emergency management Articles

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • White Paper: Energy Superhighway Will Be Crucial to Successful Delivery and Management of Energy Services

    Rrecent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway. Over the last decade, with the advent of smart grid technology, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Mapping an emergency management network

    We present a web-based method for mapping various relations between agents that have been involved in an emergency response operation. The method is based on combining a web-questionnaire with telephone interviews and it provides an efficient way of collecting large amount of information concerning the agents. By using the resulting network of agents, it is possible to perform various network ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emergency management and ethics

    Though ethics underlie emergency management in important ways, they have received insufficient attention in the mainstream academic and professional literature. This has led to the problem of people being insufficiently addressed as beings of moral worth in disasters, in spite of the overall claim that the responses are for their benefit. In the emergency field they can instead be treated as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address environmental concerns have broadened our expectations of what water and waste water treatment should deliver. This report considers three pieces of EU ...

  • An Australian innovation in emergency risk management

    A 1997/98 risk management study in flood-prone areas of central western Queensland was the first practical application of national emergency risk management guidelines based on the Australian/New Zealand risk management standard [1]. The paper reports on the study, its outcomes and its implications for future comprehensive and integrated emergency risk management programmes.Keywords: Australia, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GPR goes underground: Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) either robotically or by manned entry to reveal wall thickness, delamination, voids, and other conditions that enable more precise determination of pipeline integrity and verifications for trenchless technology rehabilitation. PPR, when applied to pipe-bursting applications, can ...


    By SewerVUE

  • FAST-ACT Chemical hazard containment and neutralization system - Technical Report

    ABSTRACT FAST-ACT is a proprietary formulation of non-toxic high-performance specialty materials effective at neutralizing a wide range of toxic chemicals with the added capability to destroy chemical warfare agents. The FAST-ACT formulation is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and significantly reduces both liquid and vapor hazards. Since the dry powder neutralizes threats upon contact, ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Inter-institutional relationships and emergency management

    'Public disasters', from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill to the 2008 US mortgage meltdown, involved many agencies and institutions, and present new challenges for the design of networks of institutions. In improved networks of institutions: the fox must not guard the henhouse; accountability will be enhanced rather than clouded; remediation is quick, with blame assigned later. This paper highlights ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emerging Technologies for Wastewater Biosolids Management

    This guide will help municipal wastewater treatment system owners and operators find information on emerging biosolids management technologies. Featured technologies can be used to reduce the volume of residuals to be managed, produce stabilized biosolids that can be used to help improve soil fertility and tilth, or promote the recovery of energy from biosolids. Technical and cost data for more ...

  • Emerging Trends and Complexities of Carbon Management

    Managing and reducing corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have emerged as top priorities in moving toward a sustainable future. Industry is starting to respond as both investors and the public become more in tune with the concepts of global warming and global air pollution. The once slow trend to drive corporate GHG reporting is now picking up speed and is no longer viewed as an ...


    By CSA Standards

  • An online social network for emergency management

    Online Social Networking Sites (SNSs) are becoming extremely popular and can be employed in a variety of contexts. They permit the establishment of global relationships that are domain related or can be based on some need shared by the participants. Emergency domain-related websites, each with their own stated mission, are becoming widespread. Can a social network offer a solution to bringing ...


    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

  • Knowledge management systems for emergency management: a situational approach

    Research on the role and relevance of knowledge management systems in support of emergency management continues to grow. Knowledge management (KM) literature aptly suggests that KM systems have the ability to support emergency management. Well–designed and implemented KM systems offer more accurate information/knowledge representation relevant to communication and coordination efforts required ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of emergency operations centres in local government emergency management

    This paper presents exploratory research into how local government emergency operations centres (EOCs) are used during emergency management preparedness activities, through a questionnaire survey of 48 organisations from New Zealand, Canada, and USA. Analysis was framed by defining effective emergency management as a person–environment fit process in which both person (competence, response ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leading causes of fire emergencies managed by Rescue 1122

    Research study on Leading causes of fire emergencies managed by Rescue ...


    By Rescue 1122

  • A look to the future: emerging trends in crisis management

    This article looks to the future by discussing emerging trends in the field of crisis management. The ideas presented are intended to begin a larger discussion on how top management must be future oriented to make sure that crisis planning is not just a once a year or ad hoc activity. The article discusses traditional and emerging trends in the context of crisis management. It also introduces the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of multi-group emergency management with multimedia

    An evaluation of a prototype Multi-Group Operational Risk Management Decision Aid (MGORMDA) in an exercise environment is presented. The exercise follows the scenario of a drill that was conducted at Niagara Mohawk Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Station Unit 2, in New York State. Several incidents were simulated, where the emergency operations room of the plant had to deal with the damage and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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