Questions related to Disaster Management
Dear researcher, practitioner in aviation and airports,
With changing climate conditions and major weather events, resilience has taken a new dimension. Airports must now build greater flexibility into their operations and maintenance to meet challenges posed by natural disasters. Moreover, long-term investments in airports must address the current and future risks, including those emanating from climate and disaster-related hazards.
The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) Survey on the Disaster Resilience of Airports* seeks to take stock of airport practices, risk management across regions and hazards to eventually derive a set of recommendations that can be adopted by existing and future airport stakeholders, such as airport authorities, governments, airport operators, investors, designers, engineers, etc.
The survey’s goals are to:
- Understand airport’s current perception of and exposure to disaster events
- Map out the organizational, infrastructure and operating elements influencing the airport’s resilience
- Gain insight into the airport’s expectations and adaptation to face the next 20 to 50 years
All data gathered through this survey will be kept confidential and only be used in aggregate form. The results of this study will be made available to participating airports.
Thank you for participating in this survey!
*)The survey is being conducted on behalf of CDRI, by NACO and InterVISTAS, two subsidiaries of Royal HaskoningDHV.
I would like to find out any researches done on the relationship between the COSO Risk Management Framework and Emergency Responses
The sensible choice of gamma, which generates the output values between the “increasive” trends of fuzzy algebraic sums and the “decreasive” effects of fuzzy algebraic products.
But, how can I come to know, which gamma value is suitable for my output?
I'm part of a project creating a public atlas to document and map people's subjective experiences of extreme weather events. I've included information and a link to a short survey below. Feel free to fill this out yourself, and/or forward to your networks via email, social media, etc. Thanks!
Extreme Weather Events Survey
Ecologies of Harm: Mapping Contexts of Vulnerability in the Time of Covid-19 The University of British Columbia
This is a digital commons project intended to provide equitable access to knowledge.
COVID-19 presents the potential for people and groups to become exposed to harm in new ways. To see the overlapping ways in which these harms may be occurring, we’ve designed a survey for experiences of extreme weather events that are affecting people across the world.
This is a citizen / community observation survey, open to anyone 18 years of age and older who wishes to contribute. Your descriptions will upload directly to an interactive map of the world that is publicly accessible on this website: https://blogs.ubc.ca/ecologiesofharmproject
Your participation is entirely voluntary, and you do not have to answer every question. If you do wish to participate, you do not need to record your name. You may contribute as many observations as you like!
Please share widely, and keep in mind that re-posting, “liking,” or “following,” will be visible to others on public network platforms.
Link to survey: https://arcg.is/fvO4G0
Project Email: Anth.CovidVulnerabilityMap@ubc.ca
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leslie Robertson
We know whole world is facing corona attack with around 1.5 lakhs death. I pray almighty to rest their sole in peace. Indeed its painful that the entire disaster managing committee,medical authorities and others for their sacrifice to save affected humans. On the other side many agencies has reported significant improvement in environment such as reduction in pollution,cleaning of rivers,reduction in noise levels etc. Another astonishing development is many animals are seen on the streets of various cities.Birds are singing on the tress. Dolphins and tortoise are seen on the cost. Whales are appearing near costs. After 1920 world has never became Eco friendly. My question is whether it is bliss for human? And can we maintain similar conditions keeping our pace of economic growth?
Media plays a very important role in every stage of disaster management. How can media involve itself or what is the the role that media can play to reduce the disaster risk.
In the remote sensing application to a volcanic activity wherein, the objective is to determine the temperature, which portion (more specifically the range) of the EM spectrum can detect the electromagnetic emissions of hot volcanic surfaces (which are a function of the temperature and emissivity of the surface and can achieve temperature as high as 1000°C)? Why?
We are aware of the advantages and limitations of both Satellite-based Remote Sensing and Aerial Photogrammetry. However, when we are analyzing the land-use land cover (LULC) changes induced as a result of a natural disaster, such as forest-fire, floods, etc., which method, according to your experience, will be more significant than other to conduct the aforesaid analysis? Why?
Should we worry more about these Super-Volcanoes like Krakatoa and Yellowstone?
Potential for harm and disaster? Move populations away from the local area?
We sit and wait for disasters- why no forward planning and strategy for mitigating manoeuvres ?
We know enough to identify high-risk areas- why no action?
Our inaction is very disturbing. We are sitting ducks for disaster. Our leaders are not leading. The priorities are wrong.
The warning bells are ringing, but no one is listening
I'm a professional software developer and I'm doing my MSc in Disaster Management. I have to do some research related work for my MSc but unfortunately I'm not much of a research guy. But I can do magic with code and I'd like to build a software for my MSc project. I'm not even sure if this is the right place to ask this question.
Now I need help from you if there is any tool/software you think could help you.
- maybe you do some mathematical calculation/graph using some software manually, but you could use a software where you could do that automatically.
- You need a tool that has a huge price on it, but you could use a free/opensource software for it.
- You have some equations to solve, but manually doing them will take hours if not days. You could use a software that takes your data, do some magic and you get the result you want.
I hope you get the idea. I've talked one of my friend who is a research geek and he told me it could be a nice project for me, he's trying to help me but I could use help from you guys. I'd appreciate if you could provide me equations/formula, sample input and output. Or point me the name of equation/task so I can do some google and find it myself.
Thanks for your time.
I'm a research student working on my research on disaster awareness.
I want to know how much researchers support the idea of using digital video survey and interviews for the research thesis.
The scope of emergency and disaster management systems should be redefined.
Public transport and fleet management pandemics must be inclusive.
Logistic management and Intelligent Logistic strategies must be inclusive.
Factors and priorities affecting public transportation should be arranged according to the pandemic.
All legislation required in the above articles should be rearranged according to the pandemic.
The complex issue of disaster risk management seems to be more complecated even in underdevelopping countries, like Iran, Turkey and Pakistan. The buget to be allocated is limited and the human resources is not normally enough or not equaly avaliable for all needed domains and areas.
This is a major regional-international issue to be discussed and studies for such countries, specially for the most important disaster issue suchas Earthquakes, Floods, Drought, Land Subsidence, Climate Change and Global Warming.
I have some preliminary ideas to be discussed for this simple question. The major items to be focused in order to prevent more casualties in major earthquakes, floods and drought, over the last two decades in Iran are:
• Disaster risk management at national and local government levels. • Integrated disaster management, technical systems, implementation, processes, and products. • Improvement of resilient communities (national, regional, and local). • Disaster management in hospitals and health systems.
Are you part of a community-led organization that advocates for racialized communities?
Are you part of a coalition that is advocating for change?
Bringing people together or running a campaign to raise awareness of racism?
Forest fire is major concern all over the globe but in Hill states of Uttrakhand in India it is repetitive as annually and becoming uncontrollable over the years with rising temperature. Though in recent years we have advanced in technology for fire forecasting, fire danger rating system, monitoring mechanism and fire fighting equipment but on grounds it seems very less applicable or not reached. The old practice of community manged fire control system in uttarakhnad hills collapsed due to migration of local folks and also shortage of field forest staff. Why its not under control? Is our planning and execution is failed during these crucial months of Feb 15 to June 15 which is the main time of forest fire ? Are we ill prepared or lack of awareness? Is locals deliberately engaged in fire not only for after rain good grass cover but also to scare wild animals which now there main enemy? Is blaming chir forest is only the reason or need to think beyond it? This year till now 1300 ha. forest is gutted in fire in 60% districts of Uttarakhnad and more is expected with losses of cores of rupees besides losses ecological diversity. Please suggest possible options by government can form the "state forest fire control policy " which not adequately represented in forest policy as well as disaster management policy.
I have searched much, but could not find any recent paper (2015-2020) on the applications of Geographical Information Systems for disaster management / post disaster operations.
Thank you in advance.
Climate change disaster is a great amplifier of health inequities. It is already affecting and will continue to affect vulnerable populations’ health and well-being like migrants, both in Canada and internationally. We are conducting a critical scoping review to explore work that has been done to examine and address the needs, challenges, experiences, and health outcomes of immigrant populations. Your critical reflections and suggestion will be helpful.
Call for speakers/submissions for the online Global Animal Disaster Management Conference (February 2021) now open. This event will bring together world leading experts on animal disaster management through a free to present and view series of talks with the option for presenters to publish with AJEM too in a special edition. We already have some amazing world experts presenting! Join us! #gadmconf #emergencymanagement www.animalevac.nz/gadmc
In the disaster management literature, it is suggested that there is a relationship between disaster-related deaths and the democracy level of countries. According to this view, disaster-related deaths decrease as the level of democracy increases. But COVID-19 contradicts this view. Although the crisis is first seen in countries with low democracy level such as China and Iran, it affects European countries with high democracy level. What do you think about this?
It is important for me that in what ways understanding of crisis leads to do some actions.
I want to know if coronaviruses are considered as fixed variable entered in every country, can level of resiliency of that country be determined by the number of infected and dead people? Furthermore, can this kind of assessment be reliable for other crises such as climate change and global warming-related disasters?
We researcher have predicted and wrote in our writings but authority did not take any remedial action for safe the coastal population by developing embankment/bank in coastal belt of Bangladesh. Finally it has happened that suspected to be happened!
See the links-
A lot of attention (research) is nowadays paid to the child-oriented DRR approaches, but adults will need to act now and the level of their preparedness is rather low. How we can enhance it? How we can educate them and motivate them to learn about DRR? ... in Europe conditions.
A new concept has evolved almost every decade over the last 6 decades such as relief/response operations, community based disaster preparedness (CBDP), community based disaster management (CBDM), community based disaster risk management (CBDRM), community based risk reduction/management (CBDRR/M), community led disaster risk reudction/management, and community resilience. What might replace 'community resilience' in the coming decade?
Does your institution offer training in conducting research in disaster or conflict settings? Does your institution have a specific protocol for fieldwork in disaster or conflict settings? We are interested in learning about experience in this realm such as (1) specific prerequisites as part of ethics board clearance; (2) training modules; (3) adaptation of ethics board review specifically for humanities and social science fieldwork. Any inputs and/or links to established practices, those under consideration, or any alternatives. Thanks.
Looking to the environmental emergencies - coronavirus pandamic impact on business, economics and corporate systems, it is not being discussed for businesses to have a framework for disaster management plan. Following are the points seeking your valuable inputs and suggestions:
Should Disaster Management Plan be imperative for businesses?
What should be the basic principles to be followed?
What type of environmental emergencies to be covered in the plan?
How can this issue be integrated with the business and management education?
A recent study in Pakistan has proved that the integration of various sectors i.e. organizational development, health and disaster management does accelerate the pace of strengthening community resilience (https://www.henrystewartpublications.com/jbcep/v11). The results show that the following initial benefits of sectoral integration could be achieved:
• less fatigue/time-consuming for communities;
• optimum utilisation of resources;
• minimum human resources for maximum outputs;
• cost sharing;
• community involvement;
• easy planning;
• harmonisation of various tools;
• shared ownership;
• cost effective;
• avoids duplication of resources;
• sustainable in terms of local management, ownership and adoption by local communities;
• addresses root causes of vulnerabilities associated with all sectors, and many more.
I have the following queries:
1. Are there any similar findings of sectoral integration in other countries or regions?
2. If yes, why do we need to implement sectoral programs in standalone for strengthening community resilience?
This should help in collecting the data from people living around possible calamity zones and also have terms of psychological perspectives or circumstances of individuals.
I am working related to disaster management in IT field. How artificial intelligence used in disaster response related to information technology .
Suggest some topics or works related to disaster management
Looking at the current situation of flooding around the world, what we should focus on in our researches in flood risk management? How can we mitigate the risk of flooding? What could be the research topics to work on for better flood risk mitigation/management and disaster risk reduction?
I’m about to complete a new typology and so have done fairly extensive literature searches, but wanted to check if there are any unpublished/unreferenced ones out there. I’d welcome any suggestions and I can check I’ve already got them
Specifically we are looking at FOREIGN military Civ-mil, so not a relationship between a government and its own military.
We are also especially interested in (but not limited to) the healthcare arena.
Thanks in in advance for any pointers.
I am working on modelling the social dynamics and human responses during flash floods and forecasting the socio-economic impacts of flash floods.
Could you please share any relevant scientific papers/reports or any other related resources?
you can also help me with the examples of topics related to disaster risk reduction or disaster management.
Please provide reference models and frameworks for agent-based modeling being used in social dynamics during disaster emergencies.
Resilience is the resistance to the disaster. The infrastructures will serve for long time due to resilient measures.
Most of the people think Pyramids are Tombs of Pharaoh. If we look at the plan considerations in those giant pyramids we will see very good similarities with modern doomsday bunkers.
Saving humanity, saving civilization (documentation for future generation), monitoring outside environment, support a new start, etc.
What do you think?
im interested in environmental subjects . so i would like to do my research in that stream. also my hometown is facing the difficulty of floods in rainy seasons. so though that also i have the capability to do a research. but i need more specific and interesting topic to move on. your ideas are kindly acceptable. thank you!!!
I am wondering if anyone happens to know of a case study that demonstrates a failed community resilience project, that specifically failed through a lack of regard for local knowledge or culture. Thus demonstrating the significance of local knowledge and culture to be incorporated in to resilience building projects.
I am working on a project that includes educating nurses on disaster management and I would like permission to use a scale that has been previously tested.
Disaster is a global phenomena. My question is disaster related. Suppose, I want to write an article about disaster emergency management plan of an specific school or college. Will it be effective? Or I should write without specification?
Please, give me your valuable suggestion.
When accounting for uncertainty in demand for humanitarian logistics planning, one of the most common ways is to use stochastic optimization approach in which the demand is generally assumed to follow a certain distribution (usually normal or uniform).
My question here is, how to identify these distributions when there is no historical data (as is the case in most disasters)?
I'm working on a paper and would like to have some suggestions on literature related to climate change and it impacts on urban planning (SD model).
By bottom up approach i mean starting the preparedness activity from the root level by consulting with the most vulnerable groups, the drawbacks they face from existing management.
flood hazard mapping studies are important in disaster management. I would like to know whether the absence or inadequacy of study or non-utilization of research results played major role in impaired flood hazard warnings especially in the wake of recent kerala floods.
I have conducted a survey at 10 different cities on "What is their thought about disaster management system ... ...". Now i want to represent them in a paper . My paper is about the peoples reaction about disaster management system (This is not the title )
**Constructive criticism about the idea will be highly appreciated**
Though the Housing Resettlement implemented after disasters for the refugees and high risk zones residents, the pay back or the return of the investment is not enough to recover the required benefit or, either residents can not re-sell the property to its actual cost.
What would be the reasons for the value degradation of these types of properties?
What would be the appropriate suggestions to design/construct these settlements in a way maximizing its ROI?
Riversare a lifeline of millions in every part of world wether it is India, Bangladesh or Netherland. The flood delivers rich and vital nutrients to the river valley between the foothills and plain areas. Almost every country had adopted River embankments as a flood management strategy. in India these embankments have afforded some form of flood protection to the rural and urban dwellers and villages have mushroomed around the embankments, such as this village school. But they are also susceptible to breaches. so the questions and concerns is: what impacts do embankments have on river dynamics? Do embankments reduce perceived flood risk?
I am working on a project and I would like to have some recommendations on the following issues:
- How can the smart devices and applications be used for disaster response?
- How these technologies can be used for indoor and outdoor navigation for mass crowd evacuation and rescue?
- How can navigation methods or system that utilize geographic information or building information modeling (BIM) help for mass crowd evacuation and rescue?
- What are the dependability and safety issues of disaster response systems?
Any recommendation (your views, research papers, books etc.) would be highly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
I am a student of Masters Disaster management. I am to submit my thesis on the 5th of Dec. I got some comments already from my supervisor which I am currently working on. I would appreciate more comments please. Thank you
Terminal equipment should be capable of video/voice/data communications, preferably if it can act as GIS terminal too.
What may be the curriculum on disaster risk management in an management (MBA) programme? looking to latest developments in area of DRR and CCA. I am working on proposing a specialization/elective course on disaster management in the business/management schools, and am looking for inputs, examples, ideas. How does it balance between disaster risk reduction/resilience and emergency management, and incorporate public policy, community and sustainable development issues, from business/management point of view. I would be highly grateful for the inputs.
The case study does not have to be about paramedicine. Just looking for a good example to use.
I face the following issue when I try to import the ASTER GDEM data (ascii format) in the Flow-R environment (http://www.flow-r.org/home):
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I would like to generate the susceptibilty map for Mount Sinabung, Indonesia. Attached file is the ASTER GDEM data (ascii format) of my study area.
Can anyone help me? Any technical assistance is appreciated.
Working on a social media project to classify the tweets during a natural disaster into one of the many phases : mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery. To train the classifiers to classify tweets into these categories, is there any available dataset that i could use ? Doing it manually is very tedious and am working alone, thus the most uphill task for me at the moment.
I am currently looking at the flood in Chennai from December 2015. My focus will be on the illegal settlements and contructions in the former marshlands. Has anyone a good recommendation of an article about the process of building something in India and which institutions are involved in this? It is diffiecult to figure out which are the main players in this game.
The Sendai Framework identifies the academia, civil society, businesses and media as key actors besides the governments in disaster risk reduction (DRR). All these actors need to work in unison for effective DRR; the local government is expected to take a lead and form partnerships with and between different actors.
In this context, I am looking for cases where these partnerships have been formed, role played by different stakeholders, etc.
Modern societies are increasingly concerned in preventing risks that can cause unsafe events. There are even strategies that proclaim a risk-free environment by adapting a 'Zero Accident Vision'. My question is: are we, as modern societies, more capable of protecting and securing ourselves from harm and unsafe events than before, say, the 1960's? Or are we simply substituting old risks for new ones?
If there are papers available that address this question I would really like to know more about them.
I have students who have difficulty bringing in samples from the field for lab testing to check if soil is expansive or not. They need an expansive soil for their experiment. Can anyone suggest a better method? An on-field test?
I am working in the field of landslides along a ghat road section with 70 hairpin bends. Need suggestions, how can I relate the road density with landslide occurrences.
Are there any techniques design to tackle complication that may arise from non-communicable (chronic) diseases during and after a disaster?
If yes, have this been able to change the pattern of morbidity and mortality resulting from chronic diseases like diabetes during or after a disaster?
What are the current pattern of NCDs mortality and morbidity during and after disasters?
Is self efficacy a hindrance to the mitigation, preparedness, awareness of disasters in both developed and developing countries, if so, how and why? what are the impacts? if not so, why and how not so?
We at our institution have developed a protocol to deal with terror attacks . Now how can i confirm scientifically that my protocol has actually improved the outcome of the incident in term of mortality and morbidity owing to better patient disaster management plan ?
International studies just describe an event and then discuss the outcomes - no set protocols yet!!