Graham Tobin is a Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida. He received his BA degree from Durham University, England, and his PhD from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. His research interests in natural hazards, water resources policy, and environmental contamination examine human vulnerability, community sustainability and resilience, social networks, and health conditions in hazardous environments. His current research focuses on the volcano hazards in Ecuador and Mexico, earthquakes in New Zealand, and hurricanes in Florida, USA.Burrell Montz is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at East Carolina University. She received her PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research interests center on natural hazards, water resources management, and environmental impact analysis. Her current research addresses the impacts of population growth and climate change on water availability, management options for emerging contaminants, and various hazard topics including the flow and use of information on decision-making by emergency managers and the public.