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Disaster Recovery Management Introduction 11 th APAN @ Xi’an China on 27 th August 2007 By Sagarika Wickramasekera Content What is Disaster Management Phenomenon of Natural Disaster in Asia Pacific Region Why we need Disaster Management Disaster Mitigation methods

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disaster recovery management introduction

Disaster Recovery ManagementIntroduction

11th APAN @ Xi’an China on

27th August 2007

By

Sagarika Wickramasekera

content
Content
  • What is Disaster Management
  • Phenomenon of Natural Disaster in Asia Pacific Region
  • Why we need Disaster Management
  • Disaster Mitigation methods
  • Application of Information Technology in Disaster Management
  • Role Of Sahana in Disaster Management

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what is disaster management
What is Disaster Management
  • Discipline dealing with and avoiding risks
  • Involves preparing, supporting, and rebuilding society when natural or manmade disasters occur
  • Continuous process by which all individuals, groups, and communities manage hazards in an effort to avoid or ameliorate the impact of disasters resulting from the hazards

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why we need disaster management
Why We Need Disaster Management
  • For Early Warning
  • To foreseeing future disasters
  • To Take prevention methods on reliable information
  • To prohibit Natural disaster occurrence sources.

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phenomenon of natural disasters
Phenomenon of Natural Disasters
  • Many Developing and Developed countries of Asia Pacific Region are situated in the hazard belts if the world and are subject to
    • Floods
    • Landslides
    • Earthquakes
    • Cyclones
    • Droughts
    • Volcanic eruptions
    • Tsunami
    • Epdemics

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occurrence of disasters
Occurrence of Disasters
  • Cyclones
    • Philippines – 38 % of world total – 30 per year
    • Bangladesh
    • Vietnam
    • Fiji
    • Tonga
    • Solomon Islands
    • Samova

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occurrence of disasters contd
Occurrence of Disasters Contd.

Floods –

  • India
    • Annual floods inundate 40 million hectares
  • Bangladesh
    • One of the most flood prone countries in the region
  • Sri Lanka
    • Seasonal floods
  • China
    • Annual summer floods

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occurrence of disasters contd8
Occurrence of Disasters Contd.
  • Droughts
    • Afghanistan
    • Iran
    • Myanmar
    • Pakistan
    • India
    • Sri Lanka
    • Nepal

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occurrence of disasters contd9
Occurrence of Disasterscontd.
  • Earthquakes
    • 70% of the earthquakes are reported from this zone
      • Japan – Once in every 10 years
      • China- 28th July 1976 caused 240,000 deaths
      • Philippines- Average 5 earthquakes per day
      • India – Pacific ocean seismic zone or Indian ocean seismic Zone.
      • Nepal,
      • Afghanistan,
      • Iran
      • Pacific Islands

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Occurrence of Disasterscontd.
  • Tsunami
    • 1883 disastrous Krakatowa volcanic eruption caused 36,000 deaths
    • 17th August 1976, Moro gulf in Philippines caused 8000 deaths (ESCAP,1995)
    • 26th December, 2004 more than 2 million deaths
    • Japan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Sri Lanka , Thailand etc.. are the some of the badly affected countries in the Asia pacific Region

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disaster mitigation methods
Disaster Mitigation Methods
  • Education
  • Training
  • Development of expertise

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applications of information technology in disaster management
Applications of Information Technology in Disaster Management
  • GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Early Warning Systems
  • Internet (Victims and missing persons tracking through the internet)
  • National data bases

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Role of ‘Sahana’ in

Disaster Management

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