Journal article

A syncretic approach towards a meta-integrative platform for effective disaster management

S Venkatesan, A Rajabifard, NTK Lam, EF Gad, HM Goldsworthy, G Griffin

International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering | Published : 2014

Abstract

Disaster management is widely recognised as a complex task. Despite well-established techniques, each disaster continues to frustrate the government and the community. A number of issues and challenges have been reported in the literature following a disaster. These include: a lack of awareness, authoritative support and direction, preparation and planning; ineffective response, ineffective communications and miscommunications, inadequate recovery and policy vacuum besides many other factors. Developing effective disaster management strategies to combat the known issues should also consider emerging drivers of change such as globalisation, climate change, and technological development, socia..

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