Thursday, October 8, 2020

MSWE 003 DISASTER MANAGEMENT December 2014 Question Paper



December 2014 Question Paper

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer all the five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Answer to questions no. 1 and 2 should not exceed 600 words each.

1. Describe the relationship between hazard, risk, vulnerability and capacity.  


Discuss the components of Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM).

2. Highlight the different approaches to Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs).  


What are the important features of a disaster recovery plan ? What is the main factor affecting disaster recovery process ?

3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 300 words each :

(a) Define disasters. Highlight the different perspectives on disasters.  

(b) What steps will you take to curb the increasing incidence of Gender Based Violence in the aftermath of a disaster ?

(c) How do you think that national guidelines on medical preparedness and mass casualty management would help in better health care service provisions during a disaster ?  

(d) Highlight the important aspects of pre-disaster recovery plan.  

4. Answer any four of the following questions in about 150 words each :

(a) Explain 'Disaster Crunch Model'.

(b) What are the elements involved in preparation of flood forecast of Central Water Commission ? Which are the two types of flood forecasts issued ?

(c) Write three criteria for successful mass casualty management.  

(d) Highlight the different types of post-disaster psychos ocial reactions commonly found among the survivors.

(e) Discuss hydro-meteorological disasters and geological hazards.  

(f) Explain the various tools that can be used for hazard analysis. 

5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each :

(a) The Chernobyl Accident

(b) International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR)

(c) Rapid Response Team  

(d) Relief Operations

(e) Principles for post-disaster recovery

(f) Behaviour Modification

(g) Risk Consequences Reduction  

(h) Vulnerability Assessment