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Extreme weather events and business continuity planning

Jones, K and Ingirige, MJB 2008, Extreme weather events and business continuity planning , in: CIB W70 International Conference in Facilities Management, June 2008, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh .

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Abstract

There is now a broad scientific consensus that the global climate is changing in ways that are likely to have a profound impact on human society and the natural environment over the coming decades. The challenge for Facilities Mangers is to ensure that business continuity plans acknowledge the potential for such events and have contingencies in place to ensure that their organisation can recover from an extreme weather event in a timely fashion. This paper will review current literature/theories pertinent to extreme weather events and business continuity planning; will consider issues of risk; identify the key drivers that need to be considered by Facilities Managers in preparing contingency/disaster recover plans; and identify gaps in knowledge (understanding and toolkits) that need to be addressed. The paper will also briefly outline a 3 year research project underway in the UK to address the issues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; extreme weather events; business continuity planning; disaster recovery planning
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Disaster Resilience
Publisher: http://www.baufachinformation.de/aufsatz.jsp?ul=2009061000891
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Gayan Wedawatta
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2011 16:51
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18265

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