Today in disaster resilience (31 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Lane batters Hawaii with life-threatening flooding, dozens of landslides https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/reports-hurricane-lane-batters-hawaii-with-life-threatening-flooding-dozens-of-landslides/70005881

NASA images from space show a world on fire https://www.sfgate.com/science/article/NASA-images-from-space-show-a-world-on-fire-13180187.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Lane’s Rains Topple Records, Inundate Parts of Big Island https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Lanes-Rains-Topple-Records-Inundate-Parts-Big-Island

Afghanistan – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Kunar Province http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-flash-floods-kunar-province-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Taiwan – Floods Leave 7 Dead, Thousands Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/taiwan-floods-rainfall-august-2018

Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/over-1-200-people-killed-in-south-asia-monsoon/article/530462

More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-dam/myanmar-dam-breach-floods-town-two-villages-blocks-highway-fire-department-idUSKCN1LE09D

A map of fires burning across the globe https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/map-of-worlds-wildfires

2018 now worst fire season on record as B.C. extends state of emergency https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/state-of-emergency-extended-as-2018-becomes-worst-b-c-wildfire-season-on-record-1.4803546

Flood hits 8 local government areas in Kano state http://guardian.ng/news/flood-hits-8-local-government-areas-in-kano-state/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

483 Dead, 14 Missing In Kerala Floods https://www.ommcomnews.com/india-news/483-dead-14-missing-in-kerala-floods-vijayan

Midwest: Severe storms lead to widespread flooding and high water rescues, leave 110 000 without power https://watchers.news/2018/08/30/midwest-severe-storms-lead-to-widespread-flooding-and-high-water-rescues-leave-110-000-without-power/

High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, 2 000 people flee from lava flows, ash up to 15 km a.s.l., PNG https://watchers.news/2018/08/26/high-impact-eruption-at-manam-volcano-2-000-people-flee-from-lava-flows-ash-up-to-15-km-a-s-l-png/

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Aug 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Turrialba, Sangay, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70376/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Aug-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Turrialba-Sangay-Sakurajima-Sa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Supersized solar farms are sprouting around the world (and maybe in space, too) https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/supersized-solar-farms-are-sprouting-around-world-maybe-space-too-ncna901666

Climate change worsens extreme weather and hurts people of color the most https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/08/24/video-climate-change-worsens-extreme-weather-and-hurts-people-color-most-when-will-mainstream-media/221095

Hurricane Lane Brings Hawaii a Warning About Future Storm Risk https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25082018/hurricane-lane-climate-change-ocean-sea-surface-temperature-hawaii-global-warming-tropical-weather

Climate change denial strongly linked to right-wing nationalism https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/cuot-ccd082118.php

‘It’s alarming’: Wildfire emissions grow to triple B.C.’s annual carbon footprint https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/it-s-alarming-wildfire-emissions-grow-to-triple-b-c-s-annual-carbon-footprint-1.4259306

California’s Fourth Climate Assessment http://www.climateassessment.ca.gov/

The Arctic’s ‘last bastion’ of sea ice is breaking up for the first time on record https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/23/world/arctic-sea-ice-breakup-greenland-trnd-wxc/index.html

Climate change is real. We must not offer credibility to those who deny it https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/26/climate-change-is-real-we-must-not-offer-credibility-to-those-who-deny-it?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Wildfires Can Affect Climate Change (and Vice Versa) https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23082018/extreme-wildfires-climate-change-global-warming-air-pollution-fire-management-black-carbon-co2

Australia Wilts From Climate Change. Why Can’t Its Politicians Act? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/world/australia/australia-climate-change-malcolm-turnbull.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

The human role in this summer’s heat https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/simon-donner-the-human-role-in-this-summers-heat

Drought is inevitable, Mr Joyce https://theconversation.com/drought-is-inevitable-mr-joyce-101444

Richard Glover on climate policy: Australia insignificant? Pathetic and absurd https://www.smh.com.au/opinion/richard-glover-on-climate-policy-australia-insignificant–pathetic-and-absurd-20180821-h149jc.html

Global warming is changing the jet stream, increasing extreme weather events https://aboutclimatechange.com/global-warming-changing-jet-stream-extreme-heat-drought-rainfall/

Dual Climate and Mitigation Plans Get Santa Cruz, Calif., into Action http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Dual-Climate-and-Mitigation-Plans-Get-Santa-Cruz-Calif-into-Action.html

Earth is the warmest it’s been in 120,000 years https://mashable.com/2018/08/27/earth-warmest-temperatures-climate-change/?europe=true&utm_cid=hp-h-1#YmzOlil62iqH

All models used by Bureau now point to El Nino by the end of spring https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/all-models-used-by-bureau-now-point-to-el-nino-by-the-end-of-spring-20180828-p500cb.html

Hawaii Begins to Tally Costs, Contemplate a Future of Extreme Rainfall https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/08/28/hawaii-climate-costs-hurricane-lane/

What we knew when about global warming https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2018/august/1533045600/lesley-hughes/what-we-knew-when-about-global-warming

Global sea-level budget 1993–present https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/1551/2018/essd-10-1551-2018.pdf

Inequity amplified: climate change, the Australian farmer, and mental health https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2018/209/4/inequity-amplified-climate-change-australian-farmer-and-mental-health

Far-sighted adaptation to rising seas is blocked by just fixing eroded beaches https://theconversation.com/far-sighted-adaptation-to-rising-seas-is-blocked-by-just-fixing-eroded-beaches-96503?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Last Glacier Standing in Venezuela https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92659/last-glacier-standing-in-venezuela

A modest 0.5-m rise in sea level will double the tsunami hazard in Macau http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaat1180.full

Heat is not just about hardware – it’s about people http://news.trust.org/item/20180828094854-pub98

Rising CO2 levels could push ‘hundreds of millions’ into malnutrition by 2050 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/60195

Sri Lanka getting ahead of disaster risks http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/2018/08/getting-ahead-of-disaster-risks/

Disaster on the horizon: the price effect of sea level rise https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60097

Scientists say climate change models need to be revised after back-to-back summers of wildfire emergencies https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/the-future-looks-grim-after-2-years-of-devastating-b-c-wildfires-1.4801181

Global warming is intensifying El Niño weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/aug/29/global-warming-is-intensifying-el-nino-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw

What Is Going on with the Weather? Reflections on Gaps Between Data and Experience https://www.epicpeople.org/data-and-experience/

As climate change takes hold, temperature records are being broken around the world month by month. What does that look like – and how are people responding? http://news.trust.org/packages/rising-heat/

Dry times to continue as BOM releases grim spring outlook http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-30/dry-times-ahead-as-bom-releases-spring-outlook/10177842

Climate change can be deadly if you live alone https://theconversation.com/climate-change-can-be-deadly-if-you-live-alone-100881

Global warming to increase water in South Asian rivers http://www.eco-business.com/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers/

Local Efforts Noble, But Study Shows Scale of Climate Threat Demands ‘Heavy Lifting’ of National Governments https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/30/local-efforts-noble-study-shows-scale-climate-threat-demands-heavy-lifting-national

 

Disaster risk reduction

Check out the latest articles to appear soon in Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/0/0

Urban resilience implementation: A policy challenge and research agenda for the 21st century https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/1468-5973.12233

Kerala floods: Poor dam management behind disasters, experts say https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/kerala-floods-poor-dam-management-behind-disasters-experts-say/story-WR43JJjuHQjYRms3m2VxhI.html

Harris County voters pass $2.5 billion flood bond https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-voters-pass-2-5-billion-flood-bond-13182853.php

Building Resilience in an Urban Coastal Environment https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2193.html

Hurricane Harvey Is Houston’s Unending Nightmare https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/hurricane-harvey-is-houstons-unending-nightmare/568579/

India among nations most affected by landslides due to human activities: study https://www.livemint.com/Politics/vJOn6G5QmwK4EMTevhBiUL/India-among-nations-most-affected-by-landslides-due-to-human.html

Managing Forests to Reduce Wildfire Risks http://www.ppic.org/blog/managing-forests-to-reduce-wildfire-risks/#.W4MfodP4YG5.twitter

Global disaster losses totalled $36 billion in the first half of 2018 http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/global-disaster-losses-cost-36-billion-in-the-first-half-of-2018/

Disaster risk-informed strategies for sustainable development https://www.unisdr.org/archive/60137

Would an eruption in Melbourne really match Hawaii’s volcanoes? Here’s the evidence https://theconversation.com/would-an-eruption-in-melbourne-really-match-hawaiis-volcanoes-heres-the-evidence-101675?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Réunion Island volcano https://www.volcanocafe.org/reunion-island/

Earth’s Deadliest Mass Extinction Was Driven by Toxic Volcano Plumes https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8xbjwk/earths-deadliest-mass-extinction-was-driven-by-toxic-volcano-plumes

The global value of mangroves for risk reduction https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/the-global-value-of-mangroves-for-risk-reduction

Santa Rosa County selected for coastal resiliency training program https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2018/08/26/santa-rosa-county-selected-coastal-resiliency-training-program/1066422002/

Dams and water reservoirs need flood management systems that use scientific methods to understand when the time is right to open the gates https://sandrp.in/2018/08/27/drp-news-bulletin-27-august-2018-wrong-management-of-dams-create-floods-accept-officials-and-experts/

People living near waterways must choose between moving away or building ever-larger flood defences https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/aug/27/weatherwatch-climate-change-raises-flood-risks-for-river-communities?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Hurricanes Like Lane May Become More Common In Hawaii https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/08/25/why-hurricanes-like-lane-may-become-more-common-in-hawaii/#4f4d907850a1

Characterizing the Spatial Scales of Extreme Daily Precipitation in the United States https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0019.1?journalCode=clim

Mapping global landslides https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/08/28/mapping-global-landslides/

Buyouts Bring Promise and Challenges to Flood-Affected Homeowners https://kinder.rice.edu/2018/08/20/buyouts-bring-promise-and-challenges-flood-affected-homeowners

Visualising the 2018 Kerala Floods https://mdm.users.earthengine.app/view/kerala-flood-2018

How Landslides Become Disasters https://eos.org/project-updates/how-landslides-become-disasters

Global patterns of interannual climate–fire relationships https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.14405

Routes to resilience: insights from BRACED final year http://www.braced.org/resources/i/routes-to-resilience-insights-from-BRACED-final-year/

Strengthening Resilient Livelihood http://www.kh.undp.org/content/cambodia/en/home/operations/projects/build-resilience/SRL.html

Flood risk analysis & flood warning systems for Malaysia https://www.ambientalrisk.com/flood-risk-analysis-flood-warning-systems-malaysia/

Google bets on artificial intelligence to tackle floods, diseases https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/google-bets-on-artificial-intelligence-to-tackle-floods-diseases-2890161.html

What is nuisance flooding? Defining and monitoring an emerging challenge https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60174

Preparing for the next storm: Learning from the man-made environmental disasters that followed Hurricane Harvey https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60070

Understanding epistemic uncertainty in large-scale coastal flood risk assessment for present and future climates https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59986

Reckoning with History: Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum https://www.hcn.org/articles/reckoning-with-history-wildfire-suppression-in-wilderness-a-decades-old-conundrum

Latest edition of Natural Hazards Disaster Research https://hazards.colorado.edu/disaster-research/current

State Disclosure Laws Leave Homebuyers in the Dark About Flood Risks https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/08/28/state-disclosure-laws-flood-risks/

Bushfire threat now a year-round situation in Australia, expert warns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-29/year-round-bushfire-warnings-needed-australia/10168204

Artificial intelligence nails predictions of earthquake aftershocks https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06091-z?sf196497354=1

Houston’s Resilience Challenge http://100resilientcities.org/cities/houston/

Alpine Fault quake: It will ‘likely happen in the lifetime of many Kiwis’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106661445/alpine-fault-quake-it-will-likely-happen-in-the-lifetime-of-many-new-zealanders

Open data for resilience https://index.opendri.org/

Solomon Islands communities are exposed to a number of natural hazards, exacerbated by climate change https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/wea-nao-bae-iu-go-where-will-you-go

Scientists develop low-cost flood sensing system https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-low-cost.html

How past floods are shaping France’s future https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/how-past-floods-are-shaping-frances-future/

 

Emergency Management

Kerala floods: Homes damaged, people afraid to leave camps https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-kerala-floods-homes-damaged-people-afraid-to-leave-camps-2654708

Big data and technology in disasters: Better integration needed for effective response https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180822141040.htm

After disaster alert failures, U.S. moves toward national system https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-disaster-alerts/after-disaster-alert-failures-u-s-moves-toward-national-system-idUSKBN1KU1C1

Sydney Airport’s disaster response tested in major emergency exercise https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-airport-s-disaster-response-tested-in-major-emergency-exercise-20180823-p4zz6k.html

FEMA updates US nuclear disaster plans http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/403481-fema-updates-us-nuclear-disaster-plans

India wins praise for ‘exemplary’ flood relief as community pitches in https://www.zilient.org/article/india-wins-praise-exemplary-flood-relief-community-pitches

Not All Fires Are Equal https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/not-all-fires-are-equal

Bridging the information gap of disaster responders by optimizing data selection using cost and quality https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009830041730571X

Puerto Rico raises official Hurricane Maria death toll from 64 to 2,975 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/28/hurricane-maria-new-death-toll-estimate-is-close-to-3000?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Nearly 10 percent of Texans displaced by Harvey still haven’t gone home, survey says https://www.texastribune.org/2018/08/23/fema-and-texas-dont-know-how-many-people-hurricane-harvey-displaced/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1535121514

Standard operating procedure for flood early warning system in Nepal https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60042

Kerala floods: NASA satellite images show devastating effect of deluges in India from space https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/nasa-satellite-images-show-devastating-effect-of-kerala-floods-from-space-a3921261.html

Quick Emergency Response Requires Speedy Data https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/neutralized-by-the-net-quick-emergency-response-requires-speedy-data

Here’s how the pros fight wildfires https://earther.gizmodo.com/heres-how-the-pros-fight-wildfires-1828654925?IR=T

How technology is helping responders save lives during disasters like the California wildfires https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/21/how-technology-is-helping-those-responding-to-disasters-like-the-california-wildfires-save-lives/

13 Years Later: Is Thailand Better Prepared for Tsunamis? https://medium.com/undp-in-asia-and-the-pacific/13-years-later-is-thailand-better-prepared-for-tsunamis-ff1cc45dffdf

Harvey overwhelmed emergency preparations https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/30/magazine/hurricane-harvey-houston-floods-texas-emergency.html?imp_id=960949758&action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Mark Schuller Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University talks about failures to help Puerto Rico at the time of need https://sputniknews.com/us/201808111067117053-puerto-rico-disaster-usa-fail-explained/

Earthquake early-warning system successfully sent alarm before temblor felt in Pasadena http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-early-warning-20180829-story.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Smartphones may help predict flash floods soon, says study https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/smartphones-may-help-predict-flash-floods-soon-says-study/articleshow/65541646.cms

As Floods Worsen, Marshall Shepherd Works to Translate Science Into Action http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/08/27/as-floods-worsen-marshall-shepherd-works-to-translate-science-into-action

Of hope and resilience: Children of Kerala dare to dream, refuse to bow down in the face of adversity https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/kerala-floods-of-hope-and-resilience-children-of-kerala-dare-to-dream-refuse-to-bow-down-in-the-face-of-adversity-watch-video-kerala-news-kerala/274950

The Day After, Today https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/day-after-today-1

Remote Indigenous communities welcome two-way training https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/50?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote50

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dukes-of-hazards-the-emergency-management-podcast/id810691908?mt=2

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Thousands of students, faculty and staff were turning to social media for information and help during Hurricanes Matthew and Irma https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/08/29/perils-and-pitfalls-higher-ed-social-media-management?platform=hootsuite

How Social Media Came To The Rescue After Kerala’s Floods https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/08/22/640879582/how-social-media-came-to-the-rescue-after-keralas-flood

 

Psychology and Disasters

Climate-Related Natural Disasters: Resilience and Individual Actions https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/climate-change-and-mental-health-connections/resilience-and-individual-actions

Survey: One Year after Hurricane Harvey, 3 in 10 Affected Texas Gulf Coast Residents Say Their Lives Remain Disrupted http://www.episcopalhealth.org/en/research/research-reports/harvey-anniversary-survey-one-year-after-hurricane-harvey-3-10-affected-texas-gulf-coast-residents-say-their-lives-remain-disrup/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Resilience, resistance, infrapolitics and enmeshment http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354066117692031

Postdisaster Social Capital, Adaptive Resilience and Business Performance of Tourism Organizations in Christchurch, New Zealand https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327251951_Postdisaster_Social_Capital_Adaptive_Resilience_and_Business_Performance_of_Tourism_Organizations_in_Christchurch_New_Zealand

Including sexual and gender minorities in disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/60079

What the Kerala Floods Tell Us About the Two Ideas of India http://indiauncut.com/iublog/article/what-the-kerala-floods-tell-us-about-the-two-ideas-of-india/

“Disasters are socially generated and constructed and we can do something to avoid them by reducing vulnerability, exposure and risk” – Prof. Emeritus Anthony Oliver-Smith http://cornellsun.com/2018/03/16/professor-challenges-conventional-ways-of-studying-natural-disasters/

I ask that all social scientists who research hazards and disasters join the Social Science Extreme Events Research network (SSEER) https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/director/a-call-to-social-scientists

A Tale of Two Puerto Ricos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caLTF5kOra4&feature=youtu.be

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Today in disaster resilience (17 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (27 July 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (20 July 2018)

disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (13 July 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Deadly Klamathon Fire Forces Gov. Brown To Declare State Of Emergency http://thesocialmagazine.com/news/deadly-klamathon-fire-forces-gov-brown-declare-state-emergency

When the ground opened: horizontal landslides empty Kenyan villages http://news.trust.org/item/20180709021413-t8x0m/

Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/09/national/torrential-rains-leave-trail-destruction-western-japan/#.W0PaFtIzbIV

Safe at last: Extraordinary mission to free Thai soccer team ends with all rescued https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/safe-at-last-extraordinary-mission-to-free-thai-soccer-team-ends-with-all-rescued-20180710-p4zqpg.html

Japan flood: At least 179 dead after worst weather in decades https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44790193

India – Hundreds Rescued From Floods in Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-maharashtra-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico – Evacuations After Storm Beryl Causes Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-puerto-rico-beryl-floods-july-2018

Colorado wildfire update: Spring Creek fire set to become 2nd largest in state history https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/09/colorado-wildfire-update-monday-fires/

Typhoon Maria has injured two people in Taiwan and prompted more than 3000 to be moved to shelters before making landfall in China https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/typhoon-maria-barrels-into-china-after-pounding-taiwan-20180711-p4zquy.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Jul 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Reventador, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69720/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Jul-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Sakurajima-Saban.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

The tide is high https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/the-tide-is-high/

Global temperature rises could be double those predicted by climate modelling https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/06/global-temperature-rises-could-be-double-those-predicted-by-climate-modelling?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate Science: What’s New? https://www.climate.gov/teaching/professional-development/climate-science-what%E2%80%99s-new

Renewable Energy By The Numbers Around The World https://www.nasdaq.com/article/renewable-energy-by-the-numbers-around-the-world-cm986377

Sweden to reach its 2030 renewable energy target this year https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/europe/2018-07-04-sweden-to-reach-its-2030-renewable-energy-target-this-year/

Research shows that air conditioners need to become more energy-efficient to prevent worsening global warming through overconsumption https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/59174

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

Reporting climate resilience: the challenges ahead http://www.oliverwyman.com/content/dam/mmc-web/Global-Risk-Center/Files/reporting-climate-resilience.pdf

5 cognitive biases in climate risk management http://www.braced.org/contentAsset/raw-data/533c48ab-749c-49e9-971b-3d0a83293256/attachmentFile

Global probabilistic projections of extreme sea levels show intensification of coastal flood hazard https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04692-w

High-tide floods are becoming more frequent and reaching farther inland https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/sea-level-rise-chronic-floods-and-us-coastal-real-estate-implications#.W0PWsdIzbIV

Time to transform – and join up – climate adaptation http://news.trust.org/item/20180629172317-p3rvw

America faces monster 131°F heat waves in the coming decades https://thinkprogress.org/heat-waves-bother-you-under-trump-climate-policies-add-another-add-12f-fd4ef3ec514e/

Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change https://theconversation.com/ecosystems-across-australia-are-collapsing-under-climate-change-99367

June 2018 was the second warmest June on record, though by insignificant margins https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-10

Stronger westerlies blow an ill wind for climate https://www.climatescience.org.au/content/1216-stronger-westerlies-blow-ill-wind-climate

Daniel Zarrilli, New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, talks about how the city is preparing to battle the effects of climate change https://www.bondbuyer.com/podcast/climate-change-warrior

Higher ambition needed to meet Paris climate targets https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705114129.htm

93% of Brits believe that the world’s climate is definitely or probably changing, however, only 25% of people are very or extremely worried https://natcenuk.shorthandstories.com/bsa35/#group-climate-change-or-2cBW05ckhB

The heartbeat of Australian extremes https://heartbeatofextremes.com/

Jeff VanderMeer and Kate Schapira on Area X, climate change, and the power of fiction https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/07/03/jeff-vandermeer-kate-schapira-fiction-rewild-our-minds/

Time lapsed glacier collapse in Greenland https://www.wired.com/story/a-time-lapsed-glacier-collapse-is-the-saddest-science-lesson

Climate Information Services Research Initiative Presents Climate Services Learning Agenda at Conference https://www.climatelinks.org/blog/climate-information-services-research-initiative-presents-climate-services-learning-agenda

Why investors need to integrate a social dimension into their climate strategies and how they could take action http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publication/investing-in-a-just-transition-why-investors-need-to-integrate-a-social-dimension-into-their-climate-strategies-and-how-they-could-take-action/

The Challenges of Reporting Climate Resilience http://www.brinknews.com/the-challenges-of-reporting-climate-resilience/

Nights Are Warming Faster Than Days. Here’s Why That’s Dangerous https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/11/climate/summer-nights-warming-faster-than-days-dangerous.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytclimate

 

Disaster risk reduction

New Zealand Rural Fire Research http://www.ruralfireresearch.co.nz/

Montreal Resilient City Strategy https://resilient.montreal.ca/en/strategy/

Largest Landslide in Icelandic History http://icelandreview.com/news/2018/07/08/largest-landslide-icelandic-history

When we look at Earth from above, fires freckle the landscape https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92367?src=eoa-iotd&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=53992962

Australia selected to host the Third Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction http://montsame.mn/en/read/15868

Ulaanbaatar Declaration calls for greater accountability on disaster losses in Asia https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59164

Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/green-infrastructure

Roles of non-government organizations in disaster risk reduction http://naturalhazardscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.001.0001/acrefore-9780199389407-e-45

Afghanistan embraces Sendai Framework https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59047

New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/realestate/luxury/new-buildings-rise-in-flood-zones.html

Linking disaster risk reduction, climate change, and the sustainable development goals https://emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-02-2017-0043

Post-Harvey Report Provides Inundation Maps and Flood Details on “Largest Rainfall Event Recorded in US History” https://www.usgs.gov/news/post-harvey-report-provides-inundation-maps-and-flood-details-largest-rainfall-event-recorded

The Challenges of Global Flood Hazard Mapping and Prediction https://eos.org/editors-vox/the-challenges-of-global-flood-hazard-mapping-and-prediction

Avoiding the Hazard by Not Acquiring the Land http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/avoiding-the-hazard-by-not-acquiring-the-land.html

Crisis mapping—the real-time collection, analysis, and distribution of location-based disaster data—has evolved in the wake of numerous catastrophes http://trajectorymagazine.com/connected-crisis/

Data portal to support flood decision makers presented in Thailand https://www.dhigroup.com/global/news/2018/06/new-online-portal-for-flood-and-drought-management-now-live

Relationships Among Wildfire, Prescribed Fire and Drought at Fort Benning, Georgia http://southernfireexchange.org/SFE_Publications/factsheets/2018-1.pdf

A long term strategy for flood protection in the UK would allow a nationwide standard of resilience to flooding, with catchment based plans https://www.nic.org.uk/assessment/national-infrastructure-assessment/reducing-the-risks-of-drought-and-flooding/

Big Data for Resilience http://iisd.org/story/big-data-for-resilience/

The number of children in the world will hardly increase https://slides.ourworldindata.org/talks/2018_un_nyc_data_on_development/2018_un_nyc_data_on_development#/21

Phoenix Tries To Reverse Its ‘Silent Storm’ Of Heat Deaths https://www.npr.org/2018/07/09/624643780/phoenix-tries-to-reverse-its-silent-storm-of-heat-deaths?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180709

The Future of Cities http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/speeches/2018/the-future-of-cities.html

Study: LA buildings will shake more in earthquakes than previously predicted https://la.curbed.com/2018/7/9/17549544/earthquake-los-angeles-buildings-cybershake

Tornado Damage Mitigation: Homeowner Support for Enhanced Building Codes in Oklahoma https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/risa.13131?campaign=wolearlyview

SDGs with Targets related to Disaster Risk https://www.preventionweb.net/drr-framework/sdg/target

What GPS Can Tell Us About Earth https://www.unavco.org/education/outreach/infographics/infographics.html

Chennai floods in December 2015 man-made, says CAG Report https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/chennai-floods-in-december-2015-man-made-says-cag-report/articleshow/64921574.cms

Reaching the Last Mile: Challenges and Lessons from Early Warning Systems https://practicalaction.org/blog/where-we-work/peru/reaching-the-last-mile-challenges-and-lessons-from-early-warning-systems/

The HayWired Scenario: An Urban Earthquake in a Connected World https://usgs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=364fa6f34520464ba081cb0785671193

The Open Data for Resilience Index (beta version): tracking data availability at the country level for disaster risk management https://opendri.org/about-the-opendri-index/

Less talk, more action: It’s time to get serious about floodplain management http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/05/16/less-talk-more-action-its-time-to-get-serious-about-floodplain-management/

India’s Government teams up with Google to improve flood management http://www.un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/india%E2%80%99s-government-teams-google-improve-flood-management

Fewer severe natural disasters in the first half of the year; overall losses below the average https://www.munichre.com/en/media-relations/publications/press-releases/2018/2018-07-11-press-release/index.html

 

Emergency Management

Triple zero flaws and agency animosity highlighted in bushfire report https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/triple-zero-flaws-and-agency-animosity-highlighted-in-bushfire-report-20180706-p4zpz2.html

L’Aquila, Central Italy, and the ‘Disaster Cycle’, 2009-2017 http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10051485/

Grenfell firefighters ran out of basic equipment, inquiry hears https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/05/grenfell-firefighters-ran-out-of-basic-equipment-inquiry-hears

Five years after Uttarakhand floods, survivors wait for wounds to heal, lessons remain unlearned https://scroll.in/article/885292/five-years-after-uttarakhand-floods-survivors-wait-for-wounds-to-heal-lessons-remain-unlearned

The goal of disaster recovery should be more than returning to normal https://texashousers.net/2018/07/09/disaster-recovery/

Victoria’s only all-Indigenous fire brigade creating a safer place to live http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-08/victorias-only-all-aboriginal-fire-brigade-at-lake-tyers-trust/9934884

Flood exposes blind spots in Japan’s disaster preparations https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Flood-exposes-blind-spots-in-Japan-s-disaster-preparations

Japan PM visits flood disaster zone, promises help as new warnings issued https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-weather-japan/japanese-pm-visits-flood-disaster-zone-new-warnings-issued-idUKKBN1K107C

Satellite imagery and artificial intelligence could help speed disaster relief by quickly mapping landslides https://www.insidescience.org/news/updating-maps-swiftly-after-natural-disasters

Flooding shatters the dreams of a new business in Tunbridge Wells after striking twice in a year https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/flooding-shatters-dreams-new-business-1767471

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Engaging Faith-based and Community Organizations: Planning Considerations for Emergency Managers http://www.iaem.com/documents/Engaging-Faith-based-and-Community-Organizations-14June2018.pdf

Using a Staff Ride is to encourage the use of natural ignition fires as a forest management tool https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=dd5018946ea8444bb3528de3e4175422

Use of crowdsourcing as an approach to gathering information for risk assessment https://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications/57417

The deadly Bristol floods of 1968 https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-bristol-18790002/the-deadly-floods-of-1968

Shops with a hazard name http://www.ilankelman.org/buyahazard.html

What Will A Houston Flood Museum Look Like? https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2018/7/5/houston-flood-museum-hurricane-harvey#.W0OV0Hk2Vac.twitter

The Harvey Memories Project https://harveymemories.org/

Bath remembers the 1968 flood which killed seven people in Keynsham https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/in-your-area/bath-remembers-1968-flood-killed-1770418

Words matter – using language & technology to better inform the CCA & DRR communities https://www.placard-network.eu/words-matter-using-language-technology-to-better-inform-the-cca-drr-communities/

The Development and Initial Validation of the Citizen Disaster Communication Assessment http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0093650217697521#articleCitationDownloadContainer

Bill Anderson- oral history of a prominent disaster researcher https://www.eeri.org/site/images/projects/oralhistory/Anderson.pdf

Coldest Place on Earth Found https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/coldest-place-earth-measured-temperature-antarctica-science/

Crowdsourcing to map urban heat islands https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/07/11/noaa-heat-island-campaign-to-map-what-areas-in-d-c-and-baltimore-swelter-the-most/?utm_term=.529b764c7fe8

 

Social Media and Emergencies

57% of respondents do not trust social media, while just 12% said they do trust social media http://www.tai.org.au/node/4440

Twitter aggressively removes over 70 million unwanted accounts http://www.businessinsider.com/r-twitter-suspends-over-70-million-accounts-in-two-months-washington-post-2018-7/?r=AU&IR=T

Community resilience in the age of social media: a literature review https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59155

Fifteen years of social media in emergencies: A retrospective review and future directions for crisis Informatics https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1468-5973.12196#.W0KR2bEGnxk.twitter

 

Psychology and Disasters

The Other Victims: First Responders To Violent Disasters Often Suffer Alone https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/04/625784687/the-other-victims-first-responders-to-violent-disasters-often-suffer-alone?platform=hootsuite

Free Crisis Counseling Helps Harvey Survivors Cope http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Free-Crisis-Counseling-Helps-Harvey-Survivors-Cope.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Identifying the experiences and needs of LGBTI communities before, during and after emergencies in Victoria http://www.genderanddisaster.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Identifying-the-experiences-and-needs-of-LGBTI-emergencies-FINAL.pdf

Influence of social capital on community resilience in the case of emergency situations in Romania http://rtsa.ro/tras/index.php/tras/article/view/560/549

PrepTalks: Children and Disasters – Reducing Vulnerability and Building Capacity https://www.fema.gov/preptalks/peek

Youth – The Key to Building a Culture of Preparedness https://www.fema.gov/preptalks/thompson

UK research finds that higher social trust is associated with having a larger social network https://natcenuk.shorthandstories.com/bsa35/#group-trust-or-3r8mnEbzD4

Discussion of whether human lives should be prioritized over animal lives https://www.kialo.com/should-human-life-be-valued-above-animal-life-4148/4148.0=4148.1/=4148.1

If a disaster is “natural” then nobody is accountable. We don’t have to think about uncomfortable root causes http://danddresearch.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenging-disaster-myths-and.html?spref=tw

Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/

Today in disaster resilience (6 July 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (29 June 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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