Dynamic Response Recovery Tool for Roading Organisations
Natural and man made disasters have been increasely affecting societies world wide. Damage range from deaths to business disruptions and can impact regional and local development at different scales. In this respect, response needs to be quickly and effectively deployed in order to reduce life and economic losses. The complex environment of disaster management can overwhelm organisations and decision-makers; therefore, generate poor response and resource usage. General recommendations and optimum resource deployment strategies can facilitate decision-making and ultimately reduce social / economic impacts. Hence, a decision support system, namely Dynamic Response Recovery Tool, is proposed in this paper according to a number of findings gathered from previous experiences in observing emergency exercises and performing game simulations as well as a logistics conceptualization of physical resource deployment during disaster situations. The proposed system is to be assessed in future research endeavours using a specific method in order to confirm its efficiency and applicability in real scenarios as well as to identify design shortcomings before an operational version can be developed and deployed for roading organisations.