Today in disaster resilience (6 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Taipei in the path of Super Typhoon Nepartak

China – 7 Days of Flooding Leaves Over 100 Dead and 40 Missing

India Floods – 80,000 Affected in Assam, Search for Missing Continues in Uttarakhand

Disaster risk reduction

Flood mitigation a potential growth industry in Norfolk

UK aerial photos now open data for flood studies

As deadly wildfires blaze, experts are calling on the state to emulate the South’s long tradition of prescribed burning

Huge lava peak on brink of erupting any minute now

EU provides €6 million to make vulnerable cities resilient to disasters

Managing ecological risk in prescribed burning

Emergency management

Firefighting funding is a knotty issue

How prepared are Ontario communities for flood?

Fort McMurray wildfire now considered under control

The Lake that Saved Charleston from Total Destruction

Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry Report released

Key Messages from the Knowledge Event Series: Lessons Learnt from the Paris Terrorist Attacks

Organisational responses to severe weather events requires ‘Effective Response Integration’

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Conduct flood property surveys using Photo Survey

Safety message videos for children, curriculum programs for school-based bushfire and disaster education’s-of-research-utilisation

AIDR Disaster Resilience Education program update



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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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