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Book Review — Management and Information Technology in Disasters

A review of a new book on information management for disasters.

Here is the new review that is posted on Recovery Diva’s blog. Yes, I am a co-author and editor of the book, but it is nice to see a good review of the work we did on the publication.

A quick synopsis is here:

Book Review: Disaster Management and Information Technology: Professional Response and Recovery Management in the Age of Disasters.

Editors: Hans Jochen Scholl, Eric E. Holdeman, F. Kees Boersma.

Published by Springer Publishers; ISBN-10 3031209389; Price is $100.

Content: A comprehensive guide to the multifaceted world of disaster management, seamlessly integrated with modern technology.

Reviewer: David Hammel, Command and Control Specialist, Founder and CEO of, a Silicon Valley tech company offering a Messaging and Management platform for Orchestrating Disaster Response.


“Disaster Management and Information Technology” is an enlightening read that not only addresses the current technological applications in disaster response but also provides a robust mapping of challenges and solutions, both current and future. It paints a vivid picture of the incredible complexity of disaster management and emphasizes the human role in it, regardless of the technology used.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.