Disaster Response

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on disaster response and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

February 23, 2010

Accurate information is often hard to come by in disaster situations. This is why BCLC recently asked CHF International, a nonprofit international development organization with operations in Haiti long before the earthquake hit, to share first-hand perspective about the true progress in Haiti.

March 15, 2012

Loss of power for a sustained period of time, especially when caused by an earthquake, can be scary to a household, to a business, to a community.  That’s what we discussed on March 8th at a BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery forum, co-hosted by the San Diego County Office of Emerge

If you are going green why not build in resilience? Environmental consciousness and risk management can pay off

Are green building and resilience synonymous?  No but they are related.  Bill Lascher’s article in the Pacific Standard got it right.  Why build or rebuild with green building technology and materials without building or rebuilding to reflect the risks and vulnerabilities of the area in

April 2, 2012

Chris Poland, chairman and senior principal of Degenkolb Engineers, presented on March 21, 2012 during a panel discussion on "Integrating Disaster Recovery: What Should Long-Term Disaster Recovery Look Like?" The panel was hosted by the Disasters Roundtable of the National Academies.