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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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Disaster Management Manual

The Disaster Management Manual (DMM) provides advice on efficient strategies and methods for managing various disasters on roads network. It presents basic concepts and case studies of lessons learned and experiences gained in applying these basic concepts in practice. These ideas and examples are categorized and provided for each stage of the disaster management cycle.

Disaster Management Manual - World Road Association

Lessons learned from past events play an important role in disaster management. It is the responsibility of those involved in road management to develop and quickly adopt disaster prevention technologies based on the knowledge and skills gained from past disaster experiences. This manual will help the information sharing among all road administrators.

The manual is available in English and will shortly be published in French and Spanish. It contains 20 chapters organized in 5 themes: Management, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

The Management of Disaster Management Manual is the fruit of the work of experts working within PIARC Technical Committee 1.5 in 2019-2022 cycle, with strong leadership of Mr. Constantin ZBARNEA (Romania). It aims to meet the expectations and needs of road administration departments and operators, and of all the members of the Association on this subject.