Today in disaster resilience (23 May 2016)

Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news today…

Current emergencies/disasters

State’s wildfire season gets off to abrupt, early start http://komonews.com/news/local/states-wildfire-season-gets-off-to-abrupt-early-start

The Aranayake landslide in Sri Lanka http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/05/19/aranayake-1/

Sinabung Volcano erupts in Indonesia killing 7 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/22/asia/indonesia-mt-sinabung-volcano-erupts/index.html

Half a million flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/deaths-cyclone-roanu-pounds-bangladesh-160521135642512.html

Record-breaking rain in North Queensland

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-22/record-breaking-may-rain-bom-cairns-weipa-cooktown/7435550

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Wet Bulb Near 35 C — Heatwave Mass Casualties Strike India Amidst Never-Before-Seen High Temperatures https://robertscribbler.com/2016/05/20/wet-bulb-near-35-c-heatwave-mass-casualties-strike-india-amidst-never-before-seen-high-temperatures/

When the Rains Disappear: Drought Grips Pacific Islands http://www.climatecentral.org/news/el-nino-drought-grips-pacific-islands-20317?utm_content=buffer6e5ef&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth’s Poles http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/study-helps-explain-sea-ice-differences-at-earths-poles

As European glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160519220604.htm

Sydney And Melbourne Copping Record May Heat. The Reason Why Is Scary http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/05/17/sydney-and-melbourne-copping-record-may-heat-the-reason-why-is/

Climate change demands an electrifying solution http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/climate-change-demands-an-electrifying-solution/

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk: A Resilient City Taking Action http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/norfolk-a-resilient-city-taking-action#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Alpine fault rupture research http://www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz/blog/2016/5/eqc-alpine-fault-rupture-research

A World at Risk report http://wfpusa.org/world-risk-humanitarian-response-crossroads-0

Canada fires continue, set to be largest insured wildfire loss ever

http://www.artemis.bm/blog/2016/05/20/canada-fires-continue-set-to-be-largest-insured-wildfire-loss-ever/

New online tool for the development community, which enables non-experts to consider natural hazard information in project design http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/05/20/thinkhazard-tool/

Cumbria’s approach to protecting communities from floods could be adopted across England http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/05/20/cumbrias-approach-protecting-communities-floods-adopted-across-england/

Emergency management

Is there a leadership gap in humanitarian relief? https://www.devex.com/news/is-there-a-leadership-gap-in-humanitarian-relief-88146?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=daily_post

Leave no one behind: Women, children and adolescent health in emergencies https://www.devex.com/news/leave-no-one-behind-women-children-and-adolescent-health-in-emergencies-88101

IoT Provides Affordable Earthquake Early Warning to Communities http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-armitano/iot-provides-affordable-e_b_10055446.html

Kyushu quakes spur national rethink of guidelines for emergency supplies http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/05/22/national/social-issues/kyushu-quakes-spur-national-rethink-guidelines-emergency-supplies/#.V0I7FDV97IU

Can a new ‘global alliance’ rethink disaster response in cities? http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/may/20/global-alliance-urban-crises-disaster-response-ebola-humanitarian

Disaster education, communications and engagement

When building community resilience, you need to look inside within your own community as well as outside within the context of your broader community https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-re-defining-broadening-satyamoorthy-kabilan

FEMA Announces 2016 Youth Preparedness Council Members http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/05/17/fema-announces-2016-youth-preparedness-council-members?utm_content=bufferab939&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711686/firechat-alerts-app-natural-disaster-mesh-network

Social Media and Emergencies

Networking in science data collaboration using social media http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2016/05/20/data-science-collaboration-community-building/

The Live map’s been available in the Facebook app for about a month, but it’s now accessible via desktop http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebook-updates-live-streaming-map-extends-access-desktop

Possible to derive important demographicinformation from Twitter data if we’re prepared to think creatively http://nsmnss.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/who-tweets-making-twitter-data-useful.html

 

 

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NeilDufty

I write non-fiction about disaster management and resilience. I also write fiction including poems and short stories.

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