Model of Effective Civil-Military Collaboration in Natural Disaster Risk Management

Part of the Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering book series (SPRTRCIENG)


The concept of effective and proactive natural disaster risk management represents a highly complex phenomenon researched in different scientific disciplines. While the nature of the events that trigger risk scenario and resources that need to be protected are quite clearly defined, there is no such similar compliance level regarding the response. In most countries, civil (emergency response units) and military (modelled forces) structures represent the basis for effective natural disasters risk management. Full-scale collaboration and prompt corrective action during mitigation phase are prerequisites for successful task completion, which poses the necessity of effective civil—military collaboration model development. In this paper, the different approaches aimed to effective disaster collaboration are analysed. Also, the side aim of this chapter is stewarded to in-depth, objective analysis of current state in Republic of Serbia within the field.


Natural disaster Management Civil structures Military structures Collaboration model 



The presented research is a part of the projects “Development of new information and communication technologies, based on advances mathematical methods, with applications in medicine, telecommunications, power systems, protection of natural heritage and education” (III 44006) and “Research and development of energy efficient and environment friendly polygeneration systems based on renewable energy sources utilization” (III 42006), under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, as well as project of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Branch in Niš “Integral approach to storm water management in urban catchment areas in the South-East Serbia region”, No: O-15-18.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Occupational Safety in NisUniversity of NisNisSerbia
  2. 2.Secondary Military SchoolUniversity of DefenceBelgradeSerbia

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