Today in disaster resilience (2 March 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 4 dead after reported tornadoes, flooding sweep through the South http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-reported-tornadoes-flooding-sweep-south/story?id=53342956

Crazy floods hit the Midwest when hardly anyone was looking https://grist.org/article/crazy-floods-hit-the-midwest-when-hardly-anyone-was-looking/

PNG troops respond to major 7.5 quake as aftershocks feared https://www.24matins.uk/topnews/headline/png-troops-respond-to-major-7-5-quake-as-aftershocks-feared-54692

M6.0 and 6.3 aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2018/02/26/m6-0-aftershock-hits-papua-new-guinea/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Unprecedented hailstorm hits Saudi Arabia, injures more than 50 people https://watchers.news/2018/02/26/unprecedented-hailstorm-hits-saudi-arabia-injures-more-than-50-people/

USA – 6 Dead as Flooding in Central and Southern States Worsens http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flooding-central-southern-states-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Rising Rivers Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency http://floodlist.com/america/usa/louisiana-state-emergency-floods-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides in Java Leave 15 Dead and 50,0000 Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-java-february-2018

Iraq – Floods Affecting 200,000 in Relief Camps http://floodlist.com/asia/iraq-february-2018-floods-damage-relief-camps

Extinct Bosavi volcano showing signs of awakening, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2018/02/28/extinct-bosavi-volcano-showing-signs-of-awakening-papua-new-guinea/

Flood Rescues After Heavy Rain in Queensland http://floodlist.com/australia/floods-queensland-nsw-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

These striking photos show the extent of the Midwest flooding https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/27/us/flooding-midwest-photos/index.html

Record-breaking cold claims at least 24 lives across Europe https://watchers.news/2018/02/28/record-breaking-cold-claims-at-least-24-lives-across-europe/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Papua New Guinea: at least 16 dead after strongest ever earthquake hits https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/28/papua-new-guinea-dead-strongest-ever-earthquake-hits?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Planet Labs imagery of the Pasir Panjang landslide in Indonesia https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/03/01/planet-labs-pasir-panjang-landslide-1/

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Mar 2018: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67767/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Mar-2018-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventado.html

Major rainfall event affecting Queensland, record floods possible https://watchers.news/2018/03/01/major-rainfall-event-affecting-queensland-record-floods-possible/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Managing climate change risks: an independent audit https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57096?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Climate change and your life events https://climate-life-events.herokuapp.com/

These flood-proof towers could withstand rising sea levels in New York https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/02/these-flood-proof-towers-could-withstand-rising-sea-levels-in-nyc/

Sweden pledges to cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/sweden-pledges-greenhouse-gas-emissions-zero-2045-paris-agreement-a7561111.html

‘Really extreme’ global weather event leaves scientists aghast https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/really-extreme-global-weather-event-leaves-scientists-aghast-20180226-p4z1q4.html

Northeast Florida scientists agree: Sea-level rise is here, and it’s dangerous http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180223/northeast-florida-scientists-agree-sea-level-rise-is-here-and-its-dangerous

Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-weather-will-occur-more-frequently-worldwide/

Vulnerabilities and resilience of European power generation to 1.5°C, 2°C and 3°C warming http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aab211

Climate Models Are Uncertain, but We Can Do Something About It https://eos.org/opinions/climate-models-are-uncertain-but-we-can-do-something-about-it

Our Drowning Coast: Left to Louisiana’s tides, Jean Lafitte fights for time http://www.nola.com/expo/erry-2018/02/37908ff4b8/our_drowning_coast_left_to_lou.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Ireland Demonstrates Climate Leadership with €22 billion Investment Plan https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/ireland-demonstrates-climate-leadership-with-eu22-billion-investment-plan?utm_content=bufferdccdf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Pictures Show Climate Change’s Dramatic Arctic Impact https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/my-climate-action-q-a-aslund-arctic-glacier-greenpeace/

Could More Snow in Antarctica Slow Sea Level Rise? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-more-snow-in-antarctica-slow-sea-level-rise/?utm_content=bufferfdc97&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change pushing weather extremes ‘off the scale’, says global cities group https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-cities-c40/climate-change-pushing-weather-extremes-off-the-scale-says-global-cities-group-idUSKCN1GB0D1

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises

Gone With the Wind: Norway’s Glaciers to Disappear in Hundred Years https://sputniknews.com/environment/201712051059707719-norway-melting-glaciers/

It might seem counterintuitive, but global warming plays a role in blasts of bitter cold weather. The reason: It influences the jet stream https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02022018/cold-weather-polar-vortex-jet-stream-explained-global-warming-arctic-ice-climate-change

China’s Arctic Dream https://www.csis.org/analysis/chinas-arctic-dream

Six research priorities for cities and climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02409-z

The Climate Just Map Tool shows the geography of England’s vulnerability to climate change at a neighbourhood scale http://www.climatejust.org.uk/map

Reality Check: Where in the world is snow getting rarer? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43158532

What is the most climate-resilient place in the US? https://psmag.com/environment/the-most-climate-resilient-counties-in-america

Integrating adaptation into cities, infrastructure and local planning in Uruguay http://www.adaptation-undp.org/projects/NAP-Uruguay

 

Disaster risk reduction

A bottom-up approach to developing a neighbourhood-based resilience measurement framework http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-07-2017-0169?journalCode=dpm

Better flood management: How can we help make every second count? https://www.createdigital.org.au/better-flood-management-help/

Strengthening resilience in the face of natural disasters and shocks in Pakistan http://www.fao.org/emergencies/fao-in-action/stories/stories-detail/en/c/1103745/

Urban Development and Flood Risk in Vietnam-experience in three cities http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/working-papers/urban-development-and-flood-risk-in-vietnam-experience-in-three-cities.html

Here come the megacities http://edge.ensia.com/here-come-the-megacities/

The Rising Tide of Flood Insurance http://wkar.org/post/rising-tide-flood-insurance#stream/0

Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100 http://www.visualcapitalist.com/animated-map-worlds-populous-cities-2100/?utm_content=bufferb82c4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Major study probes NZ’s big landslide threat http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11999892

Coastal communities hit by Harvey will get $1 billion for hazard mitigation https://www.texastribune.org/2018/02/13/coastal-texas-communities-hit-harvey-will-get-1-billion-hazard-mitigat/

South African risk and vulnerability atlas https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57213

“We must build resilient communities before disaster strikes” https://www.alternet.org/environment/global-climate-change-causing-local-trauma-heres-how-two-communities-are-fighting-back

Why Canada needs to change how to forecast and prepare for floods http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-26-2018-1.4551733/why-canada-needs-to-change-how-to-forecast-and-prepare-for-floods-1.4551776?hootPostID=f5b9f9c9b6a3908968d66363ccd0d551

When is the right time for a prescribed bushfire reduction burn? http://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/breakfast/when-is-the-right-time-for-a-prescribed-bushfire-reduction-burn/9492158

A groundbreaking new study, led by the University of Bristol, has found that 41 million Americans are at risk from flooding rivers, which is more than three times the current estimate http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/february/america-flood-risk.html

Many Irish cities to face more extreme weather conditions by 2100 https://greennews.ie/many-irish-cities-face-extreme-weather-by-2100/

Can Atmospheric Science Improve Global Disaster Resilience? https://eos.org/editors-vox/can-atmospheric-science-improve-global-disaster-resilience

Harvey victims: do you want your homes bought out or elevated? https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Harvey-victims-do-you-want-your-homes-bought-out-12714593.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Drought and flood risk profiles to be developed for 16 countries in Africa https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57277

The NSW Government has funded a $3 million land swap arrangement to save a number of Murwillumbah businesses devastated by the 2017 Flood https://rdanorthernrivers.org.au/land-swap-saves-local-jobs-businesses-tweed/

Environment Secretary Michael Gove set out his thoughts on the future of the water industry at this year’s Water UK City Conference https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/a-water-industry-that-works-for-everyone

Humble, Houston propose new floodplain development regulations https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/humble/news/article/Humble-Houston-propose-new-floodplain-12714037.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Investing in Mitigation to Build a More Resilient Nation https://www.fema.gov/blog/2018-01-11/investing-mitigation-build-more-resilient-nation

Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-01/why-is-california-rebuilding-in-fire-country-because-you-re-paying-for-it

UN launches effort to collect data on disaster losses https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57294

 

Emergency Management

The Population of Montecito Plummeted 75% after the January Mudslides https://blog.safegraph.com/the-population-of-montecito-plummeted-75-after-the-january-mudslides-ac2125ce4f76

A framework for disaster resilience education with homeless communities http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/DPM-08-2017-0196

What happens if… disaster recovery for the smart city and beyond https://www.csoonline.com/article/3256049/disaster-recovery/what-happens-if-disaster-recovery-for-the-smart-city-and-beyond.html

Disaster diplomacy governs who gets help after catastrophic events around the world https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-is-disaster-diplomacy-during-catastrophic-events-around-the-world-2018-2?r=UK&IR=T

Federal Disaster Rebuilding Spending: A Look at the Numbers https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/disaster-aid/federal-disaster-rebuilding-spending-look-numbers/

Extreme weather due to climate change displaced more than a million people from their homes last year https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/welcome-to-the-age-of-climate-migration-w516974

After a devastating storm season, researchers are seeking better ways to rebuild and to support their most vulnerable colleagues https://www.americanscientist.org/article/scientists-in-the-wake-of-the-hurricanes

First Responder Research Monitor https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/library/collections/all_hazarts_alert.html#article2

Disaster diplomacy investigates how and why disaster-related activities do and do not influence conflict and cooperation http://www.disasterdiplomacy.org/

New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima https://phys.org/news/2018-02-evidence-nuclear-fuel-fukushima.html

Tonga – Drones Play Key Role in Cyclone Gita Disaster Recovery http://floodlist.com/australia/tonga-drones-cyclone-gita-recovery?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Police breath-test a helicopter pilot after he landed on a road to deliver supplies to residents trapped by flooding http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5444703/Police-breath-test-helicopter-pilot-Townsville-floods.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Performance of the UK’s Flood Information Service https://www.gov.uk/performance/flood-information-service

What if the dinosaurs had survived? http://www.sciencefocus.com/article/nature/what-if-dinosaurs-had-survived#.WpRr4RD1XtI.twitter

Global view of rocks https://www.clisap.de/research/b:-climate-manifestations-and-impacts/crg-chemistry-of-natural-aqueous-solutions/global-lithological-map/

Planting the seeds for a flood resilient future https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2514809/planting-the-seeds-for-a-flood-resilient-future/

Increasing Flood Risk Awareness Through A Real Estate Professional Training Program https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/flood-risk.html

Efficient, Adaptable Simulations: A Case Study of a Climate Negotiation Game https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UMWQnreVdjpdynDE32ZX/full

Managing animals in emergencies https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/managing-animals-emergencies?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=managinganimalsfireaus

A river runs through my office http://www.anovelecho.com/nature/flooding/

Find out about the latest plans to reduce flood risk in Otley https://www.gov.uk/government/news/find-out-about-the-latest-plans-to-reduce-flood-risk-in-otley

Educating local middle-schoolers about emergency preparedness allows the small city of Miami to build climate resilience in an accessible way—and broach the topic of climate change https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/eighth-graders-and-emergency-preparedness-oklahoma

Prototyping Virtual Reality Serious Games for Building Earthquake Preparedness: The Auckland City Hospital Case Study https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09119

School earthquake and tsunami safety http://www.eeri.org/projects/schools/subcommittees/#tsunami

Students of flood-prone school in Oro trained in disaster preparedness http://davaotoday.com/main/environment/disaster-environment/students-of-flood-prone-school-in-oro-trained-in-disaster-preparedness/

The WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services has just released a new school education program called North West Bushfire Patrol https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/newsandmedia/pages/newsarticle.aspx?ItemId=241

Property Flood Resilience Training for Surveyors http://www.property-care.org/training-qualifications/property-flood-resilience-training/

Learning Events Boost Capacity for Living with Fire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/better-work-bigger-impact-recent-fire-adaptation-highlights/

Defining generations: Where Millennials end and post-Millennials begin http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/01/defining-generations-where-millennials-end-and-post-millennials-begin/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

The role of unstructured data in real-time disaster-related social media monitoring http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8258377/?reload=true

Artificial Intelligence system that continuously monitors different types of hazards on social media and autonomously extracts high-quality, organized information from posts https://www.maize.io/en/content/saving-lives-with-social-media

A new report will offer plans, proposals and guidance on handling social media during and after disasters http://www.nextgov.com/media/gbc/docs/pdfs_edit/022218jm1ng.pdf

Twitter’s bookmark feature will help us keep tweets for later reading https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitters-rolling-out-its-new-bookmarks-feature-to-all-users/518097/

 

Psychology and disasters

 

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma https://www.preventioninstitute.org/publications/adverse-community-experiences-and-resilience-framework-addressing-and-preventing

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope? http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/science-resilience-what-are-ingredients-help-people-cope?utm_source=newsfromscience&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=scienceresilience-18126

More than 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are learning what makes some survivors more resilient than others http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/more-12-years-after-hurricane-katrina-scientists-are-learning-what-makes-some-survivors

What Are Active-Shooter Drills Doing to Kids? https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/02/effects-of-active-shooter/554150/

‘I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy’: Flood also leaves behind emotional mess http://www.wlwt.com/article/i-wouldnt-wish-this-on-my-worst-enemy-flood-also-leaves-behind-emotional-mess/18931641

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Social Capital and Natural Hazards Governance http://naturalhazardscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.001.0001/acrefore-9780199389407-e-254

Social Capital in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery video https://www.fema.gov/preptalks/aldrich

Social Capital in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery guide https://www.fema.gov/preptalks

 

 

 

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NeilDufty

I am a Principal at Molino Stewart Pty Ltd, an Australian-based environment and natural hazards company. I specialise in the community aspects of disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Samples of my research and projects can be accessed at https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/ I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see https://neilduftyfiction.com/

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