Today in disaster resilience (3 March 2017)

Please find below links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Feb 2017: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61832/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Feb-2017-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana.html

Chile floods: Millions without water in capital Santiago http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39099313

Somalia declares ‘national disaster’ over drought http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/somalia-declares-national-disaster-drought-170228163745581.html

Watch Live: Mount Etna’s Stunning Eruption In Sicily https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjozhm_HGeM

Earthquake jolts Lahore, Islamabad and KP http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Feb-2017/earthquake-jolts-lahore-islamabad-and-kp

A powerful 5.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked Fukushima https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2976136/a-powerful-5-6-magnitude-earthquake-has-rocked-fukushima/

Tornado Rips Through Illinois As Severe Storms Threaten Midwest https://idsayso.com/weird-news/tornado-rips-through-illinois-as-severe-storms-threaten-midwest/

Severe second earthquake wakes up Canterbury http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11810298

Active volcanoes in the world: February 22 – 28, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/03/02/active-volcanoes-world-february-22-28-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Zimbabwe – Hundreds Displaced as Flood Threat Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-february-march-2017

Morocco – Streets of Rabat Flooded After 100 mm of Rain in a Few Hours http://floodlist.com/africa/morocco-rabat-sale-floods-february-2017

Disaster risk reduction

Technology and communities key to curbing tsunami risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52078

There is More to a Fire Loss Than the Fire Itself http://adjustersinternational.com/more-to-a-fire-loss/

China’s Flood Control Project : a Bigger Role for Farmers and a Better Alert System http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/08/24/china-flood-control-project-a-bigger-role-for-farmers-and-a-better-alert-system

Earth system model https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/esm/

Mapping Miami’s Flood Risk and Other Resiliency Challenges http://www.routefifty.com/smart-cities/2017/02/miami-flood-mapping-resiliency/135605/

The city of Dallas has developed a plan to reduce risks and better prepare for wildfires http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25898&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A unique chance to achieve South Boulder Creek flood mitigation http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_30818239/kathie-joyner-and-laura-tyler-unique-chance-achieve

Superbugs: WHO says new drugs urgently needed to fight 12 bacteria families http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-28/who-says-drugs-urgently-needed-to-fight-12-priority-pathogens/8309144

Stanford scientists develop new tool to reduce risk of triggering manmade earthquakes https://earth.stanford.edu/news/stanford-scientists-develop-new-tool-reduce-risk-triggering-manmade-earthquakes

Explainer: what is ‘precipitable water’, and why does it matter? https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-precipitable-water-and-why-does-it-matter-73358

NIWA maps huge submarine landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquakes http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/27/niwa-1/

Brownhill Creek flood mitigation plan to protect ’98 per cent’ of Adelaide properties http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-27/adelaide-flood-mitigation-plan-to-protect-most-properties/8307610

The Scary State of Volcano Monitoring in the United States https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/the-scary-state-of-volcano-monitoring-in-the-united-states/518124/?utm_source=atltw

This Strange Physical Phenomenon Could Help Us Predict Where Massive Earthquakes Strike http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-come-one-step-closer-to-predicting-earthquakes

Floods are a sub-continental issue, but are never treated as such http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2017/02/26/problem-washed-away/

Aerial LiDAR Survey to Produce 3D Flood and Hazard Maps for River System in Philippines http://www.gisresources.com/aerial-lidar-survey-produce-3d-flood-hazard-maps-river-system-philippines/

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched http://specificationonline.co.uk/articles/2017-02-03/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-is-launched

FEMA flood chief: expanding Lidar’s reach boils down to cost, quality, and communicating http://www.spar3d.com/blogs/education-events/fema-flood-chief-expanding-lidars-reach-boils-cost-quality-communicating/

Tulum temple contains Mayan hurricane-warning system http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2017/03/tulum-temple-contains-mayan-hurricane-warning-system/

A seismic shift in design http://www.localgovernmentmag.co.nz/technical-briefings/seismic/

World Bank says natural disasters cost $679 billion a year http://www.canberratimes.com.au/business/world-business/world-bank-says-natural-disasters-cost-679-billion-a-year-20170302-gup1ba.html

Final Coastal Hazards Modeling Results Workshop for Los Angeles County http://dornsife.usc.edu/uscseagrant/final-coastal-hazards-modeling-results-workshop/?platform=hootsuite

Russian physicists unveil ‘order from chaos’ origins of cyclones and hurricanes http://tass.com/science/933460

Flood risk analysis & flood warning systems for Malaysia http://www.ambiental.co.uk/flood-risk-analysis-flood-warning-systems-for-malaysia/

From risk reduction infrastructure to integrated watershed governance in Peru https://blog.iiasa.ac.at/2017/02/27/from-risk-reduction-infrastructure-to-integrated-watershed-governance-in-peru/

Floodplains and flooding risk prevention http://medwet.org/2017/02/floodplains-and-flooding-risk-prevention/

Emergency management

Flying a drone near a wildfire creates a serious safety hazard for firefighters https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/content/article.aspx?id=25894

California Farmers Use Floodwater to Replenish Aquifers http://www.climatecentral.org/news/california-farmers-floodwater-aquifers-21171?utm_content=buffer89df4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The science behind the South Island’s first fire tornado http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89730960/the-science-behind-the-south-islands-first-fire-tornado?utm_content=buffer10480&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’ http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/gone-fishin%E2%80%99%2C-gone-firefightin%E2%80%99.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order http://www.thestate.com/news/nation-world/national/article134194604.html

Humans Blamed for Starting Most Wildfires in the U.S. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/02/21/1617394114.full.pdf

New aerial images of Oroville Dam show extent of damage http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/28/oroville-dam-spillway-damage/98528880/?hootPostID=4eeb4e26020cc132799edff6e1ceca63

Autism Information for Emergency Personnel http://www.myasdf.org/site/about-autism/autism-information-for-emergency-personnel/

Marlborough cyclists battle mother nature for Kaikoura earthquake fund http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/89679780/marlborough-cyclists-battle-mother-nature-for-kaikoura-earthquake-fund

Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/03/01/post-quake-nepal-no-country-old-women

Virginia Beach Italian organization still recovering from Hurricane Matthew http://pilotonline.com/news/local/virginia-beach-italian-organization-still-recovering-from-hurricane-matthew/article_3d42f8a3-ddca-56dc-b634-d87769245ad5.html

NRMA Insurance and NSW SES trial DipStik flood warning and monitoring device http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/nrma-insurance-and-nsw-ses-trial-dipstik-flood-warning-and-monitoring-device-20170301-guo0cl.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Taking simple precautions can make a difference when it comes to bushfire resilient communities https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/bushfires-have-you-treated-your-risks

High Water Film: The complete story of flooding and what you can do about it https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1897260347/high-water-film

New community engagement guide for local government http://www.local.gov.uk/documents/10180/8150261/New+Conversations+Guide+9-2.pdf/a5d96348-0866-4a6c-b6f4-61c33a12ac1d

Environmental reporters and looming disasters http://edge.ensia.com/

Panel urges government to do more to prevent bullying of 3/11 school children http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/07/national/social-issues/panel-recommend-government-prevent-disaster-linked-bullying/#.WLSdmNJ97IU

FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards https://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps/citizen-corps-awards

The real size of the world http://geoawesomeness.com/real-size-world/

Tornado education resources https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/tornados.html

High school students are building tiny homes to give to flood survivors http://inhabitat.com/high-school-students-are-building-tiny-homes-to-give-to-flood-survivors/

Social Media and Emergency Management

ResearchGate shifting the paradigm for how the science community communicates with each other https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/researchgate-raises-52-6m-for-its-social-research-network-for-scientists/

Youth’s unequal distribution of access to the Internet and skills, and opportunities online including social media http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DJFNCNPjd9NdX3TUY6tN/full

Disaster psychology

Paramedics Advocate PTSD Awareness at EMS Today 2017 http://www.jems.com/articles/2017/02/paramedics-advocate-ptsd-awareness-at-ems-today-2017.html

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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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