Today in disaster resilience (30 June 2016)

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

Disaster risk reduction

Faster response times needed to combat cyber threat

West Virginia flood was ‘one in a thousand year event’

Research to aid volcanic warning for Auckland

Identify the “who” in risk mitigation

U.S. Needs Smarter Disaster Planning

Emergency management

Supporting Indigenous fire management

Taking the long view on disasters

When Will Fire Fighting Become ‘Just Another Day at the Office’?

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These thought-provoking and hauntingly beautiful winning images tackle a range of environmental and social issues

Making North America geology videos

Saskatchewan releases emergency alert app

Psychology and disasters

PTSD Isn’t A Symptom Of Weakness, It’s A Sign Of Humanity


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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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