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Establishment of industries in urban zones increases the risk of technological disasters, thus affecting both population and the infrastructure. Disaster management includes organizational support building, risk assessment and prioritization, and analytical tools to support decision-making. A...
Earthquakes constitute among the most feared natural hazards and these occur with no warning which can result in great destruction and loss of lives, particularly in developing countries. One way to mitigate the destructive impact of such earthquakes is to conduct a seismic hazard assessment and...
A strong earthquake with magnitude Mw 7.6 shook the Kashmir (Himalayan region) on 8 October 2005, causing wide spread destruction and casualties. The earthquake destroyed approximately 400,000 houses and over 86,000 people lost their lives. The difficult mountainous terrain, with poor...
Groundwater has been treated as an important source of water supply due to its relatively low vulnerability to pollution in comparison to surface water, and its huge storage capacity. Because of the known health and economic impacts associated with groundwater contamination, steps to measure the...
The representation and modelling of physical and natural systems are mostly implemented using partial differential equations. Physical processes such as flooding, tsunamis, avalanches, earthquakes and landslides undeniably possess complex systems behaviour. Modelling such dynamic phenomena can...
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