Today in disaster resilience (12 July 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Madhya Pradesh flood: Seven more dead, toll climbs to 22

Cars Swept Away And A Dramatic Rescue In Maharashtra Flood

A dam burst as a result of flooding in Chinese Hunan province lead to evacuation of 10,000 people

Disaster risk reduction

UN launches ‘Sendai Seven’ campaign aimed at boosting disaster risk management

Potential earthquake in Bangladesh could jeopardize millions, research says

A Curb Is Repaired, and a Seismic Marker Is Lost

California ill-prepared for the Big One, experts say

Science on the Hill: Burning questions in study of wildfire

New York City Is Weighing Ambitious Plans for Flood Defenses

Emergency management

Slave to the algorithm

Missing home: a look at post-Katrina demolitions

Did house that survived Saguenay flood get divine help?

Five Guidelines for Creating Effective Disaster Exercise Injects

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Popularity Of Weather Is Shaking Up Journalism


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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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