Today in disaster resilience (1 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Flood destroys houses, farmlands in Malammadori, Hadejia

Boy drowns in Mararaba flood

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk resilience strategy

Perspectives on monitoring gradual change across the continuity of Landsat sensors using time-series data

Coexisting with Wildfire

Deadly wildfires spark debate about development

Emergency management

“If you look at all the fires in a year, 1 percent—the big ones—account for 30 percent of suppression costs”

Legislation to reform New Zealand’s fire services

FEMA Warns of Disaster-Related Fraud

European storm and flood report

Pledge to use farmer knowledge in Cumbria Flood Action Plan

Flash floods in Kent prompt call for more wardens to help react quickly in event of a crisis

How Palm Springs Became an Earthquake Warning Pioneer

Inside Flooded Richwood, West Virginia: How the Devastated Small Town is Rebuilding

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Planning, preparation serve as best defense against flooding

Social media and emergency management

The value of hyperlocal channels during incidents



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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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