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 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/baghdad-bombings-dozens-killed?CMP=share_btn_tw

Overnight Flash Floods Kill 30 People in Northern Pakistan http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/officials-flash-floods-overnight-killed-30-people-northern-40309701

Disaster risk reduction

Under the volcano https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/03/under-volcano-fire-and-ice-terrawatch?CMP=share_btn_tw

Geologists make their own lava to prep for explosive experiments http://phys.org/news/2016-06-geologists-lava-prep-explosive.html

First detailed recordings of earthquakes on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges http://phys.org/news/2016-06-earthquakes-ultraslow-mid-ocean-ridges.html

Zika may spread more frequently than thought through sex http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-zika-virus-sex-transmitted-evidence-studies-std/

Emergency management

Decades of helping the community recognised http://www.standard.net.au/story/4006568/medal-honour-for-ses-volunteers/

Exploring the Demands on Nurses Working in Health Care Facilities During a Large-Scale Natural Disaster http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/6/2/2158244016655587

Can We Rebuild? Many Flood Survivors Grappling With a Long Recovery http://wvpublic.org/post/can-we-rebuild-many-flood-survivors-grappling-long-recovery

Asian Law in Disasters: Towards a Human-centred Recovery

https://www.routledge.com/Asian-Law-in-Disasters-Toward-a-Human-Centered-Recovery/KANEKO-MATSUOKA-TOYODA/p/book/9781138930636

Social media and emergency management

Social media channels now they seem to be making us more divisive than ever before https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2016/jun/28/social-media-networks-filter-bubbles?CMP=share_btn_tw

During and immediately following a disaster, decision makers can use social media to identify areas most in need of assistance http://odf.nvoad.org/researchers-identify-link-between-twitter-messaging-and-damage-sustained-from-hurricane-sandy/

Psychology and disasters

Decisions we believe we make consciously have already been made https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/you-may-have-already-decided-to-read-this-article/

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NeilDufty

I write non-fiction about disaster management and resilience. I also write fiction including poems and short stories.

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