Today in disaster resilience (18 September 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

The death toll from wildfires choking the west coast of the US continued https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/13/us-west-coast-choked-by-smoke-as-firefighters-tackle-deadly-wildfires?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A Siege of 80 Large, Uncontained Wildfires Sweeps the Hot, Dry West https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09092020/wildfires-american-west-climate

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan https://ewn.co.za/2020/09/11/200-killed-in-floods-across-africa

Tropical Storm Sally Is Heading North, Stalking New Orleanshttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-12/tropical-depression-to-bring-flooding-rains-across-gulf-coast

Nepal – Over 30 Dead or Missing After Floods and Landslides in Sindhupalchok http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-landslides-sindhupalchok-september-2020

Tunisia – Floods Leave 6 Dead After Days of Heavy Rainhttp://floodlist.com/africa/tunisia-floods-september-2020

DR Congo – 50 Feared Dead as Mine Collapses During Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-southkivu-mine-collapse-flood-september-2020

Ethiopia – 300,000 Displaced by Floods, Says UNhttp://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-update-september-2020

Hurricane Sally strengthens ‘rapidly’ as Gulf Coast braces, mandatory evacuations in Louisiana, Mississippi https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-sally-warning-gulf-coast-louisiana-mississippi-new-orleans-mandatory-evacuation-storm-surge

Mauritania – Deadly Floods in South and Easthttp://floodlist.com/africa/mauritania-floods-september-2020

1,000 Firefighters, 15 Aircraft Battle Wildfire in Portugal https://www.fireengineering.com/2020/09/14/493587/1000-firefighters-15-aircraft-battle-wildfire-in-portugal/

Death toll rises in US as wildfires continue in West Coast states https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54130785

Cape Verde – Deadly Flash Floods in Praia http://floodlist.com/africa/cape-verde-deadly-flash-floods-in-praia

Indonesia – at Least 4 Dead, 2,000 Displaced After Floods in 4 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-september-2020-kalimantan

Hurricane Sally nears U.S. Gulf Coast as residents brace for historic floods https://globalnews.ca/news/7337037/hurricane-sally-rain-floods/

Firefighters make progress in west coast blazes as smoke spreads across US https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/west-coast-fires-firefighters-oregon-washington-california?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Uganda – Deadly Flash Floods in Kampala http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kampala-september-2020

India – 1 Dead, 34,000 Affected After Fresh Floods in Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-assam-september-2020

Vietnam – 2 Dead After Severe Storms Cause Floods and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-hagiang-september-2020

Lightning strikes kill 42 people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2020/09/16/lightning-strikes-kill-42-people-in-bihar-and-uttar-pradesh-india/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flooding, Power Outages Spread as Hurricane Sally Batters Alabama, Florida https://weather.com/news/news/2020-09-15-hurricane-sally-mississippi-alabama-florida-louisiana-evacuations-impacts

India’s coronavirus cases pass 5 million as hospitals scramble for oxygen https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-16/india-coronavirus-case–pass-5-million/12670756

Guatemala – 25,000 Affected by Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-landslides-september-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in West Papua, Floods in Central Sulawesi and West Kalimantan http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-papua-september-2020

After the floods, assessing Hurricane Sally’s damage https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-sally-damage-idUSKBN268347

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Sep 2020: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Bezymianny https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/110108/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Sep-2020-Semeru-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Bezymianny-Nev.html

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Sally unleashes “catastrophic and life-threatening” flooding along Gulf Coast https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/hurricane-sally-flooding-gulf-coast-alabama-florida-one-dead-three-mile-bridge/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73538

UK: the record-breaking August 2020 heatwave http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73555

Climate insights 2020: natural disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73565

South Australia solar power reaches 94 pct of state demand on Sunday https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australia-solar-power-reaches-94-pct-of-state-demand-on-sunday-84513/

The Age Of The ‘Megafire’ Is Upon Us https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2020/09/11/the-age-of-the-megafire-is-upon-us/#2379c8379cab

Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people by 2050, report warns https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/10/world/climate-global-displacement-report-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html

Will Extreme Weather Keep Getting Worse? Scientists Say Yes https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2020-09-11-extreme-weather-climate-change-disasters-wildfires-flooding-hurricanes

A big chunk of Greenland’s ice cap breaks off as Arctic shifts to new climate regime https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/greenland-ice-cap-1.5723009

Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience Leaders https://www.wri.org/news/2020/09/release-consortium-launches-program-train-next-generation-city-climate-resilience

A warming California sets the stage for future floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73586

Slightest heat increase magnifies hurricane risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73591

South-South cooperation to tackle climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73598

Mapping the effectiveness of nature‐based solutions for climate change adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73559

Multiple benefits of DRR investment: UR Tanzania http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73584

UBC researchers launch vulnerability index to track potential health impacts of climate change https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-researchers-launch-vulnerability-index-to-track-potential-health-impacts-of-climate-change-1.5713920

The seawater carbon inventory at the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/09/08/2003197117

Wild weather this year shows growing impact of climate change, scientists say http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73607

We need to treat extreme events as connected, not as anomalies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73603

More Americans think climate change poses a long-term threat to society than COVID-19 – 55% versus 44% respectively https://www.climateweeknyc.org/new-research-more-americans-think-climate-change-poses-long-term-threat-society-covid-19

6 Graphics Explain the Climate Feedback Loop Fueling US Fires https://www.wri.org/blog/2020/us-fires-climate-emissions

Just One Name Left on the Hurricane List and It’s Only September https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Just-one-Name-is-left-on-the-Hurricane-list-and-its-only-September.html

New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73643

Disaster risk reduction

Learning from experience: Insights from China’s progress in disaster risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73536

UAE cultivates the first private sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) in the Arab Region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73507

A data-driven framework to address gender issues in managing flood risks: flood risk management support project for the city of Buenos Aires http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73546

Coastal development between opportunity and disaster risk: a multisectoral risk assessment for Vietnam http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73549

Flood risk management in Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73526

Reimagining resilience in a post pandemic world http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73553

Strengthening hydromet services, disaster preparedness and urban resilience in Honduras http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73545

Americans back tough limits on building in fire and flood zones http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73575

Guwahati gets an experimental flood warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73576

Flood risk and coastal assessment of the Tocumen river: prioritization of hybrid infrastructure for urban flood risk reduction in Panama http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73562

Why are landslides so deadly in Nepal? https://www.thethirdpole.net/ne/2020/09/14/why-are-landslides-so-deadly-in-nepal/

Modelling would predict where dangerous blazes could occur across Australia so firefighting planes and helicopters could be deployed in advance https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/15/philanthropic-foundation-dreams-of-extinguishing-all-bushfires-within-an-hour-with-high-tech-help

Localization and coalescence of seismicity before large earthquakes https://academic.oup.com/gji/article-abstract/223/1/561/5863945#.X1-4dUilmZM.twitter

Developing open-source technical business and scientific standards for climate physical risk projections of future repair and replacement costs of residential and commercial buildings and infrastructure in Australia https://www.cmsi.org.au/

FT Ministry ready to work with others to address KL flash floods https://www.astroawani.com/berita-malaysia/ft-ministry-ready-to-work-with-others-to-address-kl-flash-floods-259331

The Indian Government’s flood insurance packages can do better. This is how http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73593

Megafires: Climate change or land management? https://www.niskanencenter.org/megafires-climate-change-or-land-management/

Beyond 2D inventories: synoptic 3D landslide volume calculation from repeat LiDAR data https://esurf.copernicus.org/preprints/esurf-2020-73/

New homes, highways boost flood risk on Turkey’s northern coast http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73624

California wildfires: can insurance markets handle the risk? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73614

Effectiveness of flood early warning system to reduce economic loss at four communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73615

World risk report 2020 – focus: forced displacement and migration http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73612

Our land was taken. But we still hold the knowledge of how to stop mega-fires https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/16/california-wildfires-cultural-burns-indigenous-people

Disruptive resilience: an agenda for the new normal in cities of the global South http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73638

Investing in early fire detection could save $8 billionhttps://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/investing-in-early-fire-detection-could-save-8-billion

Flash flood indicators https://www.efas.eu/en/flash-flood-indicators

Emergency management

Made worse by tree loss, flooding forces migration in Afghanistan http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73535

US: In the line of fire http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73572

Pandemic preparedness panel slams collective failure to heed warnings http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73599

Covid-19: Fearing a second wave, the French government is relying on a local strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73601

Firefighters pushed to the limits as unprecedented infernos rage across US west coast https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/firefighters-pushed-to-the-limits-as-unprecedented-infernos-rage-across-us-west-coast

Who Gets the First COVID-19 Vaccines? The Answer is a Complex Tangle of Science and Ethics https://blog.ucsusa.org/taryn-mackinney/who-gets-the-first-covid-19-vaccines-the-answer-is-a-complex-tangle-of-science-and-ethics

On the Fire Line, Grueling Work and a Shared Purpose https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/15/climate/firefighting-techniques.html

The Scariest Part of These Fires Is What Happens Next https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-scariest-part-of-these-wildfires-in-california-washington-and-oregon-is-what-happens-next?ref=author

“We only have the one”: Mapping the prevalence of people with high body mass to aid regional emergency management planning in aotearoa New Zealand https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920313613?dgcid=author

Sudan pleads for aid to tackle devastating floods https://www.pulse.com.gh/news/world/sudan-pleads-for-aid-to-tackle-devastating-floods/n8826be

Australian Major Incidents Report 2019-20 published https://www.aidr.org.au/news/major-incidents-report-2019-20-published/

Interim observations from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/interim-observations-1

Schools get ready for bushfire season https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/latest-news/schools-get-ready-for-bushfire-season

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adaptive capacity as an educational goal to advance policy for integrating DRR into quality education for sustainable development http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73570

There’s actually a word for the climate change-induced despair you’ve been feeling https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-13/solastalgia-climate-change-induced-despair

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12665

What is a hurricane storm surge, and why is it so dangerous? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73628

Combination of school evacuation drill with tsunami inundation simulation: consensus-making between disaster experts and citizens on an evacuation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73610

National youth survey on climate change and disaster risk https://www.aidr.org.au/news/national-youth-survey-on-climate-change-and-disaster-risk/

Australia it’s time to get prepared for… Big Weather (and how to survive it) https://help.abc.net.au/hc/en-us/articles/360001880455-Australia-it-s-time-to-get-prepared-for-Big-Weather-and-how-to-survive-it-

Psychology and disasters

COVID-19 and patients with serious mental illness https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/227579/schizophrenia-other-psychotic-disorders/covid-19-and-patients-serious

Solastalgia and Californian wildfires https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/wildfires-california-2020-climate-change-effect-1059197/

For many families, the first disaster can be far from the last https://www.colorado.edu/today/2020/09/10/many-families-first-disaster-can-be-far-last

Exposure Outliers: Children, Mothers, and Cumulative Disaster Exposure in Louisiana https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol19/iss1/4/

Extreme rains lead to more rural farmer suicides than droughts: Study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73602

Is the climate crisis creating a mental health crisis? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73592

Bouncing Back During COVID-19 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202009/bouncing-back-during-covid-19

Sociology and disasters

Hurricanes and COVID-19 in Florida: Are counties prepared to protect hurricane-vulnerable populations? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73534

Addressing gendered and other inequalities will be central to COVID-19 recovery http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73556

Building trust within and across communities for health emergency preparedness http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73619

Latino, Black, Native American households suffer disproportionate financial strain amid pandemic https://abcnews.go.com/Business/minority-homes-bear-financial-strain-amid-covid-19/story?id=73025891

Women’s leadership in the Pacific: trailblazer opens world of disaster management to women http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73640 Guardians of the planet: Asia Pacific children and youth voices on climate crisis and disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73633

Today in disaster resilience (28 August 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Cameroon – Floods in Douala Leave Hundreds Displaced http://floodlist.com/africa/cameroon-floods-douala-august-2020

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Giresun Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-deadly-flash-floods-in-giresun-province

Tropical Storm Laura Kills at Least 8 People in Haiti, Dominican Republic; Over 1 Million Without Power https://weather.com/news/news/2020-08-22-tropical-storm-laura-puerto-rico-dominican-republic-cuba-haiti

In Texas, Louisiana, More Than Half a Million Ordered to Evacuate As Hurricane Laura Strengthens in the Gulf https://weather.com/news/news/2020-08-23-hurricane-marco-laura-louisiana-texas-mississippi-gulf-coast

9 Dead As Heavy Rains Create Flood-Like Situation In Gujarat https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/9-dead-1-900-shifted-as-heavy-rains-cause-flood-like-situation-in-gujarat-2284632

Kenya – 1,000 Families Displaced by Lake Turkana Floods, Warnings Issued for Turkwel Dam http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-lake-turkana-floods-turkwel-ldam-august-2020

Hurricane Laura, now Category 4, may bring ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge to Texas-Louisiana border https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-laura-expected-to-reach-category-4-strength-with-life-threatening-storm-surge-before-making-landfall

One killed as overnight rains cause flash floods in Rajouri, damage reported https://freepresskashmir.news/2020/08/26/one-killed-as-overnight-rains-cause-flash-floods-in-rajouri-damage-reported/

Two dams in Karachi overflow, at least 7 killed in weather-related incidents, Pakistan https://watchers.news/2020/08/26/karachi-pakistan-flood-august-25-2020/

Afghanistan flooding: Dozens dead, hundreds of homes destroyed https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/afghanistan-flooding-dozens-dead-hundreds-homes-destroyed-200826061120112.html

Storm Francis brings flood, damaging rainfall and record-breaking winds to UK and Ireland https://watchers.news/2020/08/26/storm-francis-august-2020/

Devastating storm causes millions worth of damage, prompts state of emergency in northern Italy https://watchers.news/2020/08/25/italy-storm-august-23-2020/

Floods across Devon and Cornwall after ‘biblical’ rainfall https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-53936684

Laura carves destructive path through Louisiana; 4 dead https://apnews.com/45ba32bafe5da34b5691544ecb3e5492

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Aug 2020: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador, Mauna Loa https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/109127/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Aug-2020-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-Mauna-Loa-Sanga.html

Provinces Flood Death Toll Reaches 122, Injuries 147 https://www.khaama.com/provinces-flood-death-toll-reaches-122-injuries-147-566768/

Kenya and Uganda – Thousands Displaced by Lake Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-uganda-lake-floods-august-2020

Niger – Capital Niamey Flooded as Niger River Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-niamey-floods-august-2020

Mexico – Rain From Storm Marco Triggers Floods in Southern States http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-tropical-storm-marco-floods-chiapas-august-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A cascade of COVID-19 and climate extremes call for new algorithms to protect at-risk communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73260

Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/23/earth-lost-28-trillion-tonnes-ice-30-years-global-warming

California Has Australian Problems Now https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/08/climate-change-has-led-to-extreme-wildfires-in-california.html

California and Colorado Fires May Be Part of a Climate-Driven Transformation of Wildfires Around the Globe https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22082020/california-colorado-wildfires-climate-change-global-transformation

The melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet could contribute half a metre of sea-level rise in the coming century https://www.imas.utas.edu.au/news/news-items/melting-antarctic-ice-sheet-could-bring-half-a-metre-of-sea-level-rise

The sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to a changing climate: Past, present and future https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019RG000663

Climate change and adaptation degree https://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-climate-science-and-adaptation

Local cooling provided by broad-leaved trees in Europe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73317

Mainstreaming gender within local government climate and disaster risk assessments http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73288

Storm Surge: The Science behind This Year’s Unusual Hurricane Season https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/storm-surge-the-science-behind-this-years-unusual-hurricane-season1/

Nation ‘woefully unprepared’ for climate change, business groups warn https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/nation-woefully-unprepared-for-climate-change-business-groups-warn-20200827-p55q0m.html

California’s new normal: How the climate crisis is fueling wildfires and changing life in the Golden State https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/24/weather/california-wildfires-climate-change/index.html

Antarctic Ice Shelves Vulnerable to Sudden Meltwater-Driven Fracturing, Says Study https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/08/26/antarctic-ice-shelves-vulnerable-sudden-meltwater-driven-fracturing-says-study/

Hurricane Laura and the California Fires Are Part of the Same Crisis https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/hurricane-laura-california-fires-both-tied-to-climate-change

Glacial cooling and climate sensitivity revisited https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2617-x

 

Disaster risk reduction

Faster than floods: How to prevent a double disaster in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73241

Fire probability in South American Protected Areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73259

Frontiers of water-related disaster management and the way forward http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73256

Why preparations for the next pandemic must begin now http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73279

California’s wildfires explained: How did they start – and is this normal? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73272

‘Next fire season is already upon us’: NSW to adopt all recommendations of bushfire inquiry report https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/25/next-fire-season-is-already-upon-us-nsw-to-adopt-all-recommendations-of-bushfire-inquiry-report

Landowners in fire-prone areas to be required to do hazard-reduction burns https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/landowners-in-fire-prone-areas-to-be-required-to-do-hazard-reduction-burns-20200824-p55or9.html

To be or not to be a ‘natural’ disaster: that is the question https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/nh/2020/08/17/natural-disasters-may-not-be-natural-anymore-the-language-dilemma/

Researchers create a contagion model to predict flooding in urban areas https://phys.org/news/2020-08-contagion-urban-areas.html

A Massive Earthquake Is Coming to Cascadia—And It Can’t Be Stopped https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pacific-northwest-prepares-for-massive-earthquake

Floodplains by Design partnership works across jurisdictions to lower disaster risks and restore ecosystems https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/08/17/washington-state-floodplain-manager-discusses-program-thats-helping-communities-environmenty

The UK government will immediately accept 12 recommendations from an independent review into responsibilities around surface water flooding  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-takes-action-to-manage-surface-water-flood-risk

Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment https://iftdss.firenet.gov/landing_page/pdfs/qwra_release_flyer_july2020.pdf

Major Real Estate Website Now Shows Flood Risk. Should They All? https://www.npr.org/2020/08/26/905551631/major-real-estate-website-now-shows-flood-risk-should-they-all

Disaster management models need adjusting: A case study in South Africa explains why http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73315

Extreme wildfires can create their own dangerous weather, including fire tornadoes – here’s how http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73316

The NSW bushfire inquiry found property loss is ‘inevitable’. We must stop building homes in such fire-prone areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73314

Technocracy, disaster risk reduction and development: A critique of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73287

Katrina 15 years later: Government still hasn’t learned https://www.nola.com/gambit/commentary/article_5cf96b94-e3bb-11ea-9b41-9b185638da33.html

 

Emergency management

Diversity and inclusion framework for emergency management policy and practice http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73252

Cities for a resilient recovery: International lessons on recovery from COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73253

Private sector experience in Japan: Supporting disaster preparedness for evacuations under COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73230

Heatwaves are an invisible killer – and the UK is woefully unprepared http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73265

Wildfires Rage In California As Fire Crews And Evacuees Grapple With COVID-19 Risks https://www.npr.org/2020/08/21/904552759/wildfires-rage-on-in-california-as-fire-crews-and-evacuees-grapple-with-covid-ri

Final report of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry https://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/assets/dpc-nsw-gov-au/publications/NSW-Bushfire-Inquiry-1630/Final-Report-of-the-NSW-Bushfire-Inquiry.pdf

A Comparative Study of International and Chinese Public Health Emergency Management from the Perspective of Mapping Knowledge Domains https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343839361_A_Comparative_Study_of_International_and_Chinese_Public_Health_Emergency_Management_from_the_Perspective_of_Mapping_Knowledge_Domains

Yes, it’s been raining a lot – but that doesn’t mean Australia’s drought has broken https://theconversation.com/yes-its-been-raining-a-lot-but-that-doesnt-mean-australias-drought-has-broken-144702

‘Disaster inside a disaster’: California wildfires and COVID-19 form twin crises https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/disaster-inside-disaster-california-wildfires-covid-19-form-twin-crises-n1238031

August 2020 edition of the newsletter of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) https://www.tiems.info/images/pdfs/TIEMS_2020_Newsletter_August_.pdf

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Resetting the way we teach science is vital for all our futures https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/science-education-reset-stem-technology

Cultural interventions through children’s literature and arts-based practices in times of disaster: A case study of reading mediators’ response to the Mexican earthquakes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73306

The Texas Flood Registry is a project that collects health, location, and exposure information from people affected by major storms https://floodregistry.rice.edu/faq

Community engagement for disaster resilience handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/media/7989/aidr_handbookcollection_communityengagementfordisasterresilience_2020.pdf

University of Hull researchers are using virtual reality technology to flood Hull during the time of poet Andrew Marvell – more than 400 years ago https://www.hull.ac.uk/work-with-us/more/media-centre/news/2020/vr-experience-of-flooding-in-andrew-marvells-hull

 

Psychology and disasters

Earthquakes, fear of failure, and wellbeing: An insight from Minangkabau entrepreneurship https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920313170

One of the most overlooked consequences of climate change? Our mental health https://www.dailyclimate.org/how-climate-change-affects-mental-health-2641491618.html

From climate-fueled storms to COVID-19, mounting catastrophes are sowing stress and trauma https://publicintegrity.org/environment/hidden-epidemics/disasters-mental-health-crisis-wildfire-hurricane-flood-climate-covid/

Unravelling the influence of human behaviour on reducing casualties during flood evacuation https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02626667.2020.1810254

 

Sociology and disasters

Communities together: A guide for resilient community center design in island communities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73254

Fire risk perpetuates poverty and fire use among Amazonian smallholders http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73215

How Social Ties Influence Hurricane Evacuation Behavior https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3274391

High-resolution human mobility data reveal race and wealth disparities in disaster evacuation patterns https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343877167_High-resolution_human_mobility_data_reveal_race_and_wealth_disparities_in_disaster_evacuation_patterns

Social Capital Encourages Disaster Evacuation: Evidence from a Cyclone in Bangladesh https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220388.2020.1806245

How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/24/climate/racism-redlining-cities-global-warming.html

Rural areas may suffer disproportionately in quakes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73313

Today in disaster resilience (21 August 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Record-breaking heat wave fueling wildfires in the West https://www.cbsnews.com/video/record-breaking-heat-wave-fueling-wildfires-in-the-west/

Several lives lost, tens of thousands affected by floods in Sudan https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/08/15/several-lives-lost-tens-of-thousands-affected-by-floods-in-sudan/

India – Deadly Flash Floods in Jaipur, Rajasthan http://floodlist.com/asia/india-flash-floods-jaipur-rajasthan-august-2020

More than 100,000 acres are now burning Colorado as fire near Fraser quickly grows https://coloradosun.com/2020/08/15/colorado-wildfires-10000-acres/

India – Floods in Telangana Prompt Evacuations and Rescues http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-telangana-august-2020.

Heavy Rain Hits Yangtze River Again, Inundating Cities and Leaving Many Homeless https://www.theepochtimes.com/heavy-rain-hits-yangtze-river-again-inundating-cities-and-leaving-many-homeless_3463355.html

India – Thousands Evacuate as Floods Affect Andhra Pradesh, Worsen in Telangana http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-andhra-pradesh-telangana-august-2020

Fast-moving fire in north-east NSW marks first big blaze of the season https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/fast-moving-fire-in-north-east-nsw-marks-first-big-blaze-of-the-season-20200819-p55nc2.html

California fires: Bay Area hit by blazes forcing thousands to evacuate https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53840437

Hundreds evacuated in B.C.’s Okanagan, wildfire service battles blazes https://ottawacitizen.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/cp-newsalert-wildfire-evacuation-ordered-near-okanagan-falls-b-c/wcm/16a83cad-658e-4b06-83db-09d64190da7f/

Sichuan activates the highest level of flood control response for the first time on record, China https://watchers.news/2020/08/19/sichuan-activates-the-highest-level-of-flood-control-response-for-the-first-time-on-record-china/

Sudan: Dozens dead, thousands of homes destroyed by floods https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/sudan-dozens-dead-thousands-homes-destroyed-floods-200816095143076.html

Bangladesh – 167,000 Families Still Displaced by Floods Says UN http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-update-august-2020

Nepal – 6 Dead, 11 Missing After Floods in Achham http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-achham-sudurpashchim-august-2020

Uganda – 1 Dead, 800 Homes Damaged After Floods in Bundibugyo http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-bundibugyo-floods-august-2020

Cameroon – Floods in Far North Leave Over 5,000 Homeless http://floodlist.com/africa/cameroon-floods-far-north-august-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Aug 2020: Etna volcano, Fuego, Kerinci, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/108668/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Aug-2020-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Kerinci-Reventador-Sinabung-Nevados.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sea-Level Rise Could Make Rivers More Likely to Jump Course http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73180

Typhoons Getting Stronger, Making Landfall More Often http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73179

Heatwaves often end with spectacular thunderstorms and lethal floods – but where and when they’ll strike is hard to predict http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73177

Is heavy rainfall the new norm? What caused the heavy rains in October – December 2019? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73167

Climate change projected to increase seasonal east African rainfall http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73155

Keeping it local: Activating the power of community for climate resilience in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73151

UK infrastructure inadequate for climate emergency, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/15/uk-infrastructure-inadequate-for-climate-emergency-experts-warn

‘Extreme’ glacier loss events linked to human-caused climate change for first time https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/glaciers-climate-change-environment-meting-climate-crisis

Will 2020 Be the Hottest Year on Record? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-2020-be-the-hottest-year-on-record/

We may have broken the Earth’s high-temperature record today https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2020/08/17/did-we-break-the-planetary-temperature-record-sunday-probably-so/

Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0001-2

Manila-Based Team Designs Floating Homes Capable of Adapting to Changing Ocean Conditions https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/architecture/floating-homes-for-flood-prone-areas

‘Extremely active’ hurricane season possible for Atlantic Basin http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73199

Lack of historical disaster data a thing of the past for Cambodia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73192

Some California cities think they’re safe from sea level rise. They’re not, new data show https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-08-17/sea-level-rise-flooding-inland-california

The world’s biggest waves: How climate change could trigger large landslides and ‘mega-tsunamis’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73207

The U.S. Needs to Address Its Climate Migration Problem https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-u-s-needs-to-address-its-climate-migration-problem/

The causes of sea-level rise since 1900 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2591-3#article-info

August brings fierce heat to Europe and storms to Atlantic https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/aug/19/august-heat-europe-atlantic-storms-weather-temperatures?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

How dangerous heat waves can kill http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73217

Climate risk and response in Asia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73223

Greenland’s ice sheet melted away at record levels in 2019, scientists fear it will continue https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-21/study-finds-greenlands-ice-sheet-saw-record-mass-loss-in-2019/12581428

National Farmers Federation calls for Australia to reduce net emissions to zero by 2050 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-20/farmers-back-zero-emissions/12576806

Climate stripes reusable face mask https://shop.teamelite.com.au/collections/amos/products/amos-reusable-face-mask

 

Disaster risk reduction

Benefit versus cost analysis and optimal cost effective mitigation strategies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73176

Earthquake mitigation of WA regional towns: York case study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73174

Flood risk in past and future: A case study for the Pawtuxet River’s record‐breaking March 2010 flood event http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73183

Integrating forecast based action in an existing early warning system: Learning the context http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73170

Rethinking data‐driven decision support in flood risk management for a big data age http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73168

Corps should include nature-based and equitable solutions to flooding in Miami https://amp.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article244947507.html

Six strategies for creating flood resilient environments https://www.dezeen.com/2020/08/17/retrofitting-for-flood-resilience-edward-barsley/

How much should we invest to prevent the next pandemic? https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/07/23/preventing-next-pandemic

New research will improve early warning of devastating megastorms http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73204

Rare ‘boomerang’ earthquake observed along Atlantic Ocean fault line http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73210

Mumbai floods every year during monsoon, but this year has been different http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73208

15 years after Katrina: Would we be prepared today? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73219

Beledweyne: Working paper on flood risk and urban resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73228

A New Tool for Tracking Amazon Fires https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147075/a-new-tool-for-tracking-amazon-fires

 

Emergency management

Learning lessons from resilience and peacebuilding programs in the Horn of Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73160

Victims of Storm Dennis floods can’t return to their homes six months on https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/victims-storm-dennis-floods-cant-18774764

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

The Local Economic Recovery (LER) Program aims to support projects that contribute to local and regional economic and social recovery in areas most severely impacted by the 2019 Queensland Bushfires https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/LER

In the midst of the global pandemic, Caribbean countries are preparing for the brunt of an Atlantic hurricane season that is more menacing than usual https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/hotspots-h2o-caribbean-prepares-for-hurricane-season-that-is-colliding-with-the-pandemic/

A man was rescued Monday by an Indian Air Force helicopter after being stuck in the middle of raging floodwater for 16 hours https://www.cbsnews.com/news/india-floods-bangladesh-deaths-millions-displaced-dramatic-rescue-caught-on-video-today-2020-08-17/

South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods https://apnews.com/30a85eb980f793210c776931df5d0c82

Australia (assisting state) disaster management reference handbook 2020 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73185

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Land and geospatial information, a cornerstone to improve community resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73159

Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-community-engagement/

By planning, preparing, and making your property more resistant and resilient, you can aim to reduce the impact of flooding to yourself and your property https://thefloodhub.co.uk/household/

Safe back to school: A practitioner’s guide http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73186

Launch of a quick risk estimation tool to help small businesses understand their risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73205

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73197

Young people want better disaster education after Black Summer fires https://www.smh.com.au/education/young-people-want-better-disaster-education-after-black-summer-fires-20200812-p55l28.html

 

Psychology and disasters

Personal account of Australian bushfires https://vimeo.com/copmi/review/367939158/a15bc5419e?sort=lastUserActionEventDate&direction=desc

Flood risk perceptions and coping capacities among the retired population, with implications for risk communication: A study of residents in a north Wales coastal town, UK https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920312954?dgcid=author

 

Sociology and disasters

Access to age-assistive technology: A resilience building measure for older people http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73178

Hazards, culture and indigenous communities: Socio-institutional modules for utilisation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73175

The (in)visible victims of disaster: Understanding the vulnerability of undocumented Latino/a and indigenous immigrants https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718520301925

Interplay between Social Support Tie Formations and Subjective Mental Health Conditions in a Community Currency System in Japanese Disaster-Affected Communities: Double-Edged Phenomena https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S221242092031311X

Amazon fires trap farmers into poverty – and into setting more fires http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73206

Urban Heatwaves Are Worse For Low-Income Neighborhoods https://www.forbes.com/sites/prakashdolsak/2020/08/14/urban-heatwaves-are-worse-for-low-income-neighborhoods/#3e0d47e19d50

To understand how disasters relate to conflict and peace, reframe the starting point http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73209

Five ways coronavirus is deepening global inequality http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73221

Identifying societal challenges in flood early warning systems https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920312966?via%3Dihub

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