The Human Dimension of Early Warning. : A viewpoint
Summary, in English
Design/methodology/approach – The study is a viewpoint where theoretical
frameworks for the design of efficient early warning systems are used as backdrop to an extensive review and analysis of secondary data, including scientific papers and newspaper articles.
Findings – The paper presents what an end-to-end warning system means, explores process problems related to perception and communication and concludes with views and recommendations toward more inclusive early warnings.
Originality/value – Research and practice related to early warning systems have traditionally had a strong focus on technological elements whilst the target groups of early warnings (i.e. communities) have received far less attention and resources. This paper focuses on the human dimension of warning systems and uses a real case to exemplify how efficient warning systems not only require a sound scientific and technological basis, but also depend on the awareness, trust and will of the people they aim to protect.
- Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
- Social Sciences
- Other Civil Engineering
- Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
- Early warning
- Risk analysis
- Risk perception
- Risk reduction
- ISSN: 1759-5908