Today in disaster resilience (4 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Isis claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing as 120 die on single day

Overnight Flash Floods Kill 30 People in Northern Pakistan

Disaster risk reduction

Under the volcano

Geologists make their own lava to prep for explosive experiments

First detailed recordings of earthquakes on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges

Zika may spread more frequently than thought through sex

Emergency management

Decades of helping the community recognised

Exploring the Demands on Nurses Working in Health Care Facilities During a Large-Scale Natural Disaster

Can We Rebuild? Many Flood Survivors Grappling With a Long Recovery

Asian Law in Disasters: Towards a Human-centred Recovery

Social media and emergency management

Social media channels now they seem to be making us more divisive than ever before

During and immediately following a disaster, decision makers can use social media to identify areas most in need of assistance

Psychology and disasters

Decisions we believe we make consciously have already been made


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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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