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Discuss the role of technology and advancement in Disaster management.

Topic:   Disaster and disaster management

4. Discuss the role of technology and advancement in Disaster management.(250 words)

Why this question:

Technology is being explored with great enthusiasm in solving various problems ranging from transportation to services delivery and industrial production. In this context it is important to analyze how Technology can help in disaster management.

Key demand of the question:

The question wants us to write in detail as to how Technology and innovation can play a role and help us in disaster management.


Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:


Define what constitutes a Disaster.


Discuss the role of technology  in disaster management E.g. technology has proven its merit as a resource for disaster relief and preparedness;

Technology in emergency responder agencies- identify and track populations such as elderly communities or areas with high concentrations of babies and children etc.

help rescue workers identify support resources and plan logistics during emergencies, also facilitates real-time communication during a disaster, and

emergency managers use the technology to forecast how residents will react to crises;

“By seeing how residents move, by gathering data on their experiences, what worked, what did not, and then going back after the emergency is over to study the emergency response and identify weak spots.” etc.

Discuss the utility of latest technologies such as Big data, artificial intelligence etc.


Conclude with way forward.