JDR Vol.17 No.6 pp. 851-852
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2022.p0851


Special Issue on SATREPS Area-BCM Part 2

Kenji Watanabe and Natt Leelawat

Graduate School of Social Engineering,
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
Disaster and Risk Management Information Systems Research Unit, Chulalongkorn University
Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand

October 1, 2022

This special issue includes works related to the ongoing project “Regional Resilience Enhancement through Establishment of Area-BCM at Industry Complexes in Thailand.” This special issue can be considered evidence that the research and development of this project follows and supports the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Let’s imagine we are taking a tour of Area-Business Continuity Management (Area-BCM) and SDGs together.

As a starter, the baseline concept of our Area-BCM is discussed (Kodaka et al.) followed by the papers focusing on the specific SDGs.

Toward SDG Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

We can start the tour with this goal, as it is the project’s primary focus. In order to have sustainable cities and communities, the concept of Area-BCM can be considered. Related to it, there is a study that reviews and suggests the critical success factors (Meechang and Watanabe). Moreover, we can see the possibility of extending the concept of business continuity to other service sectors, such as tourism during COVID-19 (Yudha et al.).

Toward SDG Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Let’s move to the next goal. There is a study exploring the well-being of working people and its likelihood among the local people in the community (Duangkaew et al.). People can be considered human resources in the Area-BCM. Accordingly, learning how people fared during a disaster allows us to design the suitable Area-BCM strategies for organizations. With sustainable employment aspects, inundation model for industrial park-scale is proposed for decision making regarding business continuity (Kakinuma et al.). And a practical model for shared risk assessment within multi-stakeholder is discussed for decision as a community (Ono).

Toward SDG Goal 13 Climate Action

Regarding the third goal, it is necessary to know the outcome of hazard analysis for us to understand the risks. Thus, an approach to flood hazard mapping using the Rainfall-Runoff-Inundation model is presented (Sriariyawat et al.). Through various techniques, flood inundation models are developed. Furthermore, detailed flood inundation model with different return period is proposed for more flexible and feasible decision making (P. C. et al.).

There is still on a way to go. Nevertheless, we hope that these current findings will guide the future research and development of Area-BCM.

Cite this article as:
K. Watanabe and N. Leelawat, “Special Issue on SATREPS Area-BCM Part 2,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.17, No.6, pp. 851-852, 2022.
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