This book describes in detail disaster management principles with applications through software and early warning systems. The aim is to introduce the concept of advanced technology for disaster management. Hence, it starts with a basic introduction and the types of disasters this technology will address. It then examines these functions by taking into account various factors vulnerable to disaster losses. Finally, the results are discussed with the aid of software: OPNET and SAHANA Disaster Management Tool. The application of sensor systems to manage a disaster is also extensively discussed.
- Introduces the concept of disaster management from the perspective of application of advanced technologies for disaster management
- Provides an overview of applied electronics for disaster applications
- Examines the role of efficient and robust Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems for reduction of response time and for augmenting meaningful usage of resources during the disaster management phases of relief, response, recovery and rehabilitation
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Disaster Management and Early Warning Systems. 3. Disaster Engineering Computer Tools. 4. Early Warning System: A Use Case Scenario. 5. Early Warning System Architecture. 6. Modelling and Simulation of a Civionics Multihazard Early Warning System. 7. Multihazard Disaster Engineering during the Response Phase. 8. Conclusion and Future Directions.
Sayed Hyder Abbas Musavi, Dr Engr, is Dean of Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at Indus University in Karachi. He has 27 years of teaching and research experience. Previously, he was engaged as Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Hamdard University in Karachi. In past he has served as Professor and Principal at Petroman - an Institute of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Government of Pakistan at its various campuses for more than 10 years and had also remained Executive District Officer IT.
"This book is for those interested in the technical aspects of the various systems under discussion—those just starting to gain knowledge in this area of emergency planning and management, those interested in learning about the technology, and the experienced technical emergency planner wishing to enhance his or her knowledge. This book is heavily referenced, packed with details on the various systems presented, and—despite its technical nature—easy to read."
Glen Kitteringham, ASIS Security Management, USA