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Author Augustine, Lauren Alexander, author.

Title How communities can use risk assessment results, making ends meet : a summary of the June 3, 2010 workshop of the Disasters Roundtable / by Lauren Alexander Augustine, Sheena Siddiqui.

Published Washington (DC) : National Academies Press (US), 2011.


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Physical description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (v, 5 pages))
Series NCBI BookShelf
Notes Title from PDF title page.
Summary During and after a disaster, text messages, tweets, Smartphone apps, and social networks, along with 24-hour cable news and other media, deliver relevant information to emergency responders, decision makers, and the general public. Participants in the workshop "How Communities Can Use Risk Assessment Results: Making Ends Meet" identified ways to use these technologies to communicate the risk associated with an emergency or disaster event, identify and assess real-time conditions in impacted areas, and inform the efforts of responders. This workshop was one session in the World Bank's conference on "Understanding Risk: Innovation in Disaster Risk Assessment." Workshop participants emphasized three core messages: (1) the need to integrate bottom-up communications from citizens to keep emergency responders and managers informed of changing conditions; (2) the need to prepare people for disaster and emergency situations, including expected emotional reactions, developing and practicing emergency plans, and improving communications and preparedness; and (3) the importance of virtual and personal social networks in increasing resilience and connecting the technological risk assessments with increased resilience to emergency and disaster events.
Notes The project described in this publication was supported by Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number G09AC00495 from the United States Geological Survey. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USGS.
Other author Siddiqui, Sheena, author.
National Research Council (U.S.), issuing body.
National Research Council (U.S.). Disasters Roundtable, sponsoring body.
National Library of Medicine issuing body.
How Communities Can Use Risk Assessment Results: Making Ends Meet (Workshop) (2010 : Washington, D.C.)
UR Forum (2010: Washington, D.C.)
Subject Disasters -- Risk assessment -- Congresses.
Emergency management -- Congresses.
Risk assessment -- Congresses.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
ISBN 9780309214162