Alerting America: Effective Risk Communication - Summary of a Forum, October 31, 2002
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Alerting America:
Effective Risk Communication - Summary of a Forum, October 31, 2002



This is a summary of presentations and discussion from a forum on risk communication convened by the Natural Disasters Roundtable. Issues related to risk communication were discussed at the forum by speakers and participants from the scientific community, local and federal agencies, and media organizations. The need for more research and actions to further the nation s risk communication capacity and make communities less vulnerable to natural, technological, and human-induced disasters was an overarching theme of the day. This summary is authored by Ruxandra Floroiu, formerly of the National Research Council and by Richard T. Sylves, University of Delaware.

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24 pages | 8 1/2 x 11

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-iv
Summary of a Forum 1-10
Appendix A: Agenda 11-12
Appendix B: Biographies of Forum Speakers and Moderators 13-17
Appendix C: Attendees List 18-20
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National Research Council. Alerting America: Effective Risk Communication - Summary of a Forum, October 31, 2002. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003.

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