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Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters

Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters

Lucy A. Arendt, Daniel J Alesch

November 13, 2014

Today, governmental efforts at long-term community recovery from a natural disaster consist primarily of rebuilding the physical artifact of the community. This entails reestablishing vital community services and infrastructure and creating housing to replace that which has been lost. While...

Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

John C. Pine

September 10, 2014

The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national, and even global economic consequences.Following in the...

Introduction to Crowd Science

Introduction to Crowd Science

G. Keith Still

June 30, 2014

Demonstrates Real-World Case Studies from a Range of Event Sites Introduction to Crowd Science examines the growing rate of crowd-related accidents and incidents around the world. Using tools, methods, and worked examples gleaned from over 20 years of experience, this text provides an...

Physical Security and Environmental Protection

Physical Security and Environmental Protection

John Perdikaris

April 22, 2014

Manage a Hazard or Threat Effectively and Prevent It from Becoming a Disaster When disaster strikes, it can present challenges to those caught off guard, leaving them to cope with the fallout. Adopting a risk management approach to addressing threats, vulnerability, and risk assessments is...

Preparedness and Response for Catastrophic Disasters

Preparedness and Response for Catastrophic Disasters

Rick Bissell

May 29, 2013

Based on a popular course for the FEMA Higher Education project, Preparedness and Response for Catastrophic Disasters provides important insight into plans to mitigate and respond to the devastation caused by large-scale catastrophic events. Hurricane Katrina provided clear evidence that these...

Leadership in the Open: A New Paradigm in Emergency Management

Leadership in the Open: A New Paradigm in Emergency Management

Adam Crowe

May 29, 2013

As a relatively young field, emergency management has already undergone considerable evolution and change. And now that Web 2.0 technologies and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become inherently ingrained in all facets of our lives, emergency managers must once again...

Organizational Resilience: Managing the Risks of Disruptive Events - A Practitioner’s Guide

Organizational Resilience: Managing the Risks of Disruptive Events - A Practitioner’s Guide

James J. Leflar, Marc H. Siegel

May 20, 2013

Moving towards resiliency is more than just implanting policy and procedure; it is a process that takes organizations on a winding path requiring patience and tolerance. A good deal of learning will have to take place during the trip and that is why it is necessary to have patience and tolerate the...

Social Vulnerability to Disasters, Second Edition

Social Vulnerability to Disasters, Second Edition

Deborah S.K. Thomas, Brenda D. Phillips, William E. Lovekamp, Alice Fothergill

May 09, 2013

The 2010 Haiti and Chili earthquakes, the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan are but a few examples of recent catastrophic events that continue to reveal how social structure and roles produce extensive human suffering and differential...

Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency

Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency

Betty Biringer, Eric Vugrin, Drake Warren

April 12, 2013

Security protections for critical infrastructure nodes are intended to minimize the risks resulting from an initiating event, whether it is an intentional malevolent act or a natural hazard. With an emphasis on protecting an infrastructure's ability to perform its mission or function, Critical...

Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Third Edition

Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Third Edition

Robert S. Radvanovsky, Allan McDougall

April 11, 2013

Since the initial inception of this book, there have been significant strides to safeguard the operations of our world’s infrastructures. In recent years, there has also been a shift to more fluid postures associated with resilience and the establishment of redundant infrastructure. In keeping with...

The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition

The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition

Thomas E. Drabek

March 01, 2013

Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new...

Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security

Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security

Robert Radvanovsky, Jacob Brodsky

February 19, 2013

The availability and security of many services we rely upon—including water treatment, electricity, healthcare, transportation, and financial transactions—are routinely put at risk by cyber threats. The Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security is a fundamental outline of security concepts,...

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