Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience (Lecture Notes in by Anthony Masys

By Anthony Masys

The current paintings will speak about appropriate theoretical frameworks and purposes bearing on allowing resilience in the probability, concern and catastrophe administration area. The contributions to this ebook specialize in resilience considering alongside four wide topics: city area; Cyber area; Organizational/Social area; and Socio-ecological area. This ebook might function a useful reference for classes on possibility, trouble and catastrophe administration, overseas improvement, social innovation and resilience. this can be of specific curiosity to these operating within the hazard, challenge and catastrophe administration area because it will supply precious insights into allowing resilience. This publication should be good located to notify catastrophe administration pros, coverage makers and lecturers on suggestions and views relating to catastrophe resilience.

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To take an extreme example, if you put an untrained person into a control room of a refinery, he or she will have no real chance of controlling the process. To take a less extreme example, if you put people in charge of a job without giving them proper training and instructions, then they are likely to lose control of the situation and to respond in ways that may have serious adverse outcomes [3]. 3 Lack of Time The loss of control of a situation very often happens because of a lack of time. Every dynamic process has certain demand characteristics because the process continues to develop and possibly changes state, even if the organisation does nothing.

When one of their three aircraft in October 2005 suffered a blowout of both left rear tires, it turned out to be impossible to transport the spares due to safety reasons. Because of that flights were cancelled for three days, with disastrous economical consequences for the company. Even if such economic concerns are set aside, unrealistic (optimistic) anticipation may lead to serious problems. This happens, for instance, when the anticipation relies on assumptions that are widely shared but rarely questioned.

In both cases the unexpectedness usually refers to the timing of what happens, in terms of the onset as well as the duration, rather than to the type of event as such. We know that a fuse may blow, that an engine may fail, or that torrential rains may flood an area, but we do not know when it will happen, how serious the consequences will be, or how long it will take before a stable condition has been re-established. The unexpectedness may, of course, E. dk © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 A.

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