Book Review: Exploring Lessons Learned from a Century of Outbreaks: Readiness for 2030: Proceedings of a Workshop. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2019. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. PDF available for free download.
Reviewed by Donald Watson, editor of the website the OARS List — Organizations Addressing Resilience and Sustainability. Co-author with Michele Adams of Design for Flooding: Resilience to Climate Change (Wiley 2011), he has served as SME and consultant for United Nations, U.S. AID, EPA, FEMA, and emergency planning, humanitarian and disaster relief organizations.
Mr. Watson has done two reviews, a Watson review LONG VERSION(9 pages) and a Watson review SHORT VERSION (4 pages). Both are included here. Note that Watson includes a section called “Why this publication is of immediate interest and relevance to emergency professionals.”
The Diva is most appreciative of his willingness to tackle this major report.