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Knowledge integration among flood disaster management team: lessons from the Kemaman district

Zakaria, Nor Hidayati and Ahmad, Mohammad Nazir and Mohd. Noor, Mohd. Saiful Anuar and Ahmad, Mazida (2018) Knowledge integration among flood disaster management team: lessons from the Kemaman district. Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 17 (3). pp. 393-408. ISSN 1675-414X

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Abstract

Although flooding is a common disaster event in Malaysia, issues such as information and knowledge integration still have yet to be resolved. Flood management operations seem to be handled in an ad-hoc manner comprising issues such as miscommunication, lack of common understanding during coordination practices, and lack of smooth mutual agreement among flood management agencies. Thus, this paper discusses the flood knowledge integration measures that have been applied by the flood management team for Kemaman District, Terengganu, the first district achieved a Gold Standard award for flood disaster management in Malaysia. This study comprises a qualitative research method using a variety of techniques. These include a case study approach performed by interviewing key informants as well as studying archival documents. In addition, site visits were made to flood location areas in order to better understand the district's flood management team's achievement. The result of knowledge integration practice in preliminary, actual and post-flood phases is discussed in this research. This study shows the importance of knowledge integration as a successful factor for the district's flood management plan.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:flood disaster, flood management, knowledge integration
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computing
ID Code:85445
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:30 Jun 2020 16:45
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