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Niru Nirupama

School of Administrative Studies

Associate Professor
Disaster & Emergency Management
 
Office: 210A Atkinson
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30330
Emailnirupama@yorku.ca
 
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Dr. Nirupama is with the Disaster & Emergency Management Program since 2005. She has taught in many Canadian universities and has been actively teaching and researching in the areas that include disaster risk management; business continuity; physical dynamics of natural hazards; contemporary issues in disaster management; disaster management using GIS and remote sensing techniques; and multi-criteria decision making using fuzzy logic concept. She is also a certified (DRI Canada) Associate Business Continuity Professional.

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Research Interests

Emergency Management , Sustainability , Natural disasters, Disaster risk management, Business continuity planning

Selected Publications

Nirupama, N., Disaster Risk Management, Invited chapter in Encyclopaedia of Natural Hazards, Peter Bobrowsky (ed.), Springer (in press)

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment - A Comprehensive Approach. International Conference on Building Disaster Resilience, Sri Lanka, July 19-21, 2011.

Armenakis, C and N. Nirupama (2009). Vulnerability Assessment using GIS: Toronto Propane Explosion, CRHNet Symposium, Edmonton Nov 23-26.

Nirupama, N and Etkin, David. Emergency Managers in Ontario: An Exploratory Study of Their Perspectives, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: 6 (1), 2009.

Nirupama, N. and S.P. Simonovic. Increase of Flood Risk due to Urbanisation: A Canadian Example, Natural Hazards, Springer, 40, 25-41, 2007

Simonovic, S. and Nirupama. A Spatial Multi-Objective Decision Making under Uncertainty for Water Resources Management, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 7 (2), 117-133, 2005

Current Research Projects

  • Disaster and Emergency Management Systems in Canada: Taking Stock  more...
  • Natural and human-induced hazards on campus: Likelihood and impact  more...
  • A priliminary study on terrorism in Canada  more...
  • Building Resilient Communities  more...

View Resarcher's Selected Publications

All Publications

Books

Nirupama, N., K. Ponnambalam, I. Nistor, and T.S. Murty. Atlantic Ocean Tsunami Travel Time Atlas. York University Press, p160, 2007.

Murty, T.S., U. Aswathanarayana, and N. Nirupama (Eds). Indian Ocean Tsunami. Balakema Publications, The Netherlands, p398, 2006.

Book Chapters

Nirupama, N., Disaster Risk Management, Invited chapter in Encyclopaedia of Natural Hazards, Peter Bobrowsky (ed.), Springer (in press)

Haque, C.E. and N. Nirupama. Nature Itself Does Not Cause a Disaster: The Role of Physical and Socioeconomic Variables in the Catastrophic Loss Due to the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004, In Natural Hazards and Disaster Management : Vulnerability and Mitigation, Ed: R.B. Singh, p79-103, 2006

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, A.D. Rao and I. Nistor. A Partial Explanation for the Initial Withdrawal of the Ocean during the Tsunami. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Eds: Murty, Aswathanarayana, Nirupama, A.A. Balkema Publication, The Netherlands, p73-80, 2006.

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao. The Energetics of the Tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean: A Brief Review. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Eds: Murty, Aswathanarayana, Nirupama, A.A. Balkema Publication, The Netherlands, p81-90, 2006

Nirupama, N. Overview and Integration of Part 2. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Eds: Murty, Aswathanarayana, Nirupama, A.A. Balkema Publication, The Netherlands, p.209-212, 2006

Murty, T.S., A.D. Rao, N. Nirupama, and I. Nistor. An Ideal Conceptual Tsunami Warning System for the Indian Ocean. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Eds: Murty, Aswathanarayana, Nirupama, A.A. Balkema Publication, The Netherlands, p455-474, 2006

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, A.D. Rao and I. Nistor. Tsunami in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Oscillations of the First and Second Class. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Ed: V. Sundar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, p22-30, 2005

Ponnambalam, K., Nirupama and H. Venema. Wetlands Management using Geographical Information Systems and Multi-objective Decision Support System, Best Modelling Practices for Urban Water Systems Monograph 10, Ed. William James, 215-224, 2001.

Journal Articles

Khalafzai, AK and Nirupama, N. (2011) . Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study, Sustainability 3(1), 82-96; doi:10.3390/su3010082 http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/3/1/82

Kurian, N.P., N. Nirupama, M. Baba, and K.V. Thomas. Coastal Flooding due to Synoptic Scale, Meso-Scale and Remote Forcings, Natural Hazards, 48(2), 259-273, 2009.

Nirupama, N. Socio-economic Implications based on Interviews with Fishermen following the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Natural Hazards, 48 (1), 1-9, 2009.

Nirupama, N. Analysis of the Global Tsunami Data for Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, Natural Hazards, 48 (1), 11-16, 2009.

Nirupama, N and Etkin, David. Emergency Managers in Ontario: An Exploratory Study of Their Perspectives, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: 6 (1), 2009.

Tsasis, P. and N. Nirupama. Vulnerability and Risk Perception in the Management of HIV/AIDS: Public Priorities in a Global Pandemic, Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 1, 7-14, 2008.

Nirupama, N. and S.P. Simonovic. Increase of Flood Risk due to Urbanisation: A Canadian Example, Natural Hazards, Springer, 40, 25-41, 2007

Garnett, R.E., N. Nirupama, T.S. Murty, and C.E. Haque. Correlates of Canadian Prairie Rainfall-Implications for Crop Yield, Climate Research, 32, 25-33, 2006

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao. The Energetics of the Tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean: A Brief Review, Marine Geodesy, 29 (1), 39-48, 2006.

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao. Persistent High Water Levels around Andaman & Nicobar Islands following the 26 December 2004 Tsunami, Science of Tsunami Hazards, 24 (3), 183-193, 2006.

Simonovic, S. and Nirupama. A Spatial Multi-Objective Decision Making under Uncertainty for Water Resources Management, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 7 (2), 117-133, 2005

Murty, T.S., N. Nirupama, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao. Leakage of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Energy into the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, Recorder of Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, December, 33-36, 2005.

Murty T.S., N. Nirupama, I. Nistor and S. Hamdi. Why the Atlantic Generally cannot Generate Trans-Oceanic Tsunamis, J. Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, 42 (4), 227-236, 2005.

Teller, J.T., T.S. Murty, N. Nirupama, and P. Chittibabu. A Possible Tsunami in the Labrador Sea Related to the Drainage of Glacial Lake Agassiz ~8400 Years B.P., Science of Tsunami Hazards, 23 (3), 3-16, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

Armenakis, C and N. Nirupama (2009). Vulnerability Assessment using GIS: Toronto Propane Explosion, CRHNet Symposium, Edmonton Nov 23-26.

Nirupama, N and T.S. Murty (2007). Aliasing and Fuzzy Mathematics in Natural Marine Hazard Mitigation. Fourth Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering, NIT, Surthkal, India, Dec 12-14, 2007.

Ballisario, L, J. McGee and N. Nirupama (2007). Emergency Management Education in Canada: At a Crossroads, In: Building Partnerships for Risk and Hazards Mitigation and Response, Eds.: C. Emdad Haque and D. Etkin, McGill-Queen's Publishers, Canada, Nov 17-19, 2005.

Murty, T.S. and N. Nirupama. Tsunamis and storm surges in Indian Ocean, 12th Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology (PACON), Myanmar, Thailand, June 11-15, 2006

Nirupama, N and T.S. Murty. Analysis of the Travel Times of the Tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean, Canadian Coastal Engineering Conference, Halifax, N.S., Nov 7-9, 2005

Logan, L., K. Ponnambalam, N. Nirupama, and H. Belore. Evaluating Performance Sensitivity of a Water Balance Model, Proc. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, Burlington, Ontario, October 22-24, 2003

Agrawal, A. and N. Nirupama. Geographical Information System – A Perfect Tool for Improving Quality of Services (QOS) in Railways, International Conference: Map India 2001, New Delhi, India, May 24-26, 2001

Nirupama and R.K. Khanna. Conservation of Wetlands and Management Support System for the Harike Environment, Proc. All India Seminar on Environmental & Social Issues in Water Resources Development, Lucknow, India, June 5-6, 2000

Conference Papers

Nirupama, N. and T.S. Murty. Fuzzy Mathematics and Aliasing in Natural Hazard Mitigation, Indian Civil, Hydraulic and Oceanographic Engineers (INCHOE) Conference, Mangalore, India, December 12-14, 2007

Nirupama, N. Evaluation of Disaster Impacts Using GIS and Remote Sensing Technique, International Conference on Marine Hazards & Opportunities, Chennai, India, July 3-5, 2006

Nirupama, N. International Perspective of Disaster Principles, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Emergency Management and Homeland Security/Defence Higher Education Conference, Emmitsburg, Maryland, U.S.A., June 6-8, 2006

Nirupama, N. Education and Research in Disaster and Emergency Management, Canadian Risk and Hazard Network Symposium, Winnipeg, Canada, November 18-20, 2005

Nirupama, N. GIS for Land Use Planning, Westman GIS User Conference, Brandon, Canada, March 22, 2004

Nirupama and P.K. Sinha. GIS Application for Land Water Interface Production System and Flood Plain Zone Mapping, International Conference: Map India 2000, New Delhi, India, April 10-11, 2000

Book Reviews

Systems Approach to Management of Disasters: Methods and Applications (Simonovic, SP), Wiley, 2009, 308 pp, in Disaster Prevention and Management, Emerald, 20 (4).

Research Reports

Nirupama, N. Disaster Risk Management: Theory, Practice and Policy. Report prepared for Public Safety Canada, Government of Canada, Ottawa, December 2008.

Nirupama, and S.P. Simonovic. A Spatial Fuzzy Compromise Approach for Flood Disaster Management, Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction, London, Ontario, 2002

Nirupama, and S.P. Simonovic. Role of Remote Sensing in Disaster Management, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, London, Ontario, 2002

Nirupama. Risk Assessment and prioritisation of Yamuna River Catchment in Lakhwar Region, Study Report, CSIR India.

Forthcoming

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment - A Comprehensive Approach. International Conference on Building Disaster Resilience, Sri Lanka, July 19-21, 2011.

Approach To Teaching

GRADUATE DEM5053 Topics in Business Continuity – Fall DEM5040 Natural Disasters – Winter UNDERGRADUATE ADMS 3701 Disaster Risk Management – Fall/Winter (currently taught by Part Time teacher) ADMS 3703 Business Continuity Planning – Fall

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2015 AP/ADMS4708 3.0  Research Seminar in Disaster and Emergency Management LECT  


Dr. Nirupama is with the Disaster & Emergency Management Program since 2005. She has taught in many Canadian universities and has been actively teaching and researching in the areas that include disaster risk management; business continuity; physical dynamics of natural hazards; contemporary issues in disaster management; disaster management using GIS and remote sensing techniques; and multi-criteria decision making using fuzzy logic concept. She is also a certified (DRI Canada) Associate Business Continuity Professional.


Dr. Nirupama is one of the founder faculty members of the Disaster & Emergency Management Program of York University since 2005. Prior to that she was a faculty member with the Applied Disaster & Emergency Studies program at Brandon University. She has taught in many Canadian universities and travelled extensively to present her work at conferences and meetings. Dr. Nirupama serves as an elected editorial board member for “Natural Hazards”, a Springer publication. She has 36 refereed publications, as well as 19 book chapters to her credit. She has co-edited one book on "Indian Ocean tsunami", published by Taylor & Francis in 2006. She is the lead author of "Tsunami Travel Time Atlas for the Atlantic Ocean", which is first of its kind publication for the Atlantic Ocean. The Tsunami Travel Time Atlas provides charts of tsunami travel times to 118 locations around the Atlantic Ocean, encompassing about 44 countries. Her broad research interests include natural hazards, disaster risk and vulnerability assessment and management, multi-criteria decision making using fuzzy concept, flood damage analysis including socio-economic impacts, GIS and remote sensing techniques, business continuity planning, and emergency management in Canada.

Area of Specialization

Disaster management


Degrees

Dr Eng Water Resources Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
M.Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
MSc (Statistics), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Community Contributions

Ongoing:
South Asian Women Centre (SAWC): Building resilient communities. Focus Group interviews based on the belief that sustainable disaster risk reduction measures can be achieved if community vulnerabilities, risks and threats can be identified. Furthermore, community partnership is a key component.

2006:
Facilitated (with David Etkin) the Salvation Army Shelter (135 Sherbourne Street, Toronto) with identification and assessment of risks, vulnerability, and potential threats. We conducted a workshop which was attended by shelter's management, staff, clients, and other stakeholders in order to discuss, awareness and have a consensus. The exercise resulted in a comprehensive publication, first of its kind for a shelter.


Research Interests:

Emergency Management , Sustainability , Natural disasters, Disaster risk management, Business continuity planning

Current Research Projects

  • Disaster and Emergency Management Systems in Canada: Taking Stock
    Summary: 
    To assess how disaster and emergency management institutions perceive their importance in terms of Canadian society and the emergency management community. We propose to engage emergency management institutions in a survey that will provide insight into the current state of disaster and emergency management in Canada and answer questions such as: are there issues within the system that affect disaster management? Are the majority of emergency managers satisfied with their institution’s mandate and performance? Is the level of education and training of emergency managers adequate? If not, is there a demand to acquire higher education and/or training? Is there disconnect between policy decisions, research and practice?

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders: 
    SSHRC RDI Special Call for Management, Business and Finance

  • Natural and human-induced hazards on campus: Likelihood and impact
    Summary: 
    It is paramount that we make ourselves aware of and prepared for these natural and human-induced threats in order to develop prevention and mitigation strategies. Though natural hazards cannot be stopped from occurring, we can either prevent from turning the hazard into a disaster afterwards. We can also minimize the impacts of disasters by educating ourselves about disaster risk mitigation measures. In order to inculcate the concept of prevention and mitigation in our culture it is very important that such studies are conducted by experts in the subject area of disaster risk management.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders: 
    Junior Faculty Fund

  • A priliminary study on terrorism in Canada
    Summary: 
    An initiative toward achieving an understanding of the issue of terrorism in Canadian public. How important is this issue, do Canadians care about the activities of their neighbours? How do they feel about terrorists activities around the world? How do particular religious groups and sectors feel about being a target of public attention and possible discrimination? Answers to these and many more related questions are vital to a comprehensive analysis of where we stand in terms of terrorism in Canada.

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders: 
    Minor Research Grant

  • Building Resilient Communities
    Summary: 
    Certain communities find themselves more vulnerable than others due to variety of reasons, and therefore, they tend to succumb to crises situations. In order to enhance community resiliency, however, it is fundamental to investigate the factors that contribute to people’s vulnerability. The proposed study is about working with neighbourhood communities in order to explore their vulnerabilities, root causes of those vulnerabilities, their access to resources to earn their livelihood, and their current level of resilience. By doing so, I hope to develop a strategy plan, which will be community-based and community-owned, and will help in building resilient communities across the province.

    Project Type: Self-Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

Nirupama, N., Disaster Risk Management, Invited chapter in Encyclopaedia of Natural Hazards, Peter Bobrowsky (ed.), Springer (in press)

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment - A Comprehensive Approach. International Conference on Building Disaster Resilience, Sri Lanka, July 19-21, 2011.

Armenakis, C and N. Nirupama (2009). Vulnerability Assessment using GIS: Toronto Propane Explosion, CRHNet Symposium, Edmonton Nov 23-26.

Nirupama, N and Etkin, David. Emergency Managers in Ontario: An Exploratory Study of Their Perspectives, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: 6 (1), 2009.

Nirupama, N. and S.P. Simonovic. Increase of Flood Risk due to Urbanisation: A Canadian Example, Natural Hazards, Springer, 40, 25-41, 2007

Simonovic, S. and Nirupama. A Spatial Multi-Objective Decision Making under Uncertainty for Water Resources Management, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 7 (2), 117-133, 2005

All Publications

Books

Nirupama, N., K. Ponnambalam, I. Nistor, and T.S. Murty. Atlantic Ocean Tsunami Travel Time Atlas. York University Press, p160, 2007.

Murty, T.S., U. Aswathanarayana, and N. Nirupama (Eds). Indian Ocean Tsunami. Balakema Publications, The Netherlands, p398, 2006.

Book Chapters

Nirupama, N., Disaster Risk Management, Invited chapter in Encyclopaedia of Natural Hazards, Peter Bobrowsky (ed.), Springer (in press)

Haque, C.E. and N. Nirupama. Nature Itself Does Not Cause a Disaster: The Role of Physical and Socioeconomic Variables in the Catastrophic Loss Due to the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004, In Natural Hazards and Disaster Management : Vulnerability and Mitigation, Ed: R.B. Singh, p79-103, 2006

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, A.D. Rao and I. Nistor. A Partial Explanation for the Initial Withdrawal of the Ocean during the Tsunami. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Eds: Murty, Aswathanarayana, Nirupama, A.A. Balkema Publication, The Netherlands, p73-80, 2006.

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao. The Energetics of the Tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean: A Brief Review. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Eds: Murty, Aswathanarayana, Nirupama, A.A. Balkema Publication, The Netherlands, p81-90, 2006

Nirupama, N. Overview and Integration of Part 2. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Eds: Murty, Aswathanarayana, Nirupama, A.A. Balkema Publication, The Netherlands, p.209-212, 2006

Murty, T.S., A.D. Rao, N. Nirupama, and I. Nistor. An Ideal Conceptual Tsunami Warning System for the Indian Ocean. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Eds: Murty, Aswathanarayana, Nirupama, A.A. Balkema Publication, The Netherlands, p455-474, 2006

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, A.D. Rao and I. Nistor. Tsunami in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Oscillations of the First and Second Class. In Indian Ocean Tsunami, Ed: V. Sundar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, p22-30, 2005

Ponnambalam, K., Nirupama and H. Venema. Wetlands Management using Geographical Information Systems and Multi-objective Decision Support System, Best Modelling Practices for Urban Water Systems Monograph 10, Ed. William James, 215-224, 2001.

Journal Articles

Khalafzai, AK and Nirupama, N. (2011) . Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study, Sustainability 3(1), 82-96; doi:10.3390/su3010082 http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/3/1/82

Kurian, N.P., N. Nirupama, M. Baba, and K.V. Thomas. Coastal Flooding due to Synoptic Scale, Meso-Scale and Remote Forcings, Natural Hazards, 48(2), 259-273, 2009.

Nirupama, N. Socio-economic Implications based on Interviews with Fishermen following the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Natural Hazards, 48 (1), 1-9, 2009.

Nirupama, N. Analysis of the Global Tsunami Data for Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, Natural Hazards, 48 (1), 11-16, 2009.

Nirupama, N and Etkin, David. Emergency Managers in Ontario: An Exploratory Study of Their Perspectives, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: 6 (1), 2009.

Tsasis, P. and N. Nirupama. Vulnerability and Risk Perception in the Management of HIV/AIDS: Public Priorities in a Global Pandemic, Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 1, 7-14, 2008.

Nirupama, N. and S.P. Simonovic. Increase of Flood Risk due to Urbanisation: A Canadian Example, Natural Hazards, Springer, 40, 25-41, 2007

Garnett, R.E., N. Nirupama, T.S. Murty, and C.E. Haque. Correlates of Canadian Prairie Rainfall-Implications for Crop Yield, Climate Research, 32, 25-33, 2006

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao. The Energetics of the Tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean: A Brief Review, Marine Geodesy, 29 (1), 39-48, 2006.

Nirupama, N., T.S. Murty, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao. Persistent High Water Levels around Andaman & Nicobar Islands following the 26 December 2004 Tsunami, Science of Tsunami Hazards, 24 (3), 183-193, 2006.

Simonovic, S. and Nirupama. A Spatial Multi-Objective Decision Making under Uncertainty for Water Resources Management, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 7 (2), 117-133, 2005

Murty, T.S., N. Nirupama, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao. Leakage of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Energy into the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, Recorder of Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, December, 33-36, 2005.

Murty T.S., N. Nirupama, I. Nistor and S. Hamdi. Why the Atlantic Generally cannot Generate Trans-Oceanic Tsunamis, J. Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, 42 (4), 227-236, 2005.

Teller, J.T., T.S. Murty, N. Nirupama, and P. Chittibabu. A Possible Tsunami in the Labrador Sea Related to the Drainage of Glacial Lake Agassiz ~8400 Years B.P., Science of Tsunami Hazards, 23 (3), 3-16, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

Armenakis, C and N. Nirupama (2009). Vulnerability Assessment using GIS: Toronto Propane Explosion, CRHNet Symposium, Edmonton Nov 23-26.

Nirupama, N and T.S. Murty (2007). Aliasing and Fuzzy Mathematics in Natural Marine Hazard Mitigation. Fourth Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering, NIT, Surthkal, India, Dec 12-14, 2007.

Ballisario, L, J. McGee and N. Nirupama (2007). Emergency Management Education in Canada: At a Crossroads, In: Building Partnerships for Risk and Hazards Mitigation and Response, Eds.: C. Emdad Haque and D. Etkin, McGill-Queen's Publishers, Canada, Nov 17-19, 2005.

Murty, T.S. and N. Nirupama. Tsunamis and storm surges in Indian Ocean, 12th Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology (PACON), Myanmar, Thailand, June 11-15, 2006

Nirupama, N and T.S. Murty. Analysis of the Travel Times of the Tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean, Canadian Coastal Engineering Conference, Halifax, N.S., Nov 7-9, 2005

Logan, L., K. Ponnambalam, N. Nirupama, and H. Belore. Evaluating Performance Sensitivity of a Water Balance Model, Proc. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, Burlington, Ontario, October 22-24, 2003

Agrawal, A. and N. Nirupama. Geographical Information System – A Perfect Tool for Improving Quality of Services (QOS) in Railways, International Conference: Map India 2001, New Delhi, India, May 24-26, 2001

Nirupama and R.K. Khanna. Conservation of Wetlands and Management Support System for the Harike Environment, Proc. All India Seminar on Environmental & Social Issues in Water Resources Development, Lucknow, India, June 5-6, 2000

Conference Papers

Nirupama, N. and T.S. Murty. Fuzzy Mathematics and Aliasing in Natural Hazard Mitigation, Indian Civil, Hydraulic and Oceanographic Engineers (INCHOE) Conference, Mangalore, India, December 12-14, 2007

Nirupama, N. Evaluation of Disaster Impacts Using GIS and Remote Sensing Technique, International Conference on Marine Hazards & Opportunities, Chennai, India, July 3-5, 2006

Nirupama, N. International Perspective of Disaster Principles, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Emergency Management and Homeland Security/Defence Higher Education Conference, Emmitsburg, Maryland, U.S.A., June 6-8, 2006

Nirupama, N. Education and Research in Disaster and Emergency Management, Canadian Risk and Hazard Network Symposium, Winnipeg, Canada, November 18-20, 2005

Nirupama, N. GIS for Land Use Planning, Westman GIS User Conference, Brandon, Canada, March 22, 2004

Nirupama and P.K. Sinha. GIS Application for Land Water Interface Production System and Flood Plain Zone Mapping, International Conference: Map India 2000, New Delhi, India, April 10-11, 2000

Book Reviews

Systems Approach to Management of Disasters: Methods and Applications (Simonovic, SP), Wiley, 2009, 308 pp, in Disaster Prevention and Management, Emerald, 20 (4).

Research Reports

Nirupama, N. Disaster Risk Management: Theory, Practice and Policy. Report prepared for Public Safety Canada, Government of Canada, Ottawa, December 2008.

Nirupama, and S.P. Simonovic. A Spatial Fuzzy Compromise Approach for Flood Disaster Management, Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction, London, Ontario, 2002

Nirupama, and S.P. Simonovic. Role of Remote Sensing in Disaster Management, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, London, Ontario, 2002

Nirupama. Risk Assessment and prioritisation of Yamuna River Catchment in Lakhwar Region, Study Report, CSIR India.

Forthcoming

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment - A Comprehensive Approach. International Conference on Building Disaster Resilience, Sri Lanka, July 19-21, 2011.


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching

GRADUATE DEM5053 Topics in Business Continuity – Fall DEM5040 Natural Disasters – Winter UNDERGRADUATE ADMS 3701 Disaster Risk Management – Fall/Winter (currently taught by Part Time teacher) ADMS 3703 Business Continuity Planning – Fall

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2015 AP/ADMS4708 3.0  Research Seminar in Disaster and Emergency Management LECT