Today in disaster resilience (9 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Massive sinkhole closes Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa

3 killed, 6 injured in Tel Aviv terror attack

Disaster risk reduction

July 2016 edition of ‘Disasters’

Opening of UN regional meeting highlights people-centred approach to disaster risk reduction

2016 Olympics and Zika

Single Strain of Plague Sparked Multiple Pandemics

How 20th-Century Events Shaped the National Flood Insurance Program

Can we learn to live with flooding?

Emergency management

Big Country Counties Await Disaster Decisions

Tasmanian flood bill at least $100 million

Australian firefighters to get a drone-eye view during emergencies

Fitch Ratings Estimate German Flood Claims at €1 Billion

France Floods – Insurers Expect €1.4 Billion Cost

Psychology and disasters

“Terror Management” Theorist Sheldon Solomon Explains How Subliminal Fear of Death Can Affect Us on a Personal and Political Level



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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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