Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government
Second Edition of the 'Green Book' from ICMA Press

William L. Waugh Jr., Ph.D.
Professor of Public Administration, Urban Studies, and Political Science
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Kathleen Tierney, Ph.D.
Director, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center
Professor of Sociology
University of Colorado at Boulder

January 30, 2008

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Foreword and Chapter 1
ICMA Emergency Management Priority

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10 Ratings Submitted: 9 attended, 1 read transcript only
3 (30%) Academia 2 (20%)
6 (60%) Business 4 (40%)
1 (10%) Government 4 (40%)
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"Great presentation and overview of the book. Presenters did very well. Thanks to all."

"It's great to see such a well crafted new text for my courses at UMUC. A relatively cooperative forum/medium through which to communicate. I had some minor Java problems, driven by my inability to have less than 3 or 4 screens open at the same time."

"Gave me a decent overview of the book I've ordered as well as some of the EM perspectives of the authors."
Steve Reichman
Bucks County (PA) 9-1-1 and Perkasie (PA)

"Well worth the time."
Vince Sakovich

"This was an excellent session. The 'Green Book' was long overdue for updating. Both Dr. Waugh and Dr. Tierney did a fantastic job on the book as well as answering our questions. Thank you to the EIIP and all the participants for their good work in updating us all on this project."
Daryl Lee Spiewak, CEM, TEM, TCFM
Brazos River Authority [and member of the project's Advisory Board]

"I'm delighted that the book is available and I'm currently reading it. I hope ICMA will also develop a training package to accompany it. Today's discussion was very informative. Thanks to Dr. Waugh and Dr. Tierney!"
Bob Cullins

"Excellent session, with some insightful comments on the part of the two editors. Even though I have the book, I found the presenation quite interesting."
Claire B. Rubin

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William L. Waugh, Jr., is Professor of Public Administration, Urban Studies, and Political Science in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. He taught at Mississippi State University and Kansas State University before joining the public administration and political science faculties at GSU in 1985. He teaches graduate courses in public policy, administrative theory, organizational behavior, disaster management, public personnel administration, and environmental policy. He also serves as coordinator for the certificate in disaster management program, the certificate in natural resource management program, and the GSU Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society in public affairs and administration.

Dr. Waugh is internationally recognized for his work on disaster policy and local and regional capacity-building to deal with hazards and disasters. He is the author of Living with Hazards, Dealing with Disasters: An Introduction to Disaster Management (2000), Terrorism and Emergency Management (1990), and International Terrorism: How Nations Respond to Terrorists (1982); and the coeditor of Disaster Management in the US and Canada (1996), Cities and Disaster (1990), and Handbook of Emergency Management (1990), as well as over a hundred articles, book chapters, essays, and reports published in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Waugh has served as chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Emergency and Crisis Management three times and is currently a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, as well as other national and international professional organizations. Currently he serves on the CEM Commission (International Association of Emergency Managers) that oversees the Certified Emergency Manager credentialing process and on the EMAP Commission (Council of State Governments) that sets standards for and accredits state and local emergency management programs.

Dr. Waugh has been a consultant to federal, state, and local government agencies; international organizations; nonprofit organizations; and private firms on terrorism, the management of large-scale disasters, local government administration, strategic management, strategic planning, emergency planning, and professional development. He has served on expert panels on hospital surge capacity (Pfizer), the Homeland Security Advisory System (Partnership for Public Warning), applying natural hazard lessons to Homeland Security (National Academies), using community rating systems to encourage risk reduction (FEMA/ISO/ICMA), emergency management education (University of Colorado/NSF), emergency management and Homeland Security (George Washington University/NSF), and Homeland Security education and training (National Academies).

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Kathleen Tierney is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Hazards Center is housed in the Institute of Behavioral Science, where Prof. Tierney holds a joint appointment.

Dr. Tierney's research focuses on the social dimensions of hazards and disasters, including natural, technological, and human-induced extreme events. With collaborators Michael Lindell and Ronald Perry, she recently published Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States (Joseph Henry Press, 2001). This influential compilation presents a wealth of information derived from theory and research on disasters over the past 25 years.

Among Dr. Tierney's current and recent research projects are studies on the organizational response to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster, risk perception and risk communication, the use of new technologies in disaster management, and the impacts of disasters on businesses.