Meeting disaster

The Disasters Roundtable (DR), of the Division of Earth & Life Studies (DELS), a division of the National Academies of Sciences (NAS), convened a workshop, their sixteenth in the series, on March 20, 2006 to examine "community resilience in the face of disaster."
pre-disaster preparedness planning efforts involving all relevant stakeholders are also needed to guide emergency responses...Participants focused on the local level, where the greatest impact of disasters is felt...
The workshop program is available on the Roundtable's pages of the DELS web site. Several of the presentations can be downloaded as pdf, including Community Diversity, Vulnerability and Resilience: What's the Connection?; Measuring Community Emergency Preparedness; and Lessons Learned About Recovery in the Business and Other Sectors. The summary of the roundtable is published as an Open Book by National Academies Press (NAP).

Community Disaster Resilience: A Summary of the March 20, 2006 Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable
(2006, Open Book, 15 pp)

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