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Conflict and Natural Disasters
 
Disaster management
Hi all,

I am a final year student. I'm searching for topics related to disaster management. I have come across a few institutes and some centres dealing in them at Delhi, Gujarat and the new one at Chennai for the tsunami victims. I was looking out for architects who work in this field. I am particularly interested in the function and design of such facilities.
Shweta Runwal
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Disaster management
Hi,
An institute named NIDM (National Institute of Disaster Management) is the only centralized body constituted by the government long time back which deals with such circumstances. It has one architect who is our alumnus, on its rolls. I think its still based at ITO in Delhi. For more descriptive information, you may visit the place.
Bye,
Abhay R. Ambati
Disaster management
Thanks Mr. Abhay, I am surely going to visit the place.

What I am also interested in is to work with an architect who deals in disaster management, as a trainee maybe for a short time so that I get more well-versed with the subject. I think this is very important if I am interested in doing a post-graduate course in it. I am searching for related person. I just found out how such projects just fail to work, like the one for Gujarat earthquake disaster survivors. I think one can learn more from mistakes other people make.

All that apart could you suggest me any practicing architect involved in this. Thank you for now,
Shweta Runwal
Disaster management
Hi,
i dunno wht sort of post grad training is available in India, and more so, does it hav any practical significance.
I suggest, u get practical training on the site. An NGO working in such areas who r dealing with reconstruction and mangement might have a cue, as to what kind of work should be taken care by an architect.
As a matter of inf, the condition of NIDM and its role is debatable, and i suppose its in its nascent stages. It comes itno the limelight in the times of national disaster but becomes dormant once the crises subsides from the mind of public consciousness.
Working under an international organisation might be a better way out, perhaps it might giv u an insight into the traditional program fit for the architect.
Bye.
Abhay R. Ambati
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