Today in disaster resilience (5 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Series of bombings sweep Saudi Arabia

Disaster risk reduction

New research from IRM has revealed that almost two-thirds of companies don’t know the value of critical assets being targeted by hackers

Flooding: the problem that will not go away

UN hails ambitious Canada-Mexico-US partnership to fight climate change, reduce disaster risk

Arizona is in the line of wildfire, new study shows

Emergency management

California budget includes $10 million for earthquake early warning system

Canada’s Earthquake Monitoring Network

Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction to share Fort McMurray research in July 12 webinar

Social media and emergency management

Belonging to an online community can inspire change

23 Surprising Social Media Stats You Should Know In 2016

Google to provide searchers with instant access to the size of the earthquake and a map of where it struck



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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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