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Emergency Communications with Your Local Government and Community

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Thomas D. Rockaway, Ph.D., P.E.
Thomas D. Rockaway, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Center for Infrastructure Research University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2301 South 3rd Street Louisville, KY 40292, Phone:(502) 852-3272; Fax:(502) 852-8851 Email: rockaway@louisville.edu
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David Simpson, Ph.D., ACIP
David Simpson, Ph.D., ACIP
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc. Director, Center for Hazards Research and Policy Dev Urban Studies Institute Louisville, KY 40208, Phone:(502) 852-8019, Fax:(502) 852-4558 Email: simpson@louisville.edu
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IWA Publishing
Volume
7
ISBN electronic:
9781780403687
Publication date:
October 2008

Recent events including the World Trade Center attack, the anthrax scare, Ohio River flooding and the Northeast power outage clearly demonstrate the need for improved systems of communicating emergency information to the public. To explore the arena of emergency communications, the research project analyzed current emergency communication practices utilized by water utilities though literature review, survey, interviews and case study.

Through a combination of literature review, survey and interview data the research team constructed a preparedness guide from observable current best management practices (BMP) used in the industry. The preparedness guide document serves as the backbone for the emergency status information management system (eSIMs) toolkit. The eSIMs is a toolkit providing end users guidance in managing information during emergency events.

This title belongs to WERF Research Report Series

ISBN: 9781780403687 (eBook)

ISBN: 9781843397786 (Print)

Emergency Communications with Your Local Government and Community
By: Thomas D. Rockaway, Ph.D., P.E., David Simpson, Ph.D., ACIP
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/9781780403687
ISBN (electronic): 9781780403687
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Published: 2008

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