Past Event

Roundtable Workshop 21: Recovering from Disaster

Workshop
October 17, 2007

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

Objective:
Disaster recovery is a complex and challenging process that involves all sectors of a community as well as outside interests. In many cases, it is not even clear if and when recovery has been achieved because of varying stakeholder goals for the community, for example with some wanting it returned to what is considered its pre-disaster status and others wanting it to undergo change to realize a vision in which advances are made in risk reduction and other areas. This workshop will consider what has been learned about disaster recovery from both scientific research and the experience of policy makers and practitioners. Historical and recent recovery actions following such events as the September 11th terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina will be discussed, along with examples of both pre- and post-disaster recovery planning.

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Workshop Summaries Resulting from this Event

Recovering from Disaster: A Summary of the October 17, 2007 Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable (2008)

Disaster recovery is a complex and challenging process that involves all sectors of a community as well as outside interests. In many cases, it is not even clear if and when recovery has been achieved because of varying stakeholder goals for the community, for example with some wanting it returned to what is considered its pre-disaster status and others wanting it to undergo change to realize a vision in which advances are made in ris... More >>

About this Event

Organizing Body:

Disasters Roundtable

Primary Board:

Disasters Roundtable

Contact:

John Brown, dr@nas.edu