» Emergency Preparedness and Response

GAO Catastrophic Disasters Report

A 147-page report to Congress summarizing the response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina, identifying the changes needed to improve the nation’s readiness. Read More

Safety and Security First: Protecting Our Jobs, Families, and Hometowns From Toxic Chemical Disasters

A 25-page assessment on chemical security urging facilities and state and federal regulators to reduce dangers and secure chemical hazards. Read More

Enhancing Preparedness Adoption and Compliance in the Federal Law Enforcement Community Through Financial Incentives

A 77-page thesis that concludes, research indicates that a novel federal financial incentive concept would in fact increase preparedness adoption and compliance within the federal law enforcement community consistent with its state, local, and tribal partners. Read More

Emergency Response Resources: Storm/Flood and Hurricane Response

Recommendations for relief workers and emergency responders in hurricane disaster and recovery areas. Resources include assessment tools and guidelines for air quality, carbon monoxide, cleanup hazards, confined spaces, disaster site management, electrical hazards, falls, fire, hazardous materials, health care workers, heat stress, identifying and handling human remains, motor vehicles and machine safety, musculoskeletal hazards, protective equipment and clothing, stress, tree removal/chain saws, West Nile Virus, and more. Read More

Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

This document describes the economic and environmental value of the gulf coast environment and plans by federal and state governments to restore and protect wetlands and barrier islands. Read More

Civil Infrastructure: Advanced Sensing Technologies and Advanced Repair Materials for the Infrastructure: Water Systems, Dams, Levees, Bridges, Roads, and Highways

An 11-page draft of a white paper on the needed improvements in cost-effective inspection and monitoring of critical infrastructure systems and transformational improvements in materials and technologies for application of these materials. Read More

Ready: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed

This Web site includes access to three sections: Ready America, Ready Business, and Ready Kids. Each section provides information on how to prepare for emergencies and natural disaster situations aimed at a different audience. Read More

Floods

Practical introduction on types of floods, public warnings, worker safety, and health hazards. Read More

Flood Hazard Mapping: Multi-Hazard Flood Map Modernization

A two-page description of changes made to the multi-hazard flood mapping program when FEMA transitioned to management by Homeland Security. Read More

Recover & Rebuild

A guide to disaster management after the event has passed. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu