Environment and Disaster Management Help Desk. Great idea. Help is available by phone or by email.
WWF/US has established an Environment & Disaster Management Help Desk. The Help Desk (accessible via email and phone) is intended to assist individuals who need quick information on questions or challenges related to disaster management and environment, including risk reduction, preparedness, response and recovery.
The Help Desk was established to respond to the realization that most individuals involved in disaster management do not have the time to research environmental issues linked to their work, and often can’t access expert advice in a timely manner. The frequent result is that the environmental issues fall by the wayside, to the ultimate disadvantage of disaster-affected populations.
Further information on the Help Desk can be found at http://envirodm.org/portfolio/envirodm/.The parent site, Envirodm.org (http://envirodm.org/), also contains links to the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Training Toolkit and the forthcoming Flood Risk Management: Guidelines to Natural and Nature-Based Methods.