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Shaw, Rajib

Overview
Works: 196 works in 516 publications in 1 language and 24,737 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Rajib Shaw
Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction : an Asian perspective( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case studies highlight different aspects of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction entry points, such as policy interventions, drought risk management, coastal management, agro-forestry, lagoon management, livelihood issues and risk communication
Integrated lagoon fisheries management : resource dynamics and adaptation by Shimpei Iwasaki( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lagoons are characterized by an essential quality of uncertainty for use in resource management: these are physically vulnerable to various influences from not only the environment but also the adjacent marine and terrestrial areas. In the areas which are shallower and where less water is exchanges, therefore, fishers are required to develop their capacity of knowledge and skills for how to live with change and uncertainty. The wider realization of complex and dynamic lagoon ecosystem and its fisheries management requires multifaceted aspects to be addressed. Fisheries serve as a basis for peoples livelihood and food protein especially in Asian countries. Total amounts of fish landing have maintained an upward trend, but existing fisheries management poses various challenges for ensuring wise use of fishery resources which are becoming fully exploited or over-exploited in the world. Out of variant geographical types of fishery domain, lagoon fisheries need to pay more attention to achieve fisheries management. With these recognitions, the book presents a wide variety of lessons learned from case studies from Asian countries (India, Japan and Thailand). Greater emphasis is placed on understanding the status of lagoon fisheries and its management, and assessing peoples adaptive capacities to respond to changes in the ecological-social-economic system. Throughout all case study experience, the book will provide policy makers and practitioners with guidance to build enabling conditions for integrated lagoon fisheries management and related sustainable livelihood which involve a concern with issues of power, institutions, worldviews and values among relevant stakeholders
Climate and disaster resilience in cities by Rajib Shaw( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whilst it is impossible to make resistant urban growth, resilience is becoming more widely accepted and urban systems must be resilient enough to cope with the climate related hazards. This book highlights the issues of resilience through regional, national, city and community-based studies
Water communities by Rajib Shaw( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water is the key to human civilization. Most of the ancient civilization had its roots to river basins, where people-water interaction was the key aspect. Due to innovations of knowledge and technology and modernization of lifestyles, the human-water direct contact has become less significant. People have become more dependent to the system, and consequently, the closeness to water is gradually diminishing. It is, however, a challenge on how to learn from the basic principles of water human interaction and apply those lessons to the current context of urban and rural settings. This book will provide a few analytical case studies on different aspects of water communities, which is defined as the human-water interaction process
Droughts in Asian monsoon region by Rajib Shaw( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drought is a slow-onset disaster. The impacts are invisible and are often reflected as a complex socio-economic phenomenon. Due to changes in the climatic conditions droughts are increasingly occurring in non-traditional drought prone areas. The Asian monsoon region is one of these areas where consecutive years of droughts are causing severe problems for the lives and livelihoods of the communities. The impacts are becoming increasingly more visible, and drawing the attention of policy makers and professionals from national and international levels. In this context, this book outlines the characteristics and challenges of the Asian monsoon drought and highlights innovative solutions and approaches undertaken in different parts of the region. A ready-reference for field practitioners it combines academic research and field practices, and builds on actual implementation experiences of drought risk reduction. Providing a thorough examination of the subject and region, chapters cover droughts in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. It concludes with an article on cross-cutting experiences and drought risk reduction in the Asian Monsoon Region
Urban risk reduction : an Asian perspective by Rajib Shaw( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As cities all over the world have urbanized rapidly after the industrial revolution, most cities have confronted environmental problems such as poor air and water quality, high levels of traffic congestion and ambient noise, poor-quality build environment, derelict land, greenhouse gas emissions, urban sprawl, generation of waste and waste-water. In particular, cities in the developing world face problems related to the living conditions in which the urban population lives. In the context of urban cities in the developing world, it can be narrowed to the quality of life of living population in the cities. Needless to say that Asia has the largest population, as well as urban population at risk. This book brings the lessons from innovative urban risk management approaches in Asian cities, drawing the lessons from seven Asian countries. The authors of the chapters consist of wider spectrum of stakeholders: from academicians to policy makers to NGO practitioners."--Page 4 of cover
Disaster education( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education is the key to risk reduction, be it environmental management or disaster risk reduction, and is a process which needs to be embedded at different levels of management and practices to collectively reduce the risk. While school education forms the foundations of the knowledge cycle, for effective knowledge use, it is necessary to link school and community education. Education is linked to enhanced awareness and a key reflection of education is seen in terms of actions. Divided into four sections this book begins with an informative introduction to the subject of disaster risk reduction education and proceeds to highlight key places of education such as family, community, school, and higher education. It then examines approaches, methods and tools before providing a future perspective and pointing to the way ahead. This is the first book of its kind on disaster risk reduction education. A ready reference for practitioners in the field this book describes and demonstrates different aspects of education in an easy-to-understand form with current academic research and practical field experiences included throughout
Building resilient urban communities by Rajib Shaw( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do urban communities in Asian cities experience the impacts of urbanisation and climate change? This key issue forms the discussion point for this book. Particular reference is made to cities in India, and the capability of such urban communities of responding to climate-related disasters
Risks and conflicts : local responses to natural disasters by Rajib Shaw( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communities affected by natural disasters are often stigmatized as being passive with regard to disaster prevention, mitigation and adaptation, waiting only for government assistance in the aftermath of such events. However, many innovative community initiatives have been developed to address natural disasters, which are often characterized as "local responses". While scrutinizing the potential strength and comparative advantage of community-based disaster response, this book analyzes and illustrates how individuals, families and social groups in rural and urban communities perceive natural disasters, their underlying reasons and their effects on their livelihoods, and documents and analyzes the role of local responses to natural disasters and conflict. Key factors determining the degree of vulnerability and resilience of affected communities are also elicited. Several pivotal issues related to community-based disaster responses are addressed, such as the relationship between local and external knowledge in addressing disasters, the relevance of institutional and policy frameworks for community-based disaster response and the role of social capital and collective action
Water insecurity : a social dilemma by Md. Anwarul Abedin( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been estimated that globally, 1.2 billion people live with acute shortage of water. Water scarcity, particularly in south and south-east Asian countries, is well known. However, the social dilemmas and insecurities related to water issues are often less discussed. In the case of south and south-east Asia, the distribution of available water amongst various casts and creeds has been determined through several social hierarchies. Hence, water forms a critical socio-political issue, with a multi-faced dimension. This book critically analyses the associated social issues of increasing water scarcity in countries such as India. It documents the social impacts and predicament of water scarcity. The book will be of prime interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the fields of development and environment, as well as water planners, and it will be a useful reference guide for future research in the field of water scarcity and risk management. Topics analyzed include arsenic contamination, the impact of salinity on livelihood and mitigation, and drought resilience, adaptation and policy. The book concludes by providing lessons, challenges and future perspectives of water insecurity
Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management : issues and challenges( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is increasing due, in part, to recent major disasters throughout the world. CCA and DRR are closely associated and there has been significant awareness at global and national levels to make collective focus on CCA and DRR. This book highlights the linkages between CCA and DRR, CCA-DRR synergy and interactions. It is divided into four parts: part 1 focuses on the theory of CCA and DRR and its enabling environment; part 2 focuses on governance, education and technology as the framework of CCA-DRR linkage; part 3 focuses on different entry points with chapters on urban, coast, mountain, river and housing; and part 4 focuses on regional perspective of CCA and DRR looking at developing nations, south Asia, ASEAN and Small Island Developing States. Key issues and challenges related to the CCA and DRR are highlighted throughout, mostly drawing lessons and experiences from field practices
Environment disaster linkages( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disaster management has historically focused on reactive approaches, but a shift to proactive approaches is crucial for addressing concerns raised by the changing environment. A prime reason for the absence of proactive approaches in disaster/hazard management is the uncertainty or ambiguity present in the links between the environment and the hazards. This is the first book to focus on explicit linkages between the changing environment and disasters and suggests better approaches towards disaster management. A ready-reference for field practitioners it combines academic research and field practices and covers areas such as: elements of environmental entry ; impacts of environment and disaster ; and, strategies, planning and the way forward
Community-based disaster risk reduction by Rajib Shaw( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive book available on CBDRR which outlines both research and practice, citing field examples and research results. It provides an overview of the subject, looks at the role of governments, NGOs, academics and corporate sectors in CBDRR, and examines experiences from Asia, American and African countries
Ecosystem-based adaptation by Noralene Uy( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecosystems are often examined from an ecological perspective because of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Ecosystems of different types and scales are under increasing pressure due to natural and human induced changes. Climate change and the disasters it causes, are a major driver affecting ecosystems and services. Several studies have provided evidence that a healthy ecosystem helps in reducing the impacts of climate change and disasters. This book makes a case for ecosystem-based adaptation by arguing that ecosystems and its services are critical in the climate change and disaster risk reduction fields. Consequently, the monitoring and regulation of ecosystems need to be linked to a regular governance and institutional mechanism and be reflected in a more action-oriented agenda
Local disaster risk management in a changing climate : perspective from Central America by Tsuneki Hori( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disasters cause economic as well as human losses. Indeed, economic losses associated directly with disasters have continued at increasing proportions worldwide since the 1970s, as the 2011 Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction conducted by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) illustrates. Disaster losses due to single geological events sometimes appear much greater in magnitude than those attributed to climate-related disasters. Nonetheless, the overall trend for increasing loss can largely be attributed to the increase in climate-related disasters, which in turn is triggered in part by global climate change. Furthermore, as such disasters increase in frequency, it intensifies vulnerability in the poorest regions of developing countries. In this book, the authors discuss effective approaches to enhancing the local disaster risk management (DRM) capacity of developing countries to combat increasing climate-related disaster impacts. Also provided are ideas and lessons on local disaster risk management, in terms of planning and practice in developing countries, with particular focus on a case study in Costa Rica
Hyogo framework for action and urban disaster resilience( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a world which continues to experience dramatic suffering and loss of life due to natural hazards. The disaster paradigm has accelerated efforts towards resilience building, particularly since the adoption of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), a ten year plan to build the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. Urban areas present complexity and interconnectivity of various elements, and this needs to be considered when building the resilience of such areas to disasters. To address urban risks, local level disaster risk reduction (DRR) is of fundamental importance, not only because it is closer to the citizens, but because it is the repository of regulatory governance functions and local knowledge. The need to scale up the capacity of DRR at the local government level to build urban resilience is a key incentive for this study. With particular reference to the example of Makati City in the Philippines, this book analyses a local DRR approach with reference to the HFA, applies a micro-level resilience assessment and discusses an effective model for enhancing local DRR capacity in the future
Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction : issues and challenges( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) are closely associated. After the Bali Conference of Parties (COP) 2007, there has been significant awareness in global and national level to make collective focus on CCA and DRR. There exists some literature on CCA; however, the linkages with the DRR is not clear. The Nairobi Work Program (NWP), facilitated by the UN Framework of Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Parties have found specific scope of actions to enhance the CCA and DRR agenda in developing countries. Different national and international agencies have started undertaking initiatives on this aspect, but very few concrete measures have been implemented. In this context, this volume identifies a few specific entry points of CCA and DRR exemplifying sector-based approach ... The book has also provided a few key policy-related issues on this topic"--Page xvii
Recovery from the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles published a year after the 26th December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami outlining how the recovery process has been taking place
Disaster risk reduction approaches in Bangladesh by Rajib Shaw( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book outlines disaster risk reduction (DRR) approaches in Bangladesh, drawing examples and lessons from the national and community-level programs, projects, and relevant experiences of the country.  The content is based on a selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with academicians from different universities undertaking DRR higher education programs, and the editors’ own knowledge and experience in the field.  Special emphasis is given to analyzing field experiences from academic perspectives, and to highlighting key issues and the policy relevance of disaster risk reduction.    The book has three parts: Part I provides the outline and basics of DRR, with examples from a global review and from national policies and priorities.  Part II covers seven different hazards in Bangladesh, focusing on both shocks and stresses. Part III provides examples of approaches and issues of DRR practices.    The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies.  The book will provide them with a good idea of the current trend of research in the field and will furnish basic knowledge on this important topic in Bangladesh.  Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply collective knowledge to policy and decision making
Climate change adaptation actions in Bangladesh by Rajib Shaw( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book outlines the climate change adaptation (CCA) actions in Bangladesh drawing examples and lessons from different projects and programs in the country. The content is based on a  selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with the academicians from different universities undertaking higher education on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and the editors’ own knowledge and experience in the field.    The book has four parts. Part I gives the details of climate change impacts, providing the scenarios, negotiations, and specific impacts on sea-level rise and the health sectors.  Part II focuses on climate change strategy and action plans. Part III covers socio-economic impacts in terms of economic and environmental costs. Part IV focuses on adaptive actions for agriculture, livelihoods, and integrated approaches in agriculture and fisheries. Part V deals with climate-change governance issues.    The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies.  The book will provide them with a good idea of the current trend of research in the field and will furnish basic knowledge on this important topic in Bangladesh.  Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply collective knowledge to policy and decision making
 
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Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction : an Asian perspective
Covers
Integrated lagoon fisheries management : resource dynamics and adaptationClimate and disaster resilience in citiesWater communitiesDroughts in Asian monsoon regionUrban risk reduction : an Asian perspectiveDisaster educationClimate change adaptation and disaster risk management : issues and challengesEnvironment disaster linkagesClimate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction : issues and challenges
Alternative Names
ショウ, ラジブ

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English (187)