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

Coastal regions face increasingly intense hurricane seasons. Tornados, wildfires and flooding pose extreme threats to communities across the country. Federal, state and city agencies, in conjunction with health providers, must prepare for scenarios that require contagion management, while advancing typical disaster preparedness. Leveraging deep experience managing both issues, WSP can develop customized plans to meet evolving requirements and mitigate the impact of concurrent crises.

Complete Disaster Planning, Response, Recovery and Mitigation Solutions

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.

Drawing on our vast experience advising clients through the entire planning, response, recovery and mitigation cycle, WSP is able to look holistically at the problem. We respond to the emergency needs of clients—coordinating logistics at emergency operations centers, applying emergency power, managing equipment procurement and distribution, and establishing base camps and emergency shelters. We also look ahead, developing solutions for recovery after the event, as well as longer term hazard mitigation to build resiliency to future disasters.

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. Over many years, 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

On The Front Lines of Covid-19

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 (refer to our factsheet); and building engineers working on high-containment laboratories and high-tech healthcare projects. Read Insights article here.

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