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Author T.L. Van Zyl; C. Parbhoo; Moodley; Cwela; D. Umuhoza; P. Shabangu; A. Vahed
Title IT infrastructure enabling open access for flood risk preparedness in South Africa Type Conference Article
Year 2009 Publication ISCRAM 2009 – 6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Boundary Spanning Initiatives and New Perspectives Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2009
Volume Issue Pages
Keywords Developing countries; Information systems; Open systems; Decision makers; Flood disaster; High-risk areas; Information technology infrastructure; IT infrastructures; Open Access; Sensor web; South Africa; Floods
Abstract The paper focuses on the information technology infrastructure required for the evaluation and monitoring of risk relating to floods in South Africa. It may be argued that in the context of developing countries, flood preparedness is more valuable than the actual response to a flood disaster. The paper looks at this flood preparedness in the context of informal and semi-formal settlements. An information technology infrastructure is proposed that will allow decision makers to be alerted to possible flood high risk areas, and in so doing maximise preparedness.
Address ICT4EO, Meraka Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
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Publisher Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM Place of Publication Gothenburg Editor J. Landgren, S. Jul
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9789163347153 Medium
Track Humanitarian Actions and Operations Expedition Conference 6th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 1048
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