Reference Structure Model for Degree Alert Classification During Seasonal Hydrological Events for Humanitarian Assistence in the Brazilian Amazon

Leonardo Varella, Thiago M. Neto, Daniel de Oliveira, João F. Penaforte, Mirian B. Gonçalves
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Recent events in the rivers of the Amazon region show the distinct need for concern in this region and the vulnerability of the Amazonian people in regards to these events. Organizations for humanitarian aid developed procedures in the Amazon region. But to what extent are these actions effective if little is done prior to disasters? This work seeks to develop a frame of reference for classifying alertness in cities likely to suffer from flooding and ebbing of the hydrographic network in the
more » ... c network in the Amazon Basin. The objective is to serve warning to the riverside communities in the state of Amazonas, establish future provisions of supplies and to form a solid database of information concerning the needs and impacts of these events, hence creating a historical record.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.12.194 fatcat:ekr7ai3jifccxnh7b6lto6x2aa