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Applications of Social Network Analysis for Building Community Disaster Resilience:Workshop Summary

Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the identification of the relationships and attributes of members, key actors, and groups that social networks comprise. The National Research Council, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security, held a two-day workshop on ...

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Disaster Risk Management in an Age of Climate Change:A Summary of the April 3, 2008 Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable

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Recovering from Disaster: A Summary of the October 17, 2007, Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable

Disaster recovery is a complex and challenging process that involves all sectors of a community as well as outside interests. In many cases, it is not even clear if and when recovery has been achieved because of varying stakeholder ...

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Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises

Worldwide, millions of people are displaced annually because of natural or industrial disasters or social upheaval. Reliable data on the numbers, characteristics, and locations of these populations can bolster humanitarian relief efforts and recovery programs. Using sound methods ...

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Improving Disaster Management: The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

Information technology (IT) has the potential to play a critical role in managing natural and human-made disasters. Damage to communications infrastructure, along with other communications problems exacerbated the difficulties in carrying out response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina. ...

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Community Disaster Resilience: A Summary of the March 20, 2006Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable

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Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions

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Law, Science, and Disaster: Summary of the October 18, 2005 Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable

The Disasters Roundtable convened its 15th workshop on Law, Science, and Disaster on October 18, 2005. It is recognized that science and technology can provide part of the basis for more effective hazard-related laws and regulations, including zoning laws, building ...

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Summary of a Workshop on Using Information Technology to Enhance Disaster Management

Section 214 of the E-government Act of 2002 called on the Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government in the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to "ensure that a study is ...

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Creating a Disaster Resilient America: Grand Challenges in Science and Technology: Summary of a Workshop

The 12th Disasters Roundtable workshop, held earlier this year, focused on grand challenges in science and technology related to society’s vulnerability to disaster. Agencies and stakeholders from the disaster research and policy community gathered to discuss research and program ...

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