Preventing Technological Disasters natural and humanmade disasters. natural disasters. human-made disasters. Comparison of natural and human-made Specific Lessons Learned. general Lessons Learned. http://www.scitechpub.com/evan.htm
Extractions: As you order, each item will be listed in Your Shopping Cart in the upper left corner. You may make changes at Checkout. A complete blueprint for preventing technological disasters in the 21st century. Why do technological disasters occur, and how can we prevent them? How do we design technological systems that enhance human life rather than imperil it? How do we live with the technology we have created? In Minding the Machines , William M. Evan and Mark Manion offer a systematic and provocative guide to preventing technological disasters. They reveal the hidden patterns and commonalities beneath more than 30 of the worst technological tragedies of recent historyand identify powerful preventive measures that address every key area of risk. Minding the Machines throws light on: * Technological disasters: theories and root causes From systems theory to terrorism and counter-terrorism measures * Strategic responses to key risk factors Attacking the four key causes of disaster * Technical design failuresand the organizational failures connected to them
Red Cross Red Crescent - Speech On Natural Disasters Speeches and statements Creating unnatural disasters and worsening the effects of hazards panel discussion on natural disasters, NewYork. 17 July 2002 and other humanmade disasters and increases vulnerability. 10th anniversary of general Assembly resolution 46/182, http://www.ifrc.org/docs/news/speeches/evo170702.asp
Extractions: We know that development, earned over decades, can be destroyed by disasters in a matter of hours. During the past decade less people have died in natural disasters, but more and more people's lives and livelihoods are affected by natural disasters. The increase is steep upwards, triggered by more frequent extreme weather events, poor development, unplanned urbanization, non-enforced building codes, and effects of poverty and vulnerability. Disasters seek out the poor and ensure they stay poor. Flawed development and weak environmental protection strategies create "unnatural" disasters and worsen the effects of hazards. Too often development in itself becomes the architect of technological and other human-made disasters and increases vulnerability. And climate change is the joker in the pack of cards.
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Extractions: Section IV C. Sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world 11. Disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness, and post-disaster rehabilitation capabilities 170. The impact on people and human settlements of natural and human-made disasters is becoming greater. Disasters are frequently caused by vulnerabilities created by human actions, such as uncontrolled or inadequately planned human settlements, lack of basic infrastructure and the occupation of disaster-prone areas. Armed conflicts also have consequences that affect human settlements and the country as a whole. Accordingly, both disasters and armed conflicts call for specific involvement and rehabilitation and reconstruction processes that may necessitate international involvement, at the request of the Government of the country concerned. The impact of such disasters and emergencies is especially severe in countries where prevention, preparedness, mitigation and response capacities are ineffective in dealing with such situations. Actions 172. In improving natural and human-made disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and response, Governments at the appropriate levels, including local authorities, and in close consultation and cooperation with such entities as insurance companies, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, organized communities, and the academic, health and scientific community, should:
DISASTERS PROJECT Understanding Earthquakes. natural humanmade disasters, Earthquakes Mount St. Helens - A general Slide Set http://burnsidess.qld.edu.au/disasters_project.htm
Extractions: During English activities this term you will be looking at "Natural Disasters". For your computer based activity you are to complete the task below. Plan your time well and have your final product ready by Thursday June 14. Useful Links the following links could be helpful for researching the disaster of your choice. DAN'S WILD WILD WEATHER PAGE NCDC: Climatic Extremes and Weather Events Natural Disaster Cyclones ... Discovery Online, Expeditions Avalanche
Results: Natural Disasters Please pray for those who suffer from hunger, poverty, natural and humanmade disasters,including the staff of the general Board of Global Ministries and http://gbgm-umc.org/browse_search/results/results.cfm?cat=Natural disasters&cati
Extractions: UMCOR News Subscribe to Email Edition Hotline Archives Hotline Home January 31, 2003: The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) has issued a call for prayer and advocacy for peace and justice in Iraq . An Advance has been established for support of food and medical relief to the most vulnerable in Iraq. Your gifts to will provide assistance to those most affected by the international sanctions. The full text of the statement is available on GBGM's web site The death toll from severely cold weather continues to rise across South Asia , where winters are short and mild and millions of poor people live in flimsy unheated shelters. Since mid-December, Bangladesh, Northern India and Nepal have been hit by a cold spell accompanied by dense fog that has caused the deaths of at least 1,800 people, according to local media reports. India has recorded the highest numbers of fatalities. Members of Action by Churches Together (ACT) International are distributing blankets, wrappers, and warm children's clothing. Please reach out to people around the world who suffer from disasters like this by giving to UMCOR's International Disaster Response Advance #982450-8 UMCOR continues to make a special appeal for help in the recovery process for people affected by the November storms in Louisiana . The number of people and amount of property involved is extensive and widespread. The victims are poor. Little media attention and only minimal response has been generated. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has received more than 190,000 registrations. Most registrants' claims are too small to qualify for federal assistance. Because the need is so great and as a matter of justice, UMCOR, in cooperation with the Louisiana Annual Conference, asks that you give to
Virgin Islands as observers to the UN world conferences and general Assembly special the vulnerabilityof human settlements to natural and humanmade disasters, and to http://www.un.org/ga/habitat/statements/docs/viE.html
Extractions: Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my honour to represent the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands at this 25th Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly. My delegation appreciates the continual support of member states since 1992 in facilitating the participation of associate member governments of regional economic commissions as observers to the U.N. world conferences and General Assembly special sessions, providing an opportunity for interaction with the international community on issues of relevance to our development process. Mr. President
Indonesia as the President of the 25t Special Session of the general Assembly of the Thishas been further aggravated by natural and humanmade disasters such as http://www.un.org/ga/habitat/statements/docs/indonesiaE.html
Extractions: Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me at the outset extend my sincere congratulations to you on your election as the President of the 25t" Special Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the review of the implementation of Habitat Agenda (Istanbul +5). It is my delegation's fervent believe that under your presidency this meeting will be brought to a fruitful conclusion. Mr. President, We are all here today to renew our commitments to the Habitat Agenda we adopted at the Istanbul conference five years ago. Since then our countries, including Indonesia have been designing and implementing policies in the field of human settlements and urban management in accordance with that Agenda. Regrettably, over the past years, Indonesia experienced economic and political crisis, which has severely affected the implementation of the Agenda. This has been further aggravated by natural and human-made disasters such as floods, earthquakes, drought, forest fires and local communal conflicts. The latter has resulted in the increased existence of internally displaced persons (IDPs), with shelter problems for over a million people.
Extractions: There are currently around 37 million uprooted people in the world, forced to flee their homes and seek shelter elsewhere, usually because of war, economic or natural disasters. Of these, more than 22 million are internally displaced within their country and approximately 15 million are refugees, who have fled to another country.*
General Information occurrence in the natural or humanmade environment that disasters are often classifiedaccording to their speed of or according to their cause (natural or man http://www.ucrextension.net/emen/overview.html
Extractions: Overview Just a little background information. Part I This section will assist you in developing an awareness of the value of a structure within which to understand the problems which cause the need for emergency management in organizations. Review and examination of a wide range of hazards and risks and their actual or potential impact will further lead to conclusions about the need for emergency management. These factors will be addressed both generally and as they apply to your organization and community. By the end of this section, you should be able to: Indicate potential and actual hazards in your community or organization and draw conclusions about how some hazards may combine to create larger problems. Draw conclusions about the scope and importance of a hazard assessment in your organization or community.
Extractions: In resolution 52/190 (1997) the General Assembly decided to hold a special session in the year 2001 for an overall review and appraisal of the implementation of the outcome of the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II), which had taken place at Istanbul in 1996. The special session (commonly referred to as Istanbul+5), held from 6 to 8 June 2001, was a combination of plenary meetings and meetings of the Thematic Committee, the latter focussing on the two main Habitat Agenda themes: "adequate shelter for all" and "sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world". In the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium , governments stated that the Istanbul Declaration and the Habitat Agenda will remain the basic framework for sustainable human settlements development in the years to come. In renewing the commitments made at Habitat II, governments, inter alia reaffirmed that human beings are at the centre of concern for sustainable development and the basis for actions in implementing the Habitat Agenda;
Extractions: By Jan Bauer, Article 19 Annex I Note: The purpose of the Guiding Principles is to address the specific needs of internally displaced persons worldwide by identifying rights and guarantees relevant to their protection. INTRODUCTION: SCOPE AND PURPOSE 1. These Guiding Principles address the specific needs of internally displaced persons worldwide. They identify rights and guarantees relevant to the protection of persons from forced displacement and to their protection and assistance during displacement as well as during return or resettlement and reintegration. 2. For the purposes of these Principles, internally displaced persons are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border. 3. These Principles reflect and are consistent with international human rights law and international humanitarian law. They provide guidance to:
Extractions: People who are forced to flee their homes for one or more of the following reasons and where the state authorities are unable or unwilling to protect them: armed conflict including civil war; generalized violence; and persecution on the grounds of nationality, race, religion, political opinion or social group. 2. Development-Induced Displacement These are people who are compelled to move as a result of policies and projects implemented to supposedly enhance development. Examples of this include large-scale infrastructure projects such as dams, roads, ports, airports; urban clearance initiatives; mining and deforestation; and the introduction of conservation parks/reserves and biosphere projects.
WHO States to reduce the adverse health consequences of natural and humanmade disasters. generalresources In terms of general resources, WHO maintains a http://www.reliefweb.int/training/t37.html
Extractions: Pan American Health Organization Training Material of WHO Emergency Health Training Programme for Africa: Approaches to Disaster Prevention and Emergency Management Emergency Health Training Programme for Africa: Logistics Emergency Health Training Programme for Africa: Training for Emergency Health Management Handbook for Emergency Field Operations ... Training of the Emergency and Humanitarian Action's Department Brief Description of the Organization: WHO's constitution specifically mandates the organization in the field of humanitarian assistance in emergencies "to act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work; to furnish appropriate technical assistance and, in emergencies, necessary aid upon the request or acceptance of governments." WHO is also mandated "to provide, or assist in providing, upon the request of the United Nations, health services and facilities to special groups, such as the people of the trust territories." The organization has also long been designated as the lead agency within the UN system for health-related aspects of emergencies, and should advise the other partners on coordination in this field. This health coordination role, as distinguished from operational support, makes WHO a key partner of OCHA and other emergency oriented agencies represented on the IASC.
Extractions: David A. Korn Go to chapter: Go to Page: Active Table of Contents Front Matter, pp. i-vi Table of Contents, pp. vii-x Introduction, pp. 1-5 1 A Crisis of National Identity, pp. 6-10 2 Who Are the Internally Displaced?..., pp. 11-18 3 The Internally Displaced: Where a..., pp. 19-33 4 Who Helps the Internally Displace..., pp. 34-48 5 Can the UN Do a Better Job?, pp. 49-66 6 Nongovernmental and Regional Orga..., pp. 67-85 7 A Legal Framework for Protecting ..., pp. 86-91 8 Strategies and Solutions, pp. 92-121 Conclusion, pp. 122-126 Appendix: Guiding Principles on Int..., pp. 127-140 Index, pp. 141-148 THIS PAGE chapter: Active Table of Contents Active Table of Contents Front Matter, pp. i-vi Table of Contents, pp. vii-x Introduction, pp. 1-5 1 A Crisis of National Identity, pp. 6-10 2 Who Are the Internally Displaced?..., pp. 11-18 3 The Internally Displaced: Where a..., pp. 19-33 4 Who Helps the Internally Displace..., pp. 34-48