Dr. Randall Cuthbert is a retired APUS Professor of Emergency & Disaster Management. He has also worked as a Red Cross Shelter Supervisor, and spent a 20-year career as a US Air Force Civil Engineer Officer.
His blogging interests include: protecting & enhancing the EDM profession in the areas of integrity, honorable public service, and social justice; education regarding the 'big picture' role of EDM in our society; educating our professionals and neighbors with regard to the greatest threat to our civilization--climate change; and in general terms, creating a better world for our children and grandchildren.
We face water crises at an increasing rate. To date, the communities involved are fairly small. But this is changing, and it shows that we're not prepared. So what if a really profound water crisis happens to one of our great cities? What then?
As a society, we have bonded together whenever any threat to our existence has emerged, and we have done well. But there are limits to bonding together, and those need to be made up by individual initiative. Are you in?