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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Natural Disasters in Developing Countries: Case Studies

Natural hazards can have catastrophic effects in a developing country that far exceed the effects of a similar event in the U.S. or other parts of the industrialized world. Case studies of several recent natural disasters in developing countries are presented here. The emergency management process --assessment, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery-- provides a tool for effectively dealing with disasters and potential disasters. For the cases presented, we analyze each phase of the emergency management process, identify any weaknesses, and make recommendations for reducing the effects of a similar disaster in the future.

Presenters: Aleksandra Asparuhova (Undergraduate Student)
Allison Baldwin (Undergraduate Student)
Danielle Barthel (Undergraduate Student)
Nadezhda Boeva (Undergraduate Student)
Olivia Burton (Undergraduate Student)
Christopher Conlon (Undergraduate Student)
Joshua Dimino (Undergraduate Student)
Kristen DiPasquale (Undergraduate Student)
Jake Duell (Undergraduate Student)
Kathleen Fletcher (Undergraduate Student)
Annemarie Giannandrea (Undergraduate Student)
Nicole Kier (Undergraduate Student)
Alex Krolikowski (Undergraduate Student)
David MacDonald (Undergraduate Student)
Michael Marcal (Undergraduate Student)
Emily Masi (Undergraduate Student)
Judy Massare (Faculty)
Melissa Maxwell (Undergraduate Student)
Nicholas Sampson (Undergraduate Student)
Nikohl Scheuerlein (Undergraduate Student)
Lindsey Simmons (Undergraduate Student)
Sara Wildey (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Earth Science
Location: Fireside Lounge, Seymour Union
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)