The Role of FM in Disaster Resilience: Integrating the Sendai Framework into Disaster Risk Management

Jones, Keith and Bartolucci, Andrea and Hiscock, Katie (2017) The Role of FM in Disaster Resilience: Integrating the Sendai Framework into Disaster Risk Management. In: 16th Research Symposium, European Facility Management Conference (EFMC 2017), 25-28 April 2017, Madrid, Spain.

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As future cities become larger and ever more densely populated the impacts that natural and manmade disasters (e.g. flood, heatwave, earthquakes etc.) have on the resilience of city communities will become more extreme. The Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction was adopted by the UN in 2015 as the global framework through which stakeholders involved in managing pre and post disaster planning can seek to reduce the impact of such events on communities. However, whilst the Framework provides general guidance and identifies 4 priority areas for action (understand the disaster risk, strengthen disaster governance to manage risk, invest in disaster risk reduction to improve resilience, enhance disaster preparedness and build-back-better) it doesn’t provide any practical tools to allow stakeholders to address these areas. This paper presents a theoretical mapping between the Sendai Framework and Built Asset Management strategies through which pre-event mitigation and post-event disaster recovery plans can be developed and integrated in business continuity planning. The paper outlines a Resilience Assessment and Improvement Framework that will be used in the EU H2020 LIQUEFACT project. Once validated through the LIQUEFACT project the Resilience Assessment and Improvement Framework will allow Facilities Managers in both public and private sector organisations to evaluate their exposure to a range of natural and manmade disaster events and to assess the potential of a range of mitigation and adaptation techniques to reduce their vulnerability and/or improve their resilience to a disaster event. This in turn will aid community resilience and enhance speed of recovery.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Disaster Management, Sendai Framework, Community Resilience, Contingency Planning, Built Asset Management
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Keith Jones
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 16:11
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:11

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