Before Japan, there was Christchurch. A colleague, Paul Steinfort has uploaded the attached map to Google plotting the location of the public portaloos still in the city. The density shows where the in-ground sewage systems are still not repaired and is probably a good indicator of the most damaged areas.
This map is a poignant reminder recovery take years after the news headlines have faded. The link to Google Maps is: http://maps.google.co.nz/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=203202450306015919485.00049ef42b182d29e1f73&ll=-43.507818,172.724476&spn=0.012357,0.027874&z=16
Post disaster recovery is an emerging speciality within project management. Some resources include:
- PMI education foundation: http://www.pmi.org/pmief/
- Project Aid: http://www.projectaid.org/
- Paul’s website: http://www.psaproject.com.au/