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Editors: Rajib Shaw (Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto Univ., Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan), Anshu Sharma (SEEDS, New Delhi, India) and Yukiko Takeuchi (Kyoto Univ., Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto, Japan)
Book Description:
Indigenous Knowledge (IK) has been practiced in communities over time. There is news after major disasters on how IK has been effective in the protection of the lives and properties of people and communities. Some IK has been orally transmitted, and some are documented by local organizations sporadically. People and communities have developed their coping mechanisms over time, which is reflected in the form of IK. While many organizations recognize the importance of IK for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), there have been few systematic studies that analyze the principles of IK and its applicability to the modern context. This unique book is one of the first attempts of systematic study of IK in DRR. The key challenge will start after the publication of this book: to make it a useful reference material for decision making, research, implementation, and documentation. The target audience of the book consists of professionals, practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in the related field.

Table of Contents:
Editor's Note

Chapter 1: Introduction: Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction; pp. 1-13
(Rajib Shaw, Anshu Sharma, Yukiko Takeuchi)

Chapter 2: Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Reduction in Mountain Ecosystem; pp. 15-26
(Kumiko Fujita, Yukiko Takeuchi, Rajib Shaw)

Chapter 3: Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Reduction in Coastal Areas; pp 27-43
(Jennifer Baumwoll, R. R. Krishnamurthy)

Chapter 4: Indigenous Knowledge in River Basin Management; pp. 45-57
(Phong Tran, Yukiko Takeuchi, Rajib Shaw)

Chapter 5: Water Resource Management, Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge; pp. 59-72
(Huy Nguyen, Rajib Shaw)

Chapter 6: Indigenous knowledge of housing and disaster risk reduction; pp. 73-86
(Jishnu Subedi)

Chapter 7: Indigenous Knowledge, Science and Education for Sustainable Development; pp. 87-102
(Derek Elias, Phong Tran, Douglas Nakashima and Rajib Shaw)

Chapter 8: Communication tools and indigenous knowledge; pp. 103-113
(Yukiko Takeuchi and Anshu Sharma)

Chapter 9: Integrating Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction; pp. 115-131
(Jessica Mercer, Ilan Kelman, Julie Dekens)

Chapter 10: Decision making and indigenous knowledge; pp. 133-146
(Anshu Sharma, Manu Gupta, Rajib Shaw)

Chapter 11: Local knowledge on flood preparedness in Eastern Terai of Nepal; pp. 147-166
(Julie Dekens)

Chapter 12: Practical Indigenous Knowledge in UC Hilcot, Mansehra, Pakistan; pp. 167-179
(Mohamed Zahur, Takeshi Komino)

Chapter 13: Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Resource Management in the Philippines; pp. 181-192
(Neyrma N. Cabatac, Juan M. Pulhin, Daylinda B. Cabanilla)

Chapter 14: Indigenous Knowledge of the Ivatans in Batanes Islands, Philippines; pp. 193-207
(Noralene Uy, Rajib Shaw)

Chapter 15: Indigenous Knowledge for Tsunami Early Warning in Simeulue, Indonesia; pp. 209-225
(Jennifer Baumwoll)

Chapter 16: Indigenous knowledge and coastal zone management in the Maldives; pp. 227-240
(Eriko Kobayashi)

Chapter 17: Application of Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Pacific Islands; pp. 241-254
(Joeli Veitayaki)

Chapter 18: Utilising Indigenous Knowledge for Building Disaster Resilience in Tuvalu; pp. 255-270
(Alan Resture)

Chapter 19: Indigenous Knowledge of Flood Risk Management in Bangladesh; pp. 271-282
(Fuad Mallick and M. Aminur Rahman)

Chapter 20: Indigenous Knowledge for River Management and Flood Control in Japan; pp. 283-292
(Yukiko Takeuchi and Rajib Shaw)

Chapter 21: Disaster Risk Reduction in Papua New Guinea: Integrating Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge; pp. 293-311
(Jessica Mercer and Ilan Kelman)

Chapter 22: Indigenous Knowledge of Water Management System in China; pp. 313-327
(Weihua Fang, Fei He, Xingchun Zhong)

Chapter 23: Indigenous Knowledge of Farming Practices and Water Management in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka; pp. 329-348
(Rekha Nianthi and P.B. Dharmasena)

Chapter 24: Transition of Local Rule in a Water-side Community in Gujo-Hachiman, Japan; pp. 349-363
(Naoto Tanaka and Yukiko Takeuchi)

Chapter 25: Indigenous Knowledge and its Adaptability Experiences in India; pp. 365-374
(Anshu Sharma and Manu Gupta)

Chapter 26: Earthquake Safe Traditional Housing Practices in India; pp. 375-389
(Amir Ali Khan)

Chapter 27: Indigenous Knowledge on house building system in West Sumatra and Southern west Java, Indonesia; pp. 391-407
(Krishna S Pribadi, Benny Hidayat, Sugeng Triyadi, Andi Harapan)

Chapter 28: Transferring Indigenous Knowledge through Rural Tele-centers: Lessons and Perspective from India; pp. 409-429
(Sanjay Srivastava)

Chapter 29: Indigenous Knowledge on disaster risk reduction and decision making in India; pp. 431-443
(P. Dhar Chakrabarti)

Chapter 30: Indigenous Knowledge and Decision Making in Vietnam: Living with Floods in An Giang Province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam; pp. 445-457
(Bach Tan Sinh, Louis Lebel, Nguyen Thanh Tung)

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      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 490 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-574-9
   Status: AV
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