Re "The flood next time -- disaster relief for profit," Aug. 29
Whenever a disaster strikes, it seems that the job of relief and reconstruction goes to some agency run by someone well-connected politically and staffed by well-meaning people with little formal knowledge in the field of disaster relief. Universities should have a discipline known as disaster relief and reconstruction. Experts would teach courses in evacuation, emergency healthcare, debris removable, providing temporary shelter and other phases of disaster relief. Graduates would be given an appropriate professional title.