Today in disaster resilience (26 May 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

State of emergency declared in Indiana county due to flash flooding http://abcnews.go.com/US/state-emergency-declared-indiana-county-due-flash-flooding/story?id=47526049&cid=social_twitter_abcn

South Africa’s Western Cape declares drought disaster http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40002770

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 May 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Ambrym, Sakuraji https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63239/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-May-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Ambrym-Sakuraji.html

Thailand – Deadly Floods in Sukhothai Province http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-sukhothai-may-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Guyana – Houses Destroyed After Severe Floods Hit Two Regions http://floodlist.com/america/guyana-floods-may-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday night that killed 22 people https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/23/world/europe/manchester-arena-attack-ariana-grande.html?_r=0

Bolivia – Hundreds Affected by Floods in Santa Cruz Department http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-santa-cruz-may-2017

Landslide buries California’s Pacific Coast Highway http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40031704

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Langila https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63264/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Langi.html

Southern China hit by torrential rain, flooding http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2095474/southern-china-hit-torrential-rain-flooding

Ebola outbreak may be smaller than feared, WHO indicates https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/25/ebola-congo-update/

Washington Wildfire Causes Evacuation of Over 100 Homes http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2017/05/washington-wildfire-causes-evacuation-of-over-100-homes.html?utm_content=bufferd2a54&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Deadly wildfires sweep Siberia http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40053726/deadly-wildfires-sweep-siberia

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Piton de la Fournaise, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63288/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Piton-de-la-Fournaise-Sinabung.html

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/30/scientists-search-caribbean-quake-clues-terrawatch?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Putting a price on the cost of disasters https://www.zilient.org/article/put-price-costs-disasters-un-risk-chief

Australia integrates climate and disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/52874

Mexico meeting to bring world together on disaster prevention https://www.zilient.org/article/mexico-meeting-bring-world-together-disaster-prevention?utm_content=buffer51f8a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Chile feels the full force of flooding http://acclimatise.uk.com/network/article/chile-feels-the-full-force-of-flooding

Overbuilt levees upstream reignite skepticism about ones near St. Louis http://missoulian.com/news/local/overbuilt-levees-upstream-reignite-skepticism-about-ones-near-st-louis/article_8968c7f1-12b7-58a7-a719-1760158b183b.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Urban risks: Where are the five biggest blind spots? http://citiscope.org/partner/2017/urban-risks-where-are-five-biggest-blind-spots

Dutch scientists chart coastal flooding in the future: 50% more people at risk in 2080 http://meteorology-news.com/tabs/blog/2017/05/dutch-scientists-chart-coastal-flooding-in-the-future-50-more-people-at-risk-in-2080

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

Standard approach to flood risk management appears to disadvantage the most vulnerable https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/standard-approach-to-flood-risk-management-appears-to-disadvantage-the-most-vulnerable/

Canadians don’t understand flood risk – Expert http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/flood/canadians-dont-understand-flood-risk–expert-66496.aspx

Council report makes flood recommendations after coastal flooding http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-39703075

Final agenda for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2017/globalplatform/en/programme

Port Hills researchers hope study will help with fire prevention http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201844652/port-hills-researchers-hope-study-will-help-with-fire-prevention

Meteorology professors explain how dangerous tornadoes form http://www.businessinsider.com/meteorology-professors-explain-how-dangerous-tornadoes-form-2017-5?IR=T

‘Blizzard of embers’: Wildfire expert on what caused the Fort McMurray fire http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7313984–blizzard-of-embers-wildfire-expert-on-what-caused-the-fort-mcmurray-fire/

A Path to Progress: Implementing the Sendai Framework’s global mandate for better evidence in disasters http://www.evidenceaid.org/a-path-to-progress-implementing-the-sendai-frameworks-global-mandate-for-better-evidence-in-disasters/

‘Resilient Calgary’ to highlight natural disaster research, resilience in Alberta http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/resilient-calgary-to-highlight-disaster-research-in-alberta

Facilitating continuity across UK Disaster research http://www.evidenceaid.org/facilitating-continuity-across-uk-disaster-research/

Rebuilding after disasters should stress safer, better, Goodale says http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/rebuilding-disasters-stress-safer-better-goodale-says-1004113361/

African countries boost risk knowledge http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53277

UN Disaster Forum to Push for Risk-Cutting Plans, Finance http://floodlist.com/protection/unisdr-plans-cut-disaster-risk-finance?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

UNDP & the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/undp-since-sendai.html

PERFACT – More than a Creative Acronym; A Project Advancing Integrated Fire Management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/perfact-advancing-integrated-fire-management/

Flood risk reduction and flow buffering in Indonesia http://www.wur.nl/en/newsarticle/Stable-rivers-thanks-to-local-population.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The GAR atlas: Unveiling global disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53086

Delivering disaster risk reduction by 2030: pathways to progress http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53299

Measuring flood resilience: the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Tool http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53269

Improving accuracy, timeliness and access to flood early warning http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53270

UN resilience ‘scorecard’ to help cities curb disaster losses from climate change, other risk drivers http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56825#.WSS3RZKGPIV

Italy’s Supervolcano Builds Up Stress — But No Eruption Coming http://www.livescience.com/59215-italy-supervolcano-builds-up-stress.html

What Research Says about Defeating Terrorism https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-research-says-about-defeating-terrorism/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Attacks Increase As ISIS Loses Territory In Iraq And Syria http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/05/23/attacks-isis-losing-territory?adbid=867124238158667776&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_20170523_1532271

New Report Reveals World’s Deadliest Tornado, Lightning, Tropical Cyclone And Hailstorm https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo-determines-highest-death-tolls-from-tropical-cyclones-tornadoes-lightning

Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities/home/toolkitblkitem/?id=4

Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference: Saving Lives, Reducing Losses http://floodlist.com/protection/multi-hazard-early-warning-conference-saving-lives-reducing-losses

World Wide Water Watch List May 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/4/28/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-may-2017

High tides are causing more flooding more often https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/recurrent-tidal-flooding.html

It’s not just campfires: 6 causes of wildfires in Arizona http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-wildfires/2017/05/23/six-causes-wildfires-arizona/328962001/

The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lucy-jones-why-earthquakes-scare-us-20170524-htmlstory.html

Why rebuild after flood if it’s likely to happen again, asks climatologist http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-15-2017-1.4112604/why-rebuild-after-flood-if-it-s-likely-to-happen-again-asks-climatologist-1.4112612

New EU aid for natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean http://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/new-eu-aid-natural-disasters-latin-america-and-caribbean

Coastal flood risk management: A step by step approach https://www.acccrn.net/blog/coastal-flood-risk-management-step-step-approach

Planning for the future: prioritising mitigation options and improving risk reduction http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/30?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=hazardnote30

Deep heat may have spawned one of the world’s deadliest tsunamis https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deep-heat-may-have-spawned-one-worlds-deadliest-tsunamis

Ancient Impact May Have Triggered Long-Term Volcanic Eruptions https://eos.org/research-spotlights/ancient-impact-may-have-triggered-long-term-volcanic-eruptions

Linking Atmospheric Rivers to Wildfire Patterns in the Southwest https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/content/data-announcement-linking-atmospheric-rivers-wildfire-patterns-southwest

Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather services https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/aaft-cma052217.php

Before the Flood: the Value of Mitigation http://www.governing.com/columns/smart-mgmt/col-value-flood-mitigation.html

Getting warmer: Welsh researchers reveal hidden secrets of burnt stuff http://avbfb.org.au/international-wildfire-research-heats-up-in-wa/

Flooding: Lagos moves to avert disaster http://nigeriarealestatehub.com/flooding-lagos-disaster-avert.html/

Emergency management

Remote Aboriginal community trains to develop emergency rescue skills http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-28/remote-aboriginal-communities-train-to-respond-to-emergencies/8480378

The Oso landslide: a new paper on the material properties and failure mechanism https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/28/oso-landslide-new-paper/

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit http://www.bbc.co.uk.ln.is/xGkqL

Fallen at home? Firefighter service eases pressure on ambulances https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/apr/27/firefighter-falls-callout-service-easing-pressure-ambulances

It’s been a disastrous, costly start to the year for weather https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/04/06/weather-disasters/100121356/

Red Cross update: Alberta fires, one year on http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2017/4/red-cross-update–alberta-fires–one-year-on?utm_source=bambu&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ABfires

One year after wildfire, was the evacuation of Fort McMurray called at the right time? http://globalnews.ca/news/3403834/one-year-after-wildfire-was-the-evacuation-of-fort-mcmurray-called-at-the-right-time/?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=MostPopular&utm_campaign=2014

Supporting emergency management officials during the Fort McMurray wildfire response http://www.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/en/dynamic-article.page?doc=supporting-emergency-management-officials-during-the-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-response/j1wgdft5

Ayu in Osh, Kyrgyzstan: a large landslide has killed 24 people, and another large flowslide in Uzgen region https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/05/02/ayu-1/

Ipswich records highest growth in house prices in Queensland even after floods https://www.domain.com.au/news/ipswich-records-highest-growth-in-house-prices-in-queensland-20170502-gvx39j/

Brock Long of North Carolina to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/28/president-donald-j-trump-announces-key-additions-his-administration

Practical lessons learned from the evolving fire and emergency services sector in the UK: a contemporary perspective on leadership http://www.afac.com.au/events

Deadly flash floods set to worsen poverty and hunger in Kenya, experts say http://news.trust.org/item/20170518160528-ob3ra/?cid=social_20170518_72442837&adbid=865247217010987008&adbpl=tw&adbpr=15762575

How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/health/tsunami-japan-cambodia-iodine-defiency.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Modern Fire Services For A Safer Victoria http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/modern-fire-services-for-a-safer-victoria/

Arkansans Ask: Children & Disasters http://www.aetn.org/programs/arkansansask/childrenanddisasters

Trump’s Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-natural-disaster-budget_us_5919f2b9e4b0809be157130a

Fire crews enjoy slow start to wildfire season, but brace for hot, dry summer http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/fire-alberta-saskatchewan-summer-1.4121683

Hurricane Matthew taught shelter officials new lessons https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/21/hurricane-matthew-taught-shelter-officials-new-lessons/335376001/

More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016 http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/publications/2017/20170522-GRID.pdf

California to Start Limited Public Rollout of Earthquake Early Warning Alerts by 2018 http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/California-Start-Limited-Public-Rollout-Earthquake-Early-Warning-Alerts-by-2018.html

Scientists Look to Skies to Improve Tsunami Detection http://floodlist.com/protection/scientists-look-skies-improve-tsunami-detection

Firefighters are infuriated after they were stopped from helping bomb victims at Manchester Arena http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/firefighters-infuriated-after-were-stopped-13087703

The volcano ghost town that lies abandoned since 10,000 people fled Mount Sinabung eruption in 2014 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4537860/Volcano-ghost-town-lies-abandoned-Mount-Sinabung.html

Supporting Resilient Recovery in Vanuatu https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/soi-vanuatu.pdf

Introduction to Emergency Evacuation: Getting Everybody Out When it Counts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IWMC1BS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xF0jzbBGAGYT9

New artificial intelligence program developed by RMIT is helping communities plan for big evacuations http://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2017/may/bushfire-ready–thanks-to-artificial-intelligence

CFA split ‘fight’s not over yet’, Daniel Andrews warned http://avbfb.org.au/cfa-split-fights-not-over-yet-daniel-andrews-warned/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

After the Catastrophe: resistance and the post-truth era http://www.leninology.co.uk/2017/04/after-catastrophe-resistance-for-post.html?utm_content=bufferd0178&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Our expectations of what civic engagement looks like don’t match reality. Can we fix that? http://www.vox.com/polyarchy/2017/2/13/14597548/expectations-civic-engagement-dont-match-reality

MSc in Public Engagement and Science Communication http://beta.www.hull.ac.uk/Study/PGT/public-engagement-sci-comm.aspx

After disaster strikes, Zinah continues to learn http://globalpartnership.org/blog/after-disaster-strikes-zinah-continues-learn?utm_source=gpe_social_en&utm_medium=twitter_en&utm_campaign=daily_blog

Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning http://wegrowteachers.com/using-project-based-learning-to-flip-blooms-taxonomy-for-deeper-learning/?utm_content=bufferde5c1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Community participation in emergency planning https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-32-02-15

Institute for Peace & Dialogue Summer Academy and Research Programs http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/VII-VIII-Summer-Academy-2017-3-Month-CAS-Research-Program/

Bushfire School Lessons Save Lives https://bushfireresilience.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/562/

“How to live intelligently, even gracefully, in what has clearly become a land of flames” http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2017/05/land_on_fire_gary_ferguson.html

Surf’s up: Monstrous 64-foot wave measured in Southern Ocean https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/05/22/surfs-up-monstrous-64-foot-wave-measured-southern-ocean/102009718/

What is El Niño? http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/learn-about-the-weather/what-is-el-nino-la-nina

PRI Publishes Teacher-Friendly Climate Change Guide https://www.americangeosciences.org/geotimes/pri-publishes-teacher-friendly-climate-change-guide-stem-k12

Stupid bus driver drives through floods http://www.knowyourvideo.com/Bus-Driver-Drives-Through-Flood-295723.html

Flood resilience through community-driven action and partnerships http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53273

Richter’s Scale https://about.hindawi.com/opinion/richters-scale/

Book Review: Citizen Science, How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery https://blog.scistarter.com/2017/05/book-review-citizen-science-ordinary-people-changing-face-discovery/#sthash.wjG2QvzS.vxmZopCC.dpbs

It’s time we stopped paying for your river view http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/its-time-we-stopped-paying-for-your-river-view/

Education as a tool to prevent violent extremism http://en.unesco.org/preventing-violent-extremism/edu-as-tool

CoastAdapt website https://coastadapt.com.au/?utm_content=buffercc91d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet http://earthed.info/about/

Social media and emergency management

“Facebook is hardly the portal to the better world that its most enthusiastic supporters claim” https://blogs.iadb.org/ideasmatter/2017/04/14/moving-social-media-bubble-robust-democracy/

Just as internet adoption and smartphone ownership has grown among seniors, so has social media use http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/05/17/technology-use-among-seniors/?utm_content=buffer66a29&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology http://jilltxt.net/books/Seeing-Ourselves-Through-Technology-full-book.pdf

Think before you tweet in an attack https://www.wired.com/2017/05/think-tweet-wake-attack/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare

Social media and fake news https://www.aeaweb.org/research/charts/fake-news-impact-presidential-election-2016

 

Disaster psychology

Back to school: Trauma experts to help Edgecumbe pupils http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/04/back-to-school-trauma-experts-to-help-edgecumbe-pupils.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Touched by fire: While the physical damage caused by the wildfire exists in plain sight, a deeper, unseen trauma persists http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/a-year-after-fort-mcmurray-burned-an-unseen-traumapersists/article34862029/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

Key to resilience in the face of loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

A promising treatment that uses MDMA could help people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/psychedelic-compound-in-ecstasy-moves-closer-to-approval-to-treat-ptsd/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_MB_NEWS

Bushfires shape Australia’s landscape – but the trauma burns on and on https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/22/bushfires-shape-australias-landscape-but-the-trauma-burns-on-and-on?CMP=share_btn_tw

Are You Traumatized? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stress-relief/201705/are-you-traumatized

Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx

Supporting children after a frightening event https://childbereavementuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1.4b-Supporting-children-after-a-frightening-event.pdf?noredir=true&utm_content=buffer0fbab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The strength and resilience of kids https://medium.com/@ned.breslin/leaving-their-marks-97d11da9d4eb

Integrating Positive and Clinical Psychology: Viewing Human Functioning as Continua from Positive to Negative Can Benefit Clinical Assessment, Interventions and Understandings of Resilience https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10608-015-9728-y

Social Capital and Disasters

The Injustice of Atlantic City’s Floods https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-injustice-of-atlantic-city-rsquo-s-floods/

Community spirit thrived during peak of flooding crisis http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/naqvi-mohamed-community-spirit-thrived-during-peak-of-crisis

How social ties make us resilient to trauma https://theconversation.com/how-social-ties-make-us-resilient-to-trauma-78223

Societal Resilience in Israel https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/israel/2017-03-23/societal-resilience-israel

 

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I write non-fiction about disaster management and resilience. I also write fiction including poems and short stories.

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