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Emergency Management and Social Intelligence

A Comprehensive All-Hazards Approach

By Charna R. Epstein, Ameya Pawar, Scott. C. Simon

CRC Press – 2014 – 240 pages

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Description

Supplying an understanding of social vulnerability and its interplay with emergency management, this book provides information on garnering information to adapt emergency plans for emergency situations. It includes a historical analysis of how disaster monies have been spent as well as how it has been allocated so that it didn’t mitigate future events. The authors discuss how harnessing local community intelligence from information centers; such as non-profits and social service providers, community vulnerabilities, planning gaps, and social strata, and leveraging organizational capacity will ensure that emergency plans remain living documents that are easily adaptable.

Contents

HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF US DISASTER POLICY

Social Vulnerability & Policy

Social Policy Movements & History

Disaster Policy History and Outcomes

Alexandria Relief Bill

The Great Influenza

Hurricane Betsy

Hurricane Hugo

Northridge Earthquake

San Francisco Earthquake

Hurricane Katrina

Iowa Floods

Missouri Ice Storms

Lessons Learned from these disasters

INTELLIGENCE METHODOLOGY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Intelligence Methodology

Overview of nation's intelligence operations

Comprehensive study of geopolitical and socioeconomic landscape

Actionable intelligence

How intelligence shapes defense and foreign policy

Situational Awareness

Social vulnerability - what that means and how we currently measure it

Connect the dots

Develop actionable policy or systems

Robust Planning for Complex Events

EM situational awareness

Identify emerging trends

Building flexible response mechanisms

PROGRAM and POLICY PRESCRIPTIONS

Money, Technology & Communications

Identify cost savings for future disaster planning and response efforts

Better budgeting and capital improvement planning

Leveraging GIS and emerging technologies

Develop targeted communications platforms

At the Local and State Level

Identify emerging trends

Respond more effectively

Develop robust statewide policies/programs for community development, etc.

Leverage information to identify additional federal resources for additional local support

Develop comprehensive mitigation, preparation and recovery strategies

Conclusion

Next steps

Prevent Katrina like response failures

Enhance value of emergency management

Author Bio

Ameya Pawar holds her M.Sc. in Threat and Response Management from the University of Chicago, and her M.P.A. from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Description: By Charna R. Epstein, Ameya Pawar, Scott. C. Simon. Supplying an understanding of social vulnerability and its interplay with emergency management, this book provides information on garnering information to adapt emergency plans for emergency situations. It includes a historical analysis of how disaster...
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