Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

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With this book, readers will learn how to apply their knowledge and skills in order to create communities that are more resilient to the impacts of hazards. It clearly presents the major principles involved in preparing for and mitigating the impacts of hazards in emergency management. This resource also provides real-world examples of different tools and techniques that emergency managers can use to reduce the impact of different types of hazards.

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You can get there

Where do you want to go? You might already be working in the emergency management field, and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in emergency management.

Wherever you want to go, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental hazard mitigation concepts, it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The book’s brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies.

With this book, you will be able to:
· Learn how to build resilience at the community level.

· Examine the major categories of hazards, including meteorological and hydrological hazards, geological hazards, and manmade hazards.

· Understand the practice and politics of mitigation policy at the federal, state, and local government levels.

· Explore how the private sector can contribute to strong local economies through wise land use and business protection planning.

· Assess risk and vulnerability and identify hazards.

· Apply appropriate mitigation tools and techniques to reduce vulnerability.

· Prepare for potential hazards with preparedness activities.

· Follow the process of hazard mitigation planning.

· Foster a culture of prevention by applying the principles of sustainable development.


Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals
When it comes to learning about emergency management, not everyone is on the same path. But everyone wants to succeed. The new Wiley Pathways series in Emergency Management helps you achieve your goals with its brief, inviting format, clear language, and focus on core competencies and skills.

The books in this series––Introduction to Emergency Management, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Emergency Planning, Technology in Emergency Management, and Disaster Response and Recovery––offer a coordinated curriculum for learning emergency management. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.

About the Author:

Anna K. Schwab is in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

David J. Brower is a Research Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Professor Brower teaches courses in land use and environmental planning, environmental ethics, planning law, coastal zone management, and sustainable development.

His research interests include growth management, coastal zone management, integrating the impacts of natural hazards, sustainable development, and environmental ethics. Dr. Brower is currently working to create a graduate course for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Higher Education Project.

Dr. Brower also has an active planning consulting practice and is admitted to practice law in several states as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served as an officer and on the boards of several state and national organizations including the American Planning Association and the Growth Management Institute.

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