Disaster Topics
Multi-Hazard Round Table
A Non-Traditional Approach to Disaster Planning
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Series of Round Table Discussions

Since 9-11 much attention has been directed towards terrorism, and the approach has often been formal and prescriptive. As witnessed by the Hurricane Katrina response this approach, although absorbing extensive resources, leaves much room for improvement. Possibly, a much less formal approach is needed: One that builds on all hazards, expands networks, accommodates multiple agenda and drives discussion.

Toward this end, this series of round table discussions is meant to be a non-traditional approach to disaster planning that will engage scientists, as well as public and private sector emergency managers, in topics addressing how world situations can contribute to disasters. These topics range from atmospheric changes to demographic shifts that may need to be taken into consideration when managing risks.

Hazards Mitigation Plans and Plan Updates: What works, What doesn't

The next Multi-Hazards Roundtable is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 from 10:00am to 2:30pm at the University of Washington Club (Faculty Club) on the University of Washington campus.

Martin Best, Ph.D. and Branden Born, AICP, Ph.D. will lead a discussion on what projects have proven successful and how they were identified, defined and implemented.

* Attendance is limited tot he first 35 respondents. Please register for this event by e-mailing Bob Freitag bfreitag@u.washington.edu, and placing "Multi-hazards Roundtable Registration" in the subject line. Charges are $10 for attendance, and between $10 and $15 for lunch.

See Topics for other presentations and meeting minutes from previous discussions.

See Campus Maps for location of the University of Washington Club.

* A Catalyst E-Post All Hazards Roundtable Discussion Forum has been set up for participants to post comments and continue the discussion online.

University of Washington Department of Urban Design & Planning and Institute for Hazards Mitigation
University of Washington Department of Urban Design & Planning and Institute for Hazards Mitigation
Washington State Emergency Management Association
Washington State Emergency Management Association
Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup
Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup