Every year, landslides and floods cause deaths, missing persons, injured people, evacuees, and homeless people. Serious damages to property and pollution are also produced. Lessons learn from landslides and flood disasters recently occurred show that flood and disaster management should be widely improved. This paper deals the problem of hydrogeological risk management from a logistic and a managerial point of view. The hydrological risk management is studied as an industrial process, and it is modeled by the IDEF0 language. The IDEF0 application provides a clear overview of the system and became a structured base for the re-engineering process. For each function of the process, the inputs, outputs, and necessary controls and resources have been identified. The use of the IDEF0 provides a simple and effective tool for the decision-making process. Starting from a realistic and efficient current state model, the process of re-engineering has been implemented. The main aim of the change introduced in the process is to improve the information management that it is a crucial point of the risk management.
A BPR approach to hydrogeological risk management / Bevilacqua, Maurizio; Ciarapica, FILIPPO EMANUELE; Paciarotti, Claudia. - In: NATURAL HAZARDS. - ISSN 1573-0840. - ELETTRONICO. - 71:3(2014), pp. 1995-2012. [10.1007/s11069-013-0993-3]