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Report Southern California Edison's response to last year's fierce windstorm

Davies Consulting on Southern California Edison's response to last year's fierce windstorm.  

 

"The company could have shortened restoration process by as much as two days had it not been for deficiencies such as a lack of situational awareness and "a fully functional Incident Command System" - a systematic emergency response tool the company is still implementing, the report stated."

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Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

UN report that evaluates the role of climate change in altering characteristics of extreme events. It assesses experience with a wide range of options used by institutions, organizations, and communities to reduce exposure and vulnerability, and improve resilience, to climate extremes. Among these are early-warning systems, innovations in insurance coverage, improvements in infrastructure, and the expansion of social safety nets.

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Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown – FRONTLINE

Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown – FRONTLINE | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
An unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.
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How to Prioritize When Everything Is Important

How to Prioritize When Everything Is Important | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it

"You know that sinking feeling you have when there's too much on your plate? When you try to tackle your tasks by priority, but it feels like everything's important? Don't get overwhelmed—it's a problem that everyone faces at some point or another, and while it's difficult to skillfully juggle multiple priorities and competing responsibilities, it's not impossible. Here's how.
It just so happens that there's a career that focuses specifically on juggling competing tasks and priorities: These people are called project managers. And as luck would have it, I was a full time PM for many years, PMP-certified and everything. In that time, I learned a number of helpful tricks that can help you manage your workload at the office as well as your ever-growing list of to-dos at home, with your family, or with your friends. Here's how you can apply some of those techniques to your everyday life."


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Red Cross disaster response goes high-tech

Red Cross disaster response goes high-tech | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
The local chapter of the Red Cross unveiled its new high-tech disaster operations center that promises to streamline and speed up the response to San Diego’s next big earthquake or wildfire.
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The Ability To Extract and Communicate Insight from Data It's Going To Be Huge: McKinsey Quarterly [Video]

The Ability To Extract and Communicate Insight from Data It's Going To Be Huge: McKinsey Quarterly [Video] | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it

Robin Good: In January of 2009 the McKinsey Quarterly published a video interview and a full article entitled "Hal Varian on how the Web challenges managers" in which Google’s chief economist told executives in wired organizations how much they needed a sharper understanding of how technology empowers innovation.

 

In the video, Hal Varian says something that if you are trying to understand the emerging curation trend, is as relevant (if not more) today as three years ago when it was first published:

 

"The ability to take data - to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it's going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades, not only at the professional level but even at the educational level for elementary school kids, for high school kids, for college kids.

 

Because now we really do have essentially free and ubiquitous data.

 

So the complimentary scarce factor is the ability to understand that data and extract value from it.

 

I think statisticians are part of it, but it's just a part.

You also want to be able to visualize the data, communicate the data, and utilize it effectively.

 

But I do think those skills - of being able to access, understand, and communicate the insights you get from data analysis - are going to be extremely important..."

 

Video interview: http://bit.ly/googlehalvarianoncuration 

(go to the section "Workers and managers")

 

You will need to register to read the full original article: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Hal_Varian_on_how_the_Web_challenges_managers_2286 


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janlgordon's comment, January 31, 2012 12:27 PM
This is an excellent piece, as always, thank you Robin!
Robin Good's comment, January 31, 2012 12:55 PM
Thank you Jan, much appreciated!
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The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster: Reflections From Louisiana Four Years After Hurricane Katrina | RAND

The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster: Reflections From Louisiana Four Years After Hurricane Katrina | RAND | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Lessons learned and challenges faced by Louisiana NGOs in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina serve to inform potential policy changes and future research directions to improve long-term human recovery efforts following future disasters.
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Quake a disaster 'drill' D.C. flunked

Quake a disaster 'drill' D.C. flunked | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Fortunately for the national capital region, Hurricane Irene and the East Coast earthquake proved to be relatively minor events, as far as disasters go.
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New Google Maps Feature: Disaster Alert Pins With Google Public Alerts

New Google Maps Feature: Disaster Alert Pins With Google Public Alerts | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Local emergency notices about storms, tornadoes, and other disaters are now just a click away in Google Maps with Google Public Alerts.
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Japan to report first trade deficit since 1980 following Fukushima disaster

Japan to report first trade deficit since 1980 following Fukushima disaster | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Official figures expected to show deficit due to energy imports to cover loss of power after nuclear plant catastophe (Japan to report first trade deficit since 1980 following Fukushima disaster: Official figures expected to show d...)...
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How Is Disaster Aid Being Retooled to Meet Catastrophes That Strike Cities?: Scientific American

How Is Disaster Aid Being Retooled to Meet Catastrophes That Strike Cities?: Scientific American | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Past response strategies have focused on helping those in remote, rural areas.
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Urban Crowding And Climate Change: Why 21st Century Disasters Are Different - Forbes

Urban Crowding And Climate Change: Why 21st Century Disasters Are Different - Forbes | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
ForbesUrban Crowding And Climate Change: Why 21st Century Disasters Are DifferentForbesTwo alarming 21st century trends have disaster relief organizations and insurance companies on edge.
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Fukushima nuclear crisis: A disaster deemed 'inconceivable' « The ...

Fukushima nuclear crisis: A disaster deemed 'inconceivable' « The ... | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Fukushima nuclear crisis: A disaster deemed 'inconceivable'. Dan Farber, professor of law | 2/27/12 | Leave a comment. Dan Farber. During the Fukushima nuclear crisis, government officials and industry representatives said that the tsunami ...
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SwiftRiver Throws a Lifeline to People Drowning in Information – The Ushahidi Blog

SwiftRiver Throws a Lifeline to People Drowning in Information – The Ushahidi Blog | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it

"There’s a problem that constantly plagues us in this day of information overload, and that is the ability to sift the stream of incoming information into the bits that are valuable from those that aren’t. It’s a tough issue that we’ve been working on at Ushahidi, and re-working, a solution on for a while now. Our solution is called SwiftRiver.

SwiftRiver is a free and open source intelligence platform that helps people curate and make sense of large amounts of information in a short amount of time. In practice, SwiftRiver enables the filtering and verification of real-time data from channels such as SMS, Email, Twitter and RSS feeds. It’s especially useful for organizations who need to sort their data by their unique expectations of authority and accuracy, as opposed to popularity. Such organizations include journalists, community based-organizations, PR/marketing, emergency responders, election monitoring groups and more."


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Disaster agency to end disastrous bureaucracy | The Jakarta Post

National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Syamsul Maarif on Thursday said that local branches of his organization would start leading relief ...
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Japan: Principal takes blame for 84 tsunami deaths

Japan: Principal takes blame for 84 tsunami deaths | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
The deaths of 74 elementary school students and 10 teachers in a small Japanese coastal town were among the nation's most poignant losses in last year's March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Since then, parents of the dead...
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Building Community Resilience to Disasters: A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security | RAND

Building Community Resilience to Disasters: A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security | RAND | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
Provides a roadmap for federal, state, and local leaders who are developing plans to enhance community resilience for health security threats and describes options for building community resilience in key areas.
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GeoChat | InSTEDD

GeoChat | InSTEDD | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
GeoChat is a collaboration tool that allows anyone to chat, report, and get alerts on their phone.
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Welcome to IAEM.COM- International Association of Emergency Managers

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters.
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Harvard Kennedy School - Program on Crisis Leadership :: Publications :: Articles, Papers, Symposia

Harvard Kennedy School - Program on Crisis Leadership :: Publications :: Articles, Papers, Symposia | Innovation in Emergency Management | Scoop.it
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Hastily Formed Networks

"The Naval Postgraduate School, the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (OASD-NII) and
several industry leading vendors answered the call for disaster relief communications a few days after Hurricane Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast. This team combined real world prior experience in disaster response communications activities with the most current technologies to wirelessly enable Bay St Louis and Waveland Mississippi—providing the ONLY means of voice and data communications in the region while awaiting additional government support."


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