disaster

ISO 31000 and the Icelandic volcano crisis

By Kevin Knight The air traffic crisis provoked by the Icelandic volcano eruption, with its accompanying economic and societal effects, is analyzed through the lens of the ISO 31000 risk management standard by the leader of the group of ISO experts who developed it. The cloud of ash from the Icelandic volcano which has wreaked havoc on passengers and airports across Europe has also had significant global effects. The International Air Transport Association estimates that the ash crisis has led […]

Making cities resilient

“Cities and local governments need to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters. For the next two years and beyond, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) will campaign together with its partners for this to happen. The 2010-2011 World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Making Cities Resilient” addresses issues of local governance and urban risk while drawing upon previous ISDR Campaigns on safer schools and hospitals, as well as on the sustainable urbanizations principles developed in […]

European civil protection heads to meet in Malta

Source: Times of Malta ‘The heads of the national civil protection authorities of 27 EU Member States and the 14 Mediterranean and Balkan partner countries will meet in Malta on Wednesday for a mid-term review of the actions carried out by the Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters (PPRD) Programme and to endorse the proposed work-plan for the year 2011. The meeting, that will sum up the activities carried out by the programme during the first 18 months […]

International Katrina Project (IKP)

Public Risk Management has everything to do with Cooperation. Well, this new project is focussed on nothing else then that. Katrina is metaphor for setting up and developing a cross organisational and international cooperation. Not easy. Therefor challenging. PRIMO Europe underlines the scope of the project and will investigate how it best can contribute to and participate in this project. Initiator Professor Eelco Dykstra explains where the project is all about. “Official, non-classified US intergovernmental briefings during Hurricane Katrina have […]