Role of Engineers in Disaster Management

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Bhanuteja said:   1 year ago
Role of the engineer in disaster management.

Engineers reflect the intellect of a country, an engineer is exposed to various disciplines of science like electricity, magnetism, mechanics, computing, etc. He is a production unit by himself, when he attempts to create a new product while doing so he must keep in mind various disastrous that can occur in case of any misconception.

Disasters can be human, material, economic or environmental. Once occurred will leave a large impact on the lives of people.

For example;

1. Incident of leakage in LG polymers at Vishakapatnam,

There was a leakage of styrene gas at 3 o clock in the morning, which spread the whole city and has taken many lives. The engineers would have been well informed of the leakage issues and apt troubleshooting processes.

2. Bhopal gas tragedy,

This issue is well known all over the country, leak of iso-cyanate led to a disastrous situation where people have to leave their homes and the area was not fit for living for a prolonged period of time. It has affected soil, air, water in that area.

There are various examples as such, if an engineer is well informed and cautioned about the disasters and educated on disaster management it can help in lessening the impact of the disaster. Few disaster management techniques can be,

1. Regular inspection of the working condition of equipment, proper shutdown.

2. Knowing the climate changes, regularly following the updates of the weather forecast.

3. Performing rigorous tests at lab scale for various combinations possible before implementing at large scale.

4. Implementing stances like zero waste, on site wastewater treatment, treatment of acid sludge's etc.

5. Regular checks on assets and liabilities and regular formulation of income and balance sheets, can hamper the risks of economic disasters.

Saifullahi A.A Karama said:   1 year ago
Standing on the existing protocol, to me the role of engineers in disaster management can never be over emphasized. Due to the fact that we are trained to have a critical thinking mindset towards designs, calibration, processes, forecasting and above all problem solvers within our society and the world at large. All geared towards ensuring the health safety and environment. Over the years engineers have contributed majorly in mitigating hazards or risk and became successful in making the world a better place to live.

Krishan said:   1 year ago
Hello everyone.

Today the topic given to us is the role of engineers in disaster management.

The role of engineers in disaster management is very important because technology is increasing day by day nowadays we are able to look before the disaster happen in a particular area and the measure should be taken before the disaster and natural disaster. After the disaster happen there are a lot of losses happen in an area like the falling of buildings rods pillars pools etc the engineers give the best solution to do it.

Narinder Kumar said:   1 year ago
Hello everyone. I am Narinder.

According to me, an engineer plays a vital role in disaster management. They can detect any disaster by using special instruments and alert us by forecasting. Which can decrease damage from the disaster. They also tell some techniques that how to handle a situation a time of disaster and what to do or what to not do. If there is a certain disaster come they help them by a no of methods. They remain fully prepared to face any disaster. Also, engineers make good quality of bridges, buildings poles of electricity, so that it remains safe or least damage at time of disasters. That's why engineer us also called the pillar of civilization. They are not only necessary for today's society but also these are doing very good for us for centuries.

Thank you.

Sushmita said:   2 years ago
As quote say, 'Nation development is in engineers hand'. Yes, this is true, in today's world engineers are beneficial to grow socially, to live a lavish life, to make the web close. Without engineer, we are not able to stay. Irrigation system- the supply of water, agriculture field, canals, barrage, weir are constructed and designed by Engineer, so the useful water reaches to us. Vehicles by mechanical engineer assembled so that we are able to travel. Various apps made by computer engineer in wide use and just in one click we can do our work easy.

Dhanusubashini M K said:   2 years ago
Well as everyone said in this discussion, engineers play a great role not only in today's society but since many years. Having a great safe sleep under the fan or AC in a completely protected room could have not been possible without engineers. There could have been no developed communication facilities without an IT or Computer engineer, there won't be any transportation without an Automobile engineer, without an electronic and mechanical engineer having a comfortable sleep will be a dream. Even though doctors save us, engineering principles had enhanced the positive results of an operation.

Coming to the point, "role of engineers in disaster management", many road accidents have been reduced due to improved technology like sensors etc.

Having a prototype of a building or vehicle or machine before creating actual models, with the help of design software has reduced or maybe eliminated many risk factors. Thanks to those design engineers.

In my personal experience, Still, there is a major concern that most people in some rural areas are thinking that engineering is worthless and are stopping their children from choosing this awesome degree.

Thank you!

Akansha Nigam said:   2 years ago
Hi Friends,

I hope you're doing well and staying safe.

I'm here with my new readings towards Engineers. Engineers design, evaluate, test, modify, install, inspect, maintain a wide product of variety and systems. Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. Many engineers develop new products.

There are now six major branches of engineering: Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Management, and Geotechnical, and literally hundreds of different subcategories of engineering under each branch.

Engineers thrive for fixing things and try to modify the existing procedure to make it faster. There are great Indian Engineers we've had seen who worked phenomenal for the growth of Indians and make every one of us proud.

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya: He was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman, and the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.

Satish Dhawan: He is known as the father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India.

Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam(APJ Abdul Kalam): He is known as the missile man of India. He also served as 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

E. Sreedharan: He is known as the Metro Man of India.

Raghuram Govind Rajan: He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He was also the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2007.

Sundar Pichai: Pichai joined Google in 2004 and currently, he is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc.

Nagavara Ramaroa Narayana Murthy: He is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys.

Verghese Kurien: He is also known as the Father of the White Revolution in India.

Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda: He is popularly known as the Father of India's Computer and IT Revolution as he helped Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in bringing computerization as an advisor to the PM. He was also an advisor to the PM during Dr. Manmohan Singh's tenure.

So as we see that there are great engineers who worked hard to change the social structure we live in and they helped us to live a comfortable life we living in.

In my opinion, Engineers played a very important role in Disaster management. Disaster management which is popularly known as Emergency management. It is a discipline that involves preparing, supporting and rebuilding when natural or human-made disasters occur. The aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters.


Uppili Nikhila said:   2 years ago
Good morning everyone today is a very big day to glad to me you all. And coming to today's topic, the role of engineering in disaster management that in these day engineer plays an impact role in our daily life because when you wake up our day starts all the process or things are based on the engineer. Every engineer plays an important role because for motorcycle mechanical engineer is a need, for fuel chemical engineer is a need, for electricity electrical engineer is a need. For all these works every engineer is needed. Without this, you don't know everything. So engineer is not an easy job. It's just a word to tell easy. But it not easy to finish the work.

Subhra said:   3 years ago
Hello everyone, I am glad to get this opportunity to express my view on the topic: "Role of Engineers in Disaster Management".

Engineers are the pillars of civilization. The main role of engineers is to implement science in real life for the betterment of society. When it comes to disaster management, engineers can play a very vital role. Technologies are developing each and every day. Now, we can be able to know the advance forecast of any type of disasters or natural calamities and according to that forecast we can take preventive measures. This has become possible for scientists and engineers. Sometimes the effect of the disaster becomes really terrible and tragic. Electric posts fall and the entire area can not get electricity. On that time Engineers are the one and only solution. Besides, many houses are broken, trees are uprooted, for all those cases Engineers can give proper solutions. So, I conclude by saying that Engineers are the only persons who can rotate the wheel of civilization and present a better world in front of us.

Thanu said:   3 years ago
Engineers have a very important role in disaster management. Engineers can reduce the loss which will occur by these natural disasters by their proper planning and mindful execution of technology and instruments. Every engineer has his role here, as a mechanical engineer one can develop best machines which won't effect easily by nature like shockproof railway tracks, bridges etc.

Civil engineer can work on the roads and buildings so that they won't easily collapse by earthquakes etc and also electrical engineer can develop the best electric pillars to not collapse on the roads, right after they got the information about these disasters they can disconnect the electricity so that many people can save their lives by some shocks in raining they can alert the people from hit zones.

Thank you.

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