Logistics and Emergency Management

Logistics management and disaster preparedness are critical to national, state and local recovery teams to ensure that they are positioned to mitigate the effects of such events. 

A Critical Element

Natural and man-made disasters can have crippling effects on the infrastructure and livelihood of entire communities. Logistics management and disaster preparedness are critical to national, state and local recovery teams to ensure that they are positioned to mitigate the effects of such events. WSP understands that sustainable infrastructure requires an integrated, systems-based approach to managing natural resources, hard infrastructure and financial capital. While there is no silver bullet solution to infrastructure adaptation and resilience, there are cost-effective strategies that increase the reliability and functional life of infrastructure. To date, WSP has deployed logistics management and emergency response teams to help communities recover from natural disasters, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Hector in Hawaii, Hurricane Florence in Virginia and Typhoons Yutu and Wutip in Guam. With experts in offices across the globe, we can respond quickly to issues and challenges.

Our proven, rapid-response capabilities enable us to support those in immediate need, including delivery of supplies and emergency power generation. Our services and capabilities include:

  • Logistics management
  • Economic and risk analyses
  • Damage assessment
  • Environmental cleanup
  • Aid management and distribution
  • Emergency management and recovery planning
  • Mitigation planning
  • Cost recovery
  • Remediation management
  • Emergency power

 

As organizations adapt to challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic, WSP USA can be relied on for support. At WSP, we have dedicated environment, health and safety specialists helping clients manage hazardous materials and industrial hygiene risks; disaster and emergency response teams currently on the ground providing logistics support for the outbreak in locations across the country (please refer to our factsheet); and building engineers working on high-containment laboratories and high-tech healthcare projects.

Please watch this short video below on WSP's Emergency and Disaster Response.