Title: A flood wave disaster recovery model for under construction dam projects: findings from Greece

Authors: Leonidas Anthopoulos

Addresses: Business School, TEI of Thessaly, Larissa ring road, 41110 Larissa, Greece

Abstract: Dam design and construction teams respect flood wave risks, they perform estimations and define response plans for the project post-completion period. To this end, dams are designed strongly enough to overcome such a disaster. The aim of this paper is to investigate whether a flood wave danger exists during the pre-completion period of a dam project and how a project manager can respond on the occurrence of such a crisis event. In order to answer both these questions, a panel of Greek experts justify this risk and validate a corresponding disaster-recovery model. This model was extracted from literature findings and aligns to international project management standards.

Keywords: disaster recovery; dam hazards; risk management; crisis management; dam flood waves; organisational continuity; project management standards; Greece; emergency recovery; modelling; construction projects; dam projects; emergency management; flood wave risks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2016.077400

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2016 Vol.19 No.3, pp.240 - 255

Accepted: 27 Sep 2015
Published online: 26 Jun 2016 *

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