Subhankar Karmakar

3. Attitudinal Capacity and Flood Risk Management of the People of Kerala after the Flood Disaster

M. V. Bindu

4. Kosi Floods in Bihar: A Study from Anthropological Perspective

Rahul Kumar Yaduka

5. Operation Research on Flash Flood in River Dhauli Ganga On 7th February, 2021 at Tapovan—

Raini Village, Joshimath, Chamoli

Aditya Pratap Singh

6. Multi-Stakeholder Planning and Coordination for Flood Risk Reduction in Bihar

Vivek Kumar Singh, Geetanjali Kumari, Amrita Dhiman and Amritanjali Kumari

7. Urban Floods in the Time of Pandemic—Hyderabad 2020

Vijaya Kumari Nunna

8. Himalayan Flash Floods, the Complexities and Challenges in Mitigation: Case Study of Chamoli Disaster

Agraj Upadhyay, S. K. Joshi and P. K. Satyawali

Part 2: Planning and Managing Risks of Floods and River Erosion

9. Cloudburst Induced Flood Assessment in the North-Western Himalayan Region—

A Case Study of Upper Beas Basin

Sachchidanand Singh and Mitthan Lal Kansal

10. PARA-FM: Graphical User Interface for Emergency Flood Planning and Management

Utsav Rai, Durgakant Pushp, Aditya Choudhary, Amit Kumar, Chaitanya B., Rolif Lima, Abhinay N. S.,

Rudrashis Majumder, Shuvrangshu Jana, Kaushik Das and Debasish Ghose

11. Flood Response to Geomorphic Setup and Coastal Land Use Patterns: A Case Study in

Krishna River Delta, Andhra Pradesh, India

M. V. Ramana Murty, K. Mruthyunjaya Reddy and K. V. Swamy

12. Flood Hazard Mapping for Disaster Management: Multisectoral Approach for a Riverine Region

Deeksha Biswas and Anurag Bagade

13. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Flood Management, A Case Study of Jammu and Kashmir

Kowser Ali Jan and R. Balaji

14. Tackling River Erosion: A Post-Disaster Transformative Framework

Siji Chacko and Anil Kumar

15. Flood Inundation Mapping Using C-band Synthetic-aperture Radar and Random Forest Algorithm:

A Methodological Basis

Swapnil Singh Parihar and Shafique Matin

16. Public-Private-People Partnership (4P) Framework for Managing Floods in Raigad [MH]

A. N. Chavan, S. M. Pore and S. R. Bhagat

17. Role of Kerala Fire & Rescue Services Department in Handling Kerala Floods 2018

B. Sandhya IPS, Nousad M. and Abdul Rasheed K.

Part 3: Cyclone Risk Mitigation and Management

18. Impact and Management of Super Cyclone Amphan in Odisha

D. Panda and M. Devi

19. At the Cross-roads in Cyclone-prone Odisha: Titli—The Butterfly’s Duel with Development

Geeta Vaidyanathan and Ramani Sankaranarayanan

20. Resilient Settlements Amid Cyclonic Storm—Empirical Evidence on Factors at Play from

Southwest Coastal Bangladesh

Sumaiyah Binte Mamun and Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed

21. Climate Change Induced Cyclones in Arabian Sea and Mitigating the Emerging Risks for Small

Scale Fishermen Community

Vaishnavi and Katyayini Sood

22. Vulnerability Assessment of a Cyclone Affected Community Kapateswar, Puri Sadar

Chestha Khurana and Meghna Chatterji

23. Evolution of Vulnerability to Cyclones: A Study of Storm Surge Vulnerability in the

Coastal Blocks of South Twenty-four Parganas, West Bengal During 1997–2019

Nandita Singh and Neeti Neeti

24. Study and Impact of Cyclones Over Coastal Regions of India

Aakanksha Darge and S. R. Bhagat

Part 4: Managing Risks of Drought

25. Machine Learning Tools and Techniques for Prediction of Droughts

Rashmi Nitwane, Vaishali D. Bhagile and R. R. Deshmukh

26. Assessment of Rainfall Variability and Drought Features in Bundelkhand Region of

Madhya Pradesh, India

R. V. Galkate, R. P. Pandey and Shalini Yadava

27. Drought Crisis In Rajasthan and Their Management

Harish Samaria

28. Floods as Prequels to Droughts and Lessons for Drought Resilience

I. Kavila, B. V. Hari and Amrutha Sasidharan

29. Reliability, Resilience, and Vulnerability Risk Assessment of Extreme Hydrological Disasters

Using Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) of India

Sachin Bhere and Manne Janga Reddy

30. A Survey of Drought Impact and Mitigation in the State of Telangana

Vijaya Kumari Nunna

Part 5: Climate Change and Disasters—New Dimensions

31. Role of Local Sea-level Rise on Disaster Exposure in Coastal Island

Vinay S., Aishwarya N. and Bharath H. A.

32. Spatial Variability of Climate Extreme Indices Over Mahanadi Basin (India)

R. K. Jaiswal, A. K. Lohani, R. V. Galkate and S. Jain

33. Climate Change—Induced Natural Disaster: A Case Study of 2013 Kedarnath Disaster,

Uttrakhand

Neha Gupta, Josodhir Das and James Xavier Paul

34. Framework for Evaluating the Physical Infrastructure Vulnerability Due to Relative Sea-Level

Rise in Coastal Districts of Kerala—Case of Alappuzha

R. S. Vishnu and Anurup K.

35. Increasing Risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) as a Consequence of Climate Change

in the Himalayan Region

Ahmed Faraz Khan

36. Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Modelling

A. K. Lohani, Sanjay K. Jain and R. K. Jaiswal

37. Comparative Analysis of Developed, Developing and Underdeveloped Countries in Regards to

Climate Change and Global Policies

Aanchal Pundir

38. The Most Credible 05 Elements to Tackle Displacement in Nearest 10 Years of Asia

Mahendra Jagath Kuragodage

39. Climate Change and its Interconnectedness with Natural Disasters: A Global Perspective

Areeba Naaz and Parvez Hayat IPS

40. Climate-Induced Displacement and Climate Disaster Law: Challenges and Opportunities

Sunil Kumar Chaudhary

41. Climate Hazards and the Role of Local Authorities: Exploring the Indian Legal Framework

Chandrika Mehta

Part 6: Technological Disasters

42. An Incident of Styrene Monomer Gas Poisoning at Visakhapatnam

Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti, M. D., Saurabh Dalal and Mounika Jonnavittula House Surgeon

43. Chemical Disaster: Leakage of Styrene Gas at L. G. Polymers, Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

Anupam Srivastava

44. Managing a Blackout—The Consequences of an Oil Spill at Sea

Malini S. Shankar and K. M. Sivakholundu

45. Baghjan Fire: A Case Study of the ‘2020 Assam Gas and Oil Leak’ at Baghjan Oil Field,

Tinsukia, Assam

Swapnali Gogoi, Bubu Baruah and Annekha Chetia

46. Assessing the Risk of Fire Hazard: A Case Study of Delhi

Kanika Bhatia and Aakash Upadhyay

47. CBRN Management in India

Pankaj Kumar

48. Covid-19 Necessitates Review of Existing Framework for Management of CBRN

Disasters/Emergencies in India

Brigadier Kamal Singh Chauhan

Part 7: Other Disasters

49. Are Strong Aftershocks Always Triggered by a Positive Coulomb Stress Change?:

A Case Study of the 2018 Indonesia (Sulawesi) MW 7.5 Tsunamigenic Earthquake

Nazeel Sabah and Daya Shanker

50. Sedimentation Modeling of 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Towards Early Warning Strategy

Abdullah Ansari, Javed N Malik and Shivam Tripathi

51. Forest Fire Risk Zone Mapping in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, Kerala, India

Using Geospatial Techniques and Fire Risk Index (FRI) Method

Shalu George, Kripa K., Anbazhagi S. and Muthukumar Muthuchamy

52. Forest Fire Early Detection System using Wireless Beacon Network and UAV based Object Detection

Amal Sujith, Sagar Sajeev and Vishnu O. V.

53. Patterns and Consequences: Australian Bushfires

Ritu Bir and Meenakshi Singh

54. Global trend of Forest Fire and its Management

Rajesh Thakur

55. Building Disaster Resilience to Cloud Burst Events in Uttrakhand, India

Anjali Saraswat and Satish Pipralia

56. Heat Wave and Outbreak of Encephalitis—A Case Study of Bihar

Sunil Kumar Chaudhary