Workshop Report/Summary

Alerting America: Effective Risk Communication - Summary of a Forum, October 31, 2002 (2003)

This is a summary of presentations and discussion from a forum on risk communication convened by Disasters Roundtable. Issues related to risk communication were discussed at the forum by speakers and participants from the scientific community, local and federal agencies, and media organizations. The need for more research and actions to further the nation's risk communication capacity and make communities less vulnerable to natural, technological, and human-induced disasters was an overarching theme of the day. This summary is authored by Ruxandra Floroiu, formerly of the National Research Council and by Richard T. Sylves, University of Delaware.