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Building a Disaster-Resilient Energy Sector within the United Arab Emirates – A Critical Analysis of the Approaches for Mitigation, Vulnerability Reduction and Preparedness (2024)
Thesis
Al Qassimi, S. (2024). Building a Disaster-Resilient Energy Sector within the United Arab Emirates – A Critical Analysis of the Approaches for Mitigation, Vulnerability Reduction and Preparedness. (Thesis). University of Salford

The purpose of this PhD work is to examine the vulnerability and resilience of the energy sector in the United Arab Emirates and shape the development of a strategic approach to build resilience against risks and disaster events in the future, as wel... Read More about Building a Disaster-Resilient Energy Sector within the United Arab Emirates – A Critical Analysis of the Approaches for Mitigation, Vulnerability Reduction and Preparedness.

Enhancing stakeholder collaboration in risk sensitive urban planning (2024)
Thesis
Ganeshu, P. (2024). Enhancing stakeholder collaboration in risk sensitive urban planning. (Thesis). University of Salford

The impact of climate change poses serious challenges to sustainable urban development, with people experiencing frequent extreme events such as floods, landslides, heat waves and storms. One of the explanations for the increasing risks and impacts i... Read More about Enhancing stakeholder collaboration in risk sensitive urban planning.

Inter-Organisational Collaboration Structures and Features to Facilitate Stakeholder Collaboration (2024)
Journal Article
Ganeshu, P., Fernando, T., Therrien, M.-C., & Keraminiyage, K. (in press). Inter-Organisational Collaboration Structures and Features to Facilitate Stakeholder Collaboration. Administrative Sciences, 14(2), 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci14020025

Although inter-organisational collaborative structures play a vital role in determining the level of collaboration among organisations, the identification of required organisational structural types and their features to facilitate fruitful collabora... Read More about Inter-Organisational Collaboration Structures and Features to Facilitate Stakeholder Collaboration.

The Characteristics of an Integrated Flood Warning and Response System that can Facilitate Evidence-Based Decision-Making: A Case Study in Sri Lanka (2024)
Thesis
Samansiri, R. (2024). The Characteristics of an Integrated Flood Warning and Response System that can Facilitate Evidence-Based Decision-Making: A Case Study in Sri Lanka. (Thesis). University of Salford

Flood is a frequently occurring hazard that imposes adverse effects on a significant number of human lives and causes substantial economic damage worldwide. Flood frequency and impact have increased drastically due to climate change issues and unpla... Read More about The Characteristics of an Integrated Flood Warning and Response System that can Facilitate Evidence-Based Decision-Making: A Case Study in Sri Lanka.

A Review of the Disaster Risk Assessment Perspectives (2023)
Book Chapter
Munasinghe, D., Fernando, T., Keraminiyage, K., & Karunawardena, A. (2023). A Review of the Disaster Risk Assessment Perspectives. In Progress in Landslide Research and Technology, Volume 2 Issue 2, 2023 (323-340). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-44296-4_18

Researchers have explored different risk assessment approaches from the perspectives of different disciplines to capture urban risks, resulting in many risk assessment frameworks. In these frameworks, the risk environment is analysed using different... Read More about A Review of the Disaster Risk Assessment Perspectives.

Modelling Interrelationships of the Factors Impeding Community Engagement in Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning: Evidence from Sri Lanka (2023)
Journal Article
Geekiyanage, D., Fernando, T., & Keraminiyage, K. (2023). Modelling Interrelationships of the Factors Impeding Community Engagement in Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Sustainability, 15(20), 14662. https://doi.org/10.3390/su152014662

During the last two decades, global disasters have impacted over 5.2 billion people, with economic losses exceeding USD 2.97 trillion. This underscores the critical need for inclusive risk-sensitive urban planning (RSUP) that integrates community ins... Read More about Modelling Interrelationships of the Factors Impeding Community Engagement in Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning: Evidence from Sri Lanka.

A web-based visual analytics platform to explore smart houses energy data for stakeholders: A case study of houses in the area of Manchester (2023)
Journal Article
Iram, S., Shakeel, H., Farid, H., Hill, R., & Fernando, T. (in press). A web-based visual analytics platform to explore smart houses energy data for stakeholders: A case study of houses in the area of Manchester. Energy and Buildings, 296, 113342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.113342

Residential sector need quick and creative solutions since rising energy consumption poses serious risks to the economy and the environment. Information about residential houses is useful for promoting community well-being, protecti... Read More about A web-based visual analytics platform to explore smart houses energy data for stakeholders: A case study of houses in the area of Manchester.

Critical Failure Factors of Flood Early Warning and Response Systems (FEWRS): A Structured Literature Review and Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) Analysis (2023)
Journal Article
Samansiri, S., Fernando, T., & Ingirige, B. (2023). Critical Failure Factors of Flood Early Warning and Response Systems (FEWRS): A Structured Literature Review and Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) Analysis. Geosciences, 13(5), 137. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences13050137

Flood warning and response systems are essential components of risk reduction strategies with the potential to reduce loss of life and impact on personal assets. However, recent flood incidents have caused significant loss of human lives due to failu... Read More about Critical Failure Factors of Flood Early Warning and Response Systems (FEWRS): A Structured Literature Review and Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) Analysis.

Barriers to, and enablers for, stakeholder collaboration in risk-sensitive urban planning: a systematised literature review (2023)
Journal Article
Ganeshu, P., Fernando, T., & Keraminiyage, K. (2023). Barriers to, and enablers for, stakeholder collaboration in risk-sensitive urban planning: a systematised literature review. Sustainability, 15(5), 4600

The lack of stakeholder collaboration has been recognised as a prominent hindrance in implementing risk-sensitive urban planning for creating resilient environments for communities against climate-induced risks. This study presents the outcome of a s... Read More about Barriers to, and enablers for, stakeholder collaboration in risk-sensitive urban planning: a systematised literature review.

A-Priori Framework for Community Transformation for Inclusive and Risk-Sensitive Urban Developments (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Geekiyanage, D., Fernando, T., & Keraminiyage, K. (2022, November). A-Priori Framework for Community Transformation for Inclusive and Risk-Sensitive Urban Developments. Paper presented at AUBEA 2022 - The 45th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Western Sydney University, Australia

Community-inclusive decision-making in developing equitable and risk-sensitive developments,particularly in urban settings, is becoming trending for achieving sustainable development goals(particularly SDG 10 and 11) set by the United Nations in 2015... Read More about A-Priori Framework for Community Transformation for Inclusive and Risk-Sensitive Urban Developments.

Measuring Environmental Resilience Using Q-Methods: A Malaysian Perspective (2022)
Journal Article
Tariq, H., Pathirage, C., Fernando, T., Sulaiman, N., Nazir, U., Abdul Latib, S. K. K., & Masram, H. (2022). Measuring Environmental Resilience Using Q-Methods: A Malaysian Perspective. Sustainability, 14(22), 14749. https://doi.org/10.3390/su142214749

Communities increasingly need tools that can help them assess the environmental risks they face to understand better their capacities in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Environmental resilience (ER) is a crucial feature of community... Read More about Measuring Environmental Resilience Using Q-Methods: A Malaysian Perspective.

Advanced technologies for offering situational intelligence in flood warning and response systems : a literature review (2022)
Journal Article
Samansiri, S., Fernando, T., & Ingirige, B. (2022). Advanced technologies for offering situational intelligence in flood warning and response systems : a literature review. Water, https://doi.org/10.3390/w14132091

Deaths and property damage from floods have increased drastically in the past two 9 decades due to various reasons such as increased population, unplanned development and climate 10 change. Such losses from floods can be reduced by issuing timely e... Read More about Advanced technologies for offering situational intelligence in flood warning and response systems : a literature review.

Climate financing barriers and strategies : the case of Sri Lanka (2022)
Journal Article
Dasandara, M., Ingirige, B., Kulatunga, U., & Fernando, T. (2022). Climate financing barriers and strategies : the case of Sri Lanka. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-12-2021-0069

Purpose: Climate change mitigation and adaptation play an important role in overcoming the climate change challenges facing Sri Lanka today. Many initiatives have been undertaken to implement different policies and plans in this regard, which requir... Read More about Climate financing barriers and strategies : the case of Sri Lanka.

Climate financing barriers and strategies: the case of Sri Lanka (2022)
Journal Article
Dasandara, M., Ingirige, B., Kulatunga, U., & Fernando, T. (2023). Climate financing barriers and strategies: the case of Sri Lanka. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 28(2), 242-259. https://doi.org/10.1108/jfmpc-12-2021-0069

Purpose: Climate change mitigation and adaptation play an important role in overcoming the climate change challenges facing Sri Lanka today. Many initiatives have been undertaken to implement different policies and plans in this regard, which requir... Read More about Climate financing barriers and strategies: the case of Sri Lanka.

MOBILISE-UTHM Resilient Tracker (RITTER) for Resilient Educational Communities in Malaysia During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2022)
Journal Article
Sulaiman, N., Fernando, T., Ismail, M., Nazir, U., Latib, S., Hafidz, H., …Abid, S. (2022). MOBILISE-UTHM Resilient Tracker (RITTER) for Resilient Educational Communities in Malaysia During the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 13(8), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijsesd.292052

Coronavirus disease has caused a pandemic across the globe and it is now representing a significant threat to global health. Certainly, managing COVID-19 as compared to other type of disasters comes with a lot of unique challenges to many sectors inc... Read More about MOBILISE-UTHM Resilient Tracker (RITTER) for Resilient Educational Communities in Malaysia During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Development of a governance framework for delivery of collaborative and security-minded BIM projects (2021)
Thesis
Mamun, M. Development of a governance framework for delivery of collaborative and security-minded BIM projects. (Thesis). University of Salford

This study explores secure-collaboration for BIM projects in response to concerns as to whether project environments concerned with critical national infrastructure are able to govern digital security-risks whilst also reconciling tensions between... Read More about Development of a governance framework for delivery of collaborative and security-minded BIM projects.

Transformation towards risk-sensitive urban development : a systematic review of the issues and challenges (2021)
Journal Article
Roslan, A., Fernando, T., Biscaya, S., & Sulaiman, N. (2021). Transformation towards risk-sensitive urban development : a systematic review of the issues and challenges. Sustainability, 13(19), 10631. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910631

Risk-sensitive urban development is an innovative planning approach that can transform the way cities are built to face uncertainties that arise from climate-induced disaster risks. However, the potential to initiate such a transformative approach ha... Read More about Transformation towards risk-sensitive urban development : a systematic review of the issues and challenges.

Mapping participatory methods in the urban development process : a systematic review and case-based evidence analysis (2021)
Journal Article
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., Fernando, T., & Keraminiyage, K. (2021). Mapping participatory methods in the urban development process : a systematic review and case-based evidence analysis. Sustainability, 13(16), e8992. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13168992

Despite the fact that vulnerable communities are the most affected by unplanned cities, considerably less attention has been given to involving them in urban development in order to ensure equitable outcomes. In this regard, there is an urgent need f... Read More about Mapping participatory methods in the urban development process : a systematic review and case-based evidence analysis.

Challenges in multi-agency collaboration in disaster management : a Sri Lankan perspective (2021)
Journal Article
Abdeen, F., Fernando, T., Kulatunga, U., Hettige, S., & Arjuna Ranasinghe, K. (2021). Challenges in multi-agency collaboration in disaster management : a Sri Lankan perspective. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 62, 102399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102399

This study was aimed at investigating the current challenges prevailing in relation to multi-agency collaboration during disaster management and at the strategies that should be implemented in order to overcome such challenges. The study was based on... Read More about Challenges in multi-agency collaboration in disaster management : a Sri Lankan perspective.

Measuring community disaster resilience at local levels : an adaptable resilience framework (2021)
Journal Article
Tariq, H., Pathirage, C., & Fernando, T. (2021). Measuring community disaster resilience at local levels : an adaptable resilience framework. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 62, 102358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102358

Decision makers, practitioners and community members need to assess the disaster resilience of their communities and to understand better the risks they face from natural hazards. There is a lack of consensus on what resilience means and how it can b... Read More about Measuring community disaster resilience at local levels : an adaptable resilience framework.