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Drastic impacts of 8th October earthquake in Kashmir and role of sustainable development

Show simple item record Ejaz, N Dace, E Naeem, UA Tahir, MF 2013-11-18T18:22:18Z 2013-11-18T18:22:18Z 2013-11-18
dc.description.abstract The main environmental loses from the earthquake to the environment were the heavy landslides, destruction of residential and commercial structures, destruction and rerouting of water bodies, etc. Due to the lack of sustainable planning and awareness, debris, building waste materials and misuse of other materials are seriously spoiling the sustainability of the area. Detail survey of the ruined areas of Kashmir due to 8th October earthquake after five years has been performed during this research. Present conditions of the study area are presenting the worst picture. Improper management of dumped construction waste is one of the serious issues. Environmental and sustainability conditions before and after earthquake are compared in this research work. It is concluded that infrastructure development and building construction during last five years after the earthquake are not fulfilling the sustainability requirement. Proper waste handing, recycling of materials, promotion of indigenous building materials and awareness among the local dwellers may help to improve the sustainability and environmental conditions in the study area. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Kashmir en_US
dc.subject 8th October earthquake en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure damages en_US
dc.title Drastic impacts of 8th October earthquake in Kashmir and role of sustainable development en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE-2010) en_US Kandy en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 184-189 pp. en_US

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