Tag Archives: Emergency management

Online Education — Implications for Higher Education in Emergency Management

This is a continuation of the discussion I started two days ago about the declining state of higher education in emergency management. One contributor, but not the only one, is the aggressive marketing of the for-profit, online educational institutions. This … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Sustain Interest in Comprehensive EM?

After mounting an effective recovery effort for recent floods, the State of Iowa is ending its efforts. Rebuild Iowa Office to shut down. June 6. The agency that coordinated the state’s recovery from the historic flood and tornado disasters of … Continue reading

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Use of digital media for disaster recovery – the NZ example

In the course of recent online research regarding the Canterbury, NZ earthquake, I was given a website produced by GNS Science, which contains a comprehensive list of information about the quake. (GNS is a”research institute operating as a limited liability … Continue reading

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Planning for Recovery Prior to the Disaster Event

Some call it pre-event planning and others call it advance planning for recovery. Whichever term you use, the process is worth highlighting again.  Recently Eric Holdermann’s blog captured some advice from a seminar at Harvard on the topic of advance … Continue reading

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Recommended Blog Resources

This is the first installment of Recommended Blog Resources on environment, disasters, and emergency management.  If you have an ongoing interest in these topics, you will want to collect new sources.  I welcome suggestions from readers, so that I can … Continue reading

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Pakistan – disaster recovery under extreme conditions and great scrutiny

As noted here many times, the recovery process is a complex one and one that is hard to accomplish in the U.S.  When the U.S. participates in the international response to a major to catastrophic disaster in another sovereign nation … Continue reading

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