Natural disasters and adaptation to climate change [E-Book] / edited by Sarah Boulter [and three others].
Boulter, Sarah, (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Climate change and disaster risk management : challenges and opportunities / Madeleine C. Thomson
  • A few words from Andrew W. Garcia
  • Hurricane Katrina and the city of New Orleans / Andrew W. Garcia
  • A brief history of flooding and flood control measures along the Mississippi River basin / Timothy M. Kusky
  • The 2003 and 2007 wildfires in southern California / Jon E. Keeley, Alexandra D. Syphard, and C.J. Fotheringham
  • Adapting to extreme heat events : thirty years of lessons learned from the Kansas City, Missouri, extreme heat program / David M. Mills and William D. Snook
  • Drought and water in the Murray-Darling basin : from disaster policy to adaptation / Linda C. Botterill and Stephen Dovers
  • After 'Black Saturday' : adapting to bushfires in a changing climate / Joshua Whittaker, John Handmer, and David John Karoly
  • Cyclone Tray and the road to improving wind-resistant design / Matthew Mason, Katharine Haynes and George Walker
  • Adaptation and resilience in two flood-prone Queensland communities / David King [and others]
  • Windstorms, the most costly natural hazard in Europe / Uwe Ulbrich, Gregor C. Leckebush, and Markus G. Donat
  • The 2003 heatwave : impacts, public health adaptation and response in France / Mathilde Pascal, Alain Le Tertre, and Karine Laaidi
  • Lessons from river floods in central Europe, 1997-2010 / Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz
  • Lessons learned from the North Sea flooding disaster in the Netherlands, 1953 / Pier Vellinga and Jeroen Aerts
  • Adapting to drought in the West African Sahel / Simon P.J. Batterbury and Michael J. Mortimore
  • The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami : Sri Lankan experience / Sam S.L. Hettiarachchi and W. Priyan S. Dias
  • Recovery efforts : the case of the 2007 cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh / Bimal K. Paul and Munshi K. Rahman
  • Coffee, disasters and social-ecological resilience in Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico / Hallie Eakin [and others]
  • Responding to floods in the Nile basin : a case study of the 1997-1998 floods in the Upper White Nile / Marisa C. Goulden and Declan Conway
  • Floods in the Yangtze River basin, China / Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Jiang Tong, and Su Buda
  • Disasters and development / Jessica Ayers, Saleemul Huq, and Sarah Boulter
  • What next? Climate change as a game-changer for policy and practice / Karen O'Brien and Thomas E. Downing
  • Barriers and limits to adaptation : cautionary notes / Jon Barnett, Colette Mortreux, and W. Neil Adger
  • Lessons learned for adaptation to climate change / Sarah Boulter, Jean Palutikof, and David John Karoly
  • Afterword : floods, storms, fire and pestilence : disaster risk in Australia during 2010-2011 / David John Karoly and Sarah Boulter.