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

A massive tornado struck parts of New Orleans that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina nearly two decades ago

Mozambique – Death Toll From Cyclone Gombe Rises to More Than 50

Brazil – Deadly Floods and Landslides Strike Again in Petrópolis

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Mar 2022: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Sangay, São Jorge, Lonquimay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists

Climate Change Is Disrupting the Global Supply Chain Too

Climate change: Wildfire smoke linked to Arctic melting

Cut Climate Tech Invention-to-Innovation Time

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

The world needs a new water agenda

Within the next five years, everyone on Earth should be protected by early warning systems against increasingly extreme weather and climate change

Heatwaves in the Asia-Pacific

The Effects of Climate Change

Climate Change Will Make Supply Chain Woes Worse

Tornadoes, climate change and why Dixie is the new Tornado Alley

Disaster risk reduction

US tsunami warning system needs an urgent overhaul, experts say

Megafire-induced interval squeeze threatens vegetation at landscape scales

Controls on watershed flashiness across the continental US

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

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

Development of a Flash Flood Confidence Index from Disaster Reports and Geophysical Susceptibility

Spatial targeting of nature-based solutions for flood risk management within river catchments

Emergency management

So you’ve recovered from Covid. What next?

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

Tonga Tsunami, January 15, 2022

Guardian Essential poll: voters mark Morrison government down on flood response

FEMA trailers for 2020 hurricanes soon to require rent

Governments love to talk about ‘shared responsibility’ in a disaster – but does anyone know what it means?

Flood-stricken, isolated central Queensland farmers want more access to recovery funding

Did the COVID lockdowns work? Here’s what we know two years on

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adaptation pathways: A review of approaches and a learning framework

Resilience First launches ground-breaking Business Resilience Self-Assessment Tool

How to make your home safer in tornadoes, hurricanes

Enthusiasm for Twitter changed science communication during the pandemic—but will it last?

How Participatory is Participatory Flood Risk Mapping? Voices from the Flood Prone Dharavi Slum in Mumbai

Psychology and disasters

Koala champion escapes floods

Sociology and disasters

Disasters, Ruins, and Crises: Masculinity and Ramifications of Storms in Vietnam

A billion of the world’s most climate-vulnerable people live in informal settlements – here’s what they face

Risk, Resilience and Gender in the Current Petrópolis Tragedy


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I am a Principal at Water Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian-based coastal, environment and natural hazards company - see I specialise in the community aspects of disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Samples of my research and projects can be accessed at Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see

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