Today in disaster resilience (9 December 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

More than 600 aftershocks following M5.6 earthquake beneath Lake Taupō, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2022/12/07/more-than-600-aftershocks-following-m5-6-earthquake-beneath-lake-taupo-new-zeland/

Landslide buries bus in Colombia, leaving at least 34 people dead https://watchers.news/2022/12/05/landslide-buries-bus-in-colombia-leaving-at-least-12-people-dead/

Flash flood hits Johannesburg, leaving 14 people dead and 3 missing, South Africa https://watchers.news/2022/12/05/flash-flood-hits-johannesburg-leaving-14-people-dead-and-3-missing-south-africa/

Peru – Flood Destroy Homes and Bridges in Ucayali Department https://floodlist.com/america/peru-ucayali-floods-december-2022

Chad – Médecins Sans Frontières Launches Emergency Response for Flood Victims in “Dire Situation” https://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-msf-emergency-response

Vietnam – Deadly Floods in North Central Coast Region https://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-north-central-december-2022

Brazil – Thousands Displaced, 10 Dead After Rain, Floods and Landslides in 5 States https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-espiritosanto-santacatarinaparana-riodejaneiro-bahia-december-2022

Italy – Dozens Rescued From Flooding in South https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-calabria-sicily-december-2022

River Murray flows to reach 220 gigalitres a day by the end of the year https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-08/riverland-flows-to-reach-220-gigalitres/101746736

Severe flash floods hit Lisbon, Portugal https://watchers.news/2022/12/08/severe-flash-floods-hit-lisbon-portugal/

Very large tornado hits Ras Laffan, Qatar https://watchers.news/2022/12/08/very-large-tornado-hits-ras-laffan-qatar/

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Dec 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/198591/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Dec-2022-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Reventad.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ten step guide to climate action based on scientific data https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/resources/climate-change-in-data

Losses from climate change: €145 billion in a decade https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/-/ddn-20221024-1

 Europe’s water crisis is much worse than we thought https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/europes-water-crisis-drought-worse-grace

Australia needs ‘wartime mobilisation’ response to climate crisis, security leaders say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/08/australia-needs-wartime-mobilisation-response-to-climate-crisis-security-leaders-say

How to Move a Village. Or 40. https://hakaimagazine.com/features/how-to-move-a-village-or-40/

Country towns at ‘greater risk’ of running dry when drought returns despite recent floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-08/flooded-rural-towns-at-risk-of-running-dry-when-drought-returns/101644790

Disaster risk reduction

Storm sequence chronology and initial profile morphology controls on beach erosion https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141118722003601

Indigenous fire management and cross-scale fire-climate relationships in the Southwest United States from 1500 to 1900 CE https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abq3221

Grey to Green: Sheffield’s transformational flood defence scheme https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/grey-to-green-sheffields-transformational-flood-defence-scheme

Studies show prescribed burns are key to forest resiliency https://www.ijpr.org/wildfire/2022-11-29/studies-show-prescribed-burns-are-key-to-forest-resiliency

Queensland’s dam upgrade bill to pour pressure on state budget https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/queensland-s-dam-upgrade-bill-to-pour-pressure-on-state-budget-20221207-p5c4j6.html

Machine Learning Model Doubles Accuracy of Global Landslide ‘Nowcasts’ https://www.nasa.gov/feature/esnt/2021/machine-learning-model-doubles-accuracy-of-global-landslide-nowcasts

HydroSat: geometric quantities of the global water cycle from geodetic satellites https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/14/2463/2022/

Urbanized landslides https://www.nature.com/ngeo/volumes/15/issues/12

5 Sustainable Forest Management Strategies for Wildfire Prevention https://earth.org/wildfire-prevention/

Increased Flood Risk Threatens California’s Airports https://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-risk-california-airports

Scientists Develop Low-Cost Sensors for River Levels https://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/low-cost-sensors-river-levels

The Southern Hemisphere is stormier than the Northern, and we finally know why https://news.uchicago.edu/story/southern-hemisphere-stormier-northern-and-we-finally-know-why

Enhancing Earthquake Detection from Orbit https://eos.org/research-spotlights/enhancing-earthquake-detection-from-orbit

Latest study on Bradfield scheme in Queensland again concludes proposal doesn’t hold water https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/08/latest-study-on-bradfield-scheme-in-queensland-again-concludes-proposal-doesnt-hold-water

Spatial and temporal variability of shorefaces: A morpho-hydrodynamic controlled system https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272771422004206

Queensland Scientists Develop Satellites and Radar Techniques for Faster Flood Mapping https://floodlist.com/australia/satellites-radar-flood-mapping

 Emergency management

Murray River towns could see brown tap water for months in wake of floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/07/murray-river-towns-could-see-brown-tap-water-for-months-in-wake-of-floods

Aerial images used to map lava from Mauna Loa eruption in Hawaii https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-07/aerial-images-map-lava-mauna-loa-eruption-hawaii/101742310

Moulamein farmers swap harvesters for excavators to maintain levees against highest flood in memory https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-27/moulamein-farmers-levee-banks-november-floods-record/101698766

In Indonesia, a deadly inland earthquake exposes urgent preparedness gaps https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2022/12/05/Indonesia-earthquake-Cianjar-awareness-prepare

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Great photojournalism article on the recent Eugowra floods in NSW https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-06/how-an-extreme-flash-flood-destroyed-eugowra/101711140

The tale of tornado tales https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FkSx7CbwsboP9j1fu5-7EwDDARdm-YpnOZ94eVKIoe8/edit#slide=id.g18001b25d8e_3_91

Psychology and disasters

Effect of individual characteristics, risk perception, self-efficacy and social support on willingness to relocate due to floods and landslides https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05731-y

Sociology and disasters

Can social infrastructure mitigate the impact of massive hazards? https://www.qeios.com/read/3S13KI

Public satisfaction with the government’s disaster response during Typhoon Odette (Rai) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420922007026

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NeilDufty

I am a Principal at Water Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian-based coastal, environment and natural hazards company - see https://www.watertech.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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