Today in disaster resilience (28 December 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 429 as Volcano Threat Remains https://www.wsj.com/articles/volcano-remains-threat-to-tsunami-hit-indonesia-11545667946

Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/krakatau/news/72509/Krakatau-volcano-Sunda-Strait-Indonesia-activity-update-Large-portion-of-Anak-Krakatau-appears-to-ha.html?fbclid=IwAR0z6CxpeDEb1yqAJFb0iViN5yZYjczIDBpgZH_TL7NSpPI3IDPMFwxpVA8

Last moments of the show: Tsunami crashes into crowd as Indonesian pop band play live https://www.rt.com/news/447239-tsunami-crash-boys-band/

Thousands affected by flash floods in Lanka https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/thousands-affected-by-flash-floods-in-lanka/article25814370.ece

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-etna-idUSKCN1ON0TI?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c21664904d30112758d9fef&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Mount Etna: Aerial footage shows damage from Italy quakes https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-46689502/mount-etna-aerial-footage-shows-damage-from-italy-quakes

Low-carbon ‘net zero’ buildings are starting to catch on in the U.S. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/net-zero-buildings-are-catching-on/

Over 74 000 affected, 11 000 evacuated due to flash floods in Sri Lanka https://watchers.news/2018/12/26/sri-lanka-flood-december-2018/

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Dec 2018: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Krakatoa, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72612/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Dec-2018-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Krakatoa-Shiveluch-Re.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia’s climate has warmed by just over 1 °C since 1910, leading to an increase in the frequency of extreme heat events http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/australias-changing-climate.shtml?hootPostID=5ab8bb3ec33a9a6eb331b3f2b9c2e234

Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/addressing-the-inevitable-how-to-prepare-for-the-climate-change-flood-a-1241890.html

The Most Important Environmental Stories of 2018 https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/most-important-environmental-stories-2018?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=sierramag&utm_medium=national_social

Mountain of Evidence Confirms: Climate Change Is Really, Really Bad for Human Health and Well-Being https://www.livescience.com/64300-climate-change-endangers-human-health.html

Deadly weather: the human cost of 2018’s climate disasters – visual guide https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2018/dec/21/deadly-weather-the-human-cost-of-2018s-climate-disasters-visual-guide?CMP=soc_567

Climate Change and the Rise of Poverty http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Climate_Change_and_the_Rise_of_Poverty.html

Australia heatwave to break Christmas weather records with temperatures up to 47C forecast https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/24/christmas-day-heatwave-weather-records-temperatures-forecast-heat-wave-australia-sydney-melbourne-adelaide?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hydropower can ‘drive up CO2 emissions’ https://www.sustainability-times.com/low-carbon-energy/hydropower-can-drive-up-co2-emissions/

Greenland ice melting ‘even in winter’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-46646203

A Year of Climate Change Evidence: Notes from a Science Reporter’s Journal https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24122018/climate-change-evidence-reports-2018-year-review-ipcc-arctic-emissions-gap-national-assessment?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Nowhere to go” on the front lines of climate change https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/12/13/nowhere-go-front-lines-climate-change?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Characterizing the Indian Ocean sea level changes and potential coastal flooding impacts under global warming https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169418309594

Thinking about Climate on a Dark, Dismal Morning https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/thinking-about-climate-on-a-dark-dismal-morning/

Are We Too Late to Solve The Climate Change Crisis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLlrw3M6c8&feature=youtu.be

China’s Glaciers Supply Water to Billions. They’re Vanishing https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-12-26/graphic-asias-toppling-water-tower-101362828.html?rkey=4jojc%2BU9Dvtd0l7r3%2FmJiPFL%2FE7ci4pKWfksr3a1LfCG2CytOnCYFA%3D%3D&cxg=web&Sfrom=twitter

As glaciers disappear, humans lose a lot more than ice https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/12/glaciers-disappear-melting-ice-impacts-human-culture-history/

2019 may be the warmest year on record as a result of an El Niño event exacerbated by global warming https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/2019-may-be-the-warmest-year-on-record-as-a-result-of-an-el-nino-event-exacerbated-by-global-warming/70006943

Australia’s extreme heatwave spans five states with high of 49C forecast https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/27/australias-extreme-heatwave-spans-five-states-with-high-of-49c-forecast?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46637102

2018 – the hottest La Niña year ever recorded https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/2018-the-hottest-la-nina-year-ever-recorded/

Majority of glaciers in Western Canada will likely disappear in next 50 years: expert https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/majority-of-glaciers-in-western-canada-will-likely-disappear-in-next-50-years-expert-1.4232003

 

Disaster risk reduction

What caused the Sunda Strait tsunami? https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/12/23/what-caused-the-sunda-strait-tsunami.html

Tsunami Possibly Triggered By Anak Krakatau Strikes Indonesia. Here’s What You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/22/indonesias-krakatoa-just-made-a-deadly-tsunami-heres-everything-you-need-to-know/amp/

White House Orders Up More Logging To Combat Wildfires https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-executive-order-forest-management-wildfire_us_5c1d7c4ce4b05c88b6f8bde4?ec_carp=2575254777395066221

Inner structure of the Krakatau volcanic complex (Indonesia) from gravity and bathymetry data https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/037702739400038I

Tsunami hazard related to a flank collapse of Anak Krakatau Volcano, Sunda Strait, Indonesia http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/361/1/79

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46667970

Indonesia tsunami: How a volcano can be the trigger https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46666633

Landslide probability may depend more on riverside steepness than on hillsides above https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/12/21/landslide-probability-may-depend-more-on-riverside-steepness-than-on-hillsides-above/

Alaska’s newly expanded network of seismic stations keep a detailed diary of the earth’s rumbles https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2018/12/22/alaskas-newly-expanded-network-of-seismic-stations-keep-a-detailed-diary-of-the-earths-rumbles/?fbclid=IwAR0FYf17S-JOV4Gy0EGZNyIl746v7AndYweS9pOrw04yx8fotMQ14Y2APE8

Reducing flooding by restoring the bends to waterways https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/22/quiet-and-healthy-flows-the-gently-meandering-river

Rising sea levels, fierce hurricanes: How SC plans to deal with more flooding https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article223264325.html

Experts have warned that twice as many Scottish homes and businesses than previously thought could be at risk of flooding https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46638329

The case of Tokyo: a pbs special on Sinking Cities: Tokyo https://www.pbs.org/video/sinking-cities-tokyo-sg5m7t/

Hampton hopes flooding solutions developed in new partnership can help entire region https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/hampton/hampton-hopes-flooding-solutions-developed-in-new-partnership-can-help-entire-region/1667169259

Proposed state fund would help facilitate flood buyouts in SC https://www.postandcourier.com/news/proposed-state-fund-would-help-facilitate-flood-buyouts-in-sc/article_12b57dde-fef7-11e8-9a1a-abc58c71d2ed.html

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: How Far Have We Come? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-1918-influenza-pandemic-how-far-have-we-come/

New building code to improve resilience http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/local/item/71630-new-building-code-to-improve-resilience/71630-new-building-code-to-improve-resilience

Afghanistan—Multi-hazard risk assessment https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Afghanistan_MHRA.pdf

Understanding Niamey’s flood risk through open source mapping, drones, and modelling http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/understanding-niameys-flood-risk-through-open-source-mapping-drones-and-modeling

Flood modeller webinar and videos https://www.floodmodeller.com/help-support/learning/videos-webinars/#cKZ2UW_tc30

In Ellicott City, painful debate on preventing deadly floods in historic district https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/in-ellicott-city-painful-debate-on-preventing-deadly-floods-in-historic-district/2018/12/24/94466fc8-02eb-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.683282e9f00b

2018 will be the first year with no violent tornadoes in the United States https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/12/26/will-be-first-year-with-no-violent-tornadoes-united-states/?utm_term=.6fe886d5007b

As Floods Push Homes Higher, the Disabled Risk Being Pushed Out https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-21/as-floods-push-homes-higher-the-disabled-risk-being-pushed-out

Anak Krakatau’s Alert Level Has Been Raised. Here’s What That Means https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/27/anak-krakataus-alert-level-has-been-raised-heres-what-that-means/#779e61a36471

After a Natural Disaster, Is It Better to Rebuild or Retreat? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/after-a-natural-disaster-is-it-better-to-rebuild-or-retreat.html

Missourians want action over too-high Illinois levee https://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20181226/missourians-want-action-over-too-high-illinois-levee

Emergency Management

2018’s Most Horrific Sign Of Things To Come Was People With Disabilities Dying In Disasters https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-2018-disasters-climate-change-disabilities_us_5c1bc563e4b0407e90784909?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Mopping up and moving on: Kaiaua a year on from devastating flood https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12176096

Indonesia recovers and shifts to preparedness https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/indonesia-recovers-and-shifts-preparedness

Be a better firefighter with post-incident analysis https://www.firerescue1.com/cod-company-officer-development/articles/2116232-Be-a-better-firefighter-with-post-incident-analysis/

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/in-natural-disasters-a-disability-can-be-a-death-sentence_us_5c1ba22ee4b0407e9077eb58?ec_carp=4626352572445210702

Tsunami Relief: Doctors Without Borders Responds to Indonesia Tsunami Disaster https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/article/tsunami-relief-doctors-without-borders-responds-indonesia-tsunami-disaster

Indonesia’s tsunami early warning system hasn’t worked since 2012, official says https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/International/indonesias-tsunami-early-warning-system-worked-2012-official/story?id=59998468

Kedarnath floods: Gone girl returns after 5 years https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/kedarnath-floods-gone-girl-returns-after-5-years/articleshow/67249552.cms

Low-cost tsunami warning could prevent future deaths https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/11/12/low-cost-tsunami-warning-prevent-future-deaths-2/

What a century of bushfire data teaches us about how to save lives this summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-27/bushfire-history-australia-data-saving-lives/10606144?pfmredir=sm

FEMA Curtails New Flood Insurance Policies During Government Shutdown https://bankingjournal.aba.com/2018/12/fema-curtails-new-flood-insurance-policies-during-government-shutdown/?utm_campaign=ABA-Newsbytes-122718-Special&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tsunami caused by volcanic sources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXHN14IHtLY&list=PLfp1hFsaJhKb65S435kfm_CHQ_PrDavx0&index=7

Rain disaster in western Japan tops domestic news stories of 2018 https://japantoday.com/category/national/rain-disaster-in-western-japan-tops-domestic-news-stories-of-2018

Improving Disaster Response with Virtual and Mixed Reality https://transmitter.ieee.org/improving-disaster-response-with-virtual-and-mixed-reality/#.XCPvVSo5vg4.twitter

Humanoids at Work: The WALK-MAN Robot in a Postearthquake Scenario https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8357475

MOOC: Introduction to Water and Climate https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/introduction-to-water-and-climate/

 

Disaster psychology

Why natural disasters make men take more risks https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/disasters-make-men-take-more-risks

Variation in risk seeking behaviour following large losses: A natural experiment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292114000725?via%3Dihub

Extreme weather and dire climate reports are intensifying the mental health effects of global warming: depression and resignation about the future https://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/climate-grief-growing-emotional-toll-climate-change-n946751

Disaster risk reduction: Psychological perspectives on preparedness https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329899697_Disaster_risk_reduction_Psychological_perspectives_on_preparedness

Why do people in Indonesia still live in disaster-prone areas? https://theconversation.com/why-do-people-in-indonesia-still-live-in-disaster-prone-areas-105868?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

 

Sociology and Disasters

Catalyzing Transformative Changes for Resilience: Integrated Land-Use Planning for Enhanced Social Capital https://www.i-s-e-t.org/transformative-change-nepal

Indians promised benefits of 100 smart cities, but the poor are sidelined again https://theconversation.com/indians-promised-benefits-of-100-smart-cities-but-the-poor-are-sidelined-again-107787

Does Social Capital Encourage Disaster Evacuation? Evidence from a Cyclone in Bangladesh https://www.jica.go.jp/jica-ri/publication/workingpaper/wp_178.html#.XCIoJ9dzokk.twitter

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Today in disaster resilience (14 December 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Fourth body recovered in Kyrenia: Authorities locate body of woman who perished in a flash flood accident in the north http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fourth-body-recovered-in-kyrenia

Vietnam – Floods Leave 2 Dead, 4,000 Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-quang-tri-binh-dinh-december-2018

Major clean-up after flood hits Cornwall coastal village https://news.sky.com/story/two-people-rescued-after-major-flooding-hits-cornwall-coastal-village-10953368

At least 100 cars were trapped in flash floods on the Hume Freeway north of Wangaratta https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-13/melbourne-rain-and-severe-weather-weather-forecast/10613542

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 Dec 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72254/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-Dec-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Turrialba-Clevel.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Largest ever group of global investors call for more action to meet Paris targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/10/largest-ever-group-of-global-investors-call-for-more-action-to-meet-paris-targets

Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46496967

Coastal Warning: An Unwelcome Messenger on the Risks of Rising Seas https://e360.yale.edu/features/coastal-warning-an-unwelcome-messenger-on-risks-of-rising-seas

Plunging Prices Mean Building New Renewable Energy Is Cheaper Than Running Existing Coal https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2018/12/03/plunging-prices-mean-building-new-renewable-energy-is-cheaper-than-running-existing-coal/#3ef4fac131f3 Greenland is losing ice at fastest rate in 350 years https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07617-1?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf203836210=1Wildfire scientists say Paradise is a warning https://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/12/10/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-weir-pkg-vpx.cnn

Some weather extremes are now 2-5 times more likely because of global warming, research shows https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10122018/extreme-weather-climate-attribution-lucifer-heat-wave-harvey-flooding-ams-study

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

New renewable energy is now the same cost or cheaper than existing coal power stations https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/new-wind-and-solar-now-as-cheap-as-existing-coal/

NASA says it has detected the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of glaciers in East Antarctica https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46517396

Arctic breaks records with 5-year heat streak https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/arctic-report-card-climate-change-1.4940997

2018 Arctic Report Card https://arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2018

Imperial Beach, California, sues fossil-fuel companies over sea-level rise https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/city-sues-fossil-fuel-companies/

Climate change was behind 15 weather disasters in 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/12/10/climate-change-was-behind-weather-disasters/?utm_term=.38a44da250eb

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models? https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models

Cooperation is key to improve climate change adaptation across Europe’s border regions https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/cooperation-is-key-to-improve?utm_source=EEASubscriptions&utm_medium=RSSFeeds&utm_campaign=Generic

Insurance claims linked to global warming are set to surpass $15 billion this year as events like tornadoes in Italy become routine https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-12/europe-s-climate-insurance-claims-climb-disasters-tornado-flood

Climate change is ‘shrinking winter’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46547064

El Nino events to become ‘stronger’ and more intense, study finds https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/el-nino-events-to-become-stronger-and-more-intense-study-finds-20181212-p50lrv.html

Scary warming in the Arctic https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-report-finds-second-warmest-year-on-record-in-the-arctic/

Use psychology for better climate communications https://citizensclimatelobby.org/use-psychology-for-better-climate-communications/

People Are Already Dying By The Thousands Because We Ignored Earlier Climate Change Warnings https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-climate-change-deaths_us_5c101e14e4b0ac5371799b1c

Climate change is here, and local leaders in Florida are leading the fight https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2018/12/10/climate-change-is-here-and-local-leaders-in-florida-are-leading-the-fight/

Technology for Climate Justice: A Reporting Framework for Loss and Damage as Part of Key Global Agreements https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_22

Twenty-first century glacier slowdown driven by mass loss in High Mountain Asia https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0271-9

Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/13/australias-carbon-emissions-highest-on-record-data-shows?CMP=soc_568

UNDP climate curriculum reaches 50,000 pupils across Eurasia http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/undp-climate-curriculum-reaches-50-000-pupils-across-eurasia.html#.XBI5HlA-pwc.twitter

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide https://phys.org/news/2018-12-record-wet-record-dry-months-regions-worldwide.html

Major cities can fight climate change and make billions: researchers https://www.eco-business.com/news/major-cities-can-fight-climate-change-and-make-billions-researchers/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Malibu: Planet Labs images of the first round of mudflows https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/12/05/malibu-mudflows-1/

Building Coastal Resilience through Innovation http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Building_Coastal_Resilience_through_Innovation.html

West must develop wildfire ethic to survive https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/How-we-must-learn-to-live-with-wildfire-13446181.php?utm_campaign=email-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

How Satellites and Big Data Are Predicting the Behavior of Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-satellites-and-big-data-are-predicting-behavior-hurricanes-and-other-natural-disasters-180970893/#4Ui6BExxqRaEp3dy.99

When do tremors stop being aftershocks and start being new earthquakes? https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/12/06/2788-and-counting-when-do-tremors-stop-being-aftershocks-and-start-being-new-earthquakes/

Global Volcanism Program https://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=251020

What Venice Can Teach American Cities https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/12/what-us-cities-can-learn-from-venices-floods/577255/

Flood-risk reduction: Structural measures and diverse strategies https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329416420_Flood-risk_reduction_Structural_measures_and_diverse_strategies

Wildfires Will Only Get Worse in the Southeast Because of Climate Change, Report Says http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Wildfires-Will-Only-get-Worse-in-the-Southeast-Because-of-Climate-Change.html

A Supervolcano with a Cold Heart May Be Brewing in Chile https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-supervolcano-with-a-cold-heart-may-be-brewing-in-chile/

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt http://theconversation.com/many-african-countries-are-flooding-risking-decades-of-development-if-they-do-not-adapt-106581

Life in the Flood Zone: Houston’s Fight to Survive After the Storm of the Century https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/houston-hurricane/

Economic Damage From California Fires Spreads Further Than Blazes https://www.wsj.com/articles/economic-damage-from-california-fires-spreads-further-than-blazes-11544524201

New El Nino could bring flooding this winter, meteorologists warn https://news.sky.com/story/new-el-nino-could-bring-flooding-this-winter-meteorologists-warn-11565396

Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181211122442.htm

California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas https://apnews.com/d2f76432db1749d4918e55624a47c654?utm_medium=APWestRegion&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

The Government of Canada today announced it will provide $2.36 million to the Province of Ontario for flood mitigation projects https://trca.ca/news/federal-funding-flood-mitigation-projects/

Turkey finances dam to tackle Djibouti floods https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/turkey-finances-dam-to-tackle-djibouti-floods/1334261

Home delinquency rates, down overall, soar in cities hit by fires, flooding https://www.inman.com/2018/12/11/delinquency-rates-down-overall-soar-in-cities-hit-by-fires-flooding/

Tragic wildfires will continue until we rethink our communities https://theconversation.com/tragic-wildfires-will-continue-until-we-rethink-our-communities-107346

Lessons from calibrating a global flood forecasting system https://hepex.irstea.fr/calibrating-a-global-flood-forecasting-system/

Scientists say too often after deadly disasters, like the recent wildfires in California, there is a rush to rebuild, but not always smartly https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676346814/natural-disasters-and-the-pause-button

Urban Flooding Is Worryingly Widespread in the U.S., But Under-Studied https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/12/urban-flooding-report-climate-change-data-disaster/577327/

A national look at the causes and impacts of urban flooding https://cdr.umd.edu/urban-flooding-report

Forty years ago, an epic flood pushed a tiny Wisconsin village to a new place on the map. In the age of climate change, it’s a model for the nation https://progressive.org/magazine/moving-on/

National Geohazards Monitoring Centre is Go https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/national-geohazards-monitoring-centre-is-go

Documentary data and the study of past droughts: a global state of the art https://www.clim-past.net/14/1915/2018/

Community participation in cross-border water management – the case of Dai hong commune of Quang Nam Province and the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin https://www.i-s-e-t.org/dai-hong-case-study-water-window

Houses in hurricane strike zones are built back bigger https://phys.org/news/2018-12-houses-hurricane-zones-built-bigger.html

Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover https://www.npr.org/2018/12/09/673890767/fire-resistant-is-not-fire-proof-california-homeowners-discover

NASA Provides New Look at Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Maria https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-provides-new-look-at-puerto-rico-post-hurricane-maria

Deadly European flash floods in 2018 https://www.essl.org/cms/deadly-flash-floods-in-2018/

2018’s Precipitation Records On One Map http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/2018s-precipitation-records-on-one-map

Reducing Uncertainties in Catastrophe Loss Modelling: New Advances https://www.bigdataearth.com/bushfire/reducing-uncertainties-catastrophe-loss-modelling-new-advances/

Pioneering new flood insurance with FloodFlash https://www.fsb-insurance-service.com/fsb-insurance-service-blog/pioneering-new-flood-insurance-with-floodflash/

 

Emergency Management

The Crisis Management Team’s Role During a Physical Emergency https://www.crisisconferences.com/crisis-management-teams-role-physical-emergency/?utm_content=buffer2aea9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

5 natural disasters that devastated the US in 2018 https://abcnews.go.com/US/natural-disasters-devastated-us-2018/story?id=59367683

After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owner’s return. They’ve finally been reunited https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2018/12/08/after-deadly-camp-fire-dog-waited-his-owners-return-theyve-finally-been-reunited/?utm_term=.d3c9e087aa14

Twelve months on from fire, support is more important than ever as community recovers https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-12-09/sherwood-community-crops-livestock-recovering-after-fire/10581412

Queensland fires: ‘Asonishing intensity’ – In the face of an unimaginable bushfire threat, emergency agencies delivered a dire warning: evacuate now or burn to death https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-08/from-space,-the-ferocity-of-queenslands-bushfires-is-revealed/10594662

For Second Year, Millions Turn to American Red Cross for Help after Record Wildfires, Hurricanes and Devastating Weather https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/press-release/2018/millions-turn-to-red-cross-for-help-after-record-disasters.html

Vulnerability and response to cyclones in Bangladesh http://gobeshona.net/publication/vulnerability-response-cyclones-coastal-bangladesh/#sthash.rHYNTaQ6.dpbs

Volunteer fire departments in recruitment crisis https://www.usfa.fema.gov/operations/infograms/120618.html

Copernicus EMS for floods and storms – emergency alerts and crisis operations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU6y0gOziBY

Muddled Roles, Missing First Aid Kits Fouled EPA Hurricane Response https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/muddled-roles-missing-first-aid-kits-fouled-epa-hurricane-response

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Community Resilience: An Integrative Literature Review Study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329463017_Community_Resilience_An_Integrative_Literature_Review_Study

Floods of complaints over river defences https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/780910/floods-of-complaints-over-river-defences/

Universities Can Lead the Way Supporting Engaged Geoscientists https://eos.org/opinions/universities-can-lead-the-way-supporting-engaged-geoscientists

Geographic Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Smallholder Agriculture and Climate Resilience https://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/6/4/97

Short, educational films for increasing resilience to risks from volcanic hazards https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlxZ8h0dxpsCt6Xo0Gezjd9foew8PqEjM

After quakes and flooding, Japan picks ‘disaster’ as 2018 symbol https://news.yahoo.com/quakes-flooding-japan-picks-disaster-2018-symbol-065639213.html

Come watch a supercomputer simulation of a devastating tornado https://www.popsci.com.au/science/nature/come-watch-a-supercomputer-simulation-of-a-devastating-tornado,455073

Lifelike scenario demonstrates what flooding could look like on your street https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/12/03/the-weather-channel-uses-animation-to-show-dangers-of-storm-surge

Two billion pixels to check your next ski destination http://www.cesbio.ups-tlse.fr/multitemp/?p=14620

 

Disaster psychology

Research on important findings in earthquake survivors with and without PTSD https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/experimentations/201812/new-study-shows-brain-change-after-psychological-trauma

Residents’ wildfire evacuation actions in Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation, Ontario, Canada https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308847

Why don’t we leave when a bushfire looms? https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5801781/why-dont-we-leave-when-a-bushfire-looms/

Coping skills program for disaster survivors tested with children living in chronic poverty https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-12-coping-skills-disaster-survivors-children.html

Queensland paramedic refused PTSD compensation https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-paramedic-refused-ptsd-compensation-20181211-p50ll4.html

Hardest parts of recovery include emotional toll of disaster https://www.khon2.com/news/always-investigating/hardest-parts-of-recovery-include-emotional-toll-of-disaster/1601082596

Sociology and Disasters

Long-Term Recovery Never Ends for Some After Natural Disasters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Long-Term-Recovery-Never-Ends-for-Some-After-Natural-Disasters.html

The Role of Gender in Preparedness and Response Behaviors towards Flood Risk in Serbia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329443207_The_Role_of_Gender_in_Preparedness_and_Response_Behaviors_towards_Flood_Risk_in_Serbia

Addressing the social vulnerability of specific people due to climate changes https://www.dailyclimate.org/life-after-carbon-the-next-global-transformation-of-cities-2622938016.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

A tale of two wildfires: devastation highlights California’s stark divide https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/04/california-wildfires-paradise-malibu-wealth-class

Connecting the social dots https://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/new-world-order

How Community Gardens May Contribute to Community Resilience Following an Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329434574_How_Community_Gardens_May_Contribute_to_Community_Resilience_Following_an_Earthquake

Can the bonding social capital be used to mitigate the impact of natural hazards?: The case of a flood-prone urban community in Central Visayas, Philippines https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323108510_Can_the_bonding_social_capital_be_used_to_mitigate_the_impact_of_natural_hazards_The_case_of_a_flood-prone_urban_community_in_Central_Visayas_Philippines

Today in disaster resilience (28 September 2018)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage http://uk.businessinsider.com/ap-tunisia-floods-kill-at-least-4-cause-major-damage-2018-9/?r=AU&IR=T

‘It’s pretty devastating’: Ottawa family left to pick up pieces after tornado levels home https://globalnews.ca/news/4479219/ottawa-tornado-levels-home/

44 dead as Florence-weary Carolinas face more flooding and rising rivers https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/22/us/florence-carolinas-flooding-saturday-wxc/index.html

Rains, Flash Floods Claim Eight Lives In North India https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/09/24/rains-pound-north-india-8-killed-in-j-k-hp-hry#gs.bEoPHq0

Thousands in South Carolina brace for post-Florence flooding https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence/thousands-urged-to-flee-ahead-of-post-florence-flooding-in-south-carolina-idUSKCN1M305N

Environment Canada confirms 3 tornadoes and 2 downbursts in Ottawa, Ontario https://watchers.news/2018/09/25/environment-canada-confirms-3-tornadoes-and-2-downbursts-in-ottawa-ontario/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Worst floods since 1995 claim lives of 25 people, over 1 100 stranded, Himachal Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2018/09/25/worst-floods-since-1995-claim-lives-of-25-people-over-1-100-stranded-himachal-pradesh-india/

Nigeria – Floods Affect Half a Million as Death Toll Rises http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-september-2018-update

Mexico – 7 Dead, 8 Missing After Flash Floods in Michoacán http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-floods-michoacan-september-2018

After Florence, South Carolinians brace for record flooding https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/historic-after-florence-south-carolinians-brace-record-flooding-n913036

Flash floods hit Connecticut turning roads into rivers https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/flash-floods-hit-connecticut-turning-roads-rivers/

Niger flood death toll up to 42: UN https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6216283/Niger-flood-death-toll-42-UN.html

Super Typhoon Trami heads for Japan as US flooding remains https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/26/world-weatherwatch-super-typhoon-trami-heads-for-japan-as-us-flooding-remains

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Sep 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70782/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Sep-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The ludicrous gulf between our climate change goals and reality, in one chart https://www.vox.com/2016/8/18/12520344/climate-change-goals-reality-one-chart

‘It’s hyped up’: Climate deniers in the path of Hurricane Florence https://grist.org/article/its-hyped-up-climate-deniers-in-the-path-of-hurricane-florence/

How much the vanishing ice will make global sea levels rise https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATECHANGE-GREENLAND-CHALLENGES/010080EH0V0/index.html

UN lacks plan to help climate migrants, finds internal report http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/09/21/un-lacks-plan-help-climate-migrants-finds-internal-report/

Florence and the 5 stages of climate change acceptance https://thebulletin.org/2018/09/florence-and-the-5-stages-of-climate-change-acceptance/

Documentary data and the study of the past droughts: an overview of the state of the art worldwide https://www.clim-past-discuss.net/cp-2018-118/

City resiliency in the face of climate change https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018663866/city-resiliency-in-the-face-of-climate-change

‘We’re moving to higher ground’: America’s era of climate mass migration is here https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/24/americas-era-of-climate-mass-migration-is-here

The Long Hot Summer: Part 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxlq9

Country-level social cost of carbon https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0282-y

Globe had its fifth warmest August and June–August on record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201808

New study reconciles a dispute about how fast global warming will happen https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/sep/24/new-study-reconciles-a-dispute-about-how-fast-global-warming-will-happen?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

On the time evolution of climate sensitivity and future warming https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018EF000889

Florence floods damaged thousands more homes because of sea level rise, study shows https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article218944875.html

Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/09/google-climate-change-greenhouse-gas-emissions/571144/?utm_source=twb

Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/09/global-warming-isnt-just-a-natural-cycle/

Years-Long Debate Over Sea Level Rise And Real Estate In N.C. Is Getting A Wake-Up From Hurricane Florence https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/did-north-carolina-favor-development-over-sea-level-warnings-93239

73% of Australians are concerned about climate change, up from 66% in 2017 http://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-2018

New Climate Debate: How to Adapt to the End of the World https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-26/new-climate-debate-how-to-adapt-to-the-end-of-the-world

The Climate Crisis And Your Health: Infectious Disease https://below2c.org/2018/09/the-climate-crisis-and-your-health-infectious-disease/

We haven’t reached climate despair just yet. We can still save ourselves https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/the-case-against-climate-despair

World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/26/global-warming-climate-change-targets-un-report?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Warm waters boosted 2017’s major hurricane tally, study says https://phys.org/news/2018-09-boosted-major-hurricane-tally.html

Dominica: Striving Towards Climate Resilience http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Dominica_Striving_Towards_Climate_Resilience.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Little-known flood-control district asks Denver metro voters for first tax hike https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/13/denver-metro-flood-control-district-tax-hike/

After the Big One: Understanding aftershock risk https://earth.stanford.edu/news/after-big-one-understanding-aftershock-risk

‘First salvo’: Lines drawn as battle over raising Warragamba Dam begins https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/first-salvo-lines-drawn-as-battle-over-raising-warragamba-dam-begins-20180920-p5050c.html

Lost for Words Amongst Disaster Risk Science Vocabulary? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-018-0188-3

The Amazon is flooding five times more often than it used to https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/09/19/The-Amazon-is-flooding-five-times-more-often-than-it-used-to/9691537384801/

Too many Indian cities flood every monsoon https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/too-many-indian-cities-flood-every-monsoon/article24994808.ece

Mind the Gap: Reconciling Mitigation and Recovery in Home Buyout Programs https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/147?

Preparing to Research Hurricane Florence https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/early-reconnaissance-preparing-to-research-hurricane-florence?

Disaster-prone Asia must not cut corners on critical infrastructure http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=76a4960d-4f9a-43cd-9731-fb1872bf1a76

Kerala floods: IIT professor identifies four major factors https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kerala-floods-iit-professor-four-major-factors-for-disaster/article25021967.ece

New NASA Study Able To Track Hurricane Harvey Storm Water With GPS https://sciencetrends.com/new-nasa-study-able-to-track-hurricane-harvey-storm-water-with-gps/

60 Minutes program on Dutch stormwater management https://www.cbsnews.com/news/storm-water-management-dutch-solution-henk-ovink-hurricane-florence-damage-60-minutes/

New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning https://phys.org/news/2018-09-earthquake-disaster.html

Peter Head on systems-thinking for planning resilience in the Hunter https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/design/peter-head-systems-thinking-planning-hunter/101017

What happens when you buy a house in a disaster zone – and no one told you? https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/sep/25/property-on-floodplain-laws-rights-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Serbia transformed its approach to disaster risk management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbw8DhkRzZo

North Carolina flooding soaks federal taxpayers all over again https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/articles/north-carolina-flooding-soaks-federal-taxpayers-all-over-again

First Street Foundation: Analyzing the risks, causes and solutions to sea level rise and flooding https://firststreet.org/

Linking technology and community early warning: UNDP and People in Need to extend disaster early warning for Koh Kong and Sihanoukville communities http://adaptation-undp.org/linking-technology-and-community-early-warning-undp-and-people-need-extend-disaster-early-warning

Leading the Way to a More Resilient Future http://100resilientcities.org/leading-way-resilient-future/

Untangling Complex Systems: A Grand Challenge for Science https://comdig.unam.mx/2018/09/25/untangling-complex-systems-a-grand-challenge-for-science-pier-luigi-gentili/

Uncharted territory: Why the magnitude of the flooding yet to come is so uncertain https://wpde.com/news/local/uncharted-territory-why-the-magnitude-of-the-flooding-yet-to-come-is-so-uncertain

Philippine official proposes cooperation with Taiwan on flood management http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201809240011.aspx

Mapping the 2018 East Africa floods from space with smapr https://www.r-bloggers.com/mapping-the-2018-east-africa-floods-from-space-with-smapr/

Re-Charge Pakistan: PM Imran approves project for utilization of flood waters https://arynews.tv/en/re-charge-pakistan-pm-imran-approves-project-for-utilization-of-flood-waters/

Florence loss estimates vary wildly between £2.8bn and $11bn https://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/florence-loss-estimates-vary-wildly-between-2-8bn-and-11bn-16526

Building sustainable and resilient cities http://urbanresiliencehub.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WCD-Concept-Note2.pdf

The terrifying, destructive force of glacial floods – and the growing threat to millions https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/26/terrifying-destructive-force-glacial-floods-growing-threat/

Swedish delegates visit Hull to learn how flood defence schemes are protecting the city https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/swedish-delegates-visit-hull-learn-2044499

New report finds barriers along US-Mexico border exacerbate flooding, harm ecosystems and contribute to migrant deaths https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/25/border-wall-security-dangers-flooding

Tackling climate extremes with technology in the Balkans https://floodresilience.net/blogs/tackling-climate-extremes-with-technology-in-the-balkans

Charleston adopts new flood prevention rules — mostly to avoid federal penalty https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-adopts-new-flood-prevention-rules-mostly-to-avoid-federal/article_9feb6b66-c0d9-11e8-a7b8-57b938f2407b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Preventing flooding via pre-emptive, preventive measures https://www.environewsnigeria.com/preventing-flooding-via-pre-emptive-preventive-measures/

Why does Nigeria keep flooding? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45599262

Model Decisions: Cost-Based & Value-Based Stormwater Infrastructure https://www.watercanada.net/feature/model-decisions-cost-based-value-based-stormwater-infrastructure/

Bangkok’s sinking truth https://theaseanpost.com/article/bangkoks-sinking-truth

 

Emergency Management

Debts stemming from reconstruction and recovery piling up in disaster-prone Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/21/national/debts-stemming-reconstruction-recovery-piling-disaster-prone-japan/#.W6gKYU8UnIU

After a year of trying to rebuild with little government aid, these communities in Puerto Rico aren’t ready for another blow https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-maria-families-rebuilding-next-storm_us_5ba290a2e4b07c23ef37a282

Health Workers Go Above and Beyond for Vulnerable Patients in Rural North Carolina https://www.directrelief.org/2018/09/health-workers-go-above-and-beyond-for-vulnerable-patients-in-rural-north-carolina/

The Legacy of Maria https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-legacy-of-maria-quick-response-research-focuses-on-impacts-to-puerto-ricans?

Hurricane Florence, the Never-Ending Disaster http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/hurricane-florence-the-never-ending-disaster.html

How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06783-6

Nigeria: States Cry as Floods Reach Disaster Level https://allafrica.com/stories/201809220074.html

Protecting the local community or following the IC’s command? https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/protecting-the-local-community-or-following-the-ics-command/

The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them https://coloradosun.com/2018/09/26/buffalo-wildfire-clear-cut-colorado/

Facts and Stats: Disaster Preparedness in US Communities https://icma.org/blog-posts/facts-and-stats-disaster-preparedness-our-communities

Bangladesh: Displacement due to embankment collapse Emergency Plan of Action https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/bangladesh-displacement-due-embankment-collapse-emergency-plan-action-dref-n

The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century https://news.agu.org/press-release/u-s-wildfire-smoke-deaths-could-double-by-2100/

Portugal charges 12 over huge wildfire that killed 66 people https://m.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Portugal-charges-12-over-huge-wildfire-that-13262251.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

House Passes Bill To Improve Casualty Count In Natural Disasters https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/house-bill-casualty-count-natural-disasters_us_5baca2efe4b091df72edea98

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1 in 3 children and young people is out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters – UNICEF https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/1-3-children-and-young-people-out-school-countries-affected-war-or-natural-disasters

City to meet with Austin areas projected to have greater flood risk https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/city-to-meet-with-austin-areas-projected-to-have-greater-flood-risk/1465496517

Read Up! New NHC Resource Features Hazards and Disaster Journals https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/150?

Some New Disaster Web Resources https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/some-new-web-resources-180?

Kia Pakari is for educators to empower young people to build resilience in school communities across Aotearoa New Zealand https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/education-programmes/kia-pakari-schools-resilience-programme/

September’s National Preparedness Month is a Reminder to Join Millions in October’s Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/septembers-national-preparedness-month-is-a-reminder-to-join-millions-in-octobers-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills-300717816.html

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story – here are hints to do it better https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Five things to keep in mind when talking about disasters http://www.i-react.eu/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-talking-about-disasters/

Potential Pet Hazards After a Hurricane or Natural Disaster https://www.americanveterinarian.com/news/potential-pet-hazards-after-a-hurricane-or-natural-disaster

International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October https://www.unisdr.org/disasterreductionday

The importance of personal relationships in risk mitigation: Meeting with business owners in North Canterbury https://resiliencechallenge.nz/economics-programme/the-importance-of-personal-relationships-in-risk-mitigation/

Science in the pub for bushfire researcher http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/science-pub-researcher

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/09/05/americans-are-changing-their-relationship-with-facebook/

 

Disaster Psychology

Disaster relief is about more than healing physical trauma. It’s about emotional recovery too https://mashable.com/article/psychosocial-disaster-relief-natural-disasters-unicef/#ilZTmYmomZqS

How to Support Survivors of Hurricane Florence https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/heal-and-carry/201809/how-support-survivors-hurricane-florence

You’ve Heard of Post-Traumatic Stress, but What about Post-Traumatic Growth? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/youve-heard-of-post-traumatic-stress-but-what-about-post-traumatic-growth/

The Resilience in Survivors of Katrina Project (“RISK”) Project https://www.riskproject.org/

Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disasters https://phys.org/news/2018-09-evacuation-decision-making-people-choices-disasters.html

Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe, people tend not to panic during emergencies, and looting is rarely widespread https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/there-goes-hurricane-florence-here-come-the-disaster-myths/

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Black Communities That Have Fought for Their Right to Exist in the Carolinas https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/09/the-black-communities-that-have-fought-for-their-right-to-exist-in-the-carolinas/570751/?utm_source=twb

Climate gentrification: the rich can afford to move – what about the poor? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/25/climate-gentrification-phoenix-flagstaff-miami-rich-poor?platform=hootsuite

The Response: Disaster collectivism and community resilience https://www.shareable.net/blog/the-response-disaster-collectivism-and-community-resilience

Suggestions that change can be handled through ‘adaptation and resilience’ assume continuity of cultural norms and value judgements, but here we explore what might happen if cultural assumptions are upset by radically discontinuous change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1742715016680675

Impacts of Structural Social Capital and Cognitive Social Capital on the Psychological Status of Survivors of the Yaan Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327311329_Impacts_of_Structural_Social_Capital_and_Cognitive_Social_Capital_on_the_Psychological_Status_of_Survivors_of_the_Yaan_Earthquake

Mapping Where Environmental Justice Is Most Threatened in the Carolinas https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/09/mapping-where-environmental-justice-is-most-threatened-in-the-carolinas/570985/?utm_source=fbia

Today in disaster resilience (7 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nagaland: Post-flood landslides paralyse relief work, acute shortage of essentials reported https://scroll.in/article/892837/nagaland-post-flood-landslides-paralyse-relief-work-acute-shortage-of-essentials-reported

2018 now worst fire season on record as B.C. extends state of emergency https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/state-emergency-bc-wildfires-1.4803546

14 People Die Due To Flooding In Different Parts Of Niger State https://www.naijawide.com/2018/09/just-in-14-people-die-due-to-flooding-in-different-parts-of-niger-state/

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Maryland and Pennsylvania After 250mm of Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flash-floods-maryland-pennsylvania-31-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Vietnam and China – Floods and Landslides Leave 9 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-china-floods-landslides-august-september-2018

What Was Lost in Brazil’s Devastating Museum Fire https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/brazil-rio-de-janeiro-museum-fire/569299/

Typhoon Jebi: Japan hit by strongest storm of 25 years https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/04/typhoon-jebi-japan-hit-by-strongest-storm-for-25-years

Historic flooding hits Manhattan, Kansas, state of emergency declared in 5 counties https://watchers.news/2018/09/05/historic-flooding-hits-manhattan-kansas-state-of-emergency-declared-in-5-counties/

151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after ‘unprecedented’ drought https://watchers.news/2018/09/05/151-dead-or-missing-tens-of-thousands-displaced-as-major-floods-hit-north-korea-after-unprecedented-drought/

Hurricane Florence strengthens in Atlantic: Tips to prepare for the storm http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/05/hurricane-florence-strengthens-in-atlantic-tips-to-prepare-for-storm.html

India – 19 Dead in Uttar Pradesh Floods as Rivers Rise http://floodlist.com/asia/india-uttar-pradesh-floods-september-2018

Deadly Gordon brings drenching rains to Gulf Coast after making landfall near the Alabama-Mississippi border https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/04/us/tropical-storm-gordon-preparation-wxc/index.html

Japan hit by deadly earthquake and mudslides https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45429673

There have been 2200 wildfires in Germany this year https://blog.datawrapper.de/weekly43-wildfires-germany/

Mexico – 10,000 Hit by Floods in Piedras Negras, Coahuila http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-piedras-negras-coahuila-september-2018

Country-wide flood death toll rises to 1,459, India https://watchers.news/2018/09/06/country-wide-flood-death-toll-rises-to-1-459-india/

Flood kills Nursing Mother, Child,19 Others  in Kano, Niger, Jigawa http://nationalinsightnews.com/flood-kills-nursing-mother-child19-others-in-kano-niger-jigawa/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Sep 2018: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Sabancaya, Aoba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70458/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Sep-2018-Semeru-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sabancaya-Aoba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

What a New York Times op-ed misses about living with climate change http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/08/27/new-york-times-op-ed-living-with-climate-change/

Pacific nations push Morrison government to pledge support for Paris climate accord https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/pacific-nations-push-morrison-government-to-pledge-support-for-paris-climate-accord-20180829-p500jz.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed&csp=0ef578ba64bd33bdd745338efbf749a5

‘Archived’ heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior, researchers say https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829143836.htm

The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming

NSW records its driest year to date since 1965 but the Top End gets ‘abnormal’ winter rain http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-03/warm-and-dry-winter-for-nsw/10188560

Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45399134

Viet Nam embracing climate action in pursuit of a more sustainable, resilient future https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/ascending-dragon

In Vietnam, early-season floods warn of climate change risks to come https://www.irinnews.org/photo-feature/2018/09/03/vietnam-early-season-floods-warn-climate-change-risks-come?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

In Australia when it rains, whether it is light, moderate, or extreme rainfall, it rains more https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018GL078875

Don’t Be Fooled: Weather Is Not Climate https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/dont-be-fooled-weather-is-not-climate/

Mann receives 2018 AGU Climate Communication Prize https://news.psu.edu/story/534583/2018/09/04/research/mann-receives-2018-agu-climate-communication-prize

Books that show us climate change http://www.publicbooks.org/let-us-now-see-climate-change/

Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202877

The Cost of Climate Change in Hawaii https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/cost-of-climate-change/

The global temperature for August 2018 was well above average https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-12

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/europe-needs-coastal-adaptation-measures-avoid-catastrophic-flooding-end-century

Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2018 http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/visualizations-data/ycom-us-2018/?est=happening&type=value&geo=county

Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times https://newclimateeconomy.report/2018/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=NewClimateEcon&utm_campaign=NewClimateEconomy

Submerged rock features near Pine Island Glacier—a major contributor to global sea-level rise—play a critical role in the ice’s movement https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antarctic-glaciers-breakup-is-controlled-by-seafloor-topography/?amp

Australia signs declaration saying climate change ‘single greatest threat’ to Pacific https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/06/australia-signs-declaration-climate-change-greatest-threat-pacific-islands

A new analysis of how air moves between two layers of Earth’s atmosphere reveals a deep system that could enable long-term weather forecasts and better climate models https://earth.stanford.edu/news/finding-pulse-polar-vortex

Australia is not yet on track to meet its emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement https://climateworks.com.au/story/media-release/australia-not-track-reach-2030-emissions-reduction-target-potential-there-report

 

Disaster risk reduction

Floods should not be forgotten after the monsoon because they are a national issue http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-08-31/plan-and-prepare.html

In Kerala and Kodagu, ecologists warned of extreme floods years ago https://qz.com/india/1370367/in-kerala-and-kodagu-the-extreme-floods-were-foretold/

Bangkok is sinking. How will Thailand’s capital cope when flooding disaster strikes again? https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2162409/bangkok-sinking-how-will-thailands-capital-cope-when

Earthquake Precursors, Processes, and Predictions https://eos.org/editors-vox/earthquake-precursors-processes-and-predictions

New automatic weather stations advance climate information & early warning in the Kingdom of Cambodia https://floodresilience.net/blogs/take-care-unclear-conditions-ahead

Issues of Natural Hazards NZ https://www.naturalhazards.org.nz/NHRP/Publications/Natural-Hazards-Issues

In Quake-Prone California, Alarm at Scant Insurance Coverage https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/us/california-earthquake-insurance.html#click=https://t.co/hysQVXFK4i

Frontal fault location and most recent earthquake timing for the Alpine Fault at Whataroa, Westland, New Zealand https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1509878?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=Wcp9G73ZaAtdXAgxKjyN&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F00288306.2018.1509878&doi=10.1080%2F00288306.2018.1509878&journalCode=tnzg20

In wildfire-prone B.C. and California, urban sprawl and bad planning are fuelling future infernos. What can we do? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-in-wildfire-prone-bc-and-california-urban-sprawl-and-bad-planning/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

We invited the floods by encroaching the riverbeds https://gangatoday.com/en/articles/194-encroachment-on-kerala-rivers.html#.W40LaWMzIwg.twitter

Citizens, Satellites, and the Future of Disease Monitoring https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/citizens-satellites-and-the-future-disease-monitoring?utm_content=buffere701a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Multiple Disasters Provide Opportunity for Learning https://www.argolimited.com/multiple-disasters-provide-opportunity-learning/

Mapping, modelling, drones: understanding flood risk in the Niger capital https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1041/mapping-modelling-drones-understanding-flood-risk-in-niger-capital

Bad dam management caused Kerala floods: Madhav Gadgil https://www.livemint.com/Politics/itmlA9tzBbbYwJaS5haeuJ/Bad-dam-management-caused-Kerala-floods-Madhav-Gadgil.html

Enormous wildfires spark scramble to improve fire models https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06090-0?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf196788729=1

Govt to start $37mn Glacial Lake Outburst Flood project https://arynews.tv/en/govt-start-37mn-glacial-lake-outburst-flood-project/

House prices in Brisbane’s flood-prone areas float to the top https://therealestateconversation.com.au/news/2018/09/04/house-prices-brisbanes-flood-prone-areas-float-the-top/1536022250

Investigating the role of iwi management plans in natural hazard management https://resiliencechallenge.nz/matauranga-maori-programme/iwi-management-plans-in-natural-hazard-management-funding/

Houston a year after Harvey report http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d29356_e091a002a4044214a943df4d5d2100df.pdf?platform=hootsuite

New Florida Keys Cottages Are Storm-Proof Affordable Housing https://www.citylab.com/design/2018/08/new-storm-proof-cottages-will-help-house-the-florida-keys-workforce/568210/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_term=2018-08-31T18%3A53%3A17&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=city-lab

New Software Can Predict Landslides Weeks Before They Happen https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-software-can-predict-landslides-weeks-before-they-happen-180970181/

UCL Hazard Centre at the forefront of preparing for volcanic eruptions https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/news/2018/sep/ucl-hazard-centre-forefront-preparing-volcanic-eruptions

Grand Forks votes to buy out entire neighborhood after major flood https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grand-forks-votes-to-buy-out-entire-neighborhood-after-major-flood-1.4811582

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals http://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgatlas/?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Incoming Pakistani government is considering flood management measures but is hoping to steer clear of expensive, hard engineering or structural approaches https://tribune.com.pk/story/1795390/1-soft-engineering-measures-govt-mulling-alternative-flood-management-plans/

Caribbean hurricane season ‘will be different this time’ https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/09/1018591

Why the focus on insurance to address loss and damage is a distraction from real solutions https://us.boell.org/2018/08/30/not-silver-bullet

Coastal Labs Studying Increased Flooding Consider Moving Because Of Increased Flooding https://www.npr.org/2018/09/06/644855015/coastal-labs-studying-increased-flooding-consider-moving-because-of-increased-fl?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Submerged Risks Haunt Low-Level Airports https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-05/submerged-risks-of-climate-change-haunt-low-level-airports

Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/history/environmental-history/empire-and-ecology-bengal-delta-making-calcutta?format=HB

The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-30475-w.epdf?shared_access_token=p1N2w84OdhOA8ieaQPxOb9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0NKtHb1r2bYt79OUzwlMQqXyIxKjYbXNzTEYdav7jHxmS3NKlaag2jCjZp53EBUm_3eV7-ZsMmMFLaBTHCaEVTQNH_QA1dEMGolXcEGkdFd-x9toWvqvAp1pnWbRpH_omA%3D

As climate risks surge, flood barriers rise in Britain http://news.trust.org/item/20180906120046-pejcq/

A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Congress Still Hasn’t Improved U.S. Flood Policy https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/08/24/a-year-after-hurricane-harvey-congress-still-hasnt-improved-us-flood-policy

 

Emergency Management

Flood alert as ‘unprecedented’ volume of water flows down Brahmaputra https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/31/flood-alert-as-unprecedented-volume-of-water-flows-down-brahmaputra/

Inter-organisational learning in public safety management system https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-09-2017-0217?journalCode=dpm

Early warning a must to cope with floods https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/09/03/early-warning-a-must-to-cope-with-floods/

Why Firefighters Need to Practice Self-Care Before Caring for Others https://inpublicsafety.com/2018/04/why-firefighters-need-to-practice-self-care-before-caring-for-others/

Communicable Diseases Claim 60 in Post-Floods Kerala https://weather.com/en-IN/india/monsoon/news/2018-09-03-communicable-diseases-kerala-floods

Kerala officials estimate post-floods rebuilding will cost $3.7bn https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/kerala-authorities-estimate-rebuilding-flood-cost-3bn-180831104259692.html

Hurricanes and wildfires overwhelmed FEMA in 2017, according to new GAO report https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hurricanes-and-wildfires-overwhelmed-fema-in-2017-according-to-new-gao-report/2018/09/04/cb778e18-af9a-11e8-9a6a-565d92a3585d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3e810d8b560a

Japan recovering from Jebi http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123668.php

Grenfell inquiry: Missing plans endangered crew and residents https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45425582?ns_campaign=bbcnews&ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

While Kerala gets support of the country, flood ravaged Northeast is missing from the headlines https://rightlog.in/2018/08/northeast-floods-01/

2018 Resilient Australia Award winners announced https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/2018-resilient-australia-award-winners-announced?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EM+Update+September+2018&utm_content=emv.vic.gov.au%2Fnews%2F2018-resilient-australia-award-winners-announced&utm_source=www.vision6.com.au

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018 https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/51

Preparation Encouraged as Peak Hurricane Season Begins http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Preparation-Encouraged-as-Peak-Hurricane-Season-Begins.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

An empirical assessment of impact based tornado warnings on shelter in place decisions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918301195

Typologies of citizen co-production in flood risk governance https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118302466

Transforming Disaster Planning – A Child Centred Approach http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/film/

National Preparedness Month https://www.ready.gov/september

New Hamburg residents fed up with flooding https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8877460-new-hamburg-residents-fed-up-with-flooding/#.W5AErcWwqnI.twitter

Flood engagement officers help communities become more flood resilient in the UK https://www.gov.uk/government/news/helping-communities-be-flood-resilient

Hurricanes: Common Misperceptions Heard from the National Hurricane Center http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/hurricanes-common-misperceptions-heard-from-the-national-hurricane-center/#.W5Gd197W9bo.twitter

Australian Public Information and Warnings Handbook launched https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-16-public-information-and-warnings/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Follow #30days30waysUK throughout September on social media http://30days30waysuk.org.uk/

 

Sociology and Disasters

New report details how Houston floodplain ordinance can worsen inequality in face of future floods https://texashousers.net/2018/08/30/new-report-details-how-houston-floodplain-ordinance-can-worsen-inequality-in-face-of-future-floods/

Landslides are growing risk to the poorest https://climatenewsnetwork.net/landslides-are-growing-risk-to-poorest/

How social ties influence evacuation behaviour https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/48/

The Politics of the Anthropocene https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-politics-of-the-anthropocene-9780198809623?cc=us&lang=en&

Loss and damage from a gender equality perspective https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/2018/09/04/loss-and-damage-from-a-gender-equality-perspective

 

Today in disaster resilience (17 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

British holidaymaker’s terror after campsite submerged in France https://en.brinkwire.com/news/british-holidaymakers-terror-after-campsite-submerged-in-france/

Three villages flooded in Satkhira after embankment fails https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2018/08/12/three-villages-flooded-in-satkhira-after-embankment-fails

Flood Cripples Philippine Capital as 54,000 Are Evacuated https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-12/philippines-evacuates-17-000-after-intense-rain-floods-capital

A Fiat Chrysler dealership lost lots of cars to a major flood in northeast New Jersey https://jalopnik.com/watch-a-new-jersey-dealerships-jeeps-and-rams-get-swept-1828301463

Evacuations, rescues as ‘historic’ floods hit northeastern U.S. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/evacuations-rescues-as-historic-floods-hit-northeastern-us-idUKKBN1KZ1PX

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45190735

B.C. declares state of emergency as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the province, Canada https://watchers.news/2018/08/15/b-c-declares-state-of-emergency-as-nearly-600-wildfires-burn-across-the-province-canada/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ilfracombe hit by flash flooding https://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/ilfracombe-flash-flooding-1-5646416

Kīlauea Volcano status report https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/status.html

Himachal Pradesh: Five persons die, 60 animals buried alive https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/shimla/himachal-pradesh-five-persons-die-60-animals-buried-alive-due-to-rains/articleshow/65395030.cms

Four killed, houses and vehicles damaged in Jammu flash floods https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/four-killed-houses-and-vehicles-damaged-in-jammu-flash-floods/story-w4MhvVBaFtYXlfciKTg8CN.html

Kansas Storms: 2 Killed in Floodwater, Tornado Confirmed http://www.koamtv.com/story/38890734/2-killed-swept-away-by-floodwater-in-southeast-kansas

Fears for historic city of Agadez as flooding continues http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6063977/Fears-historic-city-Agadez-flooding-continues.html

Colombia and Venezuela – Thousands Displaced as Rivers Continue to Rise http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-venezuela-orinoco-river-floods-august-2018-update?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kerala rains: Toll rises to 79; PM asks MoD to step up relief & rescue ops https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/kerala-floods-toll-rises-to-79-pm-modi-asks-defence-min-to-step-up-relief-118081600217_1.html

Flash Floods in Sudan kill 23 and displace almost 9,000 families http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/flash-floods-in-sudan-kill-23-and-displace-almost-9000-families/#utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Aug 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ebeko https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70180/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Aug-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Eb.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How can we address the effects of climate change on communities of color? http://amp.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/influencers/article216228920.html?__twitter_impression=true

A warmer world means a greater risk rain lands on snow, triggering floods https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/a-warmer-world-means-a-greater-risk-rain-lands-on-snow-triggering-floods/

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/13/halfway-boiling-city-50c?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate change and wildfires – how do we know if there is a link? https://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-wildfires-how-do-we-know-if-there-is-a-link-101304?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Heat: the next big inequality issue https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/13/heat-next-big-inequality-issue-heatwaves-world

The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-43020-5

Valuing the global mortality consequences of climate change accounting for adaptation costs and benefits https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59929

Prioritizing the needs of children in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59829

Cyclical natural phenomena that affect planet’s climate will amplify effect of manmade global warming, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/14/extreme-temperatures-especially-likely-for-next-four-years?CMP=share_btn_tw

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100 https://www.carbonbrief.org/coastal-flooding-in-europe-could-cost-up-to-one-trillion-euros-per-year-by-2100

Humanity can still avoid the apocalyptic future laid out in the much-discussed “hothouse earth” paper https://theintercept.com/2018/08/14/hothouse-earth-climate-change-neoliberal-economics/

July 2018 was third-warmest such month on Earth, NASA finds https://www.axios.com/july-2018-was-third-warmest-such-month-on-earth-1534345383-9fdaa57a-6f86-45b2-acce-208095d8a4a0.html

Mapping Sea-Level Change in Time, Space, and Probability https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-025826

Study: As Sea Levels Rise, Home Values Sink https://www.forbes.com/sites/reneemorad/2018/07/31/study-as-sea-levels-rise-home-values-sink/#540f41e25029

Outlook for SE Australia: more heat and drought https://reg.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/overview/video

July 2018 Global Temperature Update http://www.columbia.edu/~mhs119/Temperature/Emails/July2018.pdf

Climate change is a women’s issue http://interactive.unwomen.org/multimedia/photo/climatechange/en/index.html

Climate Change, Health and Equity https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/climate-change/guide

 

Disaster risk reduction

Why we need to restore floodplains https://floodresilience.net/blogs/why-we-need-to-restore-floodplains

Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services https://floodresilience.net/blogs/better-forecast-better-preparedness-investing-in-improved-weather-services

Building urban resilience in New Zealand https://resiliencechallenge.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Building-Urban-Resilience-in-NZ-2017-6.pdf

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44636934

What Role Does Adaptive Management Play in Restoring Our Coast? http://mississippiriverdelta.org/what-role-does-adaptive-management-play-in-restoring-our-coast/

Bridging the Divide: Integrating Animal and Plant Paradigms to Secure the Future of Biodiversity in Fire-Prone Ecosystems http://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/2/29/htm

What’s changed in Louisiana’s housing codes since 2016’s epic flooding? Not much https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_a7cb87f4-9752-11e8-8db9-aff7b1343455.html

City of Katy to consider stricter building codes in floodplains and other ordinance updates https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/city-county/2018/08/10/city-of-katy-to-consider-stricter-building-codes-in-floodplains-and-other-ordinance-updates/

The U.S. Desperately Needs a Better Way to Predict Storms. One Scientist Might Have the Solution http://time.com/longform/better-storm-prediction/?xid=tcoshare

We need to help people move to higher ground https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/editorial-we-need-to-help-people-move-to-higher-ground/article_6b54a15c-9c02-11e8-b67e-6f88bf267d0d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Is Investing in Defensible Space Worth It? Six Examples Point to Yes! https://fireadaptednetwork.org/is-investing-in-defensible-space-worth-it-six-examples-point-to-yes/

Understanding the 42-year-old Idukki dam which is now saving Kerala https://theprint.in/opinion/in-monsoon-battered-kerala-idukki-dam-has-stood-tall-to-prevent-floods/97579/

Improving Flood Maps in Ungauged Fluvial Basins with Dendrogeomorphological Data http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/8/300

Fight fires with indigenous knowledge, researchers say http://news.trust.org/item/20180813085232-1lw0o/

The impacts of flooding on well-being and the role of ecosystem-based adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59933

Cred crunch, Issue no. 51, July 2018 – Earthquakes in Europe https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59930

Role of women in disaster risk governance https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59870

Tsunami preparedness in the Chatham Islands 150 years after the devastating South American event https://resiliencechallenge.nz/media-release-tsunami-preparedness-in-the-chatham-islands/

How “levee wars” are making floods worse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTv6RkFnelM&feature=youtu.be

Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400 https://apnews.com/4f2179321aeb4983a63bb4acf49fc51b

Wildfires are inevitable – increasing home losses, fatalities and costs are not https://theconversation.com/wildfires-are-inevitable-increasing-home-losses-fatalities-and-costs-are-not-101295

Bhutan Earthquake Opens Doors to Geophysical Studies https://eos.org/project-updates/bhutan-earthquake-opens-doors-to-geophysical-studies

What are the factors that turn some natural disasters into human catastrophes? https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/earthquakes-why-some-natural-disasters-are-more-deadly-than-others-1.3591048#.W3MSBZ__byg.twitter

Multiple benefits of Natural Flood Management http://naturalcourse.co.uk/uploads/2018/08/Multiple-benefits-of-NFM.compressed.pdf

Poll: Most Floridians Say They’re Prepared for Hurricanes, But Not Covered for Flood https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2018/08/14/497876.htm

Australian Rain Proves Fiercer Than Expected http://floodlist.com/australia/australian-rain-proves-fiercer-than-expected?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century https://phys.org/news/2018-08-europe-coastal-catastrophic-century.html

After The Storm: The Rising Risk Of Floods http://theonebrief.com/after-the-storm-the-rising-risk-of-floods/

Flood event attribution and damage estimation using national‐scale grid‐based modelling: Winter 2013/2014 in Great Britain https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/joc.5721

Ten Principles for Building Resilience https://americas.uli.org/research/centers-initiatives/urban-resilience-program/ten-principles-building-resilience/

Financing resilient communities and coastlines https://www.edf.org/ecosystems/financing-resilient-communities-and-coastlines?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=expert_none_upd_eco&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1534196536

Flood inundation models are now being used for flood risk assessment and monitoring https://hepex.irstea.fr/we-need-better-topography-data/

There is a need for clear-cut Standard Operating Procedures for mitigating urban flooding https://thepolicytimes.com/urban-flooding-is-a-reality/

Time to rethink approach to floods, speaker says http://www.osoyoostimes.com/time-to-rethink-approach-to-floods-speaker-says/

Testing the Added Value of Market Incentives on Disaster Risk Reduction in Western Nepal https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/testing-the-added-value-of-market-incentives-on-disaster-risk-reduction-in-western-nepal

Resilient Cities Report 2018 https://resilientcities2018.iclei.org/wp-content/uploads/RC2018_Report.pdf

This Is Not the Way to Stop Homes From Flooding https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/opinion/fema-flooding-development-buyout.html

Why Two Years of Historic Wildfires Haven’t Made Southern California Safer https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-15/why-two-years-of-historic-wildfires-haven-t-made-southern-california-safer

Burnett Catchment Flood Resilience Strategy http://qldreconstruction.org.au/BCFRS

Resilient Queensland – regional approaches to building resilience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnE-eUsm34I

Brisbane Flood Resilient Homes Project https://www.citysmart.com.au/floodwise/

Ten years after the catastrophic Koshi embankment breach, none of its lessons seem to have been learned https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/15/a-dammed-history-of-the-koshi-in-bihar/

Florida’s flood laws can be a nationwide model https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article216644305.html

The Challenge Of River Basin Monitoring https://sciencetrends.com/the-challenge-of-river-basin-monitoring/

Home Buyers Face Stacked Deck to Learn of Past Floods https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/home-buyers-face-stacked-decks-learn-past-floods?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=PolicyFlood

 

Emergency Management

Philippines bride wades down flooded church aisle to reach groom after monsoon https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/bride-aisle-church-flood-monsoon-wedding-philippines-manila-a8488491.html

Emergency Alert Systems Still Need a Major Upgrade http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/EDITORIAL-Emergency-Alert-Systems-Still-Need-a-Major-Upgrade.html

UK wildfires: prevention is more than a fire service issue https://theconversation.com/uk-wildfires-prevention-is-more-than-a-fire-service-issue-100127

Wildfire policy and management in England: an evolving response from Fire and Rescue Services, forestry and cross-sector groups http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1696/20150341

The devastation caused by wildfires is self-evident – but their impact is greater and more wide-ranging than you might think https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/12/the-five-wildfires-impact-health-housing-economy-biodiversity-soil?__twitter_impression=true

Greece wildfires: Emergency chiefs replaced https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45077978

Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) return on investment study https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59894

How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59868

Nepal government’s emergency response to the 2015 earthquake: a case study https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59820

Is a Lack of Institutional Knowledge Plaguing Emergency Management? http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Is-a-Lack-of-Institutional-Knowledge-Plaguing-Emergency-Management.html

Does Wildfire Open a Policy Window? Local Government and Community Adaptation After Fire in the United States https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/56375

When disasters strike, seniors need priority attention http://evidencenetwork.ca/when-disasters-strike-seniors-need-priority-attention/

‘Patchwork’ System Leaves Some Californians Out of Emergency Alerts http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Patchwork-System-Leaves-Some-Californians-Out-of-Emergency-Alerts.html

Massachusetts Firefighters to Get Better Benefits for Cancer Treatment http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Firefighters-to-Get-Better-Benefits-for-Cancer-Treatment.html

What are you doing to transfer knowledge from one generation of emergency managers to the next? http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/learning-from-the-past-or-learning-anew-which-do-you-ascribe-to.html

Emergency management breakdown aide http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/sites/default/files/managed/embam/

The Team Process Checklist has been developed to assist emergency management teams deal with breakdowns in communication https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/teamprocesschecklist

‘It’s all bad’: Earliest total fire bans on record an ominous sign https://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/weather/it-s-all-bad-earliest-total-fire-bans-on-record-an-ominous-sign-20180815-p4zxn8.html

Environment Agency’s ‘Incident Management Portal’ receives international award https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-agencys-incident-management-portal-receives-international-award

AI Startups Promise to Help Disaster Relief and Evacuation https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-16/ai-startups-promise-to-help-disaster-relief-and-evacuation

U.S. Disaster Relief at Home and Abroad https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/us-disaster-relief-home-and-abroad?utm_content=081618&utm_medium=social_earned&utm_source=tw&utm_term=us-disaster-relief-home-and-abroad

Victoria Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubPDocs.nsf/ee665e366dcb6cb0ca256da400837f6b/c8907db5d350657dca25823a007830c8!OpenDocument

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Why Do We Turn to Stories in the Midst of a Disaster? https://lithub.com/why-do-we-turn-to-stories-in-the-midst-of-a-disaster/

Newtown & Berhampore Community Response Planning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_skkB6bK3Q

Citizens with drones can help fighting disasters http://www.i-react.eu/citizens-drones-can-help-fighting-natural-disasters/

What controls the shaking you feel during an earthquake? https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/earthquake_intensity

In this powerful extract from her new book, Chessie Henry interviews her father who was caught up in the drama of the Christchurch earthquakes https://thespinoff.co.nz/books/13-08-2018/the-monday-excerpt-february-22-2011-christchurch/

Localisation in practice: emerging indicators and practical recommendations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59895

Community puppet theatre as a participatory alternative method to strengthen flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/community-puppet-theatre-as-a-participatory-alternative-method-to-strengthen-flood-resilience

In Cambodia and around the world, a safe community starts with a safe school https://undpasiapac.exposure.co/practicing-for-disaster

Earthquake Education Videos – Official Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLuuX-B3xC1Fqus0qFpxHoPZTpSzsGNwPR

One year after Freetown mudslide http://news.trust.org/item/20180510080420-239zm/

Disaster Media Effects: A Systematic Review and Synthesis Based on the Differential Susceptibility to Media Effects Model https://academic.oup.com/joc/article-abstract/68/4/734/5003433?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Supervolcano lessons a hit for Hilltop students https://gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/What-s-new/Supervolcano-lessons

Texas Students Undergo Drone Training for Public Safety Use http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Sharyland-Students-Undergo-Drone-Training-for-Public-Safety-Use.html

A Model for Aligning Key Internal Resources Before Crisis https://thecrisiscommunicator.com/2018/08/13/a-model-for-aligning-key-internal-resources-before-crisis/

Crisis Communication: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from International Disasters https://www.amazon.com/Crisis-Communication-Studies-International-Disasters/dp/1498751342/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502144008&sr=8-1&keywords=brataas+crisis

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Calls for help fill social media as floods swamp Metro Manila http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/11/18/calls-for-help-fill-social-media-as-floods-swamp-metro-manila

14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/15/14-of-americans-have-changed-their-mind-about-an-issue-because-of-something-they-saw-on-social-media/

Australian Twitter Collection https://www.qut.edu.au/institute-for-future-environments/facilities/digital-observatory

 

Psychology and Disasters

The Way We Process Risks Can Keep Us in Harm’s Way http://behavioralscientist.org/the-way-we-process-risks-can-keep-us-in-harms-way/

“Harvey’s not over”: School’s about to start — but the trauma from Hurricane Harvey lingers https://www.texastribune.org/2018/08/13/harveys-not-over-schools-about-start-trauma-hurricane-harvey-lingers/

 

Sociology and Disasters

‘Natural disasters’ and people on the margins – the hidden story https://theconversation.com/natural-disasters-and-people-on-the-margins-the-hidden-story-100251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Drought, Flood Driving Worsening Crises in Vulnerable Populations https://www.watercanada.net/drought-flood-driving-worsening-crises-in-vulnerable-populations/

Social Capital and Dietary Intakes Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30033956

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Disaster Recovery https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/DRGS_gender_equality_WEB.pdf

 

Today in disaster resilience (29 June 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Divers re-enter Thai cave to search for 13 cut off by floods https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/power-line-put-in-thai-cave-to-help-search-for-missing-boys/777038624?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floods, landslides in northern Vietnam kill 17, leaving 11 missing http://www.tert.am/en/news/2018/06/26/vietnam/2725044?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Torrential Rain and Floods in Maharashtra and Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-maharashtra-gujarat-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Evacuations After Rivers Rise in Iowa and South Dakota http://floodlist.com/america/usa/iowa-south-dakota-floods-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar – Deadly Floods and Landslides Strike Mohnyin District, Kachin State http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-landslides-strike-kachin-state-june-2018

Sudan – Rains Destroy 420 Homes in Central Darfur Camps http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-rains-destroy-420-homes-in-central-darfur-camps

Saddleworth Moor fire declared major incident as residents evacuated https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/27/manchester-moorland-fire-declared-a-major-incident-by-police?CMP=share_btn_tw

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece https://watchers.news/2018/06/27/destructive-flash-floods-hit-parts-of-greece/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Intense eruption starts at Sierra Negra volcano, evacuations ordered, Galapagos, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2018/06/27/sierra-negra-eruption-galapagos/

State of emergency in Northern California as Pawnee Fire destroys 22 buildings, threatens 600 https://watchers.news/2018/06/26/state-of-emergency-in-northern-california-as-pawnee-fire-destroys-22-buildings-threatens-600/

Destructive tornado hits Eureka, 5 people injured, state of disaster declared, Kansas https://watchers.news/2018/06/27/destructive-tornado-hits-eureka-5-people-injured-state-of-disaster-declared-kansas/

Flood halts academic activities in Moulvibazar https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2018/06/27/flood-halts-academic-activities-in-moulvibazar

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jun 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Agung, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69565/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jun-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Cl.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change Will Take More Than Just Seawalls and Levees https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/adapting-to-climate-change-will-take-more-than-just-seawalls-and-levees/

Climate displacement: “an untold story” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/58917

Rising seas: ‘Florida is about to be wiped off the map’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/rising-seas-florida-climate-change-elizabeth-rush?CMP=share_btn_tw

There’s an Easy Way for National Governments to Help Cities Act on Climate Change – Give Them Data http://thecityfix.com/blog/theres-easy-way-national-governments-help-cities-act-climate-change-give-data-greg-carlock-pankaj-bhatia-christopher-ede-calton/

Unprecedented summer heat in Europe ‘every other year’ under 1.5C of warming https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-unprecedented-summer-heat-europe-1-5c-warming

Cities face dramatic rise in heat, flood risks by 2050, researchers say http://www.eco-business.com/news/cities-face-dramatic-rise-in-heat-flood-risks-by-2050-researchers-say/

Hit by extreme weather, Zimbabwe rolls out triple climate policy https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/58958

Responding to economic climate risk in Australia http://427mt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Economic-Climate-Risk-in-Australia-1.pdf

Barents Sea seems to have crossed a climate tipping point https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/barents-sea-seems-to-have-crossed-a-climate-tipping-point/

New climate adaptation and resilience indicators for Canada http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2018/eccc/En4-329-2018-eng.pdf

Residual fossil CO2 emissions in 1.5–2 °C pathways https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0198-6

Even if global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels this century, rapid polar warming may release additional greenhouse gases, and sea-levels will rise by several metres https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change/many-current-climate-models-could-be-wrong-about-global-warming-study-60965

4 tech startups that are fighting for coastal climate resilience — and winning https://www.greenbiz.com/article/4-tech-startups-are-fighting-coastal-climate-resilience-and-winning

Efforts to build climate resilience in Chad turn up a surprising barrier: Violence against women http://news.trust.org/item/20180621110729-vpd8b/

UK is not on track to meet its own climate targets, says report https://www.newscientist.com/article/2172829-uk-is-not-on-track-to-meet-its-own-climate-targets-says-report/

A city in Oman just posted the world’s hottest low temperature ever recorded: 109 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/06/27/a-city-in-oman-just-set-the-worlds-hottest-low-temperature-ever-recorded-109-degrees/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ddae75feeecf

Rising seas are eating into Puerto Rico’s beaches and that makes it even more vulnerable to hurricanes https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/06/rising-seas-eat-into-puerto-rico-beaches/

As Science Improves Climate Change Forecast Gets Hotter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NGVZWXfKg0

Urbanists Should Not Ignore the Slow Creep of Climate Change on Resilience https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2018/06/28/urbanists-not-ignore-slow-creep-climate-change-resilience/

Meet America’s new climate normal: towns that flood when it isn’t raining https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/28/rising-elizabeth-rush-extract-towns-flooding

 

Disaster risk reduction

Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation Planning: Tools for Prioritizing Potential Solutions https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-climate-smart-development

What Alabama Can Teach You about Storm Resilience https://nextcity.org/features/view/what-alabama-can-teach-you-about-storm-resilience

How Do You Reduce Disaster Risk in River Deltas? http://news.trust.org/item/20180620131059-06lrb

Coastal resilience is getting high-tech, but there are still information gaps to fill http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/06/20/coastal-resilience-public-sector-technology-mapping/

Lessons Learned From Hurricane Harvey Highlighted in Zurich Report https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2018/06/25/493207.htm

Movement around the world to build smarter and “spongier” cities that can absorb rainwater instead of letting it flow through miles of pavement and cause damaging floods https://www.citi.io/2018/06/26/how-to-build-a-city-that-doesnt-flood-turn-it-into-a-sponge/

Great visual report using satellite photos: Track flooding across Australia’s vast Lake Eyre Basin http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-26/lake-eyre-and-the-ancient-rhythms-of-our-red-centre/9864010

Flood data released for ten South American cities https://oasishub.co/your-city-your-future/south-america/

After Harvey, Houston has to get greener https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/harvey-houston-green-natural-infrastructure-13030407.php

Multiple factors often interact to amplify the effects of severe storms, droughts, and other extreme water-related events https://eos.org/features/when-environmental-forces-collide

The role of fire in UK peatland and moorland management: the need for informed, unbiased debate http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1696/20150342

Mexico City, Mexico: Seismic Resilience Recovery Plan https://medium.com/urban-resilience-prospectus-latin-america-and-the/mexico-city-mexico-seismic-resilience-recovery-plan-60b5dea95aea

Canada’s best province for flood risk management https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/canadas-best-province-flood-risk-management-1004133390/

Early flood detection and warning system in Argentina developed with Libelium sensors technology http://www.libelium.com/early-flood-detection-and-warning-system-in-argentina-developed-with-libelium-sensors-technology/

Central Asia Fault Database https://esdynamics.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/faults/

A set of 38 indicators, recommended by an Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group, will track progress in implementing the seven targets of the Sendai Framework https://www.preventionweb.net/drr-framework/sendai-framework-monitor/introduction

Rapid 3-D analysis of rockfalls in Yosemite https://phys.org/news/2018-06-rapid-d-analysis-rockfalls-yosemite.html

Nature Does Flood Control Better Than Concrete: One Idea in South San Francisco https://www.kqed.org/science/1926410/nature-does-flood-control-better-than-concrete-one-idea-in-south-san-francisco

Suffolk businesses stand to gain from Ipswich’s new flood barrier http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/poundfield-products-isaacs-on-the-quay-businesses-benefit-from-ipswich-tidal-barrier-project-1-5579788

 

Emergency Management

Lessons learnt from 2017 Caribbean Hurricane Season https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/lessons-learnt-from-2017-caribbean-hurricane-season

Women’s leadership in disaster preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58965

Disasters & emergency preparedness: a practical resource guide https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58961

The Gulgong Fire Station just received a very special piece of equipment https://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/5490745/the-gulgong-fire-station-just-received-a-very-special-piece-of-equipment/?cs=1863

Good intentions, unintended consequences: how to help when disasters strike the Pacific https://reliefweb.int/report/samoa/good-intentions-unintended-consequences-how-help-when-disasters-strike-pacific

McAllen Dealing With Fallout From Heaviest Rainfall Since Hurricane Beulah http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/McAllen-Dealing-With-Fallout-From-Heaviest-Rainfall-Since-Hurricane-Beulah.html

Kilauea volcano helps emergency managers better prepare for threats in Washington https://medium.com/wagovernor/kilauea-volcano-helps-emergency-managers-better-prepare-for-volcano-threats-in-washington-42dec55d7f0c

State leaders preparing for what they say may be the biggest wildfire season in history http://kimatv.com/news/local/state-leaders-preparing-for-what-they-say-may-be-the-biggest-wildfire-seasons-in-history

 

 

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

More than half of Americans (53 percent) do not have any emergency preparation plans in place, yet 42 percent are concerned about an emergency happening https://www.healthcareready.org/programs/community-preparedness

The SC Emergency Manager contains a variety of tools and features that help people prepare for weather disasters or any other kind of emergency http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/New-App-Helps-People-Stay-Safe-During-Natural-Disasters.html

In Bihar, this initiative focuses on creating community leaders to tackle disasters https://yourstory.com/2018/06/help-hand-creating-community-leaders-disaster-bihar/

Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate? https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fire-narratives-accurate/?platform=hootsuite

Practical Action supported flood drills in three vulnerable villages to enhance community preparedness and ensure effective use of early warning systems https://www.usaid.gov/nepal/fact-sheets/enhancing-flood-preparedness-nepal

Information and education critical to tackling U.S flood risk, says Swiss Re’s Junge https://www.reinsurancene.ws/information-and-education-critical-to-tackling-u-s-flood-risk-says-swiss-res-junge/

FloodSafe resources https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/floodsafe

Participatory digital mapping: building community resilience in Nepal, Peru and Mexico https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/participatory-digital-mapping-building-community-resilience-in-nepal-peru-and-mexico

Preparing the community – An agency-based framework of community engagement for disaster preparation https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/research/resilience-hazards/4596

How stories can help communicate volcanic risk to communities http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/how-stories-can-help-communicate-volcanic-risk-communities?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

What if Vesuvius erupted today? https://www.gfdrr.org/en/aftershocks

Learning from public response to natural hazard videos https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Learning-from-public-response-to-natural-hazard-videos

What was the largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century? https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-was-largest-volcanic-eruption-20th-century?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products

University gets UNESCO backing to enhance global geoscience awareness https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/university-receives-unesco-backing-to-enhance-global-geoscience-awareness

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Struggling to stay on top of fake social media posts in a disaster https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/06/23/national/media-national/struggling-stay-top-fake-social-media-posts-disaster/

Canadian survey: While social media clearly has a place in spreading information during emergencies, the top preferred channels continue to be television (23 per cent) and local radio stations (22 per cent) http://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/Disasters_report_2018.pdf

Investigating Community Resilience in the Age of Social Media https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Drop-Cover-and-Tweet

 

Psychology and Disasters

Are Wellingtonians prepared for a natural hazard event? https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Cultural-resilience-in-the-capital

Does A Major Earthquake Change Attitudes and Well-Being Judgments? A Natural Experiment http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550617707016#articleCitationDownloadContainer

Many firefighters silently suffer from PTSD https://www.cbsnews.com/video/many-firefighters-silently-suffer-from-ptsd/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Female leadership is crucial in building resilient communities http://news.trust.org//item/20180626104353-0djmk/

What is equitable resilience? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X18301396

The slow recovery in Puerto Rico https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/puertorico_photo-essay-slow-recoery-180969346/

Today in disaster resilience (6 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/very-deep-m6-8-earthquake-hits-chuquisaca-bolivia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Cyclone “Josie” claims 4 lives in Fiji https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/tropical-cyclone-josie-claims-4-lives-in-fiji/

Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2018/04/01/dust-storm-kills-three-in-uttar-pradesh-india/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Several rivers in the Balkans have broken their banks over the last few days, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria and northwestern Turkey https://www.sott.net/article/381404-Rivers-overflow-flooding-areas-of-Greece-Bulgaria-and-Turkey

Flood warnings issued across UK as river levels rise after wet Easter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/03/flood-warnings-issued-across-uk-as-river-levels-rise-after-wet-easter

Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2018/04/03/vanuatu-village-faces-relocation-after-flash-floods/

Scientists keep close eye on Alpine Fault quake swarm http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12025977

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68344/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Turrialba-Sakuraj.html

Cape Town ‘Day Zero’ pushed back to 2019 as dams fill up in South Africa https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-drought/cape-town-day-zero-pushed-back-to-2019-as-dams-fill-up-in-south-africa-idUKKCN1HA1LN

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Changes in climate extremes, fresh water availability and vulnerability to food insecurity projected at 1.5°C and 2°C global warming with a higher-resolution global climate model http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/376/2119/20160452

‘Extreme’ Changes Underway in Some of Antarctica’s Biggest Glaciers https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02042018/antarctica-ice-sheet-shelf-glaciers-grounding-line-receding-worst-case-sea-level-rise-risk

The number of new coal plants under development worldwide continues to fall dramatically http://reneweconomy.com.au/global-new-coal-plant-pipeline-keeps-shrinking-45886/

An alarming 10 percent of Antarctica’s coastal glaciers are now in retreat, scientists find https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/02/an-alarming-10-percent-of-antarcticas-coastal-glaciers-are-in-retreat-scientists-find/?utm_term=.66c3420b18a6

Ice-free Arctic summers could hinge on small climate warming range https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/04/02/ice-free-arctic-summers-could-hinge-small-climate-warming-range

Reduced probability of ice-free summers for 1.5 °C compared to 2 °C warming https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0127-8

Impact of Climate Change on Flood Frequency and Intensity in the Kabul River Basin http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/4/114

FEMA removed all reference to climate change from its planning document earlier this month https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/fema-climate-change-strategic-plan-ellison-letter_us_5abc16ede4b04a59a3143183

Fiji PM: Climate change threatens our survival http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43625608

The Climate Ex map will tell you what the weather will be like in 2070–and where to go to get the weather you like in 50 years https://www.fastcompany.com/40548716/these-maps-show-how-climate-change-will-mess-up-the-weather-where-you-live

At least 7 countries break monthly records as heat wave hits Asia https://mashable.com/2018/04/03/severe-heat-wave-asia-monthly-records/#ZVipSzSfMGqU

Senegal city races to move families as sea swallows homes https://www.zilient.org/article/senegal-city-races-move-families-sea-swallows-homes

Warmest March in Bahrain since 1902 https://watchers.news/2018/04/05/warmest-march-in-bahrain-since-1902/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

April snowstorm covers parts of Saudi Arabia in white https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/april-snowstorm-covers-parts-of-saudi-arabia-in-white/

New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982 https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/new-york-city-sees-heaviest-april-snow-since-1982/

Five key lessons other cities can learn from Cape Town’s water crisis https://theconversation.com/five-key-lessons-other-cities-can-learn-from-cape-towns-water-crisis-94045

Arctic sea ice extent for March 2018 was the second lowest in the 1979 to 2018 satellite record http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/04/2018-winter-arctic-sea-ice-bering-down/

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/27/cities-powered-clean-energy-renewable

‘Summer-like’ heat to nudge late-season heat records across south-east https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/summer-like-heat-to-nudge-late-season-heat-records-across-south-east-20180405-p4z7x4.html

Global warming of 1.5°C is imminent, likely in just a decade from now https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-change-1-5c-closer-imagine-44124/

 

Disaster risk reduction

How Overbuilt Levees Along the Upper Mississippi River Push Floods Onto Others https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/rockisland

World’s first 3D thermal image of volcano https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/first-3d-thermal-image-of-volcano/

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two https://watchers.news/2018/03/30/large-crack-in-east-african-rift-is-evidence-of-continent-splitting-in-two/

USGS Publishes Bulletin 17C, “Guidelines for Determining Flood Flow Frequency” https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=539

California Earthquake: Big Risk, Big Exposure http://www.rms.com/blog/2018/03/27/california-earthquake-big-risk-big-exposure/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wcirb_eq

National flood insurance is underwater because of outdated science https://www.salon.com/2018/04/01/national-flood-insurance-is-underwater-because-of-outdated-science_partner/#.WsKdvAAdi6J.twitter

Atmosphere and land model development has historically been segregated but coupled processes crucial to prediction and extremes can be properly represented only with a holistic approach https://eos.org/editors-vox/coupled-from-the-start

Welcome Dutch fixes for Charleston’s flooding woes https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/welcome-dutch-fixes-for-charleston-s-flooding-woes/article_50d6006e-3375-11e8-9ebf-73482288f347.html

“Mitigation is most likely to occur soon after a flood, and is most successful when decisions are community-based” https://phys.org/news/2018-04-denial-coastal.html

Proposed Floodplain Changes to Raise Houston Elevations https://www.enr.com/articles/44236-proposed-floodplain-changes-to-raise-houston-elevations

Could Sydney be the next Houston? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/could-sydney-be-next-houston

FEMA Announces its Intent to Transfer NFIP Risk to the Capital Markets https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/04/02/fema-announces-its-intent-transfer-nfip-risk-capital-markets

Urban wetlands management in Colombo: a new model for urban flood resilience https://reliefweb.int/report/sri-lanka/urban-wetlands-management-colombo-new-model-urban-resilience

Landslides triggered by the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/03/bssa-mw-7-8-kaikoura-earthquake-1/

FG installs flood warning system in 5 Niger Delta states http://ndlink.org/2018/04/03/fg-installs-flood-warning-system-in-10-states/

“The next generation of flood-risk assessment models should integrate better knowledge of how people deal with risk and damage” https://www.cmcc.it/article/human-behavior-is-the-key-to-reducing-flood-risk

Houston City Council adopts stricter flood plain development rules https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Houston-City-Council-adopts-stricter-flood-plain-12805504.php?src=hp_totn

Ecosystem-based adaptation to increase flood resilience of vulnerable people – Evidence from central Vietnam https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57603?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Forecasting and warning system for Sava River almost complete https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/forecasting-warning-system-sava-river-almost-complete/

Skilful seasonal forecasts of streamflow over Europe? https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/2057/2018/hess-22-2057-2018.pdf

Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/04/will-a-huge-new-flood-barrier-save-venice/556226/

Government dedicates £36 million to new UK flood defence schemes https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/government-dedicates-36-million-to-new-uk-flood-defence-schemes/70004548

In conversation with the next generation of flood engineers https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/19/in-conversation-with-the-next-generation-of-flood-engineers/

Study: flood control engineering likely has worsened floods http://www.wbrz.com/news/study-flood-control-engineering-likely-has-worsened-floods/

Climatic control of Mississippi River flood hazard amplified by river engineering https://www.nature.com/articles/nature26145

Bushfire Prevention — Data-Driven Powerline Installation and Brush Monitoring https://medium.com/planet-os/bushfire-prevention-data-driven-powerline-installation-and-brush-monitoring-d7919e8d1e7e

Two of the more interesting landslides from the Papua New Guinea earthquake https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/04/papua-new-guinea-earthquake/

Hurricane forecasters see above-average 2018 U.S. storm season http://news.trust.org/item/20180405173130-fo5zg/

Tokyo’s enormous underground flood protection system pumps excess water out of the metropolitan area into the sea but climate change might take it to its limits http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/03/29/tokyos-massive-flood-protection-facility-might-not-be-enough-cdue-to-climate-change/

 

Emergency Management

Mudslide losses top $421 million in hard-hit California town https://apnews.com/9b8ef4351765428e9f57beeb4781cf15/Mudslide-losses-top-$421-million-in-hard-hit-California-town?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APWestRegion

Global disaster response needs at networked approach https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/03/30/global-disaster-response-needs-a-networked-approach/

A model for relief and recovery https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resilienceindex?utm_source=Twitter&utm_term=0_f923f18da4-7eaf9480f4-555353465&utm_content=can-atmospheric-science-improve-global-disaster-resilience

Municipal plans to fight wildfire and floods in focus as draft bill hits the road http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/municipal-plans-to-fight-wildfire-and-floods-in-focus-as-draft-bill-hits-the-road

Victoria has gained approval to conduct night time firebombing operations next summer season https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/night-time-firebombing-approved

Namibia: Floods DREF MDRNA010 Emergency Plan of Action Final Report https://reliefweb.int/report/namibia/namibia-floods-dref-mdrna010-emergency-plan-action-final-report

Are we leading enough in the emergency services? https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/afac-ceo-are-we-leading-enough

How Cyclone Alby 40 years ago caught WA off-guard, with deadly consequences http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-04/a-look-at-cyclone-alby-40-years-on/9614592

Bureau of Meteorology blames late cyclone warning on ‘staffing issue’ https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/04/04/06/21/cyclone-iris-queensland-wild-winds-flooding-as-storm-moves-southeast

Aid distribution underway in Fiji post cyclone http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354003/aid-distribution-underway-in-fiji-post-cyclone?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rewiring Puerto Rico: Power and Empowerment After Hurricane Maria https://medium.com/@dangerbui/rewiring-puerto-rico-power-and-empowerment-after-hurricane-maria-7efdff23da6d

Earthquake warning system expands with the help of federal funding http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/early-earthquake-system-expands-with-the-help-of-federal-funding

Puerto Rico says tourism has roared back to life http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/03/news/puerto-rico-tourism/index.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The information needs of women during disasters http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-02/helping-women-overcome-disaster-preparedness-gaps/9549862

Facilitating Dialogue in Communities: Using the FAC Self-Assessment Tool https://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-fac-self-assessment-tool/?platform=hootsuite

Children aren’t liabilities in disasters – they can help, if we let them https://theconversation.com/children-arent-liabilities-in-disasters-they-can-help-if-we-let-them-93794

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Countering False Information on Social Media in Disasters and Emergencies https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/SMWG_Countering-False-Info-Social-Media-Disasters-Emergencies_Mar2018-508.pdf

Social Media Analysis During Disasters online course https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dis_courses/social-media/index.html

What strategies do public service media have for news distribution on social media? https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/public-service-news-and-social-media

 

Psychology and disasters

The impact on mental health has been greatest among people who were affected by flood damage in a variety of ways http://ucrh.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/After-the-Flood-Research-Seminar-22-Mar-2018-flyer_.pdf

Climate changes mental health https://apha.org/-/media/files/pdf/topics/climate/climate_changes_mental_health.ashx?la=en&hash=AFF50C8C183A2846372355AB2B438A1157E1B3AE

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

“Building that connectedness before a disaster happens is an important part of preparedness so it naturally happens in response to a disaster” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-29/natural-disaster-impact-on-mental-health-costly/9597104

When the flood that resulted from last year’s Cyclone Debbie swept through, the community of Murwillumbah didn’t wait for the wheels of government bureaucracy to act http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-01/murwillumbah-the-town-that-refuses-to-define-itself-by-disaster/9602180