Today in disaster resilience (28 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Apr 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Poas, Sabancaya, Langila https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62703/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Apr-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Poas-Sabancaya-Langila.html

Winter returns to Europe with a vengeance https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/apr/23/winter-returns-europe-vengeance-world-weatherwatch?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Apr 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakuraj https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62744/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Apr-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakuraj.html

Toronto conservation officials keeping close eye on rising water levels near Lake Ontario http://globalnews.ca/news/3401898/toronto-conservation-officials-keeping-close-eye-on-rising-water-levels-near-lake-ontario/

Worst flooding since Hurricane Matthew swamps N. Carolina https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/25/north-carolina-raleigh-flooding/100889390/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Langila, Manam https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62757/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Langila-Mana.html

Dominican Republic – Floods Displace Thousands After 400 mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-floods-april-2017

Arizona Wildfire Explodes in Size Due to Dry, Windy Weather http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/arizona-wildfire-explodes-size-due-dry-windy-weather

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Cleveland, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62775/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Cleveland-Sinabung.html

More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America https://watchers.news/2017/04/27/more-than-1-3-million-affected-by-flooding-and-landslides-in-south-america/

Nuclear town Zheleznogorsk on fire, Russia https://watchers.news/2017/04/25/nuclear-town-zheleznogorsk-on-fire-russia/

Disaster risk reduction

Former FEMA leader: Stop building where hurricanes hit hardest http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/04/craig_fugate_new_orleans_hurri.html

Can Algorithms Predict House Fires? http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/can-algorithms-predict-house-fires-990

China officials look to stem its mounting disaster losses http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2017/04/24/2003669288?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Inserting rights and justice into urban resilience: a focus on everyday risk http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956247816686905

Volcanic eruptions and their repose, unrest, precursors, and timing http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/52786

New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems http://www.colorado.edu/today/2017/04/17/new-era-western-wildfire-demands-new-ways-protecting-people-ecosystems

Katy Examines Preliminary Results For Flood Prevention https://patch.com/texas/sugarland/katy-examines-preliminary-results-flood-prevention?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Texas county looking for water solutions following floods http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_b7e3088f-f087-506f-b19c-e32437384cdb.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Measuring, mapping and understanding flood risks around the globe http://www.wri.org//resources/maps/aqueduct-global-flood-analyzer

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding http://www.npr.org/2017/04/25/525383494/trump-s-proposed-u-s-mexico-border-wall-may-violate-1970-treaty

Rolling Back the Islamic State https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1912.html?adbsc=social_20170426_1464391&adbid=857351087447130113&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

A new study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426164703.htm

Contentious Springbank dam stirs up debate at Calgary flood mitigation meeting http://www.630ched.com/syn/98/212999/212999

Maps and charts that explain why Houston is flooding more often http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Maps-that-explain-why-Houston-is-flooding-more-11097834.php

Top 5 Resources for Planning For Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/top-5-resources-planning-wildfire/?platform=hootsuite

Edgecumbe flood data to be used in natural hazards study http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/329631/edgecumbe-flood-data-to-be-used-in-natural-hazards-study

Protection or problem? Levee heights spark debate over flood safety http://thetelegraph.com/news/100305/protection-or-problem-levee-heights-spark-debate-over-flood-safety

Is the Arabian Sea coast at risk of a tsunami? https://www.varsity.co.uk/science/12744

Emergency management

Alberta’s wildfire season starts at this Edmonton warehouse http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-wildfire-warehouse-front-line-1.4077901

Five Years Later, Cutting Through the Fukushima Myths http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a19871/fukushima-five-years-later/

Why the fire service culture needs to run deep https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/231621018-Why-the-fire-service-culture-needs-to-run-deep/

Where is emergency management heading? http://www.emweekly.com/emweekly-5-steve-detwiler/

No ‘Katrina effect’ boosting state revenue expected in Louisiana flood recovery http://linkis.com/s.nola.com/mKxPs

Harris County Eyes Putting Water to Better Use After Recent Floods http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Harris-County-eyes-putting-water-to-better-use-after-recent-floods.html?utm_content=bufferbb0f8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal: two years on https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/25/2015-gorkha-earthquake/

Removing the Bottlenecks to Disaster Response http://www.impactingourfuture.com/advocacy/removing-the-bottlenecks-to-disaster-response

Tornado warnings getting worse instead of better http://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/2017/04/25/tornado-warnings-getting-worse-instead-better/100883322/

Kelantan flood victims lose hope of a home after 3 years in huts https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/1973/

Negligence of officials blamed for flood in Lakhai http://www.dhakatribune.com/uncategorized/2017/04/25/negligence-officials-blamed-flood-lakhai/

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 http://media.swissre.com/documents/sigma2_2017_en.pdf

Typhoon Haiyan’s electric spectacular in the eye of the storm https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128938-typhoon-haiyans-electric-spectacular-in-the-eye-of-the-storm/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&cmpid=SOC|NSNS|2017-Echobox&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1493238559

Crowdsourced Post-Disaster Damage Assessment https://www.hotosm.org/updates/2017-04-26_hot_research_partnership_on_crowdsourced_damage_assessment

Why 1-Hour Lead Time May Be ‘Too Much’ For A Tornado Warning https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/26/why-1-hour-lead-time-may-be-too-much-for-a-tornado-warning/#212ef1dc6f01

New earthquake warning technology may reduce damage, increase understanding of hazards https://theaggie.org/2017/04/26/the-journey-to-earthquake-preparation-awareness/

Flood recovery is still a work in progress https://www.echo.net.au/2017/04/flood-recovery-still-work-progress/?utm_content=buffer23293&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning to Be Practical: A Guided Learning Approach to Transform Student Community Resilience When Faced with Natural Hazard Threats http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F11157_2017_1

Climate Education Week Toolkit http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/Climate-Education-Week-Toolkit-Final5.pdf

Citizen power across the world http://mycommunity.org.uk/2017/04/24/citizen-power-across-world/

Earthquakes – 2001-2015 https://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=643

Six US states put forward bills that seek to discredit basic concepts like climate change and evolution in school curricula https://news.vice.com/story/six-states-trying-to-pass-climate-denial-in-education-legislation

The Ultimate Photo Map of the 1906 San Francisco Quake https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/04/the-ultimate-historical-photo-map-of-the-1906-san-francisco-quake/523341/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Graphic novel to open up imagination about civic, urban engagement http://www.columbiachronicle.com/arts_and_culture/article_a110407a-26de-11e7-88b7-8355af057f52.html

Raging Waves and Roaring Storms https://trydale.com/raging-waves-roaring-storms/

Disaster terminology http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Current surface wind map https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-224.81,-27.00,1129

What do we mean by ‘Community Resilience”? http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/what-do-we-mean-by-community-resilience-a-systematic-literature-review-of-how-it-is-defined-in-the-literature/?utm_content=buffer66cd1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Virtual Reality Experience of Nepal after the shock http://aftershock.wateraid.org/

Kiwis better off making their own emergency kits, Consumer NZ report finds http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11846928

History provides a lesson in preventing flood deaths http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/history-provides-lesson-preventing-flood-deaths

Cameraman reflects on harrowing assignment of covering flood deaths in northern NSW http://abcnewsgathering.tumblr.com/post/159930028086/cameraman-reflects-on-harrowing-assignment

‘All hands on deck’: Former premier looks back on Flood of the Century http://globalnews.ca/news/3403988/all-hands-on-deck-former-premier-looks-back-on-flood-of-the-century/

Social media and emergency management

Mastodon: yet another SM platform for #SMEM and #VOST to watch during incidents and disasters? https://thinkdisaster.com/2017/04/25/mastodon-yet-another-sm-platform-for-smem-and-vost-to-watch-during-incidents-and-disasters/

Facebook’s Testing a New System to Dispel Fake News Before You Share it http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebooks-testing-new-system-dispell-fake-news-you-share-it

Disaster psychology

Phases of Disaster Response http://www.ictg.org/phases-of-disaster-response.html

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Young Children 3 Years Posttrauma http://www.psychiatrist.com/JCP/article/Pages/2017/v78n03/v78n0318.aspx

Social Capital and Disasters

Cities are complex systems – let’s start looking at them that way https://theconversation.com/cities-are-complex-systems-lets-start-looking-at-them-that-way-72665

New book: Social Network Analysis https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/social-network-analysis/book241848?priorityCode=OCEAN0417

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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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