Today in disaster resilience (3 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Indonesia earthquake: 14 dead after 6.4 quake hits tourist island of Lombok http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-29/indonesia-earthquake-leaves-thirteen-dead/10049006

Northeast Thailand in grip of severe floods http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351031

Flooding in Scotland https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2991501/scotland-weather-floods-rain-thunder-lightning/

Typhoon Jongdari Makes Landfall In Japan As The Nation Reels From Record Floods And Heat https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2018/07/28/typhoon-jongdari-makes-landfall-in-japan-as-the-nation-reels-from-record-floods-and-heat/#6c7ec3f4bd55

Hundreds of Thais stranded on active volcano after quake hit Indonesia http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351019

Current wildfires across North America https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/fire-activity?time=2018072900,24,2018073000&projection=classical_north_america

Hospital submerged as floods hit India’s Bihar state https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/hospital-submerged-as-floods-hit-india-s-bihar-state-1.2258695

Over 570 dead as monsoon rains flood India, country-wide monsoon deficiency remains at 5% https://watchers.news/2018/07/30/over-570-dead-as-monsoon-rains-flood-india-country-wide-monsoon-deficiency-remains-at-5/

California fires: 8 killed, 880+ structures destroyed and more than 37 000 people evacuated https://watchers.news/2018/07/30/california-fires-6-killed-880-structures-destroyed-and-more-than-37-000-people-evacuated/

Yamuna to hit 5-year-high in Delhi today, displaced families say they haven’t received relief https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/yamuna-to-hit-5-year-high-in-delhi-on-tuesday-displaced-families-say-they-haven-t-received-relief/story-q9cvcjkLAlZD0MtoFcayGP.html

Assam floods: Two more people die as toll rises to 38 this year; almost 60,000 affected by torrential rains https://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-two-more-people-die-as-toll-rises-to-38-this-year-almost-60000-affected-by-torrential-rains-4871601.html

Carr Fire becomes seventh most destructive California fire https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/31/us/carr-fire-california/index.html

Indonesia’s Krakatau Volcano Spits Lava Bombs and Boulders in Spectacular Eruption https://uk.news.yahoo.com/indonesias-krakatau-volcano-spits-lava-023751424.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

A Swedish Train Station Flooded And People Turned It Into A Swimming Pool http://www.ladbible.com/funny/weird-a-swedish-train-station-flooded-and-it-was-turned-into-a-swimming-pool-20180731

Drone photos capture Australia’s worst drought in living memory https://twitter.com/i/moments/1024645596974657537

Flash floods threaten the East as fire danger persists out West https://abcnews.go.com/US/flash-floods-threaten-east-fire-danger-persists-west/story?id=56983098

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Aug 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70004/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Aug-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sakurajima-Saban.html

Myanmar floods claim 12 lives, forces 132,000 out of homes: Report https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/myanmar-floods-claim-12-lives-forces-132-000-out-of-homes-report/story-0Kwbw8Z34GKGToaMqliEtK.html

Colombia and Venezuela – Flooding Rivers Affect Thousands http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-venezuela-orinoco-river-floods-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Researchers proposed that night-time temperatures are more easily affected by an increase in greenhouse gases http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/nights-getting-hotter-climate-change-has-deadly-consequences/9985340

Will the Maritimes be insurable if climate change left unchecked? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/climate-change/will-maritimes-insurable-climate-change-left-unchecked-1004135020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extreme global weather is ‘the face of climate change’ says leading scientist https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/27/extreme-global-weather-climate-change-michael-mann

These Climate Change Photos From The Last 100 Years Will Shock You https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/heres-what-the-arctic-glaciers-look-like-after-100-years-of?utm_term=.km9bG0MmK#.evVmZBKay

‘In many places, people are preparing for the past or present climate. But this summer is the future.’ https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27072018/summer-2018-heat-wave-wildfires-climate-change-evidence-crops-flooding-deaths-records-broken

Experts Discuss Recent Heat Waves and Atmospheric Changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atUpkiwURl8&lc=UgzsP9gQIUtlH15SgXd4AaABAg

Warming Arctic could be behind heatwave sweeping northern hemisphere https://www.newscientist.com/article/2174889-warming-arctic-could-be-behind-heatwave-sweeping-northern-hemisphere/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Science Says: Record heat, fires worsened by climate change https://apnews.com/a4255779e2b6461b9cc8dbf24ea4b96c

Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-using-critical-thresholds

Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely https://www.carbonbrief.org/climate-change-made-2018-european-heatwave-up-to-five-times-more-likely

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms? https://eos.org/articles/why-are-siberian-temperatures-plummeting-while-the-arctic-warms

Climate Change: We’re Not Literally Doomed, but… https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/climate-change-were-not-literally-doomed-but/

We Should Never Have Called It Earth https://medium.com/@onbeing/we-should-never-have-called-it-earth-b613331fe76f

2018’s global heat wave is so pervasive it’s surprising scientists https://www.axios.com/global-heat-wave-stuns-scientists-as-records-fall-4cad71d2-8567-411e-a3f6-0febaa19a847.html

Using Data to Address Climate Challenges: 5 Takeaways from Sierra Leone and Tanzania http://www.wri.org/blog/2018/07/using-data-address-climate-challenges-5-takeaways-sierra-leone-and-tanzania?

The atmospheric response to sea-ice loss https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0243-5

Contrasting the Antarctic and Arctic Atmospheric Responses to Projected Sea Ice Loss in the Late Twenty-First Century https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0666.1?journalCode=clim

This coastal town’s battle against sea-level rise could offer lessons for others https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/this-coastal-towns-battle-against-sea-level-rise-could-offer-lessons-for-others/2018/07/26/8c7e43a2-8b6c-11e8-85ae-511bc1146b0b_story.html?utm_term=.86075d94c724

When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame? https://www.npr.org/2018/07/29/633203732/when-the-weather-is-extreme-is-climate-change-to-blame?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialThe Cascading Impacts of Climate Change https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/the-cascading-impacts-of-climate-change/

Droughts, heatwaves and floods: How to tell when climate change is to blame https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05849-9

California’s Death Valley Will Have The Hottest Month Ever Recorded On Earth https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/californias-death-valley-will-have-the-hottest-month-ever-recorded-on-earth/

China could face deadly heat waves due to climate change http://news.mit.edu/2018/china-could-face-deadly-heat-waves-due-climate-change-0731

Intense rainfall worse than expected under climate change modelling, meaning flash floods https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/technology/news-story/3140d07f359bcc0d1d90588afcb4fde9

The Met Office’s 4th annual State of the UK Climate report confirms 2017 was the 5th warmest year in a record dating back to 1910 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/state-of-the-climate-2017

Climate Change and the Emergency Management Sector https://files-em.em.vic.gov.au/public/EMV-web/AFAC-Climate-Change-Discussion-3July2018FINAL.pdf

As the UK swelters, government plan for extreme heat is criticised http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/20/uk-swelters-government-plan-extreme-heat-criticised/

Climate change: second UK national adaptation programme (2018 to 2023) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-change-second-national-adaptation-programme-2018-to-2023

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-climate-oceans.html

Grim report card for planet ranks 2017 one of hottest years in recorded history https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/01/world/state-of-the-climate-2017-noaa-wxc/index.html

2017 State of the Climate: Highlights https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/state-climate-highlights/2017

Saving Earth: Don’t Fall Into Climate Change Fatalism https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-gleick-new-york-times-climate-change_us_5b61fafbe4b0b15aba9f3959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Sydney and large regions of eastern Australia posted their hottest July on record https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/balmy-august-start-for-sydney-after-record-july-heat-as-big-dry-grows-20180801-p4zurr.html

Climate Change Could Supercharge Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Study https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-antibiotic-resistance-2572071872.html

New guidebook on climate risk assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation https://www.unbonn.org/node/13162

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

An Optimist’s Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kyp8y/an-optimists-guide-to-solving-climate-change-and-saving-the-world

Physiographic influences on dense shelf-water cascading down the Antarctic continental slope https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001282521830031X

Scientists aren’t impressed with New York Times’ new story on climate change https://thinkprogress.org/scientists-slam-new-york-times-climate-story-for-whitewashing-role-of-big-oil-and-gop-63fbc3a85b09/

Can Fiction Change People’s Minds About Climate Change? https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/07/24/the-honey-farm-harriet-alida-lye-interview/

Implications of transforming climate change risks into security risks https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2018-0121?journalCode=dpm

How Climate Change Ignites Wildfires From California to South Africa https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-wildfires-2573967514.html

The Big Melt https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/08/16/arctic-big-melt/

Climate change explained https://www.gov.uk/guidance/climate-change-explained

When is migration a maladaptive response to climate change? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1387-6

Record-breaking temperatures leave 29 dead in South Korean heatwave https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/02/asia/south-korea-heatwave-deaths-intl/index.html

Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away https://www.yahoo.com/news/concern-climate-swedens-highest-peak-melts-away-145032770.html

NASA scientists reveal details of icy Greenland’s heated geologic past https://phys.org/news/2018-08-nasa-scientists-reveal-icy-greenland.html

Your Climate Change Questions, Answered https://outrider.org/climate-change/articles/your-climate-change-questions-answered/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The city’s $2 billion program to repair streets and infrastructure doesn’t include innovative water management https://thelensnola.org/2018/07/26/the-citys-2-billion-program-to-repair-streets-and-infrastructure-doesnt-include-innovative-water-management/

Now is best opportunity to reduce risk of floods http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/16382275.reader-letter-now-is-best-opportunity-to-reduce-risk-of-floods/

European data to fight floods, fires and other hazards http://www.i-react.eu/european-data-to-fight-fires-floods-and-other-disasters/

A Quantitative Hydrological Climate Classification Evaluated With Independent Streamflow Data https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR022913

Geochemical detective work helps answer questions about Kīlauea’s ongoing eruption https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html

Societal Security and Crisis Management https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319923024

Removing the Drudgery from Earthquake Seismology https://eos.org/editor-highlights/removing-the-drudgery-from-earthquake-seismology

A decade of progress in disaster risk reduction http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3e2b67#/7c3e2b67/2

Six of California’s Most Destructive Wildfires Have Struck in the Past 10 Months https://weather.com/news/news/2018-07-30-california-20-most-destructive-wildfires-carr-fire

Laos Dam Disaster: “avoidable, man-made disaster due to neglect of contractors, decision makers, consultants and supervising agencies” https://sandrp.in/2018/07/30/drp-news-bulletin-30-july-2018-laos-dam-disaster-yet-another-wake-up-call/

25 years and millions of dollars after the Great Flood, is Kansas City safer? https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article215578845.html

Authorities to look at 2013 flood & frame plan https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/authorities-to-look-at-2013-flood-frame-plan/articleshow/65195321.cms

Harvey’s Devastating Flooding Boosts Insurance in Texas https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/07/30/297724/harveys-devastating-flooding-boosts-insurance-in-texas/

Congress Again Punts Flood Insurance Reform into Future https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/07/30/flood-insurance-reform-climate-change/

Development and assessment of uni- and multivariable flood loss models for Emilia-Romagna (Italy) https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2057/2018/

Prevalence of Seismic Rate Anomalies Preceding Volcanic Eruptions in Alaska https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00100/full

Small Businesses Are a Vital Part of Community Resiliency but Often Overlook Vulnerabilities http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Small-Businesses-Are-a-Vital-Part-of-Community-Resiliency-but-Often-Overlook-Vulnerabilities.html?

Finally, Penang gets RM150 million for flood mitigation project http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/07/31/finally-penang-gets-rm150-million-for-flood-mitigation-project/

Extreme storms and flash flooding are coming to Australia https://www.businessinsider.com.au/storms-flash-flooding-australia-research-science-2018-7

United Kingdom Historical Rainfall Digital Maps from 1866 to 1964 https://oasishub.co/dataset/united-kingdom-historical-rainfall-digital-maps-from-1866-to-1964-hydro-gis

Why do people keep building in floodplains? http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-flood-zone-floodplain-development-homes-zoning.html

Two Active Volcanoes in Japan May Share a Magma Source https://eos.org/articles/two-active-volcanoes-in-japan-may-share-a-magma-source

Quantification of subsurface hydrologic connectivity in four headwater catchments using graph theory https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718327645

These perennial floods http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/157629/

Lancaster flash flood prompts calls for more prevention measures https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-45018773

Flooding – Govt Surface Water Management Action Plan says “necessary to go much further” https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/15328-flooding-govt-surface-water-management-action-plan-says-necessary-to-go-much-further

Integrating climate change into disaster risk reduction strategies https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/integrating-climate-change-into-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies/

Some Requirements for Simulating Wildland Fire Behavior Using Insight from Coupled Weather—Wildland Fire Models http://mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/1/6

The Laos disaster reminds us that local people are too often victims of dam development https://theconversation.com/the-laos-disaster-reminds-us-that-local-people-are-too-often-victims-of-dam-development-100588?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Open Data for Resilience Index https://index.opendri.org/about.html

Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals https://phys.org/news/2018-08-prehistoric-mass-graves-linked-tsunamis.html

How the Carr Fire morphed into a towering, deadly “fire tornado” https://www.axios.com/science-behind-carr-fire-tornado-redding-california-f77a451d-9aec-46bd-8091-acb0dd45fff0.html

Millions of Americans reside along the coasts and in floodplains. Despite the risks and long-term ramifications of climate change and sea-level rise, their numbers continue to increase http://www.governing.com/gov-data/census/flood-plains-zone-local-population-growth-data.html

Floods to frequent Chennai as rainfall may double in 60 years https://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2018/08/02022546/1082481/Floods-to-frequent-Chennai-as-rainfall-may-double-.vpf

DPWH completes 9 flood control projects in Southern Leyte this August https://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/dpwh-completes-9-flood-control-projects-southern-leyte-august?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Impact of flash floods, taking effective long-term measures https://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/impact-flash-floods-taking-effective-long-term-measures?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

FloodFlash uses sensors to create new form of catastrophe insurance https://www.techworld.com/startups/floodflash-develops-tech-bring-catastrophe-insurance-masses-3681645/

 

Emergency Management

California wildfires are breaking the rules by burning downhill fast https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/california-wildfires-are-breaking-the-rules-by-burning-downhill-fast

Eritrean refugees, UN laggards, and disasters times three: The Cheat Sheet https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/07/27/eritrean-refugees-un-laggards-and-disasters-times-three-cheat-sheet?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Evaluating critical links in early warning systems for natural hazards https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/evaluating-critical-links-in-early-warning-systems-for-natural-hazards

National Mass Evacuation Tracking System Fact Sheet https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/167207

Are we experiencing a “new normal” of wildland fire behavior? http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/07/29/are-we-experiencing-a-new-normal-of-wildland-fire-behavior/

How National Disasters Create Doctors With Borders https://www.forbes.com/sites/premramkumar/2018/07/27/how-national-disasters-create-doctors-with-borders/#d3d6e941ef1a

Greek PM Tsipras faces fierce criticism over handling of wildfires disaster https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/greek-pm-tsipras-faces-fierce-criticism-over-handling-of-wildfires-disaster/

Volcanic fatalities database: analysis of volcanic threat with distance and victim classification https://appliedvolc.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-017-0067-4

The future of search-and-rescue robots might be centaur, not human https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/28/17620936/centauro-centaur-robot-hybrid-design-search-and-rescue-iit

The Annual Assurance Summary provides a high-level picture of emergency management sector performance, risks and progress against Victoria’s reform agenda through 2017-18 https://www.igem.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/publications/annual-assurance-summary-2017-18

Monitoring and Assurance Framework for Emergency Management https://www.igem.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/publications/monitoring-and-assurance-framework-for-emergency-management

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-july-2018/

Tracking Scotland’s wildfires from space https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45032463

From bad to worse: U.S. wildfires continue to break hearts, records https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2018/07/30/from-bad-to-worse-us-wildfires-continue-to-break-hearts-records

How Cal Fire Dozer Operator Died: Report Lays Out Steps Leading to Ferguson Fire Tragedy https://www.kqed.org/news/11683753/cal-fire-incident-report-on-death-of-dozer-operator-braden-varney

Laos Officials Raise Liability Concerns Over Dam Collapse http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=138310&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Learning from past flooding tragedies https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/history/learning-from-past-flooding-mistakes-credit-glen-barber-at-the-denver-post

The EU mobilises €6 million for disaster preparedness in South and Southeast Asia http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4785_en.htm

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How a public school in Marikina prepares for natural disasters https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/preparedness/207516-sta-elena-high-school-marikina-disaster-risk-reduction-program

Education and communication play a vital role in improving resilience of vulnerable populations https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/sustainable-earth/natural-hazards

How to write an effective warning message for natural hazards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TILHN1-Mx0k&feature=youtu.be

Mastering the art of the narrative: using stories to shape public policy https://www.themandarin.com.au/96474-mastering-the-art-of-the-narrative-using-stories-to-shape-public-policy/

Flood levee influences on community preparedness: a paradox? https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-jul-2018-flood-levee-influences-on-community-preparedness-a-paradox/

Resources for schools on fire https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/topics/fire

Decision making with risk-based weather warnings https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091830400X

The influence of impact-based severe weather warnings on risk perceptions and intended protective actions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918304011

Sending a message: How significant events have influenced the warnings landscape in Australia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918302760

Would You Take Cover or Run? https://www.geohaz.org/single-post/2018/07/26/Would-You-Take-Cover-or-Run

Guidance on Developing Messages for Protective Actions to Take During Earthquake Shaking https://www.geohaz.org/guidance-on-developing-messages-for-prot

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Social Media and Social Network Analysis in Law Enforcement https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2301.html?adbid=1024409625238491136&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_20180731_2462281

 

Psychology and Disasters

Walking together: behavioural signatures of psychological crowds http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/7/180172

Emergency decision making for natural disasters: An overview https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917302789

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Responses To A Tornado Warning In Georgia https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/08/02/the-good-bad-and-ugly-of-responses-to-a-tornado-warning-in-georgia/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Sociology and Disasters

Only catastrophe truly reduces inequality, according to a historical survey https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2017/03/02/the-lessons-of-violence-and-inequality-through-the-ages?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/apocalypsethenthelessonsofviolenceandinequalitythroughtheages

Finding resilience in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/07/finding-resilience-in-post-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico/

“Ensure that persons with disabilities have access to humanitarian response without discrimination” http://www.didrrn.net/resources/

“Financial inclusion, labor regulations, and social protection systems are important building blocks of a more resilient society” https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/resilience-more-income-lessons-accra-s-2015-floods

Why cultural heritage matters for urban resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/why-cultural-heritage-matters-urban-resilience

 

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Today in disaster resilience (27 July 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Severe Flooding in Jibia https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/severe-flooding-in-jibia-262062.html

Hanoi residents work all night to save their belongings from flooding https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hanoi-residents-work-all-night-to-save-their-belongings-from-flooding-3781430.html

Oregon Gov Declares Emergency As Deadly Western Fires Continue to Rage https://weather.com/news/news/2018-07-21-oregon-california-wildfire-yosemite-national-park

In pictures: Fighting the Swedish wildfires https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44917545

Incessant rain triggers flood-like situation, cripples normal life in Bhubaneswar http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2018/jul/16/incessant-rain-triggers-flood-like-situation-cripples-normal-life-in-bhubaneswar-1844130.html

Philippines: Several Dead, Over 700,000 Affected By Cyclones https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Philippines-Several-Dead-Over-700000-Affected-By-Cyclones-20180723-0002.html

Arctic Circle wildfires rage on as blistering heat takes hold of northern Europe https://news.sky.com/story/arctic-circle-wildfires-rage-on-as-blistering-heat-takes-hold-of-northern-europe-11443819

Kerala floods: Kainakiri remains submerged; residents struggle http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2018/jul/23/kerala-floods-kainakiri-remains-submerged-residents-struggle-1847149.html

Continuous rains trigger massive flooding in Central Luzon areas http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1042261

More heat-related deaths in Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/22/national/least-11-dead-saturday-heat-wave-continues-grip-japan/

Laos dam collapse: Many feared dead as floods hit villages https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44935495

Greece wildfires: At least 74 dead as blaze ‘struck like flamethrower’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44941934

Pakistan – Deadly Floods Hit Gilgit-Baltistan http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-gilgit-baltistan-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Liberia – Flooding Affects Over 30,000 http://floodlist.com/africa/liberia-flooding-montserrado-margibi-monrovia-july-2018

7 briefly hospitalized following tornado that damaged Vermeer http://www.pellachronicle.com/news/local_news/briefly-hospitalized-following-tornado-that-damaged-vermeer/article_257cb51a-8ba0-11e8-b3c0-5b984ff66746.html

Vietnam flood death toll rises to 27, more rain forecast https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-vietnam/vietnam-flood-death-toll-rises-to-27-more-rain-forecast-idUSKBN1KE0CL?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Volcanic ash turns day into night on Vanuatu’s Ambae https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/pacific/362670/volcanic-ash-turns-day-into-night-on-vanuatu-s-ambae

Laos: Bodies found amid flooding, hundreds remain missing https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/laos-bodies-flooding-hundreds-remain-missing-180725052401679.html

Flood displaces hundreds of Damaturu residents https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/277702-flood-displaces-hundreds-of-damaturu-residents.html

Myanmar flooding displaces more than 16,000 people https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44962585

At least 5 killed as floods wreak havoc in Cameroon https://reliefweb.int/report/cameroon/least-5-killed-floods-wreak-havoc-cameroon

Landslides, floods kill five children in southeastern Bangladesh http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-landslides-floods-kill-five-children-in-southeastern-bangladesh-2018-7/?r=AU&IR=T

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jul 2018: Santiaguito volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Krakatau https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69930/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jul-2018-Santiaguito-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Duk.html

Thousands of Cambodians evacuated as floods hit https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/thousands-cambodians-evacuated-floods-hit-180725212853073.html

One woman killed, another missing as storms deluge eastern U.S. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/storms-pennsylvania-maryland-virginia-north-carolina-flooding-today-2018-07-25/

Searing Summer Heat Follows Killer Floods in Japan https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/searing-summer-heat-follows-killer-floods-in-japan/

Heavy rain, flood kill 10 in various areas in Sudan http://www.newtimes.co.rw/africa/heavy-rain-flood-kill-10-various-areas-sudan?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Recent Australian droughts may be the worst in 800 years https://theconversation.com/recent-australian-droughts-may-be-the-worst-in-800-years-94292?utm_medium=amptwitter&utm_source=twitter

All the ice that melted at the South Pole in the past 25 years, visualized with swimming pools https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/6/28/17475342/antarctica-ice-melt-thaw-climate-change-sea-level

The big heatwave: from Algeria to the Arctic. But what’s the cause? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/22/heatwave-northen-hemisphere-uk-algeria-canada-sweden-whats-the-cause?CMP=share_btn_tw

This Is How Climate Change Will Shift the World’s Cities http://www.climatecentral.org/news/global-cities-climate-change-21584

UN’s New Migration Pact Offers Hope for Climate Refugees https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/united-nations-migration-compact-climate-refugees/

Comprehensive study: carbon taxes won’t hamper the economy https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jul/16/comprehensive-study-carbon-taxes-wont-hamper-the-economy

What threats does climate change pose to Bangladesh’s development now and in the future? And how is the highly vulnerable nation responding?  https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/bracing-for-climate-change-in-bangladesh

NZ companies, councils, not ‘walking talk’ on climate risk https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12092946&ref=twitter

My baby can’t sleep from the heat, why aren’t we talking about climate change? http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/09/baby-cant-sleep-heat-arent-talking-climate-change/

Is climate change causing the heat wave? To all intents and purposes, yes https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/blog-post/3036355/is-climate-change-causing-the-heat-wave-to-all-intents-and-purposes-yes

Dynamics of water fluxes and storages in an Alpine karst catchment under current and potential future climate conditions https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/3807/2018/hess-22-3807-2018.html

Climate change will sink cities, but first it will make them expensive https://www.fastcompany.com/90204840/coastal-cities-are-already-in-the-grips-of-climate-gentrification

The existential threat of climate change https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/gazette_opinion/editorial/gazette-editorial-the-existential-threat-of-climate-change/article_e4dfbf45-f04e-5253-a07b-33da7a676c2b.html

‘Time bomb’: Tropics expansion nudges cyclone formation into new areas https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/time-bomb-tropics-expansion-nudges-cyclone-formation-into-new-areas-20180723-p4zt26.html

Rising sea, falling prices: climate change hits Key Biscayne home values http://news.trust.org/item/20180712101849-ykxko/

Global heat wave: an epic TV news fail https://thebulletin.org/2018/07/global-heat-wave-an-epic-tv-news-fail/

Early emergence of anthropogenically forced heat waves in the western United States and Great Lakes https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0116-y

Increases in winds weaken Southern Ocean carbon sink https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/increases-in-westerly-winds-weaken-the-southern-ocean-carbon-sink/

Why is Europe going through a heatwave? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/24/why-is-europe-going-through-a-heatwave?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

UK should prepare for more heatwaves and drought due to climate change, experts say http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-24/uk-should-prepare-for-more-heatwaves-and-drought-due-to-climate-change-experts-say/

Climate Change Is Disrupting the Planet’s Seasons https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-20/climate-change-is-disrupting-the-planet-s-seasons

“Climate change is likely making drought conditions in southwest and southeast Australia worse” https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CC_MVSA0146-Fact-Sheet-Drought_V2-FA_High-Res_Single-Pages.pdf

End of the line for coal in Australia http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/coal-in-australia/

Climate Change, Extreme Precipitation and Flooding: The Latest Science https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/floods#.W1jvPdIzbIU

How markets will drive the transition to a low carbon economy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264999318304619

Mayors May Hold the Keys to Climate Adaptation http://meetingoftheminds.org/mayors-may-hold-the-keys-to-climate-adaptation-27768?

The Media’s Failure to Connect the Dots on Climate Change https://newrepublic.com/article/150124/medias-failure-connect-dots-climate-change

Victoria to meet 40% renewables target five years early https://reneweconomy.com.au/victoria-to-meet-40-renewables-target-five-years-early-90487/

Fossil fuels are pushing us into a new era of forest fires https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/fired-up-wlidfires-climate-change?showall=1

Americans’ best option in the face of climate change is to retreat from the coasts https://qz.com/1336118/americans-best-option-in-the-face-of-climate-change-is-to-retreat-from-the-coasts/

Heat waves can create stormy economic weather https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/heat-waves-can-create-stormy-economic-weather-n894311

The world is hot, on fire, and flooding. Climate change is here https://grist.org/article/the-world-is-hot-on-fire-and-flooding-climate-change-is-here/

Which countries have done the most to adapt to climate change? https://jp.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/which-countries-have-done-the-most-to-adapt-to-climate-change?utm_content=bufferd87f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The August to October outlook shows most of mainland Australia is likely to be drier than average http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/archive/outlooks/latest-outlook.shtml

Glaciers in East Antarctica also ‘imperiled’ by climate change, UCI researchers find https://news.uci.edu/2018/07/26/glaciers-in-east-antarctica-also-imperiled-by-climate-change-uci-researchers-find/

Historic label on buildings may preclude protection against sea rise, developer says https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article214683505.html

Focus on use of Paris-related carbon instruments http://ndci.global/undp-and-paris-finance-finding-pathways-to-efficiency/

Record-breaking summer marches on to the beat of climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/23/world/global-heatwaves-climate-change-wxc/index.html

Regular heatwaves ‘will kill thousands’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44956310

Kink in the Jet Stream and Climate Change Spur Extreme Weather https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-25/the-world-s-on-fire-blame-a-kink-in-the-jet-stream-the-climate

 

Disaster risk reduction

The ‘rainbow waters’ of the Brahmaputra: The annual monsoon floods of the great river destroy everything in their path, but they also nurture life https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/HGT5GoDXDdChvkKGCrlKiM/The-rainbow-waters-of-the-Brahmaputra.html

Tremors shove Washington westward, offer clues into next big earthquake https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/tremors-shove-washington-westward-offer-clues-into-next-big-earthquake/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Smart disaster risk management saves lives: Royal Government of Cambodia and UNDP push for greater coordination in reducing disaster risk http://www.kh.undp.org/content/cambodia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/smart-disaster-risk-management-saves-lives–royal-government-of-.html

Can more accessible data equal less disaster in Asia-Pacific? https://www.devex.com/news/can-more-accessible-data-equal-less-disaster-in-asia-pacific-93115

Mumbai Rains: Why City Is Most Vulnerable To Urban Flooding https://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-rains-why-city-is-most-vulnerable-to-urban-flooding/19628185

The ‘levee paradox’ explored: increasing the levels of flood protection can attract more settlements and high-value assets in the areas protected by the new measures https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2018-333/

Residents offer support, project ideas for $2.5B Harris County flood bond https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Residents-offer-support-project-ideas-for-2-5B-13095376.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Post-Disaster Needs Assessment PDNA – Lessons from a Decade of Experience 2018 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/post-disaster-needs-assessment-pdna-lessons-decade-experience-2018

Seasonal predictability of onset and cessation of the east African rains https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094717301986

The ‘volatile’ Mississippi: Challenges ahead as region sees continued development, more floods http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/volatile-mississippi-challenges-ahead-region-sees-continued-development-more-floods#stream/0

Cities ‘build green’ to help fight flood risk https://cityriskindex.lloyds.com/2018/07/23/cities-build-green-to-help-fight-flood-risk/

Lloyd’s City Risk Index https://cityriskindex.lloyds.com/

Thousands of properties across England will be better protected against the threat of flooding thanks to a multi-million pound investment by the government https://www.gov.uk/government/news/40m-extra-funding-to-better-protect-thousands-of-homes-against-flooding

To curb disaster damage, we need smart investments in nature https://www.iucn.org/crossroads-blog/201807/curb-disaster-damage-we-need-smart-investments-nature

‘Floods were never seen as disaster; they were a blessing for our village’ https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/-floods-were-never-seen-as-disaster-they-were-a-blessing-for-our-village–61203

Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast http://news.trust.org/item/20180715100024-aeg6u/

Flooded Filipinos pay P1.2B for flood-control project that Aquino stopped http://www.manilatimes.net/flooded-filipinos-pay-p1-2b-for-flood-control-project-that-aquino-stopped/422409/

Flood Risk Assessment, Future Trend Modeling, and Risk Communication: A Review of Ongoing Research https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29NH.1527-6996.0000294

Talk of making a ministry for disaster risk reduction in Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/22/national/deadly-rains-western-japan-revive-calls-disaster-prevention-ministry/

Resilient Sydney Strategy http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/vision/towards-2030/resilient-sydney#page-element-dload

Residents asking feds to investigate Charleston for failure to protect against flood risks https://www.postandcourier.com/news/residents-asking-feds-to-investigate-charleston-for-failure-to-protect/article_1f8b1786-8e80-11e8-bb5e-5f4152cd6a01.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Use of probabilistic medium‐ to long‐range weather‐pattern forecasts for identifying periods with an increased likelihood of coastal flooding around the UK https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/met.1719#.W1bdxYT7xj4.twitter

Why assessing the state of the world is harder than it sounds https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/23/are-things-getting-better-or-worse

Understanding Risk and Resilience to Natural Hazards https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3008/fs2011-3008.pdf

6 ways countries can prepare for the next infectious disease pandemic https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/infectious-disease-pandemic-clade-x-johns-hopkins/

Even inland, hurricanes are going to cost you http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-hurricane-flood-insurance-harvey-0722-20180720-story.html

A new model can help experts address such risks by estimating the likelihood of landslides that will be caused by earthquakes anywhere in the world https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/07/24/researchers-develop-model-for-predicting-landslides-caused-by-earthquakes/

USA: 5 common flood insurance myths https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/59483

Room for rivers: Risk reduction by enhancing the flood conveyance capacity of the Netherlands’ large rivers https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59399

When Bangkok floods (and it floods a lot), this park does something amazing https://floodresilience.net/blogs/when-bangkok-floods-and-it-floods-a-lot-this-park-does-something-amazing

Move over, Yellowstone: Geologists are far more worried about a postcard-perfect peak in the Pacific Northwest https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-most-dangerous-volcano-mount-rainier-supervolcanoes-yellowstone/

A Tampa Bay approach to make region more resilient against flooding, storms http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/Column-A-Tampa-Bay-approach-to-make-region-more-resilient-against-flooding-storms_170163139

Efforts To Reduce Wildfire Risk Fall Short, Buck Science https://www.opb.org/news/article/west-wildfire-risks-fuels-treatment-thinning-burning/

River ecosystem resilience to extreme flood events https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.4300

Flood Mitigation for Pennsylvania’s Rural Communities: Community-Scale Impact of Federal Policies http://aquadoc.typepad.com/files/psu_report_flood_mitigation_2017_rev_2018.pdf

Drones Swoop in to Measure Gas Belched from Volcanoes https://eos.org/project-updates/drones-swoop-in-to-measure-gas-belched-from-volcanoes

Gaps in catastrophe risk modeling point to path forward https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20180724/NEWS06/912322840/Gaps-in-catastrophe-risk-modeling-point-to-path-forward

Over 90% of homes in New Jersey and New York could see cheaper premiums with private flood insurance https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/over-90-of-homes-in-new-jersey-and-new-york-could-see-cheaper-premiums-with-private-flood-insurance-according-to-milliman-300685611.html?tc=eml_cleartime/?utm_source=Facebook

Is Byron Shire ready for another big flood? https://www.echo.net.au/2018/07/byron-shire-ready-another-big-flood/

A GNS Science-led investigation of a handful of active faults in the wider Dunedin area has a mix of good and bad news for the city https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Dunedin-Study

Auckland could get just five days’ warning of eruption https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12095896&ref=twitter

Award-winning flood resilience program works through collaboration with non-profit and academic organizations to increase communities’ ability to withstand the threat of flooding https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/07/our-hidden-gem-the-foundation-helps-communities-worldwide

The Philippines is building a green, disaster-resilient city https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/new-clark-city-philippines/index.html

Drought: An Interdisciplinary Perspective https://cup.columbia.edu/book/drought/9780231176897

Greek wildfire tragedy: world must ‘step up efforts’ against deadly fire risk, says UN disaster reduction chief https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/07/1015532

“The U.S. has a long history of providing federal disaster relief to states and local areas to recover from flood events, but the use of federal disaster funds is proving ineffective in lessening risk and building resilience to future events”  http://news.rice.edu/2018/07/18/texas-must-rethink-long-term-hazard-mitigation-efforts-according-to-new-rice-u-report/

Impacts of Severe Natural Catastrophes on Financial Markets https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/risk/publications/natural-catastrophe-and-climate/impacts-of-severe-natural-catastrophes-on-financial-markets/

Pacific Northwest: Three types of tectonic earthquakes https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/pacific_northwest_three_types_of_tectonic_earthquakes

New reality’ dawns for storm-stunned islands https://www.zilient.org/article/opinion-new-reality-dawns-storm-stunned-islands

Flood insurance program may lapse next week, despite House vote for temporary extension https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2018/07/25/flood-insurance-program-may-lapse-next-week-despite-house-vote-temporary-extension

Global natural disaster losses reach $45bn during 1H 2018; insurance payouts estimated at $21bn https://www.slipcase.com/view/194191-global-natural-disaster-losses-reach-45bn-during-1h-2018-insurance-payouts-estimated-at-21bn?track=0

Ground-breaking open source platform to be used for catastrophe modelling in the Philippines and Bangladesh https://oasislmf.org/news/press-release-oasis-loss-modelling-framework-adopted-international-climate-initiative

 

Emergency Management

What is Emergency Social Services? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6T1-P3b5SI&feature=youtu.be

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s power grid https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/turmoil-slows-rebuilding-of-puerto-ricos-power-grid/?__twitter_impression=true

Jamaica Needs Community-Based Disaster Management http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20180720/jamaica-needs-community-based-disaster-management

Big dry prompts NSW authorities to expand early start to fire season https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/bushfire-season-early-nsw-dry-weather-20180723-p4zt4l.html

Israel-based Carbyne has developed an emergency call-handling platform, supported by an ecosystem that integrates live video streaming, location services and texting capabilities https://techcrunch.com/video/carbyne-wants-to-replace-outdated-911-systems/

Hurricane disaster relief should be data driven http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/398490-hurricane-disaster-relief-should-be-data-driven

The long road: building effective diversity and inclusion in emergency management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59424

Enhancing digital resilience and preserving connectivity amid more frequent disruptive events https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/07/enhancing-digital-resilience-and-preserving-connectivity-amid-more-frequent-disruptive-events-newsdeeply-panel-discussion/

Volcano of Fire: A first responder’s view https://medium.com/@UNDP/volcano-of-fire-a-first-responders-view-7e4bc83444ef

NADMO Moves To Share Flood Contingency Plan https://www.modernghana.com/news/870707/nadmo-moves-to-share-flood-contingency-plan.html

Complaints of inadequate evacuation plans for Greece wildfires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/26/greece-wildfires-authorities-blamed-for-high-death-toll?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Briefing note: Laos flood due to dam collapse https://www.acaps.org/country/laos/special-reports#container-1028

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Church, Community and Beyond: Effective Disaster Risk Communication with and for Pacific People in Auckland’ https://resiliencechallenge.nz/urban-programme/church-community-and-beyond/

Curious Kids: Why do volcanoes erupt? https://theconversation.com/curious-kids-why-do-volcanoes-erupt-98251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Bringing children’s voices into emergency management http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/cuidar-tools-resources/

What emergency preparations should I make for my pet? https://sar.anzdmc.com.au/2018/07/23/emergency-preparations-make-pet/

Rethinking flood risk communication https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58586

Flood risk awareness https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/flood-risk-awareness-paul-cobbing/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

“The best source to get timely information during a disaster is social media, particularly microblogs like Twitter.” https://news.psu.edu/story/527730/2018/07/10/research/improving-disaster-response-through-twitter-data

Facebook video spreads climate denial misinformation to 5 million users https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jul/25/facebook-video-spreads-climate-denial-misinformation-to-5-million-users

Facebook growth is slowing, a lot https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-q2-numbers-user-growth-slows-raising-concerns-about-future-poten/528664/

A tweet can save lives http://www.i-react.eu/a-tweet-can-save-lives/

 

Psychology and Disasters

Rising temperatures linked to increased suicide rates https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/23/rising-temperatures-linked-to-increased-suicide-rates

Mental health a daily battle for many emergency service workers, Senate inquiry told http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-18/mental-health-a-battle-for-emergency-services-senate-inquiry/10009762

‘It Won’t Happen to Me’: Why People Don’t Prepare for Disasters http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/people-wont-prep-hurricane-season/

Individual and household decisions contribute to disaster vulnerability https://faculty.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/atmosphere-09-00032-v2.pdf

Video Games as a Potential Modality for Behavioral Health Services for Young Adult Veterans: Exploratory Analysis http://games.jmir.org/2018/3/e15/

Mumbai Floods: July 26, 2005 – The Day When My ‘City of Dreams’ Became The ‘City of Nightmares’ https://www.latestly.com/social-viral/mumbai-floods-july-26-2005-the-day-when-my-city-of-dreams-became-the-city-of-nightmare-288991.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

How will Sydney bounce back from a disaster? Know your neighbour https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/how-will-sydney-bounce-back-from-a-disaster-know-your-neighbour-20180719-p4zsi3.html

Persons with disabilities are especially vulnerable when disaster strikes – five actions for better inclusion in disaster management http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/five-actions-disability-inclusive-disaster-risk-management

Chaos on campus: Are students and staff at The University of Auckland ready for a natural hazard? https://resiliencechallenge.nz/urban-programme/chaos-on-campus/

With drones and satellites, India gets to know its slums http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=f88e4df4-b277-4828-8dc1-8d61a2f0fb31

Social capital as a vital resource in flood disaster recovery in Malaysia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325093431_Social_capital_as_a_vital_resource_in_flood_disaster_recovery_in_Malaysia

Designing neighbourhoods with residents is good for community cohesion https://resilientmelbourne.com.au/resilient-communities/

 

Today in disaster resilience (20 July 2018)

disaster

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

Devastating Floods Hit China https://financialtribune.com/articles/environment/89727/devastating-floods-hit-china

Images of the disastrous landslides in Japan this week https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/07/12/japan-1/

Japanese authorities say 210 people have been confirmed dead http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123393.php

At least five people have been reported dead and property worth millions of naira as flood wreaked havoc in some parts of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria https://rich-news.media/flood-in-abeokuta-kills-at-least-five-people-including-two-children/

Fierce heatwave hits Japan as it recovers from deadly floods http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1010732/fierce-heatwave-hits-japan-as-it-recovers-from-deadly-floods

Sweden battles forest fires north of Stockholm https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-44850836/sweden-battles-forest-fires-north-of-stockholm

25 Persons Killed, 90 Houses Destroyed as Flood Wreak Havoc in Katsina https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/07/16/25-persons-killed-90-houses-destroyed-as-flood-wreak-havoc-in-katsina/

Japan heatwave: 14 dead and thousands treated for heatstroke as temperatures rocket to 40 degrees https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-heatwave-14-dead-thousands-heatstroke-floods-latest-updates-a8451416.html

45 people, 1,000 houses perish in Katsina flood https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/07/16/tragedy-45-people-1000-houses-perish-in-katsina-flood/

Meteotsunami floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain https://watchers.news/2018/07/17/meteotsunami-floods-islands-of-mallorca-and-menorca-spain/

Lava bomb hits a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring 23 people https://watchers.news/2018/07/17/lava-bomb-hits-a-tour-boat-in-hawaii-injuring-23-people/

Heavy Monsoon rain in Madhya Pradesh to continue, no relief from floods https://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/heavy-monsoon-rain-in-madhya-pradesh-to-continue-no-relief-from-floods/

Afghan landslide destroys hundreds of houses https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/12/world/afghan-landslide-destroys-hundreds-houses/#.W1EEcE8UnIU

Satellite photos of wildfires in Siberia http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/06/17/satellite-photos-of-wildfires-in-siberia/

Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/18/sweden-calls-for-help-as-arctic-circle-hit-by-wildfires

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Jul 2018: Karymsky volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Agung, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69833/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Jul-2018-Karymsky-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Saku.html

India – Deadly Floods Hit Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-gujarat-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mongolia – Floods Prompt Rescues and Evacuations http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-floods-july-2018

USA – Severe Flooding in Massachusetts After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-massachusetts-july-2018

India – Floods Leave 12 Dead and Over 34,000 Displaced in Kerala http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-kerala-july-2018

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Regional climate models capture changes to extreme storms http://climateextremes.org.au/regional-climate-models-capture-extreme-storms/

Climate change is behind the global heat wave. Why won’t the media say it? http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-stokes-heat-wave-media-climate-change-20180715-story.html#‘Serious questions’ over whether Australia’s emissions cuts are real https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/serious-questions-over-whether-australia-s-emissions-cuts-are-real-20180710-p4zqln.html

Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44831663

Climate change to worsen urban air quality, lifting death toll https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-to-worsen-urban-air-quality-lifting-death-toll-20180715-p4zrnp.html

Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jul/12/rising-ocean-waters-from-global-warming-could-cost-trillions-of-dollars?__twitter_impression=true

Sweden to reach its 2030 renewable energy target this year https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/sweden-to-reach-its-2030-renewable-energy-target-this-year

A groundbreaking study outlines what you can do about climate change https://grist.org/briefly/groundbreaking-study-outlines-what-you-can-do-about-climate-change/

The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541/meta

The world has a herculean task ahead of it, including developing currently unproven negative emissions technologies https://earther.com/the-next-decade-will-decide-our-future-climate-1827147417

Projected heat stress under 1.5C and 2C global warming scenarios creates unprecedented discomfort for humans in West Africa https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018EF000873

The record-breaking high temperatures across much of North America appear to be shaping people’s thinking, a survey finds http://closup.umich.edu/issues-in-energy-and-environmental-policy/37/as-americans-experienced-the-warmest-may-on-record-their-acceptance-of-global-warming-reaches-a-new-high/

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia’s glaciers https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/341360-climate-change-wreaking-havoc-with-colombia-s-glaciers-govt

‘New Zealand can be a leader on climate change’ – WWF https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/07/new-zealand-can-be-a-leader-on-climate-change-wwf.html

Could Climate Change Be Much Worse Than We Ever Thought? http://www.eurasiareview.com/15072018-could-climate-change-be-much-worse-than-we-ever-thought/

Heat Index Trends and Climate Change Implications for Occupational Heat Exposure in Da Nang, Vietnam https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-heat-index-trends

A new poll suggests the vast majority of Kiwis expect to see frequent and extreme storms, more droughts, inundated coastlines from sea level rise https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12089410

New technique to select best model subset for extreme projections http://climateextremes.org.au/new-technique-for-extreme-projections/

Indicators of urban climate resilience: A contextual approach https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-urban-resilience-indicator

Climate change is contributing to the migration of Central American refugees https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-07-15/climate-change-contributing-migration-central-american-refugees

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms http://news.trust.org/item/20180716040058-2j73u/

July 2018 ENSO Update: Dog days https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/enso/july-2018-enso-update-dog-days

UK carbon emissions in 2017 fell to levels last seen in 1890 https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-uk-carbon-emissions-in-2017-fell-to-levels-last-seen-in-1890

Thousands Of South Florida Homes To Face Constant Flooding in Next 30 Years http://wlrn.org/post/thousands-south-florida-homes-face-constant-flooding-next-30-years

Climate change data in one place https://resourcewatch.org/topics/climate

Coping with heat waves: 5 essential reads https://theconversation.com/coping-with-heat-waves-5-essential-reads-99495

Coastal communities struggling to adapt to climate change are beginning to do what was once unthinkable: retreat https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surrendering-to-rising-seas/?previewid=B4AC698F-FEC3-4DA1-B970AA1D792D0A65

Global warming poses “devastating” threat to the internet, study says https://www.axios.com/global-warming-might-knock-out-internet-rising-seas-884eef30-8230-4076-bc76-245fbe2b9fab.html

It’s Time To Take Climate Change Personally http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/05/31/global-warming-harvard-gina-mccarthy

How Climate Change in Bangladesh Impacts Women and Girls https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-climate-change-in-bangladesh-impacts-women-and-girls

Literature Review of Critical Climate-Stress Moments in the Hindu Kush Himalaya http://lib.icimod.org/record/33837/files/HI-AWARE-Resource%20Kit.pdf

India needs to do more to reduce carbon emissions https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/oKOkHb63kdXUnQLXimdJjL/India-needs-to-do-moretoreduce-carbon-emissions.html

How Does a Heat Wave Affect the Human Body? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heat-wave-health/

Study confirms link between global warming, glacial retreat in Greenland https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/07/17/Study-confirms-link-between-global-warming-glacial-retreat-in-Greenland/7531531836384/

Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/limiting-global-temperature-rise-15-degrees-1606855

Flood damage costs under the sea level rise with warming of 1.5 °C and 2 °C http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aacc76/meta

Climate change warning: One-fifth of global deaths due to flooding in India https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/climate-change-warning-one-fifth-of-global-deaths-due-to-flooding-in-india-118071700128_1.html

South Asia’s Hotspots : Impacts of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/28723

Broward sea-level-rise efforts bring resiliency success stories http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/fl-op-viewpoint-sea-level-rise-broward-teamwork-20180712-story.html

Study finds climate determines shapes of river basins http://news.mit.edu/2018/climate-determines-shapes-river-basins-0718

2018 Global Heat So Far http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2018-global-heat-so-far

U.N. pact offers hope to world’s climate migrants http://news.trust.org/item/20180719154822-ub6go/

East Africa’s cities need to plan for climate change flooding now http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/16/east-africas-cities-need-plan-climate-change-flooding-now/

The likelihood of El Niño forming in 2018 is approximately 50%; double the normal chance http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

Climate: A New Story – Charles Eisenstein https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/climate-a-new-story-charles-eisenstein/

“Unprecedented Crime”; Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival” https://medium.com/@maryliz.thomson/climate-change-is-quite-a-story-d06b59a33b11

What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018 https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-climate-change-looks-like-in-2018/?ex_cid=story-twitter

‘Powerful evidence’ of global warming’s effect on seasons found in troposphere https://www.carbonbrief.org/powerful-evidence-global-warmings-effect-seasons-found-troposphere?utm_content=buffer8d181&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Human influence on the seasonal cycle of tropospheric temperature http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6399/eaas8806

 

Disaster risk reduction

From deterministic to probabilistic thresholds: possibly a better way to take advantage of  predictive uncertainty in flood emergency management http://www.gh2mf2.org/2018/07/14/a-keynote-to-understand-the-predictive-uncertainty-in-flood-forecasting-by-prof-ezio-todini/

Nine years ago today: NZ’s forgotten monster quake https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12089335

Why the Central European Floods of 2013 Were So Devastating http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/Why-the-Central-European-Floods-of-2013-Were-So-Devastating/

Understanding and mitigating cascading crises in the global interconnected system https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918307994

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk https://www.floodeconomics.com/communities/

Flow duration curves for all major rivers from satellite http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/7/1107

Interactive map shows all US wildfires http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/us-wildfires

Giant pumps from KSB keep Mexico City dry https://www.ksb.com/ksb-en/About-KSB/References/el-caracol/123358/

Annual Average Loss for residential properties in the UK could rise by 25-30% over the next 20 years as a result of climate change http://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/new-uk-climate-change-flood-model/

These N.J. properties flood over and over again, costing taxpayers like you millions https://www.nj.com/data/2018/07/these_nj_properties_flood_over_and_over_again_costing_taxpayers_like_you_millions.html

Learning from El Niño Costero 2017: Opportunities for Building Resilience in Peru https://www.i-s-e-t.org/learning-from-el-nino-costero-2017

UK Environment Agency better protected over 45,000 additional homes from flooding this year https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-environment-agency-publishes-annual-report-2017-18

A spatial analytical approach for evaluating flood risk and property damages: Methodological improvements to modelling https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jfr3.12483#.W05LmHGiz4A.twitter

Wildfires In The U.S. Are Getting Bigger https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wildfires-in-the-u-s-are-getting-bigger/

‘Controlled Burns’ Can Help Solve California’s Fire Problem — So Why Aren’t There More of Them? https://www.kqed.org/science/1927354/controlled-burns-can-help-solve-californias-fire-problem-so-why-arent-there-more-of-them

Des Moines will spend $11.5 million to buy 80 flood-damaged homes https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/07/16/des-moines-flood-damaged-homes-voluntary-buyout-80-homes-11-million-dollars/787798002/

Why Don’t We Build Resilient Roads? https://medium.com/@UNDPasiapac/building-resilient-roads-realities-and-challenges-62fa1749ed20

The Sendai Framework Monitor, launched by UNISDR in March this year, received a ringing endorsement at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) for Sustainable Development https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59412

What controls whether a volcanic eruption is explosive or effusive? https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05293-3.epdf

While neither U.S. landfalling hurricane frequency nor intensity shows a significant trend since 1900, growth in coastal population and wealth have led to increasing hurricane-related damage along the U.S. coastline https://tropical.colostate.edu/media/sites/111/2018/07/klotzbachetal2018.pdf

Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response to disaster resilience in Ibadan http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/creating-a-flood-resilient-city-moving-from-disaster-response-to-disaster-resilience-in-ibadan

Using drones to provide detailed insights into flooding and damage https://www.geospatial-insight.com/resources/case-studies/uk-floods/

 

Emergency Management

Using Photography to Assess Housing Damage and Rebuilding Progress for Disaster Recovery Planning https://www.academia.edu/37049477/Using_Photography_to_Assess_Housing_Damage_and_Rebuilding_Progress_for_Disaster_Recovery_Planning?campaign=upload_email

Asian Ministerial Calls for Accountability for Disaster Losses, Advances Work to Reduce Displacement http://sdg.iisd.org/news/asian-ministerial-calls-for-accountability-for-disaster-losses-advances-work-to-reduce-displacement/

West Japan rains to be designated ‘extremely severe disaster’ to increase state aid subsidies https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/15/national/government-designate-heavy-rains-western-japan-extremely-severe-disaster/#.W0vFotIzbIV

Female firefighters: Delivering strength under fire https://www.firerescue1.com/amu/articles/386874018-Female-firefighters-Delivering-strength-under-fire/

Localizing Humanitarian Drones: Robotics & Disaster Response https://blog.werobotics.org/2018/02/01/localizing-humanitarian-drones/

Alberta pushing ahead with $125-million emergency response hub https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-pushing-ahead-with-125-million-emergency-response-hub

After volcano eruption, Guatemalans lead their own disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/after-volcano-eruption-guatemalans-lead-their-own-disaster-recovery-98415

Co-Managing Wildfire: Conversations You Need to Have Right Now https://fireadaptednetwork.org/co-managing-wildfire-conversations-you-need-to-have-right-now/

In Japan’s flood-ravaged Mabi, delays and lack of awareness magnified death toll https://in.reuters.com/article/us-weather-japan-failures-insight/in-japans-flood-ravaged-mabi-delays-and-lack-of-awareness-magnified-death-toll-idINKBN1K60BD

Heaven to hell: Inside Japan’s worst flood-hit towns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-16/japan-floods-inside-one-of-the-worst-hit-towns/9997888

Mumbai rains: Residents, Shiv Sena perform ‘last rites’ of Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation to protest flooding https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/civic/rip-vvmc/articleshow/65002201.cms

All wildfires are not alike, but the US is fighting them that way https://theconversation.com/all-wildfires-are-not-alike-but-the-us-is-fighting-them-that-way-99251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

IN-PREP is a large Innovation Action Horizon 2020 (H2020) project in the domain of crisis management that focuses on the preparedness phase https://www.in-prep.eu/

From fires in remote locations to searches for missing persons, drones are the latest tool in the city’s public safety arsenal http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Drones-Will-Supplement-Fire-Police-Departments-in-National-City-Calif.html

Agency Update: FEMA Releases the 2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/audio/167490

Drone Captures Rescue Of 55 From Trucks In Raging Flood Waters In Andhra https://www.ndtv.com/andhra-pradesh-news/andhra-flood-drone-captures-rescue-of-55-from-trucks-in-raging-flood-waters-in-andhra-pradeshs-srika-1883869

The police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire has moved to a new phase with a planned programme of interviews under caution http://news.met.police.uk/news/update-investigation-into-grenfell-tower-fire-314690

The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters http://www.ijmed.org/

Rethinking Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Funding in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey https://kinder.rice.edu/research/rethinking-disaster-recovery-and-mitigation-funding-wake-hurricane-harvey

Italian water bombers to help fight wildfires in Sweden https://www.thelocal.se/20180717/italian-water-bombers-to-help-fight-wildfires-in-sweden

Residents, businesses still counting costs of Hobart’s devastating flood https://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/residents-businesses-still-counting-costs-of-hobarts-devastating-flood/news-story/654db7430ccd637903c95c375acd2762?csp=843ac1fee9968d7540637a5d2716251c

Xi stresses people-centered approach in flood control, disaster relief http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-07/19/c_137335847.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizen science research project in NZ demonstrated that there is an urgent need to engage people in tsunami preparedness and evacuation behaviours https://resiliencechallenge.nz/culture-programme/understanding-the-2016-kaikoura-tsunami-evacuation/

Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-44097-2

Disaster preparedness and resilience among Auckland’s Southeast Asian communities https://resiliencechallenge.nz/urban-programme/student-profile-nichapat-sanunsilp/

International Day for Disaster Reduction October 13, 2018 http://biomovies.tve.org/competitions/reducing-the-human-cost-of-disasters/

DRANZSEN supports the education of young people as active participants in disaster resilient communities. Third national forum https://aidr.org.au/events/17527?l

Connect with your neighbours before disaster strikes! Check out the Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide & start talking with the people next door https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/preparedbc_neighbourhood_guide_2018.pdf

 

Social Media and Emergencies

How your social network could save you from a disaster https://theconversation.com/how-your-social-network-could-save-you-from-a-disaster-96450

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/the-sage-handbook-of-social-media

 

Psychology and Disasters

The Culture of Mental Health in Fire and EMS https://www.jems.com/articles/2018/07/the-culture-of-mental-health-in-fire-and-ems.html?c=1

Should We Leave Now? Behavioral Factors in Evacuation Under Wildfire Threat https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-018-0753-8

 

Sociology and Disasters

Elderly account for 70% of victims of floods in west Japan https://japantoday.com/category/national/Elderly-account-for-70-of-victims-of-floods-in-west-Japan

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (6 July 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Romania: 3 dead, 760 rescued amid storms and floods http://uk.businessinsider.com/ap-romania-3-dead-760-rescued-amid-storms-and-floods-2018-7/?r=AU&IR=T

Yolo County fire grows to 22,000 acres, crosses into Napa County https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Northern-California-fires-grow-as-red-flag-13041391.php

Elevated seismicity under Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised again, Alaska https://watchers.news/2018/07/01/elevated-seismicity-under-great-sitkin-volcano-alerts-raised-again-alaska/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Major incident declared as Winter Hill and Scout Road wildfires converge https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/moor-fire-winter-hill-scout-wildfires-merge-lancashire-manchester-major-incident-retreat-a8424746.html

Colorado among leading states nationwide for current wildfires, July 4th fireworks fuel concerns https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/30/colorado-wildfires-july-4-fireworks/

Heavy rains trigger flood in J&K, 3 killed https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/rains-flood-kashmir-dead-met-amarnath-schools-jammu-srinagar-highway-1274044-2018-06-30

Ghana Hit by Deadly Floods http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00044191.html

Heavy Rain Causes Widespread Flooding In Cape Town http://weeklyxpose.co.za/2018/07/01/heavy-rain-causes-widespread-flooding-cape-town/

Tornadoes cause damage in Montana, South Dakota https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2018/06/30/tornadoes-cause-damage-montana-south-dakota/748552002/

Firefighters battle Northern California wildfire, evacuations ordered https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wildfires/firefighters-battle-northern-california-wildfire-evacuations-ordered-idUSKBN1JS1TI?

Volcano tornado caught tossing lava into the air, summit collapse events occurring about every 28 hours, Kilauea https://watchers.news/2018/07/02/volcano-tornado-kilauea/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Historic flood hits Des Moines after more than a foot of rain overnight, Iowa https://watchers.news/2018/07/02/historic-flood-hits-des-moines-after-more-than-a-foot-of-rain-overnight-iowa/

Torrential rains sweep across parts of China, sparking flooding and forcing thousands from their homes https://www.aol.co.uk/video/view/thousands-evacuated-as-china-floods-continue/5b3b344fdbaab35b11d5eec3/?guccounter=1

Nepal – 12 Dead as Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-landslides-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Record-breaking rain hits Lahore, leaving most of it under water and without power, Pakistan https://watchers.news/2018/07/04/record-breaking-rain-hits-lahore-leaving-most-of-it-under-water-and-without-power-pakistan/

Flash Floods Rain Out Fourth of July Festivities in Houston http://time.com/5330436/flash-floods-rain-out-fourth-of-july-festivities-in-houston/

Italy – Evacuations After Major Floods in Trentino Province http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-moena-trentino-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

County Fire swells to nearly 83,000 acres as firefighters inch closer to containment https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article214332939.html

Thai cave stranded say they are healthy https://au.news.yahoo.com/thai-cave-stranded-healthy-020640579–spt.html

Major rivers to rise over next 3 days in Bangladesh http://www.newagebd.net/article/45206/major-rivers-to-rise-over-next-3-days

Canada heat wave-linked death toll doubles to 33 http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-canada-heat-wave-linked-death-toll-doubles-to-33-2018-7/?r=AU&IR=T

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jul 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Agung, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69646/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Jul-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Sabancaya.html

Nigeria – at Least 8 Killed in Floods in Niger State http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kontagora-niger-state-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Floods Prompt 3 Minnesota Counties to Declare Emergency http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-minnesota-july-2018

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate Change Could Cost India 2.8 Per Cent Of GDP By 2050: World Bank https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/climate-change-could-cost-india-2-8-per-cent-of-gdp-by-2050-world-bank-1875302

The 2017-18 Financial Year was Australia’s hottest FY (daytime temperatures) on record

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/#tabs=Tracker&tracker=timeseries&tQ=graph%3Dtmax%26area%3Daus%26season%3D0706%26ave_yr%3D0

Resilient cities: How we can design urban spaces to cope better with climate change https://scroll.in/article/883247/resilient-cities-how-we-can-design-urban-spaces-to-cope-better-with-climate-change

UN Climate Change Annual Report 2017 https://unfccc.int/resource/annualreport/

Climate–carbon cycle uncertainties and the Paris Agreement https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0197-7.epdf?

How rising sea levels and flooding impact the lives of people in Tanzania https://www.unops.org/news-and-stories/stories/what-a-wall-can-do-to-live-and-learn

How climate change is increasing the risk of wildfires https://theconversation.com/how-climate-change-is-increasing-the-risk-of-wildfires-99056

‘Global’ warming varies greatly depending where you live https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-global-warming-varies-greatly-depending-where-you-live

Biological responses to the press and pulse of climate trends and extreme events https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0187-9

Explosive county fire is California’s latest climate disaster https://earther.com/the-explosive-county-fire-is-california-s-latest-climat-1827295582?utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=earther_twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow_earther_twitter

A Warming World Creates Desperate People https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/29/opinion/sunday/immigration-climate-change-trump.html

Net-zero emissions energy systems http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6396/eaas9793.full

Luxurious Lifestyles Are Hurting Us and the Earth https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/buddhist-economics/201807/luxurious-lifestyles-are-hurting-us-and-the-earth

Under proposals backed by seven political parties across the spectrum, the Netherlands could set one of the most ambitious carbon targets in the world http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/06/27/netherlands-proposes-95-emissions-cut-2050-draft-climate-law/

Toward Standardized Data Sets for Climate Model Experimentation https://eos.org/project-updates/toward-standardized-data-sets-for-climate-model-experimentation

Global Warming in South Asia: 800 Million at Risk https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/28/climate/india-pakistan-warming-hotspots.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/climate&mtrref=undefined

Exposure to extreme heat and heatwaves is already a significant public health problem and a leading cause of weather-related mortality in the U.S https://climatenexus.org/climate-issues/health/extreme-heat/?utm_content=buffer4ee5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A web-based platform using satellite data and climate scenarios helps urban planners build resilient and livable cities https://development.asia/explainer/using-spatial-cloud-computing-build-livable-cities

Climate change a growing concern for Australians, Lowy survey finds http://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/pm/climate-change-a-growing-concern-for-australians-lowy-survey/9891540

Lowy Institute 2018 Climate Change Poll https://lowyinstitutepoll.lowyinstitute.org/climate-change-and-energy/

Temperatures elevated by climate change can be deadly for people experiencing homelessness https://slate.com/technology/2018/06/climate-change-related-heat-waves-will-be-deadly-for-people-who-are-homeless.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/07/03/hot-planet-all-time-heat-records-have-been-set-all-over-the-world-in-last-week/?utm_term=.85998889e9b3

Importance of the pre-industrial baseline for likelihood of exceeding Paris goals https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate3345

Global exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector development and climate change hotspots https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/vulnerability/global-exposure-and-vulnerability

‘Nobody has that much money’: One sinking city’s fight against rising sea levels https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/rising-sea-levels-sfo-foster-city-1.4711621

‘The New Normal’: Wildfires Roar Across the West, Again https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/us/fires-california-colorado.html

Why these young Republicans see hope in climate action https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/0628/Why-these-young-Republicans-see-hope-in-climate-action

Australian climate extremes at 1.5 °C and 2 °C of global warming https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate3296

Future projections of Antarctic ice shelf melting https://climatesight.org/2018/06/26/future-projections-of-antarctic-ice-shelf-melting/

An American Beach Story: When Property Rights Clash with the Rising Sea https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16122017/beach-erosion-sea-level-rise-property-rights-massachusetts-government-storm-nourishment-project

Scientists warn rising sea levels could cost world $14 trillion annually by 2100 https://www.noc.ac.uk/news/rising-sea-levels-could-cost-world-14-trillion-year-2100

Global warming may be twice what climate models predict https://www.climatescience.org.au/content/1215-global-warming-may-be-twice-what-climate-models-predict

Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0146-0

All-time heat records have been set all over the world this week https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/heatwave-temperature-records-broken-europe-north-america-eurasia-middle-east-latest-a8432226.html?amp&__twitter_impression=true

A new framework to understand how uneven the effects of a 1.5°C world http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2018-06-25-who-shares-experiences-climate-change-15%C2%B0c-world-and-beyond

The day solar became UK’s biggest source of electricity https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-day-solar-became-uks-biggest-source-of-electricity-49660/

Climate Change, Extreme Precipitation and Flooding: The Latest Science https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/floods?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

State’s solar and wind energy boom could power every home for a year https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/state-s-solar-and-wind-energy-boom-could-power-every-home-for-a-year-20180705-p4zps0.html

Arctic sea ice extent declined at a slightly slower-than average pace in June https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/07/a-sluggish-june/

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/07/03/hot-planet-all-time-heat-records-have-been-set-all-over-the-world-in-last-week/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.963e7b943bd3

Climate Change Is Not An Argument, It’s Science Versus Denial Of Evaporation http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/climate-change-is-not-an-argument-it-s-science-versus-denial-of-evaporation-1027343561

Products generated by the Greenland Ice Sheet CCI project http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/products/details/greenland_ice_velocity_map_winter_2017_2018_v1_0.zip/

Registration opens for Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land https://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/pr_srccl_fod.shtml

Sydney reaches 25.2 Celsius (77 F), easily the hottest day on record for the first week of July https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/taste-of-summer-in-july-as-mercury-hits-record-breaking-25-2-20180705-p4zpq1.html

It’s Human Nature Not To Think About Rising Seas. Here’s Why — And What Can Be Done http://news.wgcu.org/post/its-human-nature-not-think-about-rising-seas-heres-why-and-what-can-be-done

 

Disaster risk reduction

Fiji Resilient Informal Settlements http://www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org/programmes/ccci/pdf/Brochure_Fiji.pdf

Understanding and measuring scalability in disaster risk reduction https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2018-0099?journalCode=dpm

Integrating Technology into Disaster Risk Management https://cope.ku.dk/research/

Mongolia brings disaster risk centre stage https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59043

Improving FEMA’s Community Rating System to encourage investment in coastal natural infrastructure to reduce storm damages https://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/documents/Cunniff_Shore%20and%20Beach_Spring%202018.pdf

Weak embankments make Panderethan to Shivpora stretch vulnerable to floods https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/weak-embankments-make-panderethan-to-shivpora-stretch-vulnerable-to-floods/289477.html

Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security https://www.hoover.org/research/building-coastal-resilience-greater-us-security

Ellicott City Is Hoping DHS’ Flood Apex Program Is a Match Made in Heaven http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Ellicott-City-is-Hoping-DHS-Flood-Apex-Program-Is-a-Match-Made-in-Heaven.html

What causes the collapse/explosion events at Kīlauea’s summit? https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html?vwid=1371

New Era in Modeling Catastrophic Risk http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/new-era-in-modeling-catastrophic-risk/

A Multi-Agent System for Studying Cross-Border Disaster Resilience http://idl.iscram.org/files/miriamklein/2018/1543_MiriamKlein_etal2018.pdf

Understanding the Long-Term Evolution of the Coupled Natural-Human Coastal System: The Future of the U.S. Gulf Coast https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25108/understanding-the-long-term-evolution-of-the-coupled-natural-human-coastal-system

Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/one-volume

Embracing Complexity to Advance the Science of Wildland Fire Behavior http://mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/2/20

3 reasons why the US is vulnerable to big disasters https://theconversation.com/3-reasons-why-the-us-is-vulnerable-to-big-disasters-97592

Resilience is more than income – lessons from Accra’s 2015 floods http://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/resilience-more-income-lessons-accra-s-2015-floods

Farmers in the Andes are helping save Lima from a future of drought and flooding http://envirodm.org/post/using-the-past-to-prepare-for-the-future

Greening plant nurseries with cattle dung dilutes Islamabad flood risk https://www.zilient.org/article/greening-plant-nurseries-cattle-dung-dilutes-islamabad-flood-risk?

Internal drainage boards help reduce flood risk to over 600,000 people and nearly 900,000 properties https://www.ada.org.uk/member_type/idbs/

Mongolia opens Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59081

How far are we from the use of satellite rainfall products in landslide forecasting? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425718301093

Flood resilience alliance in five-year extension will focus on USD 1 billion increase in investments https://www.zurich.com/en/media/news-releases/2018/2018-0703-01

Bangladesh cities join U.N. drive to build defences against disasters http://news.trust.org/item/20180703151505-2uksz/

Better risk management can reduce disaster displacement https://www.zilient.org/article/opinion-better-risk-management-can-reduce-disaster-displacement

Rivers cover a lot more of the Earth than we originally thought. Here’s why that matters https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/rivers-cover-a-lot-more-of-the-earth-than-we-thought

Working with communities to manage Mekong Delta floods https://www.britac.ac.uk/blog/working-with-communities-manage-mekong-delta-floods

A flood is not always a flood https://www.verisk.com/insurance/visualize/a-flood-is-not-always-a-flood/

Millions have been pledged to floodproof the Tasmanian town of Latrobe http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/latrobe-flood-fixes-funded

Trans-boundary flood early warning systems have the potential to save thousands of lives across Asia https://floodresilience.net/blogs/flood-warnings-save-lives-across-boundaries

Enabling an ambitious agenda for transformation in development and disaster risk https://www.sei.org/publications/enabling-ambitious-agenda-transformation-development-disaster-risk/

Researching thunderstorms in Europe https://www.tugraz.at/en/tu-graz/services/news-stories/planet-research/singleview/article/dem-gewitter-auf-der-spur/

How are we doing on hurricane hardening? https://www.naplesnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2018/06/30/hurricane-hardening-emergency-managers-florida-collier-county/745357002/?platform=hootsuite

World’s largest offshore-earthquake research centre to open in Halifax https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/offshore-earthquake-research-centre-halifax-1.4709922

Drought Monitoring and Prediction in South Asia https://hepex.irstea.fr/drought-monitoring-and-prediction-in-south-asia/

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 https://www.uncclearn.org/learning-resources/library/21295

Latin America and the Caribbean Risk & vulnerability Assessment https://www.pdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/PDC_LAC_Regional_RVA_Profile_2018.pdf

How underwriters calculate flood risk https://insider.zurich.co.uk/industry-spotlight/underwriters-calculate-flood-risk/

GEOBASE is a database of indexed research literature unequalled in its coverage of the international geoscience literature https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/engineering-village/content/geobase

Fires can have severe impacts on water quality https://www.placard-network.eu/impacts-of-fires-on-water-quality/

How manipulation of flood insurance leads to repeat disasters https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Flood-Games-How-victims-local-officials-and-an-13031069.php

Natural flood management scheme for Yorkshire Dales communities https://www.gov.uk/government/news/natural-flood-management-scheme-for-yorkshire-dales-communities

Low-cost sensors can improve flood management https://gcn.com/articles/2018/06/07/flood-sensors-apex.aspx

A global slowdown of tropical-cyclone translation speed and implications for flooding https://riskfrontiers.com/a-global-slowdown-of-tropical-cyclone-translation-speed-and-implications-for-flooding/

 

Emergency Management

Local levels told to focus on disaster preparedness https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/local-levels-told-to-focus-on-disaster-preparedness/

Wildfire policy and management in England: an evolving response from Fire and Rescue Services, forestry and cross-sector groups https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4874416/

Crowdsourced mobile application to track disasters tested for first time in Fiji http://www.un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/crowdsourced-mobile-application-track-disasters-tested-first-time-fiji

Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, April–May, 2018: an epidemiological study https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31387-4/fulltext

‘I thought we were gone’: Family of five describe terrifying escape from flooded home http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5909341/Family-five-terrifying-escape-Des-Moines-floods.html

Thai Rescue Effort Success – All 12 Children And Their Adult Supervisor Found Alive https://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/thai-rescue-effort-success-all-12-children-and-their-adult-supervisor-found-alive/

Building back better after Caribbean hurricanes http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/ourstories/the-quiet-after-the-storm.html

Hurricane Maria turned Dominica into a foreign-funded laboratory for stormproofing an entire nation. Progress so far is hard to see https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-02/dominica-s-plan-to-survive-climate-change-has-a-hard-road-ahead

Drones & Public Safety Summit https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-reasons-why-you-should-attend-drones-public-safety-alfonso/?trk=aff_src.aff-lilpar_c.partners_learning&irgwc=1

Army fields disaster comms systems to National Guard as 2018 hurricane season begins https://www.army.mil/article/207794/army_fields_disaster_comms_systems_to_national_guard_as_2018_hurricane_season_begins

EU committed to Nepal quake rebuilding http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/28/eu-committed-to-nepal-quake-rebuilding

Simulating Spontaneous Volunteers – A Conceptual Model http://idl.iscram.org/files/sebastianlindner/2018/1545_SebastianLindner_etal2018.pdf

The Big One: Could an earthquake cut Nevada off from California? https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jul/02/the-big-one-could-an-earthquake-cut-us-off-from-ca/

Update to the Victorian Preparedness Framework https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/update-to-the-victorian-preparedness-framework

This is why planes are not being used to fight the Saddleworth Moor fire https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/planes-not-being-used-fight-14835299?platform=hootsuite

Tens of thousands of Kenyans go hungry after floods – aid agencies http://news.trust.org/item/20180704115408-7z8b8/

New hurricane preparedness plans for British Overseas Territories in Caribbean https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-hurricane-preparedness-plans-for-british-overseas-territories-in-caribbean

Disaster displacement: how to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/58829

National research priorities for natural hazards emergency management https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/nationalpriorities?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=nrp

Cumbria County Council’s Millom and Haverigg Flood Investigation Report was presented yesterday http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/millom/Flooding-nightmare-continues-for-residents-struggling-to-get-insurance-5f7ac0a1-a708-44ea-887d-917169c7679b-ds

Guatemala Raises the Number of Missing People to 332 in Deadly Volcano Eruption http://time.com/5330595/guatemala-volcano-of-fire-eruption-missing/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=time&xid=time_socialflow_twitter&utm_medium=social

The New Orleans Flood Resilience Experiment http://vusa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=a3d4c376cb944305a917eec17699a91d

SL proposes “Asian Emergency Response Task Force” for disaster management http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=48480

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/climate-adaptation-learning-resources/e-learning-course-on-drr-cca

geoBingAn is a crowdsourcing-base disaster information coordination platform linking between government and volunteers http://geothings.tw/en/products/geobingan/

Earthquakes for Kids https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Perennial floods: Enact laws, introduce flood risk management in schools https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2018/June-26th/perennial-floods-enact-laws-introduce-flood-risk-management-in-schools-knust-professor.php

Bureau of Meteorology ranks 14th in Australia’s most popular internet sites http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-02/how-we-spend-our-internet-minutes/9923822?smid=Page:%20ABC%20Science-Facebook_Organic&WT.tsrc=Facebook_Organic&sf192961446=1&sf192961503=1&sf192961524=1

Training the next generation of risk communication professionals http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/44fa86af-98ec-45ee-b119-5daba5d2f0e0?ns_campaign=bbc_media_action&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate&ns_mchannel=social

VicEmergency has been downloaded to over 860,000 devices since it was launched almost two years ago https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/vicemergency-app-warning-community-of-risks-in-real-time

We Should Reward Scientists for Communicating to the Public https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/we-should-reward-scientists-for-communicating-to-the-public/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=&utm_term=policy_blog_&sf193087889=1

Have your say on Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs) for Flood Risk Management in Scotland https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/pvas2018/

Helping communities to adopt ‘flood mock exercise’ as an approach to self-test the capacity to respond floods and institutionalise disaster preparedness https://floodresilience.net/blogs/flood-mock-exercise-triggers-disaster-preparedness

The appeal of online citizen science http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/per/?p=8002

The Global Volcanism Program https://volcano.si.edu/

A Guide to the Science of Climate Change Communication https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/using-climate-information/a-guide-to-the-science-of-climate-change-communication

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Twitter will expand the Happening Now alerts to cover not only sports, but also breaking news, personalized to your interests https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-announces-major-updates-for-content-discovery-and-real-time-alerts/525662/

A Twitter Tale of Three Hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, and Maria http://idl.iscram.org/files/firojalam/2018/1579_FirojAlam_etal2018.pdf

Sydney Siege, December 2014: A Visualisation of a Semantic Social Media Sentiment Analysis http://idl.iscram.org/files/janwendland/2018/1574_JanWendland_etal2018.pdf

Helping Crisis Responders Find the Informative Needle in the Tweet Haystack http://idl.iscram.org/files/leonderczynski/2018/1587_LeonDerczynski_etal2018.pdf

Community coordination: Aligning social media use in community emergency management http://idl.iscram.org/files/robgrace/2018/1583_RobGrace_etal2018.pdf

Bad Weather Coming: Linking social media and weather sensor data http://idl.iscram.org/files/shaneerrolhalse/2018/1575_ShaneErrolHalse_etal2018.pdf

Possibility of Using Tweets to Detect Crowd Congestion: A Case Study Using Tweets just before/after the Great East Japan Earthquake http://idl.iscram.org/files/takuyaoki/2018/1581_TakuyaOki2018.pdf

Social Media in Citizen-Led Disaster Response: Rescuer Roles, Coordination Challenges, and Untapped Potential http://idl.iscram.org/files/williamrsmith/2018/1586_WilliamR.Smith_etal2018.pdf

Communicating Crisis with Persuasion: Examining Official Twitter Messages on Heat Hazards http://idl.iscram.org/files/yajieli/2018/1572_YajieLi_etal2018.pdf

 

Psychology and Disasters

Five First Responders to the Pulse Massacre. One Diagnosis: PTSD. https://www.propublica.org/article/pulse-shooting-first-responders-ptsd-diagnosis?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=1528717407

Human Behavior Under Emergency and Its Simulation Modeling: A Review https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-94223-0_30

 

Sociology and Disasters

Today’s crises call on humanity to act collectively, but this possibility seems more and more remote. How do we break the cycle? https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/out-from-emergency-infrastructure-climate-state-nature-politics

Why You Need a Social Convoy https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brain-waves/201806/why-you-need-social-convoy

Using an intersectional approach to advance understanding of homeless persons’ vulnerability to disaster https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23251042.2017.1408549

Social protection reduces disaster risk for poor https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59134

Tsunamis teach importance of inclusion https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59110

 

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20997&t=c375ed6deb246ad045ad9dda95f89acc

 

Today in disaster resilience (20 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sydney bushfire: Residents breathe a sigh of relief as disaster averted for a second night http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/sydney-bushfire-conditions-ease-for-firefighters/9660818

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/21/02/2018/Storm-system-brings-flooding,-freezing-rain,-snow-to-Midwest

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/destructive-flash-floods-rare-tornado-hit-algeria/

Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/record-shattering-rains-trigger-destructive-floods-in-hawaii/

Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported https://watchers.news/2018/04/15/massive-storm-system-sweeps-through-us-at-least-3-deaths-reported/

One person killed after tornado hits Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina https://watchers.news/2018/04/16/one-person-killed-after-tornado-hits-greensboro-in-guilford-county-north-carolina/

Malawi – Hundreds Displaced by Floods Across the Country http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-february-2018

Colombia – 12 Dead, 1,067 Families Affected by Recent Severe Weather http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/colombia-12-dead-1067-families-affected-recent-severe-weather/

Tanzania – 9 Dead as Flooding Hits Dar Es Salaam http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-dar-es-salaam-april-2018

USA – Heavy Rain Floods Parts of New York and New Jersey https://twitter.com/GlobalFloodNews

Homes lost, flood damage in Leamington area worst in 20 years https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/homes-lost-flood-damage-in-leamington-area-worst-in-20-years-1.3886781

Earthquake hits Banjarnegara, kills one, destroys buildings http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/04/18/earthquake-hits-banjarnegara-kills-one-destroys-buildings.html

Kenya – Thousands Displaced as Flooding Continues http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-thousands-displaced-flooding-april-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Martinique – Severe Flooding After 250mm of Rain in 6 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/martinique-floods-april-2018

Entire island of Ambae to be permanently evacuated due to volcano https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/vanuatu-island-evacuation-volcanic-ambae-eruption-entire-population-permanent-a8311716.html?amp&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68574/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Special Climate Statement 65—persistent summer-like heat sets many April records http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs65.pdf

Alaskan glaciers melting at rate not seen in 400 years https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/alaskan-glaciers-melting-rate-not-seen-400-years/#.WtEfNNoYjkY.twitter

Arctic melting could worsen future California droughts https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/arctic-melting-could-worsen-california-droughts/

Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0122-0

97% consensus on climate change? More like 99.94%, study finds https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/climate-change-consensus-07042018/

Greenhouse effect https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect/

Rising sea levels and intense cyclones prompt council action https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/rising-sea-levels-and-intense-cyclones-prompt-coun/3387868/

March was the third warmest globally since 1891 https://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/mar_wld.html

In the coastal communities near the Bering Strait, a winter unlike the rest https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/coastal-communities-near-bering-strait-winter-unlike-rest

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise http://www.businessinsider.com/miami-floods-sea-level-rise-solutions-2018-4/?r=AU&IR=T

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/commonwealth-global-climate-change-new-zealanders?CMP=share_btn_tw

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/apr/18/glacier-loss-is-accelerating-because-of-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_tw

World Glacier Monitoring Service http://wgms.ch/latest-glacier-mass-balance-data/

Climate change in a San Francisco courtroom http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/news/2018/0410.html

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603230754/as-climate-costs-grow-some-see-a-money-making-opportunity

 

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster Management Research Roadmap for the ASEAN Region https://reliefweb.int/report/world/disaster-management-research-roadmap-asean-region

How building science and research can help avert disaster https://www.aia.org/articles/185061-how-building-science-and-research-can-help-

29 years on from the Hillsborough disaster, Grenfell shows how little we’ve learnt https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/sport/2018/04/29-years-hillsborough-disaster-grenfell-shows-how-little-we-ve-learnt

Heat exposure now more deadly than any other natural disaster https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/heat-exposure-now-more-lethal-than-any-other-natural-disaster

Houston-Area Officials Say They Didn’t Know About Reservoir Flood Risks Pre-Harvey https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2018/04/13/486330.htm

Safer and Stronger Cities: Strategies for Advocating for Federal Resilience Policy https://medium.com/safer-and-stronger-cities-strategies-for-advocatin/introduction-b7ad940f8c72

W&M grad students aid Virginia’s battle against flooding https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/wm-grad-students-aid-virginias-battle-against-flooding.php

At USD 144 billion, global insured losses from disaster events in 2017 were the highest ever, sigma study says http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases/nr20180410_sigma_global_insured_loses_highest_ever.html

Drought-stricken Cape Town prepares for winter flood risks https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1894883/drought-stricken-cape-town-prepares-for-winter-flood-risks/

Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast http://coastal.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Coastal-Master-Plan_Web-Book_CFinal-with-Effective-Date-06092017.pdf

An Affordability Framework for the National Flood Insurance Program https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/04/17/document_gw_06.pdf

San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/17/us/san-francisco-earthquake-seismic-gamble.html

Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/17/landslides-in-nepal-1/

Study proposes link between formation of supercontinents, strength of ocean tides https://phys.org/news/2018-04-link-formation-supercontinents-strength-ocean.html

North American and Caribbean Hazards and Disaster Research Centers https://hazards.colorado.edu/resources/research-centers Supercritical river terraces generated by hydraulic and geomorphic interactions https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/530330/supercritical-river-terraces-generated-by?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Can We Outsmart a Disaster? http://seismo.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/04/17/can-we-outsmart-disaster.html

Scientists unveil 10,000 sq ft model of Mississippi delta to help save coastline https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/mississippi-delta-model-coastal-erosion-scientists?CMP=share_btn_tw

On anniversary of great 1906 quake, California still struggles to prepare for the next ‘big one’ http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-san-francisco-20180418-story.html

The U.S. Is Finally Getting a System to Warn When an Earthquake Is Coming https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/the-app-quakealert-hopes-to-warn-west-coasters-when-an-earthquake-is-coming.html

Visualization of earthquake risk in California https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/maps/visualization-earthquake-risk-california

Seattle is starting to take steps to ready itself for an increased onslaught of rain as a result of climate change and historic weather patterns https://psmag.com/environment/seattle-preps-for-thousand-year-storm

Yorkshire Water hosts first flooding and pollution Hackathon https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/company-news/item/15036-yorkshire-water-hosts-first-flooding-and-pollution-hackathon

Where Next for Flood Risk? Use of Building Polygons Instead of Address Points for Assessment http://blogs.lexisnexis.com/insurance-insights/2018/04/where-next-for-flood-risk-use-of-building-polygons-instead-of-address-points-for-assessment/

Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii https://watchers.news/2018/04/19/kilauea-volcano-magma-system-becomes-increasingly-pressurized-hawaii/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Development of an urban flood management plan that can deal with conditions of deep uncertainty https://understandrisk.org/adaptive-management-urban-flood-risk/

Humans in a Flammable Forest https://www.sfreporter.com/news/theenthusiast/2018/04/18/humans-in-a-flammable-forest/

Opinion: How to achieve better flood-risk governance in the United States http://www.pnas.org/content/115/15/3731

How San Francisco’s next big quake could play out https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-04489-3

 

Emergency Management

Ulverston’s forgotten flood victims talk of hardship 10 years on http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Ulverstons-forgotten-flood-victims-talk-of-hardship-10-years-on-485a71cf-1b38-4185-bfe9-0d7858375586-ds

FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/15/puerto-rico-hurricane-fema-disaster-523033

Rural fire service announced for WA in wake of Yarloop blaze, funded by levy hike http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/wa-to-get-rural-fire-service-within-dfes-funded-by-levy-hike/9652920

Developing a coordinated, multi-agency response plan for a future great Alpine Fault earthquake https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1455716?journalCode=tnzg20#.WtQPmDc3qE8.twitter

Public perceptions of emergency decontamination: Effects of intervention type and responder management strategy during a focus group study http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195922

Federal study launched to revamp hurricane cone of error http://weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2018/03/27/just-in-federal-study-launched-to-revamp-hurricane-cone-of-error/

Volunteer Fire Departments Face Declining Numbers http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Volunteer-fire-Departments-Face-Declining-Numbers.html

Greece: The use of satellite imagery in crisis management after flooding https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57841

Flooded communities in Fiji showing resilience https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354057/flooded-communities-in-fiji-showing-resilience

Large-Scale and Smaller Disasters Increasingly Call for Shared Responsibility by Everyone http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-EDITORIAL-Large-scale-and-smaller-disasters-increasingly-call-for-shared-responsibility-by-everyone.html

Late bushfire season and extreme heat put pressure on resources https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/late-bushfire-season-will-cost-australia-dearly

How Many Wireless Emergency Alerts Are Too Many? https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/how-many-wireless-emergency-alerts-too-many.html

Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Islandwide Blackout https://www.npr.org/2018/04/18/603693077/puerto-rico-in-the-midst-of-an-island-wide-blackout

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters https://allhandsandhearts.exposure.co/

Citizen scientists keep a watchful eye on the world’s streams https://eos.org/project-updates/testing-the-waters-mobile-apps-for-crowdsourced-streamflow-data

CrowdWater is a citizen science project to collect hydrological data http://www.crowdwater.ch/en/welcome-to-crowdwater/

Virtual reality technology puts people through ‘searing’ bushfire scenario http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-14/virtual-reality-puts-people-through-searing-bushfire/9645584

Could citizen geologists help scientists make geological maps? https://eos.org/features/crowdsourcing-digital-maps-using-citizen-geologists

Earthquake Education Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLYJjP6lVJvswbQzrA1O_VA_StEun7HqN8

Tsunami Drills Encourage Students to be Aware of the Impacts of Natural Disasters http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/SchoolTsunamiPreparedness.html

Geoscience Communication https://www.geoscience-communication.net/about/aims_and_scope.html

Disaster education and preparedness in the acute care setting: A cross sectional survey of operating theatre nurse’s disaster knowledge and education https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524836/disaster-education-and-preparedness-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-operating-theatre-nurse-s-disaster-knowledge-and-education

People tend to ignore low-probability risks. And some people think that they have flood insurance when they do not https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/09/why-houstonians-didnt-buy-flood-insurance.html

Minecraft & Lego Used For Emergency Preparedness https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Minecraft-Lego-Used-For-Emergency-Preparedness

Ceremonies commemorate 112th anniversary of 1906 earthquake in SF http://abc7news.com/ceremonies-commemorate-112th-anniversary-of-1906-earthquake-in-sf/3360492/

Rare footage of San Francisco after 1906 earthquake shown in Fremont theater http://abc7.com/footage-of-san-francisco-after-1906-quake-shown-in-fremont/3361514/

Utahns prepare for ‘the big one’ in Great Shakeout earthquake drills http://fox13now.com/2018/04/19/utahns-prepare-for-the-big-one-in-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Is anyone out there? The social media for emergency management audience https://disasterece.com/2018/04/17/is-anyone-out-there-the-social-media-for-emergency-management-audience/

 

Psychology and disasters

Flood risk denial in US coastal communities https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402085848.htm

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

Daniel Aldrich: More focus on social capital needed as measure of disaster resilience https://federalnewsradio.com/federal-drive/2018/03/daniel-aldrich-more-focus-on-social-capital-needed-as-measure-of-disaster-resilience/

“The most resilient communities appear to be those with a wide variety of deeply rooted cooperative organizations, often made up of volunteers” https://www.futurity.org/volunteers-community-resilience-disasters-1729652/

The opportunity for good in Cape Town’s drought https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/cape-town-drought/

Today in disaster resilience (13 April 2018)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

Record rain, floods hit Argentina and Chile https://watchers.news/2018/04/07/record-rain-floods-hit-argentina-and-chile/

Major eruption at Mount Sinabung, ash to 15 km a.s.l., Indonesia https://watchers.news/2018/04/06/sinabung-eruption-april-6-2018/

A “handy” flood which would assist tourism, the council and more importantly graziers, who have been praying for rain http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5329437/outback-river-flows-after-seven-years-dry/?cs=7&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Deadly floods, landslides hit West Java, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2018/04/10/deadly-floods-landslides-hit-west-java-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe thunderstorm, snow and tornadoes wreak havoc across New Zealand https://watchers.news/2018/04/10/severe-storm-snow-and-tornadoes-wreak-havoc-across-new-zealand/

Alert raised over eruption threat at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile https://watchers.news/2018/04/09/alert-raised-over-eruption-threat-at-nevados-de-chillan-volcano-chile/

Colombia – Over 4,500 Affected by Floods in Nariño Department http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/colombia-4500-affected-floods-narino-department/

Indonesia – 1 Dead, Homes Damaged After Flash Flood and Landslides in West Java http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/indonesia-1-dead-homes-damaged-flash-flood-landslides-west-java/

Dominican Republic – Thousands Evacuated After Floods in La Vega Province http://www.smcyinternationalfamily.org/dominican-republic-thousands-evacuated-floods-la-vega-province/

Landslide kills man, leaves 5 missing in southwestern Japan http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/122663.php

Earthquake in central Italy: Traffic disruption, schools closed, damage to buildings https://www.thelocal.it/20180410/earthquake-central-italy-macerata-marche-damage-ingv

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Apr 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68466/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Apr-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sakura.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

2nd warmest winter recorded in Turkey since 1971 https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/04/08/2nd-warmest-winter-recorded-in-turkey-since-1971?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

South Asia: New framework helps governments meet climate spending goals https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57761

Climate change litigation rising with the seas as victims revert to ‘Plan B’ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-10/climate-change-litigation-rising-with-the-seas-plan-b/9627870?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

To act now or later: The $30 billion climate change question http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12025160

Analysis: How much ‘carbon budget’ is left to limit global warming to 1.5C? https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-much-carbon-budget-is-left-to-limit-global-warming-to-1-5c

The News You Choose: news media preferences amplify views on climate change https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09644016.2018.1423909?journalCode=fenp20

European State of the Climate 2017 http://climate.copernicus.eu/CopernicusESC

Selection of Authors for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/pr_ar6_authors.shtml

Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents https://eos.org/articles/reversing-earths-spin-moves-deserts-reshapes-ocean-currents

Rapid Sea Level Rise Possible as Ocean Floods into Antarctica at up to 400 Meters Per Year https://robertscribbler.com/2018/04/04/rapid-sea-level-rise-possible-as-ocean-floods-into-antarctica-at-up-to-400-meters-per-year/

What’s causing this record April heat? https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/04/10/15/29/weather-sydney-adelaide-melbourne-april-heat-records?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Can Nature Help Us Manage Risk in a Time of Growing Climate Extremes? https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/can-nature-help-us-manage-risk-time-growing-climate-extremes

Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/11/critical-gulf-stream-current-weakest-for-1600-years-research-finds?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

SA swelters in record breaking heat https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/sa-swelters-in-record-breaking-heat

An overview of “resilience” and climate change https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2018.1436803

Record-breaking heatwave settles in over Sydney https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/record-breaking-heatwave-settles-in-over-sydney-20180411-p4z920.html

Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/metadata/publications/second-assessment-report-of-the-urban-climate-change-research-network

How floating architecture could help save cities from rising seas https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how-floating-architecture-could-help-save-cities-rising-seas-ncna863976

ANU takes lead role in next global climate assessment http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/anu-takes-lead-role-in-next-global-climate-assessment

Ocean heat waves and weaker winds will keep Australia warm for a while yet https://theconversation.com/ocean-heat-waves-and-weaker-winds-will-keep-australia-warm-for-a-while-yet-94897?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Dangerous climate tipping point is ‘about a century ahead of schedule’ warns scientist https://thinkprogress.org/climate-tipping-point-century-ahead-of-schedule-warns-scientist-06d633f968fc/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Giant storm surge could submerge a third of Tokyo: study https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/03/31/national/giant-storm-surge-submerge-third-tokyo-study/#.WsqOiE8UnIU

FEMA maps lack up-to-date information on flood risk https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-04-08/fema-maps-lack-date-information-flood-risk

Estimates of present and future flood risk in the conterminous United States http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaac65/meta

Philippines: Experts push for open data law to reduce disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57771

Interactive map of the Environment Agency’s Annual Flood and Coastal risk management (FCRM) asset maintenance programme for April 2018-March 2019 https://environment.data.gov.uk/asset-management/index.html

Will we be prepared for the next natural disaster? Let’s make sure the answer is “Yes.” http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/04/05/natural-disaster-north-carolina-hurricane-matthew/

The Netherlands and why partnership matters in flood risk management https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2017/08/07/the-netherlands-and-why-partnership-matters-in-flood-risk-management/

Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Cambodia http://www.kh.undp.org/content/cambodia/en/home/operations/projects/build-resilience/early-warning-systems.html

The higher the flood risk and the more the company values the future, the more the company will invest in flood defence https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10100-018-0532-0

Expanding Sahara desert is slowly unfolding ‘natural disaster’-researchers http://news.trust.org/item/20180329180013-y55pn/

Engineers and the Environment – natural allies in our fight for a more flood resilient nation https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/04/10/engineers-and-the-environment-natural-allies-in-our-fight-for-a-more-flood-resilient-nation/

Report: Solving Houston flooding woes will require wholesale strategy overhaul https://www.texastribune.org/2018/04/05/report-solving-houston-flooding-woes-will-require-wholesale-strategy-o/

First report of the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium http://houstonconsortium.org/p/report?popup=yes

Volcanic and Igneous Plumbing Systems: Understanding Magma Transport, Storage, and Evolution in the Earth’s Crust https://www.amazon.com/Volcanic-Igneous-Plumbing-Systems-Understanding/dp/0128097493/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515140453&sr=8-1&keywords=volcanic+and+igneous+plumbing+systems

Waste fires are more common than you might think https://community.nfpa.org/community/nfpa-today/blog/2018/04/09/journal-now-waste-fires-are-more-common-than-you-might-think

The role of insurance within disaster and climate risk management http://www.climate-insurance.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ACRI__2017_Role_of_Insurance_in_ICRM_online.pdf

Urban Growth Leads to Shorter, More Intense Wet Seasons in Florida Peninsula http://floodlist.com/america/usa/urban-growth-shorter-more-intense-wet-seasons-florida?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Metro assists gogo with flooding issue after 32 years https://paper.li/GlobalFloodNews/1373268934#/

Four ways to strengthen coastal communities’ resilience before the next storm http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/04/12/coastal-communities-resilience-storm-hurricane-flooding/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=growing-returns_coastal-resilience_upd_eco&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1523546623

Study finds 37,000 Multnomah County residents live in landslide zones http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/04/new_study_finds_37000_multnoma.html

Seismic Cloak Successfully Deflects Earthquake Waves http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/earthquake-shields/

Grant helps flood maps; UTRGV computer modeling to make multiple scenarios http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/premium/grant-helps-flood-maps-utrgv-computer-modeling-to-make-multiple/article_c9996224-3876-11e8-a628-c7e5851e3c99.html

Harvey, we have a problem! https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1410/

 

Emergency Management

Japan looks to use drones for disaster mitigation https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/04/05/national/japan-looks-use-drones-disaster-mitigation/#.WsqN9E8UnIU

Did Harvey learn from Katrina? Initial observations of the response to companion animals during Hurricane Harvey https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57774

How Texas is ‘building back better’ from Hurricane Harvey https://theconversation.com/how-texas-is-building-back-better-from-hurricane-harvey-90609

New York’s Nor’easters Join List of 2018 $1 Billion Disasters https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-06/new-york-s-nor-easters-join-list-of-2018-1-billion-disasters

Death toll from Hurricane Maria severely underreported due to data shortfall https://www.axios.com/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-death-toll-underreported-lack-of-data-99fb8e1c-cd76-442f-bb8d-7b1c5daa9698.html

Aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea as it recovers from a remote major earthquake https://theconversation.com/aftershocks-hit-papua-new-guinea-as-it-recovers-from-a-remote-major-earthquake-94176?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

U.S. Already Hit With 3 Billion-Dollar Disasters, and It’s Only April https://weather.com/news/news/2018-04-06-noaa-billion-dollar-disasters-2018

Older U.S. Emergency Alert Systems May Not be Secure, Researchers Find http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Older-US-Emergency-Alert-Systems-May-Not-be-Secure-Researchers-Find.html

Body confirmed as Tasmanian flood victim https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/39799901/body-confirmed-as-tas-flood-victim/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training – Monitoring Tropical Storms for Emergency Preparedness http://floodlist.com/protection/nasas-applied-remote-sensing-training-arset-monitoring-tropical-storms-for-emergency-preparedness?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

BlazeAid establishes base camps in areas that have experienced natural disaster to help in the recovery process by removing damaged and burnt fencing and rebuilding it https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/blazeaid-helping-to-pay-it-forward

The Use of Satellite Imagery in Crisis Management after Flooding https://medium.com/sentinel-hub/the-use-of-satellite-imagery-in-crisis-management-after-flooding-382be517224f

After Deadly Storms, Agency Retires 4 Hurricane Names https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/12/601920432/after-deadly-storms-agency-retires-four-hurricane-names?utm_medium=RSS

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1969 US Geological Survey photo of a massive lava ‘bubble’ goes viral https://www.dpreview.com/news/7455540792/1969-us-geological-survey-photo-of-a-massive-lava-bubble-goes-viral

Flood protection is everyone’s responsibility https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/57600

How do people behave if flood risk decreases as a result of dams? https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125709/

After a downpour, where does all the water go? http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-10/where-does-all-the-water-go-after-it-rains/9622280

Tsunami Preparedness Week highlights education, preparation — even on the east coast https://www.goldstreamgazette.com/news/tsunami-preparedness-week-highlights-education-preparation-even-on-the-east-coast/

Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement (ECE) – An Introduction https://disasterece.com/2018/04/12/disaster-education-communication-and-engagement-ece-an-introduction/

Engaging with communities to build resilience in Vietnam https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/FINAL%20-%20Results%20in%20Resilience%20-%20Mainstreaming%20Disaster%20Resilience%20in%20Vietnam%20-%204.2.18.pdf

How communities improve flood risk management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRz24fvf58o&feature=youtu.be

How Smart Environmental Data Can Help Calm Clients’ Flooding Jitters https://www.todaysconveyancer.co.uk/guest-writers/smart-environmental-data-can-help-calm-clients-flooding-jitters/

Measuring resilience: a better way to help communities threatened by floods https://www.zurich.com/en/corporate-responsibility/flood-resilience/measuring-flood-resilience?utm_source=Resilient+America+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=27c88422f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2137faf124-27c88422f4-120190293

Implementing nature-based flood protection https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Brochure%20Implementing%20nature-based%20flood%20protection_voor%20web.pdf

PreparedBC, British Columbia’s one-stop shop for disaster readiness information https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc

Most Americans think climate change has a place in school education http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/americans-support-teaching-children-global-warming/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

The inaugural ISCRAM Asia Pacific regional conference is being planned for 4-7 November 2018 http://www.confer.co.nz/iscramasiapacific2018/#nolink

 

Psychology and disasters

Almost one in five residents affected by Harvey reported mental health problems in the storm’s immediate aftermath https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/After-the-hurricane-the-storm-within-12813259.php#photo-15353068

After Shootings and Hurricanes, Where Are the School Counselors? http://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-school-counselors-trauma-shooting-disaster.html

Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding ecological grief https://theconversation.com/hope-and-mourning-in-the-anthropocene-understanding-ecological-grief-88630

 

Sociology and Disasters

Asking is Better Than Assuming: Enhancing the Work of Wildfire Practitioners with Social Science https://fireadaptednetwork.org/asking-better-assuming-enhancing-work-wildfire-practitioners-social-science/

Floods, Animals and Shared Urban Futures? http://www.metropolitiques.eu/Floods-Animals-and-Shared-Urban-Futures.html

 

April 2018 Newsletter of the International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) http://www.tiems.info/images/pdfs/TIEMS-2018-Newsletter-April.pdf

 

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