Thursday, 26th January 2012
Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030
Source: Federal Emergency Management Administration
From the description:
Progress Report Highlighting the 2010-2011 Insights of the Strategic Foresight Initiative
As the emergency management community looks toward 2030, one thing is certain – the world will not look the same as it does today. Shifting demographics and the rate of technological innovation will challenge the way we plan and communicate with the public. Constraints on spending at all levels—federal, state, local, and tribal—are forcing and will continue to force us to rethink what activities we can truly afford to do and how to build partnerships to accomplish our objectives. At the same time, more frequent and more intense storms will present operational challenges and complexities. Any of these issues alone would challenge some current emergency management policies and procedures. In combination, these and other forces of change produce a difficult, highly uncertain future, the complexity of which will test the ability of the emergency management community to execute our mission. Exploring the nature of such future challenges can help us take actions to improve our Nation's resilience and adaptability.
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