Today in disaster resilience (10 February 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Feb 2017: Colima volcano, Dukono, Cleveland, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bogoslof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61482/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Feb-2017-Colima-volcano-Dukono-Cleveland-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bogoslof.html

Peru – Floods Affect 60,000 in Lambayeque, 1,800 Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/america/peru-floods-lambayeque-february-2017

Colombia – 25,000 Hit by Floods as 8 Rivers Overflow in Nariño http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-25000-hit-floods-8-rivers-overflow-narino

Zimbabwe – Floods in 4 Provinces Damage Crops and Houses, 7 Reported Dead in Gokwe http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-february-2017

Chile’s President Says Cataclysmic Wildfires Are Largely Under Control http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/06/513716665/chiles-president-says-cataclysmic-wildfires-are-largely-under-control?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Melbourne weather: Flash flooding, damaged buildings as Victoria pummelled with rain http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/melbourne-weather-flash-flooding-in-victoria-rain-bom-forecast/8243208

San Lorenzo River floods south of Felton http://www.ksbw.com/article/evacuations-underway-in-felton-grove-as-san-lorenzo-river-floods/8687139

South Australia, Adelaide heatwave: Heat to strike for rest of the week http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/adelaide-heatwave-heat-to-strike-for-rest-of-the-week/news-story/1dcdb7ac7c24df549994eb299e41da9c

Tornadoes in Louisiana https://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1995&MediaTypeID=1

Sydney flooding: More rain forecast as residents return to Marrickville apartment after evacuation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-07/flash-flooding-wreaks-havoc-in-sydney,-house-collapses/8247234

Southeastern US Tornadoes Leave Wreckage and Amazing Survival Stories http://edmdigest.com/news/tornadoes-survival-stories/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=tornadoes-survival-stories&utm_campaign=Blog%20-%20In%20CyberDefense%20-%20ST%20-%20AMU

Peru floods: 170 000 affected people, 1 105 destroyed houses https://watchers.news/2017/02/08/peru-floods-february-2017/

Severe weather update on heatwave across Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y51XCtIOXs&feature=youtu.be

Extreme heat brings health, fire and power cut warnings across south-eastern Australia https://www.theguardian.com/weather/2017/feb/10/extreme-heat-health-fire-power-cut-warnings-south-eastern-australia?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Australia on the move: how GPS keeps up with a continent in constant motion https://theconversation.com/australia-on-the-move-how-gps-keeps-up-with-a-continent-in-constant-motion-71883

Applying Resilience Thinking With Our Partners in Africa https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/applying-resilience-thinking-with-partners-africa/?utm_source=social%20media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_content=RF%20Blog

Demi Lovato reportedly has her house red tagged after a landslide in Hollywood http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/02/demi-lovato-reportedly-has-her-house-red-tagged-after-a-landslide-in-hollywood/

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched http://specificationonline.co.uk/articles/2017-02-03/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-is-launched

Latest Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter http://www.m2news.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20069&t=4f7101abaabeeb763d3eb7743a060a0b

A New Comprehensive Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism https://www.csis.org/features/turning-point

Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/02/06/natural-hazards-and-risk-reduction-in-the-modern-world/#.WJjXf4kV6oY.twitter

Californians Deprioritize Need for Earthquake Retrofitting and Insurance http://www.routefifty.com/2017/02/californians-deprioritize-need-earthquake-retrofitting-and-insurance/135166/?oref=RouteFiftyTCO

Small scale floating facilities as a bottom up approach to improving opportunities in ‘wet slums’ https://www.floatingcityapps.com/blog/

Canada Scores a C Minus for Flood Preparedness http://www.investmentreview.com/analysis-research/canada-scores-a-c-minus-for-flood-preparedness-7421

Recent trends in U.S. flood risk http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL071199/abstract

Wallaceburg is frequent flooding capital of Canada http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2017/02/05/wallaceburg-is-frequent-flooding-capital-of-canada

Human exposure and sensitivity to globally extreme wildfire events http://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-016-0058

Record Year for Controlled Burns by The Nature Conservancy http://wildfireinthewest.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/record-year-for-controlled-burns-by.html

We can learn a lot from disasters, and we now know some areas don’t recover https://theconversation.com/we-can-learn-a-lot-from-disasters-and-we-now-know-some-areas-dont-recover-71008

UK – Report Urges Government to End 7-Year Freeze of Flood Resilience Rules http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/uk-report-urges-government-end-7-year-freeze-flood-resilience-rules

Sunshine Coast bushfire a ‘warning shot’ of more to come: fire ecologist http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/sunshine-coast-bushfire-a-warning-shot-of-more-to-come-fire-ecologist-20170208-gu8c20.html?utm_content=bufferbc46d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now? http://www.popsci.com.au/science/medicine/exactly-how-bad-is-antibiotic-resistance-right-now,450053

Flash Flood Guidance System Improves Predictive Skills https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/flash-flood-guidance-system-improves-predictive-skills

New flood resilient demonstration home launched http://www.scottishhousingnews.com/13809/new-flood-resilient-demonstration-home-launched/#

Wildfire has ‘very, very different pattern’ of impacted areas http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/wildfire-different-pattern-impacted-areas-catiq-catastrophe-conference-speaker-1004108617/

Ancient landslide took a ‘massive bite’ out of Australia, say scientists http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0208/Ancient-landslide-took-a-massive-bite-out-of-Australia-say-scientists?cmpid=gigya-tw

Environment Agency highlights how one in six homes in England at risk of flooding while testing Wells flood gate http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/environment_agency_highlights_how_one_in_six_homes_in_england_at_risk_of_flooding_while_testing_wells_flood_gate_1_4883640?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

U.S. severe weather, flooding leads to billion-dollar cost for insurance industry in January http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/u-s-severe-weather-flooding-leads-billion-dollar-cost-insurance-industry-january-aon-benfield-1004108645/

Emergency management

Annual disaster statistical review 2015: the numbers and trends http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/51447?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

NASA researchers are closing in on technology that will pinpoint locations of first responders in structures http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Pointing-to-a-Safer-Future-for-First-Responders.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Too%20Many%20Amber%20Alerts&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Emergency Manager’s Weekly Report https://sites.google.com/site/emergencymanagersweeklyreport/home

The Ongoing Quest to Assess & Measure Preparedness https://www.domesticpreparedness.com/preparedness/the-ongoing-quest-to-assess-measure-preparedness/

2016: A historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in U.S. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2016-historic-year-billion-dollar-weather-and-climate-disasters-us

The 50th Anniversary of Operational Firebombing in Australia https://author.emv.vic.gov.au/news/the-50th-anniversary-of-operational-firebombing-in-australia

Washington’s 30-year earthquake drill for the ‘Big One’: Order studies. Ignore them. Repeat. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/washington-30-year-earthquake-drill-for-big-one-order-studies-ignore-them-repeat/

All Android phones in the world, from Gingerbread OS version onwards, now include Advanced Mobile Location (AML), an emergency call-based location solution http://www.eena.org/press-releases/aml-in-android#.WJoys9J97IU

Extreme weather: underprepared hospitals under pressure http://www.borderwatch.com.au/story/4451901/extreme-weather-has-hospitals-feeling-heat/?cs=2452

Speed or deliberation: a comparison of post-disaster recovery in Japan, Turkey, and Chile http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12219/epdf

Using Satellites to Size Up the Severity of Crop Fires in Northern India http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2017/02/08/the-crop-residue-fires-in-northern-india-were-the-most-severe-in-more-than-a-decade/?src=eorss-blogs&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

With his earthquake remark, PM has insulted the people of Uttarakhand: Congress http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/elections/assembly-elections/uttarakhand/news/with-his-earthquake-remark-pm-has-insulted-the-people-of-uttarakhand-congress/articleshow/57045022.cms

‘Mercy dash’ airlifts vital supplies to feed flooded remote WA Aboriginal community http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/mercy-dash-to-feed-remote-aboriginal-community-in-wa/8252086

Craig Fugate quietly leaves FEMA post http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/craig-fugate-quietly-leaves-fema-post/2312688

What we can learn from the UK’s 2015 /2016 extreme flooding? https://www.envirotech-online.com/article/water-wastewater/9/aquaread-limited/pwhat-we-can-learn-from-2015-2016rsquos-extreme-floodingp/2151

SEPA publishes plans to deliver flood warning service over next 5 years http://media.sepa.org.uk/media-releases/2017/sepa-publishes-plans-to-deliver-flood-warning-service-over-next-5-years/

Lessons to be learned from some of the worst winter floods in history http://social.selective.com/articles/lessons-learned-from-the-worst-wintertime-floods

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Black Tuesday anniversary prompts warning Tasmanian bushfire threat higher than ever http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-07/warning-hobart-bushfire-threat-higher-than-ever/8238362

First Cumbria Flood Expo hailed a success by visitors and exhibitors http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/06/first-cumbria-flood-expo-hailed-success-visitors-exhibitors/

Kids’ TV Is Ignoring Climate Change http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/02/science_tv_shows_for_kids_on_nickelodeon_disney_and_pbs_ignore_climate_change.html

Streaming Lava, Collapsing Cliffs and a Hawaii Volcano’s Spectacular Show https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/hawaii-lava-stream.html?action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

How to flood proof your home http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-4191228/Simple-tips-flood-proof-home-ahead-storms.html

Water professionals, companies and consultants to meet at UK’s largest flood event http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13506-water-professionals-companies-and-consultants-to-meet-at-uk%E2%80%99s-largest-flood-event

Real-time disaster data streams with up-to-the-minute overview of current hazards impacting the United States http://disastermap.net/

General Population Knowledge about Extreme Heat: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Lisbon and Madrid http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/2/122?utm_content=bufferc2fc6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Using virtual reality headsets to explain flood mitigation designs to local residents http://www.wsp-pb.com/en/WSP-UK/Who-we-are/Newsroom/News-releases1/Silent-page-container/How-Virtual-Reality-is-helping-the-fight-against-flooding/

What can we learn from studying people’s flood memories? And how do these memories relate to resilience? http://delta.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/delta_blog.html?&L=1&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=74&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=b24421b824db545bd3f096da301d50d2

You Are Traveling Into a Tornado Warning http://blog.wdtinc.com/you-are-traveling-into-a-tornado-warning

Collaborative project aims at educating the public on effects of global climate change https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/policyschool/2017/02/collaborative-project-aims-at-educating-the-public-on-effects-of-global-climate-change/

Annie Dillard on the Winter Solstice and How the Snowy Season Anneals Us to Life https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/12/21/annie-dillard-winter-solstice/

Make Your Own Paper Model of a Volcano https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1991/0115a/report.pdf

Sustainable Flood Memories   a blog about, for and with communities’ memories of the River Severn floods, UK https://floodmemories.wordpress.com/

Research into social-ecological flood resilience in Scotland http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/meeting-challenge-of-preparing-for-next-time-floods-hit-our-communities-1-4360018

Social Media and Emergency Management

Some on Twitter seem to be very excited for the first Indian earthquake of 2017 http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/earthquake-hits-north-india-twitterati-shake-things-up-on-social-media/

Facebook’s new Community Help feature will make it easier for disaster survivors to find and offer relief http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/facebook-community-help/

When people get news through social media, they re-share that news one out of four times http://www.journalism.org/2017/02/09/how-americans-encounter-recall-and-act-upon-digital-news/

Social Media Tools https://blog.thesocialms.com/Tools/

Disaster psychology

Washington Households’  Expected  Responses  to Lahar Threat From Mt. Rainier https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313243397_Washington_households%27_expected_responses_to_lahar_threat_from_Mt_Rainier

Social capital and disasters

Low levels of resilience amongst flood-exposed households associated with inequalities in social capital ties http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/51613

Key friendships vital for effective human social networks https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170208111616.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Advertisements

Today in disaster resilience (3 February 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Origin of deadly Chile forest fires remains unknown: president http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/29/c_136019208.htm

Military helps New Brunswick after devastating ice storm https://watchers.news/2017/01/30/new-brunswick-canada-ice-storm-january-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood death toll hits 91 in Thailand, four people still missing http://reliefweb.int/report/thailand/flood-death-toll-hits-91-four-people-still-missing

100,000 displaced due to floods in Caraga region, Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/01/30/caraga-philippines-flood-january-2017/

NASA Sees Fires Still Dotting U.S. Southeast https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/nasa-sees-fires-still-dotting-us-southeast

U.S. Increases Firefighting Aid To Chile As More Than 70 Blazes Rage http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/01/512865429/u-s-increases-firefighting-aid-to-chile-as-more-than-70-blazes-rage?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

Disaster risk reduction

Chile’s forest fires partly due to poor planning, say fire chiefs https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/29/chiles-forest-fires-poor-planning-fire-chiefs-monoculture-fire-breaks

When the heat is on, we need city-wide plans to keep cool https://theconversation.com/when-the-heat-is-on-we-need-city-wide-plans-to-keep-cool-70738

The best conditions for flooding http://www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk/the-best-conditions-for-flooding/

Increased Risk of Katla Eruption http://icelandreview.com/news/2017/01/30/increased-risk-katla-eruption

Surfing drone to monitor tsunamis on Japan’s newest island http://www.miragenews.com/surfing-drone-to-monitor-tsunamis-on-japans-newest-island/

Hydrologic and geomorphic changes resulting from episodic glacial lake outburst floods: Rio Colonia, Patagonia, Chile http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL071374/abstract?campaign=wolearlyview

Calls for Cumbria farmers to be compensated for flood schemes on their land http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/Calls-for-Cumbria-farmers-to-be-compensated-for-flood-schemes-on-their-land-8c1a162f-a7da-4e39-886d-f86cfa3a4a61-ds

Miami Beach to begin new $100 million flood prevention project in face of sea level rise http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article129284119.html

Humanity’s Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-41270-2

When spark meets sprawl: Building in wildlands increases fire risk https://www.revealnews.org/article/when-spark-meets-sprawl-building-in-wildlands-increases-fire-risk/

Australia’s deadly relationship with heat http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38805402

Experts warn that the flooding exacerbated by climate change will disproportionately impact low-lying, low-income communities http://e360.yale.edu/features/a-vulnerable-community-braces-for-the-impacts-of-sea-level-rise

Suncorp, the company where the price isn’t right on extreme weather http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/suncorp-the-company-where-the-price-isnt-right-on-extreme-weather-20170131-gu2rd4.html

WorldPop, open data for spatial demography http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata20174

Group calls for U.S. flood insurance revamp as program deadline nears http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-floods-insurance-idUSKBN15G4O2

Floodplains and flooding risk prevention http://medwet.org/2017/02/floodplains-and-flooding-risk-prevention/

Need to establish flood early warning and forecasting systems is a ground truth in all European countries http://www.imprex.eu/flood-early-warning-and-forecasting-across-europe

Understanding the sociology and politics around word ‘retreat’ http://sfpublicpress.org/news/2017-01/researchers-avoid-flood-zone-to-limit-sea-level-rise

Flooding and the Somerset Levels and Moors http://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/valuing-nature-somerset-levels-and-moors-future

The rush to build one million new homes in England by 2020 is set to increase flooding by overwhelming drains https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/02/rush-to-build-new-homes-will-increase-flooding-experts-warn

Emergency management

Flood evacuees can go forward with class-action suit against province http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/class-action-flooding-manitoba-1.3956363

Possible nuclear fuel find raises hopes of Fukushima plant breakthrough https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/31/possible-nuclear-fuel-find-fukushima-plant?CMP=twt_a-world_b-gdnworld

In a recent landslide on Chandigarh-Shimla highway, a car was crushed https://chandigarhmetro.com/yes-landslide-chandigarh-shimla-highway-horryfying-pictures/

Identify and assess the water quality risks from extreme events http://www.waterra.stfi.re/project-details/158?sf=lgavwno&utm_content=buffered896&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#aa

Nearly $1 billion in losses claimed in Sevier Co. wildfires http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Nearly-1-billion-in-losses-claimed-in-Sevier-Co-wildfires-412187933.html

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-32-01

Flood, Move, Repeat: A Generational Story http://wwno.org/post/flood-move-repeat-generational-story

Report a Flooded Property app for UK emergency responders https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2017/02/report-flooded-property-app-emergency-responders/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_source=Twitter

New portable weather stations will improve fire intelligence http://www.environment.act.gov.au/home/latest_news/new-portable-weather-stations-will-improve-fire-intelligence

Elbow Park School reopens after four-year flood recovery project http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/elbow-park-school-reopens-after-four-year-flood-recovery-project

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ISeeChange app enables people to document their experiences with extreme heat, flooding, climate http://therealtimereport.com/2017/01/29/iseechange-and-nasa-launch-citizen-science-app/

Development and testing of a community flood resilience measurement tool http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/77/2017/nhess-17-77-2017.pdf

Home Sellers Should Disclose Flood History and Risk to Buyers http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/01/17/home-sellers-should-disclose-flood-history-and-risk-to-buyers

Artist Teams Up with NASA on Climate Education http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/01/artist-teams-up-with-nasa-on-climate-education/?utm_content=bufferba60d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What is the difference between a tsunami and a tidal wave? https://www2.usgs.gov/faq/categories/9755/3141_home

Have a scientific passion? Become a citizen scientist https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/have-a-scientific-passion-become-a-citizen-scientist/2017/01/27/647e8a22-dcc9-11e6-918c-99ede3c8cafa_story.html?utm_term=.fe256f470f25

Total fire bans explained for city dwellers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-30/total-fire-bans-explained-for-city-dwellers/8220210

Coastal and Waterfront Smart Growth Guide https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/smart-growth.html

Hurricane Season: Here’s What to Expect http://www.livescience.com/57671-hurricane-season.html

Stroll Through the Story of GIS https://www.gislounge.com/stroll-through-the-story-of-gis/

Victims of 1953 floods remembered on anniversary with flowers at Felixstowe http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/gallery_victims_of_1953_floods_remembered_on_anniversary_with_flowers_at_felixstowe_1_4870896?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

How does a seismic station work? http://www.usarray.org/public/about/how

Province asks public for input on emergency flood channel http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/lake-st-martin-emergency-outlet-channel-input-1.3957680

Campaigners opposed to the design of Cork city’s massive flood defence scheme are planning a human chain protest to highlight their fears http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/human-chain-protest-to-highlight-fears-over-cork-citys-quay-flood-defences-441503.html

Introducing Zilient: A global resilience network https://www.zilient.org/?utm_content=bufferbb5c8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A 100-year flood means a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year —not a flood only once in a century https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/nyregion/a-guide-to-flood-resistant-building-terms.html?_r=0

Landscape Photographer Jeff McPheeters Captures the Majestic Fury of Storms on the Great Plains http://www.shutterbug.com/content/landscape-photographer-jeff-mcpheeters-captures-majestic-fury-storms-great-plains#155OgA9y28r2vyT4.97

Safe Evacuation of Schools – Can Everyone Get Out https://evaculife.com.au/blog/safe_eveacuation_of_schools_can_everyone_get_out

Web mapping app for updating and sharing the current status of businesses in flooded areas http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/fall-2016/crowdsourced-open-for-business-app-supports-flood-response

Social Media and Emergency Management

Digital in 2017 overview http://wearesocial.com/uk/blog/2017/01/digital-in-2017-global-overview

Social media competence is a critical communication tool for academics https://hbr.org/2016/06/how-academics-and-researchers-can-get-more-out-of-social-media

York Floods Report: lack of an official message on social media added to the confusion http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15042108.York_flood_inquiry__Sirens_proposed___Better_response_needed_next_time___See_the_complete_report_here/

24% of US social media users lack any confidence in these sites to protect their data http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/01/26/americans-and-cybersecurity/

Using social media to identify the network of climate influencers http://www.onalytica.com/blog/posts/cities4climate-power-influencer-engagement/

Tweets with hashtags clearly get more engagement than tweets without hashtags. One or two hashtags are optimum https://blog.thesocialms.com/twitter-statistics-you-cant-ignore/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Map visualises the climate change conversation on Twitter in 2016 https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter-in-2016

“Authentic and timely stories” aligned with Facebook’s wider efforts to combat the spread of fake news http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/facebook-updates-news-feed-algorithm-focus-authentic-and-timely-content

89% of newspaper reading is still in newsprint, with just 7% via mobile devices and 4% on PCs https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2017/jan/31/wouldnt-you-just-know-it-editors-are-better-than-algorithms?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Disaster psychology

Bourke Street Mall incident – Community anger and understanding tragedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xRpU90_p20&feature=youtu.be

UK mental health study finds impacts of flooding are large, prolonged and extend beyond just those whose homes are flooded http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-4000-2

Fires Across Tasmania, One Year On http://www.oliviahickey.com/blog/2017/1/31/fires-across-tasmania-one-year-on

 

Today in disaster resilience (27 January 2017)

Please find a list of links to the latest disaster resilience news …

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Jan 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Dukono, Reventador, Soufriere https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61255/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Jan-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Dukono-Reventador-Soufriere.html

Iran high-rise collapse kills 30 firefighters, injures 75 others https://www.ems1.com/fatal-incidents/articles/184971048-Iran-high-rise-collapse-kills-30-firefighters-injures-75-others/

Inside the deadly tornado outbreak that struck the South https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/01/23/inside-the-deadly-tornado-outbreak-that-struck-the-south/?utm_term=.6a0254ac5fa5

Papua New Guinea Earthquake: Did the M=7.9 shock trigger a distant M=5.6? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-did-the-m7-9-quake-trigger-a-distant-m5-6-shock-2230/

Fires Blaze in Chile http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89496&src=twitter-nh

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Jan 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Colima, Popocatépetl, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61266/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Jan-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Colima-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sa.html

US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi http://www.jokpeme.com/2017/01/us-storms-kill-18-people-in-georgia-and.html

Summer flooding rain and snow lashes New Zealand http://www.skymetweather.com/content/global-news/summer-flooding-rain-and-snow-lashes-new-zealand/

Widespread flooding, mudslides, evacuations as biggest storm in years batters California http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-new-storm-california-floods-muslides-snow-20170121-story.html

Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead https://watchers.news/2017/01/17/flood-philippines-january-2017/

Tahiti flooding: Thousands left without power after heavy rain shuts down airport, forces evacuations http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-23/residents-evacuated-airport-closed-and-power-cut-off-in-tahiti/8205000

Chile Facing ‘Greatest Forest Disaster in Our History’ as Wildfires Rage https://www.wunderground.com/news/chile-wildfires-prompt-state-of-emergency?__prclt=BWumaLqN

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2017: Colima volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Erta Ale, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61298/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2017-Colima-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Erta-Ale-Sinabung-Sab.html

Mozambique: Casualties from bad weather rise to 44 http://clubofmozambique.com/news/casualties-bad-weather-rise-44-says-government-mozambique/

At Least 4 Reported Dead in California Storms http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/southern-california-pounded-intense-storm-flooding-44979378

Flood in Pahang worsens, number of victims nationwide increases http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2142641

Severe coastal flooding hits northern Cuba https://watchers.news/2017/01/25/severe-coastal-flooding-cuba-january-2017/

Disaster risk reduction

Flood Elevation Plan Sparks Concerns about Housing Affordability http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/compliance-regulation/flood-elevation-plan-sparks-concerns-about-housing-affordability-1095026-1.html

Are global crises making our cities better? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/10/architecture/global-crises-improving-public-spaces/index.html

Testing the use of viscous remanent magnetisation to date flood events http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2015.00001/full

Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns http://www.geologypage.com/2017/01/caves-central-china-show-history-natural-flood-patterns.html

Multi-peril flood model for Vietnam http://www.jbarisk.com/vietnam

Northern Australia beset by floods but Indigenous groups warn of fire risk https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/25/northern-australia-beset-by-floods-but-indigenous-groups-warn-of-fire-risk?CMP=share_btn_tw

Opinion: Indigenous and Western science work together to make water-first decisions http://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-indigenous-and-western-science-work-together-to-make-water-first-decisions

Who are the men who say they can predict earthquakes? http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/national-news/88269767/Who-are-the-men-who-say-they-can-predict-earthquakes/

Honey, I shrunk Everest: Scientists to test if Nepal earthquake reduced height of tallest peak https://www.rt.com/viral/374960-everest-science-nepal-india/

Re/insurance saves up to four times its equivalent in emergency response https://www.reinsurancene.ws/reinsurance-saves-four-times-equivalent-emergency-response-un/

Assessing disaster risk in Europe and Central Asia – what did we learn? http://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/assessing-disaster-risk-europe-and-central-asia-what-did-we-learn?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Simple actions to help protect homes in England from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38721486

Mekong Delta shifts strategy, takes advantage of benefits of flooding http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/171432/mekong-delta-shifts-strategy–takes-advantage-of-benefits-of-flooding.html

A report into severe flooding in York in December 2015 has called for better warning systems to be put in place https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/12456/york_flood_inquiry_main_report

Homes built on floodplains – needs must be balanced by risk http://geosmartinfo.co.uk/homes-built-on-flood-plains-needs-must-be-balanced-by-risk/

Living Planet Report 2016 http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/lpr_living_planet_report_2016.pdf

Scientists think we’re closer to self-destruction than we have been since the 1950s https://qz.com/895423/doomsday-clock-is-set-to-2-5-minutes-to-midnight-scitenists-blame-trump-putin-nuclear-war-and-global-warming-as-major-threats-to-humanity/?utm_campaign=Contact+Quiboat+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=quiboat

Halting tsunamis by using deep-ocean sound waves to rob them of their amplitude and height http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/deep-ocean-sound-wave-tsunami/

ISciences Global Water Monitor & Forecast January, 2017 http://www.isciences.com/blog/2017/1/13/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-january-2017

‘Farmland deserves to be protected from flooding’ http://www.nfuonline.com/assets/92430

Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/nyregion/resilient-design-american-copper-buildings-weather-flooding.html?_r=0

Emergency management

Internal poll for Public Safety reveals lack of awareness among Canadians about flood compensation http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/flood-insurance-basement-disaster-compensation-goodale-feltmate-1.3941023

Placing Pacific women at the forefront of disaster planning and response http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/1/feature-pacific-women-disaster-planning-and-response

Preparing for week after huge earthquake https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/preparing-week-after-huge-earthquake

Dubai Launches Floating Fire/Civil Defense Center http://www.emsworld.com/news/12297531/dubai-launches-floating-fire-civil-defense-center

Review of fatal Twisp fire calls for more training, possible change to policy on protecting rural homes http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/22/review-of-fatal-twisp-fire-calls-for-more-training/

Fort McMurray wildfire: Study pegs cost of lost buildings, income and environmental damage at $8.9B http://globalnews.ca/news/3187254/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-study-pegs-cost-of-lost-buildings-income-and-environmental-damage-at-9-5b/

How Ho-Hum Was the Western Pacific Typhoon Season? http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/How-Ho-Hum-Was-the-Western-Pacific-Typhoon-Season-/

The mission of the project was to evaluate the response of a large-scale emergency http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Local-state-agencies-participate-in-planned-mock-disaster-Monday.html?utm_content=bufferb7ca6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A man has been charged over allegedly starting a blaze that burned out more than 30 hectares of land in the New South Wales Hunter Valley near Kurri Kurri http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-24/man-arrested-over-out-of-control-fire-in-nsw-hunter-valley/8207098

Firefighting resources to be cut to make $2 million in savings http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/firefighting-resources-to-be-cut-to-make-2-million-in-savings-20170125-gtycob.html

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/01/26/%E2%80%9Cpeople%E2%80%99s-science%E2%80%9D-how-west-african-communities-fought-ebola-epidemic-and-won

The Making of Emergency Management as a Profession http://www.govtech.com/em/training/The-Making-of-a-Profession.html?utm_content=buffer09f7e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Volcanic sonic boom – What, why and how? http://www.volcanicsapphire.com/2017/01/volcanic-sonic-boom-what-why-and-how/

‘Floods and Freezes’ exhibition at Spelthorne Museum showcases fascinating photos from 1947 to 2014 http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/floods-freezes-exhibition-spelthorne-museum-12468170

Lifelong learning is really the only option http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/01/10-reasons-why-lifelong-learning-is-the-only-option/

Fire safety programs and outreach http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/ottawa-fire-services/fire-safety-programs-and-outreach

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/twentieth-anniversary-of-dandenong-ranges-fire.html

2 free articles from February issue of EARTH! http://www.americangeosciences.org/geotimes/2-free-articles-february-issue-earth-mondaymotivation

Real-time earthquake map http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Fire season prompts biosecurity warning http://www.lbn.org.au/2017/01/23/fire-season-prompts-biosecurity-warning/?platform=hootsuite

New issue of Lithosphere online http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/9/1.toc?etoc

Eastenders bus crash: a realistic portrayal of a disaster? https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/eastenders-bus-crash-a-realistic-portrayal-of-a-disaster/

Unusual Sources of Tsunamis – From Krakatoa to Monterey Bay https://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

“Be Prepared” – In The Home http://www.whatcomready.org/be-prepared-in-the-home/

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atmospheric-rivers-california-megaflood-lessons-from-forgotten-catastrophe/

Use this online service to find out how likely it is that a place in England could flood in the future https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/

This dynamic earth: a teaching companion https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-139/This_Dynamic_Planet-Teaching_Companion_Packet.pdf

Tips On Protecting Pets From Flooding http://www.foundanimals.org/tips-protecting-pets-flooding/

Disaster psychology

The trauma of the Granville train disaster – Forty years of missing John http://www.nurseuncut.com.au/the-trauma-of-the-granville-train-disaster/

One disaster response aspect that often gets overlooked: emotional recovery https://redcrosschat.org/2017/01/23/disaster-happens-next/?utm_source=arctwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=disaster

How Being Part of a Crowd Can Change You For the Better http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/how-being-part-of-a-crowd-can-change-you-for-the-better.html?mid=twitter-share-scienceofus

Social capital and disasters

You and your neighbors can help each other more in a crisis than the government http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/the-secret-to-surviving-a-disaster-could-start-next-door/74653

Today in disaster resilience (20 January 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Freak storm brings ‘twister’, flash flooding to Queensland http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/freak-storm-brings-twister-flash-flooding-to-queensland/news-story/5a5954348d48c0c8a085ad9396f303a7?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=News.com.au&utm_medium=Twitter

‘The worst isn’t over’: Thai south still inundated as flood death toll hits 40 https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/01/worst-isnt-thai-south-still-inundated-flood-death-toll-hits-40/

Mudslides, Flooding Reported in Southern California as New Levee Failure Fears Arise in Sacramento County https://weather.com/news/weather/news/atmospheric-river-california-impacts

Will this week’s floods be like 1996? http://koin.com/2017/01/16/will-this-weeks-floods-be-like-1996/

#FloodPH: Areas in Cagayan de Oro where forced evacuation is ordered http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/158562-list-areas-cagayan-de-oro-preemptive-evacuation-enforced-flooding

Earthquake rocks Tennant Creek http://www.ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/earthquake-rocks-tennant-creek/news-story/632f661d5c820d86ef34507bafc5074b

In early January 2017 two winter storms brought extreme weather to many parts of Europe http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Images/ImageLibrary/DAT_3334205.html

German Baltic coast hit by storm surge flooding http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38516687

Snowy central Italy hit by four earthquakes felt in Rome http://news.sky.com/story/strong-earthquake-felt-in-rome-and-central-italy-region-10733082

NSW bushfires: Hunter Valley fires which left homes ablaze being treated as ‘very suspicious’ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-18/homes-ablaze-as-firefighters-tackle-hunter-valley-bushfires/8191438

2 killed, others feared dead after avalanche buries Italian hotel http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/19/europe/italy-avalanche-earthquake-deaths/index.html

Earthquake triggers deadly avalanche in Italy http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/earthquake-triggers-deadly-avalanche-in-italy-2211/

Death toll from California’s winter storms continues to rise http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-rain-season-deaths-20170117-story.html

Disaster risk reduction

Mismatched Flood Control System Compounds Water Woes in Southern Bangladesh https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2017/01/mismatched-flood-control-system-compounds-water-woes-southern-bangladesh/

The Challenge of Timely, Responsive and Rigorous Ethics Review of Disaster Research http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0157142

Global Platform host Mexico is icon of risk management http://www.unisdr.org/archive/51521

Uzbekistan moves towards proactive approach to Disaster Risk Management http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51504

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to be urban https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/the-10-fastest-growing-megacities-in-the-world/

Mount Rainier to get new digital-warning system for massive mudflows http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/mount-rainier-to-get-new-digital-warning-system-for-massive-mudflows/

What’s Keeping Those Freeway Interchanges Up In An Earthquake? http://laist.com/2017/01/16/caltrans_retrofitting_program.php

Using Archives of Past Floods to Estimate Future Flood Hazards https://eos.org/meeting-reports/using-archives-of-past-floods-to-estimate-future-flood-hazards

NASA study finds a relationship between wildfire and drought https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2017/01/12/nasa-study-finds-a-relationship-between-wildfire-and-drought

Surrey’s local flood risk management strategy https://www.surreysays.co.uk/ceo-communications/surrey-s-local-flood-risk-management-strategy/

Future shock – the failure to learn from the 2015 earthquake in Nepal http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/01/16/future-shock/

Heatwaves hit the most disadvantaged Australians the hardest http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/30/3974586.htm

Flood mitigation under EPCOR could lead to higher utility rates in Edmonton: report http://globalnews.ca/news/3179370/flood-mitigation-under-epcor-could-lead-to-higher-utility-rates-in-edmonton-report/

Tectonic summaries of magnitude 7 and greater earthquakes from 2000 to 2015 https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20161192

Understanding geomorphic response to hydrological events: filling the data gaps http://www.centa.org.uk/themes/dynamic-earth/lb2/

Urban resilience is the ability of a city to survive, adapt, and grow http://action.100resilientcities.org/page/content/catalyzing-the-urban-resilience-market/#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMid1PWI%3D/

Floodplains can’t do their job any more http://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13279-climate-change-impact-of-land-management-on-flood-risk-ignored-for-too-long

Flood most damaging peril of 2016, causing nearly one-third of $210bn global economic losses http://aon.mediaroom.com/2017-01-17-Flood-most-damaging-peril-of-2016-causing-nearly-one-third-of-210bn-global-economic-losses-according-to-Aon-catastrophe-report

Fraud, cyber, and security incidents are now the ‘new normal’ for companies across the world http://www.continuitycentral.com/index.php/news/erm-news/1702-report-reviews-risk-incident-trends

Building resilience to cyclones and drought in Myanmar includes promoting and encouraging gender equality https://plan-uk.org/standing-up-for-equal-pay-empowering-women-through-our-disaster-resilience-work

From Flood Control to Water Management: A Journey of Bangladesh towards Integrated Water Resources Management http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/1/55

State of Utah will pay the costs of catastrophic fires in exchange for local governments implementing prevention, preparedness and mitigation actions

https://fireadaptednetwork.org/key-principles-behind-utahs-new-wildfire-policy-municipalities-risk-distribution/

2017 Global Infectious Diseases Threats to the United States http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/2016/12/22/2017-global-infectious-diseases-threats-to-the-united-states/

Chicago’s New Sensor-Based Stormwater Management System http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/how-a-smart-city-tackles-rainfall-956

Emergency management

Are we ready for disaster? http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2017/01/14/are-we-ready-for-disaster/

Volunteer fire department struggles reflect larger problem https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/160918018-Volunteer-fire-department-struggles-reflect-larger-problem/

Ontario firefighters’ battle over volunteer work heads to union trial http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-firefighters-battle-over-volunteer-work-heads-to-trial/article33630944/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

US disasters by the numbers http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/disaster-stats-by-the-numbers.html?utm_content=bufferc36aa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Visually impaired experiences of earthquakes highlight gaps in disaster preparedness http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/national/88048003/Visually-impaired-experiences-of-earthquakes-highlight-gaps-in-disaster-preparedness

Quantitative Comparison Between Crowd Models for Evacuation Planning and Evaluation https://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.0366v2.pdf

Financial impact of Fort McMurray wildfire reaches $9.5 billion: study http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/financial-impact-of-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-reaches-9-5-billion-study-1.3245055?hootPostID=b71f0ac1a593d166bfc0cb30c227d2bd

Japan nearly doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to $188 billion http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tepco-fukushima-costs-idUSKBN13Y047

Drones can spark bushfires and hinder aerial support, DFES warns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-17/firefighters-warn-drones-could-interfere-with-water-bombing/8188224

Chilean Gov’t to Indemnize Affected People by Tsunami http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8163&SEO=chilean-govt-to-indemnize-affected-people-by-tsunami

Mayor welcomes record business confidence despite earthquakes http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/272959

NCAR Ensemble Forecasts http://ensemble.ucar.edu/

Chile’s M=7.7 earthquake Christmas gift: A ferocious start, but it fizzled http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/chiles-m7-7-earthquake-christmas-gift-a-ferocious-start-but-it-fizzled-2162/

Sevier County wildfire losses near $1 billion http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2017/01/18/sevier-county-fires-spark-insurance-claims-842m-well-above-500m-estimate/96727112/

High-reliability organizing and the language of wildland fire managers http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08941920.2015.1014590?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Hunter Valley bushfire survivor describes how a ‘fireball’ threatened his home during emergency situation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-19/hunter-valley-bushfire-survivor-describes-seeing-a-fireball/8194400

Flood disasters more than double across Europe in 35 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/flood-disasters-more-than-double-across-europe-in-35-years

Disaster education, communications and engagement

47% of American homes and 31% of Australians rely solely on mobile phones http://www.canberratimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-long-inexorable-decline-of-the-landline-in-australia-20161221-gtfjsp.html

Nepal marks 19th Earthquake Safety Day amid growing fears of quake http://www.myrepublica.com/news/13155

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD) http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/watch-the-destruction-of-pompeii-by-mount-vesuvius-re-created-with-computer-animation-79-ad.html

Weather: Beaufort scale http://linkis.com/www.youtube.com/EewaX

In the Age of Resilience https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/in-the-age-of-resilience/?utm_source=social%20media&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_content=RF%20Blog

First mathematical model that accurately reproduces the patterns that innovations follow https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603366/mathematical-model-reveals-the-patterns-of-how-innovations-arise/?utm_content=buffer5b999&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Engaging Communities In New Hampshire To Strengthen Resilience https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/stories/newfields.html?utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=Northeast17&utm_medium=SocialMedia

NASA Earth Science Data: Yours to Use, Fully and Without Restrictions https://earthdata.nasa.gov/nasa-data-policy

The Importance of Storytelling in Science http://blogs.plos.org/ecology/2016/12/30/the-importance-of-storytelling-in-science/#.WGw607_rjDA.twitter

Turn Around Don’t Drown http://tadd.weather.gov/

New Climate Change Learning Modules on Health and Cities Now Available Online! http://www.uncclearn.org/news/new-climate-change-learning-modules-health-and-cities-now-available-online

Social media and emergency management

Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38631847

Virtual reality is going to be a key topic of discussion in social media circles in 2017 http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/facebook-conducts-new-research-benefits-social-virtual-reality

School fires web co-ordinator for correcting a student’s bad grammar on Twitter http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/school-fires-web-coordinator-for-correcting-a-students-bad-grammar-on-twitter/news-story/d3afc91c3ac2e2e849ac29117928f7b4

Digital immortality enabled by social networking sites http://discoversociety.org/2017/01/03/shadows-of-the-dead-social-media-and-our-changing-relationship-with-the-departed/?utm_content=buffer5b16f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tweets with one or two hashtags get more attention than tweets with less or more hashtags https://blog.thesocialms.com/truth-hashtags-when-where-how-many/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Social Media: Strategy and Design Tips for Success https://designschool.canva.com/blog/social-media-for-nonprofits/?utm_content=bufferfd44d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Could Facebook save your life in a disaster? https://www.wired.com/2016/11/facebook-disaster-response/

Measuring the Best Times to Post on Social Media http://sproutsocial.com/insights/best-times-to-post-on-social-media/

“We mostly use emojis like gestures, as a way of enhancing emotional expressions” http://psychcentral.com/news/2017/01/18/emojis-and-emoticons-help-explain-personality/115283.html?li_source=LI&li_medium=hot-topics&utm_content=buffer48e68&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster psychology

Natural disasters can bring out the best in human beings https://hipgive.org/what-powerful-lessons-can-we-learn-from-natural-disasters/

PTSD symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among firefighters http://www.journalofpsychiatricresearch.com/article/S0022-3956(16)30295-3/abstract

 

Today in disaster resilience (13 January 2017)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Jan 2017: Fuego volcano, Colima, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60975/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Jan-2017-Fuego-volcano-Colima-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado-d.html

‘Worst Rainfall in 30 Years’: Thailand Flooding Hits 700,000 People, Leaves 21 Dead https://www.wunderground.com/news/deadly-flooding-thailand-halts-rubber-production?__prclt=s8n5NGaG

Evacuations begin as Northern California storm moves in http://www.sacbee.com/news/weather/article125210414.html

After years of drought, California faces devastating floods https://thinkprogress.org/after-years-of-drought-california-faces-devastating-floods-73370a7ad9aa#.chiq5lqxv

Upper Swan bushfire contained, but threat remains to homes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-09/wa-bushfire-downgraded-as-blaze-contained/8169258

Flooding leaves 50 dead, up to 20 missing in southern Congo http://www.omaha.com/news/world/flooding-leaves-dead-up-to-missing-in-southern-congo/article_44036f8a-f4f9-5faf-b8da-fc158d50ced6.html

Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa https://watchers.news/2017/01/10/flood-limpopo-south-africa-january-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Freezing Danube river, Venice lagoon, Lake Balaton in the ongoing arctic blast http://www.severe-weather.eu/recent-events/freezing-danube-river-venice-lagoon-lake-balaton-in-the-ongoing-arctic-blast/

Volcan, Argentina: massive mudflows cause major disruption http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/01/12/volcan-1/

Extraordinary storms blitz West with 100-plus inches of snow, flooding rains http://mashable.com/2017/01/11/west-storms-100-inches-snow-flooding/#JNv34B4qMaq9

Heavy snowfall, deadly flash flooding hits Turkey https://watchers.news/2016/12/30/snow-flood-mersin-turkey-december-2016/

Disaster risk reduction

Yale study confirms gun violence is contagious http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Yale-study-confirms-gun-violence-is-contagious-10834544.php

As floods become more frequent around the globe, scientists work to pinpoint what puts certain regions at risk https://eos.org/research-spotlights/tracking-trends-in-u-s-flood-risk#.WGvO-k8GD-0.twitter

Global natural catastrophe losses highest in four years https://www.munichre.com/us/property-casualty/press-news/press-releases/2016/natcat-2017/index.html

Drones help communities map flood risk in Dar es Salaam slums http://news.trust.org/item/20170104070454-rd34w/

Bushfire-ravaged towns should not be rebuilt, planning expert warns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-06/bushfire-ravaged-towns-should-not-be-rebuilt-expert-warns/8166178

Dangerous Victorian power lines to be buried to prevent bushfires http://www.governmentnews.com.au/2014/03/dangerous-victorian-power-lines-buried-prevent-bushfires/

Coastal flooding may force thousands of homes in Louisiana to be elevated or bought out http://thelensnola.org/2017/01/03/latest-coastal-restoration-plan-says-thousands-of-homes-may-have-to-be-elevated-or-bought-out/

Lessons in Resilience from 2016 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lessons-resilience-from-2016-satyamoorthy-kabilan

“We want to see an end to all inappropriate development in areas of high-flood risk.“ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/environment/hundreds-homes-built-year-despite-flood-risk-objections/

How Flood Risk in U.S. Is Changing: Increasing in North, Decreasing in South http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2016/12/30/436930.htm

Temblor adds faults for 50 countries http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/temblor-adds-faults-for-50-countries-2084/

Istanbul’s biggest threat doesn’t come from terrorists https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/08/istanbuls-biggest-threat-doesnt-come-from-terrorists/?utm_term=.daef00305a22

The Somerset Levels and Moors Flood Action Plan http://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/valuing-nature-somerset-levels-and-moors-future

Old floods show Brisbane’s next big wet might be closer than we think http://theconversation.stfi.re/old-floods-show-brisbanes-next-big-wet-might-be-closer-than-we-think-70392?sf=eoazpvr#aa

Improving understanding, prediction and management of extreme flood events in the Lockyer Valley and broader SEQ region http://www.thebigflood.com.au/index.html

Inconvenient, apocalyptic, or somewhere in between? Why we shouldn’t be complacent about volcanic eruptions http://reliefweb.int/report/world/inconvenient-apocalyptic-or-somewhere-between-why-we-shouldn-t-be-complacent-about

Latest edition of the Natural Hazards Observer https://hazards.colorado.edu/natural-hazards-observer

Wigan’s ‘Radical’ Flood Solution http://www.engineeringnaturesway.co.uk/bestpractice/wigans-radical-flood-solution/

Nepal’s mystery mountain floods https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/01/10/nepals-mystery-mountain-floods/

The Global Risks Report 2017 https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2017

Diverse forms of nature within Kampala can be harnessed to reduce flood risk http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/03/01/urban-nature-that-reduces-risk-in-kampala/

A validated tropical-extratropical flood hazard assessment for New York Harbor http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JC011679/full

Stationarity of major flood frequencies and heights on the Ba River, Fiji, over a 122-year record https://riskfrontiers.com/stationarity-of-major-flood-frequencies-and-heights-on-the-ba-river-fiji-over-a-122-year-record/

Geomorphology workshop identifies ways of improving flood water management in Cumbria http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/01/11/geomorphology-workshop-identifies-ways-improving-flood-water-management-cumbria/

Flood dynamics in urbanised landscapes: 100 years of climate and humans’ interaction http://www.nature.com/articles/srep40527

Emergency management

Firefighting blamed for ‘megafires’ ravaging US forests http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37171390

Mount Rainier to get new digital-warning system for massive mudflows http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/mount-rainier-to-get-new-digital-warning-system-for-massive-mudflows/

A year and 17 days after Storm Desmond the last flooded shop in Glenridding has reopened http://www.cwherald.com/a/stories/flood-hit-village-now-fully-back-in-business.466671.html

OCHA 2016 A Year in review http://www.unocha.org/2016_year_in_review/

Environment Agency chooses CGI for 3-year contract to design and deliver England’s new Future Flood Forecasting System http://finance.yahoo.com/news/environment-agency-chooses-cgi-3-123000188.html

People evacuating in a disaster derive the greatest benefit from overall cooperation https://arxiv.org/pdf/1701.01236v1.pdf

Analysis of the Crowd Evacuation Modeling Approaches for the Case of Urban Underground Spaces http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705816341170

Probabilistic model for safe evacuation under the effect of uncertain factors in fire http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753516306543

Integrating aftershock forecasting into humanitarian decision-making: lessons from the April 2015 Nepal earthquake http://odihpn.org/blog/integrating-aftershock-forecasting-into-humanitarian-decision-making-lessons-from-the-april-2015-nepal-earthquake/

Age-related differences in decision-making for digital escape route signage under strenuous emergency conditions of tilted passenger ships http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003687016301983

Six floodwater rescues in north Queensland http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-10/flooding-far-north-queensland-six-swift-water-rescues/8172136

Brazil court extends deadline for Samarco to pay dam spill guarantee http://www.reuters.com/article/us-samarco-miner-payment-idUSKBN14V2LR?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

Trump’s big FEMA decision https://news.vice.com/story/trump-may-want-to-study-how-obama-made-fema-great-again

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Good popular science writing matters more than ever http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/01/05/communicating-real-science-time-fake-news/

Adequate preparation for heatwave is essential, especially for people at high risk http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/plan-for-an-emergency/heatwave/

Environmental journalists have a new beat: Coping with climate disaster https://www.poynter.org/2017/environmental-journalists-have-a-new-beat-coping-with-climate-disaster/444025/

Beyond Stop Disasters 2.0: an agenda for exploring the contribution of video games to learning about disasters http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17477891.2016.1275502?journalCode=tenh20

A Business Guide to Flood Resilience http://www.knowyourfloodrisk.co.uk/sites/default/files/FloodGuide_ForBusinesses.pdf

What is the Coastline Change: Historical Data app? http://coastalresilience.org/project/coastline-change-historical-data/

What is the Coastline Change: Future Scenarios app? http://coastalresilience.org/project/coastline-change-future-scenarios/

ODPEM Embarks on Earthquake Awareness Campaign http://jis.gov.jm/odpem-embarks-earthquake-awareness-campaign/

Rotterdam residents are more aware of present-day heat waves, but more alarmed by future flooding https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/07/24/what-do-rotterdammers-want-in-green-infrastructure-we-asked-them/?utm_content=buffer114af&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

STEM Uses “Zombie Apocalypse” To Teach Students About Emergency Management https://wabi.tv/2017/01/07/stem-uses-zombie-apocalypse-to-teach-students-about-emergency-management/

California’s Amazing Geology http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2016/12/21/california-geology-don-prothero-text-book-review/#.WHaUwxIdpz0.twitter

5 simple (but often forgotten) ways to prepare for the bushfire season https://www.ajg.com.au/news/prepare-for-the-bushfire-season

Coastal Flooding, Climate Adaptation and Community Engagement in the City of Surrey, Canada https://www.weadapt.org/placemarks/maps/view/26201

Social media and emergency management

Social Media Was an Unused Resource in Gatlinburg Fire Disaster http://www.emsworld.com/news/12290490/social-media-was-an-unused-resource-in-gatlinburg-fire-disaster

Integrating Social Media and Crowdsourced Information for Early Warning https://gi-science.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/e2mc-project-integration-of-social.html

Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/22/facebook-princeton-researchers-infectious-disease

 

Social capital and disasters

Creating Community Resilience Through Elder-Led Physical and Social Infrastructure https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/37/

Trust deficit: Japanese communities and the challenge of rebuilding Tohoku http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09555803.2016.1227350?src=recsys&journalCode=rjfo20

Today in disaster resilience (9 December 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Death Toll Rises to 14 in Gatlinburg; Residents Get First Look at Wildfire Devastation https://www.wunderground.com/news/tennessee-gatlinburg-sevier-fires-death-toll?__prclt=ncnQaac1

Popocatepetl volcanic update http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=341090

Intense thunderstorm hits Sydney, New South Wales https://watchers.news/2016/12/05/sydney-storm-december-5-2016/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Floods in South Leave 11 Dead and 350,000 Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-south-december-2016

Vietnam – Deadly Floods Strike Central Region for Third Time in 8 Weeks http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-deadly-floods-december-2016

Spain – Torrential Rain and Floods Leave 2 Dead http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-costa-del-sol-december-2016

Koh Phangan Island declared as disaster zone after heavy rain http://kohphangannews.org/high-alert/koh-phangan-island-declared-disaster-zone-heavy-rain-3382.html

One dead after Mt Warning campers struck by lightning, rescue operation underway http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-06/mt-warning-death-campers-struck-by-lightning-nsw-police/8095280

Heavy flooding in Thailand kills 14, inundates tourist isles http://news.trust.org/item/20161206053115-ixp3w/

Indonesia earthquake: frantic rescue efforts as at least 97 people killed in Aceh province http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/07/earthquake-rocks-indonesias-aceh-province-several-dead/

6.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Trinidad & Tobago, But No Tsunami Worry http://www.caribbean360.com/news/trinidad_tobago_news/6-2-magnitude-quake-rocks-trinidad-no-tsunami-alert-issued

Solomon Islands rocked by magnitude-7.8 quake, widespread tsunami warning issued across Pacific http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-09/solomon-islands-rocked-by-powerful-earthquake/8105686

Disaster risk reduction

ABR Explorer: the missing link in disaster management http://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/abr-explorer-disaster-management

Building transport resilience for the inevitable future disasters http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87053620/building-transport-resilience-for-the-inevitable-future-disasters

Earthquake-prone list not the be-all and end-all http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87106445/earthquakeprone-list-not-the-beall-and-endall

An earthquake worse than the ‘Big One’? Shattered New Zealand city shows danger of Seattle’s fault http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/earthquake-worse-than-big-one-ruined-new-zealand-city-christchurch-shows-danger-seattle-fault/?utm_content=buffer1a809&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_tw_m

Nigeria managed flood better in 2016 leading to less deaths, destruction – NEMA http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/217043-nigeria-managed-flood-better-2016-leading-less-deaths-destruction-nema.html

Bushfire disaster looms for Tasmania as conditions likened to 1967 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/bushfire-disaster-looms-for-tasmania-as-conditions-likened-to-1967/news-story/51c42fdba58f714e567216419aecd886

Let’s build the infrastructure that no hurricane can erase https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/let-s-build-infrastructure-no-hurricane-can-erase?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

Lough Neagh: Winter flooding report urges review of water levels http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-38209870

Environment Canterbury welcomes Government earthquake legislation http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87024359/environment-canterbury-welcomes-government-earthquake-legislation

CIDCO´s tidal-water drainage system averted flooding in monsoon http://india.smartcitiescouncil.com/article/cidco%C2%B4s-tidal-water-drainage-system-averted-flooding-monsoon

Copenhagen water project wins Nordic cities award http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/copenhagen-water-project-wins-nordic-cities-award/

Coastal Resilience mapping portal http://maps.coastalresilience.org/network/

Flood prediction improvement is possible! http://www.kn-i.com/blog/2016/01/flood-prediction/

Using environmental tracers to test the effectiveness of Natural Flood Management techniques https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=79481

£530m: The Hidden Economic Cost of Groundwater Flooding Revealed http://esi-consulting.co.uk/530m-hidden-economic-cost-groundwater-flooding-revealed/

Flexible modelling of extreme events https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=80653

Half surface water in some countries has been lost since 1980s https://www.newscientist.com/article/2115509-half-surface-water-in-some-countries-has-been-lost-since-1980s/

Providing flood hazard mapping and probabilistic flood risk assessment to support international governments http://www.ambiental.co.uk/flood-risk-modelling-for-the-state-of-santa-catarina-in-brazil/

Flood risk in Africa: an insurable peril https://www.cover.co.za/flood-risk-africa-insurable-peril/

Tsunami Risk to UK Higher Than Anticipated https://www.tidetimes.co.uk/news/tsunami-risk-to-uk-higher-than-anticipated/

Most U.K. coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms http://phys.org/news/2016-12-uk-coastal-moderate-extreme-storms.html

Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK https://21stcenturychallenges.org/policy-network/policy-seminars/past-events/achieving-sustainable-flood-risk-management-in-the-uk-8th-november/

Report finds NSW and ACT annual bushfire costs projected to more than double by 2050 due to climate change http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/nsw-act-bushfires-report-2016

Spatial and temporal analysis of extreme sea level and storm surge events around the coastline of the UK http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2016107

A Changing Climate: Water, Flooding and Historic Buildings https://heritagecalling.com/2016/12/07/a-changing-climate-water-flooding-and-historic-buildings/

Emergency management

State launches fire disaster mapping http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2016/12/02/state-launches-fire-disaster-mapping/94838412/

Virginia Flood Damage from Matthew Costliest Since Isabel, Officials Say http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2016/12/02/433824.htm

How New Mini-Satellites Could Impact Hurricane Forecasts http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/How-New-Mini-Satellites-Could-Impact-Hurricane-Forecasts.html

Storm Desmond: Hundreds unable to go home one year on http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-38194698

We’ve repaired and prepared – a year after storms caused devastating floods https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/05/weve-repaired-and-prepared-a-year-after-storms-caused-devastating-floods/

The Winter Floods of 2015/2016 in the UK http://www.ceh.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2015-2016%20Winter%20Floods%20report%20Low%20Res.pdf

A utility threshold model of herding–panic behavior in evacuation under emergencies based on complex network theory http://sim.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/11/28/0037549716678659.abstract

Here’s why computer models 10 days into the future cannot be trusted https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/06/heres-why-computer-models-ten-days-into-the-future-cannot-be-trusted/?utm_term=.a0fc6d526224

Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/06/504572603/supreme-court-upholds-hurricane-katrina-fraud-verdict-against-state-farm

BoatUS Estimates Hurricane Matthew Damage to Recreational Boats at $110M http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2016/12/06/275392.htm

Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in Wildland Fire Management Must be Addressed http://myemail.constantcontact.com/AFE-Releases-Position-Paper-on-Sexual-Harassment—Gender-Discrimination.html?soid=1104469772907&aid=hvuJZr4AW6k

Louisiana in line for $1.243B more in federal flood relief funding http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_daf5803c-bbec-11e6-ba4b-737b4b0e2789.html

Opportunity knocks: Realising the potential of partnerships in the Nepal earthquake response http://reliefweb.int/report/nepal/opportunity-knocks-realising-potential-partnerships-nepal-earthquake-response

Sea spray studied to improve hurricane intensity forecasting https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161206111417.htm

Tennessee and Israel wildfires, New Zealand quake among expensive catastrophes in November: Aon Benfield http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/tennessee-israel-wildfires-new-zealand-quake-among-expensive-catastrophes-november-aon-benfield-1004105221/

Flood Response Using Earth Observation Data and Products https://eos.org/meeting-reports/flood-response-using-earth-observation-data-and-products

Gender & shelter: Good programming guidelines http://insights.careinternational.org.uk/publications/gender-shelter-good-programming-guidelines

New storm shelters ready in Birmingham before tornado season http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/12/3_birmingham_storm_shelters_to.html

Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters http://phys.org/news/2016-12-bushfire-fingertips-fighters.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

And then the sea came back http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soundproof/and-then-the-sea-came-back/8082192

Be Bushfire Ready http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_bushfire/be_bushfire_ready.jsp

Lifelong learning in active ageing discourse: its conserving effect on wellbeing, health and vulnerability https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and-society/article/lifelong-learning-in-active-ageing-discourse-its-conserving-effect-on-wellbeing-health-and-vulnerability/11AFC1CEF86DE712513A97FC9FDF2D63

Are you prepared for fire? http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/are-you-prepared-for-fire.html

At tsunami summit, high school students commit to curb risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/51166

Get Some Credits! Conserving Land to Reduce Flood Risk and Save Money https://geozoneblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/get-some-credits/

Zombie pedagogies: the problems with using the undead in public pedagogies for emergencies http://roar.uel.ac.uk/5236/

Engagement matters: tools for disaster resilient communities https://www.aidr.org.au/events/aidr-events/engagement-matters-tools-disaster-resilient-communities/

How to make a flood plan http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/how-to-make-a-flood-plan/

GeoScience Videos: A Quarter of a Million Views Later https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2016/12/06/geoscience-videos-a-quarter-of-a-million-views-later/

Climate Resilience Means Meaningfully Engaging Vulnerable Communities in Urban Planning Processes http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/12/07/climate-resilience-means-meaningfully-engaging-vulnerable-communities-urban-planning-processes/?utm_content=buffer3e08e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Watch 15 Years Of Earthquakes Rock The Planet http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/earthquake-animation-noaa-pacific-tsunami_us_58420f7ce4b0c68e0480f908?utm_content=buffer14dc9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The causes of Earth’s transition are human and social so involve social scientists in defining the Anthropocene http://www.nature.com/news/involve-social-scientists-in-defining-the-anthropocene-1.21090

How to include animals in your emergency plan http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/emergency-planning-animals.php

Study Offers Coastal Communities Better Way To Prepare For Devastating Storms https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161129114430.htm

 

Enabling Stakeholder Involvement in Coastal Disaster Resilience Planning http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12737/epdf

Social media and emergency management

There are 6 phases during a crisis on Twitter as shown in the Brussels attacks http://eena.org/download.asp?item_id=215

Twitter has become a popular social media platform for discussing climate change http://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter

During the tsunami warning that hit Japan in November 2016, the top issue facing disaster response teams was having to manage the impact of social media trolls http://www.getsignal.info/blog/2016/11/30/9-ways-civil-defence-combats-trolls-during-a-tsunami

Social media training for emergency managers http://whotv.com/2016/12/07/iowa-governmental-agencies-learn-social-media-strategy-to-improve-communication/

Facebook features like GIFs for comments, offline communications and shared photo albums are likely soon http://www.computerworld.com/article/3147740/social-media/zuckerberg-shows-off-upcoming-facebook-features.html

Psychology and disasters

Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South https://apnews.com/98a40a494ba941569a1ccb9d4a0c6227/Experts-warn-of-mental-health-woes-as-wildfires-ravage-South?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Research is showing that firefighter behavioral health problems are more long-term than single-event occurrences https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/147994018-Why-firefighter-PTSD-is-like-hypertension/

Family that fled Hurricane Matthew struggles with life in Charlotte http://www.wbtv.com/story/33942931/family-that-fled-hurricane-matthew-struggles-with-life-in-charlotte

Social capital and disasters

Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation http://climatescience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228620-e-342

Today in disaster resilience (2 December 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Nov 2016: Colima volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sabancaya, Copahue https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60116/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Nov-2016-Colima-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sabancaya-Copah.html

Qatar hit by widespread flooding http://conceptnewscentral.com/index.php/2016/11/27/qatar-hit-widespread-flooding/

Italy – Floods Ease in North, 2 Missing After Storm in Sicily http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-ease-north-2-missing-storm-sicily

Less than two hours rainfall causes major flooding in Lagos http://wuzupnaija.com/2016/11/28/less-than-two-hours-rainfall-causes-major-flooding-in-lagos-see-photos-and-video/

Drought and high winds fuel ‘apocalyptic’ wildfire http://mashable.com/2016/11/29/wildfire-apocalypse-gatlinburg-tennessee/?utm_cid=hp-h-1#nKCBw3wsDqqI

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Nov 2016: Popocatépetl volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabanca https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60187/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-Nov-2016-Popocatepetl-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabanca.html

Greece – Floods in Central and Western Areas Leave 1 Dead http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-zakynthos-november-2016

Chapecoense air crash: Leaked tape shows plane ‘ran out of fuel’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38160713

Wildfire death toll rises to 7 http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2016/11/30/gatlinburg-assesses-wildfire-damage/94665376/

Saudi Arabia deserts covered in snow, followed by deadly floods https://watchers.news/2016/11/30/snow-flood-saudi-arabia-november-2016/

Floods strike western Turkey after downpours https://www.sott.net/article/335215-Floods-strike-western-Turkey-after-downpours

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Dec 2016: Popocatépetl volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Sabancaya, Langila, Copahue https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/60232/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Dec-2016-Popocatepetl-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sabancaya-Langila-Copah.html

Twisters Cause Fatalities and Damage across Several States http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2016/12/twisters-cause-fatalities-and-damage-across-several-states.html?utm_content=buffer81a45&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Disaster risk reduction

First major upgrade to the Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines in 30 years http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/first-major-upgrade-to-the-australian-rainfall-and-runoff-guidelines-in-30-years?utm_source=2016-promotion&utm_medium=sliderbanner&utm_content=guidelines-revised-button&utm_campaign=ARR

Extreme weather events can be modelled as “independent” by global reinsurers, Lloyd’s and Met Office study confirms http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/extreme-weather-events-can-modelled-independent-global-reinsurers-lloyds-met-office-study-confirms-1004104624/

Flood spending decisions ‘perverse’, Green Alliance says http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38126030

The ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario – A Story That Southern Californians Are Writing https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/cir1324

Researchers find biggest exposed fault on Earth http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/researchers-find-biggest-exposed-fault-on-earth

Park and flood: why do we let planners pave over our green valleys? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/28/park-flood-planners-joni-mitchell?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tanzanians pay dearly as tenants in flood-prone slum http://news.trust.org/item/20161124140346-vggzo/

Smarter flood risk management in England: Investing in resilient catchments http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/resources/Smarter_flood_management.pdf

End the tyranny of ignorance on disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/51072?utm_content=buffer9a42b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Gaps in flood insurance jeopardize tens of thousands in Ohio http://www.10tv.com/article/gaps-flood-insurance-jeopardize-tens-thousands-ohio

The way humans have used land in the Sierra has had more effect on fire behavior than climate change https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/11/28/study-finds-surprising-culprit-drives-forest-fire-behavior/

Increase in fire potential is predominantly in grassland areas of Victoria and New South Wales http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/23

Experts warn against underestimating heatwave threat http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-01/experts-warn-against-underestimating-heatwave-threat/8081264

9% of homes built in England last year ‘in areas at high risk of flooding’ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3986356/9-homes-built-England-year-areas-high-risk-flooding.html

Reinsurers face growth opportunity in US flood risk http://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/reinsurers-face-growth-opportunity-in-us-flood-risk-10443

Conducting research in the context of global health emergencies: identifying key ethical and governance issues http://nuffieldbioethics.org/project/workshop-research-global-health-emergencies/background-paper/

Quantifying lahar damage using numerical modelling http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/nhess-2016-282/nhess-2016-282.pdf

Earthquake Hazard: What Has New Zealand’s Kaikoura Earthquake Taught Us So Far? http://www.rms.com/blog/2016/12/01/earthquake-hazard-what-has-new-zealands-kaikoura-earthquake-taught-us-so-far/

We have ignored the impact of land management on flood risk for too long https://greenallianceblog.org.uk/2016/11/29/we-have-ignored-the-impact-of-land-management-on-flood-risk-for-too-long/

Emergency management

New Zealand earthquake damage map: Images reveal massive destruction http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/new-zealand-earthquake-damage-map-1830/

Geo-boffins say ‘quake moved New Zealand by 8m at 3km/second http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/27/geoboffin_say_quake_moved_new_zealand_by_8m_at_3kmsecond/?mt=1480282377344

The burning investigation into whether the 2013 NSW infernos were deliberate http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/the-burning-investigation-into-whether-the-2013-nsw-infernos-were-deliberate-20161123-gswalg.html

EH&S to Lead UNC System-Wide Exercise on Hurricane, Disaster Response in 2017 http://uncw.edu/news/2016/11/ehs-to-lead-unc-system-wide-exercise-on-hurricane,-disaster-response-in-2017.html

Latest issue of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management features research on heatwave and building community resilience during cyclone http://us14.campaign-archive2.com/?u=181a5c1f0ece823d9f8447360&id=a144a6b2ba&e=e38cada5d5

Fire camera system helps firefighters respond to catastrophic wildfires http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51131

NASA Calculates Record-Setting Hurricane Otto’s Rainfall in Nicaragua and Costa Rica https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/td16-atlantic-ocean

Large-Loss fires in the United States in 2015 http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/publications/nfpa-journal/2016/november-december-2016/features/large-loss-fires-2015

Government announces emergency legislation for Kaikoura earthquake recovery http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/86976950/government-announces-emergency-legislation-for-kaikoura-earthquake-recovery

Beaches devastated by extreme storms showing little signs of recovery, study shows http://phys.org/news/2016-11-beaches-devastated-extreme-storms-recovery.html

Latest edition of the Australian Red Cross’s ‘Resilience’ newsletter http://supporteracquisitiondevelopment.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/r/FC5B589E3094B0422540EF23F30FEDED/A202927B127A4B6CDCC9454293137CA2

Helping Australia’s Deaf community get ready for disasters http://publications.redcross.org.au/helping-australias-deaf-community-prepare-for-disasters/

A new research project seeking to build disaster resilience in homeless populations has begun http://publications.redcross.org.au/building-disaster-resilience-for-the-homeless/

‘It’s heartbreaking’: First of 17 homes in Sydney (Canada) flood zone demolished http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/it-s-heartbreaking-first-of-17-homes-in-sydney-flood-zone-demolished-1.3180746#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=UktpgjU

‘Massive efforts’ under way in flood-hit northern DPRK require additional support – UN https://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55660

Soldiers On 24-Hour Flood Standby Over Christmas http://forces.tv/98595996#.WD8nEJTJJvU.twitter

Cumbria Flood Action Plan https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1oNu22ruvMtD2Y8TGtZukC-5kY8Y&ll=54.56314311474966%2C-3.1422870886406145&z=9

Campaigners call for closer examination of the cause of the Cumbrian floods http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Campaigners-call-for-closer-examination-of-the-cause-of-the-Cumbrian-floods-3654b238-9535-47c5-933f-133adcd592cc-ds

Earthquake-sensing mobile app MyShake captures hundreds of temblors large and small https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/01/earthquake-sensing-mobile-app-myshake-captures-hundreds-of-temblors-large-and-small/

Shrugging Off a Hurricane: A Three Hundred Year Old Culture of Disaster Resilience http://www.rms.com/blog/2016/11/16/shrugging-off-a-hurricane-a-three-hundred-year-old-culture-of-disaster-resilience/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Flood of memories in Chennai http://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2016/12/01115502/1022637/Flood-of-memories.vpf?TId=112132

Unbreakable: Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25335

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development course http://www.stockholmresilience.org/education/masters-programme.html

View current and past tropical cyclones near Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/tracks/index.shtml?cid=007tw15

The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/best-new-maps-atlas-design/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20161124news-maps&utm_campaign=Content&sf42627530=1

Cost and outcomes associated with participating in the Community Fireguard Program : Experiences from the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420915300443

A new tool in disaster resilience education http://publications.redcross.org.au/new-tool-in-disaster-resilience-education/

Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320716305328

Communicating flood risks in a changing climate: nine principles for promoting public engagement https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/global-initiative-on-community-based-adaptation-gicba/communicating-flood-risks-in-a-changing-climate

“Belo Monte: After the Flood” | A New Film About Dams in the Amazon https://www.internationalrivers.org/resources/belo-monte-after-the-flood-a-new-film-about-dams-in-the-amazon-11580

Civil Defence slams controversial ‘triangle of life’ earthquake survival technique http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/87033356/civil-defence-slams-controversial-triangle-of-life-earthquake-survival-technique

A landmark global map shows nearly every human settlement on Earth http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/New_map_offers_precise_snapshot_of_human_life_on_Earth

Currently in England and Wales there is no systematic or statutory flood education programme in schools http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/files/2016/12/Children-Young-People-and-Flooding-Report-Final.pdf

MyShake: Initial observations from a global smartphone seismic network http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL070955/full

“Let’s make a little film about flooding” – and he found resilient communities https://thetopofthetree.uk/2016/08/30/this-film-im-making/

In Bangladesh, both the government and aid groups are working in schools to educate students about disasters and climate change http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-climatechange-disaster-edu-idUKKBN13P0YM

Social media and emergency management

Roughly one-quarter of US online adults use Twitter http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/11/11/social-media-update-2016/?utm_content=buffere5858&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Facebook creates Community Help tool so users can aid each other after disasters http://mashable.com/2016/11/17/facebook-community-help/#62.1QoQY2EqO

Social media does not distinguish between fact and fiction http://www.forbes.com/sites/markcohen1/2016/11/27/law-in-the-age-of-social-media/#3544bcb87cd3

Only one-third of the world is connected to the internet but Facebook is seeking to change that http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/facebook-looking-expand-reach-india-and-china-too

Online volunteers provide up-to-date disaster geographic information http://news.trust.org/item/20161130184701-z3j6n/

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us? https://theconversation.com/misinformation-on-social-media-can-technology-save-us-69264

Smartphones and social media correct inaccurate disaster reporting http://mashable.com/2016/12/01/how-publications-can-prepare-for-citizen-reporting/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#f7oAb.bZMOqQ

Psychology and disasters

Firefighters discuss PTSD, emotional toll of career https://www.firerescue1.com/health/articles/146831018-Firefighters-discuss-PTSD-emotional-toll-of-career/?utm_content=buffer2f138&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Psychosocial preparedness: helping people get ready for disasters http://publications.redcross.org.au/psychosocial-preparedness-for-disasters/

Social capital and disasters

Six-year study of mental toll from Australia’s worst bushfire shows social ties are key to resilience and recovery https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/black-saturday-the-hidden-costs

Social ties help sow the seeds for bushfire recovery http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/social-ties-help-sow-the-seeds-for-bushfire-recovery-20161127-gsyvdg.html