Recovery Best Practices

Mon. 2:00-3:30 p.m., Interlocken B

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 formalized hazard mitigation as a necessary piece of emergency management. Similarly, the 2011 release of the National Disaster Recovery Framework is likely to increase the professionalization and formalization of recovery planning and management in the United States. The timing is fortuitous. As recent disasters show, the challenges faced by governments, communities, and victims are daunting. This panel will define and discuss emerging knowledge and best practices in disaster recovery in the context of recovery experiences from the United States, as well as Japan, New Zealand, Haiti, Chile, and China. Best practices will be examined at various levels of government and nongovernmental organizations, as well as from the perspective of affected residents and businesses.

Panelist Laurie Johnson, Moderator
Laurie Johnson Consulting


Panelist David Abramson, Panelist
National Center for Disaster Preparedness


PanelistRobert Olshansky, Panelist
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


PanelistDouglas Ahlers, Panelist
Harvard Kennedy School of Government


Kanako Iuchi Kanako Iuchi, Panelist
The World Bank


Organizer: Laurie Johnson, Laurie Johnson Consulting