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Disaster recovery

About: Disaster recovery is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 4491 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 63959 citation(s). The topic is also known as: DR.


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TL;DR: The concept of resilience is reviewed in terms of definitional issues, the role of vulnerability in resilience discourse and its meaning, and the differences between vulnerability and resilience.
Abstract: The intimate connections between disaster recovery by and the resilience of affected communities have become common features of disaster risk reduction programmes since the adoption of The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015. Increasing attention is now paid to the capacity of disaster-affected communities to 'bounce back' or to recover with little or no external assistance following a disaster. This highlights the need for a change in the disaster risk reduction work culture, with stronger emphasis being put on resilience rather than just need or vulnerability. However, varied conceptualisations of resilience pose new philosophical challenges. Yet achieving a consensus on the concept remains a test for disaster research and scholarship. This paper reviews the concept in terms of definitional issues, the role of vulnerability in resilience discourse and its meaning, and the differences between vulnerability and resilience. It concludes with some of the more immediately apparent implications of resilience thinking for the way we view and prepare for disasters.

1,186 citations

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TL;DR: An improvement to conceptual clarity would foster much-needed communication between the natural hazards and the climate change communities and, more importantly, offers greater potential in application, especially when attempting to move away from disaster recovery to hazard prediction, disaster prevention, and preparedness.
Abstract: Resilience is widely seen as a desirable system property in environmental management. This paper explores the concept of resilience to natural hazards, using weather-related hazards in coastal megacities as an example. The paper draws on the wide literature on megacities, coastal hazards, hazard risk reduction strategies, and resilience within environmental management. Some analysts define resilience as a system attribute, whilst others use it as an umbrella concept for a range of system attributes deemed desirable. These umbrella concepts have not been made operational to support planning or management. It is recommended that resilience only be used in a restricted sense to describe specific system attributes concerning (i) the amount of disturbance a system can absorb and still remain within the same state or domain of attraction and (ii) the degree to which the system is capable of self-organisation. The concept of adaptive capacity, which has emerged in the context of climate change, can then be adopted as the umbrella concept, where resilience will be one factor influencing adaptive capacity. This improvement to conceptual clarity would foster much-needed communication between the natural hazards and the climate change communities and, more importantly, offers greater potential in application, especially when attempting to move away from disaster recovery to hazard prediction, disaster prevention, and preparedness.

1,084 citations

Patent
14 May 2003
Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide a method and system for securely managing the storage and retrieval of data Securely managing the storage and retrieval of data may include receiving a first disaster recovery code and acquiring a first password corresponding to the first disaster recovery code A first disaster recovery key may be generated based on the first disaster recovery code and the first password Another aspect of the invention may also include generating the received first disaster recovery code based on said first password and the first disaster recovery key The generated disaster recovery code may be securely stored on at least a portion of a storage device or a removable media Data stored on the storage device may be encrypted using the first generated disaster recovery key Additionally, data read from the storage device may be decrypted using the generated first disaster recovery key

972 citations

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Abstract: Tourism destinations in every corner of the globe face the virtual certainty of experiencing a disaster of one form or another at some point in their history. Despite this, few destinations have properly developed disaster management plans in place to help them cope with such eventualities. Among the reasons for this is the limited amount of systematic research that has been carried out in the field. This paper addresses this problem by drawing on insights from the broader disaster management literature to produce a generic model for analysing and developing tourism disaster management strategies. A set of prerequisites and principles of effective tourism disaster management planning is also provided.

777 citations

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TL;DR: Resilience function captures the effect of the disaster, but also the results of response and recovery, the effects of restoration and preparedness, and becomes an important tool in the decision process for both the policy makers and the engineering professionals.
Abstract: The concepts of disaster resilience and its quantitative evaluation are presented and a unified terminology for a common reference framework is proposed and implemented for evaluation of health care facilities subjected to earthquakes. The evaluation of disaster resilience is based on dimensionless analytical functions related to the variation of functionality during a period of interest, including the losses in the disaster and the recovery path. This evolution in time including recovery differentiates the resilience approach from the other approaches addressing the loss estimation and their momentary effects. The recovery process usually depends on available technical and human resources, societal preparedness, public policies and may take different forms, which can be estimated using simplified recovery functions or using more complex organizational and socio-political models. Losses are described as functions of fragility of systems that are determined using multidimensional performance limit thresholds. The proposed framework is formulated and exemplified for a typical Californian Hospital building using a simplified recovery model, considering direct and indirect losses in its physical system and in the population served by the system. A hospital network is also analyzed to exemplify the resilience framework. Resilience function captures the effect of the disaster, but also the results of response and recovery, the effects of restoration and preparedness. Therefore, such a function becomes an important tool in the decision process for both the policy makers and the engineering professionals.

756 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
20221
2021181
2020211
2019271
2018285
2017282