Today in disaster resilience (15 March 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Crashed Ethiopian plane carried at least 19 UN officials https://www.smh.com.au/world/africa/crashed-ethiopian-plane-carried-at-least-19-un-officials-20190311-p5138o.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1552263522

South Africa – Deadly Flash Floods in KwaZulu-Natal Province http://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-kwazulu-natal-march-2019

Brazil – Rain in São Paulo Causes Deadly Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-sao-paulo-floods-march-2019

At least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa https://www.enca.com/news/red-alert-mozambique-cyclone-idai-gathers-energy

Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan https://watchers.news/2019/03/14/afghanistan-flood-damage-march-2019/

‘Cyclone of historic proportions’ hits U.S., sets barometric pressure records, strands over 1 100 drivers and leaves nearly 200 000 without power https://watchers.news/2019/03/14/us-historic-blizzard-march-2019/

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Mar 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Barren Island, Krakatau https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/76848/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Mar-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Barren-Island-Krakatau-Brom.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Santiago Climate Change Conference – December 2019 https://unfccc.int/santiago

Sea ice plays pacemaker role in abrupt climate change https://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/sea-ice-plays-pacemaker-role-abrupt-climate-change-1

Australia needs a national plan to face the growing threat of climate disasters https://theconversation.com/australia-needs-a-national-plan-to-face-the-growing-threat-of-climate-disasters-113107

U.S.’s wettest winter on record is a ‘glimpse of the future under climate change’ https://thinkprogress.org/extreme-weather-wettest-winter-climate-c87c3ab31156/

Climate change eats away at Torres Strait islands, prompting calls for long-term solutions https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-09/call-for-increased-flood-protection-in-torres-strait/10794696

Warming temperatures are exposing more people to heat waves and increasing the risk of disease spread https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-is-having-a-major-impact-on-global-health/

The Nelson fires are a climate change warning for New Zealand https://thespinoff.co.nz/science/05-03-2019/the-nelson-fires-are-a-climate-change-warning-for-new-zealand/

Dead things, bubbles in ice cores, layers of sediment: together, they testify to the power of the atmosphere to change the Earth https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/deep-time/

Methane levels are increasing – and scientists aren’t sure why https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/methane-levels-are-increasing-and-scientists-aren-t-sure-why

The networks mostly ignored climate solution in 2018, but that’s changing in 2019 thanks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-mainstream-media-coverage-2018-4d76f27dbbf8/

Attributing extreme weather to climate change: research mapped globally https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-climate-change-affects-extreme-weather-around-the-world

It’s 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/11/688876374/its-2050-and-this-is-how-we-stopped-climate-change

‘We’ve been forced into this’: Australia’s school climate strikes to go global https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/11/weve-been-forced-into-this-australias-school-climate-strikes-to-go-global?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Few pathways to an acceptable climate future without immediate action, according to study https://phys.org/news/2019-03-pathways-climate-future-action.html

Is climate change making U.S. tornadoes worse? https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/is-climate-change-making-u-s-tornadoes-worse

Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior: ‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/greta-thunberg-schoolgirl-climate-change-warrior-some-people-can-let-things-go-i-cant

Cuba acknowledges climate change threats in its constitution https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00760-3?utm_source=Nature%20Briefing&utm_campaign=e98d492f38-briefing-dy-20190311&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-e98d492f38-43943857

Navigating climate’s human geographies: Exploring the whereabouts of climate politics https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2043820619829920

The economics of climate change adaptation https://cdn.gca.org/assets/2018-10/18_WP_GCA_Economics_1001_final.pdf

Here’s what Antarctica’s calving glaciers look like up close https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/watching-thwaites-glacier-calving-antarctica/

Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

“Wildly Fluctuating Forecasts” & Flooding — A Common Theme Of Climate Change https://cleantechnica.com/2019/03/11/wildly-fluctuating-forecasts-flooding-a-common-theme-of-climate-change-cleantechnica-exclusive/

As the Sea Rises, Communities Learn to Have Difficult Conversations About Retreat https://www.lincolninst.edu/publications/articles/climate-adaptation

Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires and earthquakes, new research shows https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-coast-storm-damage-20190313-story.html

RBA turns Dorothea Mackellar’s “My Country” right back on climate deniers https://reneweconomy.com.au/rba-turns-dorothea-mackellars-my-country-right-back-on-climate-deniers-16427/

In his new book, futurist Alex Steffen encourages people to think of tackling climate change as an ongoing opportunity to build a sustainable future, not a fight we’ve already lost https://www.fastcompany.com/90318242/climate-change-is-inevitable-how-bad-it-gets-is-a-choice

Exploring climate change through creative arts a focus for Prime Minister’s science award recipient https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/111177380/exploring-climate-change-through-creative-arts-a-focus-for-prime-ministers-science-award-recipient

Sharp rise in Arctic temperatures now inevitable – UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/13/arctic-temperature-rises-must-be-urgently-tackled-warns-un

Climate study warns of vanishing safety window—here’s why https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/climate-change-model-warns-of-difficult-future/

My New Plan to Climate-Proof Lower Manhattan http://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2019/03/bill-de-blasio-my-new-plan-to-climate-proof-lower-manhattan.html?__twitter_impression=true

3-5°C temperature rise is now ‘locked-in’ for the Arctic https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/3-5degc-temperature-rise-now-locked-arctic

 

Disaster risk reduction

NSW law allowing Blue Mountains flooding didn’t follow due process, Unesco told https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/mar/08/nsw-law-allowing-blue-mountains-flooding-didnt-follow-due-process-unesco-told?CMP=share_btn_tw

Floods kill 42,000 AACo cattle, and drought costs to hit $57m https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/5946867/aaco-loses-42000-plus-cattle-to-floods-and-57m-to-drought/

Google leveraging machine learning to predict India floods https://www.livemint.com/companies/people/google-leveraging-machine-learning-to-predict-india-floods-1552193194482.html

What if we could use nature to prevent disasters? http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/what-if-we-could-use-nature-prevent-disasters?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

Carolinas have fourth-most active tornado alley in US, experts say https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/carolinas-have-fourth-most-active-tornado-alley-in-us-experts/article_bf44cdd9-6011-59a5-90c5-6ba293bdbdbd.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Llandudno declared fifth worst UK town for flooding https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/17491126.llandudno-declared-fifth-worst-uk-town-for-flooding/

Work Starts on 134 Houston-Area Flood-Control Projects after Harvey https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2019/03/11/289688.htm

The summer bushfires you didn’t hear about, and the invasive species fuelling them https://theconversation.com/the-summer-bushfires-you-didnt-hear-about-and-the-invasive-species-fuelling-them-112619?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Flood Resilience Portal https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=EMAkfr3lkFM

Dam incidents and failures can fundamentally be attributed to human factors https://damfailures.org/lessons-learned/dam-incidents-and-failures-can-fundamentally-be-attributed-to-human-factors/

Damaged by Hurricanes, a Historic North Carolina Town Plans for a Resilient Future https://medium.com/changelab-solutions/damaged-by-hurricanes-a-historic-north-carolina-town-plans-for-a-resilient-future-6fc97c0ad89e

Queensland’s flood disaster highlights wide cover gap https://insuranceasianews.com/underinsurance-queenslands-flooding-disaster/

Satellite data powers flood early warning system http://www.un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/satellite-data-powers-flood-early-warning-system

This is where millions will be spent in Somerset on flood prevention https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/millions-spent-somerset-flood-prevention-2637310

Leading the way in flood resilience http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/newsroom/2019/03/13/leading-the-way-in-flood-resilience/

The 10 most flooded cities in Britain revealed https://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-6772503/Flood-capitals-Britain-revealed-Hull-takes-spot.html

Beta Version of Searchable Federal Flood Risk Management Programs Website Available https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=608

Quantifying Flood Vulnerability Reduction via Private Precaution https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018EF000994

77% of Americans Say Federally Funded Infrastructure Must Be Flood Ready https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/03/13/77-percent-of-americans-say-federally-funded-infrastructure-must-be-flood-ready

Heat, floods, quakes: Tokyo 2020 preparing for any disaster https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/heat-floods-quakes-tokyo-2020-preparing-for-any-disaster/articleshow/68403073.cms

New FEMA plan could make flood insurance more costly for some https://www.inman.com/2019/03/12/new-fema-plan-could-make-flood-insurance-more-costly-for-some/

ARA Flood Risk Map Enhanced with Bluesky 3D Terrain Models https://www.agilitypr.news/ARA-Flood-Risk-Map-Enhanced-with-Bluesky-2526

 

Emergency Management

The State of Recovery in Tōhoku Eight Years after 3/11 https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-data/h00404/the-state-of-recovery-in-tohoku-eight-years-after-311.html

Sirens not a good tornado warning method https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2019/03/07/thoughts-on-the-lee-county-alabama-tornado-worthless-sirens-and-unsafe-mobile-homes/

Missing ingredient in healing cities after disaster? Culture http://news.trust.org/item/20190304134937-2rmnh/

People living with a disability represented on community disaster management committees – Timor-Leste https://www.australianhumanitarianpartnership.org/field-stories/disaster-ready-people-living-with-a-disability-represented-on-community-disaster-management-committees-timor-leste

‘It could have been my own child’ – Alexandra flash flood hero Vincent Cosa https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/it-could-have-been-my-own-child-alexandra-flash-flood-hero-vincent-cosa-20190310

Civil Protection Cooperation in the European Union: How Trust and Administrative Culture Matter for Crisis Management https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030028572

‘We need our own Elvis’: Former fire chiefs warn Australia is unprepared for bushfire peril https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/we-need-our-own-elvis-former-fire-chiefs-warn-australia-is-unprepared-for-bushfire-peril-20190311-p5139j.html

To build or not build: that is the Townsville question http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/blogpost/agissing/2019/build-or-not-build-townsville-question?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=gissingblogtownsville

Good news for drones: they can be used in rescues and situational awareness https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46829931

Quantitative resilience assessment in emergency response reveals how organizations trade efficiency for redundancy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753518312013

The road to recovery: Rebuilding the transport sector after a disaster http://blogs.worldbank.org/transport/road-recovery-rebuilding-transport-sector-after-disaster

UN supports humanitarian response to floods in Malawi and joins Government in warning of additional flood risks https://mw.one.un.org/un-supports-humanitarian-response-to-floods-in-malawi-and-joins-government-in-warning-of-additional-flood-risks/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Common Misconceptions about Disaster http://emergency-planning.blogspot.com/2019/03/common-misconceptions-about-disaster.html

Social media usage patterns during natural hazards https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210484#references

After the 2011 disaster, which killed his grandmother and laid waste to his ancestral home, an American journeys to Japan to search for what the tsunami left in its wake https://longreads.com/2019/03/11/after-the-tsunami/

Role playing to learn about disasters in university https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/03/harvard-students-see-natural-disaster-from-three-sides/

Sismologie éducative au Népal : un programme en milieu scolaire pour rendre les enfants plus vigilants http://wp.unil.ch/geoblog/2019/03/sismologie-educative-au-nepal-un-programme-en-milieu-scolaire-pour-rendre-les-enfants-plus-vigilants/

Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011 https://www.britannica.com/event/Japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-of-2011

Community engagement for flooding in the Pang Valley https://landwise-nfm.org/2019/03/07/flooding-in-the-pang-valley-past-present-and-future/

Bottom-up citizen initiatives in natural hazard management: Why they appear and what they can do? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330534915_Bottom-up_citizen_initiatives_in_natural_hazard_management_Why_they_appear_and_what_they_can_do

Resilient Australia Awards open for submissions https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards

ANYCaRE: a role-playing game to investigate crisis decision-making and communication challenges in weather-related hazards https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/19/507/2019/

 

Psychology and Disasters

More than half of the people affected by north Queensland’s unprecedented flooding event chose not to evacuate and were not prepared with one quarter without flood insurance https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-22/preliminary-survey-results-north-qld-floods/10831934

 

Sociology and Disasters

Poverty and tornadoes https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2019/03/08/letter-from-tornado-alley/c05XqVH9UbXGAcP3NKg1RN/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe:social:googleamp:sharetools

Culture and Disaster Action Network (CADAN) http://cultureanddisaster.org/

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (18 January 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

At least 5 killed in crashes related to powerful Winter Storm Gia https://www.foxnews.com/us/at-least-5-killed-in-crashes-related-to-powerful-winter-storm-gia

At least 26 killed in weather-related incidents across Europe, new Arctic outbreak sets in https://watchers.news/2019/01/13/at-least-26-killed-in-weather-related-incidents-across-europe-new-arctic-outbreak-sets-in/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tornado hits West Java, damaging more than 300 homes, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/01/12/tornado-hits-west-java-damaging-more-than-300-homes-indonesia/

Four dead, thousands evacuated in north Argentina floods http://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/four-dead-thousands-evacuated-in-north-argentina-floods.phtml

Papua New Guinea hit by 7 magnitude earthquake https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/11/papua-new-guinea-hit-by-7-magnitude-earthquake?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Peru – Dozens of Homes Destroyed After Floods in Junín Region http://floodlist.com/america/peru-junin-january-2019

South East Africa – Deadly Storms and Floods in Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique http://floodlist.com/africa/deadly-storms-floods-malawi-zambia-mozambique-january-2019

More Evacuations Ordered in Burn Areas as Record Rain Soaks Southern California http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/More-Evacuations-Ordered-in-Burn-Areas-as-Record-Rain-Soaks-Southern-California.html

Towns flood in north as forecasts see cold snap, snow in Jerusalem https://www.timesofisrael.com/towns-flood-in-north-as-forecasts-see-cold-snap-snows-later-this-week/

At least 21 killed as Kenya hotel siege is declared over https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/16/africa/kenya-hotel-complex-terror-attack/index.html

Multiple buried after avalanche at Taos Ski Valley https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/several-people-buried-after-avalanche-near-kachina-peak/1708236758

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/73680/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Reventador-Planch.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate Change Denial https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/denying-the-grave/201901/climate-change-denial

Australian states and territories to bake in heatwave https://www.smh.com.au/national/states-and-territories-to-bake-in-heatwave-20190113-p50r4y.html

The day I tasted climate change https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612658/the-day-i-tasted-climate-change/

Reconstructions of cool season temperature over past centuries in Australia show that the persistent warming in the observed record since ~ 1950 is unprecedented https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-018-04602-2

An ocean of evidence on warming is our cue to take action – now https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/an-ocean-of-evidence-on-warming-is-our-cue-to-take-action-now-20190113-p50r2l.html

Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/warming-oceans-likely-to-raise-sea-levels-30cm-by-end-of-century-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Not ‘getting on the bandwagon’: When climate change is a matter of unconcern https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2514848618818763?journalCode=enea

How Arctic Cyclones Change the Sea Ice https://eos.org/articles/how-arctic-cyclones-change-the-sea-ice

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

Ice shelf in Antarctica could face melting risk https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Technology/ice-shelf-antarctica-face-melting-risk/story?id=60366058

Antarctica now shedding ice six times faster than in 1979 https://news.mongabay.com/2019/01/antarctica-now-shedding-ice-six-times-faster-than-in-1979/

Earth’s tilt may speed up global warming – study https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/380119/earth-s-tilt-may-speed-up-global-warming-study

Rise of renewables creating a ‘new world’: report https://www.sbs.com.au/news/rise-of-renewables-creating-a-new-world-report

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger https://phys.org/news/2019-01-upper-ocean-global-climate-stronger.html

Australia extreme heatwave: ‘code red’ issued as Port Augusta hits 48.9C https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/15/australia-extreme-heatwave-records-broken-amid-all-time-highest-minimum-temperatures

Scientists: Climate change causing heatwaves, droughts and floods https://climateandcapitalism.com/2019/01/14/scientists-climate-changing-caused-heatwaves-droughts-and-floods/

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

A planet in crisis https://mondediplo.com/openpage/a-planet-in-crisis?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Holding back the tides: Sydney’s battle against coastal erosion https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/17/holding-back-the-tides-sydneys-battle-against-coastal-erosion?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Darling River is simply not supposed to dry out, even in drought https://theconversation.com/the-darling-river-is-simply-not-supposed-to-dry-out-even-in-drought-109880?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Cardiac arrests spike, deaths likely as state swelters through heatwave https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/cardiac-arrests-spike-deaths-likely-as-state-swelters-through-heatwave-20190115-p50rjm.html?csp=52356553c94cd870d858341c3d0423cb

Measuring Ice Thickness in Antarctica: NASA’s ICESat-2 Mission https://www.ucsusa.org/got-science-podcast/ep50-nasa?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw#.XD-gV9IzbIU

Long Beach says sea-level rise will bring dire flooding to some neighborhoods https://www.presstelegram.com/2019/01/15/long-beach-says-sea-level-rise-will-bring-dire-flooding-to-some-neighborhoods/

After Hurricane Sandy, Hoboken rebuilt itself for climate change https://grist.org/article/after-hurricane-sandy-hoboken-rebuilt-itself-for-climate-change/

Why Antarctica’s sea ice cover is so low (and no, it’s not just about climate change) https://theconversation.com/why-antarcticas-sea-ice-cover-is-so-low-and-no-its-not-just-about-climate-change-109572

10 Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2019 https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/10-reasons-feel-hopeful-about-climate-change-2019

 

Disaster risk reduction

Srinagar continues to be vulnerable to floods, courtesy flawed mitigation measures https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/srinagar-continues-to-be-vulnerable-to-floods-courtesy-flawed-mitigation-measures/309308.html

The lasting impact of the forgotten Dutch flood of January, 1916 https://www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/expat-page/articles/lasting-impact-forgotten-flood-january-1916

Preparing For “The Big One” https://the1a.org/shows/2019-01-14/preparing-for-the-big-one

‘That’s big savings, very cost effective.’ Flood, fire preparations could save billions https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/our-colorado/thats-big-savings-very-cost-effective-flood-fire-preparations-could-save-billions

How do we prioritize when making decisions about development and disaster risk? A look at five key dimensions of trade-offs https://www.sei.org/publications/trade-offs-in-development-and-disaster-risk-a-look-at-five-key-dimensions/

Natural catastrophes in 2018 https://www.munichre.com/site/corporate/get/params_E1716525033_Dattachment/1707976/munichre-natural-catastrophes-in-2018.pdf

Loss events worldwide 2018 https://www.munichre.com/site/corporate/get/params_E1857073643_Dattachment/1707978/munichre-natcat-2018_worldmap.pdf

Safe as houses? The biggest risk to your greatest asset https://www.noted.co.nz/money/property/safe-as-houses-biggest-risk-to-your-greatest-asset/

Los Angeles’ Earthquake Early Warning System Could Save Lives, but What About the Rest of California? http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Los-Angeles-Earthquake-Early-Warning-System-Could-Save-Lives-but-What-About-the-Rest-of-California.html

Bill would prevent Texans from unknowingly buying homes in areas designed to flood https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/11/bill-would-require-sellers-disclose-whether-homes-have-flooded/

5% of the properties in Northern Ireland are located within a river or coastal floodplain or are located in areas at risk of flooding from heavy rainfall https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/flooding-concerns-for-thousands-of-homes-across-ni-warns-report-37707057.html

The worst natural disasters that New Zealand faces https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/109927970/the-worst-natural-disaster-risks-new-zealand-faces

GFPLAIN250m, a global high-resolution dataset of Earth’s floodplains https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2018309

A New Congress and A New Hope For Flood Insurance Reform https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/new-congress-and-new-hope-flood-insurance-reform

Are We Living Through Climate Change’s Worst-Case Scenario? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/rcp-85-the-climate-change-disaster-scenario/579700/

Caring for the hills protects us from flooding, says new research https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/caring-for-the-hills/

Bangkok fights floods with thirsty landscaping https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-climatechange-environment-de/bangkok-fights-floods-with-thirsty-landscaping-idUSKCN1P303W

‘Protection from floods in the UK over the past years has too often been reactive rather than proactive’ https://www.nic.org.uk/assessment/national-infrastructure-assessment/reducing-the-risks-of-drought-and-flooding/

Reducing the risks of drought and flooding in the UK https://www.nic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/CCS001_CCS0618917350-001_NIC-NIA_Accessible.pdf#page=85

Flood modelling for Costa Rica’s future https://www.ambientalrisk.com/flood-modelling-for-costa-ricas-future-an-ambiental-case-study/

Natural hazard mitigation strategies review: Actor–network theory and the eco-based approach understanding in Zimbabwe https://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/article/view/629

Jamba Journal of Disaster Risk Studies VOL 11, NO 1 (2019) https://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/index

Extreme weather disasters and failure of climate change measures are the greatest world risks according to The Global Risks Report 2019 http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Global_Risks_Report_2019.pdf

How Japan’s skyscrapers are built to survive earthquakes http://www.bbc.com/future/gallery/20190114-how-japans-skyscrapers-are-built-to-survive-earthquakes?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

Practical Action Offers Guidance for Flood Management in Latin America http://envirodm.org/post/practical-action-offers-guidance-for-flood-management

Flood Management: Nature Based Approaches and International Collaborations https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/2019/1/13/flood-management-nature-based-approaches-and-international-collaborations

Big earthquake would topple countless buildings, but many cities ignore the danger https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-northridge-earthquake-california-20190117-story.html

What if the Northridge earthquake had struck today, on its 25th anniversary, during the U.S. government shutdown? http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/what-if-the-northridge-earthquake-had-struck-today-on-its-25th-anniversary-during-the-u-s-government-shutdown-8171/

Army Corps releases crucial guide for reducing flood risk and increasing resilience http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2019/01/16/army-corps-guide-reducing-flood-risk-increasing-resilience/

Off the map: issues with FEMS flood maps in the US east coast https://psmag.com/magazine/off-the-map-coastal-flooding-maine-east-coast-insurance

Flooding in Sri Lanka https://www.jbarisk.com/flood-services/event-response/flooding-in-sri-lanka-2018/

Emergency Management

Lessons learnt (and perhaps forgotten) from Australia’s ‘worst fires’ https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/lessons-learnt-and-perhaps-forgotten-from-australia-s-worst-fires-20190108-p50qol.html

California’s largest utility has struggled to reduce fire risks as its equipment keeps igniting blazes https://www.wsj.com/articles/pg-e-sparked-at-least-1-500-california-fires-now-the-utility-faces-collapse-11547410768?mod=e2tw

He Helped Indonesia Through a ‘Year of Disasters,’ While Facing His Own https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/world/asia/indonesia-natural-disasters-sutopo.html

Wildfires: Opportunity for restoration? http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6423/134.2

PG&E, utility tied to wildfires, will file for bankruptcy https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/14/business/pge-bankruptcy-wildfires/index.html

38% of evacuation centers in central Tokyo could flood https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190114/p2a/00m/0na/002000c

A ‘twin-track’ approach to disability-inclusive disaster preparedness https://www.devex.com/news/q-a-a-twin-track-approach-to-disability-inclusive-disaster-preparedness-94094

Fort McMurray population down nearly 11 per cent since wildfire, census shows https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-census-population-1.4978907

Former FEMA Admin.: AI Can Marry Urban Planning and Disaster Response http://www.govtech.com/biz/Former-FEMA-Admin-AI-Can-Marry-Urban-Planning-and-Disaster-Response.html

RealImpact aims to be more comprehensive for hurricane forecasting than the current Saffir-Simpson Scale, but lacks transparency https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a25889644/accuweather-realimpact-hurricane-scale/

Alaskan company uses drones to survey earthquake damage https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Alaskan-company-used-drones-to-map-earthquake-damage-503723881.html

Actual Recovery Just Beginning for Some, Months After Hurricane Florence http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Actual-Recovery-Just-Beginning-for-Some-Months-After-Hurricane-Florence.html

Using oral histories to learn from disasters – Sharing the lessons learned during the 2013 Colorado flood https://phys.org/news/2019-01-lessons-colorado.html

How villagers in Lao PDR’s Khammouane Province find their own ways to recover after a disaster https://uninlaopdr.exposure.co/after-the-flood

Flood Risk Reduction in Canada https://uwaterloo.ca/partners-for-action/projects-and-programs/flood-risk-reduction-canada

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The use of social media in volcano science communication: challenges and opportunities https://www.jvolcanica.org/ojs/index.php/volcanica/article/view/25/30

Less than 20 percent of Coloradans are registered for emergency alerts https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/less-than-20-percent-of-coloradans-are-registered-for-emergency-alerts

Four recommendations for new governors on preparing for disasters and building resilience http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2019/01/14/governors-natural-disasters-climate-resilience/

More than half a million foreign residents live in Tokyo so the Tokyo Metropolitan Government hosted a disaster drill to prepare foreign residents for the worst-case scenario https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/16/national/tokyos-foreign-residents-prepare-worst-multilingual-disaster-drill/#.XD-SCk-P7IU

Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/messages-disaster-prevention/?platform=hootsuite

 

Disaster psychology

Resilience and Humility https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/heal-and-carry/201901/resilience-and-humility

A firefighter’s guide to stress and well-being https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-careers/articles/393253018-A-firefighters-guide-to-stress-and-well-being/

A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience https://www.templetonpress.org/books/walking-disaster

Natural hazard risk prevention is not only related to personal experience and perceived probability of hazard events, but also crucially influenced by social forms of communication and integration https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/nhess-2018-393/

“Only 23% of people who were located right along the immediate coast — the people who were most in harm’s way from Sandy — made plans for what they would do if they had to evacuate.” http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/wind-rain-worse/

Crying ‘Crying Wolf’: How Misfires and Mexican Engineering Expertise are Made Meaningful https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00141844.2018.1561489?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=VEjKVQ2vKFD5tNi8ZBsI&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F00141844.2018.1561489&doi=10.1080%2F00141844.2018.1561489&journalCode=retn20

Trauma Among First Responders https://www.emsworld.com/article/1221989/expo-icymi-mitigating-psychological-trauma

 

Sociology and Disasters

Why are women still so unsafe? https://reliefweb.int/report/world/why-are-women-still-so-unsafe

Religious practice is declining. Here’s why that’s bad news for disaster recovery https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900048898/religious-practice-is-declining-heres-why-thats-bad-news-for-disaster-recovery.html

People in flood-hit western Japan area frustrated by sluggish recovery and population loss https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/15/national/people-flood-hit-western-japan-area-frustrated-sluggish-recovery-population-loss/#.XD5T69IzbIU

Anthropology and Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.americananthropologist.org/2018/12/18/anthropology-and-disaster-risk-reduction/

Does social capital pay off? The case of small business resilience after Hurricane Katrina https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-5973.12248?af=R

Today in disaster resilience (9 November 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Severe storms claim 27 lives across Italy, one of the most complex meteorological situations of the past 50 to 60 years https://watchers.news/2018/11/04/severe-storms-italy-november-2018/

Deadly storms move through southeastern United States https://watchers.news/2018/11/02/thunderstorms-tornadoes-texas-oklahoma-mississippi-arkansas-november-2018/

Four people killed in new floods in Red Sea state https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/four-people-killed-new-floods-red-sea-state

Indonesia – Deadly Floods in West Sumatra and West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-sumatra-west-java-november-2018

9 people from 2 families killed in Sicily flooding as Italy death toll rises to 29 https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/04/europe/italy-flooding-deaths/index.html

8 tornadoes confirmed after storms tore across Middle Tennessee https://www.wkrn.com/weather/7-tornadoes-confirmed-after-storms-tore-across-middle-tennessee/1578660229

Melbourne floods: More rain in 2 hours than September and October combined https://watchers.news/2018/11/06/melbourne-flood-australia-november-6-2018/

Fuego volcano enters new eruptive phase, Guatemala https://watchers.news/2018/11/07/fuego-volcano-guatemala-november-2018/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Disappearing Islands: What Happens To Their Nations and People? https://medium.com/@riad.meddeb/disappearing-islands-what-happens-to-their-nations-and-people-f318c374188

It’s not rocket science: Climate change was behind this summer’s extreme weather https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-not-rocket-science-climate-change-was-behind-this-summers-extreme-weather/2018/11/02/b8852584-dea9-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?utm_term=.93b71bf41560

UK heatwaves lasting twice as long as 50 years ago – Met Office https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/02/uk-heatwaves-lasting-twice-as-long-as-50-years-ago-met-office

Rising danger of deadly river floods with global warming https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/rising-danger-deadly-river-floods-global-warming

They Know Seas Are Rising, but They’re Not Abandoning Their Beloved Cape Cod https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23102018/cape-cod-sea-level-rise-trump-voters-climate-change-questions-science-based-coastal-building-codes

Climate comms research round-up https://climateoutreach.org/climate-communications-research-round-up/#november

The global temperature was well above average in October 2018 https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-october-2018

This simulation aims to enable a better understanding of the mechanisms of glaciation https://www.cscs.ch/science/earth-env-science/2018/an-ice-age-lasting-115000-years-in-two-minutes/

A rising tide of climate resilience https://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-11-06/a-rising-tide-of-climate-resilience/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Australian students plan school strikes to protest against climate inaction https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/nov/07/australian-students-plan-school-strikes-to-protest-against-climate-inaction

‘Risk data hub’ to enhance EU resilience to climate hazards https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/risk-data-hub-to-enhance-eu-resilience-to-climate-hazards/

The world’s deltas are at risk of being drowned due to rising relative sea levels as a result of climate change http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/474/2219/20180396

EIB survey: 70% of Spaniards believe climate change is a threat to humanity https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/11/08/inenglish/1541671878_582991.html?id_externo_rsoc=TW_CM_EN

Climate change: Actuaries sound extreme weather alarm for insurers https://www.afr.com/news/climate-change-actuaries-sound-extreme-weather-alarm-for-insurers-20181107-h17lr4

 

Disaster risk reduction

Tsunami are a clear and ever-present danger https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/11/01/commentary/world-commentary/tsunami-clear-ever-present-danger/#.W99gLNIzbIX

Definition of a Disaster http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/definition-of-a-disaster.html

The majority of the world’s cities are highly exposed to disasters https://reliefweb.int/report/world/worlds-cities-2018

Turkey: Micro-earthquakes preceding an earthquake near Istanbul as early warning signs? https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/media-and-communication/news/details/article/micro-earthquakes-preceding-an-earthquake-near-istanbul-as-early-warning-signs/

A new probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment for Australia http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/events/public-talks/public-talks-archive/a-new-probabilistic-tsunami-hazard-assessment-for-australia

Sava Flood Forecasting Warning System: example of transboundary cooperation on flood forecasting https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/sava-flood-forecasting-warning-system-example-transboundary-cooperation-flood-forecasting/

How tsunami risk informs natural hazard management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yFP4YaB2GE

Good Resilience Planning Involves More Than Building Barriers – It’s About Making Connections http://www.100resilientcities.org/good-resilience-planning-making-connections/

The concept of resilience: a bibliometric analysis of the emergency and disaster management literature https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328754513_The_concept_of_resilience_a_bibliometric_analysis_of_the_emergency_and_disaster_management_literature

Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/updated-map

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

Improving NC’s Floodplain Buyout Program https://www.coastalreview.org/2018/11/improving-ncs-floodplain-buyout-program/

Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/429279/Meeting-on-regional-co-op-for-building-resilience-to-disasters#

If precipitation extremes are increasing, why aren’t floods? https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR023749

Protecting Canadian Communities from Floods https://www.intactcentreclimateadaptation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Climate-Change-Adaptation-Projects-FINAL.pdf

FEMA floodmaps failed to predict Mexico Beach flooding http://www.newsherald.com/news/20181103/fema-floodmaps-failed-to-predict-mexico-beach-flooding

Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that NYC will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/09/new-york-future-flooding-climate-change.html

Argentina’s mega-storms attract army of meteorologists https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07268-2

‘We want the opportunity to rebuild out of the floodplain’ https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060102125?platform=hootsuite

Weathering financial shocks from disasters in the Pacific Islands https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/weathering-financial-shocks-disasters-pacific-islands

How science can help us prepare for disasters https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/how-science-can-help-us-prepare-for-disasters/story-SLozme2ezuYOu0LpG7so7J.html

Hurricane Michael Teaches New Home Building Lessons https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiegold/2018/11/07/hurricane-michael-teaches-new-home-building-lessons/#2f0a161d48e9

Unplanning a disaster: What India should learn from Kerala https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/61693

Hurricane Michael was a deadly reminder that many FEMA flood-risk maps are faulty https://therealdeal.com/miami/2018/11/04/hurricane-michael-was-a-deadly-reminder-that-many-fema-flood-risk-maps-are-faulty/

Natural disasters cost Japan over $10 billion http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123999.php

The US next housing crash could be caused by weather, not Wall Street – here are the places that should be worried https://www.businessinsider.com.au/housing-hurricanes-floods-weather-building-2018-10?r=US&IR=T

 

Emergency Management

Tropical Cyclone Warning Advice http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/warnings/advice.shtml

Lessons from tropical storms Urduja and Vinta disasters in the Philippines https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-03-2018-0077?journalCode=dpm

California’s new earthquake warnings deliver critical seconds of notice https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/california-s-new-earthquake-warnings-deliver-critical-seconds-notice

Reconstructing Hurricane Harvey to Find Its Overlooked Victims https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/10/hurricane-harvey-houston-recovery-aid-federal-funds-fema/573094/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_term=2018-11-02T18%3A29%3A13&utm_campaign=city-lab&utm_source=twitter?utm_source=twb

It was a disaster on an almost inconceivable scale, then the world moved on https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/03/it-was-a-disaster-on-an-almost-inconceivable-scale-then-the-world-moved-on

Estimating the Lost Economic Production Caused by Internal Displacement Because of Disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0190-9

Tsunami Emergency Planning in Australia Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/tsunami-planning-handbook/

Early warning and community preparedness in the Pacific http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/preventing-the-next-disaster.html

Puerto Rico governor creates “9/20 Committee” to improve protocols on counting disaster deaths https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/puerto-rico-governor-creates-9-20-committee-to-establish-protocols-on-counting-disaster-deaths/?__twitter_impression=true

Rising Costs Feared to Crimp Puerto Rico’s Building Boom https://www.wsj.com/articles/rising-costs-feared-to-crimp-puerto-ricos-building-boom-1541500202

Tough choices for Uganda landslide survivors https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/11/06/tough-choices-uganda-landslide-survivors?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

In Disaster’s Grip, Again and Again, on Indonesian Island https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/world/asia/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-sulawesi.html

The first mile of warning systems: who’s sharing what with whom? https://odihpn.org/blog/first-mile-warning-systems-whos-sharing/

Typhoon Haiyan: A Tale of Relief and Recovery https://adb.exposure.co/typhoon-yolanda

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Building the Resilience of 8250 students through Tsunami Simulation Drills http://www.lk.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/11/05/building-the-resilience-of-8250-students-through-tsunami-simulation-drills-.html

Schools’ Flood Emergency Preparedness in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-018-0175-8

Guidebook on community disaster preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/61446

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.un.org/en/events/tsunamiday/

Online game aims to save lives by educating children on how to identify storm surges http://www.lboro.ac.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2018/october/storm-force-game-launched/

Over 750 schoolchildren participate in tsunami evacuation trainings in coastal areas http://www.tl.undp.org/content/timor_leste/en/home/newscentre/articles/2018/over-750-schoolchildren-participate-in-tsunami-evacuation-traini.html

Child-centred disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/files/61522_childcentreddrrr2abriefeng2018.pdf

It can take just 15 cm to float a car http://15tofloat.com.au/

Students want more DRR education https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61721

Stop Disasters Game http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/

Flood Snakes & Ladders game is available online http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/our-outputs/flood-snakes-and-ladders/

2018 Resilient Australia National School Award https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAby63zE_aE

2018 Resilient Australia National Award https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op8qPJtsYF4

Evacuation drills in all tsunami-prone schools in the Philippines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5W3YgT86UA

 

Sociology and Disasters

The unequal vulnerability of communities of color to wildfire https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0205825

Substitute or Complement? How Social Capital, Age and Socioeconomic Status Interacted to Impact Mortality in Japan’s 3/11 Tsunami https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3278259

Rural versus urban perspective on coastal flooding: The insights from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic communities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096318301037

What causes nations to recover from disasters? An inquiry into the role of wealth, income inequality, and social welfare provisioning https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091830712X

Disasters, local organizations, and poverty in the USA, 1998 to 2015 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11111-018-0304-8

Today in disaster resilience (12 October 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Strong aftershock rattles north Haiti day after deadly quake https://www.apnews.com/amp/eb82c8597cef4c95a473e52540285db1?__twitter_impression=true

Indonesia is caught in a trifecta of natural disasters https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/3km7ny/indonesia-is-caught-in-a-trifecta-of-natural-disasters

Extreme rainfall, unprecedented flash floods wreak havoc, leave 7 dead in northern Iran https://watchers.news/2018/10/07/extreme-rainfall-unprecedented-flash-floods-wreak-havoc-leave-7-dead-in-northern-iran/

Deadly flash floods turn streets of southern Italy into raging rivers https://watchers.news/2018/10/06/deadly-flash-floods-turn-streets-of-southern-italy-into-raging-rivers/

Floods and storms leave 9 dead and 5,000 displaced in Sri Lanka https://weatheralertonline.blogspot.com/2018/10/floods-and-storms-leave-9-dead-and-5000.html

Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall In Florida Panhandle, With 155-MPH Winds https://www.npr.org/2018/10/10/656052881/hurricane-michael-an-extremely-dangerous-category-4-storm-heads-toward-florida?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Titli” about to slam into India, Red alerts issued https://watchers.news/2018/10/10/very-severe-cyclonic-storm-titli-india-landfall/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least 10 killed after massive flash floods hit Mallorca, 5 months’ worth of rain in 2 hours, Spain https://watchers.news/2018/10/10/mallorca-flood-spain-october-9-2018/

11 dead after flash floods and mudslides hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala https://watchers.news/2018/10/09/11-dead-after-flash-floods-and-mudslides-hit-nicaragua-honduras-el-salvador-costa-rica-and-guatemala/

Flooding in Florida up to roof level as Hurricane Michael continues destructive path inland https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/flooding-in-florida-up-roof-level-hurricane-michael-continues-destructive-path-inland

Three dead, IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia’s Java, Bali https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/three-dead-imf-summit-shaken-as-strong-quake-hits-indonesia-s-10813782

USA – Hurricane Michael Storm Surge Causes Flooding in Florida http://floodlist.com/america/usa/hurricane-michael-storm-surge-causes-floods-florida-october-2018

Death toll rises to 12 in Majorca floods https://www.afp.com/en/news/3954/death-toll-rises-12-majorca-floods-doc-19x7fw6?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Oct 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Gamalama https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71077/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Oct-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Gamalama-Dukon.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

“Rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required if global warming is to be limited to just 1.5°C https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/08/this-is-not-fine/

IPCC Report on the Global Warming of 1.5 °C http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or face more floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/we-must-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-to-net-zero-or-face-more-floods

Climate Crisis Spurs UN Call for $2.4 Trillion Fossil Fuel Shift https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-08/scientists-call-for-2-4-trillion-shift-from-coal-to-renewables

National Climate Assessment team updates key indicators of global climate change https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/national-climate-assessment-team-updates-key-indicators-global

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report

Sinking cities: How climate change is ravaging the Middle East https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/ipcc-report-climate-change-sinking%20cities-overwhelm-middle-east-floods-alexandria-1950363986

Australia moves to El Niño alert and the drought is likely to continue https://theconversation.com/australia-moves-to-el-nino-alert-and-the-drought-is-likely-to-continue-104636

New book looks at dealing with critical risks from climate change beyond adaptation limits http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/news/180928-loss-damage-book.html

It is time for a decisive shift to a new climate economy https://newclimateeconomy.report/2018/

Bylong Valley mine gets NSW Government approval as UN warns against coal energy http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-09/byalong-valley-coal-mine-gets-approval-from-nsw-government/10355668

More Saddleworth-style fires likely as climate changes, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/29/more-saddleworth-style-fires-likely-as-climate-changes-scientists-warn?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Miami wealth manager’s real estate forecast: Prices go down as sea-rise risks go up https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article219359460.html

Dutch Court Upholds Urgenda, Says Government Must Reduce Emissions https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/10/09/urgenda-netherlands-climate-emissions/

Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts https://therealnews.com/stories/michael-mann-we-are-even-closer-to-climate-disaster-than-ipcc-predicts

Climate change and wildfire https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2018/oct/10/climate-change-what-will-happen-hellfire-california-forest-fires?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other?CMP=share_btn_tw

4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change report https://www.vox.com/2018/10/9/17951924/climate-change-global-warming-un-ipcc-report-takeaways

Representing the majority and not the minority: the importance of the individual in communicating climate change https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/9/2018/

Climate change is a major multiplier of disaster losses http://news.trust.org/item/20181011082340-ipwq6/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Here’s How Engineers Dream Of Stopping Tsunamis https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/10/heres-how-engineers-dream-of-stopping-tsunamis/

As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/us/fema-disaster-recovery-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Here Is Why Earthquake Magnitude Is Not What You Think It Is https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/07/here-is-why-earthquake-magnitude-is-not-what-you-think-it-is/#1930b45f10e0

The Palu landslides – the worst landslide disaster in five years? https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/10/08/palu-landslides-3/

How do we make earthquake forecasts? https://www.geonet.org.nz/news/4ryMpgnog8CYMGqg0esey2

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Cyclone season approacheth, but this year there’s a twist https://theconversation.com/trust-me-im-an-expert-cyclone-season-approacheth-but-this-year-theres-a-twist-104309?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Even after Harvey, Houston keeps adding new homes in flood plains https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Even-after-Harvey-Houston-keeps-adding-new-homes-13285865.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Colossal Slabs Are Getting Stuck In Earth’s Mantle — Here’s Why https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/10/08/colossal-slabs-are-getting-stuck-in-earths-mantle-heres-why/#4410910d7c0f

After the flood, the flood map: uncovering values at risk http://www.wipsociology.org/2018/10/08/after-the-flood-the-flood-map-uncovering-values-at-risk/

Palu 2018 – Science and surprise behind the earthquake and tsunami https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/sm/2018/10/08/palu-2018-science-and-surprise-behind-the-earthquake-and-tsunami/

UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses https://www.unisdr.org/archive/61121

Hurricanes Florence And Michael Highlight Monster Storms’ Devastating Differences https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricanes-michael-florence_us_5bbe3ac0e4b028e1fe44463c

Harvey left lessons in challenges of hurricane risk management https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20181010/NEWS06/912324511/Harvey-left-lessons-in-challenges-of-hurricane-risk-management-?utm_campaign

Water situation: area monthly reports for England 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/water-situation-local-area-reports

Hurricane Michael is a monster storm and an unnatural disaster https://grist.org/article/hurricane-michael-is-a-monster-storm-and-an-unnatural-disaster/

Pakistan needs integrated flood risk management system: adviser https://arynews.tv/en/pakistan-flood-risk-management-system-adviser/

Mount Etna is sliding into the Mediterranean Sea at the rate of a few centimeters every year https://www.newsweek.com/mount-etna-volcano-sliding-sea-and-could-collapse-causing-catastrophic-1162173

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Captured in Seismic Recordings https://eos.org/articles/glacial-lake-outburst-flood-captured-in-seismic-recordings

Costs of extreme weather up 251 percent over last 20 years https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-morning-report/costs-extreme-weather-251-over-last-20-years

Did Kerala’s Dams Exacerbate India’s Once-in-Century Floods? https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/asia/keralas-dams-exacerbate-indias-century-floods.html

Hurricane Michael is not a ‘natural disaster’ https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/10/health/sutter-natural-disaster-hurricane-michael/index.html

New Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk to co-host Forum and Academy events in Bangkok https://www.sei.org/events/new-centre-excellence-transforming-development-disaster-risk-co-host-forum-academy-events-Bangkok/

 

Emergency Management

Destruction in Palu https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/INDONESIA-QUAKE/010080MZ19R/index.html

Lessons Learned from Louisiana to Communities Affected by Hurricane Florence https://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/hurricanes-typhoons/lessons-learned-from-louisiana-to-communities-impacted-by-hurricane-florence/

By shutting down their broadband in the middle of an emergency, Verizon may have unwittingly proved that California needs to regulate Big ISPs https://www.fastcompany.com/90245717/how-the-california-wildfire-firefighters-may-have-rescued-net-neutrality

Access still an obstacle to reaching stricken communities on Indonesian island: UN agencies https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/10/1022352

Want to help after a disaster? Consider waiting a bit https://theconversation.com/want-to-help-after-a-disaster-consider-waiting-a-bit-103211

Nigeria flood: as water levels subside, the needs rise in displacement camps https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2018/10/10/nigeria-flood-water-levels-subside-needs-rise-displacement-camps/

Hurricane Michael forces waterlogged Carolinas to brace for another hit https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/hurricane-michael-forces-waterlogged-carolinas-brace-another-hit-n918166

FAA issues warning to drone pilots in hurricane areas https://www.dpreview.com/news/1706193583/faa-issues-warning-to-drone-pilots-in-hurricane-areas

Video of Majorca flash floods https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6259647/British-couple-believed-five-killed-floods-Majorca-taxi-swept-away.html

Breaking down the gender imbalance and shaping the new norm in firefighting https://www.portstephensexaminer.com.au/story/5684505/medowie-firie-fighting-to-change-culture/

Earthquake warning system will come with some false alarms and missed alerts http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-early-warning-expansion-20181011-story.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How best to communicate flood risk to the public https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/engage-art-situating-knowledge-phiala-mehring/

From engagement to empowerment: how heritage professionals can incorporate participatory methods in disaster recovery to better serve socially vulnerable groups https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13527258.2018.1530291?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=eUyfXJzi8A3wNbjy8XVq&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F13527258.2018.1530291&doi=10.1080%2F13527258.2018.1530291&journalCode=rjhs20

Participatory action research: tools for disaster resilience education https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328036088_Participatory_action_research_tools_for_disaster_resilience_education

The science project using indigenous Māori knowledge to increase NZ’s resilience to natural hazards https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/teahikaa/audio/2018665566/the-science-project-using-indigenous-maori-knowledge-to-increase-nz-s-resilience-to-natural-hazards

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

Building a Raspberry Pi school magnetometer network in the UK https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/25/2018/

New Zealand ShakeOut https://www.shakeout.govt.nz/

Participatory ways to learn about flooding in Venice https://jcom.sissa.it/sites/default/files/documents/JCOM_1704_2018_N02.pdf

Teacher-facilitated child-centered disaster resilience education program: a study in Bangladesh https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-4801

How America Fails at Communicating Flood Risks https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/10/how-america-fails-communicating-flood-risks/572620/

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

 

Disaster Psychology

As the anniversary of the massive wildfires in Northern California arrives, researchers are trying to pinpoint the best ways to treat the anxiety, depression, and trauma left in the disaster’s wake https://www.wired.com/story/wildfires-mental-health/

Weeks After Hurricane Florence, A Neighborhood Still Struggles https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/north-carolina-hurricane-florence-aftermath_us_5bbd035be4b01470d05640b8

 

Sociology and Disasters

Community Businesses as Social Units in Post-Disaster Recovery https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328129198_Community_Businesses_as_Social_Units_in_Post-Disaster_Recovery

Characterising rural resilience in Aotearoa-New Zealand: a systematic review https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1418-3

What happens after a disaster? The Grenfell fire and the campaign for justice http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/libstaff/archives/432

Disasters discriminate – our response should not http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/blog/2018/disasters-discriminate—disaster-response-should-not.html

Gideon Mendel’s photographs center the experiences of people–mainly people of color living in poverty–that are feeling climate change’s effects now https://www.fastcompany.com/90239700/these-photos-of-flood-victims-tell-the-human-story-of-climate-change

Various social vulnerability layers for geographies within the path of Hurricane Michael https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=464c40bad5484aed8fb17bfac0211bc0

Analyzing the Social Lead-Up to a Human-Induced Disaster: The Gas Extraction-Earthquake Nexus in Groningen, The Netherlands https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328212298_Analyzing_the_Social_Lead-Up_to_a_Human-Induced_Disaster_The_Gas_Extraction-Earthquake_Nexus_in_Groningen_The_Netherlands

Uncovering ‘Community’: Challenging an Elusive Concept in Development and Disaster Related Work https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/8/3/71#stats_id

 

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

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/