Making Ends Meet: How Communities Can Use Risk Assessment Results
Session Lead: Lauren Augustine, Disasters Roundtable, National Academy of Sciences
See PowerPoint presentations from the Making End Meet Session at the Understanding Risk Conference HERE.
Session Overview: Today, text messages, tweets, iphone apps, and facebook updates, not to mention 24-hour cable news cycles and countless other mechanisms, deliver information to people in the critical times during and after a disaster occurs. Twenty-first century technology allows for disaster-related risks to be identified, assessed, and communicated through satellites, the internet, and mobile devices. These technological innovations in risk identification and risk assessment advance the rate, quantity, and maybe even the quality of information that is transmitted and received during times of disasters. The question that this session, Making Ends Meet, poses is, "so what?"