Today in disaster resilience (19 July 2019)

Dis 19 July

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Western Australia struck by 6.5 magnitude earthquake https://www.sbs.com.au/news/western-australia-struck-by-6-5-magnitude-earthquake

Indonesia rocked by 7.3 magnitude earthquake as Ring of Fire activity riseshttps://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1153180/indonesia-earthquake-today-tsunami-warning-maluku-utara-bali-lombok

Rainfall threatens Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry moves inland https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/hurricane-barry-new-orleans-louisiana-flooding-storm-path-track-today-2019-07-13-live-updates/

50 dead, dozens missing in Nepal floods https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/43-dead-20-injured-in-nepal-floods/story-ORnPvXmfAVVWNKQ7JFS0zO.html

Heavy rain and floods in India’s Assam kill at least 10 and displace more than 1 million https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods-assam-idUSKCN1U80GX

Floods force millions to flee homes in India, Nepal and Bangladesh http://news.trust.org/item/20190715110757-t2xr1/

Hurricane Barry 2019 https://www.climatesignals.org/events/barry-2019

Rain, flooding follow Storm Barry as it spins north from New Orleans https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry/storm-barry-moves-inland-from-new-orleans-leaves-rain-and-flooding-in-its-wake-idUSKCN1U90E8?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Flood destroys 300 houses, renders 2,000 residents homeless in Anambra https://www.blazehood.com.ng/flood-destroys-300-houses-renders-2000-residents-homeless-in-anambra/

Greece – Dozens Evacuated or Rescued After Floods in Western Greece Region http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-western-greece-july-2019

Nearly 9,500 People Affected by Rakhine State Floods https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/nearly-9500-people-affected-rakhine-state-floods.html

Philippines – Hundreds Evacuated After Heavy Rain From Storm Danas http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-danas-evacuations-july-2019

South Asia – Flood Death Toll Mounts in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh http://floodlist.com/asia/india-nepal-pakistan-bangladesh-monsoon-floods-july-2019

Barry’s 14.58” of Rain in Arkansas Breaks All-Time State Record https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Barrys-1458-Rain-Arkansas-Breaks-All-Time-State-Record?cm_ven=cat6-widget

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jul 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sakurajim https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/83564/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jul-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajim.html

Rivers at highest levels since records began, 60 000 homes destroyed or damaged, Bangladesh https://watchers.news/2019/07/18/bangladesh-flood-july-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘Just a matter of when’: the $20bn plan to power Singapore with Australian solar https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/14/just-a-matter-of-when-the-20bn-plan-to-power-singapore-with-australian-solar?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Hope and Doubt Affect Climate Change Mobilization https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcomm.2019.00020/full

Observed impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire in California https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001210

Taller, faster, better, stronger: wind towers are only getting bigger https://theconversation.com/taller-faster-better-stronger-wind-towers-are-only-getting-bigger-120492?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

4 Reasons Why Urban Landscapes are a Linchpin for Climate Resilience https://meetingoftheminds.org/4-reasons-why-urban-landscapes-are-a-linchpin-for-climate-resilience-30705?

Flooding: Britain’s coastal towns and villages face a design challenge to cope with climate emergency https://phys.org/news/2019-07-britain-coastal-towns-villages-cope.html

Southerners Are Scared of the Climate Crisis, and Their Politicians Are Ignoring Them https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vb9awa/southerners-are-scared-of-the-climate-crisis-and-their-politicians-are-ignoring-them?

Australia’s strategic thinkers can’t continue to ignore climate change https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/australias-strategic-thinkers-cant-continue-to-ignore-climate-change/

Wildfires could grow exponentially as climate warms, study warns https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-wildfires-grow-exponentially-climate-change-study/#site-header78

Observed impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire in California https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001210

July on course to be hottest month ever, say climate scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/16/july-on-course-to-be-hottest-month-ever-say-climate-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Disaster risk reduction

A More Accurate Global River Map https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-more-accurate-global-river-map

Tool Shows Best Sites For Resilience Projects https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/05/tool-shows-best-sites-for-resilience-projects/

Rosewood homes rising https://www.myhorrynews.com/news/rosewood-homes-rising/article_f04a8b08-a82f-11e9-847e-b7a80bd404bb.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

A novel physically based Bayesian network model for inference and prediction of flood duration. The model also accurately examines the timescales of flooding https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190715185822.htm

Britain’s flood risk https://theecologist.org/2019/jul/16/britains-flood-risk

‘I’m angered’: Frustration growing in Beaconsfield over revised flood maps https://globalnews.ca/news/5501586/frustration-beaconsfield-flood-maps/

As flood risks increase across the US, it’s time to recognize the limits of levees https://theconversation.com/as-flood-risks-increase-across-the-us-its-time-to-recognize-the-limits-of-levees-118326

What are fuels? https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/07/17/what-are-fuels/

Gaps in wildfire science leave Canadian researchers fighting blind against growing risks https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-gaps-in-wildfire-science-leave-canadian-researchers-fighting-blind/

Earthquake‐Induced Chains of Geologic Hazards: Patterns, Mechanisms, and Impacts https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018RG000626

‘Sunny-day flooding’ is projected to put parts of the US underwater for at least 100 days per year. Here’s what the Gulf and East coasts should expect. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/sunny-day-flooding-expected-to-break-us-records-2019-7?r=US&IR=T

 

Emergency management

Athens disaster management group presents emergency housing exhibition built in 14 hours https://www.redandblack.com/athensnews/athens-disaster-management-group-presents-emergency-housing-exhibition-built-in/article_e17167b2-a381-11e9-b406-5f41885e95a6.html

South Asia monsoon leaves thousands in need https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/07/15/south-asia-monsoon-india-bangladesh-nepal-floods-thousands-need?

Catastrophic storms put a sharp focus on flood response https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2019/07/catastrophic-storms-put-a-sharp-focus-on-flood-response

Red Cross to World’s Cities: Here’s How to Prevent Heat Wave Deaths https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/climate/red-cross-heat-waves.html

Perspectives from nongovernmental organizations on education and training needs for community disaster recovery https://www.wmpllc.org/ojs-2.4.2/index.php/jem/article/view/2421

Monsoon Rains Flood South Asia https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145335/monsoon-rains-flood-south-asia

The Heatwave Guide for Cities https://www.preparecenter.org/resources/heatwave-guide-cities

Hurricane Barry a wakeup call for businesses https://www.burnsandwilcox.com/hurricane-barry-serves-as-flood-wakeup-call-for-businesses-homeowners/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Average time spent on social media https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/average-daily-time-on-social-media

Peterborough officials, residents reflect on 15th anniversary of historic flood https://globalnews.ca/news/5497716/peterborough-15th-anniversary-historic-flood/

Co-learning disaster resilience toolkit: A person-centred approach to engaging with refugee narratives and practices of safety https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57379

MOOC: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact https://sdgacademy.org/course/climate-change-the-science-and-global-impact/

How is temperature measured? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qQHDGA7SsA

 

Sociology and Disasters

Social capital and disasters: How does social capital shape post-disaster conditions in the Philippines? https://www.mendeley.com/catalogue/social-capital-disasters-social-capital-shape-postdisaster-conditions-philippines/

Bonding and bridging social capital and their associations with self‐evaluated community resilience: A comparative study of East Asia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334423975_Bonding_and_bridging_social_capital_and_their_associations_with_self-evaluated_community_resilience_A_comparative_study_of_East_Asia

The Impact of Social Capital Upon Disaster Risk Reduction and Response: The Case of the Philippines with Typhoon Yolanda and Glenda https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334533922_The_Impact_of_Social_Capital_Upon_Disaster_Risk_Reduction_and_Response_The_Case_of_the_Philippines_with_Typhoon_Yolanda_and_Glenda

Southeast Asian communities’ disaster preparedness and resilience in Auckland, New Zealand https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334524495_Southeast_Asian_communities’_disaster_preparedness_and_resilience_in_Auckland_New_Zealand

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NeilDufty

I am a Principal at Molino Stewart Pty Ltd, an Australian-based environment and natural hazards company - see https://molinostewart.com.au/. 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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