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Joining a Disaster Management AssociationPresentation Transcript
Joining a DisasterManagement Association David Alexander University College London
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.
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.
International Associationof Emergency Managers www.iaem.com
UK Emergency Planning Society www.the-eps.org
Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Managementwww.icpem.net/Home/tabid/55/Default.aspx
International Civil Defence Organisation www.icdo.org
International Research Committee on Disasters www.ijmed.org/exec_board.php
i-Rec Post-Disaster Reconstruction Group www.grif.umontreal.ca/i-Rec.htm
The International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazardswww.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_ resources/naturalhazards/home.htm
The Society for Risk Analysis www.sra.org
TORRO: The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation www.torro.org.uk
Reuters Foundation AlertNet www.alertnet.org
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