disaster recovery Articles

  • Disaster Recovery

    Disaster Recovery is the process to aid critical infrastructures, people, or nation involved in the disaster and to orderly return back to standard state or operation. In addition,disaster recovery include the following steps: Rebuild resources Counseling adults and children to cope with disasters Ensuring public health and safety Community organizations and educators ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 model and a simulator for disaster recovery

    The level of economic and social cost arising from large scale disasters has become apparent in recent years. One of the conclusions that can be drawn from recent experiences is that both corporations and regulators have difficulty in predicting both the post disaster scenario, and the results of management actions in these scenarios. This paper discusses an approach that could lead to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A framework of business recovery in the aftermath of a disaster

    The issue of business recovery in the aftermath of a disaster has attracted the interest of many pundits. There is a general scarcity of models and frameworks for evaluating organisational recovery efforts. This paper proposes a framework to predict organisation's performance following a disaster. Based on the disaster life cycle, a five concept model is proposed. The cycle consists of three ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Natural Disaster Recovery & Drinking Water

    Clean water is one of the fundamental pillars of modern civilization, and a major priority for local and municipal government.  When disaster – hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes – strikes, one of the first priorities is to rehabilitate water treatment and distribution systems.  Water main and pipe breaks, pressure loss, and backflow can all act to introduce external ...

  • Largest grinder “a perfect fit” for disaster recovery firm

    Bamaco, Inc. finds moving up in size means a lot more than just improved throughputs. The recent devastating ice storms in Kentucky and Arkansas once again raised awareness of nature's power and how helpless we are against it. Events like those, however, also spotlight the valuable role played by companies who come in during the recovery effort to help an area restore some semblance of ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Long term recovery from mega–disasters: regional and business recovery periods, differential vulnerability, and business continuity

    Understanding the underlying variables that contribute to the economic impact of large scale disasters is crucial to mitigating the effects on regions and businesses. However, depending on the approach used - secondary research on regions, using macroeconomic variables, vs. primary, survey–based business research - contradictions exist on the extent and nature of the recovery, and on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Planning for Natural Disaster Debris Guidance

    Each year, natural disasters, such as wildfires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter storms, challenge American communities. The National Science and Technology Council estimates that these disasters cost the United States $52 billion per year in the form of lives lost and property destroyed (2005). Natural disasters have generated large amounts of debris, causing considerable ...

  • Will Your Business Survive After a Disaster?

    Statistics indicate that only 25% of businesses survive after a business disruption. A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) can be an excellent differentiation factor to customers. It assures them that your services and products will be available in the event of a disaster or interruption of operations. Business continuance (sometimes referred to as business continuity) describes the processes and ...

  • Probabilistic resilience for building systems exposed to natural disasters

    Resilience engineering requires understanding a system's capability to anticipate and absorb threats, take actions to reduce their adverse consequences, and develop response and recovery actions for the system to resume its normal operation quickly. A resilience quantification approach is very helpful in disaster risk research for comparing different mitigation strategies, selecting the most ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The importance of heritage preservation in natural disaster situations

    Natural disasters impact on the human-created environment. Affected are both the general built environment as well as those few places that a community cherishes as representing their past achievements, aspirations and tribulations ? their cultural heritage sites. Natural disasters are localised events and have the ability to cause extensive loss and destruction to a community's cultural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Generating biomass fuel from disaster debris

    Natural disasters create massive amounts of vegetative debris, the majority of which is landfilled or open burned. These environmentally harmful practices are the norm partly out of necessity and convenience, with a focus on clearing material as quickly as possible after a disaster - versus finding outlets for the material including mulch, compost and biomass fuel. The biomass fuel market in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Why disaster warning and development go hand in hand

    To engage people in early action we must understand their experience, behaviour and constraints, says disaster policy expert Andrew Collins. Disaster predictions have significant uncertainty that tends to undermine efforts to act on early warnings. In Bangladesh, for example, where there ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Storm Debris Recovery & Processing

    Mobile wood grinding fleet, qualification as a preapproved cleanup contractor and reliable outlets for processed debris are keys to success. The weeklong winter storm that hit the south and East Coast last February was a record-setting event. The state of South Carolina lost 11 percent of its timber, with North Carolina and some East Coast states sustaining similar ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Modelling of cascading effects and efficient response to disaster spreading in complex networks

    In order to assess cascading effects in directed networks, we present a model for the dynamics of failure spreading. The model combines network nodes as active, bistable elements and delayed interactions along directed links. Through simulations, we study the dynamics behaviour of generic sample networks. Besides evaluating the failure cascades, for which we observe a critical threshold for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disaster response: Community mental health service capacity in the USA

    Following a natural disaster such as a major hurricane or flood, the ability of community mental health facilities to respond during the recovery stage of the disaster with adequate resources and capacity to meet community needs is critical to the recovery process. Community mental health agencies have a critical role to play in preparing for and responding to large-scale disasters, such as ...


    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

  • An equity approach to contractor assignment in post-disaster debris disposal operations

    Disaster debris cleanup typically accounts for nearly one-third of the total cost of post-disaster recovery. In the USA, state and local municipalities rely on federal financial assistance administered by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Ineffective decision-making and allocation of resources can severely strain financial resources and cause social and political unrest. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Women, information technology and disaster management: tsunami affected districts of Tamil Nadu

    Women tend to be more affected by natural disasters and are also a key to managing the aftermath of disasters and promoting disaster prevention as shown in this case study of Tamil Nadu in the southern part of India after the 2004 tsunami. Utilising information technology in innovative approaches, a network of 3,500 women's self help groups actively addressed the practical needs of the population ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Promoting Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation - Opportunities for integration

    This paper seeks to highlight the differences and commonalities between ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EBA) and ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) and suggests key integration points at the project level through examining a number of Eco-DRR, EBA and hybrid (Eco-DRR/CCA) projects. A total of 38 (Eco-DRR, EBA and hybrid Eco-DRR/CCA) projects were examined in ...


    By Wetlands International

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