Today in disaster resilience (25 March 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Indonesia – Floods Affect 50,000 in Java, Borneo and Sumatra https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-march-2022

A massive tornado struck parts of New Orleans that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina nearly two decades ago https://www.accuweather.com/en/severe-weather/deadly-new-orleans-area-tornado-given-preliminary-ef3-rating/1161023

Mozambique – Death Toll From Cyclone Gombe Rises to More Than 50 https://floodlist.com/africa/mozambique-cyclone-gombe-update-march-2022

Brazil – Deadly Floods and Landslides Strike Again in Petrópolis https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-landslides-petropolis-march-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Mar 2022: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Sangay, São Jorge, Lonquimay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/176114/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Mar-2022-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Sangay-So-Jorge-Lonquimay-Nevad.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/20/heatwaves-at-both-of-earth-poles-alarm-climate-scientists

Climate Change Is Disrupting the Global Supply Chain Too https://www.wired.com/story/climate-change-is-disrupting-the-global-supply-chain-too/

Climate change: Wildfire smoke linked to Arctic melting https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-60782084

Cut Climate Tech Invention-to-Innovation Time https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cut-climate-tech-invention-to-innovation-time-gianni-giacomelli/

Faced with rising seas, this Florida city is building a resilience fund https://floodcoalition.org/2022/03/faced-with-rising-seas-this-florida-city-is-building-a-resilience-fund/

Climate Resilience for Whom? The Importance of Locally-Led Development in the Northern Triangle https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2022/03/climate-resilience-whom-importance-locally-led-development-northern-triangle/

The world needs a new water agenda https://news.trust.org/item/20220321114401-ui73l/

Within the next five years, everyone on Earth should be protected by early warning systems against increasingly extreme weather and climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/early-warning-systems-must-protect-everyone-within-five-years

Heatwaves in the Asia-Pacific https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/heatwaves-addressing-sweltering-risk-asia-pacific

The Effects of Climate Change https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/

Climate Change Will Make Supply Chain Woes Worse https://hakaimagazine.com/news/climate-change-will-make-supply-chain-woes-worse/

Tornadoes, climate change and why Dixie is the new Tornado Alley https://theconversation.com/tornadoes-climate-change-and-why-dixie-is-the-new-tornado-alley-178863

Disaster risk reduction

US tsunami warning system needs an urgent overhaul, experts say https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/20/weather/tsunami-system-urgent-action-weather/index.html

Megafire-induced interval squeeze threatens vegetation at landscape scales https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2482

Controls on watershed flashiness across the continental US https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169422002888?dgcid=author

FEMA is giving homeowners money to prepare for floods — or move away https://grist.org/politics/fema-is-giving-homeowners-money-to-prepare-for-floods-or-move-away/

A new technology will allow researchers to quickly compare data from different satellites to better assess changes on Earth https://www.lanl.gov/discover/publications/national-security-science/2021-spring/satellites.php

Flood hydrology roadmap sets out 25-year vision to help predict and manage flood risk https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/flood-hydrology-roadmap-sets-out-25-year-vision-to-help-predict-and-manage-flood-risk

Was It a Flash Flood or Not? Categorizing Disaster Types in Historical Records https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/03/21/was-it-a-flash-flood-or-not-categorizing-disaster-types-in-historical-records/

Development of a Flash Flood Confidence Index from Disaster Reports and Geophysical Susceptibility https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/14/2764

Spatial targeting of nature-based solutions for flood risk management within river catchments https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12803

Emergency management

So you’ve recovered from Covid. What next? https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/21-03-2022/so-youve-recovered-from-covid-what-next

Flood-affected Lismore residents with nowhere to go return to homes deemed uninhabitable https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/20/flood-affected-lismore-residents-with-nowhere-to-go-return-to-homes-deemed-uninhabitable

NSW government promises to respond better and mitigate against future deadly floods as clean up gathers pace https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-21/nsw-government-promises-better-response-to-future-deadly-floods/100925392

Tonga Tsunami, January 15, 2022 https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/tsunami/tonga

Guardian Essential poll: voters mark Morrison government down on flood response https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/22/guardian-essential-poll-voters-mark-morrison-government-down-on-flood-response

FEMA trailers for 2020 hurricanes soon to require rent https://www.wwltv.com/article/money/fema-trailers-2020-hurricanes-rent/289-fd186684-010d-43ba-b9b1-6b34185e6828

Governments love to talk about ‘shared responsibility’ in a disaster – but does anyone know what it means? https://theconversation.com/governments-love-to-talk-about-shared-responsibility-in-a-disaster-but-does-anyone-know-what-it-means-179459

Flood-stricken, isolated central Queensland farmers want more access to recovery funding https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-03-24/flood-stricken-farmers-in-isolated-regions-want-more-funding/100931842

Did the COVID lockdowns work? Here’s what we know two years on https://theconversation.com/did-the-covid-lockdowns-work-heres-what-we-know-two-years-on-176623

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adaptation pathways: A review of approaches and a learning framework https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901120313836

Resilience First launches ground-breaking Business Resilience Self-Assessment Tool https://www.resiliencefirst.org/news/resilience-first-launches-ground-breaking-resilience-self-assessment-tool

How to make your home safer in tornadoes, hurricanes https://www.fox26houston.com/news/how-to-make-your-home-safer-in-tornadoes-hurricanes

Enthusiasm for Twitter changed science communication during the pandemic—but will it last? https://www.science.org/content/article/twitter-transformed-science-communication-pandemic-will-last

How Participatory is Participatory Flood Risk Mapping? Voices from the Flood Prone Dharavi Slum in Mumbai https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00406-5

Psychology and disasters

Koala champion escapes floods https://www.echo.net.au/2022/03/koala-champion-escapes-floods/

Sociology and disasters

Disasters, Ruins, and Crises: Masculinity and Ramifications of Storms in Vietnam https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00141844.2018.1561490

A billion of the world’s most climate-vulnerable people live in informal settlements – here’s what they face https://theconversation.com/a-billion-of-the-worlds-most-climate-vulnerable-people-live-in-informal-settlements-heres-what-they-face-178116

Risk, Resilience and Gender in the Current Petrópolis Tragedy https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/irdr/2022/03/10/risk-resilience-and-gender-in-the-current-petropolis-tragedy/

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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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