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FEAT User Guide - To identify acute environmental risks immediately following disasters Version 1.0
This document is a user version of FEAT based on the extensive description of the method in: van Dijk et al. (RIVM report no. 609000001).

"FEAT is a “first aid” tool to identify environmental impacts, and support initial response actions in disaster contexts. It does not take the place of in-depth environmental assessments, which may be appropriate at later stages of the disaster response. Findings from use of the FEAT should be communicated quickly to appropriate organizations so that appropriate actions can be taken, as described in this document."

UNEP - PDNA draft - A Practical Guide for Implementation
United Nations Environment Programme March 2008

"This draft guide is intended as a first step towards elaborating a systematic approach to addressing and assessing environmental impacts and concerns following natural disasters – especially those issues which might have a negative impact on the safety and welfare of people. ....
The development of a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) methodology by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Early Recovery Cluster provides an opportunity to address this gap."

Assessing Environmental Dimension of Disasters
Presentation: Muralee Thummarukudy - Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch

"Why Environment Matters in Disasters"

Issue Paper Prepared by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Prepared for the Embassy of Sweden/Sida Bangkok by Glenn Dolcemascolo - February 2004

"The Embassy of Sweden/Sida Bangkok’s interest in the prevention dividends associated with environmental management touches on three key issues facing contemporary disaster managers.
1. What is the value of prevention?
2. How can we achieve synergy and integration across sectors such as disaster risk reduction and environmental management?
3. What scientific evidence and decision support tools are available to help operationalize the integration?"

Post disaster reconstruction - The unexpored nexus
John R. Labadie, Ph.D., CHMM - Senior Environmental Analyst, Seattle Public Utilities

"The disciplines of environmental management and emergency management share many of the same concepts, issues, processes, and concerns. Yet they interact more by accident than design. This paper explores the contributions that environmental management can make to the theory and practice of emergency management – from preparedness and response through recovery and reconstruction. It explores the concept of “disaster” in the contexts of both environmental management and emergency management, and it addresses the significance of environmental degradation as both a contributing factor in disaster effects and an important criterion in setting priorities for long-term reconstruction."

Departmental procedures in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
410 Willoughby Ave., Suite 303
P.O. Box 111800
Juneau, AK 99811-1800

"This plan ensures a coordinated effort to provide assistance to first responders, communities, local and tribal governments, and State and Federal agencies in the response and management of natural disaster emergencies. This plan does not apply to oil or hazardous substance spill responses."


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