Today in disaster resilience (22 May 2020)

Please find below a list of links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tropical Storm Arthur forms in the Atlantic – the first tropical storm of the season forms east of Florida https://www.severe-weather.eu/tropical-weather/arthur-first-storm-atlantic-mk/

‘Extremely severe’ cyclonic storm Amphan forces evacuations in India, Bangladesh https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/extremely-severe-cyclonic-storm-amphan-forces-evacuations-in-india-bangladesh-20200519-p54u70.html

South Dakota: 17 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods https://agfax.com/2020/05/15/south-dakota-17-counties-designated-natural-disaster-areas-to-floods/

Ecuador – Deadly Floods in Morona Santiago http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-morona-santiago-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sri Lanka – 2 Dead After Heavy Rain and Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-may-2020

Philippines – 80,000 Affected by Tropical Cyclone Vongfong http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-cyclone-vongfong-may-2020

Algeria – Damaging Floods in Oran and Mostaganem Provinces http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-floods-oran-may-2020

USA – Floods in Illinois and Michigan After Days of Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-illinois-michigan-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Côte d’Ivoire – Floods in Duékoué Department http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-duekoue-may-2020

Dams Fail in Central Michigan; Evacuations Underway https://weather.com/news/news/2020-05-19-severe-weather-impacts-michigan-flooding-ohio-flooding

Sri Lanka – 2 More Fatalities as Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides in Rathnapura http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-rathnapura-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

DR Congo – Hundreds Homeless After Kasai River Floods in Mai-Ndombe Province http://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-floods-kasai-river-maindombe-may-2020

Storm rips through Geelong, tearing roofs off homes in Waurn Ponds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-20/weather-storm-tears-roofs-off-homes-geelong-victoria/12265432

Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone kills scores in India and Bangladesh https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52749935

Spectacular satellite imagery of a rapidly organizing depression moving towards western Europe today https://www.severe-weather.eu/mcd/cyclone-north-atlantic-towards-uk-mk/

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 May 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/104003/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-May-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Ma.html

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh, flooding lowlands https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-india/cyclone-kills-at-least-82-in-india-bangladesh-causes-widespread-flooding-idUSKBN22X0JO

Central America – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador http://floodlist.com/america/floods-guatemala-honduras-elsalvador-may-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Global warming and drought impacts in the EU http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71836

Global warming and human impacts of heat and cold extremes in the EU http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71838

Laws and policies that protect the most vulnerable against climate-related disaster risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71792

Climate change and water scarcity disrupting youth livelihoods in Ghana http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71811

Transforming knowledge management for climate action http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71821

Climate change talk has been around for 30 years. Where’s the action? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-17/climate-change-action-has-been-missing-hot-mess-richard-aedy/12200196

Australia’s climate future to evolve as economy is rebuilt https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-s-climate-future-to-evolve-as-economy-is-rebuilt-20200517-p54tps.html

Peter Davis of the British Antarctic survey on changes in the Thwaites Glacier https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2020.1751951

The future of solar power: From unbelievably cheap to insanely cheap https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-future-of-solar-power-from-unbelievably-cheap-to-insanely-cheap-77615/

Climate change: Future floods will delay emergency response https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52710224

Global heating is increasing the risk of fires and logging was making forests more flammable https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/19/victoria-should-expect-one-or-two-more-megafires-before-end-of-decade-study-finds

Can coastal cities turn the tide on rising flood risk? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71869

Experts urge further climate action as lockdown triggers ‘extreme’ emissions drop https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/experts-urge-further-climate-action-as-lockdown-triggers-extreme-emissions-drop-20200519-p54uhh.html

Shrinking Ice Sheets Lifted Global Sea Level 14 Millimeters https://eos.org/articles/shrinking-ice-sheets-lifted-global-sea-level-14-millimeters

Climate Change in the American Mind: April 2020 https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-american-mind-april-2020/

Latest Estimates on Sea Level Rise by 2100 Are Worse Than We Thought https://www.sciencealert.com/oceans-are-on-their-way-to-rising-over-a-meter-as-soon-as-2100

Major tropical cyclones have become ‘15% more likely’ over past 40 years http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71900

Adapting to rising river flood risk in the EU under climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71885

Bonding climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71883

Global emissions plunge as working-from-home slashes transport emissions https://reneweconomy.com.au/global-emissions-plunge-as-working-from-home-slashes-transport-emissions-81597/

Aging Dams, Changing Climate: A Dangerous Mix https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/aging-dams-changing-climate-a-dangerous-mix

 

Disaster risk reduction

Using satellites to monitor river ice for flood early warning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71819

COVID-19 and the nature-health-nexus http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71835

Land use planning for disaster resilient communities https://www.aidr.org.au/news/new-handbook-land-use-planning-for-disaster-resilient-communities/

How would people and systems cope if a major earthquake or cyclone occurs while the COVID-19 pandemic continues? https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-dual-risks-of-natural-disasters-and-covid-19

Tool shows what many know: State communities at high risk for wildfire https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/05/15/tool-shows-what-many-know-state-communities-at-high-risk-for-wildfire/#.XsGaA1KXsbV.twitter

Forty years have passed since a tremendous blast at Mount St. Helens—the deadliest eruption in U.S. history https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146735/mount-st-helens

Help Stop COVID-19 and Future Pandemics in Their Tracks https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=624&linkId=88891858

Project seeks super view of Earth’s mantle https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52701935

How Singapore is predicting floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71860

How this English region leads the way for flood prevention http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71859

Adapting to rising coastal flood risk in the EU under climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71839

The utility of earth science information in post-earthquake land-use decision-making: the 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in Aotearoa New Zealand http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71868

From forests and farms to our own back yards, there’s a lot we can do to reduce future risks of pandemic outbreaks https://ensia.com/features/the-worst-may-be-yet-to-come-5-ways-new-diseases-emerge-and-what-we-can-do-about-them/

Early Warning Systems for Pandemics: Lessons Learned from Natural Hazards https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920308980

WMO Updates Guidelines on Multi-Hazard Impact-Based Forecast and Warning Services http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71889

From mangrove to mountain: Building coastal resilience in Timor-Leste http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71890

African countries get new tool to predict climate-related disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71904

Cities hastily add pandemics to long list of 21st-century threats http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71903

Wetlands: Our frontline defence against floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71905

New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71910

Flood impact on mainland Southeast Asia between 1985 and 2018 – The role of tropical cyclones http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71901

Flood risk assessment for Davao Oriental in the Philippines using geographic information system‐based multi‐criteria analysis and the maximum entropy model http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71898

A map of 2019 fatal landslides https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/05/13/2019-fatal-landslides-2/

The current landslide crisis in East Africa https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/05/18/landslides-in-east-africa/

A Likert scale-based model for benchmarking operational capacity, organizational resilience, and Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71924

A ‘Hyperactive’ Hurricane Season Is About to Strike https://www.wired.com/story/a-hyperactive-hurricane-season-is-about-to-strike/

Less Fuel for the Fire: Wildfire Mitigation through Hazardous Fuels Reduction https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/less-fuel-for-the-fire-wildfire-mitigation-through-hazardous-fuels-reduction

 

Emergency management

Weakened by war and floods, Yemen fights twin health threat http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71841

Australian Red Cross releases bushfire report https://www.aidr.org.au/news/australian-red-cross-releases-bushfire-report/

San Francisco had the 1918 flu under control. And then it lifted the restrictions https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/san-francisco-had-1918-flu-under-control-then-it-lifted-n1191141

U.S., European leaders weigh reopening risks without a vaccine https://www.cp24.com/world/u-s-european-leaders-weigh-reopening-risks-without-a-vaccine-1.4943445

Mount St. Helens: 40 Years Later https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202005/mount-st-helens-40-years-later

Coronavirus: Don’t book your France trip yet – quarantine rules will be reviewed every three weeks https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-dont-book-your-holiday-to-france-yet-as-confusion-over-quarantine-continues-11990285

How States Pay for Natural Disasters in an Era of Rising Costs https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2020/05/how-states-pay-for-natural-disasters-in-an-era-of-rising-costs

The value of spatial information for emergency services https://eena.org/document/spatial-information-for-emergency-services

Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a ‘triple whammy’ of crises https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/18/coronavirus-floods-and-locusts-kenyas-triple-whammy-of-crises.html

COVID-19: UW study reports ‘staggering’ death rate in US among those infected who show symptoms https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/05/18/covid-19-uw-study-reports-staggering-death-rate-in-us-among-those-infected-who-show-symptoms/

Factors affecting successful transition between post-disaster recovery phases: a case study of 2010 floods in Sindh, Pakistan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341487189_Factors_affecting_successful_transition_between_post-disaster_recovery_phases_a_case_study_of_2010_floods_in_Sindh_Pakistan

How do you fight wildfire during a pandemic? https://www.hcn.org/articles/climate-desk-covid19-how-do-you-fight-wildfire-during-a-pandemic

First responders, such as fire and ambulance services, will likely struggle to reach urgent cases in a timely manner during low-level flooding in England https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-020-0516-7

Coronavirus health emergency declaration delayed by a week, Australian WHO expert panel member says https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/20/coronavirus-health-emergency-declaration-delayed-by-a-week-australian-who-expert-panel-member-says

What happens if a ‘big one’ strikes during the pandemic? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71854

Cyclone Amphan rages amid pandemic, no space in shelters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71925

The Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Interventions https://www.rand.org/pubs/tools/TLA173-1/tool.html

Knowledge Exchange and Disaster Recovery After Frequent Wildfires in Northern California: Exploring the Experiences of Organizations Responding to the 2018 Camp Fire https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/knowledge-exchange-and-disaster-recovery-after-frequent-wildfires-in-northern-california-exploring-the-experiences-of-organizati

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

US risk education program piloted in Emerald, Victoria https://www.aidr.org.au/news/us-risk-education-program-piloted-in-emerald-victoria/

Communicating and perceiving flood risks and warnings https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2020/communicating-and-perceiving-flood-risks-and-warnings

From The Embers – Stories from the Australian Bushfire Crisis https://omny.fm/shows/from-the-embers/

Tracing Individual Perceptions of Media Credibility in Post-3.11 Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341422612_Tracing_Individual_Perceptions_of_Media_Credibility_in_Post-311_Japan

Living Through a Plague: A Reading List https://lithub.com/living-through-a-plague-a-reading-list/

Mr. Tornado is the remarkable story of the man whose groundbreaking work in research and applied science saved thousands of lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/mr-tornado/

Learning and sharing is key to climate adaptation and resilience building https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/12/learning-and-sharing-is-key-to-climate-adaptation-and-resilience-building/

People didn’t fail during Covid19, the messages did http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71914

Conceptual framework for motivating actions towards disaster preparedness through risk communication http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71917

Color plays a major role in the analysis and communication of scientific information https://eos.org/features/visualizing-science-how-color-determines-what-we-see#.XsaAJGahrlM.twitter

Landslides in Puerto Rico: A Collaboration Story https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/landslides-in-puerto-rico-a-collaboration-story

Can You Save the World? Game https://martin-jacob.itch.io/can-you-save-the-world

 

Disaster psychology

70% of people surveyed said they’d download a coronavirus app. Only 44% did. Why the gap? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71831

You Got This Mate provides tips and info to help rural men reach their best possible mental health https://www.yougotthismate.com.au/

A qualitative evaluation of Southwark Council’s public health approach for mitigating the mental health impact of the 2017 London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341415583_A_qualitative_evaluation_of_Southwark_Council’s_public_health_approach_for_mitigating_the_mental_health_impact_of_the_2017_London_Bridge_and_Borough_Market_terror_attack

Australia: Victorians most at risk from bushfires believed emergency services could save them, CFA data shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71878

U.N. warns of global mental health crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-mentalhealth-idUSKBN22Q0AO

 

Sociology and disasters

Society’s most at-risk groups during the ongoing pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71872

Local networks can help people in distress: South Africa’s COVID-19 response needs them http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71875

Megacity slums are incubators of disease – but coronavirus response isn’t helping the billion people who live in them http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71848

A GIS Approach to Analyzing the Spatial Pattern of Baseline Resilience Indicators for Community (BRIC) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341468951_A_GIS_Approach_to_Analyzing_the_Spatial_Pattern_of_Baseline_Resilience_Indicators_for_Community_BRIC

Social Capital in the Response to COVID-19 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0890117120924531?casa_token=hQ8LqDBWQHkAAAAA%3AdpBPbQGmVUz6KscuyjfHxNIzvWge_WDwhSu71LlmlFzzG4TzU1tcTP4dZSry-SHAVtstMg4J8qIu

The role of social ties for culture-led development in inner areas. The case of the 2016–2017 Central Italy earthquake https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09654313.2020.1759512

COVID-19 resources for sociologists https://www.asanet.org/news-events/asa-news/covid-19-resources-sociologists

Voices from the bush – how lockdown affects remote Indigenous communities differently http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71857

COVID-19 puts human rights of millions at risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71912

How to integrate Indigenous Peoples’ culture and traditions into disaster risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71909

Physical vulnerability and local responses to flood damage in peri-urban areas of Dhaka, Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71923

Profiling informal settlements for disaster risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71916

Confidence in authorities, neighborhood cohesion and natural hazards preparedness in Taiwan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335068070_Confidence_in_authorities_neighborhood_cohesion_and_natural_hazards_preparedness_in_Taiwan

Today in disaster resilience (15 May 2020)

Please find links below to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by floods raging East Africa https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/05/09/ugandan-hospital-somali-town-washed-away-by-floods-raging-east-africa/

Somalia – Over 200,000 Displaced by Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Uganda – Thousands Affected by Floods in Western Region http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-thousands-affected-by-floods-in-western-region

Ethiopia – 12 Killed in Landslide Triggered by Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-landslide-snnpr-may-2020

Somalia – 4 Dead After Heavy Rain Floods Mogadishu http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-mogadishu-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France – Floods in Gironde and Landes After Rain Lashes South West http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-gironde-landes-may-2020

Guatemala – 3 Dead After Heavy Rain Causes Landslides and Floods http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-landslides-floods-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya – Floods Hit North and Central Regions as Death Toll Rises to 237 http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-north-central-regions-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Pakistan – 1 Dead After Heavy Rain and Landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-may-2020

DR Congo – Hundreds Homeless After Floods in Maniema http://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-floods-maniema-may-2020

Colombia – Landslide Destroys Homes in Nariño http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-floods-narino-may-2020

Budalangi floods described as worst flooding since 1962 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i906ouUW-hw&feature=youtu.be

Three-year-old girl and her sister, 7, are both killed in a flash flood in a Utah slot canyon https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8312295/Crews-searching-3-year-old-girl-floods-kill-sister.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 May 2020: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/103645/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-May-2020-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reve.html

Burundi – 10,000 Displaced by Floods Since Late April http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-late-april-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia – Cars Dragged Through Streets as Flash Floods Hit Central Aceh http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-centralaceh-flashfloods-may-2020

Indonesia – 1 Missing After Massive Landslide in Bogor Regency, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslide-bogor-may-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Simulations forecast nationwide increase in human exposure to extreme climate events http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71665

Adapting to extremes: Key insights for bridging climate change adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the European Green Deal http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71663

Climate change has been influencing where tropical cyclones rage http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71689

The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/19/eaaw1838

Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/08/climate-change-global-heating-extreme-heat-humidity?CMP=share_btn_tw

Associations between varying magnitudes of the urban heat island and the synoptic climatology in Melbourne, Australia https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/1097-0088(200012)20:15%3C1931::AID-JOC578%3E3.0.CO;2-D

The Sea Ice Arctic Communities Rely On Could Disappear Three Weeks Earlier https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/05/the-sea-ice-arctic-communities-rely-on-could-disappear-three-weeks-earlier/

Icelandic Glaciers Rapidly Retreating https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2020/05/09/icelandic_glaciers_rapidly_retreating/

As sea levels rise, are we ready to live behind giant walls? https://theconversation.com/as-sea-levels-rise-are-we-ready-to-live-behind-giant-walls-137976

Record global carbon dioxide concentrations despite COVID-19 crisis https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/record-global-carbon-dioxide-concentrations-despite-covid-19-crisis

Climate explained: what caused major climate change in the past? https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-what-caused-major-climate-change-in-the-past-137874?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

A government roadmap for addressing the climate and post COVID-19 economic crises https://climateactiontracker.org/publications/addressing-the-climate-and-post-covid-19-economic-crises/

The Canals Are Clear Thanks to the Coronavirus, But Venice’s Existential Threat Is Climate Change https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11052020/coronavirus-venice-canals-clear-climate-change-flood

Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71753

Resilience and sustainable peace: Managing climate related security & development risks in the Anthropocene http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71765

Global Seasonal Climate Update provides guidance on temperatures, rainfall http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71796

Loss and Damage and limits to adaptation: recent IPCC insights and implications for climate science and policy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71777

Little bit of sea-level rise = lots more coastal flooding https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018746212/little-bit-of-sea-level-rise-lots-more-coastal-flooding

 

Disaster risk reduction

The dual risks of natural disasters and COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71687

Child-centred urban resilience framework: a tool for inclusive city planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71710

Reducing wildfire risk in the wildland-urban interface: Policy, trends, and solutions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71714

Scientists concerned that coronavirus is adapting to humans https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/10/scientists-concerned-that-coronavirus-is-adapting-to-humans

The Geosciences Community Needs to Be More Diverse and Inclusive https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/the-geosciences-community-needs-to-be-more-diverse-and-inclusive/

The U.S. has fared worse than other countries not because it lacked information or funding but because it failed to learn the lessons of the last outbreaks https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/11/why-werent-we-ready-for-the-coronavirus

Logging made last summer’s bushfires worse, expert review finds https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/logging-made-last-summers-bushfires-worse-expert-review-finds/12216464

Structurally controlled rock slope deformation in northern Norway https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10346-020-01421-7

Why cities are the best (and worst) places to be during an outbreak https://www.alumni.giving.unsw.edu.au/why-cities-are-best-and-worst-places-be-during-outbreak#

Continental-scale mapping and analysis of 3D building structure https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425720302297?via%3Dihub

A review of freely accessible global datasets for the study of floods, droughts and their interactions with human societies https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wat2.1424

Bill Gates: Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-vaccine

Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/wildfire-risk-forecast-western-canada-edmonton-1.5556194?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Lessons from a Post-Eruption Landscape https://eos.org/features/lessons-from-a-post-eruption-landscape

City looks at how to protect triple deckers from flooding as sea levels rise https://www.universalhub.com/2020/city-looks-how-protect-triple-deckers-flooding-sea

Poor dam management blamed for Kerala floods https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/amicus-curiae-for-panel-to-identify-flood-causes/article26726699.ece

Australia needs ‘fast-attack strategies’ to stop megafires forming, bushfire experts say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/13/australia-needs-fast-attack-strategies-to-stop-megafires-forming-bushfire-experts-say

From Risk Management to Resilience Management in Critical Infrastructure https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341326605_From_Risk_Management_to_Resilience_Management_in_Critical_Infrastructure

What’s Missing in Pandemic Models http://nautil.us/issue/84/outbreak/whats-missing-in-pandemic-models

‘Thank you Greta’: natural solutions to UK flooding climb the agenda https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/02/thank-you-greta-natural-solutions-to-uk-flooding-climb-the-agenda-aoe

Insurance helps reduce risk from flooding for Asia’s vulnerable rural smallholders http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71731

Learning from the past – Using palaeoclimate data to better understand and manage drought in South East Queensland (SEQ) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71766

The eye of the storm: boosting railway resilience in the UK http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71770

Transformational potential of COVID-19 recovery in Asia-Pacific http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71779

Background Paper: National Natural Disaster Arrangements The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (Australia) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71783

Economic losses from extreme weather in the U.S. Gulf Coast region: Spatially differential contributions of climate hazard and socioeconomic exposure and vulnerability http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71775

Research shows how park-like tsunami defenses can provide a sustainable alternative to towering seawalls https://phys.org/news/2020-05-park-like-tsunami-defenses-sustainable-alternative.html

Researchers reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth https://phys.org/news/2020-05-reveal-largest-hottest-shield-volcano.html

 

Emergency management

Did you know that millions of people around the world are still uprooted from their homes by disasters? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71674

Resilience thinking: Preparing for and recovering from COVID-19 in the context of compound risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71688

Will resilience be the buzz word for the COVID-19 recovery? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71711

What Happens If a ‘Big One’ Strikes During the Pandemic? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/05/hurricane-earthquake-wildfire-tornado-disaster-pandemic/611455/

Trapped in paradise: Breaking quarantine could mean prison time for tourists in Hawaii https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/hawaii-tourist-arrests-quarantine/index.html

Future Air Travel: Four-Hour Process, Self Check-In, Disinfection, Immunity Passes https://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2020/05/10/future-air-travel-four-hour-process-self-check-in-disinfection-immunity-passes/#6482ec113709

How many tests are performed each day? https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing

Portugal counts on drones to bolster defences against wildfires during pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71772

Beat the heat? India struggles to keep cool during lockdown http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71798

Are we there yet? The transition from response to recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71785

COVID-19: what are the options for the UK? Recommendations for government based on an open and transparent examination of the scientific evidence http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71784

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Although social media is a relatively popular news platform—especially among younger people—it doesn’t appear to be replacing traditional media https://www.rand.org/blog/articles/2020/04/what-americans-think-of-the-news–and-what-that-means.html

Twitter Adds New Labels on Potentially Harmful COVID-19 Misinformation in Tweets https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-adds-new-labels-on-potentially-harmful-covid-19-misinformation-in-t/577714/

MSc in Flood Risk Management https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/flood-risk-management-msc

The studio projects explore regional opportunities in designing urban typologies providing for flooding resiliency https://damnstudio.cargo.site/

A year without conferences? How the coronavirus pandemic could change research https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00786-y

Abstract representations of events arise from mental errors in learning and memory https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15146-7

Coronavirus pandemic threatens to suffocate U.S. hurricane response https://news.trust.org/item/20200513082815-8hzfr/

Why aren’t people in Accra better prepared for floods? The key is in communication http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71757

Gender transformative early warning systems http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71761

Governments can learn from consumer psychology when it comes to public health messaging http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71791

This child-friendly booklet is for kids who are 6-12 years old to generate cyclone awareness among children through animated characters and simple but strong messages http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71795

This child-friendly booklet is for kids who are 6-12 years old to generate earthquake awareness among children through animated characters and simple but strong messages http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71794

This child-friendly booklet is for kids who are 6-12 years old to generate flood awareness among children through animated characters and simple but strong messages http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71793

 

Disaster psychology

Understanding the Three Types Of Loneliness https://magazine.columbia.edu/article/understanding-three-types-loneliness

Disasters are not natural; our choices cause them https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/disaster-choice/202005/does-nature-play-disaster-games

Catastrophe compassion: Understanding and extending prosociality under crisis https://psyarxiv.com/ubdz7

Personality traits related to approach and avoidance influence one’s likelihood of self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic https://www.psypost.org/2020/05/personality-traits-related-to-approach-and-avoidance-influence-ones-likelihood-of-self-isolating-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-56756

Even if you personally haven’t experienced quarantine fatigue, you’ve likely encountered sentiments attached to the experience https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/how-to-overcome-quarantine-fatigue

Could COVID-19 Finally Destigmatize Mental Illness? https://time.com/5835960/coronavirus-mental-illness-stigma/

New study shows staggering effect of coronavirus pandemic on America’s mental health http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71749

 

Sociology and disasters

We wanted to know how coronavirus affects Nairobi’s slum residents. What we found http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71666

The role of faith-based institutions in urban disaster risk reduction for immigrant communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341272044_The_role_of_faith-based_institutions_in_urban_disaster_risk_reduction_for_immigrant_communities

Coronavirus, Summer Heat, And Poverty Could Create A ‘Triple Whammy’ https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/05/coronavirus-summer-heat-and-poverty-could-create-a-triple-whammy/

So coronavirus will change cities – will that include slums? https://theconversation.com/so-coronavirus-will-change-cities-will-that-include-slums-137072

Social Capital in the Response to COVID-19 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341322391_Social_Capital_in_the_Response_to_COVID-19

UD Prof. Sarah DeYoung discusses society’s most at-risk groups during the ongoing pandemic https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2020/may/disaster-research-vulnerable-communities-sarah-deyoung/

The race against Covid-19 in vulnerable refugee camps https://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/121495967/coronavirus-the-race-against-covid19-in-vulnerable-refugee-camps

Livelihood and vulnerability in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda: lessons of community and resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341361631_Livelihood_and_vulnerability_in_the_wake_of_Typhoon_Yolanda_lessons_of_community_and_resilience

Today in disaster resilience (8 May 2020)

Please find below a list of links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Kyrgyzstan – Homes Damaged After Flash Floods and Mudflows in South http://floodlist.com/asia/kyrgyzstan-floods-batken-may-2020

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan – Thousands Evacuate After Dam Fails http://floodlist.com/asia/uzbekistan-kazakhstan-sardoba-dam-syrdarya-flood-may-2020

Yemen – 150,000 Affected by Heavy Rain and Floods Since Mid-April http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-update-april-2020

Rwanda – Heavy Rain Leaves 8 Dead, Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-floods-may-2020

While Uzbekistan, like the rest of the world, is struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is suffering from another unexpected disaster https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-70k-people-whose-homes-were-taken-by-flood

Indonesia – Thousands Hit by Floods in Bandung, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-bandung-westjava-may-2020

Uganda – Floods Affect Thousands in Western and Northern Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-western-northern-region-may-2020

Large mudflow causes severe damage in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan https://watchers.news/2020/05/04/large-mudflow-causes-severe-damage-in-isfana-kyrgyzstan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Records tumble as cold blast sweeps across Australia https://watchers.news/2020/05/01/records-tumble-as-cold-blast-sweeps-across-australia/

UK overtakes Italy with Europe’s highest official coronavirus death toll https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain/uk-covid-19-death-toll-rises-above-32000-highest-in-europe-data-idUSKBN22H0WH

Kenya – More Than 100 Dead as Floods and Landslides Continue http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-update-may-2020

French Guiana – Floods Prompt Evacuations After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/america/french-guiana-floods-may-2020

DRC – Hundreds Displaced in Ituri Province as Lake Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/drc-lake-albert-djugu-ituri-may-2020

Indonesia – 12,000 Affected by Floods and Landslides in Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-may-2020

Afghanistan – Damaging Floods in Northern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-baghlan-samangan-may-2020

Ethiopia – 107,00 Displaced by Floods, Says UN http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-update-may-2020

Panama – Deadly Landslide in Panama District http://floodlist.com/america/panama-landslide-may-2020

Kenya – Flood Death Toll Rises, 100,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-flood-update-07-may-2020

Indonesia – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Sulawesi Province http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-west-sulawesi-polewali-mandar-may-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 May 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reykjanes https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/103201/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-May-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Semeru-Dukono-Reykjanes-Nevados-de-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ten Things about Collaborating for Climate Solutions https://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2020/04/22/ten-things-about-collaborating-for-climate-solutions/

Falling for an old flame: Can Australia really grow through gas? https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/falling-for-an-old-flame-can-australia-really-grow-through-gas-20200501-p54ozu.html

Australia listened to the experts on coronavirus. It’s time we heard them on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/commentisfree/2020/may/02/australia-listened-to-the-experts-on-coronavirus-its-time-we-heard-them-on-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

A Satellite Lets Scientists See Antarctica’s Melting Like Never Before https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/30/climate/antarctica-ice-climate-change.html?smid=tw-share

Glacier detachments: A new hazard in a warming world? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71537

As much as one-third of the world’s population will be exposed to Sahara Desert-like heat within half a century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/blown-away-safe-climate-niche-closing-fast-with-billions-at-risk-20200504-p54pod.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter

Hydrological limits to carbon capture and storage https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-020-0532-7

On a Melting Planet, More Precisely Tracking the Decline of Ice https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30042020/ice-glacier-melting-science-study

Warming Caused a Glacier in Alaska to Collapse https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/warming-caused-a-glacier-in-alaska-to-collapse/

Honolulu under triple threat of flooding as sea level rises https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/05/03/hawaii-news/honolulu-under-triple-threat-of-flooding-as-sea-level-rises/

Project about climate change in Bangladesh comes to an end http://www.munichre-foundation.org/en/Disaster_risk_reduction/Gibika.html

One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/05/one-billion-people-will-live-in-insufferable-heat-within-50-years-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Future of the human climate niche https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/04/28/1910114117

Sea-level rise exponentially increases coastal flood frequency https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62188-4

Methane’s Rising: What Can We Do to Bring It Down? https://eos.org/editors-vox/methanes-rising-what-can-we-do-to-bring-it-down

Fortress Charleston: Will Walling Off the City Hold Back the Waters? https://e360.yale.edu/features/fortress-charleston-will-walling-off-the-city-hold-back-the-waters

Will three billion people really live in temperatures as hot as the Sahara by 2070? https://theconversation.com/will-three-billion-people-really-live-in-temperatures-as-hot-as-the-sahara-by-2070-137776

Drought supercharged by climate change https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2020/05/06/western-megadrought-centuries-worsened-climate-change-global-warming/3036460001/

Climate change adaptation: Beyond greening humanitarian response http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71552

What impact will the coronavirus pandemic have on atmospheric CO2? https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-what-impact-will-the-coronavirus-pandemic-have-on-atmospheric-co2

Climate Change Has Altered Where Tropical Cyclones Occur Most Frequently, Study Says https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2020-05-06-tropical-cyclone-typhoon-hurricane-frequency-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

WomenInHydrology – a new initiative to connect female hydrologists worldwide https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/hs/2020/04/15/womeninhydrology-a-new-initiative-to-connect-female-hydrologists-worldwide/

Geoscientists Help Map the Pandemic https://eos.org/articles/geoscientists-help-map-the-pandemic

Fragile countries could see 1 billion coronavirus cases https://www.rescue.org/article/fragile-countries-could-see-1-billion-coronavirus-cases-heres-why

Australia’s natural hazards risk profile https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2020-australia-s-natural-hazards-risk-profile/

Report recommends measures to avoid repeat of flooding in Quebec community https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/report-recommends-measures-to-avoid-repeat-of-flooding-in-quebec-community-1004177762/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Economic motivation for raising coastal flood defenses in Europe https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15665-3.epdf

Tectonic Controls on Global Variations of Large-Magnitude Explosive Eruptions in Volcanic Arcs https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.00127/full

Strength in Beauty – Rethinking Tsunami Defense http://floodlist.com/protection/strength-in-beauty-rethinking-tsunami-defense?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A prehistoric lake has provided a long-term record of floods and flows on the Murray Darling River http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/ancient-lake-provides-insight

When disaster strikes locally, urban networks spread the damage globally http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71631

Barriers to insurance as a flood risk management tool: Evidence from a survey of property owners http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71624

Forest fires in the Alps http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71627

Federal wildfire policy and the responsibilities of community planners and homeowners https://wildfiretoday.com/2020/05/03/federal-wildfire-policy-and-the-responsibilities-of-community-planners-and-homeowners/

Using statistical methods borrowed from economics, a new flood study estimates the effect of hard surfaces on high waters https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/flood-study-with-fresh-approach-measures-downside-of-pavement/

Causal Effect of Impervious Cover on Annual Flood Magnitude for the United States https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019GL086480

Coastal Inundation Dashboard https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/inundationdb/#

A multi-hazards earth science perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic: The potential for concurrent and cascading crises Environment Systems and Decisions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71659

Here are 10 steps to build a stronger Australia after coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/05/here-are-10-steps-to-build-a-stronger-australia-after-coronavirus?CMP=share_btn_tw

Forest fire season is coming. How can we stop the Amazon burning? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/05/a-deadly-cycle-of-destruction-how-greed-for-land-is-fuelling-amazon-fires?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Will humans go extinct? For all the existential threats, we’ll likely be here for a very long time https://phys.org/news/2020-05-humans-extinct-existential-threats.html

Flood prediction using parameters calibrated on limited discharge data and uncertain rainfall scenarios https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2020.1747619

 

Emergency management

Visual representation of hodge-podge, state by state response of c-19 in USA https://boingboing.net/2020/04/28/map-of-state-level-coronavirus.html

April 2020 edition of Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2020/

New roadmap gives Australia two paths out of COVID-19 lockdown: elimination or adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71573

JapanTimes online newspaper discusses changes to disaster response, based on C-19 trajectory https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/03/national/experts-urge-rethink-disaster-response-measures-japan-battles-coronavirus/

Cred Crunch, Issue No. 58, April 2020 – Disaster* Year in Review 2019 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71642

Coronavirus: why you need to wear a face mask in France, but not in the UK https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-you-need-to-wear-a-face-mask-in-france-but-not-in-the-uk-137856

Three potential futures for Covid-19: recurring small outbreaks, a monster wave, or a persistent crisis https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/01/three-potential-futures-for-covid-19/

‘This is a yo-yo.’ COVID-19 hits families still suffering from Hurricane Florence https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article242434306.html

Emergency managers work nonstop to prepare communities for hurricanes during pandemic https://southerlymag.org/2020/05/06/emergency-managers-work-nonstop-to-prepare-communities-for-hurricanes-during-pandemic/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

International guide to value and engage children and youth in disaster risk reduction https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2020-international-guide-to-value-and-engage-children-and-youth-in-disaster-risk-reduction/

Strengthening resilience in Tanzania through creative public engagement http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71567

Fostering student participation in disaster risk reduction through disaster video games http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71569

The influence of tailored risk communication on individual adaptive behaviour http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71562

The Ocean Game: The sea is rising. Can you save your town? https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-climate-change-ocean-game/

COVID-19 global response: Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71636

Evaluation of flood risk communication materials http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71626

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, and communities aren’t ready for both coronavirus and a disaster http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71657

New book on ‘Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement’ https://www.amazon.com/Disaster-Education-Communication-Engagement-Dufty/dp/1119569796/ref=sr_1_16

Risk Communication Basics https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/risk-communication-guidebook.html

 

Disaster psychology

Lockdown and Social Distancing – Are There Positives? https://psychcentral.com/blog/lockdown-and-social-distancing-are-there-positives/

Disasters force us to rely on each other https://grist.org/climate/forget-the-tp-heres-what-you-really-need-to-get-through-a-disaster/

The global jolt toward creative thinking https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2020/0501/The-global-jolt-toward-creative-thinking

A third of Americans experienced high levels of psychological distress during the coronavirus outbreak https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/07/a-third-of-americans-experienced-high-levels-of-psychological-distress-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

 

Sociology and disasters

In 2018, a wildfire swept through Northern California. Forensic anthropologists were called in to identify skeletal remains in a devastated recovery scene https://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2020/04/22/forensic-anthropology-in-a-changing-climate/

During coronavirus, we need social sciences and humanities more than ever https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-01/abc-top-5-we-need-social-sciences-humanities-amid-coronavirus/12177504

Cultivating social ties in the age of physical distancing https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/71227

The COVID-19 pandemic is shining an unforgiving light on the world’s most vulnerable and marginal people http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71618

Seeking commonalities of community resilience to natural hazards: A cluster analysis approach https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341179479_Seeking_commonalities_of_community_resilience_to_natural_hazards_A_cluster_analysis_approach

The building of social resilience in Sichuan after the Wenchuan earthquake: A perspective of the socio-government interactions https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340655676_The_building_of_social_resilience_in_Sichuan_after_the_Wenchuan_earthquake_A_perspective_of_the_socio-government_interactions

After Covid-19, it’s in everyone’s interest to help the world’s poorest countries https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/04/covid-19-world-poorest-countries-aid-relief-package

Black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52574931

How Natural Hazards Impact the Social Environment for Vulnerable Groups: An Empirical Investigation in Japan https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3531149

Living near volcanoes: Scoping the gaps between the local community and volcanic experts in southern Chile https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0377027320300238

Community resilience to cyclone and storm surge disasters: Evidence from coastal communities of Bangladesh https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340135729_Community_resilience_to_cyclone_and_storm_surge_disasters_Evidence_from_coastal_communities_of_Bangladesh

Coronavirus could kill up to 190,000 in Africa in first year if not contained, WHO says https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/coronavirus-could-kill-190-000-africa-first-year-if-not-n1202296?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_nw

Today in disaster resilience (1 May 2020)

Please find below links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tanzania – Deadly Floods and Mudslides Hit Northern Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-arusha-kilimanjaro-april-2020

Vietnam – Damaging Storms Hit Northern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-north-storm-april-2020

Kenya – Thousands Displaced as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-thousands-displaced-flooding-april-2018

Canada – Evacuations After Ice Jams Cause Rivers to Rise in Alberta http://floodlist.com/america/canada-ice-jam-rivers-alberta-april-2020

Indonesia – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Floods in Banten, Bengkulu and East Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-banten-bengkulu-eastkalimantan-april-2020

Military assistance requested as flooding hits downtown Fort McMurray https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-flooding-1.5546029

Ethiopia – Deadly Flash Floods in Dire Dawa http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-flash-floods-diredawa-april-2020

Colombia – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Landslide in Cauca http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-argelia-cauca-april-2020

Somalia – Deadly Flash Floods in North East http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-flash-floods-gardo-bari-april-2020

Chad – Floods in South Destroy Shelters in Displacement Camps http://floodlist.com/africa/chad-flood-moyenchari-april-2020

USA now has 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/28/coronavirus-us-cases-million-update/2996724001/

Fiji – Floods Hit Central Division After Heavy Rainfall http://floodlist.com/australia/fiji-floods-central-division-april-2020

Laos – 3 Dead, 4 Missing After Flash Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/laos-flash-floods-north-april-2020

Malaysia – Communities Cut Off After Floods and Landslides in Sarawak http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sarawak-april-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

This Bangladeshi man’s story shows why linking climate change with conflict is no simple matter http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71433

Disability and climate change: How climate-related hazards increase vulnerabilities among the most at risk populations and the necessary convergence of inclusive DRR and CCA http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71449

How to explain climate change? With comic books https://thebulletin.org/2020/04/how-to-explain-climate-change-with-comic-books/#.XqVrAC-sWO0.twitter

Battered by Matthew and Florence, North Carolina Must Brace for More Intense Hurricanes https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23042020/hurricane-matthew-florence-north-carolina-sea-level-rise-climate-change

Record-Breaking Amounts of Solar Electricity Generated in Germany After String of Sunny Days https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/record-breaking-amounts-of-solar-electricity-in-germany-march-24/#.XqYfHoiOu34

In One Week, Both Sweden and Austria Celebrated the Closing of Their Last Coal Plants https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/in-one-week-both-sweden-and-austria-celebrated-the-closing-of-their-last-coal-plants/#.XqXuUhRelLM.twitter

Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/27/meteorologists-say-2020-on-course-to-be-hottest-year-since-records-began?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hurricanes Could Be Slowing Down Due to Rising CO2 Levels, And That’s Not a Good Thing https://www.sciencealert.com/hurricanes-are-slowing-down-because-of-co2-giving-them-more-time-to-wreak-havoc

The Discursive Politics of Adaptation to Climate Change https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24694452.2020.1736981?journalCode=raag21

Collaborative Action for Community Resilience to Climate Risks: Opportunities and Barriers https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340880375_Collaborative_Action_for_Community_Resilience_to_Climate_Risks_Opportunities_and_Barriers

When COVID-19, climate collide: How south Asia can prepare itself http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71518

 

Disaster risk reduction

Five years on,  revisiting Nepal after 2015 ‘quake https://theconversation.com/learning-from-disasters-nepal-copes-with-coronavirus-pandemic-5-years-after-earthquake-134009

As Amazon fire season looms, smoke and coronavirus could be a disaster http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71412

Stopping floods, protecting lives, and saving money? Mangroves do it all for free http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71454

Canada: How coronavirus could make a bad wildfire season even worse http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71446

What COVID-19 tells us about the changing nature of disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71448

A dynamic spatial computable general equilibrium (CGE) approach to assess economic effects of a large earthquake in China http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71450

Extreme weather disasters challenges for sustainable development: Innovating a science and policy framework for disaster-resilient and sustainable Quezon City, Philippines http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71445

From hazard to risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71461

Guidelines for planning equitable disaster resilient development http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71468

Initial impacts of global risk mitigation measures taken during the combatting of the COVID-19 pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71465

Preferences for improved early warning services among coastal communities at risk in cyclone prone south-west region of Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71447

Progress toward implementing the Sendai Framework, the Paris Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy from Aotearoa New Zealand http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71441

A new map reveals which parts of the US are most at risk of earthquakes in unprecedented detail https://www.businessinsider.com.au/map-reveals-earthquake-risks-us-north-america-2020-4?r=US&IR=T

How Mobile Phone Towers Could Help Monitor Rainfall in Developing Countries https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/how-mobile-phone-towers-could-help-monitor-rainfall-in-developing-countries-analysis/ar-BB12W75y

Towards resilient Rotterdam? Key conditions for a networked approach to managing urban infrastructure risks https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340741547_Towards_resilient_Rotterdam_Key_conditions_for_a_networked_approach_to_managing_urban_infrastructure_risks

Resilience – Potentials and Challenges of an Interdisciplinary Perspective https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340896358_Resilience_-_Potentials_and_Challenges_of_an_Interdisciplinary_Perspective

Getting to the Bottom of Slow-Motion Earthquakes https://eos.org/articles/getting-to-the-bottom-of-slow-motion-earthquakes

Flood Prevention Could Bring ‘Huge’ Payoff as Global Risks Rise http://floodlist.com/asia/flood-prevention-could-bring-huge-payoff-as-global-risks-rise?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Coronavirus detected on particles of air pollution https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/24/coronavirus-detected-particles-air-pollution

When it rains, lava pours https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01091-4?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf233270647=1US coasts face far more frequent severe floods https://climatenewsnetwork.net/us-coasts-face-far-more-frequent-severe-floods/

Australia: Drought, bushfire, flood, hail, and dust: local action the way forward for sustainability http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71475

Drought, fire and flood: how outer urban areas can manage the emergency while reducing future risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71489

The devastating impact of floods in India—and what can be done http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71497

Building Resilience during Recovery: Lessons from Colorado’s Watershed Resilience Pilot Program https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340954624_Building_Resilience_during_Recovery_Lessons_from_Colorado’s_Watershed_Resilience_Pilot_Program

Coronavirus lingers in the air of crowded spaces https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-27/coronavirus-lingers-in-air-of-crowded-spaces-new-study-finds

British wildfires are getting more frequent. Here’s what that means https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/environment-and-conservation/2020/04/british-wildfires-are-getting-more-frequent-heres-what-that

Central West Regional Resilience Strategy includes consideration of the increasing strong cycles of persistent drought and flood facing the region https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/our-work-resilience-regional-resilience-plans/central-west-regional-resilience-strategy

Experts from four South Atlantic states not only will quantify the impacts of flooding on access to infrastructure, but also will consider associated economic costs to coastal communities https://ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/news/2020/04/regional-flood-resilience-research-considers-communities-and-infrastructure/

Latest edition of ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-april-2020/

In race for a coronavirus vaccine, an Oxford group leaps ahead https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-vaccine-clinical-trials-oxford-jenner-institute-20200428-trcanc63srhkxnk3efy7xaem2a-story.html

Why political will is important to reduce risks of disaster http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71500

Stochastic simulation of streamflow and spatial extremes: a continuous, wavelet-based approach https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2019-658/

Insurance becoming unaffordable in Australia’s disaster-prone regions after horror bushfires https://www.sbs.com.au/news/insurance-becoming-unaffordable-in-australia-s-disaster-prone-regions-after-horror-bushfires?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Features of 16,749 hospitalised UK patients with COVID-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.23.20076042v1

‘It was definitely disappointing’: Provincial review ties up promised flood mitigation dollars https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/province-hits-pause-on-grants-for-flood-mitigation-1.5227066

Springbank reservoir change of heart comes with $32M for Tsuut’ina flood mitigation https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/springbank-reservoir-tsuutina-nation-1.5547788

‘Rural areas near big cities less vulnerable to disasters’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71525

Costs and benefits of (in)coherence: Disaster Risk Reduction in the post-2015-agendas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71540

The challenging place of natural hazards in disaster risk reduction conceptual models: Insights from Central Africa and the European Alps http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71534

 

Emergency management

Strengthening Fiji’s disaster response and preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71434

COVID-19 small business continuity and recovery planning toolkit http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71402

Singapore’s spike in coronavirus cases shows the road to recovery will be a bumpy ride http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71453

Pathways to Livable Relocation Settlements Following Disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340911739_Pathways_to_Livable_Relocation_Settlements_Following_Disaster

Australia’s new COVID-19 tracking app https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-27/coronavirus-tracing-app-covidsafe-one-million-downloads/12187806

New Zealand Says It Has Won ‘Battle’ Against COVID-19 https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/27/845304917/new-zealand-says-it-has-won-battle-against-covid-19

COVIDSafe tracking app reviewed: the government delivers on data security, but other issues remain https://theconversation.com/covidsafe-tracking-app-reviewed-the-government-delivers-on-data-security-but-other-issues-remain-137249?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Preparedness for effective response – considerations for epidemic preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71488

When the unprecedented becomes precedented: Learning from Cyclones Idai and Kenneth Institute http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71484

Revisiting cyclone Phailin: Drivers of recovery in marine fishing communities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420919316942

Global Report on Internal Displacement 2020 https://www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2020/

‘We don’t catch a break’: First Brian Jean lost his house to the Fort McMurray wildfire. This time, it was a flood https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/04/27/first-brian-jean-lost-his-house-to-the-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-this-time-it-was-a-flood.html

Using resilience concepts in disaster response http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71492

Prospects and challenges for reconstruction after tropical Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71510

Planning for a disaster: Model can predict hospital resilience for natural hazards, pandemics http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71523

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history https://www.livescience.com/worst-epidemics-and-pandemics-in-history.html

May edition of Geology https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/geology/issue/48/5

The importance of disaster risk communication in the time of COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71466

Community engagement during COVID-19: A guide for community-facing staff http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71480

Trolls and bots are flooding social media with disinformation encouraging states to end quarantine https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/trolls-bots-flooding-social-media-with-anti-quarantine-disinformation-2020-4

Bringing earthquake education to schools in Nepal http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71529

 

Disaster psychology

Relationship between citizens’ risk perceptions formed by disaster information and migration decision-making: Evidence from Japan http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71444

Lockdown is the world’s biggest psychological experiment – and we will pay the price https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/this-is-the-psychological-side-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-that-were-ignoring/

Anxiety ‘escalating’ in children and young people as coronavirus pandemic closes disability support services https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-27/anxiety-increases-absence-of-disability-supports-covid-19/12186290

Social media exposure during the coronavirus pandemic is linked to increased anxiety https://www.psypost.org/2020/04/social-media-exposure-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-linked-to-increased-anxiety-56633

 

Sociology and disasters

Urban Aboriginal people face unique challenges fighting COVID 19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71459

From poverty to disaster and back: a review of the literature http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71458

Coronavirus is not just a health crisis — it’s an environmental justice crisis https://grist.org/justice/coronavirus-is-not-just-a-health-crisis-its-an-environmental-justice-crisis/

The paradox of social capital: A case of immigrants, refugees and linguistic minorities in the Canterbury and Tohoku disasters https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420919313056?via%3Dihub

Coronavirus could kill more than 3 million people in vulnerable and poor countries, aid group says https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-could-kill-more-than-3-million-people-in-vulnerable-and-poor-countries-aid-group-says.html

Today in disaster resilience (24 April 2020)

Please find below a list of links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

DR Congo – Over 30 Killed in Uvira Floods, South Kivu Province http://floodlist.com/africa/dr-congo-uvira-floods-south-kivu-april-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya – Many Missing After Heavy Rain Triggers Mudslides in West http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-mudslides-elgeyomarakwet-westpokot-april-2020

Daily COVID-19 death tolls falling in many western countries https://www.ft.com/coronavirus-latest

Baseball-sized hail leaves major damage in Queensland, Australia https://watchers.news/2020/04/20/queensland-hailstorm-april-2020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Explosive eruption and strong ash emissions at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy https://watchers.news/2020/04/19/etna-volcano-eruption-april-19-2020/

Heavy rains cause flash floods in western Kenya https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/heavy-rains-flash-floods-western-kenya-200419101219115.html

Angola – 11 Dead After Floods and Heavy Rain in Luanda Province http://floodlist.com/africa/angola-floods-luanda-province-march-2017

Rwanda and Burundi – 9 Dead, Thousands Affected After Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-burundi-floods-april-2020

New Caledonia – Flash Floods After 200mm of Rain in 6 Hours http://floodlist.com/australia/new-caledonia-floods-april-2020

Severe flooding threatens millions in Afghanistan, 600 homes destroyed and 3 000 damaged https://watchers.news/2020/04/21/severe-flooding-threatens-millions-in-afghanistan-600-homes-destroyed-and-3-000-damaged/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Yemen – More Devastating Flash Floods in Aden After 125mm of Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-aden-april-2020

Burkina Faso – IDP Camps Flooded in Kongoussi http://floodlist.com/africa/burkina-faso-floods-april-2020

Kenya – More Floods and Landslides Leave 8 Dead, Hundreds Homeless http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-kericho-samburu-kisumu-april-2020

Djibouti – 8 Killed in Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/djibouti-flash-floods-april-2020

Indonesia – 4 Dead, 3 Missing After Floods in West Java and Central Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-cimahi-damanbatu-april-2020

Wildfires rip through Poland’s biggest national park https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52392231

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Apr 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/102411/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Apr-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Dukono-Revent.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sea-level rise exponentially increases coastal flood frequency http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71346

Key investments can build resilience to pandemics and climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71323

Entire wild systems at risk from rising global heat http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71297

‘Kick them into action’: Fire group takes EPA to court over climate https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/kick-them-into-action-fire-group-takes-epa-to-court-over-climate-20200418-p54kzl.html

The northern-hemisphere winter of 2019-20 was the warmest ever on land https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/03/28/the-northern-hemisphere-winter-of-2019-20-was-the-warmest-ever-on-land

State of the climate: First quarter of 2020 is second warmest on record https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-first-quarter-of-2020-is-second-warmest-on-record

Will climate change end waterfront living? Not if you can afford it https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/20/climate-change-waterfront-living-wealthy-boston?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rising Seas Could Make U.S. Coastal Flooding a Daily Peril by 2100 http://floodlist.com/america/usa/rising-seas-could-make-u-s-coastal-flooding-a-daily-peril-by-2100?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Climate explained: how white roofs help to reflect the sun’s heat http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71305

Australia’s inland rivers are the pulse of the outback. By 2070, they’ll be unrecognisable https://theconversation.com/australias-inland-rivers-are-the-pulse-of-the-outback-by-2070-theyll-be-unrecognisable-136492?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Non-linear interaction modulates global extreme sea levels, coastal flood exposure, and impacts https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15752-5

Will Florida be lost forever to the climate crisis? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/21/florida-climate-crisis-sea-level-habitat-loss?CMP=share_btn_tw

Predicting the Future of Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheet https://eos.org/research-spotlights/predicting-the-future-of-greenlands-melting-ice-sheet

Arctic will see ice-free summers by 2050 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/22/global-warming-summer-arctic-sea-ice-gone-2050/2999426001/

Coronavirus crisis underscores small islands’ climate vulnerability https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/04/17/coronavirus-crisis-underscores-small-islands-climate-vulnerability/

 

Disaster risk reduction

UVA researchers found that regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus https://news.virginia.edu/content/exercise-may-protect-against-deadly-covid-19-complication-research-suggests

We’ve never made a successful vaccine for a coronavirus before. This is why it’s so difficult https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2020-04-17/coronavirus-vaccine-ian-frazer/12146616

Coronavirus re-emergence will be a threat until 2024, Harvard study finds https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3080156/coronavirus-re-emergence-will-be-threat-until-2024-harvard-study

How different surrounding environments influence the characteristics of flash flood‐mortality: The case of the 2017 extreme flood in Mandra, Greece http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71355

Policy recommendations for an integrated approach to flood management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71351

Predicting possible outcomes to coronavirus and other pandemics with models and simulations http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71326

How to generate relational information to inform a systemic perspective on risk? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71318

Implementing the Sendai Framework in Africa: progress against the targets (2015–2018) International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS), 2020 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71331

Building resilience in the wake of a disaster https://ecos.csiro.au/building-resilience-in-the-wake-of-a-disaster/

COVID-19: What’s wrong with the models? https://peterattiamd.com/covid-19-whats-wrong-with-the-models/

Covid-19 has nothing on what’s coming https://www.newsroom.co.nz/ideasroom/2020/04/20/1133127/covid-19-has-nothing-on-whats-coming

Large earthquakes follow ‘Devil’s Staircase’ mathematical pattern https://watchers.news/2020/04/19/large-earthquakes-follow-devil-s-staircase-mathematical-pattern/

Research shows mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection https://phys.org/news/2020-03-mangrove.html

To Avoid the Next Disaster, “This Mistake Must Not Reoccur” https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/avoid-next-disaster-mistake-must-not-reoccur

Coronavirus’s ability to mutate has been vastly underestimated, and mutations affect deadliness of strains, Chinese study finds https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3080771/coronavirus-mutations-affect-deadliness-strains-chinese-study

Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/21/milan-seeks-to-prevent-post-crisis-return-of-traffic-pollution?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Remembering the forgotten disaster: One year after Cyclones Idai and Kenneth https://floodresilience.net/blogs/remembering-the-forgotten-disaster-one-year-after-cyclones-idai-and-kenneth

The pandemic isn’t a Black Swan https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-pandemic-isnt-a-black-swan-but-a-portent-of-a-more-fragile-global-system

Analyzing the Role of Resource Factors in Citizens’ Intention to Pay for and Participate in Disaster Management https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340835318_Analyzing_the_Role_of_Resource_Factors_in_Citizens’_Intention_to_Pay_for_and_Participate_in_Disaster_Management

New Earthquake Math Predicts How Destructive They’ll Be https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-earthquake-math-predicts-how-destructive-theyll-be-20200421/

Slower-moving hurricanes will cause more devastation as world warms https://www.newscientist.com/article/2241444-slower-moving-hurricanes-will-cause-more-devastation-as-world-warms/
How can big cities adapt to risks of floods? https://www.euronews.com/2020/04/06/how-can-big-cities-adapt-to-risks-of-floods

America’s heartland is expected to flood again — but this time amid coronavirus https://grist.org/climate/americas-heartland-is-expected-to-flood-again-but-this-time-amid-coronavirus/

Bridging forecast verification and humanitarian decisions: A valuation approach for setting up action-oriented early warnings

https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71348

Common ground between the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71371

Implementing the Sendai Framework in Africa: progress against the targets (2015–2018) International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS), 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71331

Models and frameworks for assessing the value of disaster research https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71375

Policy recommendations for an integrated approach to flood management https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71351

Sendai five years on: Reflections on the role of international law in the creation and reduction of disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71380

A methodology to estimate flow duration curves at partially ungauged basins https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/24/2043/2020/

Webinar Aqueduct Floods: the future of flooding; exploring risks and opportunities https://www.deltares.nl/en/events/launch-aqueduct-floods-webinar-future-flooding-exploring-risks-opportunities/

Australia: Actuaries back pre-disaster funding https://www.asiainsurancereview.com/News/View-NewsLetter-Article/id/61287/Type/eDaily/Australia-Actuaries-back-pre-disaster-funding

Flooding will affect double the number of people worldwide by 2030 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/23/flooding-double-number-people-worldwide-2030

New Data Shows Millions of People, Trillions in Property at Risk from Flooding — But Infrastructure Investments Now Can Significantly Lower Flood Risk https://www.wri.org/news/2020/04/release-new-data-shows-millions-people-trillions-property-risk-flooding-infrastructure

Aqueduct Flood Global Data https://www.wri.org/applications/aqueduct/floods/

 

Emergency management

New MIT machine learning model shows relaxing quarantine rules will spike COVID-19 cases https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/16/new-mit-machine-learning-model-shows-relaxing-quarantine-rules-will-spike-covid-19-cases/?guccounter=1

It was the saltshaker: How Germany meticulously traced its coronavirus outbreak https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/it-was-the-saltshaker-how-germany-meticulously-traced-its-coronavirus-outbreak/

Two Asian coronavirus success stories face new wave of infections https://www.axios.com/japan-singapore-coronavirus-infections-a617efde-3e04-4baf-9a65-377f10454acf.html

Healing and rebuilding from the 2019-20 bushfires https://www.coag.gov.au/meeting-outcomes/coag-meeting-communique-13-march-2020

Coronavirus Will Require Changes in Schools When They Reopen https://www.rand.org/blog/2020/04/coronavirus-will-require-changes-in-schools-when-they.html to Protect Students

NSW COVID-19 Cases and Community Profile by The University of Sydney https://covid19-data.sydney.edu.au/

Antibody tests suggest that coronavirus infections vastly exceed official counts https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01095-0

Imagine Hurricane Katrina during a pandemic. The US needs to prepare for that — now https://www.vox.com/2020/4/21/21222687/coronavirus-covid-19-hurricane-planning-preparedness-emergency-managers-disaster

Laying in Wait: Responding to the Pandemic Amidst Impending Disasters https://floodresilience.net/blogs/laying-in-wait-responding-to-the-pandemic-amidst-impending-disasters

Doctors warn coronavirus causing sudden strokes in some younger patients https://thehill.com/homenews/news/494140-doctors-warn-coronavirus-causing-sudden-strokes-in-younger-patients

UK will need social distancing until at least end of year, says Whitty https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/22/uk-will-need-social-distancing-until-at-least-end-of-year-says-whitty?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19 complicate standard responses to storms, floods, and heat waves https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/in-pandemic-new-thinking-on-responding-to-weather-disasters/

Tackling malaria, COVID-19 and Ebola in Burundi https://medium.com/@UNDP/when-health-crises-collide-803ffad1f487

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Affected community members from Hobart, Kingborough, Glenorchy, and Derwent Valley municipalities were invited to share their experience of the flood nearly twelve months later https://storiesofresilience.hobartcity.com.au/

Why is it hard to stop COVID-19 misinformation on social media? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71275

How the internet has changed during lockdowns https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/04/18/how-the-internet-has-changed-during-lockdowns

The importance of disaster risk communication in the time of COVID-19 https://floodresilience.net/blogs/the-importance-of-disaster-risk-communication-in-the-time-of-covid-19

Right-Wing Responsible For Pushing Coronavirus Disinformation On Twitter Worldwide, New Report Says https://www.forbes.com/sites/seanlawson/2020/04/21/right-wing-responsible-for-pushing-coronavirus-disinformation-on-twitter-worldwide-new-report-says/#5ca463e0597f

K-12 Flood Education Resources https://www.floodsciencecenter.org/products/k-12-flood-education/

Dominica: Strengthening early warning system – increasing public awareness on natural hazards http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71398

Make your own paper model of a volcano https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1991/0115a/report.pdf

An Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/books/book/952/An-Introduction-to-the-Rock-Forming-Minerals

 

Disaster psychology

Mental health in the age of coronavirus https://www.redcross.org.au/stories/covid-19

UNICEF’s latest information to help support you and your family during the coronavirus pandemic https://www.unicef.org.au/our-work/unicef-in-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/parents-carers-and-teachers

The difference between “physical” and “social” distancing https://www.martlet.ca/the-difference-between-physical-and-social-distancing/

Expectations, disappointments, and individual responses: Imbalances in multilevel flood risk governance revealed by public survey https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71399

 

Sociology and disasters

Monsoon weather and early childhood health in India http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71344

Disabled people left off coronavirus vulnerable list go without food https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/19/disabled-people-left-off-coronavirus-vulnerable-list-go-without-food?CMP=share_btn_tw

World Health envoy warns of unrest in poor nations without action to combat virus https://news.trust.org/item/20200421191552-vwrds/

Confronting chronic shocks: social resilience in Rio de Janeiro’s poor neighbourhood https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71341

Five years later: Assessing the implementation of the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for inclusion of people with disabilities https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71381

“What is a sociologist doing here?” An unconventional people-centered approach to improve warning implementation in the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71361

Today in disaster resilience (17 April 2020)

Please find below a list of links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Ecuador – Homes Destroyed by Floods in Quito http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-quito-april-2020

Storm tears through South amid pandemic; more than 30 dead https://apnews.com/a7b924a128d7d0847784b75d8da98db1?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter

Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): strong explosion https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/krakatau/news/101857/Krakatau-volcano-Indonesia-strong-explosion-last-night.html

Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Floods in Lamongan, East Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-lamongan-april-2020

Papua New Guinea – Deadly Landslide in Chimbu Province http://floodlist.com/asia/papua-new-guinea-landslide-chimbu-province-april-2020

Ukrainian officials: Fires out near Chernobyl nuclear plant https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/ukrainian-officials-fires-out-near-chernobyl-nuclear-plant-1.4895010

Yemen – Flash Floods Hit Sana’a http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-sanaa-april-2020

Iran – Deadly Floods in North and Central Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-razavikhorasan-yazd-april-2020

Pakistan – More Fatalities After Heavy Rain and Storms in Punjab Province http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-punjab-floods-rain-july-2018

Ongoing floods affect more than 25 000 in East Java, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2020/04/16/ongoing-floods-affect-more-than-25-000-in-east-java-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thousands of homes damaged as severe thunderstorms lash Thailand https://watchers.news/2020/04/15/thousands-of-homes-damaged-as-severe-thunderstorms-lash-thailand/

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Apr 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/102010/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Apr-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Semeru-Ibu.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Data show one of the strongest predictors of social distancing behavior is attitudes toward climate change https://www.vox.com/2020/4/10/21216216/coronavirus-social-distancing-texas-unacast-climate-change

Are our urban buildings climate-ready? : http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71261

The IPCC’s special report on climate change and land: What’s in it for Africa? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71241

Enhancing national climate plans through nature-based solutions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71216

Expanding use of archaeology in climate change response by changing its social environment https://www.pnas.org/content/117/15/8295

A global database of Holocene paleotemperature records https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-020-0445-3.epdf

Tackling climate change is vital for the strongest economic recovery after coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/14/reckoning-with-climate-change-will-support-the-strongest-possible-economic-recovery-after-coronavirus?CMP=share_btn_tw

Estuaries warming and acidifying because of climate change, study finds https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/estuaries-warming-and-acidifying-because-of-climate-change-study-finds-20200414-p54jl4.html

Study reveals one climate strategy could save the world $616 trillion http://www.inkl.com/news/study-reveals-one-climate-strategy-could-save-the-world-616-trillion?share=ZxvzxGTaMzR

How to Adapt to Climate Change From the Bottom Up https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2020-04-13/building-resilient-planet?utm_content=buffer4cc54&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Cities can lead the way on climate change mitigation through green spaces http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71260

Infrastructure and climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71277

Natural catastrophes in times of economic accumulation and climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71269

Scientists confirm dramatic melting of Greenland ice sheet https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/15/scientists-confirm-dramatic-melting-greenland-ice-sheet?CMP=share_btn_tw

Public want radical response to climate change with same urgency as coronavirus, poll finds https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/coronavirus-climate-crisis-uk-government-poll-environment-a9467371.html

Strengthen worldwide climate commitments to improve economy, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/14/worldwide-climate-commitments-economy-emissions?CMP=share_btn_tw

Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to an emerging North American megadrought https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6488/314

Australia deploying new renewables at ten times global average https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-deploying-new-renewables-at-ten-times-global-average-11689/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Geohealth: Science’s First Responders https://eos.org/opinions/geohealth-sciences-first-responders

COVID-19 has struck Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, at a moment of heightened vulnerability arising from multiple sources https://www.africa.undp.org/content/rba/en/home/blog/2020/covid-19–how-to-live-with-risk-and-succeed-.html

Hiding in Plain Sight: Conceptualizing the Creeping Crisis https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/rhc3.12193

‘It’s worth a shot’: Australia’s endgame must be total elimination of the virus https://www.smh.com.au/national/it-s-worth-a-shot-australia-s-endgame-must-be-total-elimination-of-the-virus-20200412-p54j71.html

A recent Johns Hopkins University study found that impervious surfaces found in urban areas significantly increase the potential for flooding http://floodlist.com/protection/pavement-increases-flooding-study?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bridging forecast verification and humanitarian decisions: A valuation approach for setting up action-oriented early warnings https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094716300172?via%3Dihub

Developing solutions for Climate and Disaster Resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71197

Stanford researchers forecast longer, more extreme wildfire seasons http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71180

What is the difference between complicated and complex systems… and why is it important in understanding the systemic nature of risk? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71254

Delhi is one of many capitals enjoying improved air quality since restrictions were introduced due to the coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/11/positively-alpine-disbelief-air-pollution-falls-lockdown-coronavirus?CMP=share_btn_tw

Coronavirus distancing may need to continue until 2022, say experts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/14/coronavirus-distancing-continue-until-2022-lockdown-pandemic?CMP=share_btn_tw

Applying Satellite Imagery to NWS Grand Forks Flood Operations https://satelliteliaisonblog.com/2020/04/14/application-example-applying-satellite-imagery-to-nws-grand-forks-flood-operations/

Floodplain evaluation matrix: A multiparameter assessment methodology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71295

Bats are a key source of human viruses — but they’re not special https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01096-z

We are just now starting to understand the scope of the risk of hurricanes https://emergencypreparednesspartnerships.com/decades-of-hurricane-landfall-data-analyzed/

Ethics and Evidence in the Search for a Vaccine and Treatments for Covid-19 https://www.thehastingscenter.org/ethics-and-evidence-in-the-search-for-a-vaccine-and-treatments-for-covid-19/

One Of Mississippi’s Devastating Easter Tornadoes Was ‘At Least’ Two Miles Wide https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2020/04/15/one-of-mississippis-devastating-easter-tornadoes-was-at-least-two-miles-wide/

Extreme weather events in a time of COVID-19 https://www.undrr.org/news/extreme-weather-events-time-covid-19

 

Emergency management

Life and Death in the ‘Hot Zone’ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-hospitals-bronx.html

In the middle of a pandemic, people who live in flood zones are being warned that provincial authorities won’t be able to respond in the usual way https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-communities-across-canada-prepare-for-doubled-crises-of-flooding-in-a/

Queensland bushfires review 2019-20 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71240

Paradise Dam preparedness review 2019-20 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71231

Disaster recovery framework guide https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71170

Scenario planning vital in pandemic response http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71233

Addressing conflicting cues during natural hazards: lessons from emergency agencies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71268

Why Politicians Ignore Disaster Predictions https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/04/13/why-politicians-ignore-disaster-predictions/

As coronavirus spreads in Congo, Ebola resurfaces https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2020/04/13/congo-coronavirus-ebola-new-case?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

Coronavirus: China’s first confirmed Covid-19 case traced back to November 17 https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3074991/coronavirus-chinas-first-confirmed-covid-19-case-traced-back

Recalibrating disaster governance in ASEAN after the 2018 central Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71248

In Singapore, migrant coronavirus cases highlight containment weak link https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-migrants/in-singapore-migrant-coronavirus-cases-highlight-containment-weak-link-idUSKCN21X19G

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – the data https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-data

Virus-hit Asian nations brace for double disasters as extreme weather looms https://news.trust.org/item/20200416132438-y9g86/

What Happens When Other Disasters Hit during a Pandemic? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-happens-when-other-disasters-hit-during-a-pandemic/

In China, This Coronavirus App Pretty Much Controls Your Life https://futurism.com/contact-tracing-apps-china-coronavirus

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizen disaster science education for effective disaster risk reduction in developing countries https://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71183

Why We Should Say ‘Physical Distancing,’ Not ‘Social Distancing’ https://laist.com/latest/post/20200407/why-we-should-be-physical-distancing

Social-media companies must flatten the curve of misinformation https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01107-z?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews

 

Disaster psychology

Americans See Spread of Disease as Top International Threat, Along With Terrorism, Nuclear Weapons, Cyberattacks https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2020/04/13/americans-see-spread-of-disease-as-top-international-threat-along-with-terrorism-nuclear-weapons-cyberattacks/

Social Distance: We Can’t Go Back to Normal https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/world-after-coronavirus-pandemic/609775/

Public mental health crisis during COVID-19 pandemic, China http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71196

Crushing coronavirus means ‘breaking the habits of a lifetime.’ Behavior scientists have some tips https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/crushing-coronavirus-means-breaking-habits-lifetime-behavior-scientists-have-some-tips

 

Sociology and disasters

Confronting chronic shocks: Social resilience in Rio de Janeiro’s poor neighborhoods https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340356309_Confronting_chronic_shocks_Social_resilience_in_Rio_de_Janeiro’s_poor_neighborhoods

South Africa needs to mitigate the worst of its inequalities in tackling coronavirus http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71193

Social vulnerability in a high-risk flood-affected rural region of NSW, Australia https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-03887-z

Gender transformative early warning systems: Nepal Practical Action http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71289

The pandemic can be a catalyst for decolonisation in Africa https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/pandemic-catalyst-decolonisation-africa-200415150535786.html

Today in disaster resilience (10 April 2020)

Please find below links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Solomon Islands – Rivers Rise as Tropical Cyclone Harold Approaches http://floodlist.com/australia/tropical-cyclone-harold-solomon-islands-april-2020

Vanuatu on Red Alert as it braces for severe Tropical Cyclone Harold https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/413468/vanuatu-on-red-alert-as-it-braces-for-severe-tropical-cyclone-harold?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

US coronavirus toll tops 10,000 https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-coronavirus-death-toll-nears-10-000-11586166530

Indonesia – at Least 3 Dead, 2 Missing After Floods and Landslides in 3 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-at-least-3-dead-2-missing-after-floods-and-landslides-in-3-provinces

Flooding on James River persists for more than a year, South Dakota https://watchers.news/2020/04/06/flooding-on-james-river-persists-for-more-than-a-year-south-dakota/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cyclone pounds Vanuatu, levelling buildings, amid virus shutdown https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-pacific-vanuatu-idUSKBN21O0HL

Severe weather in Greece https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2020/04/06/greece-weather-skopelos-skiathos-in-estate-of-emergency/

Colombia – Landslide in Santander Prompts Evacuations http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-floridablanca-santander-april-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Papua New Guinea – Thousands Affected by Floods in Gulf Province http://floodlist.com/asia/papua-new-guinea-floods-gulf-province-april-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Apr 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/101406/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Apr-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventado.html

Tropical Cyclone “Harold” leaves a trail of destruction across Vanuatu and Fiji — passing over Tonga https://watchers.news/2020/04/08/tropical-cyclone-harold-leaves-a-trail-of-destruction-across-vanuatu-and-fiji-passing-over-tonga/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway https://watchers.news/2020/04/08/record-breaking-snowfall-engulfs-parts-of-norway/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia’s path to net-zero emissions lies in rapid, stimulus-friendly steps https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/04/australias-path-to-net-zero-emissions-lies-in-small-stimulus-friendly-steps?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cure for coronavirus-hit economy could be in renewables https://www.smh.com.au/politics/queensland/cure-for-coronavirus-hit-economy-could-be-in-renewables-garnaut-20200311-p5494c.html

Be prepared: Key lessons from the coronavirus pandemic and climate change https://grist.org/climate/be-prepared-key-lessons-from-the-pandemic-and-climate-change/

Sorry to disappoint climate deniers, but coronavirus makes the low-carbon transition more urgent https://theconversation.com/sorry-to-disappoint-climate-deniers-but-coronavirus-makes-the-low-carbon-transition-more-urgent-135419?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Report maps out ways to reach climate targets and regenerate economy https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/report-maps-out-ways-to-reach-climate-targets-and-regenerate-economy-20200403-p54gwl.html

Climate Disasters Make Vulnerable Countries More Susceptible To War https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/04/climate-disasters-make-vulnerable-countries-more-susceptible-to-war/

Let’s have a worthy debate about sea level rise https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/391548-lets-have-a-worthy-debate-about-sea-level-rise

NASA Study Adds a Pinch of Salt to El Niño Models https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2967/nasa-study-adds-a-pinch-of-salt-to-el-nino-models/

Stanford researchers forecast longer, more extreme wildfire seasons http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71180

Natural variability or climate change? Stakeholder and citizen perceptions of extreme event attribution https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378019307939?dgcid=author

Earth scorched in the first 3 months of 2020 https://mashable.com/article/climate-change-2020-records/

The projected timing of abrupt ecological disruption from climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2189-9

Coronavirus pandemic threatens climate monitoring, WMO warns https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/04/01/coronavirus-pandemic-threatens-climate-monitoring-wmo-warns/

Extreme, high temperatures may double or triple heart-related deaths http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71090

 

Disaster risk reduction

6 feet enough for social distancing? MIT researcher says droplets carrying coronavirus can travel up to 27 feet https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/30/coronavirus-social-distancing-mit-researcher-lydia-bourouiba-27-feet/5091526002/

Understanding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through data http://datatopics.worldbank.org/universal-health-coverage/covid19/

Coronavirus in South Asia Takes Hold as April Arrives https://www.thinkglobalhealth.org/article/coronavirus-south-asia-takes-hold-april-arrives

Is the coronavirus airborne? Experts can’t agree https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00974-w

Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity chief https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/06/ban-live-animal-markets-pandemics-un-biodiversity-chief-age-of-extinction?CMP=share_btn_tw

Coronavirus and the Future of Surveillance https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2020-04-06/coronavirus-and-future-surveillance

Brazil – Extreme Rainfall Days in Metropolitan São Paulo Have Risen Four-Fold http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-sao-paulo-extreme-rainfall-days-increase?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity helped trigger Triassic climate change, study says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/07/volcanic-activity-triggered-triassic-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Where are Ireland’s Sustainable flood defenses? https://nwrmireland.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/where-are-irelands-sustainable-flood-defenses/

Emergency risk assessment handbook published https://www.aidr.org.au/news/emergency-risk-assessment-handbook-published/

Coronavirus: location-tracking apps could stop the disease – here’s how https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/71210

Why does understanding the systemic nature of risk matter in the midst of COVID-19? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/71228

3 ways to build back better after a tsunami http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71110

These 5 countries have advanced Tsunami warning systems http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71115

America’s heartland is expected to flood again — but this time amid coronavirus https://grist.org/climate/americas-heartland-is-expected-to-flood-again-but-this-time-amid-coronavirus/

Waterfront residents brace for possible flooding, even as COVID-19 crisis continues https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/waterfront-residents-brace-for-possible-flooding-even-as-covid-19-crisis-continues-1.4887503

Assessing flash flood hazard and damages in the southeast United States http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71131

Critical infrastructure cascading effects. Disaster resilience assessment for floods affecting city of Cologne and Rhein‐Erft‐Kreis http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71128

Crowdsourcing and interactive modelling for urban flood management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71127

Mozambique – Upscaling nature-based flood protection in Mozambique’s cities: Lessons learnt from Beira http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71219

 

Emergency management

New Zealand passes 1,000 coronavirus cases as PM chastises ‘idiots’ ignoring lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/05/new-zealand-passes-1000-coronavirus-cases-as-pm-chastises-idiots-ignoring-lockdown

We need to live restricted lives for at least six months – police enforced lockdowns are unnecessary https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/05/we-need-to-live-restricted-lives-for-at-least-six-months-police-enforced-lockdowns-are-unnecessary?CMP=share_btn_tw

How do the effects of the coronavirus pandemic compare to that of a major earthquake? https://abc7.com/how-do-the-effects-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-compare-to-that-of-a-major-earthquake/6047020/

I’m A Disaster Scientist. Here’s Why We Need To Think About Coronavirus Recovery Now https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/04/im-a-disaster-scientist-heres-why-we-need-to-think-about-coronavirus-recovery-now/

Coronavirus pandemic hurts nations’ disaster readiness https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/04/05/asia-pacific/coronavirus-pandemic-hurts-disaster-readiness/#.XozvWW5uKUk

New York merging all its hospitals to battle coronavirus https://www.vox.com/2020/4/3/21207310/coronavirus-new-york-hospitals-andrew-cuomo

U.S. Readies Health Response for the Next Big Eruption https://eos.org/features/u-s-readies-health-response-for-the-next-big-eruption

NSW RFS Commissioner takes on new resilience role https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/nsw-rfs-commissioner-takes-on-new-resilience-role

Addressing conflicting cues during natural hazards: lessons from emergency agencies https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/72

UN agency calls for inclusion of domestic violence risk in disaster response to COVID-19 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/71220

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

5 ways to include people with disabilities when preparing for tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/59487?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=202003Tusnami

Learning Resources: How water flows in a catchment https://www.jbatrust.org/how-we-help/learning-resources/how-water-flows-in-a-catchment/

Creating a Novel Disaster Medicine Virtual Reality Training Environment https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/creating-a-novel-disaster-medicine-virtual-reality-training-environment/7D1601AC092781E6DF0FE6DAD9ACEE66/share/f51b28c070ac890bf3614b399e88ea4a688f351c

Communications down after category 5 Cyclone Harold hits Vanuatu https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/06/communications-down-after-category-5-cyclone-harold-hits-vanuatu?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

The Pursuit of Clarity in a Time of Plague https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/pursuit-clarity-time-plague/

Resilient Australia Awards open https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards/

‘His Game is Called Survivin:’ a resistance to resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340493367_’His_Game_is_Called_Survivin’_a_resistance_to_resilience

Students, everything you need to know about coronavirus https://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3520184

Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and IBAC launch flood education course for brokers https://www.coastalnewstoday.com/post/intact-centre-on-climate-adaptation-and-ibac-launch-flood-education-course-for-brokers

Geological Society of America Online Education Resource Guide https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Education_Careers/GSA/edu-career/online-resources.aspx

Communicating the effectiveness of flood-mitigation schemes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71124

 

Psychology and Disasters

Managing Your Mind During Coronavirus https://psychcentral.com/blog/managing-your-mind-during-coronavirus/

The Coronavirus Is Not Mother Nature’s Revenge https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/03/05/virus-natural-animals-coronavirus-nature-revenge/

Social Distancing And Storm Evacuations Save Lives. Here’s Why Some People Complain When They Do https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2020/04/05/social-distancing-and-storm-evacuations-save-liveswhy-some-people-complain-when-they-do/#7f24ddbf682e

Several psychologists are actively working on the response to Covid-19, and psychological theory / research is relevant in many ways https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-33/april-2020/coronavirus-psychological-perspectives

The state of Americans’ trust in each other amid the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/04/06/the-state-of-americans-trust-in-each-other-amid-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Analysis of the Actions and Motivations of a Community during the 2017 Torrential Rains in Northern Kyushu, Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340408387_Analysis_of_the_Actions_and_Motivations_of_a_Community_during_the_2017_Torrential_Rains_in_Northern_Kyushu_Japan

Look after your mental health in the COVID-19 crisis https://www.ideas.org.au/blog/look-after-your-mental-health-in-the-covid-19-crisis.html

Climate grief: How we mourn a changing planet https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200402-climate-grief-mourning-loss-due-to-climate-change

 

Sociology and disasters

UN development head: Coronavirus crisis will hit the world’s poorest for years https://news.trust.org/item/20200405163657-adzfn/

At first, most Philly coronavirus patients were white. New cases are now primarily African Americans https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-coronavirus-race-african-american-cases-rising-20200403.html

How Will the Coronavirus Reshape Democracy and Governance Globally? https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/04/06/how-will-coronavirus-reshape-democracy-and-governance-globally-pub-81470

Fighting for a Just COVID-19 Response https://blog.ucsusa.org/derrick-jackson/fighting-for-a-just-covid-19-response

The importance of social ties in handling COVID19 https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/71227

From the bushfires to coronavirus, our old ‘normal’ is gone forever. So what’s next? https://theconversation.com/from-the-bushfires-to-coronavirus-our-old-normal-is-gone-forever-so-whats-next-134994

Social cohesion and willingness to pay for cyclone risk reduction: The case for the coastal embankment improvement project in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71205