With the global population exceeding 7 billion, natural disasters and emergency events are inevitable. These events threaten lives, damage critical infrastructure, destroy property and interrupt essential public services. IBM has developed a comprehensive vision for smarter cities in the 21st century so they can shift from reacting to emergencies to applying a predictive, proactive approach. Using advanced analytics, you can increase situational awareness, accelerate collaborative responses and streamline recovery. This infographic outlines 21st century emergency management practices and summarizes the financial, human, and environmental costs of disasters.
Learn more about the IBM vision for a safer planet and the future of emergency management by downloading the 21st Century Emergency Management white paper.