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Emergency Information Infrastructure Partnership Website:   http://www.emforum.org    Questions or comments, contact Avagene Moore, CEM, EIIP Coordinator (amoore@emforum.org ) or Amy Sebring, EIIP Technical Projects Coordinator (asebring@emforum.org) 

 

The Newsletter of the Emergency Services Management and graduate Disaster Science programs at the University of Richmond.

ISSUE OF THE MONTH  EMSE 232 - Crisis and Emergency Management Newsletter
Volume 4 - Number 3 http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~emse232.html  April 1, 2003

HOMELAND DEFENSE MINOR/CERTIFICATE IN THE WORKS Our Academic Council has approved the offering of a Homeland Defense Undergraduate Certificate and Minor in our Emergency Services Management Bachelor's degree program.  Because this has to go through a process of review by our accreditors, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, we will not actually offer the program until next Fall - we will keep you posted on how the administrative process is working.

NEW TO ONLINE LEARNING? Then think seriously about taking ISYS 101U Online Learning and
Teaching. This one semester hour, intensive course gives you a thorough introduction to how our teaching platform works, makes you familiar with online research and the evaluation of sources, and helps you understand where the world of online education and training is going.  Please note
that this course starts immediately after the Fall Semester ends and before the Spring Semester starts - sorry, it runs right through
Christmas and New Years. So, if you intend to take it, now is the time
to register.

CALL FOR PAPERS: We have two peer reviewed electronic journals - The Electronic Journal
of Emergency Management and Notes on the Science of Extreme Situations. If you have written a paper featuring original research this semester, consider submitting your paper for publication.  Publication does three important things - makes your work available for other students in future classes, gets you a very useful resume bullet, and helps you master the skills of getting work ready for publication.  Don't waste your intellectual effort by having it end up in a trash can - contact wgreen@richmond.edu  for information on criteria, format, etc. for both publications. Walter G. Green III, Ph.D., CEM, SRP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Management School of Continuing Studies University of Richmond, VA 23173 (804) 287-1246

 

Disaster Recovery Journal Upgraded DR Chat Board Section.  The DRJ upgraded board has been designed for easy to use as well as improved efficiency and searching. The new board is located at: http://www.drj.com/cgi-bin/ultraboard/UltraBoard.cgi. Instruction on how to enter the Chat Forum can be found on site. An Emergency Management Section has been added to the Business (DRJ) Forum. 

 

The George Washington University EMSE 232 - Crisis and Emergency Management Newsletter
January 1, 2003  Volume 3 - Number 4 The purpose of The EMSE 232 Disaster Newsletter is to provide its
readers with a current perspective of activities in the disaster management field in the United States and around the world.
http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~emse232/emse232jan2003.html  Email george_haddow@hotmail.com 

 

Three Technical Forums for water resource professionals. WaterTalk. StormTalk, SewerTalk
The forums will keep you up-to-date with the latest tips and tricks in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling. Post your engineering questions and share your unique modeling experiences with a global audience of thousands of professionals.
Learn more and sign up at the link below:
http://www.haestad.com/e/m.asp?d=49&m=020415DGb 
http://www.haestad.com/e/m.asp

 

Charles Sturt University, Australia, is sponsoring the Australian Emergency Management Forum (AEMF).  http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/health/aemf/   Contact:  Ian Manock, c/o School of Public Health, Charles Sturt University, Panorama Avenue Bathurst, NSW Australia, 2795 Tel: (02) 63384907 Fax: (02) 63384993 Email: aemf@csu.edu.au  New Partners: Details of these organisations together with links to their internet sites are located under our AEMF Associates link at: http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/health/aemf/partners5.html 

http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/health/aemf  The Australian Emergency
Management Forum

http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/health/aemf/news Changes within the AEMF, 2001 - International Year of Volunteers, New Associates, National Summit for Emergency Management Volunteers, Information on the Discussion Forum, Calendar of Forthcoming Events


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Respond! was founded in 1999 as the international branch of JOB BV Holding. Since 1995 a part of this holding has been operating in the field of Emergency Management and gradually became the market leader for those systems in the Benelux States. More and more, the business was expanding to the neighbour countries, which made an own international branch necessary. Today, Respond! is ready to take on business in all European countries. WWW: http://www.respond.nl

Today crisis management is a function of information management. Respond! aims at improving emergency management communication and enlarging the knowledge on Emergency and Contingency management and Information and Communication Technology. This forum will serve as information platform for all your questions about and answers to crisis and contingency management problems.

 

The Natural Disasters Roundtable  The National Research Council recently established the Natural Disasters Roundtable (NDR) as a follow-on activity to its former Board on Natural Disasters. The roundtable's mission is to facilitate and enhance communication and the exchange of ideas among scientists, practitioners, and policy makers in order to identify urgent and important issues related to the understanding and mitigation of natural disasters. Roundtable meetings will be held three times a year in Washington, D.C. Each meeting will be an open forum focused on a specific topic or issue. A small steering committee has been selected in order to identify those topics, create the agendas, and recruit expert speakers for the meetings. The first meeting of the NDR is expected to take place in late fall 2000. For more information, see http://nationalacademies.org/naturaldisasters , or contact Patricia Jones, Natural Disasters Roundtable, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418; (202) 334-1964; fax: (202) 334-1961; e-mail: PJones@nas.edu 

 

Civil Protection  The UK Home Office Disaster/Emergency Management magazine “Civil Protection” is now online. http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/epd/publications/civilprot.htm

To subscribe a hard copy, contact: Editor, Room 658, Home Office, 50 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H9AT or Email tony.kitcat@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk  BACK

 

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association.   DERA is a nonprofit disaster service and professional organization.  Members work together as a world wide network of disaster researchers, response and recovery specialists, trainers, consultants, technical experts and project managers.    

The DERA workshop in Denver scheduled for Nov 13-15 was CANCELLED. 

The workshop steering group met today and determined that the event should be rescheduled for the Spring for several reasons:

 
bulletGovernmental travel budgets will be nearly zero in November
bulletLarge number of business members have advised us they could not attend because of travel restrictions that extend thru Dec 31st
bulletCongressional elections in early November may have a huge impact on federal programs (and federal support of state and local programs).  If the event is postponed until spring, we will have more factual info on which to base planning.
bulletThe international situation may be at a crisis stage by mid-November
bulletA spring workshop will provide some unique opportunities for program sponsorship which are not now available.

Contact information:  DERA, P.O. Box 280795, Denver, CO 80228.  BACK

 

 Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN)  
URL: http://www.gdin.org  A GDIN symposium and industry  symposium is scheduled for October, 2000 in Hawaii (See Conferences) . Details will also be posted on  the GDIN web site. A request has been made that GDIN be given the URL gdin.org as its main URL, now being used by a national authority.  Australia has been endorsed as the host of the GDIN 2001 Conference. Details will  be posted on the GDIN website.    

The Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN) is a public-private partnership that will improve access to and effectiveness of disaster information (see DRs #247, 290, 305, and 320). It is a voluntary, nonprofit association of countries, organizations, and professionals working to improve the sharing of all types of disaster information. Indeed, President Clinton signed White House Executive Order 13151 on April 27, 2000, establishing the United States portion of GDIN (see DR #320). 

The GDIN2003 Conference will be held November 4-7, 2003. Guests are asked to stay at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center.  This is the tallest building in Alexandria and offers a commanding view of Washington, DC and the surrounding area.   A special price of $145 has been arranged for Conference participants.  This is a very good price, as November is high season in Washington for conferences.  For any question on GDIN2003, send an email to gdin2003@hotmail.com.   The mailing address of GDIN is 26128 Talamore Drive, South Riding, Virginia 20152.   The phone number is 202-647-5070 and the fax is 202-647-4628.

EXCITING GDIN DISCUSSION ONLINE  www.gdin-international.org  Note: The GDIN Chat Pages can be found on the second page by clicking on the GDIN Chat Icon. The GDIN website now has the capacity for online discussions through a Chat Service and for more extensive discussions which can be spread over days or
longer through a Forum Service. Go to www.gdin-international.org  to see
this new service.  

USE THE CHAT ROOMS AT ANY TIME!

The Chat Rooms are available for your use at any time and for any discussion.  Think of the m as a cheap way to hold an international teleconference.  You do not need to schedule a time for the open rooms.  If you have questions about their use, just contact Chris, the GDIN webmeister at cgianuario@amtech-usa.org.  She will be happy to advise you.

Even if you cannot come to Canberra for GDIN2001, you can positively contribute to GDIN development through this Virtual Conference. Please help make it a success by joining in. Chat Rooms have also been set up for your use at any time for any subject. They are a great way to have a free long distance teleconference.

For questions, please contact Alan Hodges at alanhodges@one.net.au  or Larry
Roeder at lroeder@hotmail.com 

Information on the U.S. Western Disaster Center of GDIN is available at http://www.wdc.ndin.net

Information on the activities of the Local Government Working Group at the Mexico City GDIN meeting is available at http://www.state.gov/www/issues/relief/coile.html 

Information on the efforts of the Local Government working group of GDIN and the Ankara, Turkey, GDIN meeting is available at http://www.gdin-international.org/ankara/coile.doc.

URL for working group pages, go to :
http://www.gdin-international.org/conf_wgs_main.html
Final report on GDIN @ Ankara, go to:
http://www.gdin-international.org/conf_highlights.html 
Article on GDIN: http://www.gdin-international.org/conf_article.html 
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American Emergency Management Response eJournal 

This electronic journal was created as a public service for individuals, scholars, and decision makers who are concerned about emergency management.  It is designed to provide a free exchange of information concerning all aspects of emergency management including response, recovery, preparedness, and mitigation.  The e-journal is sponsored and edited by the Association for National Defense and Emergency Resources (ANDER) and the Department of Political Science at the University of Akron.

 

The Connection  An eJournal Published on-line by the North American Emergency Managment, Inc.

 

FEMA's Higher Education Project has a "Higher Education" Email address on the Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP)  
Website:
highered@emforum.org    Interested individuals and groups can participate via the internet in the exchange information and ideas.  The EMI Higher Education Program also has a catalog online which is a compiled list of colleges, universities, and other institutions offering emergency management courses, certificates, and degrees.  EMI FEMA Catalog.  Contact: Wayne Blanchard, FEMA Higher Education Project, Emergency Management Institute, 16825 S. Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 (301) 447-1262, Fax (301) 447-1598 BACK

 

International Association of Emergency Managers(IAEM) IAEM This website contains details on membership, EM job opportunities, and the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Program.  Articles, News Items, and Feedback are welcome.  Let them know how they are doing, and participate in the effort to produce a  worthy monthly publication by sending them  feature articles, news items,  CEM tips, regional news, member news, photos, and suggestions. Maybe you  don't want to write something yourself, but you know a member who has  something important to share! 

We are moving our offices the week of May 12, 2003 and IAEM headquarters
facilities may be temporarily off-line.  We anticipate being
fully-operational by mid-week.  If there are any immediate communications
needs, you can reach Beth or Peter via cell phones:

    703-282-8995 Peter cell
    703-244-1213 Beth cell (in Gatlinburg, TN with IAEM Region IV May 11-15)

Our new address as of May 12:
    201 Park Washington Court
    Falls Church, VA 22046-4527

Our telephone, fax and e-mail will remain the same:
    703-538-1795 phone
    703-241-5603 fax
    info@iaem.com

www.iaem.com
  and www.EMEX2003.com 

Website:  International Association of Emergency Managers   www.iaem.com 

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 The International Emergency Management Student Association, (IEMSA), UNT Chapter, UNT Box 310919, Denton, Texas 76203 Email: IEMSA@yahoo.com  BACK

 

American Society for Professional Emergency Planners (ASPEP)

The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners (ASPEP) has issued a call for papers for the 2003 edition of the organization's journal. Articles and papers that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and improvement in the practice of emergency management are welcome. Papers should be between 1500 and 4500 words, preferably in MS Word, and will be accepted until June 15, 2003. Submit by e-mail to bbinder@myexcel.com . Contact ASPEP Journal, C/O Bruce Binder, 8770 SW Goldstone Place, Beaverton, OR 97007. 

The American Society of Professional Emergency Planners (ASPEP) announces a contest for students enrolled in college level emergency management programs either as students or interns.  Students are invited to submit original papers on emergency management topics. The goal of this program is to encourage college students in emergency management related programs to explore academic topics and share new ideas relating to current emergency management issues. The top three papers will be published in the 2003 ASPEP Journal scheduled to be published in August/September 2003.  The First Prize entry author will receive a prize of $150.00 (U.S.). The Second Prize entry author will receive a prize of $100 (U.S.).  The Third Prize entry author will receive a prize of $50 (U.S.). Each published author will also receive a copy of the 2003 ASPEP Journal. 

 

The ASPEP newsletter is available on the links above. BACK

 

FEMA EENet Schedule: For a description of each of these programs and broadcast information, visit the EENet Web site: http://www.fema.gov/home/emi/eenet.htm     BACK

 

The New "Informer" Series from the Natural Hazards Center (University of Colorado is now available on- line and in downloadable PDF format from the center Web page: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/informer/    BACK

 

The NASA Stonefly News Bulletin is available online at http://stonefly.arc.nasa.gov   This site now has the capabilitiy to do live emergency communication broadcasts.  Editor: eric@mail.arc.nasa.gov   (John E. Peterson)  BACK

 

ISDR (United Nations) Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction 

The International Day for Disaster Reduction will be held on October 11, 2000, with important celebrations taking place at the U.N. and locally across the globe. For more information about the 2000 ISDR campaign, as well as suggestions for local activities and events, contact the Awareness and Promotion Issues Officer, Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland; tel: (41 22) 917 90 00; fax: (41 22) 917 90 98/99; Email  isdr@un.org  Interested persons can also contact Helena Molin Valdes, ISDR Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean; Email hmolin@undpcos.nu.or.cr  also see the Web site of the Regional Disaster Information Center, CRID: http://www.crid.or.cr.

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American Red Cross Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness Newsletter (Florida)
Editor: tallaha@crossnet.org (Chris Floyd) BACK

 

Red River Basin Disaster Information Network (RRBDIN)
The move to http://www.rrbdin1.org is essentially completed.
The Red River Basin Task Force(RRTF) was created by the United States and Canada.  Specific objectives are to: Develop and recommend a range of alternatives to prevent or reduce future flood damages; improve tools for planning and decision making: and to facilitate integrated flood management in the basin. Contact: Amy Sebring, 4121 Claudia, Corpus Christi, TX 78418,  Fax (931) 762-7359  Email:
asebring@emforum.org    BACK

 

The Emergency Planning Society in the UK  URL  is at:
http://www.emergplansoc.org.uk and a new Business Manager, Peter Brodie. Emergency Planning Society, Pyramid House. Fourth Way, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0LJ, Tel: 0181 937 4958, Fax: 0181 937 4957 Email: Business@emergplansoc.org.uk  
Newsletter Editor:  Richard Ellwood, Emergency Planning Unit, Kent County Council, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ, Tel: 01622 694811, Fax: 0162-269-4805, Email: Editor@emergplansoc.org.uk   is the Hon Public
Relations Officer and Hon Editor (Acting!) of TIMES.   BACK  

 

Asian Disaster News:A newsletter produced by the ADPC for South East Asia and the Pacific Rim    BACK

 

The Canadian Center for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) Visit the main web site at: http://www.ccep.ca      Email: mbittle@istar.ca Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness 1-800-965-4608 or 1-905-546-3911   BACK