Today in disaster resilience (9 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Wildfire bearing down on coastal of town of Xàbia in Spain https://emergency.life/2016/09/04/496/

Wildfires force residents and vacationers out of homes in Spain – video https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/sep/05/wildfires-force-residents-and-vacationers-out-of-homes-in-spain-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

Deadly Floods Hit North Korea, Eastern China and the Russian Far East http://floodlist.com/asia/deadly-floods-hit-north-korea-eastern-china-russian-far-east

Sea level rise is worsening Hermine’s coastal flooding http://mashable.com/2016/09/03/sea-level-rise-storm-surge-hermine/#mYSDili22Zqp

Malou to unleash heavy rain, strong winds over Tokyo into Thursday http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/malou-tropical-cyclone-typhoon-flood-mudslide-wind-threat-tokyo/59931948

Floods after heavy rain in Greece leave 4 dead, 1 missing http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article100331342.html

North Korea – Death Toll Rises to 60, Over 40,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/north-korea-death-toll-rises-september-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Habitat III: the biggest conference you’ve probably never heard of https://theconversation.com/habitat-iii-the-biggest-conference-youve-probably-never-heard-of-63499

Batten down the hatches UK’s worst flood risk areas revealed as hurricane season hits https://reportuk.org/2016/09/04/batten-down-the-hatches-uks-worst-flood-risk-areas-revealed-as-hurricane-season-hits/

Floods kill more people than bushfires in Australia http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/aust-floods-more-deadly-than-bushfires/news-story/ceba32595554dd984a83cd8fdf53b189

Research by Missouri S&T faculty could prevent next major human-related disaster http://news.mst.edu/2016/08/research-by-missouri-st-faculty-could-prevent-next-major-human-related-disaster/

Building a flood catastrophe model for Australia in ELEMENTS http://www.ambiental.co.uk/building-a-flood-catastrophe-model-for-australia-in-elements/

Why Do Our Cities Flood? Collapse in Municipal Governance Is to Blame http://thewire.in/63383/water-logged-cities-municipal-failure/

Help for flood victims trying to insure their homes http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/14721048.New_scheme_offers_hope_to_past_flood_victims_thinking_about_their_future/?ref=twtrec

World Population Growth Is Speeding Up, Not Slowing Down; No Peak in Sight and Consequences Will Be Catastrophic http://peakoil.com/enviroment/world-population-growth-is-speeding-up-not-slowing-down-no-peak-in-sight-and-consequences-will-be-catastrophic

Can we get better at predicting earthquakes? https://theconversation.com/can-we-get-better-at-predicting-earthquakes-64408

‘Higher than normal risk’: This map shows the hot spots of the upcoming Australian bushfire season http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/higher-than-normal-risk-this-map-shows-the-hot-spots-of-the-upcoming-australian-bushfire-season/news-story/ef20d25d9070ca80b4b831347936896f

Extinction alert: saving the world from a deadly asteroid impact https://theconversation.com/extinction-alert-saving-the-world-from-a-deadly-asteroid-impact-63936

What is ‘social resilience’? Perspectives of disaster researchers, emergency management practitioners, and policymakers in New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302096

As disaster losses mount, Sri Lanka develops tool to track them http://in.reuters.com/article/srilanka-disaster-monitoring-idINKCN1150MY

UK National Flood Resilience Review https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551137/national-flood-resilience-review.pdf

What’s Special About the Zika Virus in Singapore?  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-s-special-about-the-zika-virus-in-singapore/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_HLTH_BLOG

4th International Sustainable Development Conference Coming up http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2016/09/08/4th-international-sustainable-development-conference-coming-up/

Some SC lawmakers say Hermine showed dam rules not needed http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/8/some-sc-lawmakers-say-hermine-showed-dam-rules-not/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Thrive or fail: Examining forest resilience in the face of fires http://phys.org/news/2016-09-forest-resilience.html

Tsunami simulator recreates devastating waves for first time in a lab https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/07/tsunami-simulator-recreates-devastating-waves-for-first-time-in-a-lab?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Crowded Events Become Targets http://lionsgateriskmanagementgroup.tumblr.com/post/145970619665/from-the-rio-olympics-to-the-orlando-nightclub

NZ’s Ruapehu volcano heating up fast https://www.wired.com/2016/09/new-zealands-ruapehu-volcano-heating-fast/

Council leaders press Theresa May over delayed flood defence review https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/30/council-leaders-press-theresa-may-over-delayed-flood-defence-review

Emergency management

Jersey Shore merchants ‘paying the price’ for Hermine forecast http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2016/09/jersey_shore_businesses.html

Why Hermine Has Caused Extreme Forecast Headaches https://www.wunderground.com/news/tropical-hermine-gulf-atlantic-forecast-challenges?__prclt=POr8QrnQ

We Haven’t Seen Many Storms Like Hermine http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-havent-seen-many-storms-like-hermine/

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Sep 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/58931/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Sep-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html

A week after the Italian earthquake http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2016/08/world/italy-earthquake-aftermath-future/?sr=twcnni083116italy-earthquake-aftermath-future1130AMStoryLink&linkId=28241791

Monsoon Flooding In India Reached ‘Unprecedented Levels’ This Year, Officials Say https://weather.com/news/news/flooding-india-ganges

Influence the debate on global disaster relief and resilience http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/influence-the-debate-on-global-disaster-relief-and-resilience/

24 countries taking part in tsunami drill http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50128

Louisiana Flood Damage at Least $8.7 Billion, Governor Says http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/louisiana-flood-damage-87-billion-governor-41845120

Post event review capability (PERC) report on the October 2015 floods in South Carolina https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2016/09/post-event-review-capability-perc-report-on-the-october-2015-floods-in-south-carolina

Using Swimming Robots to Warn Villages of Himalayan Tsunamis https://irevolutions.org/2016/09/08/himalayan-tsunami/

New Jersey Unveils Text-to-911 Capabilities http://www.emergencymgmt.com/next-gen-911/New-Jersey-Text-To-911.html?utm_content=bufferbdd4d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The official report into the Samarco Tailings Dam failure in Brazil http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/08/30/samarco-tailings-dam-failure-report/

How One Organisation Worked Round the Clock to Rescue Flood Affected Animals in Kaziranga http://www.thebetterindia.com/67489/recuse-flood-affected-animals-kaziranga-national-park/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Latest UNISDR publications http://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications

Failure to Prepare Spells Out Trouble for Business Owners http://adjustersinternational.com/failure-to-prepare/

Hype, Bust Or Effective? Messaging Hermine In A Post-Hurricane Sandy Era http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/09/06/messaging-hermine-did-we-learn-from-hurricane-sandy/

Ringing in Climate Change Education http://nmindepth.com/2016/09/07/ringing-in-climate-change-education/

Tsunami aware tourism in the Seychelles http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50147

Get Ready Weekend 2016 http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/get-ready2016

Social media and emergency management

Facebook strategies can assist with ensuring that disaster-affected populations receive timely, consistent, and accurate information http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcomm.2016.00004/full

Seniors are the group most likely to say they never go online http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/07/some-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/

Psychology and disasters

Can We Learn How to Forget? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-we-learn-how-to-forget/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_MB_FEAT

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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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