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New Government Report: Motor Vehicle Supply Chain

Motor Vehicle Supply Chain: Effects of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Bill Canis
Paperback, 16 pages, 2011, $15.00
ISBN: 1437987188

The March 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan. The resulting destruction of several nuclear reactors in the region cut off electricity for homes and industry. Manufacturing facilities which are integral to the global motor vehicle supply chain were also affected. Some of these factories that were forced to close provided parts and chemicals not easily available elsewhere. Contents of this report: Introduction; Overview of the Motor Vehicle Industry; The U.S. Motor Vehicle Supply Chain; High Technology Components Change Manufacturing Dynamics; Events in Japan Affect U.S. Motor Vehicle Manufacturing and Retailing; What is the Near-Term Impact in the U.S.?

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June 27, 2011 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Japan’s 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami

Mortgage Foreclosures: Documentation Problems Reveal Need for Ongoing Regulatory Oversight

by Dick K. Nanto
Paperback, 17 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 143798505x

The March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan followed by the nuclear crisis are having a large negative impact on the economy of Japan but a lesser effect on world trade and financial markets. U.S. interest on the economic side centers on humanitarian concerns, radioactive fallout reaching the U.S., the impact on U.S. citizens and American co. in Japan, the effects on trade and supply chain disruptions, and increased volatility in Japanese and U.S. financial markets, interest rates, and the yen-dollar exchange rate. Contents of this report: Overview; Economic Impact: Manufacturing; Financial and Currency Markets; Implications for the U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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May 23, 2011 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: U.S. Tsunami Preparedness

Tsunami Teacher Information and Resource Toolkit

by Anu K. Mittal
Paperback, 39 pages, 20010, $20.00
ISBN: 1437932967

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. In June 2006, there were a number of concerns about the level of U.S. tsunami preparedness. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) leads U.S. efforts through three key programs: the Tsunami Program, which focuses on detection and warning activities; the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, which is a partnership with federal and state agencies focusing on hazard assessment and mitigation; and TsunamiReady, which is a partnership with at-risk communities focusing on educ. and emergency planning.

This report addresses: (1) the extent to which NOAA developed effective strategic plans for its tsunami programs; and (2) the status of NOAA’s efforts to strengthen and expand the programs and move tsunami research to application.

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March 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Tsunami Teacher Information and Resource Toolkit

Tsunami Teacher Information and Resource Toolkit

by Barry Leonard
Paperback, 267 pages, 2007, $45.00
ISBN: 1422312879

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. To help support training related to the community of tsunami risk to the public, this Toolkit was developed, which brings new and existing information on tsunamis into a single reliable and verified global resource that is accessible to individuals, groups, and governments around the world. Tsunami Teacher aims to build awareness and increase the capacity to respond & mitigate the impact of tsunamis through the sharing of knowledge, research, and best practices. Training modules target the media, education systems, and the public and private sectors, with topics including hazard and risk assessment; operational warning and dissemination systems; tsunami emergency response, alerting, & preparedness; environmental engineering mitigation and policy; and educ. and outreach. Illustrations.

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March 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Joint Evaluation of the International Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Joint Evaluation of the International Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami: Synthesis Report by the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition

by John Telford, John Cosgrave, Rachel Houghton
Paperback, 178 pages, 2006, $45.00
ISBN: 1422312615

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The Tsunami Evaluation Coalition (TEC) is an effort by aid agencies to improve humanitarian systems by learning from the response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The TEC is working on 5 thematic evaluations: coordination; needs assessment; impact on local & national capacities; linking relief, rehabilitation, & development; & the international community’s funding response, including an assessment of the role of the media. This is the TEC’s initial report. Illustrations.

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March 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

New Government Report: Foreign Assistance

Foreign Assistance: USAID Has Begun Tsunami Reconstruction in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, But Key Projects May Exceed Initial Cost and Schedule Estimates

by David Gootnick
Paperback, 49 pages, 2006, $20.00
ISBN: 1422307212

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. In Dec. 2004, an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia caused a tsunami that left 230,000 people killed or missing and presumed dead and $10 billion in damage in 12 countries. In May 2005, Congress appropriated $908 million for relief & reconstruction. U.S. emergency relief efforts budgeted at $327 million were nearly completed in Dec. 2005. The U.S. Agency for International Development. (USAID) plans to spend $496 million on longer-term reconstruction, focusing on Indonesia and Sri Lanka, with the remaining $85 million allocated to other U.S. agencies. This report describes USAID’s: progress in Indonesia, and Sri Lanka; financial & technical oversight measures; & implementation challenges. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.

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March 14, 2011 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Catalog of Tsunamis in the Pacific

Catalog of Tsunamis in the Pacific

by S.L. Soloviev
Paperback, 208 pages, 1992, $50.00
ISBN: 9780788139314

English translation of a Russian publication (although the majority of data used for the compilation of the catalog was originally written in English) by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. All available information on 85 tsunamis observed in the Pacific Ocean during the period 1969-1982 has been collected & systematically arranged in this book. Includes maps of sources, copies of tide gauge records & wave intensities, & a list of the main parameters of the earthquakes & the intensities of the tsunamis. Extensive bibliography.

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March 14, 2011 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

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