With the changing risk landscape, it is nothing but imperative that the capacity strengthening efforts are evolved to be a continuous and dynamic process so that the humanitarian structures are constantly updated and strengthened to meet any sudden or emerging humanitarian need.

The India Disaster Report 2013 documents the major disasters of the year with focus on the Uttarakhand Flash Floods and the Cyclone Phailin. Other disasters like building collapse and stampede have also been covered besides the biological disaster (Japanese Encephalitis).

The present study attempts to identify the areas prone to different types of drought, i.e., meteorological, hydrological and agricultural droughts. The report presents a detailed scientific analysis of the spatial, temporal and typological distribution of drought at district level for the period during 1998-2009 in the region of Bundelkhand.

This document reports on 2012 major disasters in India, especially those for which the state governments have called on the Central Government for support, such as floods and heavy rain in Assam, Uttarkashi, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh (Nilam cyclone).

“Environmental Legislation for Disaster Risk Management”, training module is based on the analysis of global context of environmental laws, policies and approaches of integrating environment and disaster risk management.

This report is the first report being published by the National Institute of Disaster Management for the year 2011. It is hoped that the publication of this report will stimulate improved data collection and research which can enable the gaps identified in the management of the disasters to be addressed in future.

This publication addresses climate change and disaster management issues in South Asia, and more particularly in India.

This report is intended to provide an overview of the concept of ecosystem approach to disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR), natural resource management and disaster linkages, incorporating Eco-DRR concepts in various phases of disaster management, including post disaster recovery in wide range of human and natural environmental settings.

The ‘Environmental Knowledge for Disaster Risk Management (ekDRM)’ project aims at capacity development in disaster risk management by advancing environmental knowledge, particularly the use of statistics and space technology including remote sensing & GIS for decision support systems (DSS); spatial planning for Na-tech disasters within the

This document on chemical disaster management contains detailed descriptive lectures, talks of holistic disaster management (DM) framework, integration of chemical risk to holisitc and multi-hazard risk management, site assessment, legal framework, district level DM planning, as well as capacity building.