Today in disaster resilience (10 August 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Lynchburg floods: Flooding fears spark evacuations in US city https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45054961

20 dead, 8 missing as record heavy rain triggers floods in Xinjiang https://reliefweb.int/report/china/20-dead-8-missing-record-heavy-rain-triggers-floods-xinjiang

Myanmar endures worst of Mekong monsoon floods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6018871/Myanmar-endures-worst-Mekong-monsoon-floods.html

More than 700 firefighters are battling a major wildfire in southern Portugal’s Algarve region, as parts of Europe continue to swelter https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45070498

Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45076800

Two children die in eastern Sudan rains and floods https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/two-children-die-in-eastern-sudan-rains-and-floods

Revenge of the river: How a flood-swollen Yamuna is endangering Taj Mahal https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/nation/story/20180813-revenge-of-the-river-how-a-flood-swollen-yamuna-is-endangering-taj-mahal-1303350-2018-08-05

2 dead in Assam floods, toll touches 45 https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/2-dead-in-assam-floods-toll-touches-45/article24610600.ece

Environment Canada gives Manitoba tornado 2nd-highest severity classification https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/alonsa-manitoba-tornado-severity-level-environment-canada-1.4775513

Dramatic rescues in China floods https://news.sky.com/video/dramatic-rescues-in-china-floods-11463799

On cam: Flood washes away 2-storey house in West Bengal’s Bankura https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/on-cam-flood-washes-away-2-storey-house-in-west-bengals-bankura/videoshow/65307273.cms

A record ‘you don’t want to see’: Mendocino Complex fire has become California’s largest ever https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/08/06/wildfires-continue-to-char-california-but-one-fire-is-in-a-destructive-league-of-its-own/?utm_term=.4b7c08c57a91

Flood water enters many homes in Srinagar https://jkedunews.com/2018/08/07/flood-water-enters-many-homes-in-srinagar-many-people-evacuated-jammu-youth-drowns-in-bemina-while-rescuing-dog/

Flooding in Thailand http://bangkokjack.com/2018/08/05/mekong-river-bursts-banks/

Thousands marooned in a ‘dam-induced’ flood in Golaghat https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/thousands-marooned-in-a-dam-induced-flood-in-golaghat-61326

Algeria – Deadly Floods Hit Tamanrasset Province http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-deadly-floods-tamanrasset-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesians Estimated to Have Been Displaced by Quake Exceed 150,000 https://www.wsj.com/articles/indonesians-displaced-by-quake-exceed-150-000-1533732322

Toronto reeling after rain, flash floods wreak havoc Tuesday night with more showers on the way https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/08/07/16000-without-power-in-north-york-as-heavy-rain-batters-toronto-causing-floods-in-parts-of-the-city.html

Residents in Phetchaburi are building sandbag embankments to save their home https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1516946/locals-brace-for-brutal-floods#cxrecs_s

Two men trapped in elevator rescued from Toronto floods https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45117349

66 houses, 264 shops damaged in Turkish flood as officials visit Black Sea province http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/vice-president-oktay-interior-minister-soylu-visit-flood-hit-ordu-135624

France floods: 1,600 evacuated, German missing at campsite https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45134715

Another Ebola outbreak in Congo, this time in a conflict zone https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/08/09/briefing-another-ebola-outbreak-congo-time-conflict-zone?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Debris flow hits village in Switzerland http://www.severe-weather.eu/news/big-debris-flow-hits-chamoson-switzerland-august-7-2018/

Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300 https://www.apnews.com/f5e00faad919405bb00803a6901e999c?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

Niger floods leave 22 dead and thousands homeless http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6042129/Niger-floods-leave-22-dead-thousands-homeless.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Aug 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Sangay, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ebeko https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70091/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Aug-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Sangay-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Ebeko.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The apocalyptic tone of heatwave-reporting doesn’t go far enough – not when the issue is human extinction https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/heatwave-weather-report-human-extinction-issue-a8478271.html

UK politicians ‘failing to rise to the challenge of climate change’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/16/uk-politicians-failing-to-rise-to-the-challenge-of-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Australia’s Turnbull: ‘Now we are the land of droughts’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45075838

Building Resilient Communities: Land Use Change, Rural Development and Adaptation to Climate Consequences http://www.lulu.com/shop/brittany-berger-and-bishawjit-mallick-and-kihwan-kim/building-resilient-communities-land-use-change-rural-development-and-adaptation-to-climate-consequences/ebook/product-23728338.html#formatComparison

We Are All Climate Refugees Now https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/climate-change-disaster-in-the-making-by-jeffrey-d-sachs-2018-08

Chronic Flooding and the Future of Miami https://blog.ucsusa.org/ucsblog/chronic-flooding-and-the-future-of-miami

Climate Change Mentions Are Hard to Find in Coverage of Record Setting Summer Heatwaves https://www.citizen.org/media/press-releases/national-and-state-media-failing-connect-recent-extreme-heat-events-climate

How Not to Talk About Climate Change https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/new-york-times-losing-earth-response-climate-change

During the rise of mammals, Earth’s temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/?utm_source=twb

Destructive Flood Risk in U.S. West Could Triple if Climate Change Left Unchecked https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06082018/global-warming-climate-change-floods-california-oroville-dam-scientists

Domino-effect of climate events could push Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115

Adding Up the Cost of Climate Change in Lost Lives https://www.wsj.com/articles/adding-up-the-cost-of-climate-change-in-lost-lives-1533121201?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_tag=contextual&cx_artPos=1#cxrecs_s

Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3224365&mod=article_inline

On climate change, it’s time to start panicking https://www.salon.com/2018/08/05/on-climate-change-its-time-to-start-panicking/

The Inequality of Climate Change From 1.5 to 2°C of Global Warming https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2018GL078430

Save the Date: IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5ºC http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/ma-p48.shtml

The coastal retreat has begun https://thebulletin.org/2018/07/the-coastal-retreat-has-begun/

Engineers warn that climate change will mean escalating costs for UK’s water industry http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/aug-2018/engineers-warn-climate-change-will-mean-escalating-costs-uk%E2%80%99s-water-industry

Villagers ‘living between life and death’ as Pakistan’s glaciers melt http://news.trust.org/item/20180806100007-e6wwt/

Don’t despair – climate change catastrophe can still be averted https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/07/climate-change-catastrophe-political-will-grassroots-engagement

Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2776/arctic-carbon-cycle-is-speeding-up/

The Mississippi Delta is losing land. Here’s why https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/08/the-mississippi-delta-is-losing-land/

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? https://www.npr.org/2016/08/18/479349760/should-we-be-having-kids-in-the-age-of-climate-change

Climate change is making wildfires more extreme. Here’s how https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-more-extreme-heres-how

Hurricane Harvey Links to Ocean Heat Content and Climate Change Adaptation https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018EF000825?hootPostID=438a05cfe7c5ee8039f5a3ce71a3d2c6

Coal industry on steady decline under Trump’s leadership https://thinkprogress.org/latest-government-statistics-show-coal-industry-on-steady-decline-under-trumps-leadership-188e724520e6/

New study on the collapse of Mayan civilization should be climate wake-up call https://thinkprogress.org/a-megadrought-destroyed-the-mayan-civilization-were-next-92e10dea33c5/

How to beat the heatwave: creative solutions from Tokyo to Berlin https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/03/how-to-beat-the-heatwave-creative-solutions-from-tokyo-to-berlin

Terrifying insights into climate change could build legislative momentum for emissions cuts, researchers argue https://phys.org/news/2018-08-insights-climate-legislative-momentum-emissions.html

Terrified by ‘hothouse Earth’? Don’t despair — do something https://grist.org/article/terrified-by-hothouse-earth-dont-despair-do-something/

Global warming to increase water in South Asian rivers https://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/disasters/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers.html

No, we didn’t almost s­olve the climate crisis in the 1980s https://www.vox.com/mischiefs-of-faction/2018/8/6/17649906/climate-crisis-solve

‘The Water Will Come’: New book on Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/jeff-goodell/the-water-will-come/9780316260206/

Cut electricity emissions by 52-70pc, CSIRO tells government https://www.afr.com/news/cut-electricity-emissions-by-5270pc-csiro-tells-government-20180808-h13ook

The global heat wave as seen by satellites, airplanes, and weather stations https://qz.com/1349882/drought-wildfires-and-flood-images-from-the-uk-japan-and-the-arctic/

Florida Adaptation Planning Guidebook https://floridadep.gov/fco/florida-resilient-coastlines-program/documents/adaptation-planning-guidebook#.W2w7ManE3e8.twitter

Climate Resilient Water Management http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/collaborations/action-on-climate-today/#ui-id-9

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

Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events https://www.nature.com/articles/srep45242.epdf?shared_access_token=k5UqlHes_hobBLci-Idw5dRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Npxhuy_7SSahS4SxGwSjlQCJxh9T7fXl-0aX3aRU4rTpM9kvBmSviOogUsf5ut7KyD4S7HJofz6a1Z3rKI4FauatxMrzItC6lTpyZfZGWWug%3D%3D

Colombia’s glaciers face extinction within 30-years https://thecitypaperbogota.com/news/colombias-glaciers-face-extinction-within-30-years-claims-ideam/20434

What Does Climate Change Mean for Coastal Communities? https://www.barrfoundation.org/blog/what-does-climate-change-mean-for-coastal-communities

 

Disaster risk reduction

Pakistan’s mountain communities brace for flash floods https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/03/pakistans-mountain-communities-brace-for-flash-floods/

Will Hurricane Harvey Recovery Sink or Save a Texas City Already Fighting for Survival? https://www.texasobserver.org/hurricane-harvey-one-year-later-port-arthur/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Four Ways Kīlauea Is Redrawing the Map https://eos.org/features/four-ways-kilauea-is-redrawing-the-map#.W2QrvPm78AM.twitter

European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/efdrr

After Harvey, Houston Hopes to Boost Flood Defenses With $2.5 Billion Bond https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-harvey-houston-hopes-to-boost-flood-defenses-with-2-5-billion-bond-1533470402

Applications of Open-Access Remotely Sensed Data for Flood Modelling and Mapping in Developing Regions http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/5/3/39

Despite crises rising, firms are unprepared – Deloitte study https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/media-releases/articles/despite-crises-rising-firms-unprepared-deloitte-study-110718.html

To See How Levees Increase Flooding, We Built Our Own https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/levees

Flood Thy Neighbor: Who Stays Dry and Who Decides? https://www.propublica.org/article/levee-valley-park-flood-thy-neighbor-who-stays-dry-and-who-decides

Projected increases and shifts in rain-on-snow flood risk over western North America https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0236-4

The impacts and costs of flooding https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/5/the-impacts-and-costs-of-flooding/?__twitter_impression=true

Sydney’s first resilience strategy a ‘breakthrough’ https://architectureau.com/articles/sydneys-first-resilience-strategy-a-breakthrough/

From natural hazard to disaster: academic to discuss the impact of poor urban planning at public talk http://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2018/august/academic-discusses-impact-poor-urban-planning/

EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surges https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/eqc-funds-research-on-auckland-volcanic-surges

RM50 million spent on assets acquisition to face floods http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/08/06/rm50-million-spent-assets-acquisition-face-floods

Report faults years of neglect for 2017 New Orleans floods https://uk.news.yahoo.com/report-faults-years-neglect-2017-orleans-floods-154753234.html

Restoring floodplains to give rivers more room to accommodate large floods is the best way to keep communities safe https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/restoring-damaged-rivers/benefits-of-restoring-floodplains/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=americanrivers

Scaling up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood risk reduction in Northern Pakistan http://www.adaptation-undp.org/node/3408

A turning point in China’s disaster preparedness? https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/10768-A-turning-point-in-China-s-disaster-preparedness-

Quick uptake on communities flood mitigation report https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/infrastructure/2018/07/quick-uptake-communities-flood-mitigation-report

An introduction to flood risk https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/guides-reviews/introduction-flood-risk/44157/

Global organisations unite to solve fire safety in buildings http://www.rics.org/us/news/news-insight/press-releases/global-organisations-unite-to-solve-fire-safety-in-buildings/

The era of megafires: the crisis facing California and what will happen next https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/07/california-wildfires-megafires-future-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Cost of Flood Insurance Is a Price Worth Paying https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/08/the-cost-of-flood-insurance-is-a-price-worth-paying/566363/

Future climate and runoff projections across South Asia from CMIP5 global climate models and hydrological modelling https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581817304573

Laos Suspends New Dam Projects Following Catastrophe https://www.voanews.com/a/laos-dam-project-on-pause/4518337.html

Hunting for Landslides from Cascadia’s Great Earthquakes https://eos.org/project-updates/hunting-for-landslides-from-cascadias-great-earthquakes

Structure of the Residential Flood Insurance Market https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/resilience-lab-notes/structure-of-the-residential-flood-insurance-market/

Hurricane Harvey Wind Damage Investigation https://disastersafety.org/hurricane/hurricane-harvey/

Economic Losses and Displacement Should Drive Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts https://unchronicle.un.org/article/economic-losses-and-displacement-should-drive-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts

Urban flood resilience https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/352098-urban-flood-resilience

More flooding, mudslides expected as wildfires run rampant https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/more-flooding-mudslides-expected-as-wildfires-run-rampant-expert-1.4043300#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=eZf82LR

A levee saves one town but threatens others https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060092987

Thriving in the Face of Disasters https://disaster-recovery.cioreview.com/cxoinsight/thriving-in-the-face-of-disasters-nid-26887-cid-106.html

Disasters are not natural http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/disasters-are-not-natural-jason-von-meding/9920536

Kīlauea Eruption Abruptly Slows Down https://eos.org/articles/kilauea-eruption-abruptly-slows-down

A preliminary report on the 2018 Lombok region – Indonesia earthquakes https://www.emsc-csem.org/Files/news/Earthquakes_reports/Lombok%20earthquake%20report%20GTV%209-8-2018.pdf

Caribbean states kick off green defense against disasters http://news.trust.org/item/20180809201319-lf7i5/

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Forecast, Says El Niño Likely on the Way https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09082018/hurricane-season-2018-atlantic-forecast-update-el-nino-cooler-ocean-temperatures

Urban flood risk management in Pakistan https://dailytimes.com.pk/280433/urban-flood-risk-management-in-pakistan/

Variation of extreme drought and flood in North China revealed by document-based seasonal precipitation reconstruction for the past 300 years https://www.clim-past.net/14/1135/2018/

 

Emergency Management

Overview of CWC’s Flood Monitoring & Forecasting in North East India https://sandrp.in/2018/08/05/overview-of-cwcs-flood-monitoring-forecasting-in-north-east-india/

Stories of survival: Escaping the floodwaters in Laos https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2018/08/03/stories-survival-escaping-floodwaters-laos/?platform=hootsuite

Defining Extreme Wildfire Events: Difficulties, Challenges, and Impacts http://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/1/9

Federal Disaster Recovery Efforts Are ‘Not Sustainable,’ Report Says https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/08/federal-disaster-recovery-not-sustainable/150249/

The Grenfell inquiry: tragic revelations of failure, buck-passing … and bravery https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/04/grenfell-inquiry-tragic-revelations-failure-bravery

The architecture of relief: how design builds hope in the wake of disaster https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/the-architecture-of-relief-how-design-builds-hope-in-the-wake-of-disaster-20180727-h138dq.html

Siege review: Deborah Snow’s compelling account of the Lindt Cafe disaster https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/siege-review-deborah-snows-compelling-account-of-the-lindt-cafe-disaster-20180725-h1354f.html

‘No one expected a fire tornado.’ Jerry Brown says wildfires are going to get expensive https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article215852940.html

In Nepal, a rushed earthquake rebuild leads to a mountain of debt https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/08/06/nepal-rushed-earthquake-rebuild-leads-mountain-debt?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Medical supplies, tents and other aid rushed to victims of Indonesia quake that killed at least 98 people http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-indonesia-earthquake-20180806-story.html

CFS volunteer hours have soared as summers and bushfire seasons lengthen https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/news-story/cef8ab9471eaf659dfdb6ad3911cd096

West Japan flood victims still living in despair a month after disaster: survey https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/06/national/west-japan-flood-victims-still-living-despair-month-disaster-survey/#.W2jRztIzbIU

Higher inflow to Doyang reservoir forced release of water: NEEPCO https://www.time8.in/neepco-denies-flood-charges-says-higher-inflow-to-doyang-reservoir-forced-release-of-water/

249 Nights Away at California Fires: Firefighter Families Cope With a ‘New Normal’ http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/249-nights-away-at-California-fires-Firefighter-families-cope-with-a-new-normal.html

Landmine risk for thousands displaced by floods in Laos https://uk.reuters.com/article/laos-floods-landmines/landmine-risk-for-thousands-displaced-by-floods-in-laos-idUKL5N1UY19M

India floods: ‘I’ll have nothing if I leave my house’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-india-45091665/india-floods-i-ll-have-nothing-if-i-leave-my-house

Myanmar people struggle amid floods https://www.mmtimes.com/news/myanmar-people-struggle-amid-floods.html

Tackling a known unknown: How post-disaster aid can provide what people really need http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/tackling-known-unknown-how-post-disaster-aid-can-provide-what-people-really-need

2017 Disasters Could Prompt Reconsideration of FEMA’s Role with States http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/preparedness/2017-disasters-prompt-reconsideration-femas-role-states/

Wildfires Have Changed. The Technology to Fight Them Hasn’t — Yet http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Wildfires-Have-Changed-The-Technology-to-Fight-Them-Hasnt—-Yet.html

A look at California’s largest wildfires, by the numbers https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/07/us/california-fire-numbers/index.html?utm_source=twCNNi&utm_term=image&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-08-07T21%3A21%3A06

Building Back Better : Achieving Resilience through Stronger, Faster, and More Inclusive Post-Disaster Reconstruction https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29867?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Cleaning Up: Inside the Wildfire Debris Removal Job That Cost Taxpayers $1.3 Billion https://www.kqed.org/news/11681280/cleaning-up-inside-the-wildfire-debris-removal-job-that-cost-taxpayers-1-3-billion

Indonesia earthquake: Rescuers search for survivors, tourists flee holiday islands http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-07/tourists-flee-indonesia-lombok-after-earthquake-kills-98/10081358

EU provides emergency relief to flood victims in the Philippines https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/philippines_en/49167/EU%20provides%20emergency%20relief%20to%20flood%20victims%20in%20the%20Philippines

Do bushfire planning & response behaviours differ between pet owners with low or high attachment & does it matter if the animals are large or small? http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/bushfire-preparedness-planning-and-response-among-animal-guardians-a-south-australian-case-study/

New Emergency Management Commissioner Appointed https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-emergency-management-commissioner-appointed/

Caught in a Disaster? Your Rescuer Might Be an Amateur http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/08/08/caught-in-a-disaster-your-rescuer-might-be-an-amateur

Puerto Rico: 1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64 https://apnews.com/amp/1fe6c144340d4d41963fd304d569c088?__twitter_impression=true

14,000 Fight California Fires, Some From Prisons or Overseas https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/14000-Fight-California-Fires-Mendocino-Complex-490415521.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

In case of emergency: Children map community using Lego and Minecraft https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/363368/in-case-of-emergency-children-map-community-using-lego-and-minecraft

Place-based education: Teaching geoscience in the context of location and culture https://www.earthmagazine.org/node/22056

This FEMA interactive allows you to enter any address and see the flood risk in Houston https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/fema-map-flood-zone-houston-2018-13127794.php

‘I don’t think anyone escaped it’: Sheboygan’s 1998 flood left scars, triggered changes https://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/2018/08/06/sheboygan-1998-flood-scars-still-leaves-scars-camelot-boulevard-historic-flooding/775256002/

6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/recover-after-wildfire/

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

Indonesia’s Lombok quake revives the question of taking cover versus running outside https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/forget-doorframes-expert-advice-on-earthquake-survival-strategies/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/06/19/social-media-use-continues-to-rise-in-developing-countries-but-plateaus-across-developed-ones/

Tweets Prove to be Reliable Indicator of Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/news/release/tweets-wildfire-air-quality

 

Psychology and Disasters

When your faith in New Orleans gets flooded out, what’s next? https://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2018/08/flooding_new_orleans_sewerage.html?utm_campaign=nolanews_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

How collective action produces psychological change and how that change endures over time: A case study of an environmental campaign https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bjso.12270

PTSD, Suicide, and Despair: The Silent Perils of Being a Firefighter https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5nbm4/ptsd-suicide-and-despair-the-silent-perils-of-being-a-firefighter?utm_campaign=sharebutton

Motivations and experiences of sheltering in place during floods: Implications for policy and practice https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918304345

Farmers experiencing drought-related stress need targeted support https://theconversation.com/farmers-experiencing-drought-related-stress-need-targeted-support-98239

 

Sociology and Disasters

Echoing the voice of women with disabilities http://www.didrrn.net/echoing-the-voice-of-women-with-disabilities-in-the-2018-amcdrr/

 

 

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Today in disaster resilience (6 July 2018)

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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 (29 June 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (22 June 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

River flooding in north Georgia city http://www.macon.com/news/business/technology/article212175519.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

17 die in NE flood; situation grim in Assam, improves in 3 states https://www.rozanaspokesman.com/news/nation/170618/17-die-in-ne-flood-situation-grim-in-assam-improves-in-3-states.html

Turkey – 1 Missing After Floods in Manisa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-manisa-province-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar – Record Rain Causes Floods and Landslides in Mon State http://floodlist.com/asia/mynamar-floods-mon-state-june-2018

USA – Damaging Floods Hit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula http://floodlist.com/america/usa/michigan-minnesota-wisconsin-june-2018

Mw 5.5 Earthquake Strikes Japan https://earthobservatory.sg/news/mw-55-earthquake-strikes-japan

At least 18 people have died in flooding in the department of Abidjan in the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) http://floodlist.com/africa/ivory-coast-abidjan-floods-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

June floods kill 19, displace over 10,000 in Myanmar https://www.mmtimes.com/news/june-floods-kill-19-displace-over-10000.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Jun 2018: Fuego volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Aoba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69481/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Jun-2018-Fuego-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Aob.html

Moderately strong eruption at Telica volcano, Nicaragua https://watchers.news/2018/06/21/moderately-strong-eruption-at-telica-volcano-nicaragua/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Parts of southern Texas receive record-breaking June rainfall, worst flooding since Hurricane “Harvey” https://watchers.news/2018/06/21/southern-texas-flood-june-2018/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Climate scientists are working hard to keep the apocalypse relevant https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2018/june/1527775200/lesley-hughes/when-planetary-catastrophe-your-day-job

Sea levels could rise three feet by 2100, study projects https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/sea-levels-could-rise-three-feet-by-2100-study-projects?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Antarctic ice shelf collapsing due to ice loss and ocean surges https://www.climateleadership.com.au/single-post/2018/06/14/Antarctic-ice-shelf-collapsing-due-to-ice-loss-and-ocean-surges

IPCC says ‘rapid and far-reaching’ measures required to combat climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/15/leaked-un-draft-report-warns-of-urgent-need-to-cut-global-warming?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Lifestyle changes and innovations could limit warming to 1.5°C https://www.climateleadership.com.au/single-post/2018/06/11/Lifestyle-changes-and-innovations-could-limit-warming-to-15%C2%B0C

Changing climate policy in Asia http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/16/changing-climate-policy-in-asia/

What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/what-saved-the-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-10-000-years-ago-will-not-save-it-today

Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/17/sea-level-rise-impact-us-coastal-homes-study-climate-change

Climate Change May Already Be Hitting the Housing Market https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-climate-change-home-sales/

A storm of climate change migration is brewing in South Asia http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/06/17/a-storm-of-climate-change-migration-is-brewing-in-south-asia/

Cities face dramatic rise in heat, flood risks by 2050, researchers say http://news.trust.org/item/20180619193948-fyens/

On opposite sides of the levee: Flood berms divide river communities http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/on-opposite-sides-of-the-levee-flood-berms-divide-calgary-river-communities

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent https://theconversation.com/antarctica-has-lost-3-trillion-tonnes-of-ice-in-25-years-time-is-running-out-for-the-frozen-continent-98176

Which country is leading the EU’s fight against climate change? http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/17/which-country-is-leading-the-eu-s-fight-against-climate-change-

Meteorologists worldwide are wearing global warming-themed ties to raise awareness about climate change https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/06/21/why-are-over-100-television-meteorologists-around-the-world-wearing-this-tie/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.68bff8c83b28

Some rare good climate news: the fossil fuel industry is weaker than ever https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/21/climate-change-fossil-fuel-industry-never-been-weaker?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Science Connecting Extreme Weather to Climate Change https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/climate-attribution-science?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw#.WywrS9IzbIU

Climate change doesn’t have to be polarizing https://www.greenbiz.com/article/climate-change-doesnt-have-be-polarizing

Australian firms told to catch up on climate change risk checks https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/18/australian-firms-told-to-catch-up-on-climate-change-risk-checks

Disaster risk reduction

Tsunamis could hit in any of New Zealand’s major lakes https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/104716329/tsunamis-could-hit-in-any-of-new-zealands-major-lakes

The third edition of the World Atlas of Desertification (WAD3) http://wad.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

Poverty is both a driver and consequence of disasters, and the processes that further disaster risk related poverty are permeated with inequality https://www.preventionweb.net/risk/poverty-inequality

Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/sea-level-rise-chronic-floods-and-us-coastal-real-estate-implications#.WygYPU0h1Ms

Human-Caused Disasters Are also a Threat http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/human-caused-disasters-are-also-a-threat.html

The 2013/14 Thames Basin Floods: Do Improved Meteorological Forecasts Lead to More Skillful Hydrological Forecasts at Seasonal Time Scales? https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/JHM-D-17-0182.1

As extreme weather intensified by climate change batters our societies and economies, early warning is becoming more important http://news.trust.org//item/20180618070349-mswgr/

‘Enhancing the predictability of seasonal streamflow with a statistical‐dynamical approach’ https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018GL077945

Volcanoes make music https://earther.com/volcanoes-make-music-that-could-reveal-their-secrets-1826825544

Artificial Intelligence in the service of urban flooding prevention https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/artificial-intelligence-service-urban-flooding-prevention

How digital advances help insurers respond faster https://www.dig-in.com/opinion/how-digital-advances-help-insurers-respond-faster

Hurricanes, floods and volcanoes bring Americas together to tackle risk http://news.trust.org/item/20180620121343-dk2o7

Hurricane-Proof Homes Are Real. Why Isn’t Anyone Buying Them? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-06-20/hurricane-proof-homes-are-real-why-isn-t-anyone-buying-them

Betting on Disaster: Why Risk Management Is a Leadership Issue http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/companies-prep-natural-disasters/

Major insurer says Houston must take bold action to prepare for future flooding, hurricanes https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/06/houston-and-hurricane-harvey-a-call-to-action

New Orleans area levee system ‘high risk,’ and ‘minimally acceptable’, Corps says https://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2018/05/doubts_remain_about_safety_of.html

Significant benefits could be achieved by the EU and its Member States by addressing the gaps and barriers in the area of the fight against terrorism https://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP67618.html?adbsc=social_20180621_2403741&adbid=1009910336651005952&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Building Back Better: How to Cut Natural Disaster Losses by a Third http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/06/18/building-back-better-how-to-cut-natural-disaster-losses-by-a-third?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Urban resilience plan for Beirut https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Results%20in%20Resilience%20-%20Urban%20Resilience%20Master%20Plan%20in%20Beirut%20-%20final.pdf

Weather Forecast by Google in India: Government to Team up With Tech Giant Google for Flood Forecasting to Help Inhabitants https://www.latestly.com/india/weather-forecast-by-google-in-india-government-to-team-up-with-tech-giant-google-for-flood-forecasting-to-help-inhabitants-221172.html

UNOSAT Supports Disaster Risk Reduction in Djibouti After Tropical Cyclone Sagar http://unitar.org/unosat-supports-disaster-risk-reduction-djibouti-after-tropical-cyclone-sagar

 

Emergency Management

With 5G vital messages could hop from device to device, reaching the citizens in the affected area, even if the mobile network is down http://www.i-react.eu/connection-not-lost-how-the-next-generation-of-mobiles-could-help-us-against-disasters/

Trouble-hit nuclear reactor in Saga resumes operations http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123185.php

FEMA’s fall and redemption—applied narrative analysis https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-07-2017-0163?journalCode=dpm

Top 10 Benefits of Emergency Notification Systems https://medium.com/simplycast-feed/top-10-benefits-of-emergency-notification-systems-53b14a8920ac

These Robots For Rescue Operations Amidst Disasters https://interestingengineering.com/video/these-robots-for-rescue-operations-amidst-disasters

Frequency of Major Disaster Exercises – They don’t happen enough to maintain readiness http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/frequency-of-major-disaster-exercises.html

Calgary flood: 5 years later – Photos show dramatic changes from then to now https://globalnews.ca/news/4259407/calgary-2013-flooding-photos-then-versus-2018/

Grenfell inquiry shown speed at which fire spread beyond flat https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/19/grenfell-inquiry-shown-speed-at-which-fire-spread-beyond-flat-thermal-footage-kitchen

What We Don’t Know About State Spending on Natural Disasters Could Cost Us http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2018/06/19/what-we-dont-know-about-state-spending-on-natural-disasters-could-cost-us?utm_campaign=governing&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=flowchart

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

Gaps Identified as Early Warning Systems Work Advances http://www.bb.undp.org/content/barbados/en/home/presscenter/articles/2018/06/gaps-identified-as-early-warning-systems-work-advances.html#.Wyu9iSBr7AE.twitter

Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat looms https://apnews.com/a99551194b144db490b25c7f0e6d46fd/Many-in-Puerto-Rico-still-under-tarps-as-storm-threat-looms?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

“Strategies for driving through floodwaters should educate both males and females on when it is safe to drive through floodwaters and when it is not” http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/dis-the-flood-related-behaviour-of-river-users-in-australia/

Residents of Sydney (USA) ‘flood zone’ hold community meeting https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/residents-of-sydney-flood-zone-hold-community-meeting-1.3976605#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=Kv3K2HZ

Shouting ‘Fire!’ in the Burning West https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/opinion/wildfire-west-yellowstone.html

The Real Life Impact of Flooding | Victims’ Stories | U.K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uA3P2o6pw4

Fostering children’s participation in DRR with Minecraft and LEGO https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Fostering-children-s-participation-in-DRR-with-Minecraft-and-LEGO

Fantastic Failure: Facilitation Flops in a Post-Fire World https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fantastic-failure-facilitation-flops-post-fire-world/

Public warning in Chile http://eena.org/publications/public-warning-in-chile#.Wyn7WE0h1Mt

Why Community-level Resilience? http://www.i-s-e-t.org/single-post/2018/05/31/Why-community-level-resilience

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

Launch: Building Child-focused Community Preparedness & Resilience Toolkit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6sxIIoKYCY&feature=youtu.be

In partnership with community leaders, the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative analyzed, recommended and implemented procedures, training, and guidance to help build child-focused community resilience to disasters https://rcrctoolbox.org/

Participatory efforts such as ‘home-to-school’ mapping exercises and other collaborative activities were spearheaded by the Thessaloniki Municipality to rapidly crowdsource information in high-risk zones http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/06/20/in-thessaloniki-citizen-engagement-and-open-data-play-key-role-protecting-against-natural-disasters

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Twitter data to provide qualitative insights into pandemics and epidemics http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/20367/

Mary Meeker internet trends http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends

Hurricane Maria – While social media played an important role in bringing people together or catalyzing relief action from existing networks, their impact depended on the cultural mesh and social ties underpinning it https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/33582-connection-in-the-time-of-almost-cholera

Flooded With Data: Hurricane Harvey Shows the Rising Value of Social Media Content https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/89092-flooded-with-data-hurricane-harvey-shows-the-rising-value-of-social-media-content?ajs_uid=0018G2653790I1E&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M

Biases Make People Vulnerable to Misinformation Spread by Social Media https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biases-make-people-vulnerable-to-misinformation-spread-by-social-media/

 

Psychology and Disasters

Why do people continue to live in areas vulnerable to flooding and other natural hazards? https://journalistsresource.org/studies/environment/climate-change/relocation-climate-change-flooding-research

Following the Kaikōura earthquake, researchers surveyed residents to find out how they responded to the tsunami threat. They found people were confused about whether they should evacuate or not https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/News-and-updates/In-the-Media/Tsunami-evacuation-after-the-Kaikoura-Earthquake-Understanding-community-behaviour-in-Petone-and-Eastbourne-21-06-2018

 

Sociology and Disasters

What happens after a disaster? https://discoversociety.org/2017/10/04/what-happens-after-a-disaster/

Portugal’s wildfire that broke a community https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44438505

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

Transformations for Resilient Rural Futures: The Case of Kaikōura, Aotearoa-New Zealand http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/6/1952

In Puerto Rico, a new hurricane season threatens the elderly http://news.trust.org/item/20180614110011-gi4v4/

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

Today in disaster resilience (15 June 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Hospital hit by flash floods as unit steeped in six inches of water https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/hospital-hit-flash-floods-unit-14771221

Colorado Blaze Continues to Grow; Entire San Juan National Forest to Close https://weather.com/safety/wildfires/news/2018-06-02-416-fire-colorado-ute-park-fire-new-mexico-aliso-fire-california?cm_ven=T_WX_JE_61118_2

Mexico – Flash Floods in Jalisco State as Hurricane Bud Intensifies http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-jalisco-june-2018-hurricane-bud?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France – Record Rain Causes Floods and Landslides in Paris and North http://floodlist.com/europe/france-record-rain-floods-paris-north-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar and Bangladesh – Torrential Rain Triggers Deadly Flooding and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-bangladesh-rohingya-monsoon-floods-june-2018

Deadly landslides hit Bangladesh again, just one year after its ‘worst landslides in history’ https://watchers.news/2018/06/12/deadly-landslides-hit-bangladesh-again-just-one-year-after-its-worst-landslides-in-history/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Deep sub-tropical low hits New Zealand, wreaking havoc across North Island https://watchers.news/2018/06/12/deep-sub-tropical-low-hits-new-zealand-wreaking-havoc-across-north-island/

Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times https://watchers.news/2018/06/08/kilauea-destroys-600-homes-marking-its-most-destructive-eruption-in-modern-times/

Wildfires Unfurl in Colorado, Spurring Evacuations and Closing a National Forest https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/us/colorado-wildfires-forest.html

Europe – Floods in Switzerland, Italy and Germany After 50mm of Rain in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/europe-floods-switzerland-italy-germany-12-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Heavy rain triggers flood in Assam, several villages affected https://www.time8.in/new-heavy-rain-triggers-flood-in-assam-several-villages-affected/

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jun 2018: Dukono volcano, Agung, Kilauea, Yasur, Galeras, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69385/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Jun-2018-Dukono-volcano-Agung-Kilauea-Yasur-Galeras-Sakurajima.html

Flooding in parts of Cape Town as cold front hits the Mother City http://www.enca.com/south-africa/flooding-in-parts-of-cape-town-as-cold-front-hits-the-mother-city?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Understanding Sea Level Rise https://www.sciline.org/media-briefings-blog/sea-level-rise

The dangers of disaster-driven response to climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0208-8.epdf?

Projecting the Likely Rise of Future Heat Impacts Under Climate Change for Selected Urban Locations in South and Southeast Asia http://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-sheltering-series-9

Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health https://apha.org/climate-changes-health

Ideas: a simple proposal to improve the contribution of IPCC WG1 to the assessment and communication of climate change risk https://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/esd-2018-36/

‘Just plain common sense’: Hawaii Governor adopts most ambitious climate laws in U.S. https://thinkprogress.org/hawaii-now-has-the-most-ambitious-climate-law-in-the-united-states-7392d5d061cf/

Few Southeast Cities Have Climate Targets, but That’s Slowly Changing https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11062018/cities-pollution-carbon-footprint-climate-action-renewable-energy-investment-sustainability-report

A Just Dystopia: Climate Activism Must Include Planning for the Worst-Case Scenario https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/06/12/just-dystopia-climate-activism-must-include-planning-worst-case-scenario

Disaster on the Horizon: The Price Effect of Sea Level Rise https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3073842

Short-term changes in Antarctica’s ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate https://theconversation.com/short-term-changes-in-antarcticas-ice-shelves-are-key-to-predicting-their-long-term-fate-95207?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Rate of ice loss In Antarctica is now three times faster than it was prior to 2012 https://earther.com/antarctica-is-losing-an-unfathomable-amount-of-ice-1826799202

To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest USA, look to New Zealand in the summer https://news.uci.edu/2018/06/13/to-forecast-winter-rainfall-in-the-southwest-look-to-new-zealand-in-the-summer/

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent https://theconversation.com/antarctica-has-lost-3-trillion-tonnes-of-ice-in-25-years-time-is-running-out-for-the-frozen-continent-98176

Ocean waves and lack of floating ice can trigger Antarctic ice shelves to disintegrate https://theconversation.com/ocean-waves-and-lack-of-floating-ice-can-trigger-antarctic-ice-shelves-to-disintegrate-98177

Let’s have a worthy debate about sea level rise http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/391548-lets-have-a-worthy-debate-about-sea-level-rise

Article on rising heat http://news.trust.org/shorthand/risingheat/

Germany to miss 2020 climate target, government concedes in official report http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/06/12/germany-miss-2020-climate-target-government-concedes-official-report/

How to save Antarctica (and the rest of Earth too) https://phys.org/news/2018-06-antarctica-rest-earth.html

Alien Anthropocene: How Would Other Worlds Battle Climate Change? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alien-anthropocene-how-would-other-worlds-battle-climate-change/

Antarctic Ocean Discovery Warns of Faster Global Warming http://www.climatecentral.org/news/antarctic-ocean-discovery-warns-of-faster-global-warming-21865

Gender dynamics in a changing climate: How gender and adaptive capacity affect resilience https://careclimatechange.org/publications/gender-dynamics-changing-climate/

The NSW town that’s running out of water https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/06/14/11/04/coonabarabran-the-nsw-town-thats-running-out-of-water

 

Disaster risk reduction

Huge economic loss from mega-quakes http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123119.php

Fixing flood insurance http://www.milkenreview.org/articles/fixing-flood-insurance?IssueID=28#.Wx6TXqmuBlQ.twitter

Unified theory for stochastic modelling of hydroclimatic processes: Preserving marginal distributions, correlation structures, and intermittency https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309170817309892

Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/science/volcano-guatemala-hawaii.html?linkId=52881585

IMD to forecast floods using new system, soil study data http://ddnews.gov.in/national/imd-forecast-floods-using-new-system-soil-study-data

Fire Research in Australia’s fire-prone heathlands https://mailchi.mp/feca3e484f42/fire-research-in-se-queensland-lots-more-in-seqfbc-enews-sit-back-with-a-coffee-as-there-is-so-much-in-this-issue

Iowa City growth, policies show remnants of 2008 flood’s ripple effect a decade later https://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2018/06/11/iowa-city-2008-river-water-floods-effect-policies/659814002/

10 Most Hazardous Countries For Volcanoes https://www.livescience.com/50451-10-hazardous-countries-volcanoes.html

Grace Poe seeks creation of unit to mind disaster risk management https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/06/11/grace-poe-seeks-creation-of-unit-to-mind-disaster-risk-management/

“Disasters are neither natural nor conflict-neutral” https://www.zilient.org/article/ignoring-conflict-undercuts-disaster-protection-efforts-researchers-warn

Forecasting hazards, averting disasters: implementing forecast-based early action at scale https://www.odi.org/publications/11069-forecasting-hazards-averting-disasters-implementing-forecast-based-early-action-scale

Surface Rupture of Multiple Crustal Faults in the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura, New Zealand, Earthquake https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/bssa/article-abstract/532017/surface-rupture-of-multiple-crustal-faults-in-the#.WyAXXbEXNQw.twitter

More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities https://www.npr.org/2018/06/11/616944110/more-rain-more-development-spell-disaster-for-some-u-s-cities?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=atc&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180611

Hurricane Maria – Lessons Learned http://www.physicalplanning.gov.dm/images/hurricane_maria_lessons_learned.pdf

On the coastlines of America, many home buyers are ignoring the new realities of storms and floods https://psmag.com/environment/underestimated-flood-risk-could-crash-the-housing-market

3 Factors That Make Flooding in South America Worse http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/3-Factors-That-Make-Flooding-in-South-America-Worse/

Adaptive management for urban flood risk https://floodresilience.net/blogs/go-with-the-flow-adaptive-management-for-urban-flood-risk

Building Transboundary Flood Resilience in Nepal and India https://lwr.org/lwr-tbr-building-resilience-in-nepal-india

Landslide risk in a changing climate, and what that means for Europe’s roads https://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2018/06/13/geosciences-column-landslide-risk-in-a-changing-climate-and-what-that-means-for-europes-roads/

Why is it that property and economic losses associated with extreme events in “nature” continue to rise even while relevant knowledge and understanding has also greatly increased? https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/a-world-of-disasters-knowing-more-and-losing-more

Climatization: A critical perspective of framing disasters as climate change events https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096315000327

How do you define Terrorism? https://www.rand.org/blog/2018/06/how-do-you-define-terrorism.html?adbsc=social_20180613_2400171&adbid=1007010729273094144&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

Is volcanic activity on the rise? http://www.newsweek.com/volcanic-activity-rise-high-profile-eruptions-dont-signal-increase-volcanism-970927?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter

Gridlike cities retain more heat https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610816/gridlike-cities-retain-more-heat/

Relaxed rules in flood plain help homeowners, but could have consequences later https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Relaxed-rules-in-flood-plain-help-homeowners-but-12992389.php

About the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKSvswM6IcA

Extreme fire behaviour – reconstructing the Waroona fire to find out why it was so dangerous https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/48?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote48

Scientists are turning to the knowledge of traditional people for a deeper understanding of natural hazards https://e360.yale.edu/features/native-knowledge-what-ecologists-are-learning-from-indigenous-people

Calgary faces 3.9% chance of ‘1-in-100-year’ flood before major mitigation is built http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flood-elbow-river-mitigation-five-year-anniversary-1.4702742

Chennai’s topography, along with civic apathy, official lethargy and a complete disregard for its natural floodplains see the city reeling under severe waterlogging every year http://www.indiawaterportal.org/articles/flood-free-chennai

 

Emergency Management

How will New Yorkers power through future hurricanes? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/58197?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Final report: Harvey’s impact on Houston area laid out in grim detail https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harvey-s-impact-on-Houston-area-in-grim-detail-12969537.php

State officials want to know how much damage remains from Hurricane Harvey https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/06/University-of-texas-survey-damage-hurricane-harvey/

Typhoon Haiyan – the king of tropical cyclones http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/products/tc_realtime/storm.asp?storm_identifier=WP312013

A new report demonstrated how drones can come to the rescue in disasters https://phys.org/news/2018-06-highlights-drones-good-society.html

Suitability of the early warning systems and temporary housing for the elderly population in the immediacy and transitional recovery phase of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918306198

911 Center a Critical Link to Public Safety http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-911-Center-a-Critical-Link-to-Public-Safety.html

Airbnb Is Using Its Platform To Provide Housing During Natural Disasters https://studybreaks.com/news-politics/airbnb-natural-disasters/

Technological tools provide protection agencies with services that offer real-time information before, during, and after the disaster situation http://www.i-react.eu/i-react-tests-its-technology-against-floods-in-ipswich/

Alternative deployment models for the fire service https://www.firechief.com/2018/06/11/alternative-deployment-models-for-the-fire-service/#.WyA3K5y8DL0.twitter

Avoiding Unintended Consequences in Disaster Recovery http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/avoiding-unintended-consequences-in-disaster-recovery.html

Changes in Human Well-being and Rural Livelihoods Under Natural Disasters https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800917318505

As storms become stronger, safety instructions for threats can be contradictory https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/run-or-hide-forecasters-struggle-with-warnings-as-disasters-change/?amp;text=

The review looked at the effectiveness and consistency of current flood plans produced by Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) in England https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multi-agency-flood-plan-mafp-review

New Firefighting Helicopter Technology Tested in California https://www.kqed.org/science/1925580/new-firefighting-helicopter-technology-tested-in-california?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

U.S. disaster-response force stretched thin as hurricane season starts https://in.reuters.com/article/us-usa-disaster-fema-insight/u-s-disaster-response-force-stretched-thin-as-hurricane-season-starts-idINKBN1J91C8

New Michigan State University study that is the first to focus on the “livelihood portfolio” of families when evaluating disaster recovery https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/new-study-focuses-on-disaster-recovery/

Grenfell Tower victims remembered one year on https://news.sky.com/story/grenfell-tower-victims-remembered-one-year-on-11404797?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

Introduction to Emergency Management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780128030646

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Master of Disaster and Emergency Response http://www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/courses/master-of-disaster-and-emergency-response

Students can play an active role in their own emergency response http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/presscenter/articles/2018/06/11/tsunami-drills-in-thailand-show-that-students-can-play-an-active-role-in-their-own-emergency-response-.html

Why you should write down an emergency plan http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2018/06/05/write-emergency-plan/

Using stories to help recover from floods in Houston https://catapult.co/stories/wrack-line-life-after-hurricane-harvey-in-houstonians-own-words

Monetary incentives to get people to prepare for the hurricane season http://floridarevenue.com/DisasterPrep/Pages/default.aspx

Geoscience Communication – Building bridges, not walls https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/1/2018/

Public drop-in events have been organised in June for people affected by flooding in Sparkhill and Selly Park https://www.gov.uk/government/news/supporting-flooded-communities-in-sparkhill-and-selly-park

Gamification Science, Its History and Future: Definitions and a Research Agenda http://journals.sagepub.com/stoken/default+domain/10.1177/1046878118774385-free/full?hootPostID=de98e395568e1a666aeebb5db50614cd

The hardest part of preparing for disasters is overcoming human nature https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/26/17321100/the-big-ones-natural-disasters-lucy-jones-earthquakes-hurricanes-volcanoes-floods

Recognition is overdue that young people are citizens who already contribute to community flood response and so need to be more explicitly consulted and included in the development of flood risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829217310511

Survey: Majority of pet owners unprepared for upcoming disaster https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/survey-majority-of-pet-owners-unprepared-for-upcoming-disaster/

“To help audiences live through floods, journalists need to keep themselves alive first” https://www.sej.org/publications/tipsheet/do-journalists-need-come-out-rain

Climate Information for Those Who Need It Most: Contributions of a Participatory Systems Mapping Approach in Niger https://www.climatelinks.org/sites/default/files/asset/document/2018_CISRI_Climate-Information-Participatory-Systems-Mapping-Approach-Niger.pdf

Organizations are partnering with local emergency managers to work on community wildfire resilience https://fireadaptednetwork.org/are-you-partnering-with-your-emergency-manager-four-stories-to-demonstrate-why-you-should-be/

Partnerships facilitate lasting wins for communities https://www.herald.co.zw/partnerships-key-to-societal-priorities/

You Can Now Search For Addresses Across 750 Million Years Of Earth’s History https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/06/you-can-now-search-for-addresses-across-750-million-years-of-earths-history/

Exhibition aims to collect memories of flooding in Leicester https://news.leicester.gov.uk/news-articles/2018/june/exhibition-aims-to-collect-memories-of-flooding-in-leicester/

Pyroclastic flows: the hazard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-f7JxMfS9Y&list=PLfQrRLVgrlwjIEeiAivbQ-Kl39E5RbdiX&index=1

Cedar Rapids Dedicates Memorial 10 Years After Record Flood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cedar-rapids-dedicates-memorial-10-years-after-record-flood#stream/0

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Proceedings – 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management https://iscram2018.rit.edu/sites/rit.edu.iscram2018/files/docs/2018_ISCRAM_Conference_Proceedings.pdf

How Social Media Exploits Our Moral Emotions http://nautil.us/blog/how-social-media-exploits-our-moral-emotions

 

Psychology and Disasters

“Flooded household members experienced significantly higher worry and stress” https://www.intactcentreclimateadaptation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/After-The-Flood.pdf

Findings pioneer the relevance of nostalgia as source of comfort in adverse weather http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0146167218756030

Grenfell Tower fire: How are children getting on now? http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/44456172

 

Sociology and Disasters

Engaging culture in disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery presents promise and problems http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2018/06/07/what-can-we-learn-from-practitioners-stories/

Strong Social Networks are Key to Turning Around Communities https://ssir.org/articles/entry/strong_social_networks_are_key_to_turning_around_communities#

Network Effectiveness in Neighborhood Collaborations https://www.mdrc.org/publication/network-effectiveness-neighborhood-collaborations

How Guatemala has dealt with volcanoes over the centuries https://theconversation.com/how-guatemala-has-dealt-with-volcanoes-over-the-centuries-97817

Living with disasters: social capital for disaster governance https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12257

Learning to build disaster resilience by identifying several factors that affect displacement: social networks, homeownership and area of employment https://news.gsu.edu/research-magazine/spring2018/the-gathering-storm?

Community vulnerability and resilience in disaster risk reduction: an example from Phojal Nalla, Himachal Pradesh, India https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1326-6

 

My latest blog post – Flood risk management: how to engage with communities https://disasterece.com/2018/06/14/flood-risk-management-how-to-engage-with-communities/

Today in disaster resilience (8 June 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Three people trapped by lava airlifted to safety near Hawaii volcano https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-volcano/three-people-trapped-by-lava-airlifted-to-safety-near-hawaii-volcano-idUSKCN1IZ0WR?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b145de604d3017fcb99f03c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Guatemala volcano blankets nearby villages with ash http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/article212456399.html

Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30 https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/death-toll-in-oman-yemen-from-cyclone-mekunu-rises-to-30/story-n978yAeQSDJscsFmDPBpSL.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Spain – Flood Rescues After Heavy Rain Hits Valencia, Albacete and Murcia http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-valencia-albacete-murcia-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France – Evacuations After Storms and Floods in Brittany http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-brittany-june-2018

USA – Flood Emergency Declared in West Virginia http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-emergency-west-virginia-june-2018Volcan de Fuego 2018 https://www.volcanocafe.org/volcan-de-fuego-2018/

Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44350974

 

Guatemala volcano: Search after deadly eruption https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44363444

Tajikistan – Floods in South Leave 6 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-floods-khatlon-may-2018

India – Flooding and Deadly Landslide in Mizoram http://floodlist.com/asia/india-flooding-and-deadly-landslide-in-mizoram

Vietnam – Landslides and Flooding Destroy Houses and Leave 1 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-landslides-june-2018

Europe – Flash Floods Hit South West France and Northern Spain http://floodlist.com/europe/floods-aquitaine-france-catalonia-spain-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Earthquake and ash eruption hit Kilauea volcano http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/nation-world/national/article212718554.html

Large fire ravages Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, tons of water poured in by planes https://www.rt.com/news/428807-chernobyl-exclusion-zone-fire/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger? http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/05/does-global-warming-make-tropical-cyclones-stronger/

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29687?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees now ‘aspirational’: scientists https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/limiting-global-warming-to-2-degrees-now-aspirational-scientists-20180604-p4zjeb.html

South Australia rides renewables boom to become electricity exporter https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/05/south-australia-rides-renewables-boom-to-become-electricity-exporter?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Norfolk Wants to Remake Itself as Sea Level Rises, but Who Will Be Left Behind? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15052018/norfolk-virginia-navy-sea-level-rise-flooding-urban-planning-poverty-coastal-resilience?platform=hootsuite

The World Is Dangerously Lowballing The Economic Cost Of Climate Change, Study Finds https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/climate-change-cost_us_5b11bc9de4b010565aac04fa

Why India’s approach to climate change is missing the point https://qz.com/1294417/climate-change-is-ravaging-india-but-ordinary-indians-are-doing-very-little-about-it/

Renewable energy capacity set to exceed target Federal Government said was impossible http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-18/renewable-energy-capacity-to-exceed-impossible-target/9667870

This tool shows you which cities will flood as ice sheets melt https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/this-nasa-tool-can-tell-you-which-melting-glacier-may-flood-your-city/

Earth’s Average CO2 Levels Cross 410 ppm for the First Month Ever https://www.ecowatch.com/earth-co2-levels-fossil-fuels-2565799028.html

Report: US high-tide flooding twice what it was 30 years ago https://apnews.com/c833043446364ee4937433ed5c0b2180/Report:-US-high-tide-flooding-twice-what-it-was-30-years-ago

Volunteers who have been monitoring glaciers for generations are firsthand witnesses to a warming Arctic landscape https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/the-icelandic-families-tracking-climate-change-with-measuring-tape/562184/

Media and Climate Change Observatory http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/icecaps/research/media_coverage/index.html

Map of the world during the last ice age (21,000 years ago) https://sta.sh/01andzseyoey

Managed retreat; unpacking the ‘black box’ https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Managed-retreat-unpacking-the-black-box

Thanks to global warming-induced sea-level rise, coastal waters are increasingly spilling into communities https://grist.org/article/noaa-like-2017-2018-will-be-a-record-year-for-floods/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Weathering the Storm: Building Community Resilience in Environmental Justice Communities https://blog.ucsusa.org/science-blogger/weathering-the-storm-building-community-resilience-in-environmental-justice-communities

Jersey towns compete for bragging rights over flood proofing https://whyy.org/articles/jersey-towns-compete-for-bragging-rights-over-flood-proofing/

Become a Certified Floodplain Manager http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuID=215&firstlevelmenuID=180&siteID=1

A St. Augustine man has developed a unique way to protect home’s from a storm from storm surge and debris during a hurricane https://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane/st-augustine-man-creates-hurricane-panels-to-protect-from-storm-surge?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Street Grids May Make Cities Hotter https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/04/street-grids-may-make-cities-hotter/558845/?utm_source=twb

Floods are not “natural” disasters outside our control—we can reduce the impacts and risks if we resolve to https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/05/america-is-flooding-and-its-our-fault/561605/

Cheap property, expensive risk: living on the path of destruction https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/cheap-property-expensive-risk-living-on-the-path-of-destruction-20180531-p4zilt.html

Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption Draws Scientific Interest https://www.npr.org/2018/05/30/615486399/hawaiis-volcanic-eruption-draws-scientific-interest?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

After floods, some people in this neighborhood decided not to rebuild https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/05/when-people-decide-against-rebuilding/?popupally_stop=subscriber

Hurricane season is officially here. How much damage will 2018 bring? https://www.ajc.com/weather/hurricane-season-officially-here-how-much-damage-will-2018-bring/awpmmMjEejg1Kbdipw3NmN/

Researchers decipher readings from January’s Montecito, California landslide to determine details of disaster’s scale and location https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/05/30/seismometer-readings-could-offer-debris-flow-early-warning/

Looking forward: Chief Resilience Officers share their hopes for the next 5 years http://www.100resilientcities.org/looking-forward-chief-resilience-officers-share-their-hopes-for-the-next-5-years/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=blog

Government-backed home flood insurance coming to Canada? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/government-backed-home-flood-insurance-coming-canada-1004132447/

Seismometer Readings Could Offer Debris Flow Early Warning http://www.caltech.edu/news/seismometer-readings-could-offer-debris-flow-early-warning-82393

Poland joins Resilient Cities Campaign https://www.unisdr.org/archive/58588

Wildfire Risk Increase http://www.climatesignals.org/climate-signals/wildfire-risk-increase?utm_content=buffer2dd40&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Anniversary of historic floods in Germany: What is the best protection against flooding? https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/06/flood-europe

In 2016/17, 11% of new homes in England and Wales were built within areas of high flood risk https://www.propertywire.com/news/uk/rise-homes-built-flood-risk-land-green-belt-england-wales/

Natural Flood Management Network launched http://www.hutton.ac.uk/news/natural-flood-management-network-launched

Mt Ruapehu crater lake warming up, rise in volcanic tremor https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104493902/mt-ruapehu-crater-lake-warming-up-rise-in-volcanic-tremor

Could some quakes come with warning signals? Researchers’ Alaskan findings could have implications for New Zealand https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12064935

Revealed: the areas building the most new homes in flood zones https://www.lgcplus.com/services/housing/revealed-the-areas-building-the-most-homes-on-flood-zones/7024731.article

Renaturalizing Floodplains http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=84952&utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=chenling

Hurricanes are moving more slowly than they used to. That means storms are dumping more rain and doing more damage when they make landfall https://www.npr.org/2018/06/06/616814022/hurricanes-are-moving-more-slowly-which-means-more-damage

Jacksonville resilient after Great Fire. But what about Great Flood? http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180602/mark-woods-jacksonville-resilient-after-great-fire-but-what-about-great-flood

Latest version of Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/27/3

The 2018 Storm Surge Report https://www.corelogic.com/insights/storm-surge-report.aspx?WT.mc_id=crlg_180601_y2m5Q

A 1,000-year flood in Maryland shows the big problem with so much asphalt https://grist.org/article/a-1000-year-flood-in-maryland-shows-the-big-problem-with-so-much-asphalt/

Understanding Risk (UR) is an open and global community of more than 6,500 experts and practitioners in the field of disaster risk assessment https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/Understanding%20Risk%20SOI.pdf

From Kilauea to Fuego: three things you should know about volcano risk https://theconversation.com/from-kilauea-to-fuego-three-things-you-should-know-about-volcano-risk-97775?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

thinkWhere Innovation Helps Manage Disasters in Cambodia https://gisgig.com/2018/06/06/thinkwhere-innovation-helps-manage-disasters-in-cambodia/

Scientists compiled a database of all recorded volcanic fatalities since 1500 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/worlds-deadliest-volcanoes-and-how-they-kill

Thousands of tarmacked driveways blamed for Birmingham flooding https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/thousands-tarmacked-driveways-blamed-birmingham-14750233

Using the hard lessons of a disaster to build resilience for the next event https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/06/how-hard-lessons-strengthen-resilience-against-disasters

Monitoring Urban Floods Using Remote Sensing https://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/disasters/webinars/urban-flooding-18?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=urban_flooding

What precipitation is extreme? http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1072

Hidroituango: the potential for extremely large landslides? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/06/06/hidroituango-8/

Satellites can help provide flood warnings https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/04/26/satellites-could-further-help-mitigate-river-floods/

After spring floods, Nairobi moves to cut disaster risks https://www.zilient.org/article/after-spring-floods-nairobi-moves-cut-disaster-risks

 

Emergency Management

Study Estimates Prolonged Increase in Puerto Rican Death Rate After Hurricane Maria https://fxb.harvard.edu/2018/05/29/study-estimates-prolonged-increase-in-puerto-rican-death-rate-after-hurricane-maria/

The death toll can be difficult to assess in the aftermath of a major disaster such as Hurricane Maria https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1803972

Disaster Relief Via Drone https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/disaster-medicine/73183

Millions of older people with disabilities risk being excluded from humanitarian assistance http://www.helpage.org/newsroom/latest-news/millions-of-older-people-with-disabilities-risk-being-excluded-from-humanitarian-assistance-new-helpage-report-reveals/

NSW Firefighter successfully appeals against demotion https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/nsw-firefighter-successfully-appeals-against-demotion/

A spate of record-breaking storms has spurred a call for expanding the hurricane scale for better warnings that could save lives https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02062018/hurricane-season-2018-noaa-storm-forecast-global-warming-atlantic-ocean-temperature-new-category-6

Horn of Africa burdened with crisis after crisis https://www.devex.com/news/horn-of-africa-burdened-with-crisis-after-crisis-92839

Spring 2018 edition of HazNet on Fire http://haznet.ca/editors-note-spring-2018/

In the fire-scarred Wine Country, new help for the blind in disasters https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/In-the-fire-scarred-Wine-Country-new-help-for-12964498.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-earthquake-refugee-arizona-20180603-story.html

Are wildfires ‘natural’? https://fireadaptednetwork.org/science-tuesday-naturally-human/?platform=hootsuite

New resilience organization at FEMA aims to build ‘culture of preparedness’ https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/06/new-resilience-organization-at-fema-aims-to-build-culture-of-preparedness/

Dial for help: The surprise hotline helping quake survivors in Papua New Guinea https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/05/07/dial-help-surprise-hotline-helping-quake-survivors-papua-new-guinea?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

How corruption slows disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/how-corruption-slows-disaster-recovery-96832?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Quantifying Disaster Deaths http://www.disaster-ology.com/home/2018/6/4/quantifying-disaster-death-tolls

Always looking at the sky’: Life amidst Somalia’s flood waters http://www.irinnews.org/photo-feature/2018/06/04/always-looking-sky-life-amidst-somalia-s-flood-waters

As rains lash Sri Lanka, warnings arrive on time http://news.trust.org/item/20180606020556-smnz9/

Updates to national principles for disaster recovery https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/national-principles-disaster-recovery/

GeoNode, a web-based, open source software that enables users to access, share, and visualize geospatial data for disaster recovery https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/GeoNode%20SOI.pdf

FEMA Chief: ‘The Key to Resiliency Is at the Local Level’ https://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2018/05/brock-long-fema-resliency/148196/

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44393085

Suit Against Omni Hotels Details Drowned Employee’s Struggle to Escape Harvey Flood Waters http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Suit-Against-Omni-Hotels-Details-Drowned-Employees-Struggle-to-Escape-Harvey-Flood-Waters.html

Internal displacement Global Picture http://www.internal-displacement.org/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Cumbria Flood Resilience Showcase Project http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=Cumbria%20Flood%20Resilience%20Showcase%20Project&edid=a56b3613-b7cb-4bc7-9141-48e0b04d3712

Graduate level courses in Communication Planning & Community Disaster Resilience https://stluciatimes.com/2018/06/01/uwi-moves-to-enhance-the-regions-capacity-for-comprehensive-disaster-risk-management/

Why We Need A National Hurricane Memorial And Museum https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-harvey-irma-disaster-memorial_us_59badc76e4b02da0e1405aa9

Ten years after Sichuan, China transforms quake preparedness, but Asia lags http://news.trust.org/item/20180511101843-jwz0t/

Disaster and climate change reporting paints a picture of tragedy and hopelessness, framing community members as victims to sell the urgency of mitigation to the public https://shorensteincenter.org/media-disengagement-climate-change/

Iceland and Hawaii: A comparison exercise for your classroom https://www.discover-the-world.co.uk/study-trips/blog/iceland-and-hawaii

Understanding storm surge from tropical cyclones https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/tropical-cyclones/importance-of-grasping-a-tropical-cyclones-storm-surge-credit-meteorologist-jordan-rabinowitz

Collaborative mapping creating local flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/collaborative-mapping-creating-local-flood-resilience-with-global-impact

Children’s books can do more to inspire the new generation of Earth warriors https://theconversation.com/childrens-books-can-do-more-to-inspire-the-new-generation-of-earth-warriors-97580

Flood Risk Management in Scotland- 2018 Consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/pvas2018/

The children and young people who worked on this project collaborated with filmmakers from across Europe to produce a film about what needs to be done to improve disaster risk reduction http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/film/

Co-creating resilience solutions to coastal hazards https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Co-creating-resilience-solutions-to-coastal-hazards

Manual for Mock Flood Response Exercise with Early Warning System https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/manual-for-mock-flood-response-exercise-with-early-warning-system

Rethinking flood risk communication https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3273-4

For communities to be prepared for future extreme weather and climate events, the momentum of implementing and taking action to build community resilience should continue to be fostered and expanded https://www.nap.edu/download/25054

Flood Stories from Tampa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmAJzN2mGA&feature=youtu.be

Building learning networks for wildfire mitigation https://fireadaptednetwork.org/its-the-relationships/

A manifesto to save Planet Earth (and ourselves) https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44389413

Community engagement in the floodplain management process https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/61/

Putting the community into Total Flood Warning Systems https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/60/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

The do’s and don’ts of hashtags https://business.twitter.com/en/blog/the-dos-and-donts-of-hashtags.html?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=twitter

 

Psychology and Disasters

A film on the impact of flooding on the residents of Churchtown, UK https://vimeo.com/197953623

Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-06/uobc-ial060518.php

“You have no idea where to start… It’s just very mentally overwhelming all at once and it just tires you out” – The psychological toll of Ellicott City’s flooding http://www.ehn.org/mental-health-impact-of-ellicot-city-floods-2575729082.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Warning systems as social processes for Bangladesh cyclones https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-12-2017-0318?journalCode=dpm

Suitability of the early warning systems and temporary housing for the elderly population in the immediacy and transitional recovery phase of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918306198

The link between social capital and disaster recovery: evidence from coastal communities in Bangladesh https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3367-z

The Wisdom or Madness of Crowds http://ncase.me/crowds/

Post-disaster social capital: trust, equity, bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-02-2018-0060

Puerto Rico Is a “Playground for the Privileged”: Investors Move In as Homes Foreclose & Schools Close https://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/6/puerto_rico_is_a_playground_for

Nine months after Harvey, middle-class Houston has recovered, but low-income neighborhoods are in disarray https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/29/houston-hurricane-harvey-fema-597912

 

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Today in disaster resilience (13 April 2018)

disaster

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

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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