A new standard for community-based early warning systems just published.
There is no doubt that we are now living in a world where surprise is the new normal. Increasing populations, resource exploitation and the resulting climate change effects are putting greater pressure on our ecosystems. As a result, floods, fires, earthquakes and other natural disasters are only set to increase, leading to greater loss of life, disruption and uncertainty. Local and national governments need to be better prepared in order to minimize losses should disaster strike. An effective early warning system is one key tool, and ISO has just developed an International Standard to help.
ISO 22328-1, Security and resilience – Emergency management – Part 1: General guidelines for the implementation of a community-based disaster early warning system, outlines processes that can help those in hazard-prone areas to get out in time.