oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Innovative model to mitigate the impact of disasters



Extracted from text ... Civil Engineering | October 2006 SOUTH AFRICAn scientists and engineers have developed an innovative computer model that will ultimately reduce the impact of disaster and have the ability to be implemented with the objective of saving lives. The model that assists local government in meeting requirements of the Disaster Management Act, introduced in 2002, has the potential to assist in saving local authorities, insurers, the public and the private sector billions of rands in possible storm water and related damage alone. Based on gIS technology and using engineering principles, the development is designed to assess risk and potential disaster involving all ..


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