CHAPTER 1

Disaster Risk Management

Case Studies in South Asia—An Introduction

Huong Ha

School of Business, Singapore University of Singapore, Singapore

R. Lalitha S. Fernando

Department of Public Administration, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Sanjeev Kumar Mahajan

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India

 

Introduction

Disasters are “frequent affairs” of any country, and they are unavoidable and non-negotiable. Thus, disaster risk management (DRM) is an ongoing, challenging and multidimensional process that requires continuous attention, effort, and resources. Effective systems and strategies are necessary in mitigating disaster risks.

The latest statistics pertaining to natural disasters in South Asia show an increasing ...

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