Disaster risk reduction

Disasters around the world are becoming more frequent, diverse, complex and extremely challenging, causing millions of casualties and affecting both human development and available resources. Consequently, the present study addresses a multi-objective location, inventory and multi-scale routing (2E-LIRP) problem, which supports comprehensive decision making, so that the logistics network designer and manager can obtain adequate strategic planning in the face of uncertainty and the negative impact that an adverse event can generate.
Elsevier, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Volume 143, January 2021
The refugee crisis is one of the major challenges of modern society. The influxes of refugees are usually sudden and the refugees are in sheer need of services such as health care, education and safety. Planning public services under an imminent humanitarian crisis requires simultaneous strategic and operational decisions. Inspired by a real-world problem that Red Crescent is facing in Southeast Turkey, we study the problem of locating refugee camps and planning transportation of public service providers from their institutions to the located camps.
Wildland firefighters work on wildfire incidents all over the United States and perform arduous work under extreme work conditions, including exposure to smoke. Wildland fire smoke is a mixture of hazardous air pollutants. For assessing wildland firefighter exposure to smoke, most studies measured carbon monoixde (CO) and particulate matter and reported changes in lung health by measured lung function, airway responsiveness, and respiratory symptoms across individual work shifts and single fire seasons.
Elsevier,

D. Sugawara, Chapter 10 - Lessons from the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami: implications for Paleotsunami research, Editor(s): Tsunemasa Shiki, Yoshinobu Tsuji, Teiji Yamazaki, Futoshi Nanayama, Tsunamiites (Second Edition), Elsevier, 2021, Pages 155-181, ISBN 9780128239391,

In response to the extensive loss of life and property caused by the Tohoku-oki tsunami, as well as the fact that geological precursor evidence has not been effectively used in disaster management programs, the importance of tsunami deposit research has gained significant attention with the expectation that it will provide reliable information on the recurrence interval and size of devastating tsunamis. This book chapter advances SDGs 11 and 15.
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Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems, 2021, Pages 1-24

This book chapter advances SDGs 9, 11, and 13 by providing a general introduction to climate change adaptation for transportation systems and a set of guiding principles for the planning and implementation of adaptation programs.
"Before the lockdown, the lessons were the only time of day many of the women left the house." Advancing SDGs 1, 3 and 5, this article looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the women in Iraq supported by NGO Women for Women International.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 7 and 13, this article explores the serious threat posed by climate change to global public health.
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Introduction to Emergency Management (Seventh Edition), 2020, Pages 349-401

This chapter supports SDGs 3 and 16 by describing disaster management in the international context and introduces the community of international disaster management stakeholders (which includes governmental agencies, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and financial institutions) that support the preparedness for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from disaster events.
Approximately 1 billion people currently live in informal settlements, primarily in urban areas in low- and middle-income countries. Informal settlements are defined by poor-quality houses or shacks built outside formal laws and regulations. Most informal settlements lack piped water or adequate provision for sanitation, drainage, and public services. Many are on dangerous sites because their inhabitants have a higher chance of avoiding eviction. This paper considers how to build resilience to the impacts of climate change in informal settlements.
Advancing SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this XpertHR blog post discusses the steps an employer can take to prepare for a hurricane, protect employees, and keep the business running in the event of a storm.

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