Today in disaster resilience (19 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tornadoes touch down in southern Alberta, as floods and tennis ball-sized hail hit Calgary https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-thunderstorm-1.5611497

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-ankara-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Pakistan – at Least 7 Killed in Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-flash-floods-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-june-2020

France – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Corsica http://floodlist.com/europe/france-flash-floods-ajaccio-corsica-june-2020

Indonesia – Over 1,000 Homes Damaged by Floods in Gorontalo Province http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-over-1000-homes-damaged-by-floods-in-gorontalo-province

Mexico – Floods in Veracruz After Storm Dumps 221mm of Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-veracruz-june-2020

Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2020/06/15/flash-floods-leave-1-500-houses-damaged-or-destroyed-5-400-affected-in-gorontalo-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe storm leaves trail of damage, flooding across city, southern Alberta https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/severe-storm-leaves-trail-of-damage-flooding-across-city-southern-alberta

Nepal – Landslide in Parbat Leaves 8 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-landslide-parbat-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – Dozens of Homes Destroyed After Floods in Akwa Ibom http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-akwa-ibom-june-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit South Sulawesi http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-south-sulawesi-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – 3 Dead or Missing After Flash Floods Destroy a Bridge in Kwara State http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kwara-june-2020

Hungary and Czech Republic – 1 Dead, Dozens Evacuated After Storms Trigger Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/hungary-czech-storms-floods-june-2020

Côte d’Ivoire – Deadly Floods Hit Abidjan and South http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-abidjan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jun 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105524/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jun-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-Clevelan.html

Guatemala and Honduras – Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-honduras-floods-landslides-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

China – Deadly Floods and Mudslides in Sichuan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-sichuan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Wind Storms and Flash Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Economics of climate adaptation: Identifying cost-effective adaptation measures to climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72235

Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72267

Adapting to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72251

Financing for climate adaptation – an overview of current regimes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72221

Scaling local and community-based adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72263

Recurring floods in Eastern Africa amidst projections of frequent and extreme climatic events for the region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72274

Innovation in climate change adaptation: does it reach those who need it most? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72272

Island ‘drowning’ is not inevitable as sea levels rise http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72279

A journey into Antarctica: the unavoidable signs of global heating https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2020/jun/11/a-journey-into-antarctica-the-unavoidable-signs-of-global-heating?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/13/climate-worst-case-scenarios-clouds-scientists-global-heating

Ocean Wave Interactions with Sea Ice: A Reappraisal https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-fluid-010719-060301

Why Southern Ocean’s monster waves will get even bigger https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12339103

2020 likely to be the warmest year on record globally https://www.cbsnews.com/news/warmest-year-on-record-2020-likely/

Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72281

Tropical cyclone motion in a changing climate https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/17/eaaz7610.full

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

Research Roundup: Depicting Change Across Earth’s Frozen Places https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2020/06/15/research-roundup-depicting-change-across-earths-frozen-places/

Equity investors must pay more attention to climate change physical risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72321

Coordinating climate finance in Kenya: technical measures or political change? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72313

Adapting to the uncertain: a different climate strategy https://www-mottmac-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.mottmac.com/amp/views/adapting-to-the-uncertain-a-different-climate-strategy

Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/17/climate-crisis-alarm-at-record-breaking-heatwave-in-siberia

Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-cost-of-extreme-weather-due-to-climate-change-is-severely-underestimated

Climate change: Oil and gas sector ‘to halve emissions by 2030’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-53051850

Risk of massive wildfires continues to grow in California https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/risk-of-massive-wildfires-continues-to-grow

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72343

 

Disaster risk reduction

How has Taiwan kept its coronavirus infection rate so low? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72233

A new mindset for resilience in the face of concurrent climate and health risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72269

Mumbai launches flood early warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72273

New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria https://climate.anu.edu.au/research/research-stories/new-study-shows-wildfires-increasing-size-and-frequency-across-victoria

Thousands fled for their lives when two Michigan dams collapsed. More disasters are coming, experts say https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/thousands-fled-their-lives-when-two-michigan-dams-collapsed-more-n1230841

Financing increased for early warning systems in Small Island Developing States http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72305

The next once-a-century pandemic is coming sooner than you think – but COVID-19 can help us get ready http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72302

A model to predict flood loss in mountain areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72300

Atlas of global surface water dynamics http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72293

Implementation of property level flood risk adaptation (PLFRA) measures: choices and decisions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72282

Infiltration efficiency and subsurface water processes of a sustainable drainage system and consequences to flood management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72290

National earthquake research programme (UDAP) success stories http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72285

National platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDRR regional office for Europe and Central Asia overview http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72289

Australia had more supersized bushfires creating their own storms last summer than in previous 30 years https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/16/in-2019-20-australia-had-more-supersized-bushfires-creating-their-own-storms-pyrocumulonimbus-pyrocb-than-in-previous-30-years

Scientists find much earlier birth date for Earth’s tectonic plates https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300705&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1#.Xt0tXQj4Zj4.twitter

Taking a landslide’s temperature to avert catastrophe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72322

Spatial dependence of floods shaped by spatiotemporal variations in meteorological and land‐surface processes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020GL088000

How We Know a Volcano Is Restless in Remote Alaska https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/how-we-know-a-volcano-is-restless-in-remote-alaska

Disaster risk reduction in the Republic of Kiribati http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72340

 

Emergency management

How we evacuated millions from a cyclone during a pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72241

Capacity assessment of tsunami preparedness in the Indian Ocean http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72260

When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/05/smokejumpers-parachute-to-fight-wildfires-in-alaska-backcountry/

Emergency management ministers agree to review the national disaster recovery funding arrangements https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidlittleproud/Pages/Emergency-management-ministers-agree-to-review-the-National-disaster-recovery-funding-arrangements.aspx

Whakaari/White Island: Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 1, minor volcanic unrest continues https://www.geonet.org.nz/vabs/3k7E1gF9B9gyRbQK5SMBWT

COVID-19 could push 100 million people into extreme poverty, says World Bank https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/world-bank-coronavirus-covid19-extreme-poverty

Uganda wants people to leave flooded wetlands – and not come back http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72304

Partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation to create early insight into crises http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72216

California utility PG&E pleads guilty to 84 wildfire deaths https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53072946

This Is How Firefighters Are Preparing to Battle Wildfires During a Pandemic https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/06/this-is-how-firefighters-are-preparing-to-battle-wildfires-during-a-pandemic/

Smoke risk: Scientists warn forest fires could worsen coronavirus harm https://news.trust.org/item/20200617185133-am577/

When does response end and recovery begin? Exploring preparation and planning to support community’s resilient recovery  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72324

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prints (pre-photograph) that show Japan disasters https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/tokugawa/items/1.0222873#p0z-5r0F:

Revised hazard posters for Mt Ruapehu 2020 – 12 June 2020 https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Revised-hazard-posters-for-Mt-Ruapehu-2020-12-June-2020

Business preparedness: Calxa Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNV98x8mzbk&feature=youtu.be

What’s in a name: lessons from a Firewise USA site https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2020/06/12/whats-in-a-name-lessons-from-a-firewise-usa-site

Training module: Understanding disaster risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72287

Community engagement for COVID-19 infection prevention and control: A rapid review of the evidence http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72316

Be climate, environmental and natural hazard smart  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72311

Training module on cyclone risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72330

 

Psychology and disasters

Differentiation and Integration of Evacuees with Regard to Lifting the Evacuation Order Following the Nuclear Power Plant Accident: A Case Study of Naraha and Tomioka Towns, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328673544_Differentiation_and_Integration_of_Evacuees_with_Regard_to_Lifting_the_Evacuation_Order_Following_the_Nuclear_Power_Plant_Accident_A_Case_Study_of_Naraha_and_Tomioka_Towns_Futaba_District_Fukushima_Pr

A method for monetising the mental health costs of flooding http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72296

 

Sociology and disasters

Adaptive social protection: Building resilience to shocks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72268

The Philippines – Impact of early warning early action: Exploring the interplay between El Niño-induced drought, conflict and gender http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72266

Exploring network properties of social media interactions and activities during Hurricane Sandy https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342158107_Exploring_network_properties_of_social_media_interactions_and_activities_during_Hurricane_Sandy

Drivers and barriers of societal transformation in natural hazard management focusing on attempts to integrate multi-functional protection schemes in the context of flood and avalanche hazards http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72301

This case study makes the case for the effectiveness of early warning and the role of young people in flood preparedness in Jakarta, Indonesia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72308

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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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