Today in disaster resilience (4 December 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Fraser Island access restricted as bushfire burns through 72,000 hectares, holidaymakers told to stay away

15 homes likely uninhabitable after heavy rain, flooding north of Wellington

Italy – Deadly Flash Floods in Sardinia

South East Asia – 25,000 Hit by Floods in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

India – Cyclone Nivar Causes Floods in Tamil Nadu

India – Deadly Floods in Andhra Pradesh After Rain From Cyclone Nivar

Indonesia – Floods Damage Thousands of Homes in North Sumatra Province

Brazil – Damaging Floods in São Paulo State After 130mm of Rain in 1 Hour

Bolivia – Homes Damaged in Tarija After Heavy Rain

Iran – Floods Affect 8 Provinces After Heavy Rain

Vietnam – Floods Leave 5 Dead, 1 Missing, 5,000 Displaced After 980mm of Rain in 3 Days

Ash blankets Indonesia villages after volcano eruption

Bond fire rapidly jumps through Orange County canyons, forcing more evacuations

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Dec 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity

Electricity supplies under pressure due to heatwave, energy market operator warns

Cool change moves in after Sydney and northern NSW endure record-smashing heatwave

Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

Extreme heat is a threat to lives in Africa, but it’s not being monitored

Inquiry into tackling climate change in Victorian communities

Three-quarters of Australians back target of net zero by 2030, Guardian Essential poll shows

European states ordered to respond to youth activists’ climate lawsuit

Weekend heatwave sent records tumbling in SA and NSW — and it isn’t over yet

Climate Solutions Series: Decarbonizing the Built Environment

How climate change could spark the next home mortgage disaster

What’s the impact of melting ice on rising sea levels?

The UN canceled its 2020 climate summit. Youth held one anyway

Australia endures hottest spring ever, with average temperatures more than 2C above average

Pacific leaders condemn Australia’s climate target as ‘one of the weakest’ in open letter

Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals ‘within reach’

Australia’s states have been forced to go it alone on renewable energy, but it’s a risky strategy

Sea level rise and coastal flooding threaten affordable housing

Climate emergency: New Zealand must match words and actions

What can Covid-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe?

Progress toward managing rising seas

Future Brahmaputra river flooding as climate warms may be underestimated, study says

UN climate summit president thanks Australian states – but not Morrison government – for backing net zero

Rising seas predicted to flood thousands of affordable housing units by 2050

Climate change: 2020 set to be one of the three warmest years on record

Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general

NZ joins a groundswell in sounding the climate emergency alarm. Can it make any real difference?

Movements shaping climate futures: A systematic mapping of protests against fossil fuel and low-carbon energy projects

The matrix of two worlds working for better community resilience

WMO Provisional report on the state of the global climate 2020

Climate change is resulting in profound, immediate and worsening health impacts, over 120 researchers say

The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises

Indonesia’s tropical glacier is rare, revered, and could be gone by next year

Art Basel Miami 2020: climate change concerns dominate unusual year

Confronting the ‘isolated, lonely, painful deaths’ from heat waves

Increased Plate Tectonic Activity May Have Warmed the Miocene Climate

“Thirstier” atmosphere will increase wildfire risk out west

Pushing back against the tide: Vanuatu’s climate fight

Disaster risk reduction

COVID-19 and the cost of vaccine nationalism

Integrated development of early warning systems: Tsunami early warning systems in Indonesia

Integrated development of early warning systems: Local Flood Early Warning System

Boldly re-imagining life in a post-pandemic world

When insurance and goodwill are not enough: Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings, risk calculations and disaster resilience in Australia

Sink, Britain, Sink: The Tories had six years to fix the UK’s flood defences and failed

Developing a method for conducting wildland/urban interface fire case study research: A foundational document

Australian seasonal bushfire outlook: December 2020 – February 2021

Preparing for the unexpected — Knowing when, where, and the impact of tropical cyclones

A look back at the horrific 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Earthquake scenario for large German city

Seismic guidelines underestimate impact of ‘The Big One’ on Metro Vancouver buildings

Why COVID-19 has left the UK especially vulnerable to flooding this winter

GIS development for urban flood resilience

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter

Seismic activity of New Zealand’s alpine fault more complex than suspected

Continents prone to destruction in their infancy, study finds

ASEAN adopts New Disaster Management Framework for 2021-2025

Are there risks we aren’t considering for wildfires?

Where Will the Next Big Flood Hit?

The floor is lava: After 1.5 billion years in flux, here’s how a new, stronger crust set the stage for life on Earth

Emergency management

Remote sensing and wildfires

European Union helps Albania rebuild after devastating earthquake

Fewer people say they would take a COVID-19 vaccine now than 3 months ago

Synergistic integration of detailed meteorological and community information for evacuation from weather-related disasters: proposal of a “disaster response switch

A Framework for Assessing Mortality and Morbidity After Large-Scale Disasters

‘Catastrophic’ bushfire burns half of Queensland’s Fraser Island and threatens ecological disaster

Hurricanes Iota and Eta deal Honduras a catastrophic double-blow

Why Europe’s second, less severe lockdowns are working

Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK from next week

Emergency warnings for bushfires, floods and cyclones about to get clearer

Intent to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Rises to 60% as Confidence in Research and Development Process Increases

Coronavirus: why is eastern Europe’s second wave so much worse than its first?

Characterizing uncertainty in city-wide disaster recovery through geospatial multi-lifeline restoration modeling of earthquake impact in the district of North Vancouver

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Integrated development of early warning systems: Public warnings on mobile phone

Using Social Media to Build Community Disaster Resilience – Virtual Presentation

New bushfire campaign and app aim to combat complacency among West Australians

‘After Maria’ cartoon

Disempowering emotions: The role of educational experiences in social responses to climate change

The aim of the LINKS project is to strengthen links between technologies and society for improved European disaster resilience, by producing sustainable advanced learning on the use of social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) in disasters

Fostering Social Resilience via Online Neighborhood Social Networks During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Status Quo, Design Dilemmas and Research Opportunities

Inititiative for Critical Disaster Studies

Social media must prepare for flood of Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

Children and young people’s participation in disaster risk reduction

Visualisation of early warning information

Psychology and disasters

A framework for mental health and psychosocial support in radiological and nuclear emergencies

How flood risks shape policies: flood exposure and risk perception in Swiss municipalities

COVID-19 and Older Adults

COVID‐19 in context: Why do people die in emergencies? It’s probably not because of collective psychology

The Long-Lasting Mental Health Effects of Wildfires

Sociology and disasters

Endurance or decline of emergent groups following a flood disaster: Implications for community resilience

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan

Social Capital, Innovation, and Local Resilience: Tokyo Neighbourhood in Times of Crisis

Flood Risk for Low-Income Housing in U.S. Could Triple by 2050

Valuing disaster risk reduction neighborhood interventions in informal settlements of Latin American and the Caribbean

‘Nobody checked on us’: what people with disability told us about their experiences of disasters and emergencies

During disaster displacement, people with disabilities are too often forgotten

Today in disaster resilience (27 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Colombia – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides in Northern Departments

DR Congo – More Deadly Floods in North Kivu

U.S. coronavirus hospitalizations keep breaking records

Italy – 200 Rescued From Floods in Calabria After 450mm of Rain in 48 Hours

South Africa – Flash Floods in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Java and Sumatra Islands

Colombia – 7 Killed in Antioquia Landslide

Somalia – Floods After Tropical Storm Gati Dumps Year’s Worth of Rain

Massive wildfire scorches half of Fraser Island – Queensland, Australia

At least 17 fatalities after floods and landslides hit Antioquia, Colombia

Massive floods hit Israel after one of the rainiest days in the country’s history

A U.S. Record: Two Million New Virus Cases in Two Weeks

India: Cyclone Nivar makes landfall bringing rains, flood

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Nov 2020: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Reventador, Sangay, Sinabung

Uganda – 3 Dead, 5 Missing After Floods in Kasese

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Survey shows Australian support for Paris Agreement and net zero target

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen

The Australian Government is surrounded by leaders taking climate action. Will it step up?

Greenland Is Melting, And a New Model Suggests We’ve Greatly Underestimated Its Impact

Climate change and “atmospheric thirst” to increase fire danger and drought in Nevada and California

Climate change in Uzbekistan: Illustrated summary

A Slippery Slope: Could Climate Change Lead to More Landslides?

Greenhouse gas levels at new high despite hopeful “blip” from anti-COVID lockdowns

Emissions reduction moving too slowly and in wrong direction, finds ClimateWorks report

State of climate action: Assessing progress toward 2030 and 2050

Winters are Warming and Climate Change is the Driver

John Kerry named as Joe Biden’s special climate envoy

Australia: Climate change producing dangerous heat stress in workplaces

“We will pay a heavy price for this”, Turnbull savages Morrison and Taylor over climate

A Floating Buoy Fleet Could Help Scientists Track Rising Seas

UK is underprepared for increase in heatwaves

New modelling by the NSW governmen­t warns that the likelihood of longer-duration droughts is significantly higher than previously thought

Canada must adopt an emergency mindset to climate change

Ice sheets on the move: How north and south poles connect

Senior parliamentarians of the 48-member Climate Vulnerable Forum met today to assess the state of international commitments ahead of a key UN climate accord deadline

A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up

‘From sunny north to windy east’: What are Victoria’s renewable energy zones?

New Zealand’s government will declare a climate emergency, pledging ‘immediate action’

Flooding can help resurrect wetlands and slow climate change – here’s how

Disaster risk reduction

Scary trend: Major hurricanes in October and November — why is it happening?

A systems exploration of the COVID-19 crisis

New Climate Study: Wildfires Will Burn 9.3 Million Acres Per Year Nationally; Yet Millions Continue to Move to High-Risk Areas

Philippines: Urban planning, architecture and engineering recommendations to address flooding problems

Flooding in East Africa: The impacts on and implications for cities in East Africa, with a case study of Dar es Salaam

Global modeling of seasonal mortality rates from river floods

Insurers float fast flood protection, as Britain fails to confront risk

La Niña continues, cooling in the tropical Pacific Ocean returns

Global hotspots for the occurrence of compound events

Severe Wildfires Raise the Chance for Future Monstrous Blazes

Global web-based systems support flood early warning

Mitigating flood risk using low‐cost sensors and citizen science: A proof‐of‐concept study from western Nepal

Strengthening urban resilience in Morocco: Building capacity and identifying risk to better protect cities and manage disasters

Uncertainty reduction through data management in the development, validation, calibration, and operation of a hurricane vulnerability model

Practical approaches for reducing flood risks in Canada

What’s It Like to Simulate the Next Cascades Volcanic Eruption?

Boosting Weather Prediction with Machine Learning

BoM outlook warns eastern Australia could face flooding in wetter-than-average summer

Fire and ice: New database maps and classifies the dangers of glacierized volcanoes

Strengthening homes in Groningen against earthquakes

Caribbean: CDEMA launches new risk information system platform

To find a Black Swan event, think about the unthinkable

Flood resilience measurement for communities: Using online data collection

Firebreak: wildfire resilience strategies for real estate

South Sudan’s devastating floods: why there is a need for urgent resilience measures

Emergency management

As they repair Iota’s damage, Colombian survivors vow to rebuild

Lessons from around the world on fighting COVID’s second wave

Equalizing access: Ensuring people with disabilities don’t lose out in emergency shelters

What’s Missing From Community Disaster Response? The Whole Community

In the hands of a few: Disaster recovery committee networks

Ongoing impacts of flooding in South Sudan

Black Summer bushfire health impact revealed in new report

We need a nationwide Covid alert-level system to save lives and restore jobs

Rebuilding After A Wildfire? Most States Don’t Require Fire-Resistant Materials

Evidence of the effectiveness of travel-related measures during the early phase of the COVID- 19 pandemic: a rapid systematic review

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizens AND HYdrology (CANDHY): conceptualizing a transdisciplinary framework for citizen science addressing hydrological challenges

November 30 – December 4, Adaptation Week

Five rules for evidence communication

Kathy Baughman McLeod: naming heat waves like hurricanes

Girls’ Next Gen: An innovative learning to instil girls’ leadership in disaster and climate resilience

How the ABC produced the Mt Resilience Augmented Reality experience to explore a way of living with big weather and climate change

Ox-Cam Pathfinder Project: Property Level Flood Resilience – Part Five

Disaster-resilience education helps students take the lead in a changing Australia

Around the world young people are actively contributing to change

Psychology and disasters

The role of household adaptation measures in reducing vulnerability to flooding: a coupled agent-based and flood modelling approach

Geopolitical factors and mental health

Earthquake early warning in Aotearoa New Zealand: a survey of public perspectives to guide warning system development

Sociology and disasters

Study suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has altered Americans attitudes toward inequality and the poor

Guwahati, India: How informal settlers are building resilience in the face of compounding shocks

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis

UNHCR warns second wave of COVID pandemic driving further violence against refugee women and girls

As two storms devastate Latin America, mapping the region’s most vulnerable

Today in disaster resilience (20 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

More than 184,000 COVID-19 cases reported in U.S. in one day, shattering previous record

Hurricane Iota rapidly intensifies ahead of expected landfall near Nicaragua-Honduras border

Vamco batters Vietnam after killing 67 in the Philippines

Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Floods in Sumatra Island and West Nusa Tenggara Province

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in North Carolina

Colombia – Rains Trigger Deadly Landslide in Antioquia

Somalia – 180,000 Displaced by Floods Says UN

Philippines – Typhoon Vamco Death Toll Rises, Over 1.7 Million Affected

Guatemala – Deadly Landslide in Chiquimula

Iota considered the strongest hurricane in history to hit Nicaragua, government says

Deaths, destruction reported in aftermath of Hurricane Iota

Several wildfires pushed by very strong winds break out in Northern California and Western Nevada

Venezuela – Thousands Hit by Floods in North West

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in Central Java

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Nov 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Robustness of CMIP6 Historical Global Mean Temperature Simulations: Trends, Long‐Term Persistence, Autocorrelation, and Distributional Shape

Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis

NSW renewable energy plan seals death warrant for six gigawatts of coal

In a Warming World, Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After They Hit Land

Bangladesh’s 50 years journey to climate resilience

Unravelling glacial hydroclimate in the Indo‐Pacific Warm Pool: perspectives from water isotopes

How Scotland can remain a climate leader ahead of COP26

Heat is killing more people than ever. Scientists are looking for ways to lower the risk

Sea Level Rise may erode development in Africa

The world’s leading universities join the climate fight

NSW to transform Hunter coal region into state’s next renewable energy zone

Greenland’s glaciers could lose more ice than previously thought, raising concerns for sea level rise

October 2020 was fourth-warmest October on record, NOAA and NASA report

About 150 nations due to deliver stronger climate plans in 2020, tracker shows

New Zealand marine heatwave looms following warmest winter on record

More meteorological events that drive compound coastal flooding are projected under climate change

As Australia’s climate plans lag on the G20 stage, experts say we can no longer ‘hide in the shadows’

As 2020 Amazon fire season winds down, Brazil carbon emissions rise

Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes

Flooding will become common in sea level rise hot spots

Climate risk country profile: Sri Lanka

Disaster risk reduction

Pakistan: Building resilience against floods in its largest city

1.47 billion people face flood risk worldwide: for over a third, it could be devastating

Landslide along Alaskan fjord could trigger tsunami

Private land blocking the connections between rivers and floodplains in the Murray-Darling Basin

California will burn

Duterte backs river basin project in Bicol

World Disasters Report 2020

The National Risk Index is a new, online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk to 18 natural hazards

Leaving the shore: what drives decision-making after coastal disasters

SCHEMATA: Using machine learning on datasets obtained by Earth and space exploration, we will classify and compare the river networks of Earth, Mars and Titan.

Piecing together the Alaska coastline’s fractured volcanic activity

Evidence from one of Earth’s biggest underwater landslides ever sheds light on East African rifting

Volcanic eruptions have more effect in summer

Another Record-Breaking Fire Season Shows the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy

South West Indian Ocean countries strengthen early warning systems

Emergency management

Annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United States

Federal Government responds to bushfire royal commission, will create national state of emergency

Incremental community-based exit strategies for initiating and removing COVID-19 lockdowns

VP Robredo seeks probe into deadly historic flooding in Cagayan

Forensic analysis reveals the causes of building damage in İzmir in the Oct. 30 Aegean Sea earthquake

Coronavirus: four traps governments fall into when making decisions about lockdown

National emergency laws but no sovereign aerial firefighting fleet

Son of Grenfell Tower fire victim: ‘My mother could have survived’

More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some

Final report: Six country evaluation of OXFAM America’s strengthening community preparedness, rapid response and recovery in Asia/Pacific islands and Central America

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook

Disaster education, communications and engagement

New Firewise community takes shape in Wallowa County

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research

Journalism can help communities with these five pillars of ethical disaster reporting

Psychology and disasters

Dynamic-data-driven agent-based modeling for the prediction of evacuation behavior during hurricanes

Virtual Reality and the COVID Mental Health Crisis

Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures

Finding a New Normal: Life After a Natural Disaster – Video Series and Resources for Teens

Sociology and disasters

Human Vulnerability to Landslides

The Influence of Reconstruction Modality, Social Capital, and Community Satisfaction on Willingness to Participate in Resilience-Building Activities

Japanese Social Capital and Social Vulnerability Indices: Measuring Drivers of Community Resilience 2000-2017

The super-wealthy won big as COVID-19 spread – here’s how they can help alleviate the economic peril faced by most

Ethics and equity in the time of Coronavirus

Who should get the coronavirus vaccine first? France and the UK have different answers

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan

Only a generic, not-for-profit COVID-19 vaccine can protect the world’s poorest

Today in disaster resilience (13 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Storm Eta pounds Cuba with torrential rain on track to Florida

Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America

Zimbabwe – Deadly Storms and Floods in Manicaland

Mexico – Deadly Floods in South After Heavy Rain From Hurricane Eta

Uganda – Hundreds Hit by Floods in West

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Cases Top 10 Million

Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise has declared a local state of emergency in Napier due to the widespread flooding

Congo Brazzaville – Over 80 Villages Flooded in Likouala Department

Indonesia – Floods Damage Hundreds of Homes in Aceh

Tropical Storm Eta flooded South Florida overnight, and the rain isn’t stopping

Severe flooding affects more than 83 000 people in the Republic of Congo

Massive floods sweep through eastern Libya

Tropical Storm “Vamco” (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines

New Zealand – Record Rainfall Causes Flooding in Napier

UK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths

Greece – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Crete

Typhoon Vamco Leaves Parts of Manila Underwater

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Nov 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay

Somalia – Over 13,000 Displaced by Floods

Jamaica – Over 280 Roads Damaged by Floods From Tropical Storms Eta and Zeta

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory

California’s Mega Fires Have Arrived 30 Years Early

A Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Greater Melbourne

Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes

Advancing Knowledge of ENSO in a Changing Climate

Risk to life warning over lack of action to make Scotland’s infrastructure safe from climate change

Australia will benefit from shift to zero emissions, with no gas required

NSW renewables plan marks a major new moment for climate action in Australia

Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy approaches to climate migration

A review of the sustainable development goals through a climate lens

Epidemic Thunderstorm asthma warning: expected to become more frequent and severe due to climate change

Declining Snow Cover in U.S. Northeast Will Have Major Impacts on Rivers, Study Finds

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms

Climate change blamed for fall’s super floods in South Florida

Seeing Clouds Clearly: Are They Cooling Us Down or Heating Us Up?

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline

In India, urban planners anticipate climate change

Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S.

Cape Town’s climate strategy isn’t perfect, but every African city should have one

Almost half of thermal coal firms set to defy climate pledge – report

Rising levels of carbon dioxide increasing extreme weather events in Australia, report finds

Australia State of the Climate 2020 Report

Climate change is already here: major scientific report

Pacific Islands: New UNEP programme to support climate resilience through early warning systems

Disaster risk reduction

Smaller earthquakes “with ambition” produce the most ground shaking

Natural disasters cost Central Asia $10 billion a year – Are we doing enough to prevent them?

Half of UK businesses ‘have not prepared for climate risks’, survey finds

How do road characteristics influence flood fatalities?

Integrated Risk Management explained

What are the major sources of earthquakes in Central America?

Cameroon: Flood management via the rehabilitation of dykes and dams

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 – here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes

COVID-19 sewage testing helping guide coronavirus testing as Australia tries to stop the spread

GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2

Jamaica: the drivers of flooding – pollution and land selection

Emergency management

Methodology and Application of Spatial Vulnerability Assessment for Evacuation Shelters in Disaster Planning

Australia: Frequent extreme bushfires as a new reality. Learning how to live with smoke-filled air

Guatemala Mayan villagers tell of harrowing escape from deadly landslide

Odds and evens: a strategy for safely exiting lockdown 2

Steps forward for the Australian Fire Danger Rating System

Proceeds from sale of new Royal Australian Mint coin to be given to Australia’s firefighters

October edition of the Australian Journal for Emergency Management

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook webinar

Collaboration leads to new toolkit for emergency volunteer leaders

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster

Interactive experience lets app users see weather warnings and analyze their effects on different areas of the map

Be Flood Ready

Citizen Seismology

Using Social Media to Build Community Disaster Resilience

Psychology and disasters

Depressive Symptoms in the Aftermath of Major Disaster: Empirical Test of the Social Support Deterioration Model Using Natural Experiment

Ron Howard Depicts Life After the Camp Fire

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface

How Much Do Americans Value Their Health During the Pandemic?

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface

Workplace resilience: leaders by influence and what this means

Preparing for the first summer after bushfire

Hurricane’s impact still felt in Texas town

Sociology and disasters

How the climate emergency exacerbates homelessness

Seawalls or Social Recovery? The role of policy networks and design in disaster recovery

Humanitarian data justice: A structural data justice lens on civic technologies in post-earthquake Nepal

Study shows disadvantaged communities may get overlooked for climate adaptation funding

Retrospection, fairness, and economic shocks: how do voters judge policy responses to natural disasters?

Prioritising social equity in disaster recovery and resilience

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis

New solutions to manage uncertain times: how to prevent the collapse of the social fabric and recover together from COVID-19 Shielding the vulnerable using a risk calculator – here’s why it won’t be enough

Today in disaster resilience (6 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘This season is off the charts’: Colorado fights the worst wildfires in its recent history

Boris Johnson Sets New Lockdown for England to Slow Coronavirus

Typhoon Goni: Philippines orders evacuations ahead of 2020’s strongest storm

El Salvador – Over 40 Dead or Missing After Landslide in San Salvador Department

Indonesia – 1 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After More Floods in Central and West Java

Turkey earthquake death toll rises as search for survivors under the rubble continues

South-east Queensland mops up after giant hail smashes homes, leaves thousands without power

In the US several surveillance indicators of COVID-19 related activity are showing increases in SARS-CoV-2 virus circulation and associated illnesses

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season keeps raging with Hurricane Eta

Greece and Turkey – Earthquake Triggers Coastal Flooding

Philippines – Thousands Evacuate Path of Powerful Typhoon ‘Goni’

UK – Flood Rescues in Northern England After Rivers Overflow

Eta lashes Nicaragua with rains, deadly mudslides

Colombia – Thousands of Homes Flooded in Magdalena Department

Uganda – Deadly Floods in Kasese

Nicaragua and Honduras – Rain From Hurricane Eta Causes Flooding

New U.S. Daily Coronavirus Cases Top 100,000 for the First Time

Chad – Floods Hit N’Djamena Again

Brazil – Flash Floods in Pernambuco After Torrential Rain

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Nov 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In 50 years of firefighting I had never seen fires like I did last summer. Australia must take climate change seriously

New Zealand’s groundbreaking climate policy may soon be the new normal

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline

On climate change, we’re entirely out of margin

Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4tn and 880,000 jobs – report

Building cities with wood would store half of cement industry’s current carbon emissions

Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism?

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds

Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic

Climate model shows Saharan heat in much of West Africa within a century

Expect more mega-droughts

Australia, the climate can’t wait for the next federal election. It’s time to take control

Scott Morrison pressured by Britain, France and Italy to announce ‘bold’ climate action

‘Crossroads of the climate crisis’: swing state Arizona grapples with deadly heat

Climate change: how China can achieve its pledge of zero emissions

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures

Cities must reconnect with natural foundations to face climate, health and biodiversity crises

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health

Renewables cut Australia’s emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds

Why Mispricing the Risks of Sea Level Rise Could Prove Costly

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

Data on Past Climates Key to Predicting Future, Scientists Say

Disaster risk reduction

Planning for Everyone: Closing Gaps in Hazard Mitigation Planning

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Report

Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice

Victims and frontline workers say bushfire findings don’t go far enough

Cities reboot: Urban life in the age of COVID-19

Exposure model for European seismic risk assessment

Latest edition of ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter

Aerial strategies advance volcanic gas measurements at inaccessible, strongly degassing volcanoes

Rising Wildfire Losses Return Insurers to Their Roots

Two different pandemics – EU vs US

‘Flood busting’ leaky dams installed on Crompton Moor in Oldham

ASFPM Recognizes Excellence in Floodplain Management with 2020 ASFPM Awards

How wetlands can protect China’s coastal communities

Destroyed buildings in İzmir not earthquake resistant, reports show

Deforestation, construction to blame for central Vietnam landslides

Survey on the themes for the Global Platform 2022

Bouncing back or bouncing forward? The overlooked role of taxonomies for climate action and pandemic recovery

What historical insured catastrophe losses really mean

South Yorkshire flood review calls for better insurance support

Why insurance matters: insights from research post-disaster

Resilient houses saved assets and lives during the historic flood in Quang Binh province

Identifying communities at risk for impacts of extreme heat

Emergency management

PET PODs: Including Pets in Your Community Evacuation Shelter Plan

Preparing the Whole Community: Including Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Disaster Planning

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community

Civil unrest response for fire and emergency services

Pandemic recovery in urban settings: planning for the unplanned

Smoke cloud from Australian summer’s bushfires three-times larger than anything previously recorded

What happens after the rain? How flooding is managed

South Sudan: Devastating floods doom health facilities

Disaster education, communications and engagement

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work

Special Issue on School Safety in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction

The Australian Weather Calendar is back for 2021

Action-led alerts effective at pointy end of natural disasters: fire, floods

Flood risk communication: a fundamental tool for disaster risk management

Messy maps: Qualitative GIS representations of resilience

World Tsunami Awareness Day 5 November

How new modes of storytelling engage Australians in disaster preparedness and long-term resilience

Communication-related vulnerability to disasters: A heuristic framework

Psychology and disasters

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parental Stress and Young Children’s Development During Physical Distancing

Mental Health Interventions in Shelters: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 and poverty

Community Resilience in Neighbourhood Level: Study of Organically Developed Neighborhood in Dhaka

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis

Bringing disaster preparedness into resilience politics

How social capital can help deal with the pandemic better

Collective Action Problem Characteristics and Partner Uncertainty as Drivers of Social Tie Formation in Collaborative Networks

Today in disaster resilience (30 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon

Covid: Spain imposes national night-time curfew to curb infections

Flash flood hits Tumbarumba in NSW, forcing evacuation of home and caravan park

Australia – Storms Trigger Floods in New South Wales

Indonesia – Floods Damage 1,500 Homes in West Java

Jamaica – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Landslides and Floods

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Summer Peak And Are Climbing Higher Fast

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Winds Are Expected to Diminish, Aiding in Fight Against Silverado Fire

Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Molave Leaves 16 Dead or Missing

Suspected Terrorist Knife Attack in Nice, France, Leaves Three Dead

Millions affected as devastating typhoon strikes Viet Nam

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Oct 2020: Pacaya volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador

Vietnam – Dozens Missing After Rain From Typhoon Molave Triggers Landslides

Indonesia – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods and Landslides in Pangandaran, West Java

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate core: Towards a common climate change curriculum in the built environment

Lesotho: African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risk

Government aims to make Germany climate resilient as average temperature rises

Co-designing climate services to integrate traditional ecological knowledge: a case study from Bali

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences

It’s been a thousand years since Colorado has burned like this

Japan set to announce 2050 net zero emissions target – report

As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount

Is The Risk Of Sea Level Rise Affecting Florida Home Prices? A New Study Says Yes

Back to the future of climate

Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

80 per cent of Australians think they are already experiencing problems caused by climate change

‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find

Swiss seniors sue government over climate change at European court

Beaches can survive sea-level rises if they have space to move

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge

ABC flagship current affair programs didn’t cover climate change adequately, report finds

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds

New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn’t the government listen?

Robotic vessel launched at Beachport to map coastal erosion, better understand effects of climate change

Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city’ struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis

Bushfire survivors want more water bombers, climate change action

NSW environment minister urges end to ‘pointless, backward-looking arguments’ about climate action

State of the climate: 2020 on course to be warmest year on record

Joe Biden calls climate change the ‘number one issue facing humanity

Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Industry and Transport in Line with 1.5°C Climate Goal

Disaster risk reduction

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements — for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet

Resilient shores: Risks and opportunities for Vietnam’s coastal development

China to provide the Mekong River Commission with year-round water data

Himalayas poised for a series of big earthquakes, says study

Italy approves a contribution of EUR 3 million to support the establishment of a multi-hazard early warning system in Africa

Australia supporting Fiji with flood alleviation project

Achieve next-level insight into global rainfall – flood patterns

Drought management norms: Is the Middle East and North Africa region managing risks or crises?

Wildfires can cause dangerous debris flows

Monthly streamflow prediction using a hybrid stochastic-deterministic approach for parsimonious non-linear time series modelling

Property flood resilience

Probability of Occurrence and Displacement Regression of Distributed Surface Rupturing for Reverse Earthquakes

Ridgecrest quake shook tall LA buildings up to 4 times more than expected

The end of the drought in western New South Wales has transformed a little-known wetland into an oasis for Australia’s wildlife

Drivers of Change in National Disaster Governance under the Hyogo Framework for Action

Airplane COVID-19 risk ‘very low’ with masks, other actions, report finds

Why disastrous floods are taking place in Karachi and what is needed for this to change

Emergency management

Twin storms drive Southeast Asia floods as a third approaches

Eastern Africa Floods: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2020)

Pandemic to Prosperity: Chronicling the Path from Response to Recovery

Global Emergency Services Action

Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke

Who is responsible for the West’s wildfires?

Experts To Western States: Time To Finally Fight Wildfires With More Fire

Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast

Disaster education, communications and engagement

This startup wants to help you prepare for America’s next disaster

Here’s what you need to know about La Niña 2020/21

Resilience Card Game

School resources – Big Weather (and how to survive it)!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it

Citizen Scientists Make History In The Quest To Cure Coronavirus

The Role of Social Media in Disaster Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air

Rockd Mobile App Demo

Psychology and disasters

Trust and Compassion in Willingness to Share Mobility and Sheltering Resources in Evacuations: A Case Study of the 2017 and 2018 California Wildfires

Covid-19: Suicidal thoughts increased in young adults during lockdown, UK study finds

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19: how lockdowns affected health access in African and Asian slums

Four myths about gender and disaster risk reduction

Population dynamics and natural hazard risk management: conceptual and practical linkages for the case of Austrian policy making

Making Rotterdam’s First Resilient Neighborhood through Social Cohesion

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan’s demographic crisis

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters

Bolivia’s forest people burned by ‘perfect recipe’ for wildfire disasters

Why African cities should have engaged non-state actors in the fight against COVD-19

Today in disaster resilience (23 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Hyderabad rains trigger flash floods in Baba Nagar area, rescue teams at spot

Slovakia – Floods Cause Fatality and Prompt Evacuations

Togo – Thousands Affected by Oti River Floods in North

Conditions at Nyiragongo volcano suggest another disaster is brewing, DR Congo

At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnam

Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India

At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 25

Hyderabad floods: Six dead in 24 hours, over 37,000 families affected

India – Over 60 Dead After More Rain and Floods Hit Telangana

Thailand – Thousands Affected by Floods

Cambodia – Floods Affect Over 240,000 in 19 Provinces

Kenya – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Pokot

Vietnam – More Than 100 Lives Lost in Central Region Floods and Landslides

Nigeria – 155 Dead, 25,000 Displaced After Weeks of Flooding

Indonesia – Hundreds Displaced After Heavy Rain in West and Central Areas

Catastrophic floods hit Vietnam and Cambodia, killing at least 132 people,-cambodia/12796996

Philippines – Tropical Storm “Saudel” Prompts Evacuations

Portugal – Rain From Storm Barbara Triggers Flash Floods

Ireland – Tidal Floods Hit County Cork

Greece – Flood Rescues in Crete

‘It was a pretty good shaker’: 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Pacific Ocean prompts short-lived tsunami scare for Alaska, Hawaii

“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake; blaze is threatening Estes Park

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Oct 2020: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl

Mozambique – Storms and Floods Leave 22 Dead, Thousands Affected

Kenya – Lake Floods Displace Thousands, Damage Livelihoods

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change

‘We need to act now’ — Major NZ climate report shows worse fire risk, warmer winters already here–major-nz-climate-report-shows-worse-fire-risk-warmer-winters-already-here

Our atmosphere and climate 2020 is the latest in a series of environmental reports produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ

Alaska’s new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change?

The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist?

For many climate change finally hits home

Bushfire royal commission will fail if it does not recommend reducing emissions: Former fire chief

Coal regions advised to look to renewables for jobs growth as IEA report highlights falling demand

If Past Is a Guide, Arctic Could Be Verging on Permafrost Collapse

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns

Exxon’s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents

Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified

California megafires rise exponentially as global heating takes the gloves off

Strong governance, reduced risks: Reducing climate change effects and risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina by identifying opportunities and turning knowledge into action

Modeling the cascading infrastructure impacts of climate change

Pekalongan flood risk and impact assessment predicts 90% of the city will be inundated by 2035: how is climate change impacting Indonesia?

Australian outback cattle station to house world’s largest solar farm, powering Singapore

Wind climbs to the top of the renewable mountain in the US

Climate impact induced crisis in Europe: An exploration of scenarios

Colorado’s record-breaking wildfires show “climate change is here and now”

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record

Disaster risk reduction

Forecast-based financing in southern Africa – the future of Disaster Risk Reduction for the humanitarian sector

Governance at the heart of transformative disaster risk reduction

Asia-Pacific Regional Framework for NATECH (natural hazards triggering technological disasters) risk management

Case Study: Non-structural mitigation in Turkey

The flood resilience measurement for communities: Sources of resilience overview

Moving? 6 Questions To Ask About Flood Risk In A Changing Climate

How probable is widespread flooding in the United States?

Landslide risk in India

MP supports call for comprehensive flood action plan

Flood risk and public health: An unlikely partnership in the fight against COVID-19

The CDRI Fellowship Programme supports research focused on urban, rural or regional contexts, whether it is focused on resilience of existing infrastructure or new infrastructure

Stressed out volcanoes more likely to collapse and erupt, study finds,-study-finds

Worsening floods in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island linked to oil palm plantations

NSW bushfire survivor tries cultural burn as Willawarrin community prepares for summer

Hurricane-Resistant Building Code Helped Protect Alabama from Sally’s Winds

Dredging rivers not the answer to flooding in Clare say Council

Insuring public buildings, contents, vehicles, and equipment against disasters: Current practices of state and local government and options for closing the insurance gap

Inundation monitoring service in the Philippines

Why invest in resilience?

Inspiring individuals who reduce disaster risk

Scientists improve model of landslide-induced tsunami

NASA researchers help analyze a historically powerful, costly storm

Complex event resilience of small- and medium-sized enterprises: Natural disaster planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

How to enhance resilience of populations at local and national level

Insurance Australia Group has dropped its support for a NSW government proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall

Living In Harm’s Way: Why Most Flood Risk Is Not Disclosed

World on fire 2020: Experts explain the global wildfire crisis

Emergency management

Contingency Planning Guide

Resilient Leadership: Learning from crisis – an experiment in reflective learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

What developing countries can teach us about how to respond to a pandemic

Government extends £5,000 grant scheme for flood-hit homes

WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases

Coronavirus Victoria: Melbourne makes world history crushing second wave

Firefighters prepare for the worst this bushfire season as Kangaroo Island rebuilds

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Undisclosed: Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren’t Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Risk

New research reveals the hidden danger of sweltering heat at Western Sydney schools

The ‘I Survived’ Books Are Perfect Reads For An Anxious Age

Resources for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

New study highlights the role of risk communication in coping with COVID-19

More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month

Communicating with maps

How COVID-19 changed community engagement in South Africa’s low income areas

Psychology and disasters

Pandemic fatigue – Reinvigorating the public to prevent COVID-19

“I just want it to end.” Life on the Colorado wildfire frontlines

Sociology and disasters

Why should local disaster-risk-reduction-strategies wear gender lens for girls’ safety?

Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor

Vulnerability to poverty following extreme weather events in Malawi

How flooding impacts poverty in Zimbabwe

Belonging and inclusivity make a resilient future for all: A cross-sectional analysis of post-flood social capital in a diverse Australian rural community

Trust and Compassion in Willingness to Share Mobility and Sheltering Resources in Evacuations: A Case Study of the 2017 and 2018 California Wildfires