Recovery is more than simply the replacement of what has been destroyed and the rehabilitation of those affected. It is a complex social and developmental process. Recovery provides an opportunity to improve aspects beyond previous conditions by enhancing social infrastructure, natural and built environments, and economies.
The manner in which recovery processes are undertaken is critical to their success. Recovery is best achieved when the affected community is able to exercise a high degree of self-determination. Well-designed communication plans are also critical to the success of an affected community’s self-determination.
This handbook has six sections:
|A Introduction||Introduces the handbook and broad context in which the recovery manager works|
|B Foundations||Outlines national principles and foundational concepts for recovery|
|C Effects||Outlines effects of disasters on communities including the four integrated environments|
|D Processes, Plan & Manage||Describes how to plan and manage community recovery including preparedness and planning and operationalising community recovery|
|E Activities||Describes activities or services that may need to be facilitated for effective recovery|
|F Appendices||Additional practical information and broad, generalised checklists.|
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