Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

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Disaster recovery is often unplanned for in the emergency management life cycle. Yet recovery is the key stage where funds, programs, professional expertise, and volunteer efforts are applied to affected cities, states, and regions to get them up and running again. Providing a unique perspective on a highly focused area, Disaster Recovery is the first core text that tackles the myriad recovery issues faced by federal, state, and local emergency managers, public officials, and voluntary organizations in a long-term disaster recovery situation. The book takes a holistic approach, integrating the various challenges of recovery such as housing, the infrastructure, and workplaces. Disaster Recovery emphasizes three key themes by integrating vulnerable populations into each chapter, stressing the importance of tying mitigation measures into every aspect of recovery, and encouraging rebuilding in environmentally sustainable ways.Coverage includes topics such as recovery planning, housing, debris management, business and private sector recovery, public/governmental recovery and operations, historical and cultural preservation, environmental recovery, social and psychological recovery and services, voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs), federal assistance programs, grant-writing, and donations management. Pedagogical tools to clarify concepts Each chapter features pedagogy to encourage comprehension and retention, including key terms, learning objectives, highlighted practical applications, review questions, a summary, and references. Numerous classic and recent case studies ensure concepts are fully explained and illustrated. In addition, PowerPoint(R) slides are also available for adopters. Designed for professional and classroom use, this volume thoroughly covers the disaster recovery process, offering vital insight into the evolving field of emergency management.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 548 pages
  • 180.34 x 251.46 x 45.72mm | 1,270.05g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Auerbach Publishers Inc.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 53 black & white illustrations, 12 black & white tables
  • 1420074202
  • 9781420074208
  • 2,244,062

About Brenda D. Phillips

Brenda Phillips, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean and Full Professor of Sociology at Ohio University-Chillicothe. She is the author of Mennonite Disaster Service and an editor on Social Vulnerability to Disasters (CRC Press). In 2013, she was inducted into the International Network of Women in Emergency Management's Hall of Fame. In 2012, she received the Blanchard Award for Excellence in Emergency Management Education. Professor Phillips has conducted research on disaster recovery since 1982, beginning as a student of E.L. Quarantelli at The Ohio State University's Disaster Research Center. Her published research can be found in a variety of journals including the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Disaster Prevention, Disasters, Humanity and Society, the Journal of Emergency Management, Natural Hazards Review, and Environmental Hazards. She has been funded multiple times by the National Science Foundation to study disasters and vulnerable populations. Dr. Phillips has been invited to teach, consult or lecture in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and the People's Republic of China. She is a graduate of Bluffton University (Ohio) and The Ohio State University.show more

Table of contents

I. Understanding Disaster Recovery Introduction Types of Disasters Definitions: Key Terms and Concepts Recovery as a Process Presidential Declarations Frameworks and Approaches to Disaster Recovery Theoretical Frameworks Challenges of Recovery Damage Assessment A Sustainable, Holistic Approach to Recovery Disaster Recovery Planning Getting Started with Planning Recovery Planning Short-Term Recovery Planning Long-Term Recovery Planning II. Dimensions of Disaster Recovery Debris Management Hazard-Specific Debris Problems Problems Specific to Debris Debris Estimation Debris-Management Planning Debris-Reduction Methods Planning for the Action Stages Environmental Recovery Approaches to Environmental Recovery Strategies and Tools for Environmental Recovery Environmental Partners Historic and Cultural Resources The Importance of Historic Places Challenges and Opportunities after Disaster Resources for Historic and Cultural Preservation Building Mitigation into Historic and Cultural Resource Recovery Housing Challenges and Problems Approaches to Housing Recovery Types and Definitions of Disaster Housing Business Recovery Conditions that Influence Business Recovery Challenges during the Recovery Period Strategies for Business Recovery Funding Business Recovery Disaster-Resilient Businesses Infrastructure and Lifelines The Social Impacts of Infrastructural and Utility Damage The Impacts of Disaster on Infrastructure and Utilities Damage Assessment Infrastructure and Utility Recovery Mitigating Future Risks Social Psychological Recovery Psychological Impacts of Disasters Factors Influencing Social Psychological Recovery Building Resilience to Disaster Trauma Social Psychological Recovery Public-Sector Recovery Roles of Government Recovery Challenges and Opportunities Key Governmental Resources III. Recovery Resources Donations Understanding Why People Donate in Disaster Situations Challenges Associated with Donations Donations during the Recovery Period Donations Management Planning Donations Accountability Community Resources Defining Community The Value of Community Involvement for Disaster Recovery Community Engagement Participatory Strategies Voluntary Organizations Why People Volunteer Benefits and Challenges of Volunteers and Voluntary Organizations Types of Volunteers and Voluntary Organizations Contributions of Voluntary Organizations During Disaster Recovery The Federal Government and Voluntary Agencies Volunteer Management Financing Recovery Grant Writing Traditional Federal Recovery Resources Foundation Grants Glossary Indexshow more

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