OR and Disaster Management
By: M.T. Ortuño, J.T. Rodriguez (from IFORS News September 2012)
Protecting lives and welfare and when lost, recovering from the loss as soon as possible have always been a major concern for everyone. Many measures are adopted to achieve this, but disasters are out of control. Belonging to a global community, people are affected by disasters that happen far from their own locations. Thus, disaster management has become of great interest to Operations Researchers.
Link to material: http://ifors.org/wiki/tutorials-newsletter/OR-and-disaster-mgt.pdf