disaster management Articles

  • Disaster Management

    Disaster Management is a strategic planning and procedure that is administered and employed to protect critical infrastructures (also known as "critical assets") from severe damages when natural or human made calamities and catastrophic even occur. In the United States, Executive Order 13407 is established as policy for the United States to have an effective, reliable, integrated, flexible, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Disaster management plan agriculture

    The municipality Amt Neuhaus spreads out on the right bank of river Elbe. The region is characterized by agriculture, especially grassland farming in conjunction with animal husbandry. The area is low-lying and has a potential flood risk. The floods in 2002, 2006 and 2011 endangered the stability of dykes and therefore the security of people, livestock and material assets. In 2002 the situation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rumours interplay in disaster management

    Rumours affect how rational individuals assess risks, evaluate needs, and make decisions in disaster-affected environments. This paper presents a comprehensive understanding of the role of rumours in disaster management. First we present an objective definition of 'rumour' that is a compound definition including both a message with some degree of false content and a method of transporting the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flood control and disaster management

    Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters (wikipedia). Some of the common techniques used for flood control are installation of rock berms, rock rip-raps, sandbags,  maintaining normal slopes with vegetation or application of soil cements on steeper slopes and construction or expansion of drainage channels. Other methods include ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Disaster management: an ethical review and approach

    There has been a great deal of research devoted to the general topic of disaster response. Not surprisingly, the bulk of this research has been conducted by researchers in the fields of emergency medicine, emergency response, and public policy. While a great deal of useful clinical and applied knowledge has been obtained from these studies, this paper is focused more narrowly on the ethics of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Natural disaster and financial risk management

    This paper explores and discusses the financial issues faced by firms in a natural disaster. It introduces the disaster risk environment and the factors that affect the operations of a firm. The implications of a natural disaster in terms of unsystematic and systematic risks, investment evaluation, strategic investment, and risk and compliance are addressed. It provides a framework to analyse the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An information management system for the emergency management of hurricane disasters

    Access to accurate and comprehensive information for a wide spectrum of topics to support hurricane disaster planning and response is of critical importance to emergency managers. This paper presents the development of IMASH, an Information Management System for Hurricane disasters. IMASH is an intelligent integrated dynamic information management tool, capable of providing comprehensive data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disaster and degradation management: relevance of the concept of flexibility

    This paper attempts to present the case that the concept of flexibility is very relevant to the subject of disaster and degradation management in transportation systems. Fundamentally flexibility concepts provide measures of the ability of a system to maintain satisfactory performance when uncontrollable and often unforeseen events (disasters) occur. Thus they provide a basis for planning, design ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data Mining Disaster

    Computer technology that can mine data from social media during times of natural or other disaster could provide invaluable insights for rescue workers and decision makers, according to an international team writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management. Adam Zagorecki of the Centre for Simulation and Analytics, at Cranfield University, Shrivenham, UK and David Johnson of Missouri ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • After the disaster: the first things that wastewater system managers should do after disasters

    ABSTRACT Hurricane Katrina in 2005 served as a wake-up call for many agencies, including local wastewater systems. That event provided some new lessons in utility disaster preparedness, but primarily provided reminders of previously-known lessons. That event and others have dramatized the potential impact of natural and man-made disasters on utility infrastructure. Wastewater systems have ...

  • Agency coordination and the role of the media in disaster management in Hawaii

    This study utilises survey research to describe and explain the role of the primary agencies, emergency managers and media reporters in agency coordination in disaster preparedness and response in Hawaii. An administrative case study is also utilised, based on an extensive review of Hawaii government documents and interviews with key personnel of the Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disasters Show Importance of Ag Risk Management Tools

    Mother Nature is an unreliable farming partner. Sometimes the weather helps, but too often it also hurts us. And there’s been a lot of hurt lately. Hurricanes have flooded east Texas. They have destroyed about half of the remaining citrus crop, flooded pasture and blown away much of the sugarcane in Florida. They have leveled pecan trees and pine trees in southern Georgia. Meanwhile, ...

  • A comparison and classification framework for disaster information management systems

    A disaster, whether artificial or natural, can overwhelm even the best prepared segment of a society. When not properly managed, the same disaster inflicts far more damage than necessary. At the core of disaster management lie the monumental tasks of collecting, distributing, processing, and presenting disaster-related data. Although many products and proposals claim to accomplish these critical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Planning for disaster recovery

    Q: When is a business disaster not a complete disaster? A: When you have a disaster recovery system in place, of course. The dictionary defines disaster as “an occurrence that causes great distress or destruction”. Any business can be affected by natural disasters, like recent weather patterns, contrived disasters such as the credit crunch, or even physical disasters like the loss of your ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • A disaster response management system based on the control systems technology

    A networked Critical Infrastructure (CI) system performs functions critical to national economy and security. It is a complex system in the sense of a social-technical system with time-varying boundary and topology, and there are dynamic, uncertain and stochastic factors throughout a whole disaster management process. In this paper, we first present a study aimed at developing a general ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Data mining and machine learning in the context of disaster and crisis management

    Disaster and crisis situations are characterised by high dynamics and complexity with human lives and substantial environmental and economic consequences at stake. The advances in information technology have had a profound impact on disaster management by making unprecedented volumes of data available to the decision makers. This has resulted in new challenges related to the effective management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regional health authorities, disaster management, and geomatics: opportunities and barriers

    As society becomes increasingly urbanised the relationship between the built environment and risk also becomes increasingly complex. Disaster management and public health professionals are employing technology as tools to assist them with understanding these complexities. Specifically, geomatics technology is connecting the power of spatial analysis with the efficiency of database management. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Crowder-Gulf Disaster Debris Management Responds to Hurricanes’ Havoc

    Untitled Document Bonnie...Charley...Frances...Ivan. If the state of Florida could be compared to a fictional prize fighter. It would ...


    By Diamond Z

  • An overview on the use of satellite communications for disaster management and emergency response

    In disaster situations, communication is vital to organise and coordinate Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. In some disasters it may not be possible to use the existing terrestrial communication network due to damaged infrastructure, broken cables and/or energy sources, overload on the network, or non–existing communication network. To overcome the damaged/congested network problem and support ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disaster resilience and self-organisation: urban development and management perspective

    This paper is based on assessment of resilience in four domains viz. technical, economic, social and organisational; and its relation with self-organisation of communities leading to a paradigm shift in disaster research. Tendency for the development of different modes for self-organisation of the communities is much sought after virtue, after an event of disruption. How much disaster policies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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