Today in disaster resilience (8 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Toll fears grow as floods keep rising across Tasmania

Flash flooding causes chaos in parts of England

Disaster risk reduction

Increased hazard risks due to rapid urban growth in mountainous regions

After so many years of little or no hurricane damage up and down the East and Gulf coasts, it could hit residents very hard from Texas all the way up to Maine

Analysis Finds Higher Flood Risk From Whittier Narrows Dam

Sydney storm: Seawall delayed by funding row with Collaroy homes on the brink of collapse

The earthquake nightmare public officials are failing to confront

Emergency management

Fort McMurray’s water warrior fought to keep the flow to firefighters going

June 15 marks the 25th anniversary of the Pinatubo eruption

Active start to hurricane season doesn’t foretell wild — or calm – year

World Bank Support to Improve Weather Forecasting, College Education in Bangladesh

Disaster education, communications and engagement

MOOC: Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster

Exercise Coastal Response 2016

Edmonton First Responders Day to highlight toll on emergency workers

What’s a Little Flood Danger to a Really Fun Bridge Renaming Fete?

Lots of anger, few solutions at public meeting about flooding

Evacuation drill aims to better prepare community for emergencies

Flood deaths are avoidable: don’t go in the water


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I am a Principal at Water Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian-based coastal, environment and natural hazards company - see I specialise in the community aspects of disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Samples of my research and projects can be accessed at Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see

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