The World Disaster Alliance was established to provide better solutions to the challenges faced by disaster preparedness and relief agencies; saving hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of dollars in the process. Just as new trees spring forth from the ashes of a wildfire, the WDA’s products and services have grown from thousands of volunteer hours contributed by the organization’s founders in response to disaster. Many of our initiatives have already been designed, prototyped, tested and readied for “launch.” Our call is for other visionaries with the motivation and integrity to ask the difficult questions, and the heartfelt desire to seek answers on behalf of the world through the WDA’s innovative, intelligent and purposeful products.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Disaster Operation Center (DOC)™
Central to all WDA activities, the DOC is literally the world’s first and only multi-media information gathering center dedicated to disaster monitoring, analysis and communications . . . 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Built upon universal protocols, the DOC’s purpose is to continuously seek, acquire, authenticate, validate, evaluate and communicate disaster information from every known reputable source. Information originating in the DOC is then used to help make timely life and property saving decisions for organizations, individuals, families and others.
Hansen Disaster Response Index (HDRI)™
The Hansen Disaster Response Index (aka “The HDRI”) is an innovative yet practical instrument designed to continuously compare and contrast disasters against one another; helping to rate humanitarian needs and assist with decisions on where to deploy or donate life-saving resources. Because of its unique design, the HDRI purposefully continues to have meaning long after disastrous events leave “page one” in the news, ensuring that the public continues to be aware of ongoing recovery and restoration needs.
Disaster Resources Information Pipeline (DRIP)™
At the core of the DRIP is a continuous flow of vital information, gleaned from more than 3,000 verified and carefully selected international data sources (mainstream and local media, social media, and personal volunteer reports). Together with the DOC, the pipeline will serve to provide the most accurate and up-to-speed information available, granting specialized access to information for organizations that focus on specific aspects of a disaster environment such as rescue operations, transporting relief resources and monitoring the well-being of survivors and volunteer workers.
First Alert Services Technologies (FAST)™
FAST provides users with an “alert” to probable and actual unfolding disastrous events at the earliest possible moment of observation and confirmation. Using a unique combination of human volunteers and “push” technology, the FAST Program can provide disaster bulletins up to 25 days earlier than the disaster alert standards currently employed by most leading news media. FAST can save seconds, minutes, hours and even days in disaster notification. FAST can help save lives.
““We save lives and property from disasters worldwide with cutting-edge technologies, aggressive ingenuity and the most comprehensive information and analysis tools available.”
Dr. M David Hansen, Founder & CEO
World Disaster Data Desk (Delta Desk)™
The Delta Desk is an "information and referral" service, staffed 24/7, to work in conjunction with the Disaster Operation Center (DOC), First Alert Services Technologies (FAST) and the World Survival Line (WSL) to provide on-demand disaster data. Data will include accurate disaster status, authorized information regarding loved ones and friedns, current HDRI ratings, information on donor-seeking organizations, disaster travel advisories and more.
The Global Disaster Resources Supply Chain (DRSC)™
The WDA believes that the most significant problem related to ineffective disaster relief supply chains is their improper customization to the unique needs of each disaster environment. The WDA will campaign to establish regional distribution points for disaster relief resources, using existing and future intermodal corridors; constantly encourage and assess local infrastructure capability prior to and during disasters; help calculate replenishment rates under varying circumstances; and provide professional consultation, evaluation and training in logistics management and supply chain strategies in the disaster environment.
Global Disaster Technology Laboratory (D-TECH)™
A state-of-the art facility dedicated to the development, prototyping and testing of technologies which are potentially beneficial for disaster preparation and response. The results of our evaluative testing, including quality, efficacy, reliability and other select characteristics, will be made readily available for public access and use unless performed under contract and confidentiality status.
Disaster Relief Audit Teams (DRAT)™
The World Disaster Alliance will conitnue to develop and support operational auditing teams for the purpose of field and headquarters operational assessment of disaster response efficiency and effectiveness. . . available by contract to private and public entities. Teams will not only assess actual performance in operations, but will also identify best practices and areas of recommended direct action; all with the intention of enabling and improving organizations. All findings of the DRAT will be considered CONFIDENTIAL and reported to the sponsoring entity only.
The World Disaster Alliance creates, encourages and sustains the use of global alliances and collaborative efforts in both private and public sectors. We do not seek to replace the good works of any group or individual, but rather to supplement and complement organizations with the very best, comprehensive, evaluated information available. To that end, we are initiating four key alliances to assist us in our efforts: Word Volunteer Alliance, World Humanitarian Alliance, Donor Alliance and World Media Alliance.
World Survival Line (WSL)™
The World Survival Line uses DRIP and FAST technologies to provide accurate and timely information on the current status of disaster survivors, victims and impacted property through a single information location that will be supported in numerous languages. An anxious public will receive critical information at the very earliest moment of confirmation.