Sources for Disaster Mitigation Organizations

This is a guide to major web sites for organizations that address problems in natural hazards. With the phenomenal number of both governmental and volunteer organizations involved in GeoRisk, the lists are long. Here we are simply providing a simple guide; we do not rank or evaluate the organizations.

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Disaster Response and Mitigation

  • Relief Web. Run by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, it is a comprehensive guide to crises and humanitarian organizations. http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf

  • The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Disaster Management Support (CEOS) disaster information server. A site that guides the user concerning use of observational satellite data and imagery. http://disaster.ceos.org/rehome.htm

  • The Natural Hazards Research Center at the University of Colorado. national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters. Also publishers of Disaster Research, which is available online. http://www.Colorado.EDU/hazards/

  • U. S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). A web site that is updated hourly regarding natural disasters, short courses, and mitigation measures. There are some great handbooks available on this site. http://www.fema.gov/


Tools, Handbooks, and Courses

  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. http://www.eeri.org/

  • Humanitarian Assistance Training Inventory. Up-to-date guide to training programs. http://www.reliefweb.int/training/

  • The Natural Hazards Research Center at the University of Colorado. national and international clearinghouse for information on natural hazards and human adjustments to hazards and disasters. Also publishers of Disaster Research, which is available online. http://www.Colorado.EDU/hazards/

  • U. S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). A web site that is updated hourly regarding natural disasters, short courses, and mitigation measures. There are some great handbooks available on this site. http://www.fema.gov/

Information on Disasters by Country, Region, or City



  • Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). Prime site for data, history, outreach and training to mitigate earthquake risk in Southern California. http://www.scec.org/aboutscec/index.html

  • NASA publishes satellite images in near real time about natural hazards around the world. The Natural Hazards section of NASA's Earth Observatory at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/ contains images and information about major environmental events that are potentially hazardous to human populations


Environmental Sustainability Organizations


  • International Development Research Center, Canada. The International Development Research Centre is a public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in developing world find solutions to socioeconomic, and environmental problems through research. http://www.idrc.ca/

  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). http://www.paho.org/

  • United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). http://www.unep.ch/

  • Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute. http://www.ufei.calpoly.edu/

  • Water Environment Federation. http://www.wef.org/

 

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