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Inclusive disaster risk management (DRM) for Bertam valley community

Sabri Muda, Rahsidi and Tukiman, Izawati and Mohd Hussain, Mohd Ramzi and Zen, Ismawi (2018) Inclusive disaster risk management (DRM) for Bertam valley community. Planning Malaysia Journal, 16 (2). pp. 345-352. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the inclusiveness of Disaster Risk Management. The study assesses proactive adaptation of Early Warning System (EWS) for Disaster Risk Reduction Program in Bertam Valley. The study aims to identify community preferences as an initiative to improve the effectiveness of the EWS system. In order to sustain the awareness and preparedness of EWS, continuous involvement by the community is necessary to make them resilient. Specific focus is given to Person with Disabilities (PwDs), elderly and children. Therefore, it is vital to understand the efficient methods to alarm PwDs, elderly and children during emergencies occurrence, which will focus on the implementation of types of alarm in EWS with regards to the early warning alarm and emergency notification. The finding from this paper is useful to assist local authorities and emergency responder in the formulation of warning and evacuation procedures to save the PwDs if dam failure is imminent.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3432/66371
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster risk management (DRM); Inclusive; Early warning system (EWS), person with disabilities (PwDs), vulnerable community
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 15:58
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 12:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66371

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