Today in disaster resilience (14 August 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Evacuations Ordered For Pine Gulch Fire, Now 7% Contained https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/08/09/evacuations-pine-gulch-grand-junction-smoke/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Torrential Rains Trigger Deadly Landslide in Kerala http://floodlist.com/asia/india-kerala-floods-landslides-august-2020

Trinidad and Tobago – Floods and Landslides After 120mm of Rain in 9 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/trinidad-floods-august-2020

Greece – Deadly Flash Floods in Evia http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-evia-august-2020

NSW south coast: Towns evacuated, flash flood warnings issued due to heavy rain https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/nsw-south-coast-towns-evacuated-flash-flood-warnings-issued-due-to-heavy-rain/news-story/a4057edc3ca3d5b093464f9a0f852d3e

Pakistan – Homes Destroyed, 8 Dead After Floods in Balochistan and Sindh Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floodsbalochistan-sindh-august-2020

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupts twice in three days https://news.yahoo.com/indonesias-mount-sinabung-volcano-erupts-134602125.html

South Korea floods, landslides kill dozens, displace thousands https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/south-korea-floods-landslides-kill-dozens-displace-thousands-200809034627417.html

Nigeria – 4 Dead, 15,000 Displaced After Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kaduna-katsina-sokoto-zamfra-august-2020

Panama – 11 Killed in Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/america/panama-floods-august-2020

Spain – Flash Floods in Andalusia After 46mm of Rain in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-andalusia-august-2020

Mexico – Deadly Landslides and Floods in Veracruz http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-veracruz-august-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Aug 2020: Fuego volcano, Kerinci, Reventador, Sangay, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/108230/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Aug-2020-Fuego-volcano-Kerinci-Reventador-Sangay-Sinabung-Saban.html

3 months of rain in 20 minutes: Flood batters house, drowns the streets of Spain’s Seville https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/watch-3-months-rain-20-minutes-flood-batters-house-drowns-streets-spain-s-seville-1710517-2020-08-12

Europe – Storms Cause Flash Flooding and Landslides in UK, France and Italy http://floodlist.com/europe/europe-storms-august-uk-france-italy

South Sudan – Thousands Displaced by Floods as Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/africa/south-sudan-floods-august-2020

Mali – Over 1,100 Homes Destroyed by Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/mali-floods-update-august-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and wildfires: Projecting future wildfire potential http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73058

Climate change: Frequency of extreme droughts across Europe predicted to rise http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73087

UK weather: 36.4C recorded on hottest August day for 17 years https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/07/uk-weather-being-outdoors-could-become-dangerous-during-heatwaves?CMP=share_btn_tw

Melting Antarctic Ice https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08n0mqb

Can TV affect our attitudes to climate change and carbon emissions? https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/can-tv-affect-our-attitudes-to-climate-change-and-carbon-emissions-20200803-p55hyv.html

Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/02/25/antarctica-snow-caps-melting-heat-wave-sater-pkg-vpx.cnn

This giant climate hot spot is robbing the West of its water https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/climate-environment/climate-change-colorado-utah-hot-spot/

In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/06/global-climate-crisis-doom-optimism-emergency

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73018?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=PreventionSavesLives

‘Worst-case’ global warming scenario still best guide until 2050, study says https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/08/03/worst-case-global-warming-scenario-still-best-guide-2050-study-says/

From CMIP-3 to CMIP-6: Northern Hemisphere atmospheric blocking simulation in present and future climate https://journals.ametsoc.org/jcli/article/doi/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0862.1/353853/From-CMIP-3-to-CMIP-6-Northern-Hemisphere

Climate change and the preparedness of Canadian provinces and territories to limit flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73125

Re-balancing climate services to inform climate-resilient planning – A conceptual framework and illustrations from sub-Saharan Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73116

State of the Climate in 2019 https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

Last decade was Earth’s hottest on record as climate crisis accelerates https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/12/hottest-decade-climate-crisis-2019?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Ethiopia’s response to climate change and gender http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73146

Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53737138

End of Arctic sea ice by 2035 possible, study finds https://climatenewsnetwork.net/end-of-arctic-sea-ice-by-2035-possible-study-finds/

Warming Greenland ice sheet passes point of no return https://phys.org/news/2020-08-greenland-ice-sheet.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Nepal’s deadly landslides explained http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73062

Stanford researchers project regionwide commute disruption with Bay Area coastal flooding http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73060

Background Paper: Cultural burning practices in Australia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73054

Background Paper: Land management – hazard reduction: a literature review http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73065

Biennial report on the Programme of Action for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73063

Natural disasters 2019: Now is the time to not give up https://emdat.be/publications

Urban planning capabilities for bushfire: Treatment categories and scenario testing http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73031

Invest more in predicting the future to be better prepared, say experts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73083

Multi-hazard risk assessment at community level integrating local and scientific knowledge in the Hodh Chargui http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73052

Nature-based solutions for adapting to water-related climate risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73078

Warragamba Dam environment plan ‘not valid’, government agency finds https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/warragamba-dam-environment-plan-not-valid-government-agency-finds-20200808-p55jvm.html

‘$500 million on bugger all’: mayor queries dam benefit https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/500-million-on-bugger-all-mayor-queries-dam-benefit-20200728-p55g8e.html

Prescribed Burning in Australasia https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/shop/product?ID=19417

Britain’s disappearing coastline: ‘Right now we abandon people’ https://www.ft.com/content/2f93cc1b-08ea-49d0-8c5a-dfd2ad3c2177

We must not wait for the next ammonium nitrate blast – solutions exist to improve safety http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73103

Museums and disaster risk reduction: building resilience in museums http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73110

Perception on the consequences and flood losses: a study applied in Pinhais, Paraná (Brazil) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73092

Tsunami alert efficiency in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: The 2 May 2020 Earthquake (Mw6.6) and near-field tsunami south of Crete (Greece) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73108

US hurricane experts predict ‘extremely active’ storm season https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/07/hurricane-experts-noaa-storm-season

Warragamba Dam raising slammed http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/dam-raising-slammed

Why China’s catastrophic floods will barely dent its economy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73107

Perspectives on flood insurance demand outside the 100-year floodplain http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73114

The effects of the 2010-11 Queensland floods on individual income: a case study on the Brisbane River catchment area http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73127

The effects of the Black Saturday bushfires on individual income http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73128

Multivariate remotely sensed and in-situ data assimilation for enhancing community WRF-Hydro model forecasting https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0309170819311820

The Aftermath of Hurricane María on Puerto Rican Small-Scale Fisheries https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343276759_The_Aftermath_of_Hurricane_Maria_on_Puerto_Rican_Small-Scale_Fisheries

A human-driven decline in global burned area https://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1356

Bristol engineers help make Nepal’s schools earthquake-resistant http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73140

Scoping the potential for earthquake early warning in Aotearoa New Zealand: A sectoral analysis of perceived benefits and challenges http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73148

 

Emergency management

Inclusive data on disaster displacement must include indigenous peoples http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73091

Tsunami warning and mitigation systems to protect coastal communities: tsunami early warning and mitigation system in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73082

Social media data and housing recovery following extreme natural hazards https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920312905

How New Zealand got rid of coronavirus as it keeps spreading across the world https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/how-new-zealand-eliminated-coronavirus-spreading-globally/12540328

Whose views matter in post-disaster recovery? A case study of “build back better” in Tacloban City after Typhoon Haiyan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920312887?dgcid=author

The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/08/coronavirus-will-never-go-away/614860/

The Channon community adapts bushfire-fighting skills to create COVID-19 response https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-11/the-channon-in-nsw-gets-ready-for-big-disasters/12529204

Google is creating a worldwide, Android phone-powered earthquake alert system https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/11/21362370/android-earthquake-detection-seismometer-epicenter-shakealert-google

Real-time lessons on COVID-19 and US hurricane response: What we’ve learned from Hanna and Isaias http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73112

Guidelines for tsunami response during COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73121

Rebuilding resilient homeland: an NGO-led post-Lushan earthquake experimental reconstruction program https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343269537_Rebuilding_resilient_homeland_an_NGO-led_post-Lushan_earthquake_experimental_reconstruction_program

New Zealand suspects ‘some failure at the border’ after COVID-19 returns https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/new-zealand-suspects-some-failure-border-after-covid-19-returns

Wildfires: Australia needs national monitoring agency https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02306-4

Strengthening disaster management policy in Pacific Island countries: Policy reform for disaster preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73144

UNESCO rallies international community to safeguard Beirut’s cultural life and heritage https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-rallies-international-community-safeguard-beiruts-cultural-life-and-heritage

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster memorial events for increasing awareness and preparedness: 150 years since the Arica tsunami in Aotearoa-New Zealand http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73032

Rocket’s Earthquake Safety Activity Book https://rocketrules.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Earthquake_Cont_English_072720.pdf

Developing post-alert messaging for ShakeAlert, the earthquake early warning system for the West Coast of the United States of America http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73099

Special Issue Call for Papers on Disaster, Infrastructure, and Participatory Knowledge https://www.citizenscience.org/2020/07/07/special-issue-disaster-infrastructure-and-participatory-knowledge/

 

Psychology and disasters

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services for Disaster Responders in Southeast Asia https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S2040-726220200000021008/full/html

 

Sociology and disasters

Measuring Community Disaster Resilience in the Conterminous Coastal United States https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/9/8/469

Impact of Cyclone Idai on the poorest in Malawi http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73124

The role of social capital on proactive and reactive resilience of organizations post-disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340831521_The_role_of_social_capital_on_proactive_and_reactive_resilience_of_organizations_post-disaster

Today in disaster resilience (7 August 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Fire continues to ravage Argentina’s delta; authorities struggle to combat the spread https://www.foxnews.com/world/argentina-delta-fire

Apple Fire grows in Southern California: 7,800 ordered to evacuate https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/01/apple-fire-riverside-county-california-thousands-evacuate/5565699002/

Afghanistan – 14 Killed in Flash Floods in Nangarhar Province http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-nangarhar-july-2020

South Korea – 5 Dead, 7 Missing After Heavy Rain in Central Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/south-korea-floods-gyeonggi-north-chungcheong-august-2020

Georgia – Floods Destroy Roads and Bridges in Western Region http://floodlist.com/asia/georgia-floods-july-2020

South East Asia – Tropical Storm Sinlaku Brings Flooding Rains to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand http://floodlist.com/asia/storm-sinlaku-flood-vietnam-laos-thailand-august-2020

Sudan – 5 Dead, Thousands of Homes Damaged After Widespread Flooding http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-bluenile-august-2020

India – Over 300 Villages Flooded in Uttar Pradesh http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-uttar-pradesh-august-2020

Amazon region: Brazil records big increase in fires https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53626544

Snow engulfs Victorian towns as Melbourne braces for coldest four-day spell since 1996, Australia https://watchers.news/2020/08/04/snow-engulfs-victorian-towns-as-melbourne-braces-for-coldest-four-day-spell-since-1996-australia/

Series of powerful eruptions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan https://watchers.news/2020/08/04/series-of-powerful-eruptions-at-nishinoshima-volcano-japan/

Flash floods, mudslides kill 13 people in South Korea https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/flash-floods-mudslides-kill-13-people-south-korea-200804035050195.html

Yemen – More Floods Leave at Least 20 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-august-2020

Beirut explosion https://apnews.com/4475998de078a93bbe91b7ac9d43ada2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Rain Batters Mumbai, Heaviest Since 2005 https://www.ndtv.com/mumbai-news/mumbai-rain-heavy-rain-floods-parts-of-mumbai-city-on-red-alert-for-2-days-2273668

2 people killed after tornado from Isaias destroyed mobile homes in Windsor https://www.wxii12.com/article/bertie-county-windsor-north-carolina-tornado-isaias-storm/33512618#

Somalia – Thousands Displaced by Floods in South West State http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-south-west-state-august-2020

Saudi Arabia – Over 70 Rescued From Floods After Days of Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/saudi-arabia-floods-august-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Aug 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Reventador, Turrialba, Telica https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/107884/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Aug-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Reventador-Turrialba-Telica-Sabanc.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australian bushfire and climate plan  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72976

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Pathways for policy coherence in Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72981

Strategic and managed retreat as adaptation: Addressing climate vulnerability in the Sundarbans http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72979

Ten ways to support climate change adaptation planning and decision-making http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72982

Past perspectives on the present era of abrupt Arctic climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0860-7

At What Cost: How chronic gaps in adaptation finance expose the world’s poorest people to climate chaos https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/at-what-cost-how-chronic-gaps-in-adaptation-finance-expose-the-world-s-poorest-people-to-climate-chaos

Projections of global-scale extreme sea levels and resulting episodic coastal flooding over the 21st Century https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-67736-6

The Worst-Case Scenario for Global Warming Tracks Closely With Actual Emissions https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03082020/climate-change-scenarios-emissions

NJ Shore Towns See More ‘Sunny-Day’ Floods as Seas Rise, Federal Report Says https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/07/nj-shore-towns-see-more-sunny-day-floods-as-seas-rise-federal-report-says/

‘Extreme’ glacier loss events linked to human-caused climate change for first time https://www.carbonbrief.org/extreme-glacier-loss-events-linked-to-human-caused-climate-change-for-first-time

‘A tsunami in the sky’: Climate change is melting Bhutan’s glaciers and the danger is real https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/bhutan-climate-change-glacial-flood-tsunami-in-the-sky-12546148

‘There’s still a choice’: New Zealand’s melting glaciers show the human fingerprints of climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/04/theres-still-a-choice-new-zealands-melting-glaciers-show-the-human-fingerprints-of-climate-change

Flooding could occur daily in Sydney by the end of this century because of climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/05/flooding-could-occur-daily-in-sydney-by-the-end-of-this-century-because-of-climate-change

Sea‐Level Rise Driving Increasingly Predictable Coastal Inundation in Sydney, Australia https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020EF001607

Climate Change Brings Stronger Hurricanes and Threatens Pandemic Response https://ucsusa.org/resources/climate-change-stronger-hurricanes-and-covid-19-response

More coal power generation closed than opened around the world this year, research finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/03/more-coal-power-generation-closed-than-opened-around-the-world-this-year-research-finds

Strategies for mitigation of climate change: a review https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10311-020-01059-w

Northern Australia is at risk of severe coastal flooding impacts, which are set to soar by the end of the century http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/coastal-flooding-forecast

Climate change: Coastal flooding could threaten up to 20% of global GDP http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73016

Eat or stay cool? Cities test ways to protect the poor from rising heat http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73017

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73018

Climatology and Dynamical Evolution of Extreme Rainfall Events in the Sinai Peninsula http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73028

What can you do to fight the climate crisis? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/04/what-can-you-do-to-fight-the-climate-crisis

Some Indian states gear up to tackle climate disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73046

 

Disaster risk reduction

Early warning system saves lives as flood wreaks havoc in north Bihar http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72983

This code of practice (CoP) is concerned with Property flood resilience (PFR) measures that can be introduced to buildings at risk from flooding http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72975

Monsoon, floods and COVID-19: building community resilience in Bangladesh https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/monsoon-floods-and-covid-19-building-community-resilience-in-bangladesh-1

The ‘triple dividend’ of early warning systems: evidence from Tanzania’s coastal areas https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/the-%E2%80%98triple-dividend-of-early-warning-systems-evidence-from-tanzanias-coastal-areas

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-july-2020/

Extra 23 million people could face coastal flooding within 30 years, even with emission cuts, study says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/31/extra-23-million-people-could-face-coastal-flooding-within-30-years-even-with-emission-cuts-study-says

Dams and protected areas: Quantifying the spatial and temporal extent of global dam construction within protected areas https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/conl.12719

Understanding hazards first step in addressing them, says scientific community http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72998

Streamflow prediction for flood warning and satellite-based inundation mapping for the HKH region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72988

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Nepal: Delineation of roles and responsibilities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72985

Australian Government to provide $88.1 million over 10 years for future research into bushfires and natural hazards following the devastating 2019-20 fire season https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/afac-welcomes-research-funding-announcement

Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdown prevented thousands of coronavirus cases, research data shows https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-04/melbournes-coronavirus-lockdown-worth-it-burnet-institute-data/12521434

The many-headed beast of wildfire risks in Aotearoa-New Zealand http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73024

Ecosystem-based adaptation project reduces flood risk in Seychelles https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/06/29/ecosystem-based-adaptation-project-reduces-flood-risk-seychelles/

Study of insurance demand finds errant behavior after disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73044

 

Emergency management

Patterns of Population Displacement During Mega-Fires in California detected using Facebook Disaster Maps https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343335275_Patterns_of_Population_Displacement_During_Mega-Fires_in_California_detected_using_Facebook_Disaster_Maps

A dual disaster handbook: 6 recommendations for local leaders responding to floods during Covid-19 https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/a-dual-disaster-handbook-6-recommendations-for-local-leaders-responding-to-floods-during-covid-19

Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina https://www.octaviabooks.com/book/9781642503272

One-size does not fit all for post-disaster recovery, PSU study finds http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72994

July 2020 edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-july-2020/

Monsoon floods submerge a third of Bangladesh; affect around 5 million people amid COVID-19 https://en.gaonconnection.com/monsoon-floods-submerge-a-third-of-bangladesh-affect-around-5-million-people-amid-covid-19/

Epidemic model shows how COVID-19 could spread through firefighting camps https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-08-epidemic-covid-firefighting.html

Naming and ranking heatwave to highlight invisible threat http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73040

Somalia sets up disaster warning centre to battle floods and locusts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73038

Rapid damage assessment of Beirut docks through remote observation (5 August 2020) https://maps.mapaction.org/dataset/rapid-damage-assessment-of-beirut-docks-through-remote-observation-5-august-2020

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Social Media Data and Housing Recovery Following Extreme Natural Events https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920312905

Recovery Capitals (ReCap) is a guide for people, organisations and governments managing emergency recovery https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/emergencies/resources-about-disasters/help-for-agencies/recap

The Regional Disaster Preparedness Program is a 2-year initiative funded by the NSW Government which will be managed jointly through Resilience NSW and Hunter Joint Org https://www.hunterjo.com.au/2011-2/

Stakeholder engagement for disaster management in master-planned communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73025

Adaptation in the Outer Hebrides: A Community Planning Partnership-led response https://www.adaptationscotland.org.uk/get-involved/our-projects/adaptation-outer-hebrides-community-planning-partnership-led

Home Stockpiling of Food and Essential Items https://www.savethechildren.org/content/dam/usa/reports/health/home-stockpiling-guidance-2019.pdf

Survival Kit Supplies https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/survival-kit-supplies.html

Hurricane Safety Checklists https://hurricanesafety.org/prepare/hurricane-safety-checklists/

 

Psychology and disasters

Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBrzw71eBrg&feature=youtu.be

Survivors of Covid-19 show increased rate of psychiatric disorders, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/03/survivors-of-covid-19-show-increased-rate-of-psychiatric-disorders-study-finds

The Role of Experience and Different Sources of Knowledge in Shaping Flood Risk Awareness https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/8/2130

Cry wolf effect? Evaluating the impact of false alarms on public responses to tornado alerts in the Southeastern United States Weather https://journals.ametsoc.org/wcas/article/11/3/549/344427/Cry-Wolf-Effect-Evaluating-the-Impact-of-False

Disruptions and mental-health outcomes following Cyclone Debbie http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73020

How Mobile Home Residents Understand and Respond to Tornado Warnings http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73006

 

Sociology and disasters

An empirical exploration of the capabilities of people with disabilities in coping with disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72999

Local leadership for disaster resilience: profiles from Asia and the Pacific http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73001

Building Community Resilience: Social ties and connections https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343239280_Building_Community_Resilience_Social_ties_and_connections

As you move through a city, you probably notice summer heat can be a lot worse depending on which neighborhood you’re in https://grist.org/justice/extreme-heat-redlining-portland/

The port of Beirut: vital, historic centre of a complex city https://theconversation.com/the-port-of-beirut-vital-historic-centre-of-a-complex-city-144022

How a packed slum in Mumbai beat back the coronavirus, as India’s cases continue to soar http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73045

Today in disaster resilience (31 July 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Douglas to affect much of Hawaii Sunday night as hurricane or strong tropical storm https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/07/douglas-to-affect-much-of-hawaii-sunday-night-as-hurricane-or-strong-tropical-storm/

Bangladesh – Monsoon Floods Affect 3.3 Million http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-monsoon-floods-update-july-2020

Nigeria – 7 Dead After Heavy Rainfall in Niger State http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-niger-state-july-2020

Hurricane Hanna: Flood threat remains despite weakening https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53541417

Deep recurring earthquakes detected beneath dormant Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii https://watchers.news/2020/07/26/deep-recurring-earthquakes-detected-beneath-dormant-mauna-kea-volcano-hawaii/

Australia – Floods Prompt High Water Rescues in New South Wales http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-floods-new-south-wales-july-2020

Thailand – Hundreds Affected After Monsoon Rain Triggers Floods in Lampang and Pathum Thani Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-monsoon-rain-floods-july-2020

Yemen – Widespread Flooding Causes Death and Destruction http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-july-2020

India – Almost 1 Million Affected by Floods in Bihar http://floodlist.com/asia/bihar-floods-india-july-2020

USA and Mexico – Floods From Storm Hanna Hit Texas Coast and Northern Mexico http://floodlist.com/america/usa-mexico-storm-hanna-floods-july-2020

Pakistan – Rains Trigger Flash Floods in Karachi, Landslide in Punjab http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-karachi-punjab-july-2020

Melbourne earthquake felt by hundreds of people across the eastern suburbs https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-29/melbourne-earthquake-causes-shaking-sound-across-east/12505320

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 150,000 as economy suffers further https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-idUSKCN24U2HX

Myanmar – 20,000 Affected by Floods in Mandalay Region http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-mandalay-july-2020

Japan – Evacuations After Floods in Yamagata http://floodlist.com/asia/japan-yamagata-floods-july-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Jul 2020: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/107506/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Jul-2020-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Dukono-San.html

Tropical Storm Isaias Floods Part Of Puerto Rico As It Heads Toward Florida https://www.npr.org/2020/07/30/897130763/tropical-storm-isaias-floods-part-of-puerto-rico-as-it-heads-toward-florida

West Africa – 9 Dead, Thousands of Homes Destroyed After Floods in Niger and Mali http://floodlist.com/africa/west-africa-floods-niger-mali-july-2020

South Korea – Deadly Flash Floods in Daejeon http://floodlist.com/asia/south-korea-daejeon-floods-july-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Flood data from 500 years: Rivers and climate change in Europe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72873

The climate won’t warm as much as we feared – but it will warm more than we hoped http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72874

Environmental and climate policy integration: Targeted strategies for overcoming barriers to nature-based solutions and climate change adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72862

Perceived heat stress increases with population density in urban Philippines http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72888

Primer for Cool Cities : Reducing Excessive Urban Heat – With a Focus on Passive Measures http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72863

Prolonged Siberian heat attributed to climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72901

Climate change brings Japan more deadly downpours https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Natural-disasters/Climate-change-brings-Japan-more-deadly-downpours

Global warming’s impact: Not worst-case but still deadly, if we don’t act https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/509095-study-rules-out-catastrophic-scenarios-from-global-warming-but-the

Carbon emissions are chilling the atmosphere 90km above Antarctica, at the edge of space https://theconversation.com/carbon-emissions-are-chilling-the-atmosphere-90km-above-antarctica-at-the-edge-of-space-143271

Wetter than wet: global warming means more rain for Asian monsoon regions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72927

There Have Never Been This Many Fires in the Far Northern Arctic https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/07/there-have-never-been-this-many-fires-in-the-far-northern-arctic/

New study offers roadmap for coal phase-out https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/new-study-offers-roadmap-for-coal-phase-out

A Future of Retreating Glaciers in the Himalayas https://eos.org/articles/a-future-of-retreating-glaciers-in-the-himalayas

Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72951

Missed wind patterns are throwing off climate forecasts of rain and storms https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/missed-wind-patterns-are-throwing-climate-forecasts-rain-and-storms

Fire chiefs press Scott Morrison for action on climate change https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/fire-chiefs-press-scott-morrison-for-action-onclimate-change/news-story/

Climate change significantly alters future wildfire mitigation opportunities in southeastern Australia https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020GL088893?af=R

Climate information services toolkit http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72955

Principles of climate risk management for climate proofing projects http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72956

Protecting South Florida: A discussion of sea level rise, property and regional planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72953

Past perspectives on the present era of abrupt Arctic climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0860-7

Calls for ‘managed retreat’ law due to climate change https://www.newsroom.co.nz/news/calls-for-managed-retreat-law-due-to-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

What happened to India’s flood management plan? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72883

Monitoring and forecasting the exceptional flood of Sirba river in Niger http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72848

The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: Volume I – State of Disaster Resilience Report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72869

The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: Volume II http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72870

The value of reefs for protecting the most vulnerable populations in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Grenada http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72864

Coronavirus: How new simulations can predict the spread of future pandemics https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/71054?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=PreventionSavesLives

As the first Black Summer inquiry prepares to report, we reveal the inside story of Australia’s biggest bushfire https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-27/gospers-mountain-mega-blaze-investigation/12472044?nw=0

Wamberal beach erosion: seawall would deliver no net benefit, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/27/nsw-coastal-councils-face-dilemma-over-land-erosion-and-who-should-pay-for-building-seawalls?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Call for contributing papers: The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/72909

Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves https://www.elsevier.com/books/geological-records-of-tsunamis-and-other-extreme-waves/engel/978-0-12-815686-5

Flood risk for one million in Phnom Penh as wetlands destroyed https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-landrights-environment-trfn/flood-risk-for-one-million-in-phnom-penh-as-wetlands-destroyed-idUSKCN24S000

How much should we invest to prevent the next pandemic? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72914

Haiti approves a new Risk and Disaster Management Plan  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72922

GRDC Data Download provides River Discharge Data online http://europeandroughtcentre.com/2020/07/27/grdc-data-download-provides-river-discharge-data-online/

High Water: Prolonged Flooding on the Deltaic Mississippi River https://eos.org/features/high-water-prolonged-flooding-on-the-deltaic-mississippi-river

Bundaberg Region Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy https://ourcoast.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/bundaberg-region-coastal-hazard-adaptation-strategy

The need for hazard definitions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72949

Very high losses from thunderstorms – The natural disaster figures for the first half of 2020 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72947

Building resilience of rural communities in Myanmar: Handbook for field practitioners http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72946

Hazard definition and classification review http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72950

A new report has found recent Queensland flooding had minimal impacts on the Great Barrier Reef http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/queensland-s-big-floods-reviewed

The COVID-19 lockdowns: a window into the Earth System https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-020-0079-1

State of the Mountains Report http://www.stateofthemountains.ca/

Mapping landslides in Nepal https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/07/28/mapping-landslides-in-nepal/#.XyFeo65zfeI.twitter

A new idea on how Earth’s outer shell first broke into tectonic plates http://www.geologypage.com/2020/07/a-new-idea-on-how-earths-outer-shell-first-broke-into-tectonic-plates.html
Australia after the bushfires https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/jul/29/australia-after-the-bushfires-aoe
Dam collapse in China could point to a ‘black swan’ disaster http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72962

Study: Flood damage erodes companies’ long-term value http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72960

India: What counts as a catastrophic flood in the Brahmaputra river basin now? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72961

Coastal processes and influence on damage to urban structures during Hurricane Irma (St-Martin & St-Barthélemy, French West Indies) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72958

Australia Earthquake: Modeling Regions with Low Seismicity https://www.air-worldwide.com/blog/posts/2020/6/australia-earthquake-modeling-regions-with-low-seismicity/

‘We will see many more deaths’: Call for national approach to early bushfire detection https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/6857601/we-will-see-many-more-deaths-call-for-national-approach-to-early-bushfire-detection/

Australian bushfire and climate plan https://apo.org.au/node/307174#:~:text=This%20Australian%20Bushfire%20and%20Climate,adapt%20to%20worsening%20fire%20conditions.

“The best flood I ever had”: Contingent resilience and the (relative) success of adaptive technologies https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275120311902?dgcid=coauthor

 

Emergency management

Wet weather sees flood warnings, truck falls through Sydney road https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/flood-warnings-in-place-on-south-coast-after-300-millimetre-deluge-20200728-p55g1i.html

Cyclones in the time of COVID-19 https://unocha.exposure.co/preparing-for-and-responding-to-climaterelated-disasters-in-the-age-of-covid19

China warns of new floods as Three Gorges Dam under pressure https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Natural-disasters/China-warns-of-new-floods-as-Three-Gorges-Dam-under-pressure

Cabo Verde emergency preparedness and response diagnostic: Building a culture of preparedness Cabo Verde – government http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72936

Disability-inclusive disaster recovery http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72935

Australia needs to change its approach to firefighting as climate change makes blazes harder to control https://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/black-summer-bushfires-australian-firefighters-should-change-tactics/news-story/d8301c499844bc1566f4ec217887f9e7

New national plan to help protect Australians from an unprecedented era of climate-fuelled bushfire https://www.medianet.com.au/releases/189794/#:~:text=The%20Australian%20Bushfire%20and%20Climate,readiness%2C%20response%2C%20and%20recovery.

Lifelong friendships built through CFA https://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/-/lifelong-friendships-built-through-cfa

How Juneau, Alaska Responds to Yearly Glacier Floods https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/07/30/juneau-alaska-glacier-floods/#.XyL5EH5LCus.twitter

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to empower communities against escalating flood threats in Nepal? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72882

Engaging coastal community members about natural and nature-based solutions to assess their ecosystem function http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72861

MEIDECC builds resilience to meteorological hazards through awareness in schools http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72902

Stop disasters 2.0: Video games as tools for Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72903

There are no natural disasters https://apolitical.co/en/solution_article/there-are-no-natural-disasters?share=twitter&uuid=article&src=twitter

Hydrology & water sustainability teaching links, videos https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I7CASgLADZNCkTbsmH8Lqtifl3UQSwzL-j_1pMdZagE/edit

Japan Sinks Might Just Be Masaaki Yuasa’s Most Shocking Anime Yet https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/07/japan-sinks-might-just-be-masaaki-yuasas-most-shocking-anime-yet/

Community mapping to obtain detailed geographic data about populations and their built environment to understand exposure and to inform disaster reduction investments like early warning systems https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/when-community-mapping-meets-artificial-intelligence-2b0282cae1b7

 

Psychology and disasters

Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-0884-z#article-info

Tom and Elisabeth Bertolet rebuild after bushfire in Dargan NSW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF6xloM-6Q4&feature=youtu.be

 

Sociology and disasters

30 Ways FEMA supports emergency preparedness, response and recovery for people with disabilities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72884

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/019025176X?pf_rd_r=Y1A1NCH3FAQ7MX07NV8H&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee

How disabled people have been completely disregarded during the coronavirus pandemic https://theconversation.com/how-disabled-people-have-been-completely-disregarded-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-142766

At what cost: How chronic gaps in adaptation finance expose the world’s poorest people to climate chaos http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72931

India coronavirus: ‘More than half of Mumbai slum-dwellers had Covid-19’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-53576653

Mapping COVID-19 spread in Melbourne shows link to job types and ability to stay home https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-30/coronavirus-covid-19-melbourne-job-types/12504896

Navigating multidimensional household recoveries following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343320554_Navigating_multidimensional_household_recoveries_following_the_2015_Nepal_earthquakes

Role of Social Belongingness During the Post-Disaster Recovery https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343076922_Role_of_Social_Belongingness_During_the_Post-Disaster_Recovery

Today in disaster resilience (24 July 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

China blasts dam to release water as flooding death toll rises https://globalnews.ca/news/7194094/china-dam-flood-waters/

‘Once-in-500-years’ storm hits Northland, cutting off Far North from the rest of the country, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2020/07/18/once-in-500-years-storm-hits-northland-cutting-off-far-north-from-the-rest-of-the-country-new-zealand/

Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy https://watchers.news/2020/07/19/major-explosion-stromboli-volcano-july-19-2020/

At least 12 killed as buildings collapse amid Mumbai’s third worst July rain since 2015 https://watchers.news/2020/07/18/at-least-12-killed-as-buildings-collapse-amid-mumbai-s-third-worst-july-rain-since-2015/

More than 3.5 million people affected as flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India https://watchers.news/2020/07/17/more-than-3-5-million-people-affected-as-flood-situation-continues-to-deteriorate-in-assam-india/

Flood situation continues to be grim in Bangladesh http://ddnews.gov.in/international/flood-situation-continues-be-grim-bangladesh

Indonesia – More Fatalities After Floods and Landslides in West Papua and Southeast Sulawesi http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-papua-southeastsulawesi-july-2020

Yangtze river floods prompt massive evacuations in central China https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/global-playlist/yangtze-river-floods-prompt-massive-evacuations-in-central-china/2LYDKkSt

Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly 4 million people, at least 189 dead https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/floods-in-india-nepal-displace-nearly-4-million-people-at-least-189-dead/articleshow/77054083.cms

Major M7.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Alaska Peninsula, U.S. — tsunami warning issued https://watchers.news/2020/07/22/alaska-m7-8-earthquake-july-2020-tsunami/

6 million affected, 90 000 displaced and 470 dead as flood situation remains grim in India https://watchers.news/2020/07/22/6-million-affected-90-000-displaced-and-470-dead-as-flood-situation-remains-grim-in-india/

Northern Vietnam hit by deadly floods and landslides after longest heatwave in 49 years https://watchers.news/2020/07/21/northern-vietnam-hit-by-deadly-floods-and-landslides-after-longest-heatwave-in-49-years/

Swollen river inundates hundreds of homes, capital Kathmandu cut off as death toll surpasses 130, Nepal https://watchers.news/2020/07/21/swollen-river-inundates-hundreds-of-homes-capital-kathmandu-cut-off-as-death-toll-surpasses-130/

Greece wildfires rage out of control https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53517026

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Jul 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/107062/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Jul-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Dukono-Katla.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

UN-Habitat launches climate resilience project in South Eastern Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72774

Comparing urban coastal flood risk in 136 cities under two alternative sea-level projections http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72787

Larger drought and flood hazards and adverse impacts on population and economic productivity under 2.0 than 1.5°C warming http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72791

The costs of sea-level rise: Coastal adaptation investments vs inaction in Iberian coastal cities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72788

Africa can become a renewable energy superpower https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jul/20/africa-can-become-a-renewable-energy-superpower-if-climate-deniers-are-kept-at-bay

How Many Polar Bears Will Be Left in 2100? If Temperatures Keep Rising, Probably Not a Lot https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20072020/polar-bears-sea-ice-climate-change

Arctic sea ice is in a downward spiral, and may break a record in 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/20/arctic-sea-ice-is-downward-spiral-may-break-record-2020/

The global mean level of the oceans is one of the most important indicators of climate change https://www.aviso.altimetry.fr/data/products/ocean-indicators-products/mean-sea-level.html

Arctic policy: EU opens consultation on the future approach https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1318

Arctic sea ice extent at the lowest level for this time of year on the satellite record https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Climate change will cause more extreme wet and dry seasons, researchers find http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72729

Climate shift, forest loss and fires: Scientists explain how Amazon forest is trapped in a vicious circle https://phys.org/news/2020-07-climate-shift-forest-loss-scientists.html

Global heating: best and worst case scenarios less likely than thought https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/22/global-heating-study-narrows-range-of-probable-temperature-rises?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

‘World-first’ legal case: student accuses Australia of misleading investors on climate risk https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/jul/22/world-first-legal-case-student-accuses-australia-of-misleading-investors-on-climate-risk

We said, they said: the politics of conceptual frameworks in disasters and climate change in Colombia and Latin America https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-01-2020-0011/full/html

Climate change to make hot droughts hotter in the US southern plains https://research.noaa.gov/article/ArtMID/587/ArticleID/2472

Climate threads: Climate-Resilient enterprises adapting in this ‘New Normal’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72858

Risk Analysis for Hurricanes Accounting for the Effects of Climate Change https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128167823000024

After 40 years, researchers finally see Earth’s climate destiny more clearly https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/after-40-years-researchers-finally-see-earths-climate-destiny-more-clearly

 

Disaster risk reduction

Can we talk? New nationwide flood maps provide opportunities for dialogue http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72746

Multi-billion pound investment as government unveils new long-term plan to tackle flooding http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72733

Cutting-edge technologies make flood prevention smarter  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72745

2019 state of U.S. high tide flooding with a 2020 outlook http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72753

California Homeowners Are Doomed to Repeat Their Past Mistakes https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-14/california-homeowners-are-repeating-their-past-wildfire-mistakes

Whakaari/White Island volcano eruption: New alert system could have warned of tragedy – scientists https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12349124

Fighting extreme weather in Africa with big data https://gca.org/solutions/fighting-extreme-weather-in-africa-with-big-data

South Asia’s Floods Don’t Have Borders – So Why Does Flood Governance? https://science.thewire.in/environment/ganga-brahmaputra-meghna-basin-river-basin-floods-governance/

Researchers develop equations for earthquake forecasting https://watchers.news/2020/07/19/researchers-develop-equations-for-earthquake-forecasting/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Study reveals hundreds of ancient volcanic eruptions in New Zealand https://watchers.news/2020/07/19/study-reveals-hundreds-of-ancient-volcanic-eruptions-in-new-zealand/

Hydrological time series forecasting using simple combinations: Big data testing and investigations on one-year ahead river flow predictability https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002216942030665X?via%3Dihub

Bushfire devastation leaves almost 50 Australian native species at risk of becoming threatened https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/21/bushfire-devastation-leaves-almost-50-australian-native-species-at-risk-of-becoming-threatened

Using the past to predict the future: the case of Typhoon Hagibis (Japan) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72814

China strengthens flood-defense network amid seasonal downpours http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72730

Long fracture line in offshore Krishna-Godavari basin – a major coastal hazard in north Andhra Pradesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72821

When COVID19 and natural hazards collide: Building resilient infrastructure in South Asia in the face of multiple crises http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72822

Natural Disaster Challenges in China : Key Trends and Insights – Learning from Experience : Insights from China’s Progress in Disaster Risk Management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72810

Accurate Weather Forecasts 28 Days Out https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/accurate-weather-forecasts-28-days-out/

Flood Risk Analysis and Assessment, Applications and Uncertainties: A Bibliometric Review https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343058895_Flood_Risk_Analysis_and_Assessment_Applications_and_Uncertainties_A_Bibliometric_Review

Advanced new tropical cyclone modelling could protect vulnerable communities in the South-West Pacific from flood and storm damage http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/cyclone-watch-enhanced

Exploring new ways to manage the devastation caused by floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72830

Storm warning: a new long-range tropical cyclone outlook is set to reduce disaster risk for Pacific Island communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72859

Disasters and economic resilience in small regional communities: the case of Toodyay http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72853

Change in Human Exposure to Wildfires https://www.lancetcountdown.org/data-platform/climate-change-impacts-exposures-and-vulnerability/1-2-health-and-extreme-weather-events/1-2-1-wildfires

Global Change in Flood https://www.lancetcountdown.org/data-platform/climate-change-impacts-exposures-and-vulnerability/1-2-health-and-extreme-weather-events/1-2-2-flood-and-drought

Some States Continue With Flood Resilience Planning Despite Coronavirus Challenges https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/06/02/some-states-continue-with-flood-resilience-planning-despite-coronavirus-challenges

New data discloses flood risk of every home in the contiguous US http://www.impactlab.org/news-insights/new-data-discloses-flood-risk-of-every-home-in-the-contiguous-us/

 

Emergency management

Sweden becomes an example of how not to handle COVID-19 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sweden-covid-coronavirus-deaths-make-sweden-example-of-how-not-to-deal-with-covid-19/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=94388300

‘It’s been a nightmare’: UK flood victims stuck in limbo amid lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/19/its-been-a-nightmare-uk-flood-victims-stuck-in-limbo-amid-lockdown?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Weather forecasts are less accurate because of Covid-19, a new study reveals https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/18/weather/fewer-flights-covid-weather-forecast-hurricane-impact/index.html

How a government agency is safeguarding against super storms http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72818

Disaster response and recovery strategies in Japan and New Zealand http://www.rcuss.kobe-u.ac.jp/publication/Year2020/pdfEach24/24_17.pdf

Neighbours helping neighbours: our volunteer first responders https://vimeo.com/433676166

Disaster Robotics https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/disaster-robotics

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Time to say goodbye to “natural” disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72768

We asked multicultural communities how best to communicate COVID-19 advice. Here’s what they told us http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72779

A serious gaming approach to understanding household flood risk mitigation decisions https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12648

Dynamics of Crisis Communications in Social Media: Spatio-temporal and Text-based Comparative Analyses of Twitter Data from Hurricanes Irma and Michael https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343059766_Dynamics_of_Crisis_Communications_in_Social_Media_Spatio-temporal_and_Text-based_Comparative_Analyses_of_Twitter_Data_from_Hurricanes_Irma_and_Michael

New Guide for Tsunami Evacuation during COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72819

Newspapers as a validation proxy for GIS modeling in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates: Identifying flood-prone areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72795

Patterns of population displacement during mega-fires in California detected using Facebook Disaster Maps https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab8847

Geoscape Calgary https://geoscan.nrcan.gc.ca/starweb/geoscan/servlet.starweb

Effective flood risk visualisation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72825

Participatory mapping 2.0: new ways for children’s participation in disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72793

On the use of participatory methodologies for video game research: Exploring disaster risk reduction in video games http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72841

Risk Communication for Social Awareness on COVID-19 by U-INSPIRE Indonesia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72846

Is seismic intensity really different than an earthquake’s magnitude? https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/take_2_magnitude_vs_intensity

 

Psychology and disasters

Evaluating an emergency department‐based mental health liaison nurse service: A multi‐site translational research project https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1742-6723.13583

4 Things COVID-19 Taught an ER Doctor About the Power of Resilience and Hope https://strengthafterdisaster.org/covid-19/4-things-covid-19-taught-an-er-doctor-about-the-power-of-resilience-and-hope/

 

Sociology and disasters

Explaining communities’ adaptation strategies for coastal flood risk: Vulnerability and institutional factors http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72756

Patterns of population displacement during mega-fires in California detected using Facebook Disaster Maps http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72792

The mediating effect of community leadership on community resilience elements and community preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72789

Community resilience mechanism in an unexpected extreme weather event: An analysis of the Kerala floods of 2018, India https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342892924_Community_resilience_mechanism_in_an_unexpected_extreme_weather_event_An_analysis_of_the_Kerala_floods_of_2018_India

Social Resilience to Climate Change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age: A Replication Study https://journals.ametsoc.org/wcas/article/12/3/561/348172/Social-Resilience-to-Climate-Change-during-the

Towards Adaptive Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean : A Synthesis Note on Using Social Protection to Mitigate and Respond to Disaster Risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72808

Using Social Work Interventions to Address Climate and Disaster Risks in Latin America and the Caribbean http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72806

Informality in Postdisaster Reconstruction: The Role of Social Capital in Reconstruction Management in Post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343084841_Informality_in_Postdisaster_Reconstruction_The_Role_of_Social_Capital_in_Reconstruction_Management_in_Post-Hurricane_Maria_Puerto_Rico

How to construct and validate an Integrated Socio-Economic Vulnerability Index: Implementation at regional scale in urban areas prone to flash flooding https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343065008_How_to_construct_and_validate_an_Integrated_Socio-Economic_Vulnerability_Index_Implementation_at_regional_scale_in_urban_areas_prone_to_flash_flooding

Social support from bonding and bridging relationships in disaster recovery: Findings from a slow-onset disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338931020_Social_support_from_bonding_and_bridging_relationships_in_disaster_recovery_Findings_from_a_slow-onset_disaster

Today in disaster resilience (17 July 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

India – Floods and Landslides in Arunachal Pradesh Leave 8 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/india-landslides-arunachal-pradesh-july-2020

Indonesia – 5 Major Flood Incidents During First Days of July http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-july-2020

Brazil – Thousands Displaced as Rivers Overflow in Rio Grande Do Sul http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-rio-grande-do-sul-july-2020

China floods: Over 140 dead as Yangtze River bursts banks https://www.dw.com/en/china-floods-over-140-dead-as-yangtze-river-bursts-banks/a-54152864?maca=en-Twitter-sharing

Assam Flood Situation Worsens; 44 Dead, Over 13 Lakh Affected https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/assam-flood-situation-worsens-42-dead-13-lakh-affected-more-rain-and-flood-warning-issued-2261721

Turkey – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Flash Floods in Artvin Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-artvin-floods-july-2020

Nepal – Dozens Dead or Missing After Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-monsoon-floods-landslides-july-2020

Heavy rains and flooding hit large parts of Asia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72703

10 killed, 46 missing as flash floods hit central Indonesia https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/07/15/20/10-killed-46-missing-as-flashfloods-hit-central-indonesia

Turkey – More Deadly Flash Floods in North East After 272mm of Rain in Rize Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-rize-floods-july-2020

India – Flooding Affects Over 2 Million in North East http://floodlist.com/asia/india-flooding-affects-over-2-million-in-north-east

Malaysia – Over 200 Evacuate After Flash Floods in Negeri Sembilan http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-negeri-sembilan-july-2020-in

Turkey – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Flash Floods in Artvin Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-artvin-floods-july-2020

‘A third of Bangladesh underwater’ after heavy rains, floods https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/bangladesh-underwater-heavy-rains-floods-200714133251746.html?taid=5f0e2ae844c9310001f92fa6

Bangladesh – Floods in 15 Districts Affect Almost 1.4 Million http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-update-july-2020-2

Pakistan – Deadly Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-glof-golen-valley-chitral-july-2020

South Korea – Deadly Flash Floods After 277mm of Rain in South Gyeongsang http://floodlist.com/asia/south-korea-flash-floods-july-2020

Indonesia – Floods in South Sulawesi Leave at Least 16 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-north-luwu-regency-south-sulawesi-july-2020

Italy – Severe Floods in Palermo, Sicily, After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-palermo-sicily-july-2020

Colombia – Thousands Affected by Flooding After Weeks of Rain http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-thousands-affected-by-flooding-after-weeks-of-rain

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jul 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Ibu, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/106701/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Jul-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Ibu-Reventador-Raun.html

Monsoon Rains Pummel South Asia, Displacing Millions https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/world/asia/monsoon-asia-bangladesh-india.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

China braces for more rainstorms over weekend, climate change blamed http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72665

June sees more global heat, especially in Arctic Siberia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72654

Responding to the changing climate in the built environment https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/responding-to-the-changing-climate-in-the-built-environment

As permafrost thaws under intense heat, Russia’s Siberia burns — again https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/siberia-burning-climate-change-russia-1.5645428

Reconciling theory with the reality of African heatwaves https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0851-8

Why Africa’s heatwaves are a forgotten impact of climate change https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-why-africas-heatwaves-are-a-forgotten-impact-of-climate-change

Earth Could Hit Critical Climate Threshold in Next Five Years https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earth-could-hit-key-climate-threshold-next-five-years-180975290/

Climate change: what Antarctica’s ‘doomsday glacier’ means for the planet https://www.ft.com/content/4ff254ed-960d-4b35-a6c0-1e60a6e79d91?__twitter_impression=true

Climate Explained: What the World Was Like the Last Time Carbon Dioxide Levels Were at 400ppm https://www.ecowatch.com/carbon-dioxide-400ppm-2646394683.html

COVID-19, climate and resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72677

New climate predictions assess global temperatures in coming five years http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72683

World’s largest study shows carbon pricing reduces emissions https://phys.org/news/2020-07-world-largest-carbon-pricing-emissions.html

June 2020: third-hottest June on record https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/june-2020-third-hottest-june-record

Soaring methane emissions threaten to put climate change goals out of reach https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/soaring-methane-emissions-threaten-put-climate-change-goals-out-reach-n1233831

Quaternary glaciation in the Mediterranean mountains: a new synthesis https://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/433/1/1.full

Glacial Contributions to 21st Century Sea Level Rise https://eos.org/research-spotlights/glacial-contributions-to-21st-century-sea-level-rise

Potential impacts of climate change on water resources and adaptation policies in the Brahmaputra River basin http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72688

Sea level rise Mauritius: Relocation as a prospective solution http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72657

Siberia heatwave was ‘almost impossible’ without climate change, scientists say https://www.sbs.com.au/news/siberia-heatwave-was-almost-impossible-without-climate-change-scientists-say?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Help build the AIDR handbook collection http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72662

Challenges and technical advances in Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWSs) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72663

Multiple benefits of DRR investment http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72668

Prescribed Burning in Australasia Book Launch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgkrkobsRoU&feature=youtu.be

Evaluating the impacts of the CRC https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2020/evaluating-impacts-crc

Cost-Effective Prescribed Burning Solutions Vary Between Landscapes in Eastern Australia https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/ffgc.2020.00079/full

Don’t just blame God for floods and landslides https://www.nepalitimes.com/here-now/dont-just-blame-god-for-floods-and-landslides/?fbclid=IwAR084Guz7KoZA6R2THni3eYD1udOA0cryOnlCsTdZWWO9GzcGvItfRTZTrg

A ground-up approach to estimate the likelihood of business interruption https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420919306235

New equation ‘could predict earthquakes better’ say Edinburgh experts https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-53380313

Chance of big San Andreas earthquake increased by Ridgecrest temblors, study suggests https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-13/ridgecrest-quakes-big-earthquake-san-andreas-fault-study

UK flood and coastal erosion risk management: policy statement https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flood-and-coastal-erosion-risk-management-policy-statement

Evidence review of the concept of flood resilience http://sciencesearch.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&ProjectID=20293&FromSearch=Y&Publisher=1&SearchText=FD2716&SortString=ProjectCode&SortOrder=Asc&Paging=10

How does advanced technology save lives in China’s flood-prone areas? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72701

Record floods raise questions about China’s Three Gorges Dam https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-floods-threegorges-idUSKCN24F0E2

New research into Hull’s 2007 floods has given many residents the chance to share their experiences for the first time https://www.marketinghumber.com/news-events/news/regional/collaborative-research-leads-to-new-study-into-2007-floods-which-hit-hull/

Exploring new ways to manage the devastation caused by floods https://blogs.adb.org/blog/exploring-new-ways-manage-devastation-caused-floods

Stochastic simulation of streamflow and spatial extremes: a continuous, wavelet-based approach https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2019-658/

Experts decry Tory policy that fails to ban new-builds in UK areas at high risk of flooding https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/14/flood-strategy-boris-johnson-mass-housing-project-speed

Inchworm-like source evolution through a geometrically complex fault fueled persistent supershear rupture during the 2018 Palu Indonesia earthquake https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012821X20303939?via%3Dihub

Spatio-temporal and hazard mapping of Earthquake in UAE (1984–2012): Remote sensing and GIS application http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72723

Geospatial intelligence revolution in insurance and risk management  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72734

The Case for ‘Managed Retreat’ https://www.politico.com/news/agenda/2020/07/14/climate-change-managed-retreat-341753

Risk-informed development: from crisis to resilience https://www.odi.org/publications/11314-risk-informed-development-crisis-resilience

 

Emergency management

Nepal: Preparing for floods during a lockdown http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72666

40:40:20 – Balancing the gender ratio https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/40-40-20-balancing-the-gender-ratio

New research to support wellbeing of young volunteers https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/new-research-to-support-wellbeing-of-young-volunteers

Wearing a mask cuts own risk of novel coronavirus by 65 percent, experts say https://www.foxnews.com/health/wearing-mask-cuts-own-risk-novel-coronavirus-65-percent-experts-say

South Australian firefighters to face upcoming fire season with more trucks, improved equipment https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-12/sa-firefighters-to-face-upcoming-season-better-equipped/12446884

Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/12/immunity-to-covid-19-could-be-lost-in-months-uk-study-suggests?CMP=share_btn_tw

China floods: ‘wartime’ measures brought in to tackle worst deluge in decades https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/13/china-floods-wartime-measures-brought-in-to-tackle-worst-deluge-in-decades

Lessons from the 1918 pandemic: A U.S. city’s past may hold clues https://theconversation.com/lessons-from-the-1918-pandemic-a-u-s-citys-past-may-hold-clues-140519?utm_medium=email

How can we make disaster management evaluations more useful? An empirical study of Dutch exercise evaluations http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72694

Development of an Integrated Pathways Model of Factors Influencing the Progress of Recovery After a Disaster https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1010539520935386

China has just contained the coronavirus. Now it’s battling some of the worst floods in decades https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/14/asia/china-flood-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

Hurricane Season Is About to Collide With COVID https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/hurricane-season-about-collide-covid?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=sierramag&utm_medium=social

Côte d’Ivoire: Weather data helps authorities respond to deadly floods in Abidjan http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72680

Monsoon-induced disasters occur every year but authorities ill-prepared to handle them http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72710

Creation of a Model for Estimating the Home-return Rate of Evacuees Using Mobile Phone Movement Histories and Its Application to the Nankai Trough Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342960740_Creation_of_a_Model_for_Estimating_the_Home-return_Rate_of_Evacuees_Using_Mobile_Phone_Movement_Histories_and_Its_Application_to_the_Nankai_Trough_Earthquake

UN helps monsoon-affected river communities in Bangladesh before peak flooding https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/un-helps-monsoon-affected-river-communities-bangladesh-peak-flooding

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizen science as a catalyst for community resilience building: A two-phase tsunami case study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72673

Volunteered Geographic Information for people-centred severe weather early warning: A literature review  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72671

Patterns of population displacement during mega-fires in California detected using Facebook Disaster Maps https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340568312_Patterns_of_population_displacement_during_mega-fires_in_California_detected_using_Facebook_Disaster_Maps

A content analysis case study of media and public trust in Japan: After the quake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342864712_A_content_analysis_case_study_of_media_and_public_trust_in_Japan_After_the_quake

Building Disaster Resilience with Social Messaging Networks: WeChat community in Houston during Hurricane Harvey https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334403590_Building_Disaster_Resilience_with_Social_Messaging_Networks_WeChat_community_in_Houston_during_Hurricane_Harvey

Iowa Flood Information System http://ifis.iowafloodcenter.org/ifis/en/

Multidisciplinary approach to COVID-19 risk communication: A framework and tool for individual and regional risk assessment http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72711

Students and teachers from across Australia will once again have the opportunity to participate in a NASA sponsored international science and education program https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/karenandrews/media-releases/nasas-globe-education-program-returns-australia

 

Psychology and disasters

Pandemic Hurts Student Mental Health https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/07/13/survey-finds-higher-prevalence-depression-among-students-and-difficulties-accessing

How Wildfires Have Triggered A Spike In Domestic Violence In Australia https://www.npr.org/2020/07/13/890558036/how-wildfires-have-triggered-a-spike-in-domestic-violence-in-australia

 

Sociology and disasters

Critiquing and Joining Intersections of Disaster, Conflict, and Peace Research https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-020-00289-4

Disease hotspots flourish when the city meets the country https://www.scidev.net/global/disease/feature/disease-hotspots-flourish-when-the-city-meets-the-country.html

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/19/coronavirus-effect-economy-life-society-analysis-covid-135579

Social capital’s role in humanitarian crises https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338670970_Social_capital’s_role_in_humanitarian_crises

The Mediating Effect of Community Leadership on Community Resilience Elements and Community Preparedness https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342925825_The_Mediating_Effect_of_Community_Leadership_on_Community_Resilience_Elements_and_Community_Preparedness

Community Cohesion at Times of Crises and/or Disaster: An examination of The Grenfell Tower Fire: What Lessons may be learnt? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342902970_Title_of_Project_Community_Cohesion_at_Times_of_Crises_andor_Disaster_An_examination_of_The_Grenfell_Tower_Fire_What_Lessons_may_be_learnt

COVID-19 trigger to re-examine resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72704

Today in disaster resilience (10 July 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Japan-floods-leave-some-20-dead-many-in-nursing-15386726.php

Canada – Floods in Manitoba Prompt Evacuations http://floodlist.com/america/canada-manitoba-floods-july-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar – Jade Mine Landslide Kills Over 160 http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-jade-mine-landslide-kachin-july-2020

Search for survivors continue after Japan floods from record-breaking rainfall kill at least 18 https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/search-for-survivors-continue-after-japan-floods-kill-at-least-18-after-record-breaking-rainfall/

B.C. couple escapes from ‘debris flood’ that filled home with mud, logs, rocks https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mudslide-escape-from-debris-flood-mcbride-bc-1.5639288

India – Monsoon Rains Trigger Floods and Landslides in Gujarat and Karnataka http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-landslides-gujarat-karnataka-july-2020

Bulgaria – Storm and Floods in Sofia http://floodlist.com/europe/bulgaria-floods-sofia-july-2020

Pakistan – Buildings Collapsed After Heavy Rainfall in Karachi http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-karachi-flash-floods-july-2020

Heavy downpours in southern Japan, which have killed more than 50, now battering the country’s main island https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/08/japans-devastating-rains-move-north-as-search-for-missing-goes-on?CMP=share_btn_tw

China raises emergency level as heavy rain triggers floods https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-weather-floods-idUSKBN248113

Mongolia – Floods Leave 8 Dead, 2,300 Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-floods-july-2020

Bangladesh – Floods Affect Over 1 Million People in 13 Districts http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-update-july-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Jul 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Semeru, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/106434/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Jul-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Fuego-Semeru-Reventador-Sangay-Laguna-de.html

Efforts continue to control forest fires in southwestern Iran https://iranpress.com/iran-i149408-efforts_continue_to_control_forest_fires_in_southwestern_iran

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Spain closes half of all its coal-fired power stations in one fell swoop https://reneweconomy.com.au/spain-closes-half-of-all-its-coal-fired-power-stations-in-one-fell-swoop-47885/

Trend towards worsening heatwaves is accelerating, new research finds https://climateextremes.org.au/heatwave-trends-accelerate-worldwide/

Increasing trends in regional heatwaves https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16970-7

Could a warming climate be putting Australia’s magnificent alpine landscapes at risk? https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2020/07/the-end-of-snow/

Observed changes in dry-season water availability attributed to human-induced climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-020-0594-1

Australia ranks second worst in world on climate action, outside top 50 on clean energy https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-ranks-second-worst-in-world-on-climate-action-outside-top-50-on-clean-energy-90879/

Rare night clouds may be warning sign of climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/jul/06/rare-night-clouds-may-be-warning-sign-of-climate-crisis

Arctic explorers find unusually thin ice as a result of climate change https://www.newscientist.com/article/2248111-arctic-explorers-find-unusually-thin-ice-as-a-result-of-climate-change/
Rising above adversity: community-led climate adaptation along Bangladesh’s coastal belt http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72592

The world endured 2 extra heatwave days per decade since 1950 – but the worst is yet to come http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72597
Extreme heat and rain: thousands of weather stations show there’s now more of both, for longer http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72595

Partitioning the Uncertainty of Ensemble Projections of Global Glacier Mass Change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019EF001470

The City of Sydney is now entirely powered by green energy https://electrek.co/2020/07/06/egeb-the-city-of-sydney-100-renewable-energy-arc-marine-reef-cubes-offshore-wind/

The Ugly History of Climate Determinism Is Still Evident Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-ugly-history-of-climate-determinism-is-still-evident-today/

Siberia just experienced its hottest June on record https://www.sbs.com.au/news/siberia-just-experienced-its-hottest-june-on-record-scientists-are-calling-the-trend-a-warning-cry?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/09/co2-in-earths-atmosphere-nearing-levels-of-15m-years-ago?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

 

Disaster risk reduction

Japan debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/japan-new-shinkansen-model-n700s/index.html

The Repeat Events and Dollars Index (REDI) is a web-based interactive mapping application developed to help Queensland councils better understand their risk, costs and repeat damage from natural hazard events https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/REDI

Chicago and the region need to step up fast to reduce flooding and protect inhabitants and businesses https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/5/21311943/flooding-maps-fema-first-street-chicago-suntimes-editorial

Subducting plate angle dictates tsunami threat during large earthquakes https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/subducting-plate-angle-dictates-tsunami-threat-during-large-earthquakes-11267/

Floods and drought: Two sides of the same coin http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72590

Latest issue of the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies https://www.massey.ac.nz/~trauma/issues/current.html

ERA5-based global meteorological wildfire danger maps https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-020-0554-z

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2020/

Using opportunities in big data analytics to more accurately predict societal consequences of natural disasters https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10286608.2019.1615480?forwardService=showFullText&tokenAccess=hH9Wr5IStWK4tCwt8ieb&tokenDomain=eprints&target=10.1080%2F10286608.2019.1615480&doi=10.1080%2F10286608.2019.1615480&journalCode=gcee20#.XwXGOoqlQ4U.twitter

Super ensemble learning for daily streamflow forecasting: large-scale demonstration and comparison with multiple machine learning algorithms https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00521-020-05172-3

The U.S. has already had 10 billion-dollar weather disasters this year https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/u-s-has-already-had-10-billion-dollar-disasters-year-n1233220?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Hurricanes Destroy Beachside Homes, But Not This One https://getpocket.com/explore/item/hurricanes-destroy-beachside-homes-but-not-this-one?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Lancaster Flood Risk Management Scheme http://thefloodhub.co.uk/lancaster/

A new high-resolution view into Earth’s crust shows what caused more than 22,000 tiny temblors to rumble in Southern California https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/06/strange-earthquake-swarm-lasted-years-scientists-finally-know-wh/

Houston: A lack of data and options is trapping people in flood-prone homes and driving inequality https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/houston-hurricane-harvey-flooding-homes_n_5efcac45c5b612083c55c30e?ri18n=true

In New York City, ‘Managed Retreat’ Has Become a Grim Reality https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03072020/new-york-city-managed-retreat-sea-level-rise

The truth behind fear-inducing Nankai Trough quake prediction figures https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/08/national/science-health/truth-behind-fear-inducing-nankai-trough-quake-prediction-figures/

Japan nonlife insurers to raise premiums 6-8% in wake of disasters https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/08/business/japan-nonlife-insurers-raise-premiums-6-8-percent-wake-disasters/

 

Emergency management

COVID-19: This is when life will return to normal, according to the experts https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/coronavirus-covid19-life-social-distancing-noramlity-chart

Bushfire royal commission hears longer fire seasons making it harder for states to help each other https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-06/bushfire-royal-commission-told-climate-change-like-nuclear/12426530

Impact of Australia’s catastrophic 2019/20 bushfire season on communities and environment. Retrospective analysis and current trends http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72600

Mongolia: National society preparedness case study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72601

As Melbourne goes into coronavirus lockdown, it’s a sign it could happen anywhere in Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-07/coronavirus-metro-melbourne-lockdown-we-must-stay-vigilant/12431494

Navajo Nation faces twin threats as wildfires spread during pandemic https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/06/arizona-wildfires-coronavirus-navajo-nation

Masks, disinfectant, social distancing: Japan responds to disaster amid coronavirus https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-floods/masks-disinfectant-social-distancing-japan-responds-to-disaster-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN2490CS

Locating the Risk on Foreign Shores: The Making of “Covid-Safe” Japan https://www.teach311.org/2020/07/09/maly/

$1.2B Calgary hailstorm ranks as Canada’s 4th costliest natural disaster https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/calgary-hailstorm-ranks-as-canadas-4th-costliest-natural-disaster-alberta

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Japan’s top mobile carriers launch multilingual disaster information service for tourists https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/05/national/japan-mobile-carriers-multilingual-disaster-information-tourists/#.XwOVoSgzaUk

JMA  launches English portal https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/en/202007_Heavyrain/2020_Heavyrain.html

Dynamics of Crisis Communications in Social Media: Spatio-temporal and Text-based Comparative Analyses of Twitter Data from Hurricanes Irma and Michael https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340390281_Dynamics_of_Crisis_Communications_in_Social_Media_Spatio-temporal_and_Text-based_Comparative_Analyses_of_Twitter_Data_from_Hurricanes_Irma_and_Michael

Confusion over warnings during bushfires https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6821865/confusion-over-warnings-during-bushfires/#gsc.tab=0

Create your Bushfire Survival Plan https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety/Pages/Create-your-bushfire-survival-plan.aspx

 

Psychology and disasters

Floodwaters Test the Staying Power of a ‘Determined Man’ https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02072020/american-climate-video-floodwaters-test-staying-power-%E2%80%98determined-man%E2%80%99

Addressing COVID-19 Grief and Loss https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202007/addressing-covid-19-grief-and-loss

 

Sociology and disasters

How do natural hazards affect participation in voluntary association? The social impacts of disasters in Japanese society https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420918308070

Examining of the actor collaboration networks around hazard mitigation: a Hurricane Harvey study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342689952_Examining_of_the_actor_collaboration_networks_around_hazard_mitigation_a_hurricane_harvey_study

Researching Crime After a Disaster: What We Can Learn From a Large Survey in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764220938107

Commercial social spaces in the post-disaster context https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JEPP-10-2019-0078/full/html

Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, but the decisions that caused the disaster extend across the twentieth century https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674971714

Special Issue: Geographies of the COVID-19 pandemic https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/dhga/10/2

Function of Social Capital Embedded in Religious Communities at Times of Disaster: Cases of Disaster Relief Activity by a Muslim Community and a Soka Gakkai Community in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329349801_Function_of_Social_Capital_Embedded_in_Religious_Communities_at_Times_of_Disaster_Cases_of_Disaster_Relief_Activity_by_a_Muslim_Community_and_a_Soka_Gakkai_Community_in_Japan

Today in disaster resilience (3 July 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Cote D’Ivoire – More Deadly Floods in Abidjan After 240mm of Rain in a Few Hours http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-abidjan-june-2020-2?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood-affected districts in western Ukraine lack drinking water https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/flood-affected-districts-in-western-ukraine-lack-drinking-wate.html

Floods in India’s Assam force a million from their homes https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods/floods-in-indias-assam-force-a-million-from-their-homes-idUSKBN2400W0

China – More Deadly Floods in Sichuan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-mianning-sichuan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – Buildings Damaged After Flash Floods in Ikorodu, Lagos http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-ikorodu-lagos-june-2020

Poland – Hundreds Evacuate After Floods in South East http://floodlist.com/europe/poland-hundreds-evacuate-after-floods-in-south-east

Bangladesh – Thousands Affected by Floods as Rivers Overflow in North http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Wisconsin http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-wisconsin-june-2020

Malaysia – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah State http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-june-2020

US reports over 48,000 new single-day coronavirus cases, setting a new record for the fourth time in a week https://www.businessinsider.com.au/us-reports-new-coronavirus-cases-setting-new-record-2020-6?r=US&IR=T

Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/wildfires-in-siberia-increase-five-fold-amid-unprecedented-heatwave/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China’s Hubei https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/severe-flooding-affects-more-than-1-million-hubei/

IMO records the largest earthquake swarm in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone since 1980, Iceland https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/imo-records-the-largest-earthquake-swarm-in-the-tj-rnes-fracture-zone-since-1980-iceland/

China – Deadly Floods in Yunnan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-yunnan-floods-june-2020

India – Over 1.4 Million Hit by Floods in Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-floods-update-01-july-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Jul 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/106160/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Jul-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Nevados-d.html

Brazil – Deadly Cyclone Hits Southern States http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-cyclone-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Building Flood Resilience in a Changing Climate https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/building-flood-resilience

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can’t be a good thing for global health http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72453

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72471

More than 3 in 4 of world’s top CEOs and CFOs say their companies are underprepared for climate-related financial risks, finds FM Global http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72415

Assessment of climate change vulnerability of Hakha Township, Chin State, Myanmar 2017–2050: Scenarios for resilience building http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72466

Excessive heat events guidebook http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72468

The Arctic heatwave: here’s what we know https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/25/arctic-heatwave-38c-siberia-science

The fire is believed to be ‘the most northernmost in recent years within the Arctic Circle’ https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/arctic-wildfires-burning-further-north-than-previously-spotted-from-space-satellite-shows/

Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/global-warming-is-melting-our-sense-of-time.html?utm_source=t

Majority of Canadians and Americans agree on climate change issues, poll suggests https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/majority-agree-canadians-americans-climate-change-poll-1.5630555

‘Nowhere to hide’: South Pole warms up with climate change a factor https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/nowhere-to-hide-south-pole-warms-up-with-climate-change-a-factor-20200629-p55797.html

Their fate isn’t sealed: Pacific nations can survive climate change – if locals take the lead https://theconversation.com/their-fate-isnt-sealed-pacific-nations-can-survive-climate-change-if-locals-take-the-lead-136709

Likelihood of 40C temperatures in UK is ‘rapidly accelerating’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/30/likelihood-of-40c-temperatures-in-uk-is-rapidly-accelerating?CMP=share_btn_tw

Multiple drivers of the North Atlantic warming hole https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0819-8

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062883162/the-future-earth/

Hope in Hell: a decade to confront the climate emergency http://www.jonathonporritt.com/hope-in-hell/

Perth weather delivers equal-hottest June and rainfall below average despite weekend drenching https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-01/wa-records-hottest-start-to-winter-on-record-as-june-dry-warm/12410934

Stress-testing groundwater and baseflow drought responses to synthetic climate change-informed recharge scenarios https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2020-211/

Net zero emissions by 2050 push is on, whether the Federal Government follows or not https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-02/net-zero-by-2050-push-on-whether-government-follows-or-not/12414426

Why Is the South Pole Warming So Quickly? It’s Complicated https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-the-south-pole-warming-so-quickly-its-complicated/

Most Americans say climate change affects their local community, including 70% living near coast https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/06/29/most-americans-say-climate-change-impacts-their-community-but-effects-vary-by-region-2/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Flood Risk Management in the United States | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-united-states

Flood Risk Management in England | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-england

Flood Risk Management in Germany | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-germany

The first provincial level disaster risk reduction plan has been prepared in Turkey http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72331

A system of systems: Early warning systems and managing the effects of El Niño http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72449

Building resilient urban communities: The case study of Setubal municipality http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72407

Keeping an eye on natural hazards: Lessons learned to become more resilient http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72430

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72434

Detecting Earth’s natural hazards high up in the sky http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72476

COVID‐19: what is the disaster? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72455

Factors influencing adoption and rejection of fire hazard severity zone maps in California http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72454

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72474

The ‘triple dividend’ of early warning systems: evidence from Tanzania’s coastal areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72443

Taupō ‘supervolcano’ just had its shakiest year in decades https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12343616

Fighting extreme weather in Africa with big data https://gca.org/solutions/fighting-extreme-weather-in-africa-with-big-data

New from the BoM: 7-day Ensemble Streamflow Forecasts http://www.bom.gov.au/water/7daystreamflow/

The First National Flood Risk Assessment: Defining America’s Growing Risk https://assets.firststreet.org/uploads/2020/06/first_street_foundation__first_national_flood_risk_assessment.pdf

Addis Ababa Resilience Strategy https://resilientaddis.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/addis-ababa-resilience-strategy-ENG.pdf

The number of properties in the United States in danger of flooding this year is 70% higher than government data estimates https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-floods-real-estate/from-new-york-to-houston-flood-risk-for-real-estate-hubs-ramps-up-idUSKBN2400YV

Discovery of Ancient Super-eruptions Suggests the Yellowstone Hotspot May Be Waning https://www.usgs.gov/center-news/discovery-ancient-super-eruptions-suggests-yellowstone-hotspot-may-be-waning

Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53218704

When dikes burst, salt marshes might lessen deadly flooding https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/when-dikes-burst-salt-marshes-might-lessen-deadly-flooding

Global governance and global catastrophic risks: Is the United Nations ready for the Anthropocene? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72488

Integrating Disaster Risk Management in China urban operations: Completion report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72492

Quantitative assessment of flood risk with evaluation of the effectiveness of dam operation for flood control: A case of the Bago River Basin of Myanmar http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72435

NSW govt criticised over Warragamba Dam https://www.oberonreview.com.au/story/6811830/nsw-govt-criticised-over-warragamba-dam/?cs=9397

Innovative flood disaster response and mitigation through PPPs https://www.innovationnewsnetwork.com/innovative-flood-disaster-response-and-mitigation-through-ppps/5896/

New, nationwide flood modeling tool paints a picture of the U.S. as a country woefully underprepared for damaging floods, now and in the future https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/06/29/real-estate-millions-more-homes-risk-flood-might-need-insurance/3217450001/

Building sustainable resilience for Sub-Saharan Africa’s urban era https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/building-sustainable-resilience-for-sub-saharan-africas-urban-era-48ca329c04a6

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-june-2020/

Earthquakes trigger landslides. Can landslides also trigger earthquakes? https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/earthquakes-trigger-landslides-can-landslides-also-trigger-earthquakes

A journey to achieving integration in flood risk management http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/30417/

 

Emergency management

EPPO’s handbook on child care centers earthquake planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72375

California prepares for an intense fire season as Covid-19 adds complications http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72447

‘Postcode lottery’ hindered bushfire aid for residents on NSW-Victorian border, inquiry hears https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/27/postcode-lottery-hindered-bushfire-aid-for-residents-on-nsw-victorian-border-inquiry-hears

Why Storm Surge Can Be The Deadliest Part of a Hurricane https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/weather-stories/2020/06/06/why-storm-surge-can-be-the-deadliest-part-of-a-hurricane

Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/governments-must-invest-now-in-disaster-preparedness-by-jagan-chapagain-and-andrew-steer-2020-06

Past pandemics exacerbated disadvantages – what we can learn from them about the coronavirus recovery http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72495

What coronavirus success of Taiwan and Iceland has in common http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72500

Development of an Integrated Pathways Model of Factors Influencing the Progress of Recovery After a Disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342610281_Development_of_an_Integrated_Pathways_Model_of_Factors_Influencing_the_Progress_of_Recovery_After_a_Disaster

Drones for Disaster Response: NASA STEReO Project Kicks Off https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/drones-for-disaster-response-nasa-stereo-project-kicks-off

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

WMO launches E-learning platform for hazard alerts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72442

Learn about earthquakes and protect yourself http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72373

Who hasn’t heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72460

Accelerating change: Engaging local communities in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Himalayan Region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72456

Social Media Helps Reveal Cause of 2018 Indonesian Tsunami https://eos.org/research-spotlights/social-media-helps-reveal-cause-of-2018-indonesian-tsunami

New book: Effective Science Communication https://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-2520-2

Here Are Three Ways To Stay Safe During This Summer’s Flash Floods https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2020/06/30/here-are-three-ways-to-stay-safe-during-this-summers-flash-floods/#4c9bd699499e

Earth Education for Sustainable Societies https://eos.org/science-updates/a-new-vision-of-sustainability-in-earth-science-education

 

Psychology and disasters

The New Psychology of Leadership https://www.routledge.com/The-New-Psychology-of-Leadership-Identity-Influence-and-Power/Haslam-Reicher-Platow/p/book/9780815363828

 

Sociology and disasters

Characterizing spatio-temporal patterns of social vulnerability to droughts, degradation and desertification in the Brazilian northeast http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72457

Collective resilience in times of crisis: Lessons from the literature for socially effective responses to the pandemic https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342455462_Collective_resilience_in_times_of_crisis_Lessons_from_the_literature_for_socially_effective_responses_to_the_pandemic

How you measure matters; defining social capital in drought-prone areas https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420919307101

Practitioner approaches to measuring community resilience: The analysis of the resilience of communities to disasters toolkit http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72491

When covid-19 deaths are analysed by age, America is an outlier https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/06/24/when-covid-19-deaths-are-analysed-by-age-america-is-an-outlier

Researching Crime After a Disaster: What We Can Learn From a Large Survey in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342607827_Researching_Crime_After_a_Disaster_What_We_Can_Learn_From_a_Large_Survey_in_New_Orleans_After_Hurricane_Katrina

A Viewpoint on Eastern Mediterranean Villages in Late Antiquity: Applying the Lens of Community Resilience Theory https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340287479_A_Viewpoint_on_Eastern_Mediterranean_Villages_in_Late_Antiquity_Applying_the_Lens_of_Community_Resilience_Theory

Passing the test: Lessons from a school district’s discourse of renewal before, during and after Hurricane Harvey https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342629438_Passing_the_test_Lessons_from_a_school_district’s_discourse_of_renewal_before_during_and_after_Hurricane_Harvey

As summer arrives, how will the most vulnerable escape deadly heat and COVID-19? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/06/summer-arrives-how-will-most-vulnerable-escape-deadly-heat-cvd/#close

Today in disaster resilience (26 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Indonesia’s Mt Merapi erupts, spewing ash 6 km high https://phys.org/news/2020-06-indonesia-mt-merapi-erupts-spewing.html

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iceland, ongoing intense earthquake swarm https://watchers.news/2020/06/21/strong-and-shallow-m6-0-earthquake-hits-iceland/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Homes destroyed after intense thunderstorms and nearly a month’s worth of rain in just 3 hours, UK https://watchers.news/2020/06/20/england-thunderstorm-june-16-2020/

Alert raised for Laguna del Maule volcano – its last eruption took place some 2 000 years ago, Chile https://watchers.news/2020/06/19/alert-raised-laguna-del-maule-eruption/

Flooding in five Johor districts, more than 1,210 people evacuated https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/21/flooding-in-five-johor-districts-more-than-1210-people-evacuated

Indonesia – Hundreds Evacuated After Floods in North Aceh http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-north-aceh-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Second Spate of Floods Hit Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-second-spate-floods-assam-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Bursa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-bursa-june-2020

Malaysia – 1,000 Evacuate Flooded Homes in Johor http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-johor-june-2020

Tropical Storm “Dolly” forms off the coast of northeastern U.S. as the second-earliest fourth named storm on record https://watchers.news/2020/06/23/tropical-storm-dolly-2020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Alert raised after resumption of seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion https://watchers.news/2020/06/22/alert-raised-after-resumption-of-seismicity-at-piton-de-la-fournaise-volcano-reunion/

Slow-moving Old Fort landslide reactivates, forcing evacuations near Peace River, British Columbia https://watchers.news/2020/06/23/slow-moving-old-fort-landslide-reactivates-forcing-evacuations-near-peace-river-british-columbia/

‘Abnormally large dust cloud’ making 5,000-mile trek across Atlantic https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/abnormally-large-dust-cloud-making-5000-mile-trek-across-atlantic/761708

Storms batter Romania leaving one dead. Flooding sweeps north and western Romania, with more bad weather in the way https://universul.net/video-storms-batter-romania-leaving-one-dead-flooding-sweeps-north-and-western-romania-with-more-bad-weather-in-the-way/

Romania – 1 Missing After Heavy Rain and Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/romania-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nicaragua – 3 Dead After Heavy Rain Triggers Chinandega Mine Collapse http://floodlist.com/america/nicaragua-heavy-rain-triggers-mine-collapse-chinandega-june-2020

Bolivia – Torrential Rain Floods Santa Cruz http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-santa-cruz-june-2020

Mongolia – 2 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Floods in Tuv and Govisümber Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-floods-tuv-govisumber-june-2020

In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowing https://theconversation.com/in-many-countries-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-accelerating-not-slowing-141238

Assam floods: More than 35,000 affected, two dead, heavy rain expected in next five day https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/assam/assam-floods-weather-6472902/

Ukraine – 3 Dead After Severe Flooding in Western Regions http://floodlist.com/europe/ukraine-foods-june-2020

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Istanbul http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-istanbul-june-2020

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/23/weather/mexico-earthquake-southern-coast-intl/index.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Jun 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Turrialba, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105846/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Jun-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Semeru-Reventador-Turrialba-Sangay.html

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia https://watchers.news/2020/06/24/state-of-emergency-declared-after-severe-floods-hit-serbia-and-bosnia/

World’s largest dam in ‘danger of collapse’ amid historic floods — 400 million people at risk, China https://watchers.news/2020/06/25/world-s-largest-dam-in-danger-of-collapse-amid-historic-floods-400-million-people-at-risk-china/

China – Flooding Worsens in Guizhou and Chongqing http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-guizhou-chongqing-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Uruguay – Hundreds Evacuate After Storms and Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-floods-june-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Teaching machines to detect climate extremes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72380

Arctic records its hottest temperature ever https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arctic-records-its-hottest-temperature-ever-2020-06-20/

Britain still failing on climate crisis, warn advisers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/21/britain-still-failing-on-climate-crisis-warn-advisers

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/16/climate-deaths-heat-cdc

Australia has failed miserably on energy efficiency – and government figures hide the truth https://theconversation.com/australia-has-failed-miserably-on-energy-efficiency-and-government-figures-hide-the-truth-123176

A Siberian town near the Arctic Circle just recorded a 100-degree temperature https://www.vox.com/2020/6/21/21298292/siberia-temperature-100-climate-change

New research centre to explore climate change and natural hazards in the Alpine region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72403

Weathering the storm – crisis lessons for climate resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72401

No Climate Event in 2,000 Years Compares to What’s Happening Now https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/07/why-little-ice-age-doesnt-matter/594517/

Climate risk insurance as a means to provide emergency liquidity in times of crises http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72432

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms? https://eos.org/articles/why-are-siberian-temperatures-plummeting-while-the-arctic-warms

The Ticking Time Bomb of Arctic Permafrost https://eos.org/articles/the-ticking-time-bomb-of-arctic-permafrost

Urban Heat Islands Are Warming the Arctic https://eos.org/articles/urban-heat-islands-are-warming-the-arctic

Climate Change Could Make Siberia an Attractive Place to Live https://eos.org/articles/climate-change-could-make-siberia-an-attractive-place-to-live

 

Disaster risk reduction

Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20 https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/QRRRF

One-fifth of Earth’s ocean floor is now mapped https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53119686

New book on sandy beach morphodynamics https://www.australiancoastalsociety.org/blog/2020/june/21/sandy-beach-morphodynamics-a-new-book/

FEMA cancels flood map deadlines after towns scrambled to meet upcoming deadline  https://www.patriotledger.com/news/20200619/fema-cancels-flood-map-deadlines-after-towns-scrambled-to-meet-upcoming-deadline

Critical Airport Infrastructure Disaster Resilience: A Framework and Simulation Model for Rapid Adaptation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342381105_Critical_Airport_Infrastructure_Disaster_Resilience_A_Framework_and_Simulation_Model_for_Rapid_Adaptation

Special Issue: The L’Aquila earthquake ten years on (2009-2019): impacts and state-of-the-art https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/28/iss/4

More Resilient Cities to Face Higher Risks. The Case of Genoa https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342173688_More_Resilient_Cities_to_Face_Higher_Risks_The_Case_of_Genoa

Deadly 85m-high tsunami in Indonesia has lessons for New Zealand https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12342240

New maps and website give fresh insights into NZ continent https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/New-maps-and-website-give-fresh-insights-into-NZ-continent-22-06-2020

The role of using precipitation or river discharge data when assessing global coastal compound flooding https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/20/1765/2020/

Learning from multi-hazard early warning systems to respond to pandemics http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72396

Alaska Tsunami Threat https://emergencypreparednesspartnerships.com/alaska-tsunami-threat-could-spell-trouble/

Podcast series: when disasters and conflict collide http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72424

Four principles to engage policymakers on the DRR agenda http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72428

 

Emergency management

Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Effective Post-Disaster Recovery https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342318065_Exploratory_Analysis_of_Barriers_to_Effective_Post-Disaster_Recovery

Japan braces for perfect storm of COVID-19 spreading at flood shelters https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/06/23/national/japan-coronavirus-spread-flood-shelters/#.XvJ2mSgzaUm

Timor-Leste: Interministerial meeting to analyze the response to disasters  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72398

Reconstructing infrastructure for resilient essential services during and following protracted conflict: A conceptual framework https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-review-of-the-red-cross/article/reconstructing-infrastructure-for-resilient-essential-services-during-and-following-protracted-conflict-a-conceptual-framework/A9050A1A8BFA457FF5A58AE0CB24CE9D

Only around a third of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump has responded to the coronavirus pandemic https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/06/24/trumps-coronavirus-approval-rating-sinks-to-new-low-as-cases-surge/

North Carolina launches long-awaited Hurricane Florence home rebuilding program https://www.newsobserver.com/news/weather/hurricane/article243546902.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adult learning and education as a tool to contain pandemics: The COVID-19 experience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342287595_Adult_learning_and_education_as_a_tool_to_contain_pandemics_The_COVID-19_experience

CONVERGE: The information in these modules is designed to accelerate the training of hazards and disaster researchers https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/training-modules

COVID-19: Strengthening business resilience through peer-to-peer support http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72399

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72400

The paradox of community involvement: rebuilding Minamisanriku https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-12-2019-0374/full/html

About three-quarters (74%) of public posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites https://www.journalism.org/2020/06/24/as-covid-19-emerged-in-u-s-facebook-posts-about-it-appeared-in-a-wide-range-of-public-pages-groups/

 

Psychology and disasters

The pandemic makes it clear: it’s time to finally address the mental health crisis in America https://www.businessinsider.com/pandemic-makes-clear-time-address-mental-health-america-us-2020-6?r=AU&IR=T

More Than 80% of Americans Say Nation’s Future is a Major Source of Stress https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/06/19/more-than-80-of-americans-say-nations-future-is-a-major-source-of-stress/157506.html

Nine years on, Fukushima’s mental health fallout lingers https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fukushima-evacuation-mental-health

 

Sociology and disasters

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342338128_Socio-spatial_inequalities_in_flood_resilience_Rainfall_flooding_in_the_city_of_Arnhem

Locals, New-locals, Non-locals: (Re)mapping people and food in post-disaster Ishinomaki, Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342354524_Locals_New-locals_Non-locals_Remapping_people_and_food_in_post-disaster_Ishinomaki_Japan

Reinventing the post-disaster cultural landscape of heritage tourism in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342367058_Reinventing_the_post-disaster_cultural_landscape_of_heritage_tourism_in_Kotagede_Yogyakarta_Indonesia

Transformation of social capital during and after a disaster event: the cases Chañaral and Diego de Almagro, Atacama Region, Chile https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342297248_Transformation_of_social_capital_during_and_after_a_disaster_event_the_cases_Chanaral_and_Diego_de_Almagro_Atacama_Region_Chile

The next disaster for Black communities https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/504279-the-next-disaster-for-black-communities

Disaster events motivate people to communicate online, create and reinforce their connections, and lead to a dynamic reticulation of the online social networks https://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/articles/10.1007/s41109-020-00271-5

Gender and age inequality in the face of disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/72228

Women’s group boosts resilience in the face of crisis http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72426

Multisystem Resilience for Children and Youth in Disaster: Reflections in the Context of COVID-19 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342443296_Multisystem_Resilience_for_Children_and_Youth_in_Disaster_Reflections_in_the_Context_of_COVID-19

Inequalities and identity processes in crises: Recommendations for facilitating safe response to the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342438631_Inequalities_and_identity_processes_in_crises_Recommendations_for_facilitating_safe_response_to_the_COVID-19_pandemic

Today in disaster resilience (19 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tornadoes touch down in southern Alberta, as floods and tennis ball-sized hail hit Calgary https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-thunderstorm-1.5611497

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-ankara-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Pakistan – at Least 7 Killed in Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-flash-floods-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-june-2020

France – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Corsica http://floodlist.com/europe/france-flash-floods-ajaccio-corsica-june-2020

Indonesia – Over 1,000 Homes Damaged by Floods in Gorontalo Province http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-over-1000-homes-damaged-by-floods-in-gorontalo-province

Mexico – Floods in Veracruz After Storm Dumps 221mm of Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-veracruz-june-2020

Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2020/06/15/flash-floods-leave-1-500-houses-damaged-or-destroyed-5-400-affected-in-gorontalo-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe storm leaves trail of damage, flooding across city, southern Alberta https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/severe-storm-leaves-trail-of-damage-flooding-across-city-southern-alberta

Nepal – Landslide in Parbat Leaves 8 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-landslide-parbat-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – Dozens of Homes Destroyed After Floods in Akwa Ibom http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-akwa-ibom-june-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit South Sulawesi http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-south-sulawesi-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – 3 Dead or Missing After Flash Floods Destroy a Bridge in Kwara State http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kwara-june-2020

Hungary and Czech Republic – 1 Dead, Dozens Evacuated After Storms Trigger Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/hungary-czech-storms-floods-june-2020

Côte d’Ivoire – Deadly Floods Hit Abidjan and South http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-abidjan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jun 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105524/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jun-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-Clevelan.html

Guatemala and Honduras – Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-honduras-floods-landslides-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

China – Deadly Floods and Mudslides in Sichuan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-sichuan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Wind Storms and Flash Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Economics of climate adaptation: Identifying cost-effective adaptation measures to climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72235

Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72267

Adapting to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72251

Financing for climate adaptation – an overview of current regimes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72221

Scaling local and community-based adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72263

Recurring floods in Eastern Africa amidst projections of frequent and extreme climatic events for the region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72274

Innovation in climate change adaptation: does it reach those who need it most? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72272

Island ‘drowning’ is not inevitable as sea levels rise http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72279

A journey into Antarctica: the unavoidable signs of global heating https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2020/jun/11/a-journey-into-antarctica-the-unavoidable-signs-of-global-heating?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/13/climate-worst-case-scenarios-clouds-scientists-global-heating

Ocean Wave Interactions with Sea Ice: A Reappraisal https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-fluid-010719-060301

Why Southern Ocean’s monster waves will get even bigger https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12339103

2020 likely to be the warmest year on record globally https://www.cbsnews.com/news/warmest-year-on-record-2020-likely/

Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72281

Tropical cyclone motion in a changing climate https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/17/eaaz7610.full

Free course: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact https://sdgacademy.org/course/climate-change-the-science-and-global-impact/

Research Roundup: Depicting Change Across Earth’s Frozen Places https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2020/06/15/research-roundup-depicting-change-across-earths-frozen-places/

Equity investors must pay more attention to climate change physical risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72321

Coordinating climate finance in Kenya: technical measures or political change? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72313

Adapting to the uncertain: a different climate strategy https://www-mottmac-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.mottmac.com/amp/views/adapting-to-the-uncertain-a-different-climate-strategy

Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/17/climate-crisis-alarm-at-record-breaking-heatwave-in-siberia

Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-cost-of-extreme-weather-due-to-climate-change-is-severely-underestimated

Climate change: Oil and gas sector ‘to halve emissions by 2030’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-53051850

Risk of massive wildfires continues to grow in California https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/risk-of-massive-wildfires-continues-to-grow

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72343

 

Disaster risk reduction

How has Taiwan kept its coronavirus infection rate so low? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72233

A new mindset for resilience in the face of concurrent climate and health risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72269

Mumbai launches flood early warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72273

New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria https://climate.anu.edu.au/research/research-stories/new-study-shows-wildfires-increasing-size-and-frequency-across-victoria

Thousands fled for their lives when two Michigan dams collapsed. More disasters are coming, experts say https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/thousands-fled-their-lives-when-two-michigan-dams-collapsed-more-n1230841

Financing increased for early warning systems in Small Island Developing States http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72305

The next once-a-century pandemic is coming sooner than you think – but COVID-19 can help us get ready http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72302

A model to predict flood loss in mountain areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72300

Atlas of global surface water dynamics http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72293

Implementation of property level flood risk adaptation (PLFRA) measures: choices and decisions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72282

Infiltration efficiency and subsurface water processes of a sustainable drainage system and consequences to flood management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72290

National earthquake research programme (UDAP) success stories http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72285

National platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDRR regional office for Europe and Central Asia overview http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72289

Australia had more supersized bushfires creating their own storms last summer than in previous 30 years https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/16/in-2019-20-australia-had-more-supersized-bushfires-creating-their-own-storms-pyrocumulonimbus-pyrocb-than-in-previous-30-years

Scientists find much earlier birth date for Earth’s tectonic plates https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300705&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1#.Xt0tXQj4Zj4.twitter

Taking a landslide’s temperature to avert catastrophe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72322

Spatial dependence of floods shaped by spatiotemporal variations in meteorological and land‐surface processes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020GL088000

How We Know a Volcano Is Restless in Remote Alaska https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/how-we-know-a-volcano-is-restless-in-remote-alaska

Disaster risk reduction in the Republic of Kiribati http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72340

 

Emergency management

How we evacuated millions from a cyclone during a pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72241

Capacity assessment of tsunami preparedness in the Indian Ocean http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72260

When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/05/smokejumpers-parachute-to-fight-wildfires-in-alaska-backcountry/

Emergency management ministers agree to review the national disaster recovery funding arrangements https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidlittleproud/Pages/Emergency-management-ministers-agree-to-review-the-National-disaster-recovery-funding-arrangements.aspx

Whakaari/White Island: Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 1, minor volcanic unrest continues https://www.geonet.org.nz/vabs/3k7E1gF9B9gyRbQK5SMBWT

COVID-19 could push 100 million people into extreme poverty, says World Bank https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/world-bank-coronavirus-covid19-extreme-poverty

Uganda wants people to leave flooded wetlands – and not come back http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72304

Partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation to create early insight into crises http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72216

California utility PG&E pleads guilty to 84 wildfire deaths https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53072946

This Is How Firefighters Are Preparing to Battle Wildfires During a Pandemic https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/06/this-is-how-firefighters-are-preparing-to-battle-wildfires-during-a-pandemic/

Smoke risk: Scientists warn forest fires could worsen coronavirus harm https://news.trust.org/item/20200617185133-am577/

When does response end and recovery begin? Exploring preparation and planning to support community’s resilient recovery  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72324

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prints (pre-photograph) that show Japan disasters https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/tokugawa/items/1.0222873#p0z-5r0F:

Revised hazard posters for Mt Ruapehu 2020 – 12 June 2020 https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Revised-hazard-posters-for-Mt-Ruapehu-2020-12-June-2020

Business preparedness: Calxa Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNV98x8mzbk&feature=youtu.be

What’s in a name: lessons from a Firewise USA site https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2020/06/12/whats-in-a-name-lessons-from-a-firewise-usa-site

Training module: Understanding disaster risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72287

Community engagement for COVID-19 infection prevention and control: A rapid review of the evidence http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72316

Be climate, environmental and natural hazard smart  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72311

Training module on cyclone risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72330

 

Psychology and disasters

Differentiation and Integration of Evacuees with Regard to Lifting the Evacuation Order Following the Nuclear Power Plant Accident: A Case Study of Naraha and Tomioka Towns, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328673544_Differentiation_and_Integration_of_Evacuees_with_Regard_to_Lifting_the_Evacuation_Order_Following_the_Nuclear_Power_Plant_Accident_A_Case_Study_of_Naraha_and_Tomioka_Towns_Futaba_District_Fukushima_Pr

A method for monetising the mental health costs of flooding http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72296

 

Sociology and disasters

Adaptive social protection: Building resilience to shocks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72268

The Philippines – Impact of early warning early action: Exploring the interplay between El Niño-induced drought, conflict and gender http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72266

Exploring network properties of social media interactions and activities during Hurricane Sandy https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342158107_Exploring_network_properties_of_social_media_interactions_and_activities_during_Hurricane_Sandy

Drivers and barriers of societal transformation in natural hazard management focusing on attempts to integrate multi-functional protection schemes in the context of flood and avalanche hazards http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72301

This case study makes the case for the effectiveness of early warning and the role of young people in flood preparedness in Jakarta, Indonesia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72308

Today in disaster resilience (12 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

A further significant failure at the site of the Alta quick clay landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/06/08/alta-quick-clay-landslide-3/

Czech Republic – Deadly Flash Floods in East http://floodlist.com/europe/czech-republic-flash-floods-olomouc-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

China – Thousand Affected by Floods in Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-hunan-jiangxi-guangxi-june-2020

USA – Storm Cristobal Brings Flooding Along Gulf Coast http://floodlist.com/america/usa/cristobal-floods-gulf-coast-june-2020

New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52961539

Flooding forcing some southeastern Manitoba residents to flee under mandatory evacuation order https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-flooding-stuartburn-1.5604305

China – Over 2 Million Affected as Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ghana – Floods Turn Deadly in Accra http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-accra-june-2020

Tremor at East Java’s Mount Ijen triggers isolated tsunami, killing one https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/06/02/tremor-at-east-javas-mount-ijen-triggers-isolated-tsunami-killing-one.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Jun 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105187/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Jun-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Semeru-Reventador-Sangay-Nevados-d.html

China floods: dozens killed and hundreds of thousands displaced https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/11/china-floods-dozens-killed-and-hundreds-of-thousands-displaced

China – Over 2 Million Affected as Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Finding solutions in nature for climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72086

Origin of interannual variability in global mean sea level https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/03/1922190117

New Jersey Becomes First State to Put the Climate Crisis in Its K-12 Curriculum https://www.ecowatch.com/new-jersey-schools-climate-science-curriculum-2646152515.html

Measuring farm households’ vulnerability and resilience to climate shocks now possible, new research shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72184

Traditional knowledge helps Indigenous people adapt to climate crisis, research shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72175

Gender lens essential to addressing linked climate change and security crises, urges joint UN report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72205

Protection of seagrasses key to building resilience to climate change, disasters – new UN report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72203

Loss and damage from natural disasters made worse by climate change https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/loss-and-damage-natural-disasters-made-worse-climate-change-1911685

Patterns in permafrost soils could help climate change models https://phys.org/news/2020-06-patterns-permafrost-soils-climate.html

Bangladesh leads climate-threatened nations in push for global action http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72230

Australia’s longest weather record reveals snow in surprising places https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/weather-record-reveals-more-snow-fewer-heatwaves/12339414

‘Surprisingly rapid’ rebound in carbon emissions post-lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/11/carbon-emissions-in-surprisingly-rapid-surge-post-lockdown

 

Disaster risk reduction

Japan’s Integration of All-Hazard Resilience and Covid-19 Countermeasures https://apjjf.org/2020/11/DeWit.html

India’s cyclone response saves lives. Climate resilient infrastructure will save livelihoods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72135

Disaster resilience scorecard assessment: Case studies and lessons learned from North Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72095

Repeated hurricanes reveal risks and opportunities for social-ecological resilience to flooding and water quality problems http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72132

Rush to Publish Risks Undermining COVID-19 Research https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/06/08/fast-pace-scientific-publishing-covid-comes-problems

Recurring Floods in Eastern Africa amidst Projections of Frequent and Extreme Climatic Events for the Region https://medium.com/@icpac/recurring-floods-in-eastern-africa-amidst-projections-of-frequent-and-extreme-climatic-events-for-30d20d0d6f76

What Are the Key Drivers Controlling the Quality of Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts? https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019WR026987

Bushfire royal commission looks to the past to show a troubling future https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-07/coronavirus-derailed-bushfire-attention-royal-commission-so-far/12326360

As Pakistan glacier melt surges, efforts to cut flood risk drag https://nationalpost.com/pmn/environment-pmn/as-pakistan-glacier-melt-surges-efforts-to-cut-flood-risk-drag

Is the world making progress against the pandemic? We built the chart to answer this question https://ourworldindata.org/epi-curve-covid-19

Q&A with A/Prof Phil Zylstra – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72163

Q&A with A/Prof Tina Bell – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72164

Q&A with Prof Mike Clarke – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72165

Full reservoirs as monsoon sets in: Why India should watch out for floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72177

Nepalese farmers have much to teach us about disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72180

Resilient Queensland 2018-2021: Delivering the Queensland strategy for disaster resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72179

Impacts of river engineering on river channel behaviour: Implications for managing downstream flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72186

Hydrology of debris-covered glaciers in High Mountain Asia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825220302580?dgcid=author

Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology Along the Pallatanga Fault, Central Andes of Ecuador https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.00193/full

Intergovernmental cooperation for hydrometry – what, why and how? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2020.1764569

Letting rivers run wild could reduce UK flooding – new research http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72191

A Pacific disaster prevention review http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72196

Review article: The spatial dimension in the assessment of urban socio-economic vulnerability related to geohazards http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72170

Standards on disaster risk management for hotels and resorts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72189

Queensland communities share in $16 million for resilient infrastructure https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/news/queensland-communities-share-16-million-resilient-infrastructure

Mapping COVID19 cases against earthquake risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72212

Let’s talk about disaster risk during COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72220

A trial using nature to reduce flood risk gets on its marks at the Leeds Brownlee Triathlon Centre https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/people/trial-use-nature-reduce-flood-risk-gets-its-marks-leeds-brownlee-triathlon-centre-2878555

Monte Cristo Earthquake fault still active with 6,500 aftershocks https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2020/monte-cristo-earthquake

Seismic waves reveal giant structures deep beneath Earth’s surface https://www.newscientist.com/article/2245939-seismic-waves-reveal-giant-structures-deep-beneath-earths-surface/?

 

Emergency management

Caribbean workshop on impact-based forecasting and risk scenario planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72158

Pre-monsoon preparedness – Coordinated actions during flood

http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72104

Displacement in paradise: Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72171

Bangladesh Has Saved Thousands of Lives From a Devastating Cyclone – Here’s How http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-cyclone-amphan-evacuations?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

COVID-19 and world refugee camps https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/worlds-refugee-camps-at-risk-for-major-covid-19-outbreak/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Modified usability framework for disaster apps: A qualitative thematic analysis of user reviews http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72152

Survey: Pretest of Contents – UNESCO’s ‘KNOW Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)’ Mobile Application http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72195

Three years of corporate broadcast news hurricane coverage failed to mention specific risks to marginalized communities https://www.mediamatters.org/broadcast-networks/three-years-corporate-broadcast-news-hurricane-coverage-failed-mention-specific

The importance of on-line educational activities on disaster risk management during COVID-19: On-line web based training activities of the new Turkish building earthquake code secured the uninterrupted continuation of capacity building of experts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72183

Summer bushfire smoke caused health problems in two-thirds of people living in parts of NSW https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/11/summer-bushfire-smoke-caused-health-problems-in-two-thirds-of-people-living-in-parts-of-nsw

 

Psychology and disasters

Trust and the communication of flood risks: comparing the roles of local governments, volunteers in emergency services, and neighbours http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72176

Timefulness: Thinking Like a Geologist with Professor Marcia Bjornerud https://soundcloud.com/bridging-the-gaps/timefulness-thinking-like-a-geologist-with-professor-marcia-bjornerud

 

Sociology and disasters

People with disabilities in the face of COVID-19 in the Americas and the Caribbean http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72129

Communities with large minority populations are among the most vulnerable in the U.S. to the effects of climate change https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063347205

Disasters and vulnerable groups: Insights for an inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72181

Flooding Disproportionately Harms Black Neighborhoods https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/flooding-disproportionately-harms-black-neighborhoods/

Social Capital and Disaster Resilience Nexus: A Study of Flash Flood Recovery in Jeddah City https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342011241_Social_Capital_and_Disaster_Resilience_Nexus_A_Study_of_Flash_Flood_Recovery_in_Jeddah_City

Population of top 10 counties for disasters: 81% minority https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063347205

Gender and age inequality of disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72229