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Contingency planning is a "management process that analyses specific potential events or emerging situations that might threaten society or the environment and establishes arrangements in advance to enable timely, effective and appropriate responses to such events and situations." (UNISDR 2009, p. 3)
- United Nations Office for disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR): 2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction ISDR. Geneva: United Nations, 2009.
- http://www.contingency-planning-disaster-recovery-guide.co.uk (The Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery guide).