A critical evaluation of the rational need for an IT management system for flash flood events in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Hijji, Saad Amin, Rahat Iqbal, Wayne Harrop

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the value of creating an information technology (IT) system to assist Saudi Arabia in predicting and preparing the right training capabilities to manage scalable flood events. This paper sets forth the scope of emergency response training capabilities needed to manage low-, medium-, and high-intensity flooding events in Jeddah. With the use of primary data from local responders in Jeddah, the need for an emergency response training capabilities IT system that can be defined as able to map human resource training needs was assessed. This IT system could help decision makers calibrate the right response criteria in the event of scalable flash flooding across Jeddah.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 6th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages209-214
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479952649
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2013
Event2013 6th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 16 Dec 201318 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference2013 6th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering
Abbreviated titleDeSE 2013
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period16/12/1318/12/13

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Keywords

  • IT system for flash flooding management
  • IT/ICT emergency management system
  • Jeddah floods
  • SA civil defense authority
  • Training capabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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Hijji, M., Amin, S., Iqbal, R., & Harrop, W. (2013). A critical evaluation of the rational need for an IT management system for flash flood events in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In Proceedings - 2013 6th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2013 (pp. 209-214). [7041118] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DeSE.2013.45