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Gonçalo De Jesus, Anabela Oliveira, Maria A. Santos, & João Palha-Fernandes. (2010). Development of a dam-break flood emergency information system. In C. Zobel B. T. S. French (Ed.), ISCRAM 2010 – 7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Defining Crisis Management 3.0, Proceedings. Seattle, WA: Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.
Abstract: This paper presents a new information system, SAGE-B, structured to support all fundamental data related to dams and the elements associated to an emergency in case of a dam-break flood. Data such as information about the population located in the areas at risk or the vehicles available for rescue that are located in the areas impacted by the predicted flood are always changing. In order to support an effective update of the required information for emergency management, an emergency information system was conceived and proposed. This paper describes the motivation for this research and the basic requirements from an emergency management perspective. The platform has a modular architecture, developed in open and free technologies, which allows a continuous development and improvement. Examples of future developments include a multichannel emergency warning system, flood wave real-time forecast and dam-breaching real-time monitoring models.
Keywords: Civil defense; Dams; Disasters; Floods; Population statistics; Risk management; Continuous development; Emergency information; Emergency management; Emergency planning; Emergency preparedness; Modular architectures; Real time monitoring; Real-time forecasts; Information systems