Environmental Management and Disasters: Contributions of the Discipline to the Profession and Practice of Emergency Management [Chapter 20] [open pdf - 371KB]
From the Abstract: "This chapter explores the contributions that environmental management can make to the theory and practice of emergency management. It first examines environmental management as a distinct field of practice and draws parallels in the diversity of academic backgrounds and routes of entry common to both fields. A brief history of the environmental movement in the US is followed by a discussion of the concept of 'disaster' in the context of environmental management and emergency management, and an acknowledgement of the significance of environmental degradation as a contributing factor in disaster effects. The chapter notes the domestic and international regulatory imperative that embeds emergency management solidly in the practice of environmental management, and it concludes by identifying areas where environmental management and emergency management can and should interact more positively for mutual benefit and support."
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McEntire, David A. (Ed.). Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management: The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends from the Research Literature. Emmitsburg, MD: Emergency Management Institute, Spring 2006. ch.20