Today in disaster resilience (28 October 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Severe flooding in Chocó department, Colombia https://watchers.news/2016/10/22/flooding-choco-department-colombia-october-2016/

Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-quake-idUSKCN12Q2FR?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Oct 2016: Turrialba volcano, Erta Ale, Yasur, Bagana, Ulawun, Copahue https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59694/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Oct-2016-Turrialba-volcano-Erta-Ale-Yasur-Bagana-Ulawun-Copahue.html

Bukoba, Tanzania earthquake death toll increases http://naturalhazardsanddisasters.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/bukoba-tanzania-earthquake-death-toll.html?m=1

Disaster risk reduction

Washington state ‘grossly’ unprepared for major quake: report http://www.reuters.com/article/us-washington-quake-idUSKCN12N0W0?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Study finds wrong antibiotics often given for common infections http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/10/study-finds-wrong-antibiotics-often-given-common-infections

Managing The Unknown: The Role Of Risk Transfer http://www.theonebrief.com/managing-unknown-role-risk-transfer/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=linkedin&utm_campaign=aonplc

First Global Sustainability Reporting Standards Set to Transform Business

http://www.sustainability-reports.com/first-global-sustainability-reporting-standards-set-to-transform-business/?platform=hootsuite

Jamaica gets earthquake-resilience boost http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50725

Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed http://ht.ly/qOyP305uiv5

Flood defence spending ‘favours wealthy areas’ http://news.sky.com/story/flood-defence-spending-favours-wealthy-areas-10630366

Why the ‘major-hurricane drought’ is the most overblown statistic in meteorology https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/24/why-the-major-hurricane-drought-is-the-most-overblown-statistic-in-meteorology/

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/ned-barnett/article109948017.html

In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk http://reportingonclimateadaptation.org/in-natural-disasters-less-resilient-poor-most-at-risk/?utm_campaign=Backgrounder&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=disasters&utm_content=adaptny

Fewer Iowans carrying flood insurance despite rising risk http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2016/10/21/fewer-iowans-carrying-flood-insurance-despite-rising-risk/92280156/

OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-state-university-marine-center-tsunami/

Flash Flood Monitoring with an Inclined Lidar Installed at a River Bank: Proof of Concept http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/8/10/834

Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management In A Changing Climate http://indepthresearch.org/humanitarian-work-capacity-development-institute/2741-flood-disaster-risk-management

Bundaberg flood protection study http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/about-ilgp/consultations/bundaberg-flood-protection-study.html

Colorado River Delta still benefiting from flood experiment https://summitcountyvoice.com/2016/10/21/colorado-river-delta-still-benefiting-from-flood-experiment/

Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) http://gsd.spc.int/frdp/

Global patterns of loss of life from landslides http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/40/10/927.full.pdf+html

New Report Says More Than Half A Million Idaho Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfire http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-report-says-more-half-million-idaho-homes-are-risk-wildfire#stream/0

Chicago digs deep to fight flooding, but the city’s geology may provide another solution http://archpaper.com/2016/10/chicago-flooding-solutions-alternatives/

Emergency management

Will Tethered Drone Technology Change Emergency Response? http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Will-Tethered-Drone-Technology-Change-Emergency-Response.html?utm_term=Will%20Tethered%20Drone%20Technology%20Change%20Emergency%20Response&utm_campaign=Police%20Chiefs%20Lean%20on%20Training%20and%20Community%20Involvement&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew http://www.globalissues.org/news/2016/10/23/22586

What Hurricane Matthew’s path through Haiti and the US tells us about global inequality https://theconversation.com/what-hurricane-matthews-path-through-haiti-and-the-us-tells-us-about-global-inequality-58123

Hurricane Ike worst storm in decades http://www.chron.com/local/history/major-stories-events/article/Hurricane-Ike-worst-storm-in-decades-10135540.php

Firefighters are fighting fewer fires – but that doesn’t mean we should sack them https://theconversation.com/firefighters-are-fighting-fewer-fires-but-that-doesnt-mean-we-should-sack-them-66599

Fort McMurray wildfire: Residents return to Waterways neighbourhood http://globalnews.ca/news/3022070/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-residents-return-to-waterways-neighbourhood/

Key Lessons Learned During Cross-Border Experiment https://americansecuritytoday.com/key-lessons-learned-cross-border-experiment-video/

Sydney (Canada) flood victims agree homes should be torn down http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/sydney-flood-demolition-demolish-cape-breton-cbrm-1.3819178

Report: Many Families Living one Emergency Away From Poverty http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/–Report-Many-families-living-one-emergency-away-from-poverty.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=One%20Emergency%20Away%20from%20Poverty&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On%20Software&utm_medium=email

Tsunami-ravaged Aceh Holds First Disaster Simulation Exercise for Disabled http://reliefweb.int/report/indonesia/tsunami-ravaged-aceh-holds-first-disaster-simulation-exercise-disabled?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared&utm_source=twitter.com

Natural Disasters Call for Community-Wide Planning and Response http://inhomelandsecurity.com/natural-disasters-planning-response/

2016 Another Deadly Flood Year For the U.S. https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/flood-deaths-united-states-over-300-since-2015

Emergency Management Diversity and Inclusion Framework launches https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/emergency-management-diversity-and-inclusion-framework-launches

Disaster leadership research shows the importance of people who can take action http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-26/disaster-leadership-research-finds-local-leaders-admired/7964774

Families of 23 tsunami victims to get damages http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/families-of-23-tsunami-victims-to-get-damages

Using Drones For Flood Disaster Risk Reduction, Assessment and Recovery http://floodlist.com/protection/using-drones-for-disaster-risk-reduction-assessment-recovery

Hurricane Matthew shows how forecasting along a storm’s edge is meteorology’s biggest problem https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/11/hurricane-matthew-shows-how-forecasting-along-the-edge-of-storms-is-meteorologys-biggest-problem/

Washington state’s plan for megaquake ‘grossly inadequate,’ review finds http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article110172142.html

Feasibility study of earthquake early warning (EEW) in Hawaii https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20161172

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What is Disaster Risk Reduction? https://www.unisdr.org/who-we-are/what-is-drr

Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future – Science & Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction http://cooperation.epfl.ch/Education/DRR-MOOC

Can community-based adaptation increase resilience? http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2016.1223595?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_medium=social&utm_content=buffer575b2&utm_source=twitter.com&journalCode=tcld20

National Weather Service Looks to Improve Warnings for Spanish Speakers http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/National-Weather-Service-Looks-Improve-Warnings-Spanish-Speakers.html?utm_content=buffer31cae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Pakistan’s plan to cut disaster risk aims at a new target: schools http://news.trust.org/item/20161024055251-rlry7/?utm_content=bufferbd95e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A walk around White Island – our most active volcano http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/85592545/a-walk-around-white-island–our-most-active-volcano

California Flood Preparedness https://vimeo.com/188360865

Community event marks flood scheme official opening https://www.gov.uk/government/news/community-event-marks-flood-scheme-official-opening

Fifth-graders write to flood victims, tell them ‘God has your back’ http://www.bnd.com/news/local/education/article110103537.html

Preparing for the costliest weather disaster in the US: How to stay safe before, during and after a flood http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/preparing_for_the_costliest_weather_disaster_in_the_us_how_to_stay_safe_before_during_and_after_a_flood/60891269

Residents surveyed were either misinformed or did not fully understand why pre-flood development placed them at risk http://www.highrivertimes.com/2016/10/26/study-reveals-residents-attitudes-toward-flood-altered-environment

Natural Hazards, GIS and Disaster Management http://naturalhazardsanddisasters.blogspot.com.au/

Social media and emergency management

The reason why people use Facebook determines the level of dependency on it http://www.psypost.org/2015/12/study-explores-the-development-of-facebook-dependency-39901

Social media users continuously negotiate their privacy among themselves and with service providers http://discoversociety.org/2014/02/15/why-online-privacy-is-not-dead-negotiation-and-conflict-in-social-media/

Snapchat’s Live Stories provide personal coverage of many events including disasters https://www.fastcompany.com/3052322/why-snapchats-live-stories-are-the-most-powerful-new-social-media

Twitter, the social network that offers real-time updates and requires brevity, is no longer growing. Why? http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/decline-twitter-and-how-turn-things-around-podcast

Fighting fire with tweets: California uses social media to save lives http://www.marketplace.org/2016/10/20/sustainability/fighting-fire-tweets-california-uses-social-media-save-lives

Psychology and disasters

Children, Young People and Flooding Final Report http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/homepage/finalreport/

Why we should not demonize residents who refuse to evacuate during hurricanes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/25/why-we-should-not-demonize-residents-who-refuse-to-evacuate-during-hurricanes/

Assessing people’s resilience https://www.odi.org/publications/10590-assessing-people-s-resilience

“The River Is Not the Same Anymore” Environmental Risk and Uncertainty in the Aftermath of the High River, Alberta, Flood http://scu.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/09/23/2329496516669351.abstract

Social capital and disasters

It’s the strength of a neighborhood that determines who lives and who dies in a disaster https://www.wired.com/2016/10/klinenberg-transforming-communities-to-survive-climate-change/

Hurricane Matthew Will Hurt African Americans and Low-Income People Most http://time.com/4522780/hurricane-matthew-race-low-income-communities/?xid=tcoshare

Trapped in Place? Segmented Resilience to Hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, 1970–2005 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13524-016-0496-4

Crises reveal dramatic social and economic inequity inherent in modern urban systems http://blogs.worldwatch.org/five-ways-build-inclusive-cities/

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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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