Today in disaster resilience (27 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Over 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Bangladesh

At least 9 killed as fast-moving severe thunderstorms hit the most populated part of Canada, leaving 1 000 km of damage

Severe hailstorm hits Bihar, claiming lives of at least 33 people

Residents of Durban and its surrounding areas are now assessing the damage to their houses and cars after a weekend of intense rainfall and floods

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 4 Dead, Thousands Affected

South Africa – Evacuations After More Flooding in KwaZulu-Natal

Bangladesh – Millions Hit by Floods in North East

Brazil – Rising Rivers Affect 300,000 in Amazonas State

Colombia – Floods and Landslides Affect 5,000 in Meta Department, Airport Flooded in Villavicencio

Black Fire Update

Vietnam – Deadly Flash Floods and Landslides in Northern Provinces

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits southern Peru

Large tornadoes hit west Texas, U.S.

NSW Far west town of Menindee about to flood, but some wish it had happened much sooner

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 May 2022: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Bezymianny

Brazil – Homes Destroyed, Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Pernambuco, Alagoas and Paraíba

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and mismanagement sowed the seeds of a cholera outbreak

Climate Change made devastating early heat in India and Pakistan 30 times more likely

With climate change fueling wildfires, changes are needed to prevent worse scenarios

Welcome to the Heat Action Platform

Australia election: Anthony Albanese signals climate policy change

Sharp cut in methane now could help avoid worst of climate crisis

Homeowners face managed retreat as climate risks worsen

Australians voted for stronger action on climate change. Will they get it?

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C

Climate Action Plans Tailored to Indian Cities

Global warming may have worsened series of flood disasters, says Bureau of Meteorology

How plate tectonics, mountains and deep-sea sediments have maintained Earth’s ‘Goldilocks’ climate

A List of the Climate Progress We’ve Made in 2022

5 Things COP27 Must Achieve for Vulnerable Countries

Disaster risk reduction

Land Use Planning in Levee Protected Areas

Sediment Residence Times in Large Rivers Quantified Using a Cosmogenic Nuclides Based Transport Model and Implications for Buffering of Continental Erosion Signals

Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 31 Issue 1

Explosive Tonga volcano ‘surprisingly intact’

Immense crater hole created in Tonga volcano

Building the evidence for more effective disaster risk reduction

Fighting fire with fire: Controlled burns remain essential as US wildfires intensify

New Earth Science data

More floods forecast for Australia’s east as La Niña weather pattern lingers

Emergency management

Hurricane outlook for Hawaiʻi is quieter than normal, but wildfire peak will come sooner

VICSES embraces the future of road crash rescue

Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected ways

Special Climate Statement 76 – Extreme rainfall and flooding in south-eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales

Warning signs ahead of monkeypox outbreak went unheeded, experts say

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Why teaching the IB helps address global issues

The Hazardscape Game

How to Survive Extreme Heat

Psychology and disasters

What is geopsychiatry?

Mental Illness Too Often Wrongly Associated With Gun Violence

Climate Change and Mental Health

Sociology and disasters

Disability and disaster risk

Living Together: Connecting housing, social well-being and resilience

Gender in DRR – Mainstreamed Into Invisibility


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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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