Wikipedia:WikiProject Disaster management

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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Disaster Management (a.k.a. Emergency management). We have three main work areas:

Thank you for taking the time to be a part of educating Wikipedians about managing disasters. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

About the Project[edit]

Goals[edit]

  1. Create a categorisation of concepts and applied terminology
  2. Maintain one inventory page of disastrous events, see list of disasters
  3. Merge articles that describe similar concepts into one comprehensive article

Central articles[edit]

Participants[edit]

If you want to help out, just add your name and join in by adding your name on the participants page! If you want to you can use this code {{User WikiProject DM}} to add the below member template to your user page:

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Disaster management
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If you don't like userboxes, then just add [[Category:WikiProject Disaster management members]].

Standards[edit]

Definition, scope & structure[edit]

No classification of this project has been agreed upon. The subject is being discussed by project members on a dedicated talk page. The scope of this WikiProject is any article relating to policies as well as implementations of disaster management. This include emergency services operations (police, ambulance, and fire service) as well as the phenomenological description of natural and man-made hazards. It also include individual disastrous events, e.g. hurricane Katrina and the Ethiopian famine in the 1980s.

Naming convention[edit]

A naming convention for such articles is also definitely required. It has been decided that all articles concerning individual disasters should be <<year>> <<place>> <<event>>. To illustrate the point with an example, the article October 11, 2006 New York City plane crash was recently renamed to 2006 New York City plane crash

Books Articles[edit]

Article alerts[edit]

The article alerts list provides information on which disaster management-related Wikipedia articles are subject to various discussions, including peer review requests, or are in need of urgent assistance and/or review.

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New articles[edit]

Please feel free to improve these new disaster management-related articles, listed here from AlexNewArtBot/Disaster_managementSearchResult.

This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2015-08-03 19:32 (UTC)















Assessment[edit]

The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team requests that more disaster articles be assessed as to their quality and importance. To help facilitate this, Template:Disaster management could to be modified to accept optional quality and importance arguments (and by default add articles to an "unassessed" category). See Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Using the bot for how to do this and how to set things up so a bot will automatically keep track of statistics on assessed articles. After the setup is completed, volunteers will need to go through Category:Disasters and assess all the articles there and in appropriate subcategories. (See below for ideas.) Some articles have been assessed already:

See also:

Checklist

This is a quick checklist of things to look for when systematically assessing articles, especially those for disaster events. If you find deficiencies you don't have time to fix yourself, create a to do list at the top of the article's talk page by adding {{To do}} there. Then you can edit the to do list and add items to it.

  • Assign quality and importance according to the definitions at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment. See the top of the talk page of the article of interest to see if this has already been done.
  • Is the article in the correct categories?
  • Does the title comply with Wikipedia:Naming conventions (most common English name) and Wikipedia:Naming conventions (events)?
  • Does the first paragraph give a concise explanation of the subject, including alternate names in bold, location, major causes, and major outcomes?
  • Does the article use the correct infobox? Is everything in the infobox filled in?
  • Is there a concise assessment of the loss to human life?
  • Is there a concise assessment of the financial losses? Are figures clearly labeled as to whether they are in (for instance) 1900 dollars or 2007 dollars? Is a modern inflation-adjusted estimate available?
  • Does the article cite its sources using footnotes, especially for statistics?
  • Does the article have a map showing the area affected?
  • Does the article have a photograph illustrating the event?
  • Is the article in need of wikification, copy-editing, or other cleanup?
  • Major articles should be linked from lists such as List of wars and disasters by death toll, and the statistics presented in lists need to be consistent with those found in articles (which hopefully have references)

To do list[edit]

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WikiProject: Disaster management

Here are some article-related tasks you can do to improve coverage of disaster management topics on Wikipedia:
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Additional suggestions
  • There is a lot of duplication of efforts and confusion of terminology surrounding disaster management on Wikipedia now. Examples include Disasters and Natural disasters. The current categorisation is also far from great, lacking in structure and logic. The task to clean up in this domain is immense, but it has to be done.

Editors' tools[edit]

Templates[edit]

This template is to be placed on the talk page of any article relating to disaster management:

WikiProject Disaster management  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Disaster management, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Disaster management on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the quality scale.
 
  • {{disaster-stub}} for stubs relating to disaster management or disasters

Related Wikis[edit]

Portals[edit]

Wikipedia WikiProjects[edit]

Wikibooks[edit]

Wikiversity[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alexander, David E., 2002, Natural Disaster, Dordrecht, NL: Kluwer ISBN 978-0412047510
  • Alexander, David E., 2002, Principles of Emergency Planning and Management, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0195218381
  • Haddow, George D. and Jane A. Bullock, 2003, Introduction to Emergency Management, Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Quarantelli, E.L., 1998, What Is a Disaster? Perspectives on the Question, New York: Routledge
  • Wisner, B., P. Blaikie, T. Cannon, and I. Davis, 2004, At Risk: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters, 2nd ed., London and New York: Routledge.

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