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How communities can use risk assessment results, making ends meet [electronic resource] : a summary of the June 3, 2010 workshop of the Disasters Roundtable /
by Lauren Alexander Augustine, Sheena Siddiqui.
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Washington (DC) : National Academies Press (US), 2011.
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1 online resource (1 PDF file (v, 5 pages))
ISBN
9780309214162
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Washington (DC) : National Academies Press (US), 2011.
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9780309214162
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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abstract
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.
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11510300
 
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.

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