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Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management

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ISSN: 2040-7262

Editor: William L. Waugh, Jr.
Subject: Environmental Management / Environment (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management deals with a wide range of issues relating to global environmental hazards, natural and man-made disasters, and approaches to disaster risk reduction.

As people and communities are the first and the most important responders to disasters and environment-related problems, this series aims to analyse critical field-based mechanisms which link community, policy and governance systems.

Editorial Objectives

The series is built on field evidence and community practices, and provides specific tools and guiding frameworks with appropriate academic analysis.  The series is the long-awaited missing link between academic research and field practice in the environment and disaster management field.


Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management provides a series of cross-disciplinary approaches and methods which are exemplified by case studies from different parts of the world. Selected topics include: urban risk reduction, water communities, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, environment and disaster education, pandemic response and management, community-based risk management and human security. The series provides a unique forum for interaction between academics and field practitioners.

Key Benefits

Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management is essential reading for all academics, researchers and practitioners who are involved in the areas of environment and disaster risk reduction. The series:

  • Acts as a forum for the debate and publication of book chapters, which establish understandings of interactions of community, environment and disaster risk reduction.
  • Provides a unique opportunity for the exchange of peer reviewed knowledge on the widest extent of issues related to community, environment and disaster risk reduction.
  • Allows for the establishment of working networks of academics, field practitioners from across the globe.

Key Audiences

Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management encourages academics, researchers and practitioners from all parts of the world to share their experience, knowledge and practices with an international audience. Contributors from across the globe that focus on issues and research which will provide innovative ideas, examples, academic analysis and new directions of the environment and disaster related field are welcome to submit work for consideration in the series.


The series encourages articles with a focus on interdisciplinary, international and comparative standpoints on environment and disaster risk reduction. Coverage includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Community-based natural resource management
  • Community-based environmental management
  • Community-based disaster risk management
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Urban risk reduction
  • Public health crisis management
  • Terrorism and complex emergency response
  • Human security
  • Forest management
  • Coastal zone management
  • Post-disaster recovery experiences
  • Corporate community interface on environment and disaster management 

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The Editor

William L. Waugh, Jr is a Emeritus Professer at Georgia State University, USA.He taught at Mississippi State University and Kansas State University before joining the public administration and political science faculties at GSU in 1985. Bill has research interestes in a variety of areas including Disaster Policy/Emergency Management, Terrorism and Homeland Security, Human Resource Management and Comparative Policy and Administration.

Bill Waugh has been a consultant to federal, state, and local government agencies; international organizations; nonprofit organizations; and private firms on terrorism, the management of largescale disasters, local government administration, strategic planning, emergency planning, and professional development. He has also worked with broadcast and print media during major  terrorist incidents and natural disasters

Contact the Editorial Team

Series Editor
Professor William L. Waugh, Jr.
Georgia State University, USA
[email protected]

Jen McCall
[email protected]  

Publication ethics

This publication adopts the Emerald Publication Ethics guidelines which fully support the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.

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