Today in disaster resilience (9 September 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Wildfire bearing down on coastal of town of Xàbia in Spain https://emergency.life/2016/09/04/496/

Wildfires force residents and vacationers out of homes in Spain – video https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/sep/05/wildfires-force-residents-and-vacationers-out-of-homes-in-spain-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

Deadly Floods Hit North Korea, Eastern China and the Russian Far East http://floodlist.com/asia/deadly-floods-hit-north-korea-eastern-china-russian-far-east

Sea level rise is worsening Hermine’s coastal flooding http://mashable.com/2016/09/03/sea-level-rise-storm-surge-hermine/#mYSDili22Zqp

Malou to unleash heavy rain, strong winds over Tokyo into Thursday http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/malou-tropical-cyclone-typhoon-flood-mudslide-wind-threat-tokyo/59931948

Floods after heavy rain in Greece leave 4 dead, 1 missing http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article100331342.html

North Korea – Death Toll Rises to 60, Over 40,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/north-korea-death-toll-rises-september-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Habitat III: the biggest conference you’ve probably never heard of https://theconversation.com/habitat-iii-the-biggest-conference-youve-probably-never-heard-of-63499

Batten down the hatches UK’s worst flood risk areas revealed as hurricane season hits https://reportuk.org/2016/09/04/batten-down-the-hatches-uks-worst-flood-risk-areas-revealed-as-hurricane-season-hits/

Floods kill more people than bushfires in Australia http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/aust-floods-more-deadly-than-bushfires/news-story/ceba32595554dd984a83cd8fdf53b189

Research by Missouri S&T faculty could prevent next major human-related disaster http://news.mst.edu/2016/08/research-by-missouri-st-faculty-could-prevent-next-major-human-related-disaster/

Building a flood catastrophe model for Australia in ELEMENTS http://www.ambiental.co.uk/building-a-flood-catastrophe-model-for-australia-in-elements/

Why Do Our Cities Flood? Collapse in Municipal Governance Is to Blame http://thewire.in/63383/water-logged-cities-municipal-failure/

Help for flood victims trying to insure their homes http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/14721048.New_scheme_offers_hope_to_past_flood_victims_thinking_about_their_future/?ref=twtrec

World Population Growth Is Speeding Up, Not Slowing Down; No Peak in Sight and Consequences Will Be Catastrophic http://peakoil.com/enviroment/world-population-growth-is-speeding-up-not-slowing-down-no-peak-in-sight-and-consequences-will-be-catastrophic

Can we get better at predicting earthquakes? https://theconversation.com/can-we-get-better-at-predicting-earthquakes-64408

‘Higher than normal risk’: This map shows the hot spots of the upcoming Australian bushfire season http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/higher-than-normal-risk-this-map-shows-the-hot-spots-of-the-upcoming-australian-bushfire-season/news-story/ef20d25d9070ca80b4b831347936896f

Extinction alert: saving the world from a deadly asteroid impact https://theconversation.com/extinction-alert-saving-the-world-from-a-deadly-asteroid-impact-63936

What is ‘social resilience’? Perspectives of disaster researchers, emergency management practitioners, and policymakers in New Zealand http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420916302096

As disaster losses mount, Sri Lanka develops tool to track them http://in.reuters.com/article/srilanka-disaster-monitoring-idINKCN1150MY

UK National Flood Resilience Review https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551137/national-flood-resilience-review.pdf

What’s Special About the Zika Virus in Singapore?  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-s-special-about-the-zika-virus-in-singapore/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_HLTH_BLOG

4th International Sustainable Development Conference Coming up http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2016/09/08/4th-international-sustainable-development-conference-coming-up/

Some SC lawmakers say Hermine showed dam rules not needed http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/8/some-sc-lawmakers-say-hermine-showed-dam-rules-not/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Thrive or fail: Examining forest resilience in the face of fires http://phys.org/news/2016-09-forest-resilience.html

Tsunami simulator recreates devastating waves for first time in a lab https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/07/tsunami-simulator-recreates-devastating-waves-for-first-time-in-a-lab?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Crowded Events Become Targets http://lionsgateriskmanagementgroup.tumblr.com/post/145970619665/from-the-rio-olympics-to-the-orlando-nightclub

NZ’s Ruapehu volcano heating up fast https://www.wired.com/2016/09/new-zealands-ruapehu-volcano-heating-fast/

Council leaders press Theresa May over delayed flood defence review https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/30/council-leaders-press-theresa-may-over-delayed-flood-defence-review

Emergency management

Jersey Shore merchants ‘paying the price’ for Hermine forecast http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index.ssf/2016/09/jersey_shore_businesses.html

Why Hermine Has Caused Extreme Forecast Headaches https://www.wunderground.com/news/tropical-hermine-gulf-atlantic-forecast-challenges?__prclt=POr8QrnQ

We Haven’t Seen Many Storms Like Hermine http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/we-havent-seen-many-storms-like-hermine/

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Sep 2016: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Dukono, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/58931/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Sep-2016-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Dukono-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html

A week after the Italian earthquake http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2016/08/world/italy-earthquake-aftermath-future/?sr=twcnni083116italy-earthquake-aftermath-future1130AMStoryLink&linkId=28241791

Monsoon Flooding In India Reached ‘Unprecedented Levels’ This Year, Officials Say https://weather.com/news/news/flooding-india-ganges

Influence the debate on global disaster relief and resilience http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/influence-the-debate-on-global-disaster-relief-and-resilience/

24 countries taking part in tsunami drill http://www.unisdr.org/archive/50128

Louisiana Flood Damage at Least $8.7 Billion, Governor Says http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/louisiana-flood-damage-87-billion-governor-41845120

Post event review capability (PERC) report on the October 2015 floods in South Carolina https://www.zurichna.com/en/knowledge/articles/2016/09/post-event-review-capability-perc-report-on-the-october-2015-floods-in-south-carolina

Using Swimming Robots to Warn Villages of Himalayan Tsunamis https://irevolutions.org/2016/09/08/himalayan-tsunami/

New Jersey Unveils Text-to-911 Capabilities http://www.emergencymgmt.com/next-gen-911/New-Jersey-Text-To-911.html?utm_content=bufferbdd4d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The official report into the Samarco Tailings Dam failure in Brazil http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/08/30/samarco-tailings-dam-failure-report/

How One Organisation Worked Round the Clock to Rescue Flood Affected Animals in Kaziranga http://www.thebetterindia.com/67489/recuse-flood-affected-animals-kaziranga-national-park/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Latest UNISDR publications http://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications

Failure to Prepare Spells Out Trouble for Business Owners http://adjustersinternational.com/failure-to-prepare/

Hype, Bust Or Effective? Messaging Hermine In A Post-Hurricane Sandy Era http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/09/06/messaging-hermine-did-we-learn-from-hurricane-sandy/

Ringing in Climate Change Education http://nmindepth.com/2016/09/07/ringing-in-climate-change-education/

Tsunami aware tourism in the Seychelles http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/50147

Get Ready Weekend 2016 http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/get-ready2016

Social media and emergency management

Facebook strategies can assist with ensuring that disaster-affected populations receive timely, consistent, and accurate information http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcomm.2016.00004/full

Seniors are the group most likely to say they never go online http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/09/07/some-americans-dont-use-the-internet-who-are-they/

Psychology and disasters

Can We Learn How to Forget? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-we-learn-how-to-forget/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_MB_FEAT

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Today in disaster resilience (28 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Update on Californian wildfires http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/#

Slow-slip East Coast earthquake to roll on for weeks http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/81403086/Slow-slip-East-Coast-earthquake-to-roll-on-for-weeks

Magnitude 5.7 quake shakes southern Mexico, no damage reported http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-quake-idUSKCN0ZD2TF?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

NASA’s IMERG Measures Deadly West Virginia Flooding Rainfall http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasas-imerg-measures-deadly-west-virginia-flooding-rainfall

Disaster risk reduction

Central American volcanoes erupt http://www.wired.com/2016/06/central-american-volcanoes-let-spectacular-eruptions/

From fire breaks to fire hazards http://scienmag.com/from-fire-breaks-to-fire-hazards/

Storm-surge risks to property: Report looks at a post-Sandy world http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160626_Storm-surge_risks_to_property__Report_looks_at_a_post-Sandy_world.html

Argentina: Greater flood protection for three million people http://www.poandpo.com/politics/argentina-greater-flood-protection-for-three-million-people-24-6-2016/

Emergency management

Canadian Earthquake Detector Has Deep-Sea Edge over U.S. Rival http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/canadian-earthquake-detector-has-deep-sea-edge-over-u-s-rival/

Cash-based approaches in humanitarian emergencies http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2016/05/19/sr28-qa-sr-report-cash-based-approaches.pdf

Groups helping animals displaced in West Virginia flooding http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Groups-helping-animals-displaced-in-West-Virginia-flooding-384381221.html

Citizens and the National Guard come to the aid of West Virginia flooded communities http://wvmetronews.com/2016/06/26/citizens-national-guard-come-to-aid-of-white-sulphur-springs/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to communicate during disasters http://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2016/06/21/How-to-communicate-during-disasters.html

Social media and emergency management

Twitter’s Adding Searchable, Emoji-Like Stickers to Photo Uploads http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/twitters-adding-searchable-emoji-stickers-photo-uploads

The language of emojis http://instagram-engineering.tumblr.com/post/117889701472/emojineering-part-1-machine-learning-for-emoji

Today in disaster resilience (7 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

On the brink: Homes ‘cracking‘ in Collaroy as residents face nervous wait for first light http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/on-the-brink-another-king-tide-threatens-multimilliondollar-sydney-beachfront-homes/news-story/a03d8a17c5f00da1f9e5758c7bcc62f2

Record flooding in Tasmania http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/woman-rescued-in-tasmania-after-major-flooding-wreaks-havoc/7483726

Gov. Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Colin Approaches Florida http://abcnews.go.com/US/gov-rick-scott-declares-state-emergency-tropical-storm/story?id=39637271&cid=wn_tco

Disaster risk reduction

New report: Resilience – The Big Picture https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10626.pdf

Is seeing believing? Perceptions of wildfire risk over time http://nrfirescience.org/resource/14317

Forecast raises fear of rain-induced disasters in shaken districts http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-06-06/forecast-raises-fear-of-rain-induced-disasters-in-shaken-districts.html

What’s headed our way this hurricane season? http://grist.org/climate-energy/whats-headed-our-way-this-hurricane-season-let-us-explain/

Emergency management

Timing of economic rebound from Alberta wildfire hard to forecast http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/timing-economic-rebound-alberta-wildfire-hard-forecast-poloz-1004092768/

Federal Disaster Assistance to Texas Survivors Tops $81 Million for April Floods http://www.readyharris.org/external/content/document/1829/2838998/1/NR034-DR-4269%20Federal%20Disaster%20Assist%20to%20TX%20Survivors%20For%20April%20Floods%20Tops%20$81%20Million.pdf

Central Texas Floods May-June 2016 http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/central-texas-floods-may-june-2016

Dramatic Photographs Show Scale Of Flooding Across Europe https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosebuchanan/dramtic-photographs-show-scale-of-flooding-across-europe?utm_term=.ttmmxyRGB#.xrBgo4Eje

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Large scale earthquake preparedness exercise http://komonews.com/news/local/pacific-northwest-prepares-for-massive-earthquake-tsunami

Three interesting landslide videos http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/06/05/hechi-1/

“Turn around don’t drown” isn’t working—at least not to its full potential https://thewxsocial.com/2016/06/03/fine-water-doesnt-scare-you-how-about-ten-thousand-dollars/

 

Today in disaster resilience (6 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

NSW homes evacuated as king tides coombine with an east coast low http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-06/nsw-homes-evacuated-as-king-tide-combines-with-east-coast-low/7479736

Tropical Storm Colin update http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT3+shtml/052135.shtml

3 firefighters injured, 2 homes damaged in Los Angeles-area wildfires http://ht.ly/Vxvz300Wlk8

Paris floods: Seine level starts dropping after 30-year high http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36451009

Ice surges into Deline, N.W.T., in dramatic Great Bear Lake breakup http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/deline-ice-surges-shore-breakup-1.3616155

Two people have died and five have been injured on Queensland roads, and cars have been swept away by floodwaters as wild weather lashed the state http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/qld-authorities-happy-with-rain-response-20160604-gpbmmb.html

Disaster risk reduction

Oregon oil train derailment: A risky transport model? http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/0604/Oregon-oil-train-derailment-A-risky-transport-model

Hyperconnected Megacities Are Changing the World Map https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/parag-khanna-connectography-global-civilization

Emergency management

12 months until the NSW Emergency Services Levy (ESL) on insurance is replaced by a property-based levy http://www.insuranceandrisk.com.au/nsw-emergency-services-levy-transition-the-key-facts/

France floods ’caused one billion euros worth of damage’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/05/france-floods-caused-one-billion-euros-worth-of-damage/

FEMA to overhaul flood insurance program after Sandy complaints http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/fema_to_overhaul_flood_insurance_program_after_san.html

Floods apocalypse around the world in June 2016: USA, Mexico, Russia, China, France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Romania http://strangesounds.org/2016/06/floods-apocalypse-world-usa-mexico-russia-china-france-germany-belgium-ukraine-romania-photo-video.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

25 Most Destructive Wildfires Ever Recorded By Mankind http://newszii.com/25-most-destructive-wildfires-ever-recorded-in-history/

A science blog that brings you closer to the world of geology! http://rockheadsciences.com/

Online tool for homeowners and businesses to better identify the risks they face from a major earthquake http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/06/c_135414696.htm

Today in disaster resilience (3 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

France floods: Louvre to close as Seine rises further http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36432429?utm_content=bufferff520&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Germany – Deadly Floods Hit Bavaria http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-deadly-floods-hit-bavaria-june-2016

Thousands evacuated, two dead, as France declares flood emergency http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-weather-idUSKCN0YO0XI

Tropical Threat to Florida Next Week; Floods Persist in Texas, Europe https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/tropical-threat-to-florida-next-week-floods-persist-in-texas-Europe

Disaster risk reduction

The cost of action and the price of inaction https://www.devex.com/news/the-cost-of-action-and-the-price-of-inaction-88232

A New View of the Plate Dynamics Behind Earthquakes in Ecuador https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-new-view-of-the-plate-dynamics-behind-earthquakes-in-ecuador

The Rise of Resilience Planning http://www.100resilientcities.org/blog/entry/the-rise-of-resilience-planning#/-_Yz5jJmg%2FMid1PWI%3D/

Canada lagging on severe weather disaster mitigation http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/canada-lagging-on-severe-weather-disaster-mitigation-report/68468

Burning The Forest For The Trees http://wwno.org/post/burning-forest-trees

Emergency management

Corporate giants pour money into emergency response and research http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/The-Bottom-Line.html?utm_content=buffer8ff88&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New Long-Term Support for Displaced Populations in Africa http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/05/31/new-long-term-support-for-displaced-populations-in-africa?cid=CCG_TT_Cities_EN_EXT

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise includes the at-risk communities http://www.fema.gov/cascadia-rising-2016

A new Android cell phone app called iSeeFlood encourages the public to file timely reports when they see flooding of varying severity on the streets

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-civil-app-conditions.html

Psychology and disasters

Farmers facing tough times six months after disaster http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-28/pinery-bushfire3a-six-months-on/7455218

10 things highly resilient people have in common (backed by research) https://www.ideapod.com/idea/10-things-highly-resilient-people-have-in-common-backed-by-research/57202e71de1b161b330b78dc?utm_content=buffer113ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Social Capital and Disasters

Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese http://nautil.us/blog/alienation-is-killing-americans-and-japanese

Social capital has bigger impacts on preparedness, response and recovery than governments http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/10/28/344979.htm?platform=hootsuite

Today in disaster resilience (2 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Fort McMurray fire: First residents return home http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36422137?ocid=socialflow_twitter

The latest system has brought historic flooding to parts of central and southeast Texas http://wxshift.com/news/record-flooding-continues-to-mess-with-texas?utm_content=buffer2b523&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Paris flooding: River Seine bursts its banks as France prepares to host Euro 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/paris-flooded-by-the-overflowing-seine-as-france-prepares-to-host-euro-2016-a7059556.html

Flash flood hits Kulaora, 20,000 left marooned http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/may/31/flash-flood-hits-kulaora-20000-left-marooned

Disaster risk reduction

Alberta wildfire underlines need for national talks on disaster mitigation http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/alberta-wildfire-underlines-need-national-talks-disaster-mitigation-1004092341/

Slowing of landslide flows reflects California’s drying climate http://phys.org/news/2016-06-landslide-california-climate.html

Who pays when homes flood? https://www.academia.edu/7433189/Who_pays_when_homes_flood

Resilient Melbourne Strategy http://resilientmelbourne.com.au/

This hurricane season, scientists bring wave action into the picture https://www.usgs.gov/news/hurricane-season-scientists-bring-wave-action-picture

Rwanda missing 15 years of weather data http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/05/30/478896860/turns-out-you-do-need-a-weatherman-to-know-which-way-the-wind-blew

This week the famed Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua put on a show in its first known eruption in 110 years http://abc7ny.com/1109422/

African wildfires may become larger and more intense as more people move to cities, a study has found http://allafrica.com/stories/201605311120.html

UNOSAT flood portal, a dedicated, free-to-use repository where anyone can easily find and download satellite-derived flood data http://www.unitar.org/maximizing-our-impact-through-data-sharing-unosat-flood-portal-1

Indian PM releases National Disaster Management Plan http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=145840

BMC proposes ways to manage floods; flood control not included, say activists http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/bmc-proposes-ways-to-manage-floods-flood-control-not-included-say-activists-2828151/

Emergency management

Going local in aid will help build disaster resilience http://news.trust.org/item/20160527141902-fmi6s/

Johnson County Using Drones to Stay Ahead of Flooding http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories/Johnson-Co_-phoner–11a_Dallas-Fort-Worth-381534031.html

FEMA’s New ‘Disaster Deductible’ Shifts Responsibility to States http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/FEMAs-new-disaster-deductible-shifts-responsibility-to-states.html

Satellite imagery and communication are powerful aids in confronting humanitarian and environmental issues http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/space-technology-can-help-sustain-earth/

Niger delta oil spill clean-up launched – but could take quarter of a century http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jun/02/niger-delta-oil-spill-clean-up-launched-ogoniland-communities-1bn?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘Fire adaptive communities’ live compatibly with wildfire https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601132323.htm

Climate actions to change our world http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/climate-actions/en/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoforestry

This course looks at the science behind the Zika outbreak http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/freeonlinecourses/zika/

Today in disaster resilience (1 June 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Zika virus has infected 18 people in Virginia, state reports https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/zika-virus-has-infected-18-people-in-virginia-state-reports/2016/05/31/b1e9c064-273f-11e6-ae4a-3cdd5fe74204_story.html

Panic as three earthquakes strike Umbria http://www.thelocal.it/20160531/strong-earthquake-strikes-umbria

Brazos River rises to record level and floods area southwest of Houston on Memorial Day http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-news-7953527.php?t=39fd8525cd438d9cbb&cmpid=twitter-premium&utm_content=buffer0f52b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Germany – Floods in South Leave 3 Dead http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-floods-baden-wurttemberg-may-2016

Haiti Floods – 3,000 Houses Damaged in Ouest Department http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-ouest-department-may-2016

Brazil Floods and Landslides – 1 Dead, 3 Missing in Recife After 235 mm of Rain in 12 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-landslide-recife-pernambuco-may-2016

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists are using drones to help predict coastal erosion https://theconversation.com/scientists-are-using-drones-to-help-predict-coastal-erosion-60135

Recreating Forests of the Past Isn’t Enough to Fix Our Wildfire Problems http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-us/recreating-forests-of-the_b_10166298.html

The science and practice of urban planning in slums https://ugecviewpoints.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/the-science-and-practice-of-urban-planning-in-slums/

On the Bárðarbunga earthquakes http://en.vedur.is/about-imo/news/on-the-bardarbunga-earthquakes

Storm Desmond ‘overwhelmed Cockermouth flood defences’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-36420312

Hurricane Center to Launch Maps That will Predict Storm Surge, After Successful Tests on Outer Banks http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Hurricane-Center-to-launch-maps-that-will-predict-storm-surge-after-successful-tests-on-Outer-Banks.html?utm_content=buffer071fe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A counterfactual analysis of cat modelling https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/counterfactual-analysis-cat-modelling-iain-willis

Dealing With Sinking Cities and a Risky Future http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-roome/dealing-with-sinking-citi_b_10164264.html

As Disaster Risks Rise, 20 Nations Get Help to Prepare http://www.climatecentral.org/news/disaster-risks-rise-vulnerable-nations-get-help-20385?utm_content=buffer3bceb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How Drought Exacerbates Gender Inequality in India https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/of-women-and-water-how-drought-exacerbates-gender-inequality-in-india

Review of existing modelling software, mapping techniques and data to establish how they could be used to assess a wide range of catchment processes to help develop flood and coastal erosion risk management projects that ‘work with natural processes’ to reduce flood risk http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=36C34C54-B1F8-4849-B5E0-CDD38A95BE32&PageId=a0fe6dfc-506a-452c-9bff-a7ec06b4e6b0

The Multi-Coloured Manual data and handbook for flood risk appraisals are now available online http://www.mcm-online.co.uk/

Land use planning to reduce wildfire risk: lessons from five western cities http://headwaterseconomics.org/wphw/wp-content/uploads/Planning_Lessons_Full_Report_Web.pdf

Case studies of community resilience policy http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/gcr/2016/NIST.GCR.16-002.pdf

Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5665e.pdf

Iraq: Impact of flood by possible failure of the Mosul dam http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/48978

Emergency management

South Carolina Insurance Head Talks Lessons Learned After Historic Floods http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2016/05/31/410208.htm?utm_content=buffer0afa8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Refugee and migrant crisis https://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies/refugee-and-migrant-crisis?utm_source=oxf.am&utm_medium=ZsXe&utm_content=redirect

Residents Return to Fort McMurray http://www.firefighternation.com/article/news-2/residents-return-fort-mcmurray

US National Preparedness Report 2016 http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1464697982833-6a649516858e91ad00acee92eb2b3654/2016NPR_508c_052716_1600.pdf

New warning coincides with report from Amnesty International critical of Shell, a militant target http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Industry/2016/05/31/Things-will-get-bloody-Nigerian-militant-group-says/5181464695611/?spt=su&or=btn_tw

EarthView–Landsat 8 Imagery Reveals Heavy Flooding in Sri Lanka https://www.usgs.gov/news/earthview-landsat-8-imagery-reveals-heavy-flooding-sri-lanka

Houston, We Have a Solution! https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/houston-we-have-a-solution-the-birth-of-a-new-generation-of-flood-warning-systems

Flood prediction improvement is possible! http://www.kn-i.com/blog/2016/01/flood-prediction/

A flood cost estimate for the winter UK 2013/2014 floods http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=551D2DBD-0911-4612-9FF2-86CDB615F7ED&PageId=a0fe6dfc-506a-452c-9bff-a7ec06b4e6b0

The research focuses on the role of spontaneous volunteers in flood situations who directly support the emergency responders http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=F7C7E6CC-4F7E-4729-9890-1DC4348B7F45&PageId=a0fe6dfc-506a-452c-9bff-a7ec06b4e6b0

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Storm Chasers, Stay Home http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/05/storm_chasing_is_dangerously_crowding_rural_roads.html

Top 10 Google Maps games of all times http://geoawesomeness.com/10-top-google-maps-games-of-all-times/

Evidence, perceptions and approaches for helping communities to understand, believe and engage with flood risk http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/en/Default/FCRM/Project.aspx?ProjectID=61AEFF60-F909-49FA-B39A-D09476AA82C6&PageId=a0fe6dfc-506a-452c-9bff-a7ec06b4e6b0

Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&ProjectID=18744&FromSearch=Y&Publisher=1&SearchText=FD2664&SortString=ProjectCode&SortOrder=Asc&Paging=10#Description

Public Flood Survey 2013 to 2014 http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/Libraries/FCERM_Project_Documents/Public_flood_survey_report_-_2013_to_2014.sflb.ashx