Module prepared by Ross Bull
Disaster Management Training Programme
This training module has been funded by the United Nations
Development Programme in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations
Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Disaster Management Training Programme
(DMTP) in association with the University of Wisconsin Disaster Management
The preliminary text for this module was prepared by Ross Bull,
Chairman of PFM Management Consultants, London.
He acknowledges assistance from, and is particularly grateful
to, the following people: Philip Cottle, Agricola Training, Stow, Lincoln, UK;
William Dick, Agricultural Risk Management, London, UK; Martin Evans, Booker
Tate, Thame, UK; Roger Hay, Food Studies Group, Oxford, UK; J. Roberto Jovel,
ECLAC, Santiago, Chile; Thakoor Persaud, IBRD, Washington DC, USA; Julian
Roberts, Agricultural Risk Management, London, UK; David Rowland, Sedgwick
Group, London, UK; Stephen Webster, United Way, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Robert
Woodthorpe-Brown, Nelson Hurst, London, UK.
Editorial services, including design, educational components and
formatting, have been provided by InterWorks. Design consultation and desktop
publishing have been provided by Artifax.
The first edition of this module was printed in 1992.
Utilization and duplication of the material in this module is permissible;
however, source attribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP)