Disaster Risk Reduction Teaching Environmental Concerns
Most of the world’s natural disasters occur in Asia and the Pacific. Environmental degradation, which is often a result of economic development and associated human settlement patterns that ignore appropriate resource management, can increase a country’s vulnerability to natural hazards and exacerbate the impacts. The main objective and focus of the book are to create awareness about and understanding of Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, E-waste, Environmental Ethics, Disasters and Disaster Mitigation Measures. This book is useful for research scholars and students pursuing various and specialized courses on the subject. Contents Foreword/ 5 Preface/ 7 1. Managing the Impact of Disasters: Through Innovative Educational Practices/ 13 Anu G. S. Introduction / 13; Defining the Concept of Disaster Management / 14; Disaster: Classification / 16; Impact of Disaster in various Spectrum of Life / 17; Disaster Risk Reduction / 19; Integration of Innovative Educational Practices on Disaster Management / 20; Moral Learning and Moral Intelligence / 20; Socio Emotional Learning and Emotional Intelligence / 22; Life Skill Education / 24; Conclusion / 24 2. Climate Change and Spread of Infectious Diseases: With Special Reference to Covid-19/ 27 Chhavi Bhalothia and Girima Nagda Introduction / 27; Rise of Pandemics and Environmental Problems / 30; Role of Climatic Factors / 30; Loss of Biodiversity and its Effects / 31; Anthropogenic Activities and their Impact / 31; Role of Urbanization / 32; Bushmeat Trade and Consumption / 32; Conclusion / 33 3. Climate Change and Urban Life/ 39 Yannam Venkata Mallikarjuna Reddy and Shivdasini Singh Amin Introduction / 39; Green House Gases / 39; Urbanisation / 41; Urbanisation in India / 42; Global Climate Change – Threats to Humankind / 44; Mitigation Measures / 45; Organisations Working on Urbanisation and Climate Change / 46; Conclusion / 47 4. Role of Disruptive Technology in Disaster Risk Management: Implications for Change in India/ 51 Deepika Chauhan and I. Muthuchamy Introduction / 51; Artificial Intelligence (AI) / 52; Internet of Things / 54; Geological Information System (GIS) / 54; Street Lamps as Innovative Technology / 55; Information Communication Technology (ICT) / 55; Drone / 55; Big Data / 56; Emergency Communication Apps / 56; Recommendations / 57; Conclusion / 58 5. E-Waste – A Gradual National Crisis for India/ 61 Paramesh Roy, Eliwon Thiumai, and Maria Josephine Arokia Marie. S Introduction / 61; What is Electronic Waste (E-Waste)? / 64; Scenario of E-Waste in India / 64; Environmental Concerns and Health Hazards / 67; Impact of E-Waste in India / 67; Future Recommendations for Indian Scenario / 69; Conclusion / 69 6. Awareness of Disaster Risk Reduction: Study of Higher Secondary Students at Tiruchirappalli/ 75 C. Hariharan Introduction / 75; Review of Literature / 76; Materials and Methods / 76; Results / 78; Findings / 79; Conclusion / 82 7. Climate Change and Environmental Problems: Students’ Perception in Tiruchirappalli/ 85 R. Praveena and M. Mirunalini Introduction / 85; Materials and Methods / 87; Conclusion / 89 8. Ecological Tribal World View: A Solution for Climate Resilience/ 91 Rakesh Kumar Introduction / 91; Ecology and Society / 92; Climate Change / 94; Ecological Tribal World View / 95; Conclusion / 98; Suggestions / 99 9. Mainstreaming Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction in Panchayati Raj Institutions/ 101 Balu I Introduction / 101; Salient Features of 73rd Constitutional Amendment / 102; Children in Disasters / 102; Panchayati Raj Institutions and Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction / 103; Mainstreaming CCDRR in Panchayati Raj Institutions / 103; Activities for Mainstreaming Child Centric DRR / 104; Process of Mainstreaming CCDRR Activities / 108; Strategies for Mainstreaming CCDRR in PRIs / 109; Way Forward / 110 10. Environmental Ethics and Teacher Competencies: High School Teachers’ Attitude towards Teaching Biodiversity/ 113 V. Mercy Jyothi and P. Renuka Environmental Ethics Education / 113; Biodiversity as Theme in Environmental Education at Secondary School Level / 114; Competencies of a Science Teacher to Teach Biodiversity Component / 114; Classification of Competencies in Environmental Education / 115; Directions Given by the Supreme Court on Environmental Education / 116; The Study / 118; Analysis / 120; Conclusion / 121 11. Awareness towards Disaster Management: Study of Sagar University Students/ 123 Rama Verma, Ravi Vanguri and Chittibabu Putcha Introduction / 123; Types and Causes of Disaster / 124; National Policy on Disaster Management, 2009 / 126; National Disaster Management Plan, 2016 / 126; Key National-level Decision-Making Bodies for Disaster Management / 127; International Agencies/Bodies for Disaster Management / 127; The Study / 127; Major Findings / 132; Conclusion / 133 Editors and Contributors 135 About the Author: Dr. M. Rajendra Nath Babu is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Teacher Education, Nagaland University. Prof. Santhosh Kumar is a disaster risk reduction, policy planning, and capacity development expert with 25 years of experience in different positions in the development planning and disaster risk reduction sector. Prof. Buno Liegise is a Professor and Head, in the Department of Education, Nagaland University. She has over 25 years of teaching experience. Dr. Kumar Raka is a Planning Specialist & Head of Department, Disaster Management Cell, Noida Authority. He has more than 12 years of professional experience in Disaster Management. Dr. Balu I, a Disaster Risk Reduction, Development Management and Capacity Development Professional with 15 years of experience is working at National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.