Volcanoes, earthquakes & tsunami pose the most frightening hazards, which is able to eradicate the lives of thousand within seconds. In this regard let me put across a few words from Antigone, by the Attic tragedian Sophocles (4967-406 B.C.), in the translation of Sir Richard Jebb, C.U.P., 1900 (Jakobsen, p. 57); Wonders are many, and… Read More VOLCANOES AND ITS DEVASTATION – ARE WE CLOSER TO 2012
Risk Assessment is about identifying the potential hazards and risks associated with any substance, process or activity and determining ways to manage those hazards before the adverse effects become evident. Risk Management takes a more multifaceted form if a system becomes more complex. This is what happened in Bhopal. It was in 2-3rd December, 1984;… Read More DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND RISKS
Chemical Disasters are burning issue these days, especially after the Bhopal Gas Tragedy subject gained momentum. A hazardous chemical not only destroy the environment but also is injurious to human beings. One example of a chemical disaster is ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy’ December 2-3, 1984 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Other examples of chemical disasters are… Read More MANAGING CHEMICAL DISASTERS
EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF DISASTERS: In any emergency, the response by Governments and Aid organizations can be successful if AID reaches in time and to everyone in need. But in disaster zones worldwide, despite the best efforts of many, a great need remains. The main factors that happen in the disaster areas are: 1) Importance shifting… Read More RELIEF GUIDELINES: AN ESSENTIAL PART OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Life was formed 3.6 billion years ago. Some scientist’s are of different view. There are various models for origin of life and is a debatable issue. Religious groups take a different stand. But whatever it is, evolution of life is still a mystery. Scientists after their experiment had arrived at a conclusion that life arose… Read More CREATING LIFE: IS IT A BLESSING OR A CALL FOR AN UNKNOWN DISASTER?
An earthquake is a series of vibrations on the earth’s surface caused by the generation of elastic (seismic) waves due to sudden rupture within the earth during release of accumulated strain energy. Faulting may be considered as an immediate cause of an earthquake. Due to constant movement of plates, deformation is caused which results to… Read More EARTHQUAKE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Millions of people living in the coastal areas of the West Atlantic, East, South Pacific and North and South Indian Oceans, regularly face the hazards of cyclone, also known as hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, typhoon in the western Pacific, willy willy near Australia and baguious in the Philippines. Every cyclone begins as tropical low… Read More CYCLONE MANAGEMENT