Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka https://watchers.news/2017/05/31/sri-lanka-worst-monsoon-rains-since-2003/

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63320/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sinabung-Saban.html

South Russian region’s authorities may order more evacuation amid floods http://tass.com/world/948047

8 dead, more than 30 000 evacuated as severe floods and landslides hit Brazil https://watchers.news/2017/05/29/brazil-flood/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Fierce Wind Lashes Moscow, Leaving 12 Dead https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/29/world/europe/fierce-wind-lashes-moscow.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 May 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63340/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-May-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakurajima.html

Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladesh With Heavy Wind and Rain, Thousands Evacuated http://www.chennaionline.com/article/cyclone-mora-hits-bangladesh-heavy-wind-and-rain-thousands-evacuated

2 dead, 1 missing after severe weather rips through Midwest http://www.koat.com/article/2-dead-1-missing-after-severe-weather-rips-through-midwest/9945052

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 May 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63349/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-May-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabanc.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 May 2017: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Colima, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/63426/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-May-2017-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Colima-Shiveluch-Dukono-Erta-A.html

Severe flash floods hit Turkey’s Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers https://watchers.news/2017/05/31/severe-flash-flood-izmir-turkey/

Nagaland: Two dead, two missing in flash floods in Phek district http://www.firstpost.com/india/nagaland-2-dead-2-missing-in-flash-floods-in-phek-district-3505415.html

Disaster risk reduction

Natural & Nature-based Flood Management: A Green Guide http://envirodm.org/flood-management

Earthquake is the hazard that accounts for the highest number of people potentially exposed https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/atlas-human-planet-2017-global-exposure-natural-hazards

Moving forward to disaster resilience: Perspectives on increasing resilience for future disasters http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162517306224

Strategies key to Sendai progress http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53432

Digital Earth Australia http://www.ga.gov.au/about/projects/geographic/digital-earth-australia

Disaster risk management: Science helps save lives http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Disaster_risk_management_Science_helps_save_lives_999.html

200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year http://citiscope.org/story/2017/200-cities-use-new-tool-improve-disaster-related-resilience-year

A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises https://www.nap.edu/catalog/21891/the-neglected-dimension-of-global-security-a-framework-to-counter#.WSOjIGT2J58.twitter

How Toronto can waterproof itself against record-setting rainfall and lake levels http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/how-toronto-can-waterproof-itself-against-record-setting-rainfall-and-lake-levels-1.4135947

Disclosing flood risk at time of sale http://www.insblogs.com/uncategorized/disclosing-flood-risk-time-sale/7510

Scientists use a new remote-controlled robot to capture data from the middle of an open ocean typhoon https://eos.org/research-spotlights/wave-gliding-in-the-eye-of-the-storm

Sendai Framework monitoring starts early 2018 http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53462

Israel to Install Earthquake Early Warning System By Next Year http://www.jewishpress.com/news/science-and-tech/israel-to-install-earthquake-early-warning-system-by-next-year/2017/05/29/

‘Traditional burning’: Reviving Indigenous cultural burns for bushfire management http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/24/traditional-burning-reviving-indigenous-cultural-burns-bushfire-management

Sendai Framework data readiness review 2017 – Global summary report http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53080

Reinforcing Resilience to Natural Disasters in Disaster Prone Districts in Malawi http://www.mw.undp.org/content/malawi/en/home/presscenter/articles/2017/05/15/reinforcing-resilience-to-natural-disasters-in-disaster-prone-districts-in-malawi.html

Group collaboration develops visual delights – SEQWaterFutures charrette in action http://floodcop.com.au/2016/08/16/group-collaboration-develops-visual-delights-seqwaterfutures-charrette-in-action/

Fighting wildfires in America cost federal agencies almost $2 billion last year http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-fighting-wildfires-often-fails-and-what-to-do-about-it/

New database sheds light on prehistoric NZ tsunamis http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1705/S00087/new-database-sheds-light-on-prehistoric-nz-tsunamis.htm

YEW Disaster Severity Index: Proposal of a New Tool in Disaster Metrics https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/yew-disaster-severity-index-proposal-of-a-new-tool-in-disaster-metrics/57E856D9F04937C1CCEC3ED3AA663D95

May 2017 Floodplain Management Australia Flyer http://archive.aweber.com/awlist3776483/Jf_pK/h/FMA_Monthly_Flyer_5_May.htm

Improving Decision Making about Natural Disaster Mitigation Funding in Australia—A Framework http://www.mdpi.com/2079-9276/5/3/28/htm

Govt in slumber to prevent 2014-like floods http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/story/251112.html

Lanka President blames lack of prevention for flood disaster http://www.ptinews.com/news/8758129_Lanka-President-blames-lack-of-prevention-for-flood-disaster.html

Pilot project will provide early warning of potential flooding in Dublin http://news.europawire.eu/pilot-project-will-provide-early-warning-of-potential-flooding-in-dublin-432134567890/eu-press-release/2017/06/01/

90 per cent of UK floodplains unfit for purpose http://www.salford.ac.uk/news/articles/2017/scientists-reveal-floodplains-face-uncertain-future

Emergency management

Missouri Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Historic Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-missouri-governor-requests-federal-disaster-declaration?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Advanced Evacuation Simulations http://www.feuertrutz.com/advanced-evacuation-simulations/150/50596/

Reducing Risk and Rebuilding Lives After the Ecuador Earthquake http://stories.undp.org/building-back-better

A new dynamic network flow algorithm using base state amendment model for emergency response https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316929949_A_new_dynamic_network_flow_algorithm_using_base_state_amendment_model_for_emergency_response

What does the State Emergency Service do between disasters? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-26/what-does-the-ses-do-between-disasters/8558934

US Mass Shooting Tracker https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data

Manchester Bombing Is Europe’s 13th Terrorist Attack Since 2015 http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/05/23/529645904/manchester-bombing-is-europes-12th-terrorist-attack-since-2015?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170523

Sri Lanka: UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56866#.WS3xtZKGPIU

Storm surge: A hurricane’s deadliest threat gets its own alerts https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/05/30/storm-surge-hurricanes-deadliest-threat-gets-its-own-alerts/102313750/

Early warning for all http://www.unisdr.org/archive/53402

The first draft of the revised Sphere standards is available online for the humanitarian community to share their feedback and recommendations http://mailchi.mp/sphereproject/be-part-of-the-sphere-handbook-revision-the-right-time-is-now?e=7b7b0ca03f

Learning from a Flood-Alarm System’s Fate http://glacierhub.org/2017/05/31/learning-from-a-flood-alarm-systems-fate/

Emergency futures: exception, urgency, interval, hope http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-954X.12447?utm_content=buffer689a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&

Optimized evacuation route based on crowd simulation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316782170_Optimized_evacuation_route_based_on_crowd_simulation

As Disaster Hits Again, Early Warning Text Messages Fly in Sri Lanka http://floodlist.com/asia/disaster-hits-early-warning-text-messages-fly-sri-lanka?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Victoria Community Resilience and Preparedness Frameworks launched https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/community-resilience-and-preparedness-frameworks-launched

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood risk awareness and warnings from this app https://floodassist.co.uk/home/blogentry?blogEntryID=1036

Games involving risk, decision making, disaster management and climate change by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre http://climatecentre.org/resources-games/games-overview

Games for Social Change https://elab.emerson.edu/projects/games-for-social-change

This post will examine the volcanology behind the film Dante’s Peak http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/05/14-dantes-peak-review-no-1-little-evidence-and-spiders/

This post continues in the series analysing the volcanology of the 1997 disaster film Dante’s Peak http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/05/15-dantes-peak-review-2-warning-signs/

Why facts don’t change our minds http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

Who doesn’t read books in America? http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/23/who-doesnt-read-books-in-america/?utm_content=buffer78b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How can civil society influence nuclear waste decisions? http://www.nuclear-transparency-watch.eu/activities/presentation-of-johan-swahn-during-the-enef-on-may-23-2017-panel-on-radioactive-waste-management.html

Wildfire awareness colouring competition https://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=rAzoXFwBAAA.GiKKPknzbY8TqpBd1R3FysiohpwSBzQZntHE1psqZJNB8pjYfoUvBrIsOKFQXQxHcnfeI6ZXgaYLUNw4vEaMOQ._eJnCsu18DwEbJmn-mxx-w&postId=1592067027948672275&type=POST

Schools in Portland are rejecting traditional (and insufficient) ways to teach students about climate change http://blogs.worldwatch.org/schools-portland-climate-change/

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/05/this-is-what-happens-to-your-brain-when-you-read-poetry.html?mid=twitter_scienceofus

Using census data to explore communities http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/geo/geosearch-georecherche/index-eng.cfm

This is your brain on communication http://ideas.ted.com/this-is-your-brain-on-communication/?utm_content=bufferca0b6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What the Bard can teach science about language and the limits of the human mind http://nautil.us/issue/48/chaos/shakespeares-genius-is-nonsense-rp

Bridging the Gap Between Flood Science and Communities http://envirodm.org/post/bridging-the-gap-between-flood-science-and-communities

Social media and emergency management

Proceeedings of the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM) https://iscram2017.mines-albi.fr/program/

Disaster psychology

Designing smartphone mental health applications for emergency service workers https://academic.oup.com/occmed/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/occmed/kqx056/3848864/Designing-smartphone-mental-health-applications?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Depression risk following natural disaster can be predicted via pupil dilation https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523095426.htm

“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more…” https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/12/28/albert-camus-almond-trees-character/

Seneca on Grief and the Key to Resilience in the Face of Loss https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/05/02/seneca-consolation-to-helvia/

Social Capital and Disasters

Strong communities are good for mental health: they provide a sense of security and safety, especially during times of crisis https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/short-history-mental-health/201705/remembering-the-west-end

 

The Centre for Flood, Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England, Bristol is advertising for a full time Professorial post in Behaviour Change http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/aboutus/workingatuwe

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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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