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  • 1. Joining a DisasterManagement Association David Alexander University College London
  • 2. Why join an association?• to enjoy a sense of belonging to something• to identify oneself with a phenomenon• the "weight of numbers" - together, people have a more authoritative voice• improve ones curriculum vitae - demonstrate greater seriousness or more command of the field.
  • 3. Why join an association?• to have the products of the association (take courses, read newsletters and journals, etc.)• to get to know people, institute a dialogue with experts or others• to gain greater visibility in the social environment of work.
  • 4. International Associationof Emergency Managers www.iaem.com
  • 5. IAEM-Europawww.iaem.eu
  • 6. UK Emergency Planning Society www.the-eps.org
  • 7. Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Managementwww.icpem.net/Home/tabid/55/Default.aspx
  • 8. International Civil Defence Organisation www.icdo.org
  • 9. International Research Committee on Disasters www.ijmed.org/exec_board.php
  • 10. i-Rec Post-Disaster Reconstruction Group www.grif.umontreal.ca/i-Rec.htm
  • 11. The International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazardswww.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_ resources/naturalhazards/home.htm
  • 12. WADEMwadem.medicine.wisc.edu
  • 13. The Society for Risk Analysis www.sra.org
  • 14. TORRO: The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation www.torro.org.uk
  • 15. Reuters Foundation AlertNet www.alertnet.org
  • 16. And last but not least.... Discussion groups, for example:NATURAL-HAZARDS-DISASTERS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK c/o www.radixonline.org ENDRR-L@GROUPS.PREVENTIONWEB.NET
  • 17. Join up!

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