Today in disaster resilience (12 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

A further significant failure at the site of the Alta quick clay landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/06/08/alta-quick-clay-landslide-3/

Czech Republic – Deadly Flash Floods in East http://floodlist.com/europe/czech-republic-flash-floods-olomouc-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

China – Thousand Affected by Floods in Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-hunan-jiangxi-guangxi-june-2020

USA – Storm Cristobal Brings Flooding Along Gulf Coast http://floodlist.com/america/usa/cristobal-floods-gulf-coast-june-2020

New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52961539

Flooding forcing some southeastern Manitoba residents to flee under mandatory evacuation order https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-flooding-stuartburn-1.5604305

China – Over 2 Million Affected as Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ghana – Floods Turn Deadly in Accra http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-accra-june-2020

Tremor at East Java’s Mount Ijen triggers isolated tsunami, killing one https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/06/02/tremor-at-east-javas-mount-ijen-triggers-isolated-tsunami-killing-one.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Jun 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105187/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Jun-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Semeru-Reventador-Sangay-Nevados-d.html

China floods: dozens killed and hundreds of thousands displaced https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/11/china-floods-dozens-killed-and-hundreds-of-thousands-displaced

China – Over 2 Million Affected as Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Finding solutions in nature for climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72086

Origin of interannual variability in global mean sea level https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/03/1922190117

New Jersey Becomes First State to Put the Climate Crisis in Its K-12 Curriculum https://www.ecowatch.com/new-jersey-schools-climate-science-curriculum-2646152515.html

Measuring farm households’ vulnerability and resilience to climate shocks now possible, new research shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72184

Traditional knowledge helps Indigenous people adapt to climate crisis, research shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72175

Gender lens essential to addressing linked climate change and security crises, urges joint UN report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72205

Protection of seagrasses key to building resilience to climate change, disasters – new UN report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72203

Loss and damage from natural disasters made worse by climate change https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/loss-and-damage-natural-disasters-made-worse-climate-change-1911685

Patterns in permafrost soils could help climate change models https://phys.org/news/2020-06-patterns-permafrost-soils-climate.html

Bangladesh leads climate-threatened nations in push for global action http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72230

Australia’s longest weather record reveals snow in surprising places https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/weather-record-reveals-more-snow-fewer-heatwaves/12339414

‘Surprisingly rapid’ rebound in carbon emissions post-lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/11/carbon-emissions-in-surprisingly-rapid-surge-post-lockdown

 

Disaster risk reduction

Japan’s Integration of All-Hazard Resilience and Covid-19 Countermeasures https://apjjf.org/2020/11/DeWit.html

India’s cyclone response saves lives. Climate resilient infrastructure will save livelihoods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72135

Disaster resilience scorecard assessment: Case studies and lessons learned from North Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72095

Repeated hurricanes reveal risks and opportunities for social-ecological resilience to flooding and water quality problems http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72132

Rush to Publish Risks Undermining COVID-19 Research https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/06/08/fast-pace-scientific-publishing-covid-comes-problems

Recurring Floods in Eastern Africa amidst Projections of Frequent and Extreme Climatic Events for the Region https://medium.com/@icpac/recurring-floods-in-eastern-africa-amidst-projections-of-frequent-and-extreme-climatic-events-for-30d20d0d6f76

What Are the Key Drivers Controlling the Quality of Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts? https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019WR026987

Bushfire royal commission looks to the past to show a troubling future https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-07/coronavirus-derailed-bushfire-attention-royal-commission-so-far/12326360

As Pakistan glacier melt surges, efforts to cut flood risk drag https://nationalpost.com/pmn/environment-pmn/as-pakistan-glacier-melt-surges-efforts-to-cut-flood-risk-drag

Is the world making progress against the pandemic? We built the chart to answer this question https://ourworldindata.org/epi-curve-covid-19

Q&A with A/Prof Phil Zylstra – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72163

Q&A with A/Prof Tina Bell – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72164

Q&A with Prof Mike Clarke – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72165

Full reservoirs as monsoon sets in: Why India should watch out for floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72177

Nepalese farmers have much to teach us about disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72180

Resilient Queensland 2018-2021: Delivering the Queensland strategy for disaster resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72179

Impacts of river engineering on river channel behaviour: Implications for managing downstream flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72186

Hydrology of debris-covered glaciers in High Mountain Asia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825220302580?dgcid=author

Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology Along the Pallatanga Fault, Central Andes of Ecuador https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.00193/full

Intergovernmental cooperation for hydrometry – what, why and how? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2020.1764569

Letting rivers run wild could reduce UK flooding – new research http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72191

A Pacific disaster prevention review http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72196

Review article: The spatial dimension in the assessment of urban socio-economic vulnerability related to geohazards http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72170

Standards on disaster risk management for hotels and resorts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72189

Queensland communities share in $16 million for resilient infrastructure https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/news/queensland-communities-share-16-million-resilient-infrastructure

Mapping COVID19 cases against earthquake risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72212

Let’s talk about disaster risk during COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72220

A trial using nature to reduce flood risk gets on its marks at the Leeds Brownlee Triathlon Centre https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/people/trial-use-nature-reduce-flood-risk-gets-its-marks-leeds-brownlee-triathlon-centre-2878555

Monte Cristo Earthquake fault still active with 6,500 aftershocks https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2020/monte-cristo-earthquake

Seismic waves reveal giant structures deep beneath Earth’s surface https://www.newscientist.com/article/2245939-seismic-waves-reveal-giant-structures-deep-beneath-earths-surface/?

 

Emergency management

Caribbean workshop on impact-based forecasting and risk scenario planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72158

Pre-monsoon preparedness – Coordinated actions during flood

http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72104

Displacement in paradise: Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72171

Bangladesh Has Saved Thousands of Lives From a Devastating Cyclone – Here’s How http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-cyclone-amphan-evacuations?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

COVID-19 and world refugee camps https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/worlds-refugee-camps-at-risk-for-major-covid-19-outbreak/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Modified usability framework for disaster apps: A qualitative thematic analysis of user reviews http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72152

Survey: Pretest of Contents – UNESCO’s ‘KNOW Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)’ Mobile Application http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72195

Three years of corporate broadcast news hurricane coverage failed to mention specific risks to marginalized communities https://www.mediamatters.org/broadcast-networks/three-years-corporate-broadcast-news-hurricane-coverage-failed-mention-specific

The importance of on-line educational activities on disaster risk management during COVID-19: On-line web based training activities of the new Turkish building earthquake code secured the uninterrupted continuation of capacity building of experts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72183

Summer bushfire smoke caused health problems in two-thirds of people living in parts of NSW https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/11/summer-bushfire-smoke-caused-health-problems-in-two-thirds-of-people-living-in-parts-of-nsw

 

Psychology and disasters

Trust and the communication of flood risks: comparing the roles of local governments, volunteers in emergency services, and neighbours http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72176

Timefulness: Thinking Like a Geologist with Professor Marcia Bjornerud https://soundcloud.com/bridging-the-gaps/timefulness-thinking-like-a-geologist-with-professor-marcia-bjornerud

 

Sociology and disasters

People with disabilities in the face of COVID-19 in the Americas and the Caribbean http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72129

Communities with large minority populations are among the most vulnerable in the U.S. to the effects of climate change https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063347205

Disasters and vulnerable groups: Insights for an inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72181

Flooding Disproportionately Harms Black Neighborhoods https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/flooding-disproportionately-harms-black-neighborhoods/

Social Capital and Disaster Resilience Nexus: A Study of Flash Flood Recovery in Jeddah City https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342011241_Social_Capital_and_Disaster_Resilience_Nexus_A_Study_of_Flash_Flood_Recovery_in_Jeddah_City

Population of top 10 counties for disasters: 81% minority https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063347205

Gender and age inequality of disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72229

 

 

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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/ Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1119569796/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6 I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see https://neilduftyfiction.com/

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