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Gap assessment towards strengthening early warning systems

Rishiraj Dutta (Space Application Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and The Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand)
Senaka Basnayake (Climate Resilience Department, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand)

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

ISSN: 1759-5908

Article publication date: 9 April 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to focus on the gap assessment carried out in the existing early warning systems (EWSs) in Southeast Asia as a means to address such gaps in terms of communication and information dissemination.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper was based on the surveys conducted in some of the Southeast Asian countries through interviews, group discussions and consultation to get an understanding about people’s knowledge towards EWSs and their awareness towards warning information.

Findings

The conclusions showed that there exist gaps in the existing systems which need to be strengthened to increase its efficiency for providing reliable, timely and accurate information.

Research limitations/implications

Limitation of finding more references to support the work.

Originality/value

This paper is based on the gap assessment carried out in different countries of Southeast Asia for strengthening EWSs. This paper is the original research and has never been published in any other journal.

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Citation

Dutta, R. and Basnayake, S. (2018), "Gap assessment towards strengthening early warning systems", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 198-215. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2016-0051

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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