Today in disaster resilience (18 November 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Seismic details of 7.5 magnitude NZ earthquake http://geoscope.ipgp.fr/index.php/en/catalog/earthquake-description?seis=us1000778i

Deadly 7.5 earthquake: Tsunami hits east coast, Waiau feared worst hit http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11747432

Severe wildfires spreading across the Southeast US https://watchers.news/2016/11/15/wildfire-southeast-us-november-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmer saves cows trapped on tiny patch of turf after earthquake https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/11/15/farmer-saves-cows-trapped-on-tiny-patch-of-turf-after-earthquake/?tid=sm_tw

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Nov 2016: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Kerinci, Turrialba, Saban https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/59946/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Nov-2016-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Kerinci-Turrialba-Saban.html

Search for child swept away by flash floods continues https://www.enca.com/south-africa/search-for-child-swept-away-by-flash-floods-continues

165 earthquakes within a radius of 150km of central Christchurch over 24 hours http://www.canterburyquakelive.co.nz/

Heavy rain inundates Indonesia, Tangerang under 2-m high waters https://watchers.news/2016/11/14/flood-indonesia-november-2016/

The Worst Wildfire In North Carolina History Is Devastating The State http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/wildfire-in-nc/

Dominican Republic Flood Relief https://www.youcaring.com/floodvictims-692321

Tornadoes hit Wales and Midlands http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38016701

Hundreds Hospitalized, Several Arrested in Southeast Wildfires http://abcnews.go.com/US/hundreds-hospitalized-breathing-difficulties-due-wildfires-southeast/story?id=43559886&cid=abcn_fb

Severe flooding hits the Dominican Republic, 20 000 evacuated https://watchers.news/2016/11/17/dominican-republic-severe-flood-november-2016/

Disaster risk reduction

Resilient Cities – Policy Highlights http://www.oecd.org/gov/regional-policy/resilient-cities-policy-highlights.htm

Natural hazards in Australia: extreme bushfire http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1811-1

Firestorms: the bushfire/thunderstorm hybrids we urgently need to understand https://theconversation.com/firestorms-the-bushfire-thunderstorm-hybrids-we-urgently-need-to-understand-68426

Flooding is a ‘humanitarian crisis waiting to happen’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/climate-change-related-flooding-one-billion-people-risk-2060-warns-charity-a7031241.html

The lessons we need to learn to deal with the ‘creeping disaster’ of drought https://theconversation.com/the-lessons-we-need-to-learn-to-deal-with-the-creeping-disaster-of-drought-68172?utm_content=buffer4a6c3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Researchers explore gigantic volcanic eruptions that led to mass extinctions http://phys.org/news/2016-11-explore-gigantic-volcanic-eruptions-mass.html

Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2016/11/op-ed-by-ded-glemarec-on-gender-inequality-of-risk

Lessons from the Rebuild by Design Competition After Hurricane Sandy http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/11/report-details-progress-and-challenges-in-regional-resiliency-four-years-after-sandy-107345

Report: Disasters Are Even More Disastrous Than We Think http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/11/14/502039441/report-disasters-are-even-more-disastrous-than-we-think

Understanding flash floods in five Edmonton neighbourhoods http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/understanding-flash-floods-in-five-edmonton-neighbourhoods

Dutch sports field helps mitigate flooding https://www.fastcoexist.com/3026880/this-sports-field-also-helps-save-the-city-from-flooding

Breaking the Link Between Extreme Weather and Extreme Poverty http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/11/14/breaking-the-link-between-extreme-weather-and-extreme-poverty?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Papua New Guinea’s volcano risk https://www.wired.com/2016/11/papua-new-guinea-hides-dangerous-volcanoes-earth/

What are natural flood defences and do they work? http://www.countryfile.com/article/what-are-natural-flood-defences-and-do-they-work

Hurt by sea: how storm surges and sea-level rise make coastal life risky https://theconversation.com/hurt-by-sea-how-storm-surges-and-sea-level-rise-make-coastal-life-risky-68348

The western boundary of South America is an active subduction zone http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pictures/2016/11/01/scientific-motivation/?platform=hootsuite

Small earthquakes could help warn of the next big quake in Australia https://theconversation.com/small-earthquakes-could-help-warn-of-the-next-big-quake-in-australia-68753

Why collaboration is key to flood risk management http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/why-collaboration-key-better-flood-risk-management

Vancouver is currently considering a number of options to strengthen the resilience of the city’s flood defence http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13192-vancouver-mulls-$300m-to-$800m-flood-resilience-options

Facing up to the future: the City Resilience Index http://www.arup.com/city_resilience_index

Sydney’s homeowners face their property values being reduced, as the future risk of increasingly floods and bushfires grows http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/sydney-homeowners-face-properties-being-reduced-in-value-because-of-climate-change-climate-risk-group-says-20161115-gsq5mu.html

Bushfires might dominate the summertime headlines but storms and flooding pose the biggest disaster risk to Sydney’s economy http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/risk-room/sydneys-greatest-perils-floods-and-storms-20161109-gslxrz.html

Terrorism Deaths Fall Globally http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87593-terrorism-deaths-fall-globally?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

5 bold initiatives in flood resilience https://www.devex.com/news/5-bold-initiatives-in-flood-resilience-89036

Emergency management

Rebuilding Haiti, One Commune at a Time: Experience from Haitian People in Zabriko and Elsewhere http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/10/rebuilding-haiti-one-commune-time-experience-haitian-people-zabriko-and-elsewhere?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

The transport of Icelandic volcanic ash http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JB013350/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+26th+November+2016+from+07:00-11:00+GMT+/+02:00-06:00+EST+/+15:00-19:00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.++Apologies+for+the+inconvenience.

 ‘Kiwis are a unique type of tough’: a note from GeoNet’s director on responding to the monster quake http://thespinoff.co.nz/science/16-11-2016/kiwis-are-a-unique-type-of-tough-a-note-from-geonets-director-on-responding-to-the-monster-quake/

SA blackouts caused by seven tornadoes http://www.afr.com/news/politics/sa-blackouts-caused-by-seven-tornadoes-20161114-gsp0z9

Drivers over 65 are most likely to drive through flood water http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/97676/older-drivers-most-likely-to-drive-through-floods

When tsunami sirens work – Whangamata evacuates as Tauranga sleeps http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11749169

This stunning map shows that six faults – at least six – ruptured in the big Kaikoura quake http://thespinoff.co.nz/science/16-11-2016/this-stunning-map-shows-that-six-faults-at-least-six-ruptured-in-the-kaikoura-quake/

Sydney air pollution from scheduled burn led to 14 premature deaths, researchers find http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-16/sydney-back-burning-causes-14-premature-deaths-study-finds/8029160

Jet boating on flooded road: ‘It had to be done’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11748573

Volunteer is a Firefighter’s Best Friend http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Volunteer-is-a-firefighters-best-friend.html?utm_content=buffer71398&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Wellington’s mid-rise buildings worst affected by earthquake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11750524

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Explained: The science behind the quake http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=11747504&ref=rss

A tale of two disasters: Communities connecting and learning from each other http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50959

Natural hazards in Australia: droughts http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1798-7

Schools are a key to building resilience in vulnerable communities http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/dirt/1265068/building-community-resilience-ground

Empowering Women after the Arab Spring http://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-55747-6

Uganda integrates disaster risk reduction into school curriculum http://reliefweb.int/report/uganda/uganda-integrates-disaster-risk-reduction-school-curriculum

Participatory approach to mapping urban risk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB5Woye7ZPg&feature=youtu.be

Northlanders urged to take tsunami sirens seriously http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11747735

Protecting your home and business from wildfire https://disastersafety.org/wildfire/

World Antibiotic Awareness Week http://www.fao.org/antimicrobial-resistance/en/?utm_source=faohomepage&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=featurebar

Communities are the key to resilience – first to be affected and the first to respond to disaster http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/11/06/resilience-isnt-only-about-infrastructure-how-can-we-better-support-community-based-environmental-stewardship-in-readiness-response-and-recovery-from-disturbance/?utm_content=buffer1e535&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tsunami education plays a critical role when taking steps towards increasing the resilience of coastal communities around the world http://www.noaa.gov/stories/noaa-science-on-sphere-visualizations-show-tsunami-impacts-around-globe

Channel communities prepare to mark 50 years since Black Tuesday bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/channel-memories-of-the-1967-black-tuesday-bushfires/8032844

Resilient Esperance remains strong one year on from ‘unstoppable’ bushfires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/resilient-esperance-remains-strong-one-year-bushfires/8031400

Social media and emergency management

Facebook usage and engagement is on the rise, while adoption of other platforms holds steady http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/11/11/social-media-update-2016/

Facebook hot topics https://insights.fb.com/category/hot-topics/2016/10/region/australia/

How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty

Social Media in Academia https://www.routledge.com/Social-Media-in-Academia-Networked-Scholars/Veletsianos/p/book/9781138822757

Emergency agencies use social media three times more than voluntary organisations and the private sector http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2016/11/15/survey-results-social-media-management-in-2016

Social media use by police has matured a lot in recent years http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/public-safety/2015/03/social-media-policy-check-list/

Social media use being blocked in many countries https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2016

The rise of the connected citizen https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights/001/the-rise-of-the-connected-citizen.html

Survey: 8 in 10 Brits are now using emojis to communicate in texts and social media https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/latest/emoji-fastest-growing-new-language-22835

Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/17/technology/social-medias-globe-shaking-power.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

23 Tips & Tricks to a Successful Emergency Preparedness Social Media Campaign http://www.campussafetymagazine.com/article/23_tips_tricks_to_a_successful_emergency_preparedness_social_media_campaign/Florida_State_University?utm_content=buffer61b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Digital Storytelling: One powerful tweet can be shared thousands of times and shift mindsets https://medium.com/@350/digital-storytelling-in-the-era-of-climate-change-f74a3cccdcd8#.ov4l6vybx

Psychology and disasters

Psychology and cyclones: Why we don’t prepare, and what we can learn from other cultures http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-07/psychology-and-cyclones-why-we-dont-prepare/8001588?pfmredir=sm

Take this Resilience Test — How Well Do You Bounce Back? https://medium.com/@karennimmo/tough-times-dont-last-tough-people-do-f8a4a3edf6de#.aq8fkzc1d

Why Building Young Boys’ Mental Resilience Is So Important As A Parent http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/young-boys-mental-resilience-advice-parents_uk_58076a6fe4b0dcd029905959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Social capital and disasters

Social capital builds resilience in Central Queensland  flood prone community http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-14/depot-hill-will-not-be-moved/8006458?section=qld

Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye to Eye http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/11/encouraging-neighbors-to-see-eye-to-eye/507971/?utm_source=feed

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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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