Safety problem: Disasters

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Literature Review: Disasters problem for Safety

This “Ten Problems for Safety in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. machines,
  2. internet,
  3. pandemics,
  4. resources,
  5. financial,
  6. borders,
  7. terrorism,
  8. infrastructures,
  9. disasters,
  10. food.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

9 Disasters

THE PROBLEM — Disasters affect three-quarters of the world, they cause huge losses of life and property every year. Risk prediction of disasters is one of the most effective ways to prevent accidents. A broad range of mitigation measures must be investigated to study recovery processes and outcomes over time.

CASE STUDIES — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

CONCLUSIONS — The use of Information and Communication Technology as a backbone of E-government is an important factor to reduce the damage caused by disasters. The risk analysis of accidents is primarily based on data statistics and research reports. An integrated approach allows for the assessment of the benefits of mitigation measures to one system on other systems. Estimating the risks related to, and the resilience of, the infrastructure is an important task in the decision-making process. Many adverse events cannot be attributed to a single failure or malfunctioning of components: they result from unexpected combinations of various adverse factors. Despite repeated disasters, problems such as inefficient early response and overlapping command systems occur continuously in South Korea. There is a positive contribution to geography education on strengthening student response and preparedness. Willingness to pay for and participate in disaster management and safety activities is mainly explained by trust. Construction disasters are events that seem to be rare when the total number of used and newly built building facilities is taken into consideration. A holistic perspective on the use of information technology throughout all disaster management phases is missing.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Safety in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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