Book Chapter

A Novel Meta-Integrative Platform for Effective Disaster Management

Srikanth Venkatesan, Abbas Rajabifard, Nelson Lam, Emad Gad, Helen Goldsworthy, Ged Griffin

Recent Challenges and Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering | IGI GLOBAL | Published : 2019


Disaster management is recognized as a complex task. Despite current facilities and advancements, each disaster continues to frustrate the government and the community. Well-known issues include lack of awareness, direction, preparation and planning, response, recovery, and policy vacuum, besides many other factors. Other issues include emerging drivers of change such as globalization, climate change, technology, social construct, global finance, and education. Despite the recognition of such complex issues, the pace of disaster management strategies seems to be inadequate. This is mainly due to the lack of an approach that can integrate the myriad of issues with the roles and responsibiliti..

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