This book describes in detail disaster management principles with applications through software and early warning systems. The aim is to introduce the concept of advanced technology for disaster management. Hence, it starts with a basic introduction and the types of disasters this technology will address. It then examines these functions by taking into account various factors vulnerable to disaster losses. Finally, the results are discussed with the aid of software: OPNET and SAHANA Disaster Management Tool. The application of sensor systems to manage a disaster is also extensively discussed.


  • Introduces the concept of disaster management from the perspective of application of advanced technologies for disaster management
  • Provides an overview of applied electronics for disaster applications
  • Examines the role of efficient and robust Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems for reduction of response time and for augmenting meaningful usage of resources during the disaster management phases of relief, response, recovery and rehabilitation

chapter 1|5 pages


chapter 3|12 pages

Disaster Engineering Computer Tools

chapter 4|10 pages

Early Warning System

A Use Case Scenario

chapter 5|21 pages

Early Warning System Architecture

chapter 8|4 pages

Conclusion and Future Directions