Today in Disaster Resilience (7 July 2017)

resilience 7 July

Please find below links to current news related to some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sudden eruption at Dieng Volcanic Complex injures 10 tourists, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2017/07/02/sileri-dieng-eruption-injures-10-tourists-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extremely intense hailstorm hits Girona, Spain https://watchers.news/2017/07/01/girona-hail-storm-spain/

Extreme flash flooding in northern Illinois after 152 mm (6 inches) of rain in 4 hours https://watchers.news/2017/06/30/northern-illinois-flood-june-28-2017/

Yangtze tributaries rise above warning levels http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yangtze-tributaries-rise-above-warning-levels

Houses of 105 villagers flooded in Ingushetia http://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/39948/

Northern Bangladesh is likely to experience flood http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/environment/2017/07/02/brahmaputra-basin-northern-bangladesh-likely-see-flood/

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Jul 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64082/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Jul-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Di.html

Assam floods: Situation remains grim with 3.5 lakh people affected in 13 districts http://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-situation-remains-grim-with-3-5-lakh-people-affected-in-13-districts-3775197.html

China – More Floods in South Leave 56 Dead, 22 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-central-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2017: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64093/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jul-2017-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Du.html

Heavy monsoon rains, flash floods claim 43 lives in Pakistan, 61 injured http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/heavy-monsoon-rains-flash-floods-claim-43-lives-in-pakistan-61-injured/story-gggaDYFnIDqVEpDlMnDHLN.html

Vietnam – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Flooding and Landslides in North http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-flooding-landslides-july-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jul 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Cleveland, Sabancaya, Bogoslof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64110/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Jul-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Cleveland-Sabancaya-Bogoslo.html

Heavy rain in Japan forces almost 400,000 from their homes http://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-idUSKBN19Q1IK?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=595d3f6804d30111c4f6a30f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Flood Kills Bike Rider, Destroys Properties Worth Millions http://www.frontiersnews.com/flood-kills-bike-rider-destroys-properties-worth-millions/

Extremely dangerous M6.5 earthquake hits the Philippines https://watchers.news/2017/07/06/philippines-earthquake-leyte-july-6-2017/

Record rainfall in southwestern Japan leaves 3 dead, 19 missing http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/120424.php

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jul 2017: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64120/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jul-2017-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Flood havoc in Asia: Heavy rains inflict damage in Japan, China, Bangladesh and India http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/raging-waters-kill-3-leave-20-missing

 

Disaster risk reduction

Have your say on the Draft Revised NSW Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/know-your-risk/Bush-fire-hazards-and-your-property/review-of-the-bush-fire-environmental-assessment-code

National Land Use Planning Guidelines for Disaster Resilient Communities https://www.planning.org.au/policy/national-land-use-planning-guidelines-for-disaster-resilient-communities-2

U.S. About to Fall Further Behind in Long Range Weather Forecasting https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/06/29/u-s-fall-farther-behind-long-range-weather-forecasting/

Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Disaster that strikes in a moment was years in the making https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/02/disaster-that-strikes-in-a-moment-was-years-in-the-making?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

Global Risks in 2040 https://www.rand.org/blog/rand-review/2017/06/global-risks-in-2040-qa-with-andrew-parasiliti.html?adbsc=social_Security2040_20170702_1634501&adbid=881611440049618945&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

New data set explores 90 years of natural disasters in the US http://theusabulletin.com/2017/06/29/new-data-set-explores-90-years-of-natural-disasters-in-the-us/

Antibiotic Resistance Is Lurking in The Environment https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/06/colistin-resistance-mcr-3/531987/

Five Barriers to Disaster Resilience http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/fire-barriers-to-disaster-resilience.html

Disaster Management Reference Handbook (2017) – Bangladesh http://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/disaster-management-reference-handbook-2017-bangladesh

Post-cyclone study shows building codes not enough to protect homes http://www.smh.com.au/comment/postcyclone-study-shows-building-codes-not-enough-to-protect-homes-20170701-gx2mmm.html

Thirty-year flooding saga in Dumfries flows onwards http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-40431565

Flood events and their effects in a Himalayan mountain river: Geomorphological examples from the Buri Gandaki Valley, Nepal https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11629-016-4154-5

Flooding threatening 4.2 million people on Caribbean and Pacific islands http://www.thesourcemagazine.org/flooding-threatening-4-2-million-people-caribbean-pacific-islands/

GFDRR Work Plan 2018: Bringing Resilience to Scale http://www.alnap.org/node/27336.aspx?utm_content=bufferffd7b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) is a committee established by the Environment Agency https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/trent-regional-flood-and-coastal-committee

Latest Floodplain Manager Newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20394&t=01969a383512800f49be3a71c6638b0a

Devastating floods leave carpet of wildflowers across southern Western Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/heavy-rain-leaves-amazing-wildflowers-western-australia/8680442

Handbook on Culture and Urban Disaster http://educen.cultureanddisaster.eu/handbook/

Satellites reveal melting of rocks under volcanic zone, deep in Earth’s mantle https://theconversation.com/satellites-reveal-melting-of-rocks-under-volcanic-zone-deep-in-earths-mantle-80452?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Forgotten Archives Reveal Impact of 1918 Puerto Rico Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.seismosoc.org/news/ssa-press-releases/srl-forgotten-archives-reveal-impact-1918-puerto-rico-earthquake-tsunami/

Using GIS During Fire Season https://www.gislounge.com/using-gis-fire-season/

Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/06/naomi-klein-how-power-profits-from-disaster

A set of priorities for national research into natural hazards in Australia has been launched today http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/national-priorities-research?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=nationalpriorities

‘Bulges’ in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/bulges-in-volcanoes-could-be-used-to-predict-eruptions

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118921496.html

Clustering of arc volcanoes caused by temperature perturbations in the back-arc mantle https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15753

Earth likely to see increase in frequency and intensity of storms, wildfires and flooding: AIR Worldwide http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/earth-likely-see-increase-frequency-intensity-storms-wildfires-flooding-air-worldwide-1004116554/

Croatian shipyard helping to save Venice from flooding http://thedubrovniktimes.com/news/croatia/item/2675-croatian-shipyard-helping-to-save-venice-from-flooding?platform=hootsuite

 

Emergency Management

Stuart Siren Not Working as Tornado was Nearby http://whotv.com/2017/06/29/stuart-siren-not-working-as-tornado-was-nearby/

Grenfell Tower fire: Nearly 150 UK buildings fail safety tests after west London blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-30/grenfell-tower-fire:-nearly-150-uk-buildings-fail-safety-tests/8669204?pfmredir=sm

How the Democratic Republic of the Congo Beat Ebola in 42 Days https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/07/how-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-beat-ebola-in-42-days/532590/

Being prepared for flood emergencies: behind the scenes of a major exercise https://floodresilience.blog/2017/07/02/being-prepared-for-flood-emergencies-behind-the-scenes-of-a-major-exercise/

How Real-Time Data Intelligence Is Transforming UK Flood Response http://www.silicon.co.uk/data-storage/bigdata/environment-agency-data-intelligence-216395?inf_by=5909b603671db8aa4e8b45c0

Disaster Preparedness in Myanmar http://www.unocha.org/country/myanmar/about-ocha-myanmar/disaster-response-preparedness

On anonymity in disasters: Socio-technical practices in emergency management http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/anonymity-disasters-socio-technical-practices-emergency-management

A Fire Service Leader’s Guide To Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan https://www.iafc.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/cwpp-leader-39-s-guide-normal-res.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Virginia gets new zoned hurricane evacuation plan http://www.13newsnow.com/weather/hurricane-center/virginia-gets-new-zoned-hurricane-evacuation-plan/454273052?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

After the quake: How Christchurch is bouncing back https://govinsider.asia/innovation/christchurch-lianne-dalziel-earthquake-resilience/

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Update: More Active Season Predicted https://www.wunderground.com/news/2017-hurricane-season-forecast-atlantic-colorado-state-july-update?__prclt=PFoiEVNt

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The history of the earth – radio interview http://radioadelaide.org.au/2017/06/30/the-history-of-the-earth/

Interactive map of all known/recorded natural disasters in Japan http://dil-db.bosai.go.jp/saigai/

Education plan for improving the capabilities of Australia’s built environment professionals in creating more disaster resilient communities https://www.planning.org.au/documents/item/7805

Entries for the 2017 Victorian Fire Awareness Awards are now open https://fireawarenessawards.com.au/

These breathtaking murals spotlight the dangers of climate change http://mashable.com/2017/07/02/climate-change-murals-canada/#c8jEWGWUmsOD

The greenhouse effect is like a stack of blankets on a winter night https://skepticalscience.com/SkS_Analogy_09_Greenhouse_effect_stack_of_blankets.html?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#350509998-tw#1499031132655

Top 10 Worst Natural Disasters of All Time http://gazettereview.com/2017/06/top-10-worst-natural-disasters-time/

Reckless disregard for fire safety in B.C.’s backcountry an ongoing problem http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/reckless-disregard-for-fire-an-ongoing-b-c-backcountry-problem

Seeking the exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses and at the same time a great openness to new ideas – Carl Sagan https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/05/23/carl-sagan-the-burden-of-skepticism/

Volunteer engagement in citizen science has been going on a long time https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/evolving-landscape-citizen-science

How do economics, culture and geography affect a community’s ability to bounce back after a flood? https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/06/30/206873/study-looks-into-issues-affecting-how-communities-bounce-back-from-floods/

World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather & Climate Extremes Archive https://wmo.asu.edu

Resilience Scan: January-March 2017 https://www.odi.org/publications/10846-resilience-scan-january-march-2017

Our future in living with Water – Making collective decisions supported by tools, visualisation and serious games http://floodcop.com.au/2017/07/02/our-future-in-living-with-water-making-collective-decisions-supported-by-tools-visualisation-and-serious-games/

Teaching originality? https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol22/iss2/art29/

IAP2 Spectrum Review http://www.iap2canada.ca/resources/Documents/News/IAP2%20Spectrum%20Review.pdf

How to stop people entering floodwater http://stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/2017/floodwaters/

Prepare to be on your own in a major Pacific Northwest disaster http://www.king5.com/news/prepare-to-be-on-your-own-in-a-major-pacific-northwest-disaster/447180665

How to Give a Winning Research Presentation http://researcherdevelopment.academicblogs.co.uk/how-to-give-a-winning-research-presentation/

How Helsinki is using 3D models to assist urban planners and citizens https://cities-today.com/how-helsinki-is-using-3d-models-to-assist-urban-planners-and-citizens/

Examples of Policy exercises, simulations, and games to improve disaster preparedness and response actions http://www.educenproject.eu/games-and-simulations

Reaching Resilience Game http://www.reachingresilience.org/Play

Guidelines for engaging the public in crisis management http://www.crisiscommunication.fi/images/pep/Public_Empowerment_Guide.pdf

 

Social media and emergency management

Contributions of digital volunteering to community disaster resilience https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/poster/3739

Social Listening and Hashtags Relating to Fire Mapping https://www.gislounge.com/using-gis-fire-season/

Civic engagement strategies in the age of Twitter http://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/bring-joy

 

Disaster psychology

Effect of evacuation and displacement on the association between flooding and mental health outcomes: a cross-sectional analysis of UK survey data http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30047-5/fulltext

Solitude https://psychcentral.com/lib/book-review-solitude/

Children, Young People and Flooding – recovery and resilience http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/children-young-people-and-flooding-recovery-and-resilience/

 

Social Capital and Disasters

Community resilience is influenced by the strength of neighborhood social networks and cohesion http://thecityfix.com/blog/what-about-the-people-unlocking-the-key-to-socially-sustainable-and-resilient-communities-cathy-baldwin-robin-king/

Lori Peek of the Natural Hazards Center Discusses Effects of Disasters on People http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/EM-Summer-2017-Major-Player-Lori-Peek.html

Tools for social network analysis http://www.educenproject.eu/tools-for-sna

 

Today in disaster resilience (21 April 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Apr 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Turrialba, Sinabung, Nevado https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62620/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Apr-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Turrialba-Sinabung-Nevado.html

Iran – Dozens Dead After Major Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-north-west-april-2017

Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/significant-cold-outbreak-hits-europe-two-more-waves-expected/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition, Alaska https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/bogoslof-volcano-remains-in-an-unpredictable-condition-alaska/

Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2017/04/18/manam-volcano-eruption-forces-evacuations-papua-new-guinea/

Uruguay – Evacuations in Artigas After River Overflows http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-artigas-rivera-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides https://guardian.ng/news/death-toll-rises-to-113-in-peru-floods-mudslides/

Kazakhstan – 7,000 Evacuated After Snowmelt Causes Floods in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-snowmelt-floods-april-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2017: Etna volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Poas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62650/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2017-Etna-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Poas-Sin.html

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes http://in.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-landslide-idINKBN17L24K

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Apr 2017: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/62660/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Apr-2017-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya-.html

Disaster risk reduction

Supercomputer Recreation of an Oklahoma Tornado https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/04/14/supercomputer-recreation-oklahoma-tornado/

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/2017-atlas-sustainable-development-goals-new-visual-guide-data-and-development?CID=DEC_TT_data_EN_EXT

How to find an active fault in New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-CLW8xQm2M&feature=youtu.be

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/04/11/china-relocate-millions-people-away-disaster-zones

Challenging Assumptions: What Do We Need to Address in Our Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/challenging-assumptions-what-do-we-need-to-address-in-our-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts/B00A203A74D3B5CF1E31C2C600A6EE9E

Risk for river flooding in lake-rich regions http://swicca.climate.copernicus.eu/start/implemented-cases-of-local-change-adaptation/impact-based-flood-risk-assessment-in-present-and-future-climate/

One Year on: Flood Re succeeds in bringing more choice for flood affected communities http://www.floodre.co.uk/2017/04/04/one-year-flood-re-succeeds-bringing-choice-flood-affected-communities/

Global Flood Map is a physically based map that provides a worldwide view of moderate- and high-hazard flood zones http://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/global-flood-map?utm_content=buffer1327a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sitting in the shadow of volcanic risk http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170418/NEWS06/912312944/Sitting-in-the-shadow-of-volcanic-risk

Flood defence plans heavily favour London and south-east https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/04/flood-defence-plans-heavily-favour-london-and-south-east

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.6/inside-the-dangerous-and-unpredictable-behavior-of-wildfire

Shallow geological structures triggered during the Mw 6.4 Meinong earthquake, southwestern Taiwan http://tao.cgu.org.tw/index.php/articles/archive/geophysics/item/1535-2017032002mte

A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article145539009.html

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building ‘promising’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/91488214/Earthquake-tests-on-cheap-safe-multi-storey-building-promising

BIBA scheme for high flood risk businesses – breaking new ground http://floodassist.co.uk/Home/BlogEntry?blogEntryID=26

The Almaluu-Bulak landslide in Kyrgyzstan: amazing new Google Earth imagery http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/04/18/almaluu-bulak-landslide-1/

You raise me up: Lismore homes adapted to the flood plain http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/how-lismore-has-adapted-to-life-on-a-flood-plain/8443098?pfmredir=sm

Public inquiry for £100m Boston Barrier to begin today http://lincolnshirereporter.co.uk/2017/04/public-inquiry-for-100m-boston-barrier-to-begin-today/

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico http://unisdr.org/go/gp2017/programme

What does it take to build a resilient city? https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/20/what-does-it-take-to-build-a-resilient-city-urban-development-local-government?CMP=share_btn_tw

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/we-cannot-stand-alone-human-caused-fires-call-for-human-collaboration

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-reduce-risk-from-extreme-weather-events_us_58f78fb1e4b0c892a4fb7471

Threatened Himalayas: What do we know? https://www.thethirdpole.net/2017/04/13/threatened-himalayas-what-do-we-know/

Emergency management

The Hurricane Forecast ‘Cone Of Uncertainty’ May Not Mean What You Think https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/04/17/the-hurricane-forecast-cone-of-uncertainty-may-not-mean-what-you-think/#5a8095ec60a0

University researchers designing video game to simulate emergency response during disasters http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emergency-evacuation-video-game-dalhousie-disaster-flood-1.4030663

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-firefighter-study-1.4073284

One year after the earthquake in Ecuador, small producers take their businesses to the next level http://stories.undp.org/drivers-for-recovery

Kaikoura doctors awarded for their contribution after last year’s Kaikoura earthquake http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/91620464/kaikoura-doctors-awarded-for-their-contribution-after-last-years-earthquake

Fatal floods in Carmen http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2017/04/19/editorial-fatal-floods-carmen-537204?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis, examination reveals http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170419/dam-managers-made-missteps-in-handling-crisis-examination-reveals?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Multi Hazard Early Warning Conference http://www.wmo.int/earlywarnings2017/

Robots to the rescue in post-disaster recovery http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/10/robots-to-the-rescue-in-post-disaster-recovery

Americans are getting less advance notice for tornadoes, as researchers struggle to understand why https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/04/20/americans-are-getting-less-advance-notice-for-tornadoes-as-researchers-struggle-to-understand-why/?utm_term=.7b659e42763f

Interior’s USGS turns to the cloud to make its earthquake app into a life-saving platform https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2017/04/interiors-usgs-turns-to-the-cloud-to-make-its-earthquake-app-into-a-life-saving-platform/

Flood-affected farmers in New South Wales call for disaster funding three weeks on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-20/nsw-farmers-call-for-natural-disaster-funding/8457678

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education http://blogs.agu.org/sciencecommunication/2017/04/17/harnessing-communicative-power-art-science-education/

Pros and cons of egress drills https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304784021_Pros_and_cons_of_egress_drills

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively https://phys.org/news/2017-04-tsunami-evacuations-effectively.html

Maps: Which Parts of the U.S. See Flash Floods Most Often? http://thevane.gawker.com/maps-which-parts-of-the-u-s-see-flash-floods-most-oft-1622076723

The Ultimate Guide to Hurricane Facts, Information & Resources http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster/hurricanes/#.WPWeu0-wfIU

Flash Flood Safety: 5 Must-Ask Questions http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travel-tips/articles/flash-flood-safety-5-must-ask-questions

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Preparing for and Driving During an Emergency Evacuation http://www.lagrangecountrydodge.com/blog/2016/september/29/car-owners-guide-to-emergency-evacuation.htm

Floods and your livestock http://www.prep4agthreats.org/Assets/Factsheets/Floods-and-Your-Livestock.pdf

Disaster Resilient Australia and New Zealand School Education Network State / Territory DRANZSEN Forums https://www.aidr.org.au/events/event-pages/2017-state-dranzsen-forums/

Disaster Resilience Education for Schools https://www.emschools.org.au/

111 Years Later: San Francisco Remembers 1906 Earthquake Victims http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/111-Years-Later-San-Francisco-Remembers-1906-Earthquake-Victims-419701503.html

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening https://aeon.co/essays/indigenous-myths-carry-warning-signals-about-natural-disasters

Is Nature Stable, Delicate, or Random? http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/nature-stable-delicate-random/

Flash Floods: The Role of Science, Forecasting, and Communications in Reducing Loss of Life and Economic Disruptions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/about-ams/ams-statements/statements-of-the-ams-in-force/flash-floods-the-role-of-science-forecasting-and-communications-in-reducing-loss-of-life-and-economic-disruptions/

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/gallery/videos/tsunamifastdraw/video.html

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Take Part in 2017 Caribbean Tsunami Exercise http://www.arrl.org/news/view/puerto-rico-radio-amateurs-take-part-in-2017-caribbean-tsunami-exercise

Flood-hit communities are the best placed to collect information about flash flooding http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/04/communityfloodmonitoring/

Photographer’s stunning time-lapse film catches storms over Kansas, eight other states http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article145456679.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

Locals take to social media to support mayor of earthquake devastated town telling tourists not to take selfies in rubble where 300 died http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-mayor-amatrice-sergio-pirozzi-stop-rubble-selfies-300-people-died-disaster-tourism-a7689446.html

Understanding communities in an age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Facebook is making a helicopter that delivers internet during disasters http://www.techradar.com/news/facebook-is-making-an-internet-delivery-mini-helicopter

We Are All Becoming More Narcissistic https://blogs.psychcentral.com/leveraging-adversity/2017/04/we-are-all-becoming-more-narcissistic/

Disaster psychology

A year of mental health challenges after the Fort McMurray wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ymm-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-oilsands-1.4071212

New study highlights mental health of first responders following traumatic events http://kutv.com/news/nation-world/new-study-highlights-mental-health-of-first-responders-following-traumatic-events

Preliminary observations on disaster resilience in rural, remote coastal communities http://haznet.ca/themes/research/preliminary-observations-on-disaster-resilience-in-rural-remote-coastal-communities/

Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf

Social Capital and Disasters

Otodo Gbame: How Lagos Govt Killed A Community And Its Dreams http://icirnigeria.org/otodo-gbame-how-lagos-govt-killed-a-community-and-it-dreams/

Today in disaster resilience (17 March 2017)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nearly 90 per cent of Queensland in drought after latest declarations http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/nearly-90-per-cent-of-queensland-in-drought-after-latest-declarations-20170312-guwai4.html

Canadian town declares emergency after 57-hour blizzard https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/canadian-town-declares-emergency-after-57-hour-blizzard/80215

Ethiopian landslide puts focus on landfill squatters http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/12/africa/ethiopia-trash-landslide/index.html

New Zealand – Over 300 Homes Damaged as More Flooding Hits North Island http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-north-island-floods-march-2017

Magnitude of floods ‘far worse’ https://www.newera.com.na/2017/03/13/magnitude-of-floods-far-worse/

Super storm to hit Sydney and Brisbane http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/rain-hail-flash-flooding-predicted-as-super-storm-set-to-lash-sydney-brisbane/news-story/e3dbd644fe2c3709f602192d39d64665

Popular tourist spot Alicante is hit by worst floods in 20 years http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4313180/Alicante-Spain-hit-worst-floods-20-years.html

NSW storms: SES rescues four people as heavy rain causes chaos in Sydney http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-14/bom-forecasts-rain-for-sydney-severe-thunderstorms-for-nsw/8351422

Activity at Mount Etna spreading to all craters, Italy https://watchers.news/2017/03/15/activity-at-mount-etna-spreading-to-all-craters-march-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Austria avalanche: Four skiers dead in Tyrol http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39283797

BOM issues severe weather warning as flash flooding, heavy rain hits state’s north http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-15/flash-flooding-causes-chaos-in-coffs-harbour/8356920

Colombia – Floods Affect 2,000 After Rivers Overflow in Urabá, Antioquia http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-affect-2000-rivers-overflow-uraba-antioquia

Floods in Oshikango displace businesses https://www.newera.com.na/2017/03/15/floods-in-oshikango-displace-businesses/

Five killed in Northeast winter storm, coastal areas flooding http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/03/15/Five-killed-in-Northeast-winter-storm-coastal-areas-flooding/2891489572876/

Active volcanoes in the world: March 8 – 14, 2017 https://watchers.news/2017/03/16/active-volcanoes-in-the-world-march-8-14-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Major flooding after heavy rains hit Peru https://watchers.news/2017/03/16/major-flooding-after-heavy-rains-hit-peru/

Disaster risk reduction

One-third of Colorado under moderate drought conditions as officials wary of wildfires, flooding http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/one-third-of-colorado-under-moderate-drought-conditions-as-officials-wary-of-wildfires-flooding

Resilience in the new Constitution for Mexico City http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/resilience-in-the-new-constitution-for-mexico-city#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Seismic lessons from Japan’s Tohoku earthquake http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/shaken-beliefs-seismic-lessons-from-japans-tohoku-earthquake

Earthquake assessment group set up http://times-age.co.nz/earthquake-assessment-group-set/

Tracking Volcanic Bombs in Three Dimensions https://eos.org/research-spotlights/tracking-volcanic-bombs-in-three-dimensions

Hat Yai’s flood resilience measures https://www.acccrn.net/news/coming-terms-reality-flooding-hat-yai

Kaikoura earthquake ruptured 21 faults – that’s possibly a world record http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/90444877/kaikoura-earthquake-ruptured-21-faults–possibly-a-world-record

EMO to get new flood-risk tool from NSCC http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1441612-emo-to-get-new-flood-risk-tool-from-nscc

NIWA adds more faults to the latest Kaikoura fault rupture map https://watchers.news/2017/03/15/fault-rupture-map-after-m7-8-kaikoura-earthquake/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Researchers Begin Second Year of Tornado Study in Southeastern United States http://blog.nssl.noaa.gov/nsslnews/2017/03/vortexmediaday/

Complex picture for likelihood of ENSO-driven flood hazard http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14796

Wellington Resilience Strategy http://www.100resilientcities.org/strategies/city/wellington#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

Earthquake hotspots identified in regional Queensland as seismic activity heats up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-13/report-identifies-earthquake-hotspots-in-regional-qld/8349172

Flood prevention measures need closer monitoring https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4018/flood_prevention_measures_need_closer_monitoring

Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet’, say researchers http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/201703_Natural_flood_management

Rain, rivers and risk reduction http://www.paneuropeannetworks.com/government/rain-rivers-and-risk-reduction-2/

Private Flood Insurance Future Could Be Off the Map https://riskmarketnews.com/private-flood-insurance-future-off-map/?utm_content=buffer6df32&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Extreme flood could trap residents of proposed development, SES warns http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/extreme-flood-could-trap-residents-of-proposed-development-ses-warns-20170315-guyf1t.html

The bangs, crackles and hums of Earth’s seismic orchestra https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/mar/15/the-bangs-crackles-and-hums-of-earths-seismic-orchestra

Flood risk engineers: the next generation https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/16/flood-risk-engineers-the-next-generation/

GB Top 10 – In defence of flood resilience http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/gb-top-10-%E2%80%93-defence-flood-resilience

Floods of water, floods of data http://www.i-react.eu/floods-of-water-floods-of-data/

New Flood Maps, More Development http://www.elseif.net/new-flood-maps-more-development?via=tw

Emergency management

Deadly 2012 tornado still fresh in community’s memory http://www.sentinel-echo.com/news/years-after-deadly-tornado-still-fresh-in-community-s-memory/article_4a05b1c4-04f7-11e7-a54c-c34094bc940b.html

Port Hills fires: Lessons for the entire country http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/90199389/Port-Hills-fires-Lessons-for-the-entire-country

It’s safe to return to Fukushima, study suggests http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/it-s-safe-return-fukushima-study-suggests

Morbid obesity in disasters: bringing the “conspicuously invisible” into focus http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/52236

10 stunning side-by-side photos show just how destructive Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami were http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-show-damage-of-japans-2011-disaster-2017-3/?r=AU&IR=T

Caribbean tests tsunami warning system http://reliefweb.int/report/world/caribbean-tests-tsunami-warning-system

Drones saving lives with the Red Cross https://bizedge.co.nz/story/project-hero-drones-saving-lives-red-cross/

Data practices for measuring and monitoring recovery after the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence http://resilscience.com/data-practices-measuring-monitoring-recovery-2010-2011-canterbury-earthquake-sequence/

Victoria’s bushfire season winds down with unseasonably warm conditions http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-15/victorias-bushfire-season-almost-over-without-any-major-fires/8354096

Infographic: Fort McMurray 2016 Wildfire – Economic Impact http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2017007-eng.htm

Ecuadorians struck by earthquake plead: ‘Don’t forget us’ http://angelusnews.com/articles/ecuadorians-struck-by-earthquake-plead-don-t-forget-us

Improving the safety culture and practices of Rural Fire Personnel in relation to near miss reporting http://www.fire.org.nz/Research/Published-Reports/Pages/Report158.html

Army Corps on trial over Missouri River flooding complaint https://phys.org/news/2017-03-army-corps-trial-missouri-river.html

The ‘supers’ who can predict the future: can we learn how to see disaster coming? https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/mar/06/forewarned-is-forearmed-learning-how-to-predict-the-future

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Understanding disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/risk

MOOC: From Climate Science to Action https://www.coursera.org/learn/climate-science?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Photo exhibition highlights Japan tsunami devastation http://www.gulf-times.com/story/537201/Photo-exhibition-highlights-Japan-tsunami-devastat

Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week http://www.weather.gov/pub/FSWPW1introsunday

Communicating science effectively https://www.nap.edu/download/23674

Geostorm is going to be a disaster flick centred on mankind enduring the worst weather ever http://io9.gizmodo.com/disaster-thriller-geostorm-will-have-the-most-terrifyin-1793079770?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Media remain committed when disaster strikes https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/media-remain-committed-when-disaster-strikes

Glacial Outburst Flood near Mount Everest Caught on Video https://eos.org/articles/glacial-outburst-flood-near-mount-everest-caught-on-video

See Every Piece of Earth’s Surface Change With New Satellite Map http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/earth-surface-satellite-map/

Communities prepare for fire season with FireWise program http://www.krem.com/news/local/communities-prepare-for-fire-season-with-firewise-program/422616759

Arctic Imagination: library collection about melting ice http://www.arcticimagination.com/?utm_content=bufferf848a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Resilience 2017 http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/17-0067/default.aspx

Weather Service made poor decision in overplaying Nor’easter snow predictions https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/03/15/weather-service-made-poor-decision-in-overplaying-noreaster-snow-predictions/?utm_term=.fbc8e66278f1

Essential practices for community change http://activelivingbydesign.org/about/community-action-model/essential-practices/

From disaster planning to conservation: mobile phones as a new tracking too https://theconversation.com/from-disaster-planning-to-conservation-mobile-phones-as-a-new-tracking-tool-74072?utm_content=buffer1f4fc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

10 Common Earthquake Myths Debunked http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Earthquake-Myths-172886441.html

Social Media and Emergency Management

“Weaponising” Twitter in a disaster by helping users make the most of different features http://uk.reuters.com/article/disaster-tech-aid-idUKL5N1GM0E5

Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook should be doing more to combat the emerging threat of fake news https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/mar/14/facebook-twitter-gchq-combat-fake-news

How social media posts may help predict natural disasters http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-for-next-natural-disaster-prediction-login-on-twitter-2351309

Disaster psychology

Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/14/health/climate-change-mental-health-eprise/index.html

Flooding and mental health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5273816/pdf/12889_2016_Article_4000.pdf

Refugees with PTSD regulate stress differently http://www.psypost.org/2017/03/refugees-ptsd-regulate-stress-differently-48323

Social capital and disasters

How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans http://www.prb.org/Publications/Reports/2017/todays-research-aging-neighborhoods-health.aspx

Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=1a5c8554-796f-447d-9517-8887ed511351&cid=social_20170314_70775596&adbid=841623721458642944&adbpl=tw&adbpr=727524717121409024

Today in disaster resilience (24 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Crazy storm has streets of L.A. swallowing cars whole http://mashable.com/2017/02/19/southern-california-storms-photos/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#TapiDODLmkqV

Town of Maxwell floods as worry about Oroville Dam shifts to creeks and canals http://www.sacbee.com/news/weather/article133701629.html

Homes lost, firefighter injured as Queanbeyan blaze burns out of control http://www.smh.com.au/national/homes-lost-firefighter-injured-as-queanbeyan-blaze-burns-out-of-control-20170217-gufsn5.html

Severe storms hit Sydney http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/clique/severe-storms-on-the-way-20170217-guffif.html

Sydney storms: 12,000 insurance claims lodged from hailstorm, $31 million in damages http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-19/insurance-already-flooded-with-sydney-storm-claims-from-hail/8284246

Atmospheric River Brings Historic Flood Risk to California https://psmag.com/california-braces-for-historic-floods-2f38774515e8#.gedet0vzv

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Feb 2017: Barren Island volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61749/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Feb-2017-Barren-Island-volcano-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-Sinabun.html

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred makes landfall, weakens to tropical low http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-21/ex-tropical-cyclone-alfred-makes-landfall/8288596

More than 40 homes damaged by tornado in near North Side neighborhood http://www.ksat.com/weather/more-than-40-homes-damaged-by-tornado-in-near-north-side-neighborhood

Severe flash flooding hits Malaga, Spain https://watchers.news/2017/02/20/flood-malaga-spain-february-2017/

Flooding impacts urban agriculture in Zimbabwe https://zwnews.com/2017/01/19/zim-flooding-impacts-news/

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/saudi-arabia-flood-february-2017/

Earthquake swarm to west of Tokaanu (Turangi) continues http://info.geonet.org.nz/display/quake/2017/02/22/Update%3A+Swarm+to+west+of+Tokaanu+%28Turangi%29+continues

Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-storm-20170221-story.html

4 US tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crash https://www.ems1.com/fire-ems/articles/197297048-4-US-tourists-pilot-killed-in-Australian-light-plane-crash/?utm_content=bufferf707e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Indonesia – Widespread Flooding in Jakarta Leaves 1 Dead, 180 mm Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-flood-jakarta-february-2017

Driver ignores signs, drowns in California creek https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-storm-prompts-evacuations-in-monterey-county/2017/02/20/5a505122-f7d9-11e6-aa1e-5f735ee31334_story.html?utm_term=.38d248dcf298

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Feb 2017: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61795/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Feb-2017-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Wildfires continue in Chile http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/02/23/wildfires-continue-in-chile/

A ‘weather bomb’ named Doris batters the UK http://mashable.com/2017/02/23/storm-doris-weather-bomb-uk-winds-planes/#b.2_f7fSDOq0

Disaster risk reduction

Oroville Dam crisis could be sign of things to come https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/oroville-dam-crisis-sign-things-come/

Building flood resilience into the fabric of Britain https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/02/17/building-flood-resilience-into-the-fabric-of-britain/

Earthquake faults are smarter than we usually think http://www.geologypage.com/2016/12/earthquake-faults-smarter-usually-think.html

Managing flooding by working with nature http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-nature/

Revealing what the next hundred years could hold for coastal flooding and erosion http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-coast/ Value of research for improved flood warning and other mitigation measures http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-numbers/

Models for ‘what if?’ scenarios https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/models-what-scenarios-bushfire-and-natural-hazards-crc

Managing multi-purpose water infrastructure http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/environment/managing-multi-purpose-water-infrastructure_bbb40768-en;jsessionid=310btf6nahedk.x-oecd-live-03

The 1905 Chamonix earthquakes: active tectonics in the Mont Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges massifs http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00015-017-0262-7

Flooding: what is normal? https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/flooding-what-is-normal/

Flood monitoring and forecasting system allowing the proactive management of local to global scale river flood risks and impacts before, during and after an event https://www.floodforesight.com/

Earthquake forecasts – So why do we do earthquake forecasting? http://info.geonet.org.nz/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=21200923

Shallow Landslide Hazard Forecast Map http://www.dnr.wa.gov/slhfm

Cumulative Hazard: The Case of Nuisance Flooding http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016EF000494/abstract

The Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas http://www.tj.undp.org/content/tajikistan/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2017/02/17/drr-initiatives-implemented-under-litaca-will-ensure-the-safety-.html#.WKw6eIP8cKs.twitter

A groundwater flood risk map of the UK is being made widely available for the first time http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/bluesky-announces-new-online-flood-risk-map-of-the-uk/490984

How to Use Models for Disciplined Flood Risk Underwriting http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/How-to-Use-Models-for-Disciplined-Flood-Risk-Underwriting/

Too hot to learn: Why Australian schools need a national heatwaves policy http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/why-schools-need-a-national-policy-on-heatwaves/8294056

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

Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards in Earthquake-prone & Volcanic Regions KE Fellow call http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/schemes/kefellows/dkefellowscall/irnh-kecall/

Oroville shows importance of flood insurance http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/networth/article/Oroville-shows-importance-of-flood-insurance-10942102.php

Protecting Georgia from floods http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/52010

A summary of risk areas and scenario analyses 2012–2015 for Sweden http://www.preventionweb.net/files/51634_msb1021summaryriskareasscenarioanal.pdf

‘Slow slip’ earthquake season raises risk of ‘The Big One’ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-slow-slip-1.3995645

Planning for Community Resilience https://islandpress.org/book/planning-for-community-resilience

Coastal subsidence and flooding https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2017/02/22/coastal-subsidence-harbinger-of-future-flooding/

MPs to demand UK Govt answers on flood risk management in parliamentary debate https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/13592-mps-to-demand-uk-govt-answers-on-flood-risk-management-in-parliamentary-debate

Big data project aims to improve Dutch flood control, save the government millions http://www.pcworld.com/article/2042941/big-data-project-aims-to-improve-dutch-flood-control-save-the-government-millions.html

Emergency management

Environment Agency Rainfall API http://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/rainfall

Hundreds of hay bales delivered to fire-affected farmers from across Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-18/hay-drive-brings-relief-to-fire-afected-warrumbungles/8283306

CFA helps farmers in need http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/news/cfa-helps-farmers-in-need.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Then and Now photos: Appomattox tornado recovery, one year later http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/then-and-now-photos-appomattox-tornado-recovery-one-year-later/collection_ae17e9f4-f523-11e6-9589-c3abdd82b044.html#1

This Time We Were Lucky: The Oroville Dam Emergency http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/This-Time-We-Were-Lucky–The-Oroville-Dam-Emergency/

“Community participation is a vital part of the early warning system” https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2017/02/early-warning-systems-save-lives-in-peru

Severe Weather Europe http://www.severe-weather.eu/

Carwoola fire: Wildlife carers prepare for influx of injured animals after blaze in southern NSW http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-21/influx-of-injured-wildlife-after-carwoola-fire/8290780

Integrating Cascading Disasters in London’s Response and Preparedness Strategies https://www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/cascading/01-news-cascades/LRcascading

Local councils’ flood preparedness: How technology can help http://www.adjacentopenaccess.org/farming-environment-marine-sustainable-news/local-councils-flood-preparedness-technology/31025/ Defining success for post-disaster recovery is harder than it seems http://www.themandarin.com.au/75399-nz-earthquake-recovery-mistake-governments-keep-making/

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority: Assessing its effectiveness and efficiency http://www.oag.govt.nz/2017/cera

Water, Dams, Earthquakes and Mudslides http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/water-dams-earthquakes-and-mudslides.html?utm_content=buffere6ada&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

10 Things UNDP does in Disaster Recovery http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/10-things-undp-does-in-recovery.html

Recovery postponed: The long-term plight of people displaced by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation disaster http://www.internal-displacement.org/publications/2017/recovery-postponed-idmc-case-study-february-2017

Carwoola fire: NSW RFS praises role of giant American air tankers that helped contain blaze http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-23/nsw-rfs-praises-role-of-giant-air-tankers-in-carwoola-fire/8294870

One year since Cyclone Winston, Fiji is still rebuilding http://reliefweb.int/report/fiji/one-year-cyclone-winston-fiji-still-rebuilding

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tornado safety: Knowing what to do now will save you precious time during the storm http://whnt.com/2017/02/17/tornado-safety-knowing-what-to-do-now-will-save-you-precious-time-during-the-storm/

Snow covers 30 percent of land on Earth http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/157370270499/six-things-you-dont-know-about-snow

Latest Planet Earth magazine features articles on flood science http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/

What causes flooding and what are we doing to prevent it? http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-poster/

Scientists have developed a new virtual reality game that lets you experience a flash flood http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/win16-vr/

Formidable Footprint – A Neighborhood Tabletop Exercise – Flood http://www.onxsystem.com/?q=onx/ex/2430

How to sand bag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbPOF5AJTDo&feature=youtu.be

How scientists are using virtual reality to show people effects of global warming http://www.ocregister.com/articles/people-744000-virtual-reality.html?utm_content=buffer495ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Cartoons and calendars help Bolivian farmers dampen fire risk http://news.trust.org/item/20170220200617-9pnlv

New online map shows flood risk to every street in Hull from Environment Agency http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/new-online-map-shows-flood-risk-to-every-street-in-hull-from-environment-agency/story-30147024-detail/story.html

‘It brought tears to my eyes’: Quake memorial opened to emotional families http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/89660143/it-brought-tears-to-my-eyes-quake-memorial-opened-to-emotional-families

Climate change glossary – understanding global warming from A to Z http://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/02/21/climate-change-glossary-%E2%80%93-understanding-global-warming-z

Last Call for Community Flood Action Groups http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/21/last-call-community-flood-action-groups/

More about Fire Danger Rating http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings/mor

If it’s flooded, forget it. Peter’s story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zF1EFR7jbo

e_about_fire_danger_rating.jsp

Evacuation – who does and who doesn’t? http://prpulse.usq.edu.au/evacuation-who-does-and-who-doesnt/

2017 Great Washington ShakeOut http://www.shakeout.org/washington/

Haiti radio drama teaches people how to stay alive during disasters http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2017/02/haiti-radio-drama-teaches-people-how-to-stay-alive-during-disasters/?platform=hootsuite#.WKI_EW8rKUk

Print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/01/book-reading-2016/

5 Easy Ways To Prepare the Elderly for an Emergency http://edmdigest.com/preparedness/5-easy-ways-for-the-elderly-to-stay-prepared/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=5-easy-ways-for-the-elderly-to-stay-prep&utm_campaign=Blog%20-%20In%20CyberDefense%20-%20ST%20-%20AMU

Tropical Cyclone Naming https://public.wmo.int/en/About-us/FAQs/faqs-tropical-cyclones/tropical-cyclone-naming

UK Flood Defence Alliance https://www.ukflooddefencealliance.com/lessons-flood-group-certuk-share-experience/

Award-Winning Story Map Spells Out Flood Danger to French Schoolchildren http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcwatch/0217/award-winning-story-map-spells-out-flood-danger-to-french-schoolchildren

Bradford flood network https://odileeds.org/blog/2017-02-17-bradford-flood-network?platform=hootsuite

How community groups are tackling flood risk http://newsandviews.zurich.co.uk/expert-lab/community-groups-tackling-flood-risk/

Social Media and Emergency Management

There are talks of “rebalancing” NASA’s mission as it continues to tweet about climate change http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/nasa-climate-change_us_58a91361e4b045cd34c2689e

Tweets re #CAstorm #flooding via The Tweeted Times http://tweetedtimes.com/v/13397

Five Oroville Dam workers were fired for posting spillway photographs to social media http://fox40.com/2017/02/19/oroville-dam-workers-fired-for-posting-spillway-photos-to-social-media/

Not owning a cellphone gives you time to ruminate and to rest https://aeon.co/ideas/not-owning-a-cellphone-gives-you-time-to-ruminate-and-to-rest

Each of us now has a more powerful voice with the use of social media https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/resist-social-media-movement-nancy-richmond?published=t

#MEXICOGP2017 To raise awareness of the Global Platform, UNISDR has launched the “From Sendai to Cancun” social media campaign http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2017/globalplatform/en/news-media

Disaster psychology

Living beneath a wall of water: Can Oroville residents trust the dam will hold? http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article133613859.html

Salient Public Beliefs Underlying Disaster Preparedness Behaviors: A Theory-Based Qualitative Study https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/div-classtitlesalient-public-beliefs-underlying-disaster-preparedness-behaviors-a-theory-based-qualitative-studydiv/3942A0CAD3076215AB972E5CE1B3CA99

Simulation model of pedestrians swarm in evacuation situations http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJCAT.2017.082267?journalCode=ijcat

United by grief: Two earthquake families finally meet after six years http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89706677/United-by-grief-Two-earthquake-families-finally-meet-after-six-years

What Firefighters Can Tell US About PTSD Risk http://www.newswise.com/articles/what-firefighters-can-tell-us-about-ptsd-risk#.WK8yXnUx6fk.twitter

Social capital, vulnerability and disasters

Societal Inequality and individual subjective well-being http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X16302216

How Black History Has Influenced Disaster Planning http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/floods/black-history-influenced-disaster-planning/

Flood resilience offers dignity to disabled people http://practicalaction.org/blog/news/campaigns/flood-resilience-for-people-of-disability-offers-dignity/

 

Today in disaster resilience (17 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news:

Current emergencies/disasters

Heavy floods create havoc on Northern California homes, roads http://www.kcra.com/article/heavy-floods-create-havoc-on-northern-california-homes-roads/8732807?src=app

NSW fires: Uarbry all but wiped out as firefighters continue to battle blazes http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/nsw-fires:-uarbry-wiped-out-as-crews-battle-blazes-in-nsw/8263820

Floodwaters claimed the life of another man trying to cross a road near the town http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-12/wa-floods-one-man-dead-another-missing-near-esperance/8263286

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38952847

Drought Turns to Deluge in California http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89650&src=twitter-nh

NSW fires: Many residents yet to return to homes in fire-ravaged central west http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/residents-yet-to-return-to-homes-in-fire-ravaged-in-central-west/8267088?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Farmers in Great Southern begin to assess flood damage to property http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/western-australian-farmers-assess-flood-damage/8266224

Deadly Night time Earthquake Strikes Philippines http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/02/11/deadly-philippines-earthquake/

Queensland storm clean-up underway after lightning, heavy rain lashes south-east http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-14/queensland-storm-clean-up-underway-after-lightning-rain-bom/8267866

WA weather: Natural disaster declared over Swan Valley, other areas hit by flooding http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/premier-declares-natural-disaster-over-swan-valley-flood-areas/8265464

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 12 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-bali-february-2017

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months worth of rain in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/saudi-arabia-flood-february-2017/

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Feb 2017: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Bagana https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/61669/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Feb-2017-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Bagana-Suw.html

Firefighters halt advance of Port Hill wildfire on city homes in Christchurch http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/16/new-zealand-firefighters-halt-advance-wildfire-city-homes-christchurch/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Southern California is facing its strongest storm in years https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/16/southern-california-is-facing-its-strongest-winter-storm-in-years-heres-the-forecast/?utm_term=.1e95cb27cf14

Storm Dineo kills at least seven people in Mozambique http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-storm-idUSKBN15V1LX

Disaster risk reduction

We may live in a post-truth era, but nature does not http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-barnett-nature-alternative-facts-20170210-story,amp.html

How the Shocks of Disasters are Impacted by the Stresses of Social Issues http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/How-the-shocks-of-disasters-are-impacted-by-the-stresses-of-social-issues.html

Protecting thousands of families living in Quito’s low-income neighbourhoods from disasters is an urgent task http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/metro-line-better-city-planning-to-aid-quitos-poor#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMSd1PWI%3D/

We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves https://theconversation.com/we-need-a-comprehensive-housing-approach-to-deal-with-heatwaves-72800

New property fees proposed to raise money to fight Washington wildfires http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/new-bills-in-olympia-aim-to-prepare-washington-for-wildfire-season/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Building a future above the floodwaters https://asunow.asu.edu/20170208-global-engagement-building-future-above-floodwaters-asu-anthropologists

Ventura fault can cause stronger shaking and more damage https://watchers.news/2017/02/16/ventura-fault-study-model-february-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

What the Oroville Dam crisis tells us about natural infrastructure http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2017/02/15/what-the-oroville-dam-crisis-tells-us-about-natural-infrastructure/

How to manage global catastrophic risk https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-to-manage-global-catastrophic-risk/

Building a National Seismic Monitoring Center: NEIC from 2000 to the Present http://m.srl.geoscienceworld.org//content/early/2017/02/13/0220170023.full

Zealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/27/3/article/GSATG321A.1.htm

Oroville crisis highlights risky dams, spotty inspections around U.S. http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/15/dam-safety-infrastructure-oroville/97921650/

High River flood homes being auctioned off by Alberta government http://www.newstalk770.com/2017/02/15/high-river-flood-homes-being-auctioned-off-by-alberta-government/

‘Virtual storms’ for Design of Coastal Flood Warning Systems and Defence https://www.hydro-international.com/content/news/virtual-storms-for-design-of-coastal-flood-warning-systems-and-defence

Floodscore is a simple yet useful tool that provides flood scores for single locations based on their risk to fluvial, pluvial and coastal flooding http://www.ambiental.co.uk/quantifying-flood-risk-and-claims-at-the-property-level/

 

Tabqa Dam at risk of ‘catastrophic’ flooding, UN warns http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/150220172

Emergency management

Review of a paper: the Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/02/09/dongla-landslide/

More details emerging on Western Australia’s new rural fire service and it is not part of the DFES https://emergency.life/2017/02/09/%F0%9F%87%A6%F0%9F%87%BA-more-details-emerging-on-western-australias-new-rural-fire-service-and-it-is-not-part-of-the-dfes/

5 essentials for the first 72 hours of disaster response https://medium.com/@UNOCHA/5-essentials-for-the-first-72-hours-of-disaster-response-51746452bc88#.90go2olax

Supporting civil authorities in the event of a domestic outbreak of a pandemic disease https://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/record/14344

Real-time updates of storms will help forecasters track and predict where the most damage could occur https://eos.org/articles/noaa-video-shows-satellite-views-of-louisiana-tornadoes

PG&E to Implement Earthquake Warning Technology http://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/87782

How Early Warning Systems Can Help Save People From Mudslides http://www.ictworks.org/2017/02/13/how-iot-early-warning-systems-can-help-save-people-from-mudslides/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1931 earthquake survivors share stories at Napier tea http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11799292

We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene https://theconversation.com/we-need-to-think-about-redefining-citizenship-in-the-anthropocene-72138

Learning for Sustainability http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002472/247275E.pdf

YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY Season 1 Now on YouTube http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/announcement/season-1-now-youtube/

Social Media and Emergency Management

“Social media is used for information, emotion and opinion but is not necessarily a useful way to learn as an evacuation proceeds” https://preparednessthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/oroville-evacuation-dont-rely-on-technology/

How learning communities form within the climate conversation on Twitter https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-the-climate-change-conversation-on-twitter-in-2016

Twitter Alerts Another Tool For Your Emergency Toolbox https://palmcentrix.com/2017/02/twitter-alerts/

Disaster psychology

PTSD and Communities http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/community/index.asp

The Ostrich Paradox http://wdp.wharton.upenn.edu/book/ostrich-paradox/?&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=salon&utm_campaign=ostrich-paradox&utm_content=link

Our memories are short — even when the consequences have already proven deadly http://www.salon.com/2017/02/12/why-disasters-repeat-themselves-we-ignore-the-lessons-of-the-past-at-our-own-expense/

Social capital and disasters

Building Belonging in an Age of Divisiveness http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-samuel/where-is-the-love-buildin_b_14372250.html

In Japan tsunami city, people power turns disaster into opportunity http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51848

The Tohoku disasters reinforce past evidence about the importance of social networks and social capital in disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/recovering-from-disasters-social-networks-matter-more-than-bottled-water-and-batteries-69611

 

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

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 (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