Today in disaster resilience (26 January 2018)

Disaster

 

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

A look at the flood, ice damage on Newfoundland’s west coast http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/water-damage-roads-washed-out-west-coast-newfoundland-1.4488529

Sydney’s Royal National Park bushfire downgraded after burning 600 hectares http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-20/sydneys-royal-national-park-blaze-downgraded/9345834

France floods: Red alert warnings issued as river levels rise https://www.thelocal.fr/20180122/south-west-france-on-alert-for-floods-as-downpours-continue?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Heavy rain and partial snow storm hit west Libya http://www.libyanexpress.com/heavy-rain-and-partial-snow-storm-hit-west-libya/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ireland and UK – Evacuations and Flood Rescues as Heavy Rain Causes Flash Flooding http://floodlist.com/europe/ireland-wales-devon-january-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead, 17 injured http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/2-dead-17-injured-in-kentucky-school-shooting/9355102?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 56,000 people flee https://www.yahoo.com/news/philippine-volcano-spews-fountains-lava-big-ash-plumes-005557402.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupts after 35 years of calm, leaves one dead and 18 injured https://watchers.news/2018/01/23/mount-kusatsu-shirane-erupts-after-35-years-of-calm/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Powerful M7.9 earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, triggers tsunami warnings https://watchers.news/2018/01/23/gulf-of-alaska-earthquake-tsunami-watch-hawaii/

Significant winter storm brings heavy snow and ice to Midwest, Plains https://watchers.news/2018/01/22/significant-winter-storm-brings-heavy-snow-and-ice-to-midwest-plains/

Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill https://watchers.news/2018/01/23/rare-snow-heaviest-since-2014-brings-tokyo-to-a-standstill/

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Jan 2018: Dukono volcano, Agung, Mayon, Sinabung, Sabancaya, Kadovar https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67196/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Jan-2018-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Mayon-Sinabung-Sabancaya-Kadovar.html

Earthquake swarm in progress along the coast of NSW, Australia https://watchers.news/2018/01/24/earthquake-swarm-in-progress-along-the-coast-of-nsw-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

European river flood risk increases http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/european-river-flood-risk-increases-180124091755156.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In the Tasman Sea during their expedition to investigate the relationship between tectonics and global climatic changes 50 million years ago https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2550-voyages-of-discovery

Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42626790#24348876-tw#1515852386943

Three Year Hot Streak “Existential Threat to Planet” http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56684

2017: Another record-breaking year for heat and extreme weather https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56697

Sydney weather: City to go from big heat to big sweat as hot 2018 start rolls on http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-city-to-go-from-big-heat-to-big-sweat-as-hot-2018-start-rolls-on-20180121-h0lyb7.html

El Niño in World History https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-45740-0

Heat loss from the Earth triggers ice sheet slide towards the sea https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/au-hlf011818.php

Mapping the Maldives for climate change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXuK7ehjAa8&feature=youtu.be

Climate change and weather extremes: Both heat and cold can kill https://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-weather-extremes-both-heat-and-cold-can-kill-77449?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Subjective measures of household resilience to climate variability and change: insights from a nationally representative survey of Tanzania https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol23/iss1/art9/

As reservoirs run dry, Cape Town races to improve its climate resilience https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/01/as-reservoirs-run-dry-cape-town-races-to-improve-its-climate-resilience/

New climate model promises to help avoid dangerous global warming http://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/new-climate-model-promises-help-avoid-dangerous-global-warming

Shrinking Mountain Glaciers Are Affecting People Downstream https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/shrinking-mountain-glaciers-are-affecting-people-downstream/

Beyond headline mitigation numbers: we need more transparent and comparable NDCs to achieve the Paris Agreement on climate change https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3281&utm_content=buffer9be42&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Big Jump of Record Warm Global Mean Surface Temperature in 2014-2016 Related to Unusually Large Oceanic Heat Releases http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL076500/abstract

Drivers of atmospheric CO2 http://folk.uio.no/roberan/t/CO2_drivers.shtml

Two scary Antarctic glaciers might be joining forces to speed up melt http://grist.org/briefly/two-scary-antarctic-glaciers-might-be-joining-forces-to-speed-up-melt/?utm_content=bufferc000d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Disaster risk reduction

 

Critical Thresholds, Extreme Weather, and Building Resilience in the South Central United States http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/case-studies/critical-thresholds-extreme-weather-and-building-resilience.html

100 Years Ago: Deadliest Flu in History Killed Tens of Millions: Could it Happen Again? https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2018/january/100-years-ago-deadliest-flu-in-history-killed-tens-of-millions-could-it-happen-again

100 million dead trees in the Sierra are a massive risk for unpredictable wildfires http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/01/18/sierra-wildfire-risk/?utm_content=buffer446ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

55% of India’s Natural Disasters This Century Have Been Floods, Says Report http://www.news18.com/news/india/55-percent-of-indias-natural-disasters-this-century-have-been-floods-says-report-1637889.html

Evaluating partnerships to enhance disaster risk management using multi-criteria analysis: An application at the pan-European level https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00267-017-0959-4

Natural hazard mitigation saves: 2017 interim report https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56608

Reconstructing Christchurch: A seismic shift in building structural systems https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56563

Guide to facilitating community-led disaster risk management https://www.crs.org/sites/default/files/tools-research/guide-to-facilitating-community-led-disaster-risk-management.pdf

Senior Professor Ross Bradstock | The future of bushfires: Are we ready for the Big Burn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBKwy7mFUnI&t=2s

How Houston’s newest homes survived Hurricane Harvey http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-houston-harvey-home-survivors/

The GloFAS system is composed of an integrated hydrometeorological forecasting chain and of a monitoring system that analyzes daily results and shows forecast flood events on a dedicated web platform http://globalfloods.jrc.ec.europa.eu/user-information/data-and-methods

Only three out of 160 social housing towers reclad after Grenfell fire https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/22/only-three-out-of-160-social-housing-towers-reclad-after-grenfell-fire

Looming Landslide Stokes Fears, May Help Disaster Predictions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/looming-landslide-stokes-fears-may-help-disaster-predictions/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Here come the megacities http://edge.ensia.com/here-come-the-megacities/

Further improvements needed to manage major flood risk in Paris and Seine basin http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/further-improvements-needed-to-manage-major-flood-risk-in-paris-and-seine-basin.htm

Big storms steal the headlines in the U.S., but flooding puts far more people at risk. And it’s going to get worse https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-12/world-s-biggest-weather-threat-isn-t-hurricanes

Corps Pitches Unprecedented Watershed Study After Harvey http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Corps-Pitches-Unprecedented-Watershed-Study-After-Harvey.html

City in a Swamp: Houston’s Flood Problems Are Only Getting Worse https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22012018/houston-flood-plain-development-hurricane-harvey-reservoirs-overflow?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

With 90% of Hull standing below the high-tide line, its devastating recent floods were a sign of things to come https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jan/03/hull-flood-plain-sea-level-yorkshire

Volcanoes of the World Database http://volcano.si.edu/

Buildings that better survive earthquakes http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018629110/buildings-that-better-survive-earthquakes

 

Emergency Management

Tepco spots Fukushima fuel debris in reactor 2, says fuel rod assembly ‘fell out of reactor’ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/20/national/tepco-spots-fukushima-fuel-debris-reactor-2-says-fuel-rod-assembly-fell-reactor/#.WmT-7ryWbIV

Yes, Hawaii emergency management stuck a password on a sticky note https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/01/18/yes-hawaii-emergency-management-stuck-a-password-on-a-sticky-note/

Building resilience to disasters https://www.mercycorps.org/articles/helping-communities-recover-faster-after-disaster

India: Odisha to get hi-tech cyclone early warning system soon http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/odisha-to-become-first-state-to-have-an-early-warning-system-in-april/story-3zCtM2g17cwpANmDQEIPmI.html

This report was produced by Florida’s House of Representatives Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness. It provides an overview of the events during hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56662

A participatory process to develop a landslide warning system: Paradoxes of responsibility sharing in a case study in Upper Austria http://www.mdpi.com/2079-9276/6/4/54

Towards an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness and response: Lessons learnt from non-nuclear events https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56611

Socio-economic consequences of post-disaster reconstruction in hazard-exposed areas https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-017-0002-z

Australian disaster resilience handbook 4: Evacuation planning https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56588

Mapping disasters https://mapaction.org/

Multi-User Virtual Reality Environment (MUVR) for conducting Subway Evacuation drills using Unity 3D and Oculus Rift http://www.cs.bowiestate.edu/sharad/vrlab/Subway.html

Names of Montecito mudslide victims released http://abc7.com/2930517/

Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies in NZ released https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/report-response-natural-disasters-and-emergencies-released

A software tool to help estimate how long it would take to recover from an earthquake and what socio-economic factors might influence recovery http://calseismic.org/2018/01/16/back-to-normal-earthquake-recovery-modeling-tool/

Fewer than half of FEMA Harvey requests approved, data show http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Fewer-than-half-of-FEMA-Harvey-requests-approved-12515142.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

County issued conflicting evacuation warnings before deadly Montecito mudslides http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-montecito-mud-20180123-story.html

Building back safer and stronger: A roadmap for Puerto Rico http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/370355-building-back-safer-and-stronger-a-roadmap-for-puerto-rico#.Wmjruj1SneU.twitter

Building Kathmandu Back Better http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56747

Victoria mayor defends tsunami evacuation plan as text-alert subscriptions soar http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/victoria-tsunami-alert-warning-vic-alerts-1.4501221

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Diversity in Disaster Conference https://www.diversityindisaster.com/

What Paris looked like during the 1910 ‘flood of the century’ https://www.thelocal.fr/20180123/in-pictures-what-paris-looked-like-during-the-1910-flood-of-the-century

European Flood Awareness System produced by Norrkoeping Visualization Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kBJ4Uw32XI

More destructive earthquakes received more media coverage leading to a longer duration of elevated public interest in earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/526296/what-googling-trends-tell-us-about-public-interest?redirectedFrom=fulltext

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Whether Twitter really is a public sphere or if it is simply a platform capitalist that monetises displays of outrage? http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/01/24/do-we-misrecognise-the-political-power-of-twitter/

 

 

Disaster psychology

Trust and distrust of tsunami vertical evacuation buildings: Extending protection motivation theory to examine choices under social influence http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917302108

Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety: study https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climate-depression/concern-over-climate-change-linked-to-depression-anxiety-study-idUSKBN1F738X

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Building resilience through transitions http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-01-18-from-social-to-transformative-innovations.html

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Today in disaster resilience (19 January 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Biting cold has so far claimed 27 lives in Bangladesh http://www.newagebd.net/article/32468/cold-wave-on-new-spell-coming

PNG Governor orders evacuation of second volcano as eruption fears mount http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-14/thousands-evacuated-from-png-volcano-amid-eruption-fears/9327952

Peru quake: Magnitude 7.1 sea tremor topples buildings http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/348098/peru-quake-magnitude-7-point-1-sea-tremor-topples-buildings

‘We makes the best of everything’: Resilience in wake of flooding on Newfoundland’s west coast http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/crews-work-through-night-flooding-newfoundland-west-coast-1.4486827

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38 https://apnews.com/7bf0e04c65a7448b85f2a17872108216/Double-suicide-bombing-in-Baghdad-kills-at-least-38-people?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Western Newfoundland still cleaning up from flood, request for federal disaster money likely http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/western-newfoundland-flood-cleanup-1.4487376

Fire crews have now fully enclosed the largest wildfire ever recorded in California http://www.scpr.org/news/2018/01/12/79756/thomas-fire-fully-contained-38-days-later/

Philippines – 11 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Visayas and Mindanao http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-landslides-visayas-mindanao-january-2018

Mayon Volcano forces evacuation of nearly 40,000 people http://temblor.net/volcano-insights/mayon-volcano-forces-evacuation-of-nearly-40000-people-6128/

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jan 2018: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67075/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jan-2018-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Reven.html

Paraguay – Thousands Evacuated in Asunción as River Levels Rise http://floodlist.com/america/paraguay-asuncion-floods-january-2018

Deadly storm hits Netherlands with hurricane-force winds https://watchers.news/2018/01/18/deadly-storm-hits-netherlands-with-hurricane-force-winds/

Winter storm claims 10 lives across the US South https://watchers.news/2018/01/18/winter-storm-claims-10-lives-across-the-us-south/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change will result in increased hydrological extremes in the upstream domains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra http://www.futurewater.eu/2018/01/hydrological-extremes/?utm_content=bufferf2fd9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Anthropogenic warming impacts on California snowpack during drought http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL072104/abstract

Could we retrofit Antarctica’s glaciers to keep them from collapsing? http://grist.org/briefly/could-we-retrofit-antarcticas-glaciers-to-keep-them-from-collapsing/?utm_content=buffer2d618&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How do climate models work? https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-how-do-climate-models-work

Which works better: climate fear, or climate hope? Well, it’s complicated https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/04/climate-fear-or-hope-change-debate?CMP=share_btn_tw

What do cold snaps have to do with climate change? https://phys.org/news/2018-01-cold-snaps-climate.html

It’s Official: 2017 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record http://e360.yale.edu/digest/its-official-2017-was-the-second-hottest-year-on-record

Australia’s coastal living is at risk from sea level rise, but it’s happened before https://theconversation.com/australias-coastal-living-is-at-risk-from-sea-level-rise-but-its-happened-before-87686?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientist warns of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea http://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/scientist-warns-of-more-frequent-cyclones-in-arabian-sea/

Fire, Ice, and Climate Change in Iceland http://glacierhub.org/2018/01/16/fire-ice-climate-change-iceland/

Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020 https://qz.com/1179753/by-2020-renewable-electricity-will-be-consistently-cheaper-than-fossil-fuel-power/

Why remote Antarctica is so important in a warming world https://theconversation.com/why-remote-antarctica-is-so-important-in-a-warming-world-88197?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Emergent constraint on equilibrium climate sensitivity from global temperature variability https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25450

Global warming won’t reach worst-case scenario – study http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/348349/global-warming-won-t-reach-worst-case-scenario-study

Weather and climate: they’re not the same thing, folks! https://blog.nature.org/conservancy/2018/01/05/lost-in-the-tweetstorm-the-truth-about-climate-doesnt-change-with-the-weather/

Was this latest hurricane caused by global warming or not? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfkS7LqCMDQ&feature=youtu.be

Studies predict a 4.8°C rise in mean annual temperature and a mean 70cm rise in sea level rise by 2100 in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam https://www.sei-international.org/-news-archive/3849?utm_content=bufferb7f45&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

New visualizations bring the alarming realities of climate change down to Earth http://mashable.com/2018/01/18/2017-top-3-warmest-years-visualizations-modern-art/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#jkcqRsR3Miqq

2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

Assessing the Global Climate in 2017 https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201712?position=0&list=I01Le2zdAXWaL5f_bNwAR8ANefyxnQXsBlA-R0v-U4o

 

Disaster risk reduction

 

Coastal resilience still elusive and expensive https://ctmirror.org/2018/01/08/sandy-5-irene-6-coastal-resilience-still-elusive-and-expensive/

Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and World Renewal Ceremonies into Fire Adaptation: An Indigenous Stewardship Model https://fireadaptednetwork.org/traditional-ecological-knowledge-world-renewal-ceremonies-fire-adaptation/?platform=hootsuite

Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study http://www.news1130.com/2018/01/13/potentially-huge-losses-from-future-earthquakes-in-eastern-canada-study/

Act now to protect millions from floods — study http://www.dw.com/en/act-now-to-protect-millions-from-floods-study/a-42110153

India’s advocacy of disaster risk management will save lives http://www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/india-s-advocacy-of-disaster-risk-management-will-save-lives/story-2Cb7jmcaAg1QWez2I8oJjM.html

River Floods Will Threaten Tens of Millions in Next 25 Years https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/river-floods-will-threaten-tens-of-millions-in-next-25-years/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

We could learn much more from 1918 pandemic – the (mis)fortune of research relying on original death certificates http://www.annalsofepidemiology.org/article/S1047-2797(17)30719-6/fulltext?utm_content=buffer41a0b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5271505/Future-floods-mind-California-town-rebuilds.html

£42M Humber Hull Frontages go ahead https://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/news/42m-humber-hull-frontages-go-ahead/

UK China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme https://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/international-research-and-collaborations/newton-fund-programmes/uk-china-urban-flooding-research-impact-programme

Drone footage of huge fissure opening behind imminent landslide https://boingboing.net/2018/01/15/drone-footage-of-huge-fissure.html

Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance goes into next phase https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/zurich-flood-resilience-alliance-goes-next-phase-michael-szoenyi/

Natural Hazard Data: A Practical Guide https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/institutional-document/387631/natural-hazard-data-practical-guide-main.pdf

Flood Resilience Program extended for five more years https://practicalaction.org/blog/programmes/disaster-risk-reduction-2/flood-resilience-program-extended-for-five-more-years/

Whole of England to be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding and illegal waste dumps http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/england-mapped-lasers-flooding-waste-dumps-a8134156.html

The UK Environment Agency has launched a consultation which considers proposals to transfer ‘flood risk management activities’ on a number of stretches of watercourses to local groups http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/news/16012018/management-rivers-could-go-communities

In Capitol Hill debate over future of flood insurance, role of private market disputed http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_65a077ee-f857-11e7-bfbc-7bf9154d2b30.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Deadly California mudslides show the need for maps and zoning that better reflect landslide risk https://theconversation.com/deadly-california-mudslides-show-the-need-for-maps-and-zoning-that-better-reflect-landslide-risk-90087?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Natural Hazards Partnership: A public-sector collaboration across the UK for natural hazard disaster risk reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303370

The tide is high: what steps are we taking to ensure that rising seas and catastrophic weather don’t swallow American communities whole? https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/the-tide-is-high/

Repeated flooding spurs Harris County to discuss plans for $1 billion bond package in 2018 https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/city-county/2018/01/16/repeated-flooding-spurs-harris-county-discuss-plans-1-billion-bond-package-2018/

Nine Ways to Start Connecting Stormwater and  Floodplain Management: A New Report http://willamettepartnership.org/connecting-stormwater-floodplain-management-new-report/?utm_content=buffer9da07&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Global Risks Report 2018 https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2018/

Can technology help us prepare for flooding? See how it’s working in Indonesia https://www.ctc-n.org/news/ctcn-video-indonesia-can-technology-help-us-prepare-flooding

The risk of extreme weather ending human existence is topped only by the risk posed by weapons of mass destruction http://www.newsweek.com/human-existence-threatened-more-extreme-weather-not-weapons-mass-destruction-783589

Reconciling Opportunity and Resilience in Changing Times http://www.brinknews.com/reconciling-opportunity-and-resilience-in-changing-times/

Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180117125525.htm

Towards a flood resilient future https://reunder40s.blog/2018/01/16/towards-a-flood-resilient-future/

A Dutch Bridge Designed to Flood as Water Levels Rise https://www.fastcodesign.com/90156536/a-dutch-bridge-designed-to-flood-as-water-levels-rise

Quantifying the Impact of 20-Year Flood Frequency on Land Cover Change Type http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajcea/6/1/2/

Emergency Management

Many people didn’t evacuate after being told to do so before Californian mudslide https://apnews.com/4277c52e92fb415ead6a7ce0fbcf9850?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APWestRegion

School Flooding Shows Need for Better Storm Preparedness, Recovery Planning http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/01/09/school-flooding-shows-need-for-better-storm-preparedness-recovery-planning

Using data from both government and volunteer sources is key to an effective disaster response strategy http://www.govtech.com/data/GT-JanuaryFebruary-2018-How-Trusting-Tech-Can-Improve-Disaster-Response.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hks-twitter&utm_source=twitter

A false alert of an impending missile attack highlights just how unprepared the country is for nuclear disaster https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/pandemonium-and-rage-in-hawaii/550529/?utm_source=atltw

‘It was like Niagara Falls’: how California’s rich and poor united against a tide of mud https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/14/california-mudslides-montecito-verdugo-los-angeles

£3m Ark training centre to be lifesaver in flood emergencies https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/3m-ark-training-centre-to-be-lifesaver-in-flood-emergencies-1-6587204

Flooding in Madagascar, a first assessment from Satellite https://www.earthstartsbeating.com/2018/01/12/flooding-in-madagascar-a-first-assessment-from-satellite/

Haitians have shown tremendous resilience after the 2010 earthquake and every year subsequently as they face a new hurricane season http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/announcements/2018/eight-years-after-the-earthquake–haitians-need-support-to-boost.html#.Wlqwh5A9yV8.twitter

Preventing an emergency from turning into a disaster requires political, operational and technical elements https://quarterly.blog.gov.uk/2018/01/10/science-in-emergencies/

As summer temperatures rise in Australia, emergency services and communities must work together to plan and react to major bushfires https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/why-we-must-be-ready-for-bushfires-this-summer

Emergency Cellphone Alerts Didn’t go out Until after Mudslides Began in Montecito http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Emergency-Cellphone-Aalerts-Didnt-go-out-Until-after-Mudslides-Began-in-Montecito.html

Rebuilding the Puerto Rico Seismic Network after Irma and Maria https://www.seismosoc.org/news/rebuilding-puerto-rico-seismic-network-irma-maria/

Flood governance in Canada: Who’s minding the store? https://www.insblogs.com/business-risks/flood-governance-canada-whos-minding-store/6285

European Fire News Portal http://effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/applications/fire-news/

Tanzanian drone pilots react to worst flooding in 100 years https://werobotics.org/blog/2018/01/17/flooding-in-dar-es-salaam/

Tornado Sirens Sound Funny? It’s Time to Duck and Cover http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Tornado-Sirens-Sound-Funny-Its-Time-to-Duck-and-Cover.html

Florida County Officials Take Heat over Irma Response http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Florida-County-Officials-Take-Heat-over-Irma-Response.html

Methodological Framework for Analysing Cascading Effects from Flood Events: The Case of Sukhumvit Area, Bangkok, Thailand http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/1/81

Australian swimmers saved by drone in ‘world-first rescue’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/348438/australian-swimmers-saved-by-drone-in-world-first-rescue

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies; A WHO Guideline for Emergency Risk Communication (ERC) policy and practice http://www.who.int/risk-communication/guidance/download/en/

‘I think the concept that the fire department will come and save you all the time is a myth’ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/house-fires-firefighters-national-building-code-1.4482786

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day

Aggregated knowledge from a small number of debates outperforms the wisdom of large crowds https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0273-4?utm_content=buffer97fae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Are you flood ready? Our guide for January http://www.floodadvisoryservice.co.uk/2018-are-you-flood-ready-our-top-tips-for-january?platform=hootsuite

False Alarm Kick-Starts Improvements to Emergency Communications https://www.hsdl.org/c/false-alarm-kick-starts-improvements-emergency-communications/

Australia’s ‘deadliest natural hazard’: what’s your heatwave plan? https://theconversation.com/australias-deadliest-natural-hazard-whats-your-heatwave-plan-90165

Children with Disabilities and Disasters Risk Reduction in New Zealand https://www.eqc.govt.nz/sites/public_files/1402-Children-with-disabilities-andDRR-in-NZ.pdf

Can the risk of coastal hazards be better communicated? https://ac.els-cdn.com/S2212420917303321/1-s2.0-S2212420917303321-main.pdf?_tid=29f48566-fbcf-11e7-a2f3-00000aab0f02&acdnat=1516225472_552c0ce06e97c4d7b4d1ccff92d19d8c

 Physical models to demonstrate the key principles of flood and coastal risk management http://www.jbatrust.org/how-we-help/physical-models/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

How social media helped save lives right after Somalia’s deadliest attack ever https://qz.com/1103014/somalias-deadliest-ever-mogadishu-attack-was-lessened-by-technology/

Analyzing disasters on social media: Kate Starbird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoQzJ_T1Tno&feature=youtu.be

 

Disaster psychology

The impacts of climate change on Americans’ health and psychological well-being http://climateforhealth.org/mental-health-impacts-report?utm_content=buffer1bf2c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Study: Many survivors of Joplin tornado experienced growth alongside stress http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/study-many-survivors-of-joplin-tornado-experienced-growth-alongside-stress/article_1fb1ade4-5b68-5602-97ac-ac0b07bf8df4.html

The effect of repeated exposure trauma on firefighters https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/011718.html

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

A compassionate and piercing look at the communities ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/16/ghosts-of-tsunami-japan-disaster-richard-lloyd-parry-review?CMP=share_btn_tw

Deconstructing Disaster https://www.americanscientist.org/article/deconstructing-disaster