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Developing A Framework To Enhance Early Warning Response Capabilities Of Disaster Resilience In The UAE

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN150121

Volume

150

Pages

7

Page Range

127 - 133

Published

2015

Size

274 kb

Author(s)

A. Al Hmoudi, Z. Aziz

Abstract

Early warning systems (EWSs) are a major element of disaster reduction. They provide resilience to natural hazards; protect economic assets and development gains. The main objective of this paper is to identify and study seven countries highlighted by the United Nations as effective, with a detailed focus on Japan, the United States and Germany, in order to develop an early warning system for the United Arab Emirates and benefit from the experiences of those countries. The research will take into account the culture of UAE society and the multiplicity of communities, as well as the socio-economic and political environment, which can emerge from the experience of the researcher in the environment in which they live. In order to ensure the effectiveness of the system before it is applied, the study will examine the current situation of the early warning system in the UAE, focusing on the level of cooperation and coordination between the institutions in the UAE community and impacts of future natural disasters.

Keywords

early warning, multi-hazard, practices, preparedness, risk knowledge, designs, sustainability