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5) Big data can play a significant role in disaster management. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – Disaster and disaster management

5) Big data can play a significant role in disaster management. Discuss.(250 words)


Why this question

Big data is being explored with great enthusiasm in solving various problems ranging from transportation to services delivery and industrial production. In this context it is important to analyze how big data can help in disaster management.


Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write in detail as to how big data can play a role and help us in disaster management.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– Write a few introductory lines about the topic E.g Data is the future oil and big data holds immense possibilities for solving various problems in a society. Its growth has been increasing sharply in different fields over the years. It can also be helpful in disaster management in many ways.


Discuss the role of big data in disaster management E.g Big Data technology has proven its merit as a resource for disaster relief and preparedness;

  • big data technology in emergency responder agencies- identify and track populations such as elderly communities or areas with high concentrations of babies and children etc
  • help rescue workers identify support resources and plan logistics during emergencies,
  • also facilitates real-time communication during a disaster, and
  • emergency managers use the technology to forecast how residents will react to crises;
  • “By seeing how residents move, by gathering data on their experiences, what worked, what did not, and then going back after the emergency is over to study the emergency response and identify weak spots.” etc.

Conclusion– based on your discussion form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.