Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management
Author: Nicolas A. Valcik,Paul E. Tracy
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN 10: 1315459361
ISBN 13: 9781315459363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management Book Review:

Designed to enable practitioners and students to evaluate a variety of real-life emergencies from every angle, this new edition of Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management provides clear, thorough, step-by-step descriptions of more than 50 major disasters or emergencies. Arranged chronologically, the case studies involve incidents from around the globe, with topics including natural disasters, industrial accidents, epidemics, and terrorist attacks. A series of questions throughout each case study encourages the reader to think critically about the problem at hand, to select a course of action, and to then see the results of the decisions that were made.? This hands-on approach invites practitioners and students to apply learned theoretical emergency management techniques in a safe test environment. Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management, 2e provides readers with the most modern and current case studies in disaster response and emergency management and can be used in group project settings, as individual homework assignments in training courses for first responders, law enforcement, and government employees, or to complement existing emergency management textbooks in Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Affairs programs.?

Case Studies in Disaster Recovery

Case Studies in Disaster Recovery
Author: Jane Kushma
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-05
ISBN 10: 9780128095744
ISBN 13: 0128095741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case Studies in Disaster Recovery, the latest release in the Adaptation and Innovation in Emergency and Disaster Management series, explores recovery from a number of perspectives: household, community and nation. Chapters cover the concept of social vulnerability to explain/predict recovery outcomes, consider broader themes of sustainability, assess community vulnerability and capacity, and explore the challenges associated with long-term recovery and disaster case management. Cases explored illustrate the ways in which communities and governments used the window of opportunity after a disaster to make changes that reduce future risk and vulnerability. Included cases illustrate the diversity of change realized in communities following disasters. Presents in-depth cases studies in disaster recovery - a phase of disaster management Unites practice and research from multiple disciplines to highlight the complexity of disasters mitigation, including environmental and earth sciences, engineering, public health, geography, sociology and anthropology Examines policy and ethical dilemmas faced by decision-makers in disaster situations

Integrating Disaster Science and Management

Integrating Disaster Science and Management
Author: Pijush Samui,Dookie Kim,Chandan Ghosh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 0128120576
ISBN 13: 9780128120576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Disaster Science and Management Book Review:

Integrated Disaster Science and Management: Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery bridges the gap between scientific research on natural disasters and the practice of disaster management. It examines natural hazards, including earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, and uses integrated disaster management techniques, quantitative methods and big data analytics to create early warning models to mitigate impacts of these hazards and reduce the risk of disaster. It also looks at mitigation as part of the recovery process after a disaster, as in the case of the Nepal earthquake. Edited by global experts in disaster management and engineering, the book offers case studies that focus on the critical phases of disaster management. Identifies advanced techniques and models based on natural disaster science for forecasting disasters and analyzing risk Offers a holistic approach to the problem of disaster management, including preparation, recovery, and resilience Includes coverage of social, economic, and environmental impacts on disasters

Community Engagement in Post Disaster Recovery

Community Engagement in Post Disaster Recovery
Author: Graham Marsh,Iftekhar Ahmed,Martin Mulligan,Jenny Donovan,Steve Barton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN 10: 1315534193
ISBN 13: 9781315534190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery reflects a wide array of practical experiences in working with disaster-affected communities internationally. It demonstrates that widely held assumptions about the benefits of community consultation and engagement in disaster recovery work need to be examined more critically because poorly conceived and hastily implemented community engagement strategies have sometimes exacerbated divisions within affected communities and/or resulted in ineffective use of aid funding. It is equally demonstrated that well-crafted, creative and thoughtful programming is possible. The wide collection of case studies of practical experience from around the world is presented to help establish ways of working with communities experiencing great challenges. The book offers practical suggestions on how to give more substance to the rhetoric of community consultation and engagement in these areas of work. It suggests the need to work with a dynamic understanding of community formation that is particularly relevant when people experience unforeseen challenges and traumatic experiences. This title interrogates the concept of community through an extensive review of the literature and explores the ways of working with communities in transition and particularly in their recovery phases through an array of case studies in a range of socioeconomic and political contexts. Focused on the concept of community in post-disaster recovery solutions—an aspect which has received little critical interrogation in the literature—this book will be a valuable resource to students and scholars in disaster management as well as humanitarian agencies.

Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management

Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management
Author: Claire Connolly Knox,Brittany "Brie" Haupt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN 10: 1000038971
ISBN 13: 9781000038972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disasters are complex and dynamic events that test emergency and crisis professionals and leaders – even the most ethical ones. Within all phases of emergency management, disasters highlight social vulnerabilities that require culturally competent practices. The lack of culturally respectable responses to diverse populations underscores the critical need for cultural competency education and training in higher education and practice. Using a case study approach that is both adaptable and practical, this textbook is an accessible and essential guide on what makes teaching effective in emergency and crisis management. Key Features An in-depth understanding of cultural competence makes it well suited for teaching effectively in emergency preparedness Expert guidance from leading authorities ensures a fresh perspective in various aspects of emergency and crisis management National and international emergency and crisis management case studies containing ground rules, a scenario, roles/actors, guiding questions, facilitator questions, and resources Pedagogy and andragogy theories that drive design and implementation Pre- and post-tests for each case study allow faculty and trainers to empirically measure the participants’ learning outcomes Short case study structure can be easily implemented in a course as a group discussion, group assignment, or individual assignment With unparalleled resources to reach every participant and facilitator, Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management offers educators a roadmap for successfully engaging participants in various aspects of cultural competency knowledge, skills, and abilities.

In Hindsight

In Hindsight
Author: Robert Clark
Publsiher: IT Governance Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN 10: 1849285926
ISBN 13: 9781849285926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Hindsight Book Review:

Analyses the causes of some of the major disasters from the last thirty years and explains what could have been done better, before and after the event.

Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery

Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery
Author: Alan March,Maria Kornakova
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-05-10
ISBN 10: 0128043237
ISBN 13: 9780128043233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery focuses on disaster recovery from the perspective of urban planning, an underutilized tactic that can significantly reduce disaster risks. The book examines disaster risk reduction (DRR), in particular, the recovery stage of what is widely known as the disaster cycle. The theoretical underpinning of the book derives from a number of sources in urban planning and disaster management literature, and is illustrated by a series of case studies. It consists of five sections, each of which opens with a conceptual framework that is followed by a series of supporting and illustrative cases as practical examples. These examples both complement and critique the theoretical base provided, demonstrating the need to apply the concepts in location-specific ways. Examines disaster recovery from an urban planning perspective Illustrates key concepts with real-world case studies Explores the contributions of experts, urban planners, NGOs, and community members

International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters

International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters
Author: Babu George,Qamar-ud-Din Mahar
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN 10: 1839821884
ISBN 13: 9781839821882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters Book Review:

Showcasing internationally sourced case studies on disaster management, International Case Studies in the Management of Disasters presents a diverse range of case studies on how disasters, both natural and manmade, are being managed globally.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals
Author: Susan Snedaker
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780080553726
ISBN 13: 0080553729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals Book Review:

Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Hurricane Katrina Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Avalanche Buries Highway in Denver. Tornado Touches Down in Georgia. These headlines not only have caught the attention of people around the world, they have had a significant effect on IT professionals as well. As technology continues to become more integral to corporate operations at every level of the organization, the job of IT has expanded to become almost all-encompassing. These days, it’s difficult to find corners of a company that technology does not touch. As a result, the need to plan for potential disruptions to technology services has increased exponentially. That is what Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is: a methodology used to create a plan for how an organization will recover after a disaster of various types. It takes into account both security and corporate risk management tatics. There is a lot of movement around this initiative in the industry: the British Standards Institute is releasing a new standard for BCP this year. Trade shows are popping up covering the topic. * Complete coverage of the 3 categories of disaster: natural hazards, human-caused hazards, and accidental and technical hazards. * Only published source of information on the new BCI standards and government requirements. * Up dated information on recovery from cyber attacks, rioting, protests, product tampering, bombs, explosions, and terrorism.

Building Disaster Recovery Institutions through South South Policy Transfer A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Haiti

Building Disaster Recovery Institutions through South South Policy Transfer  A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Haiti
Author: Ralph Myers
Publsiher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN 10: 3954896559
ISBN 13: 9783954896554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Disaster Recovery Institutions through South South Policy Transfer A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Haiti Book Review:

Since the humanitarian response to the 1994 Rwanda genocide, there has been a growing body of literature on quality and accountability in humanitarian action. One of the most recent trends has been a focus on ‘humanitarian cooperation’ between the governments of disaster affected countries and other humanitarian actors. The research presented in this book builds on this trend by comparing two governmental recovery agencies, namely the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) and the Aceh Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR). Through a review of the literature on policy transfer, the creation of an integrated conceptual/analytical framework for policy transfer and the application of Lijphart’s ‘comparative method’, the research attempts to identify both whether or not policy transfer occurred between the two contexts, as well as the possible causes for the difference in both agencies’ ability to ‘build back better’. The outcomes of the research are then used to suggest possible areas of future research and related hypotheses.

Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency

Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency
Author: DeMond S. Miller,Jason David Rivera
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781420088236
ISBN 13: 1420088238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Book Review:

Once again nature‘s fury has taken a toll in pain, suffering, and lives lost. In recognition of the need for a rapid and appropriate response, CRC Press will donate $5 to the American Red Cross for every copy of Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency: Exploring Global Opportunities and Challenges sold. In the past, societies would learn from di

Disaster Management Handbook

Disaster Management Handbook
Author: Jack Pinkowski
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2008-01-22
ISBN 10: 1420058630
ISBN 13: 9781420058635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Management Handbook Book Review:

Record breaking hurricane seasons, tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and intentional acts of mass-casualty violence, give lie to the delusion that disasters are the anomaly and not the norm. Disaster management is rooted in the fundamental belief that we can protect ourselves. Even if we cannot control all the causes, we can prepare and respond. We

The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management

The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management
Author: Andrew Hiles
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 798
Release: 2010-11-22
ISBN 10: 0470670142
ISBN 13: 9780470670149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management Book Review:

With a pedigree going back over ten years, The DefinitiveHandbook of Business Continuity Management can rightly claim tobe a classic guide to business risk management and contingencyplanning, with a style that makes it accessible to all businessmanagers. Some of the original underlying principles remain thesame – but much has changed. This is reflected in thisradically updated third edition, with exciting and helpful newcontent from new and innovative contributors and new case studiesbringing the book right up to the minute. This book combines over 500 years of experience from leadingBusiness Continuity experts of many countries. It is presented inan easy-to-follow format, explaining in detail the core BCactivities incorporated in BS 25999, Business ContinuityGuidelines, BS 25777 IT Disaster Recovery and other standards andin the body of knowledge common to the key business continuityinstitutes. Contributors from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, China, Indiaand the Middle East provide a truly global perspective, bringingtheir own insights and approaches to the subject, sharing bestpractice from the four corners of the world. We explore and summarize the latest legislation, guidelines andstandards impacting BC planning and management and explain theirimpact. The structured format, with many revealing case studies,examples and checklists, provides a clear roadmap, simplifying andde-mystifying business continuity processes for those new to itsdisciplines and providing a benchmark of current best practice forthose more experienced practitioners. This book makes a massive contribution to the knowledge base ofBC and risk management. It is essential reading for all businesscontinuity, risk managers and auditors: none should be withoutit.

Crisis Communication

Crisis Communication
Author: Kjell Brataas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN 10: 1315351285
ISBN 13: 9781315351285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis Communication Book Review:

Crisis Communication is an in-depth examination of recent tragedies and natural disasters that have occurred around the globe. The book covers three types of incidents: natural catastrophes, accidents and terror attacks. It focuses on the communication aspect of each incident and provides accounts from people handling the event. Each chapter offers a detailed description of the event and supplementary facts and illustrations from a variety of sources. With a focus on critical communication elements and lessons learned, Brataas offers valuable advice - based on personal experience with natural disasters, accidents and terror attacks - on some of the most effective ways to prepare for and deal with a crisis. Topics range from interview situations and social media to victim support and active shooter events. This book will be invaluable to those working in public relations and communications, as well as to those working with human resources and general management.

Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster Recovery Planning
Author: Jon William Toigo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000025817560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Recovery Planning Book Review:

Examining the causes of computer system failures, this book explains how to creatre a disaster recovery plan to prevent many disasters or minimize the impact of disasters that cannot be avoided. incorporating the requirements of new technologies, it provides a detailed analysis of disaster avoidance systems and also covers the politics of disaster recovery planning.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery
Author: Brenda D. Phillips
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2009-05-06
ISBN 10: 9781420074215
ISBN 13: 1420074210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Recovery Book Review:

Disaster recovery is often unplanned for in the emergency management life cycle. Yet recovery is the key stage where funds, programs, professional expertise, and volunteer efforts are applied to affected cities, states, and regions to get them up and running again. Providing a unique perspective on a highly focused area, Disaster Recovery is the first core text that tackles the myriad recovery issues faced by federal, state, and local emergency managers, public officials, and voluntary organizations in a long-term disaster recovery situation. The book takes a holistic approach, integrating the various challenges of recovery such as housing, the infrastructure, and workplaces. Disaster Recovery emphasizes three key themes by integrating vulnerable populations into each chapter, stressing the importance of tying mitigation measures into every aspect of recovery, and encouraging rebuilding in environmentally sustainable ways. Coverage includes topics such as recovery planning, housing, debris management, business and private sector recovery, public/governmental recovery and operations, historical and cultural preservation, environmental recovery, social and psychological recovery and services, voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs), federal assistance programs, grant-writing, and donations management. Pedagogical tools to clarify concepts Each chapter features pedagogy to encourage comprehension and retention, including key terms, learning objectives, highlighted practical applications, review questions, a summary, and references. Numerous classic and recent case studies ensure concepts are fully explained and illustrated. In addition, PowerPoint® slides are also available for adopters. Designed for professional and classroom use, this volume thoroughly covers the disaster recovery process, offering vital insight into the evolving field of emergency management.

Resilient Post Disaster Recovery through Building Back Better

Resilient Post Disaster Recovery through Building Back Better
Author: Sandeeka Mannakkara,Suzanne Wilkinson,Regan Potangaroa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN 10: 1351582364
ISBN 13: 9781351582360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Post Disaster Recovery through Building Back Better Book Review:

"Building Back Better" (BBB) has been a popular slogan in disaster recovery efforts around the world, including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 2009 Samoan Tsunami, the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. BBB has recently been identified as one of four priorities of action for disaster risk reduction globally in the next 15 years by the United Nations Sendai Framework. However, there has consistently been a mismatch and confusion in the interpretation of the phrase and what BBB encapsulates which has made proper implementation difficult and unsuccessful at times. This book explains the concept of "Building Back Better" as an innovative holistic approach to rebuilding a community following a disaster event in order to develop resilience. It begins by exploring the background, development and definitions of BBB. The theory behind establishing BBB as a holistic concept is explained and the internationally recognised BBB Framework developed by the authors is introduced and described. Each of the components of the Framework are explained in detail with findings from international research and case studies from the US, Haiti, Indonesia, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Gaza, China, Australia, UK and New Zealand, providing practical recommendations for implementation in recovery projects. There is a focus on the translation of BBB theory into practice to assist implementers to use the BBB Framework and BBB Indicators introduced in this book as an effective tool to plan and implement disaster recovery projects. This publication can be used as a handbook by government, non-governmental and private industry practitioners to prepare for and implement post disaster recovery projects that benefit and strengthen local communities and as a core text on international Disaster and Energy Management courses.

Disaster Recovery Planning for Communications and Critical Infrastructure

Disaster Recovery Planning for Communications and Critical Infrastructure
Author: Leo Anthony Wrobel,Sharon M. Wrobel
Publsiher: Artech House
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1596934697
ISBN 13: 9781596934696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Recovery Planning for Communications and Critical Infrastructure Book Review:

Addressing the vulnerabilities in today's critical infrastructure to natural disasters and terrorism, this practical book describes what you should be doing to protect your infrastructure before the unthinkable happens. You learn how to maintain command and control in any disaster, and how to predict the probability of those disasters. Written by two highly regarded experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to simplify risk assessments and emergency response procedures to disasters affecting our critical national and local infrastructure.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery
Author: Joseph O. Prewitt Diaz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN 10: 1351592815
ISBN 13: 9781351592819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Recovery Book Review:

This new volume, Disaster Recovery: Community-Based Psychosocial Support in the ​Aftermath, provides a wealth of realistic and applicable information for addressing mental health related issues resulting from disasters. It will provide readers with both a theoretical and practical look at community-based psychosocial support and community consultation from an interdisciplinary perspective. The last thirty years have brought to the fore the importance of psychosocial support as an integrator and cross-cutting theme in disaster response. The need for a timely volume on this topic at this time is based on recent world efforts to include the topic within the disaster risk reduction framework. In this volume, the authors share their practical knowledge about development of community-based psychosocial support based on the hundred of thousands of people in fourteen countries and three continents who provided an immense amount of knowledge about psychosocial support through their participation in programs. These programs helped to lead the way in sharing the strategies and tools presented in here. This book uses case study methodology and practical examples to share how communities can come together, care for themselves, and use their social capital and problem-solving skills to survive and thrive. The information in the book will aid in the development of program offerings for mental health and psychosocial support in disasters and humanitarian emergencies. The final section will provide the components of a proposal for external work and a chapter on monitoring and evaluation. The book will include case studies to help illustrate the content. Edited by Dr. Joseph O. Prewitt Diaz, a 2008 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s International Humanitarian Award, the book is based on his extensive experience and existing research in the field. The information provided here will be helpful to those working in or teaching on disaster management and support, including professors and instructors, students in social work and psychology, government and non-government agencies personnel in the field in places where emerging conflicts are occurring, and many others.

Teaching Security Management

Teaching Security Management
Author: Sahana Murthy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:747951315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Security Management Book Review:

Develops case studies including learning objectives, case scenarios, and case discussion questions, for teaching security management as part of the information security curriculum on the topics of continuity strategies, physical security, and security policies. The five case studies are incident response planning case study, disaster recovery/business continuity planning case study, integrating information technology and physical security via the Advo case study, integrating information technology and physical security via the Cisco case study, and security policy case study. Analyzes by use of a survey the student reactions to this learning methodology.