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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

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Chief resilience officer sought for Christchurch The New York-based Rockefeller Foundation is pledging international resources to help Christchurch become more resilient to future disaster. Christchurch is one of 33 cities … Continue reading

31/03/2014

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Japanese architect wins top Pritzker award Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who uses cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing violence, has won his … Continue reading

30/03/2014

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Indonesia deploys advanced disaster monitoring system The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. It aims to support the Indonesian government’s … Continue reading

29/03/2014

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Bangkok to host first ever Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Expo (ADRE) Thailand will be the proud host of the first ever ASIAN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION EXPO (ADRE) which will be … Continue reading

28/03/2014

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Mudslides Explained: Behind the Washington State Disaster A fatal mudslide in rural northwestern Washington State over the weekend underscores the dangers of this fast-moving natural hazard. On Saturday morning, a … Continue reading

27/03/2014

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Washington landslide leaves 14 dead and 176 reported missing Authorities dealing with the aftermath of a landslide in rural Washington state at the weekend, which left 14 dead, said on … Continue reading

26/03/2014

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Plans for UK Resilience Centre to help tackle effects of climate change In the wake of a number of devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and … Continue reading

25/03/2014

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Sustainable Floating Cities Designed for a Post-Apocalyptic World Inspired by biblical character of Noah, Serbian designers Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic have created Noah’s Ark, a sustainable floating city capable … Continue reading

24/03/2014

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Youth urged to embrace ‘resilience’ When Sandra McKenzie got a phone call that her son had just received a two-day suspension, she immediately began to worry. “I thought, ‘Oh my … Continue reading

23/03/2014

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Building Resilience Today, I spend much of my time researching and discussing what makes cities resilient. One of the central questions of resilience is not just the ability to recover … Continue reading

22/03/2014

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A dust induced monsoon in India The study shows that as airborne dust from North Africa and West Asia absorbs sunlight it warms the air and strengthens the eastern winds … Continue reading

21/03/2014

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Resilience and positivity in the Philippines Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.  ShelterBox Response Team members working on the … Continue reading

20/03/2014

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MARK KLAAS | Region is prone to natural disasters Is the Puget Sound region — home to more than 4.5 million people — adequately prepared for a disaster? That’s a … Continue reading

19/03/2014

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Building better cities In the Asia-Pacific, the modern city also needs to be “resilient”—meaning capable of surviving not only the natural disasters that regularly come our way but also the … Continue reading

18/03/2014

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Mayor agrees a solution is needed to flood-proof Emerald (Queensland) WITH $20 million invested and levee systems in Roma and St George well advanced, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David … Continue reading

17/03/2014

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Sharing data to improve humanitarian aid It can be a challenge to gather scientific evidence on the impacts of humanitarian aid, particularly in emergency conditions such as natural disasters.  To … Continue reading

16/03/2014

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Lessons from 2011 quake must be put to use for Japan and the world Every possible effort must be made to prevent and mitigate damage from major natural disasters that … Continue reading

15/03/2014

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Disaster Resilience Scorecard for cities launchedThe scorecard is based on the Campaign’s Ten Essentials – UNISDR’s list of top priorities for building urban resilience to disasters — and has been … Continue reading

14/03/2014

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Creating resilient cities amid urban growth Despite urbanization’s positive impact role on economic growth, however, it also brought challenges which Asian cities need to recognize and address.  For instance, Asian … Continue reading

13/03/2014

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‘Art of Resilience’ exhibit at the Cultural & Heritage Gallery in Somerville The “Art of Resilience” exhibit features selected works from over 143 child and adult non-professional artists engaged in … Continue reading

12/03/2014

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87,000 people killed $19 billion loss to economy due to natural disasters Natural disaster including floods and earthquakes during the past 33 years have not only killed more than 87 … Continue reading

11/03/2014

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Govt officials learn to reduce risks during natural disasters Some government officials are currently learning the steps to reduce risks during natural disasters. National Disaster Management Office Deputy Secretary Setareki … Continue reading

10/03/2014

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True grit: Can you really teach resilience? Can you teach grit? Determination? The ability to pick yourself up and dust yourself down? In essence, can teachers teach resilience? TES asks … Continue reading

09/03/2014

Resilience NEWS (International Women’s Day 2014)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s edition of Resilience Reporter is dedicated to women.  The theme of the IWD 2014 is “Inspiring Change”.  The following daily selection is a reflection on women and … Continue reading

08/03/2014

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Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction Opens in Japan Tokyo, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction opens today with a hundred delegates from various countries and territories.  … Continue reading

07/03/2014

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Resilience: Context Is Everything For The Modern Business Resilience is a word much used in management circles these days. I wrote about it myself only a few weeks ago – … Continue reading

06/03/2014

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Illinois Politicians Challenge FEMA Formula The head of Illinois’ Emergency Management Agency, has a question: “How do you really compare human suffering?” Jonathon Monken admits it’s a trick question. But … Continue reading

05/03/2014

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Magnitude 6.7 quake hits off Okinawa, Japan A magnitude 6.7 quake struck off Okinawa, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday, but no tsunami was expected. The USGS said … Continue reading

04/03/2014

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Study claims giant offshore wind turbines will blow away hurricanes Natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy would become things of the past if the U.S. built massive wind … Continue reading

03/03/2014

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Volcanoes had small role in slower surface warming Volcanic eruptions also affect temperatures, as they add tiny particles of sulfate (referred to as “aerosols”) to the atmosphere. These particles increase … Continue reading

02/03/2014

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Africa: Better Data to Face Natural Disasters Collecting more accurate and comprehensive data on disaster risk can improve countries’ readiness for natural hazards, a panel of experts agreed in a … Continue reading

01/03/2014

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