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Risk RED's Favourite Information Sources

Risk RED is frequently asked for sources on specific disaster-related topics. This site provides the best material, frequently referencing ourselves because we believe that we produce excellent material, on the most popular topics with reference to risk reduction education for disasters. This site is deliberately not meant to be comprehensive, instead targetting key sources. The topics covered are:


Animals (service animals, livestock, zoos, pets)

Picture of a hopeful mutt.
Please don't leave me behind when you evacuate! (Copyright Ilan Kelman 2008).


Children

A child with a dog.
Never overlook children (or pets) for disaster risk reduction (Copyright Ilan Kelman 1997).


Cities

Suva, Fiji.
Suva, Fiji (Copyright Ilan Kelman 2005).


Climate change and disaster risk reduction


Community-based teams

People in breakout groups in a community session.
Participation for community-based sustainability in Boulder, Colorado (Copyright Ilan Kelman 2007).


Disability

An evac-chair for carrying people down stairs during an evacuation.
All needs must be accounted for to achieve successful disaster risk reduction (Copyright Ilan Kelman 2005).


Disaster deaths / disaster mortality


Gender

Two people on the pavement in Quito, Ecuador.
Everyone must contribute to achieve successful disaster risk reduction (Copyright Ilan Kelman 2006).


Indigenous knowledge


Islands


Resilience


Schools

HIV/AIDS education in Morobe Province.

HIV/AIDS education in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea (Copyright Jessica Mercer 2006.)


Shelter and settlements post-disaster

Shelters for internally displaced people, Panjwai, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Shelters for internally displaced people, Panjwai, Kandahar, Afghanistan (Copyright Joseph Ashmore 2003).


Vulnerability


Warning

  • Glantz, M.H. 2003. Usable Science 8: Early Warning Systems: Do's and Don'ts, Report from the workshop held 20-23 October 2003 in Shanghai, China. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., full text (1,862 kb in PDF, with kind permission of the publisher and author).

  • Glantz, M.H. 2004. Usable Science 9: El Niño Early Warning for Sustainable Development in Pacific Rim Countries and Islands, Report from the workshop held 13-16 September 2004 on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., full text (891 kb in PDF, with kind permission of the publisher and author).

  • Glantz, M.H. (ed.) 2007. Heads Up! Early Warning Systems for Climate, Water and Weather. Tsinghua University Press, Beijing and Climate Affairs LLC, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., table of contents (32 kb in PDF) and new edition published in 2009 by United Nations University.

  • Eve Gruntfest http://www.evegruntfest.com

  • Kelman, I. 2006. "Warning for the 26 December 2004 Tsunamis". Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 178-189, full text (78 kb in PDF, with kind permission of the publisher).

  • Mileti, D.S. 1975. Natural Hazard Warning Systems in the United States: A Research Assessment. Program on Technology, Environment, and Man, Monograph #NSF-RA-E-75-013. Natural Hazards Center, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, full text (3,117 kb in PDF, with kind permission of the publisher and author).

  • Mileti, D.S., R. Bandy, L.B. Bourque, A. Johnson, M. Kano, L. Peek, J. Sutton, and M. Wood. 2006. Bibliography and Annotated Bibliography for Public Risk Communication on Warnings for Public Protective Actions Response and Public Education (Revision 4), Natural Hazards Center, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, download the full text of the Bibliography (88 kb in PDF) and Annotated Bibliography (646 kb in PDF).

  • Mileti, D.S. and E. Kuligowski. 2008. Warning Systems and Public Response: Social Science Research Findings and Evidence Based Applications for Practice (Revision 13) full text (6.6 Mb in a new version of PowerPoint; apologies that this file will not open in older versions of PowerPoint and the file size is too large in older versions).

  • Mileti, D.S. and J.H. Sorensen. 1990. Communication of Emergency Public Warnings: A Social Science Perspective and State-of-the-Art Assessment. Prepared for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C. Prepared by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, full text (2,665 kb in PDF, with kind permission of the publisher and author).

  • Zommers, Z. and A. Singh (eds.). 2014. Reducing Disaster: Early Warning Systems for Climate Change, Springer, London, U.K.

  • Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Oahu, Hawai'i.
    Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Oahu, Hawai'i (Copyright Ilan Kelman 2005).


The material on this website is provided for information only. Neither definitive advice nor recommendations are implied. Each person or organisation accessing the website is responsible for making their own assessment of the topics discussed and are strongly advised to verify all information. No liability will be accepted for loss or damage incurred as a result of using the material on this website. The appearance of external links on this website does not constitute endorsement of the organisations, information, products, or services contained on that external website.