resilience reporter

resilience starts with information

Resilience NEWS

People run for shelter as heavy rain and wind gusts rip through the Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers north east of Visakhapatnam, India on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. (AP / Biswaranjan Rout)

People run for shelter as heavy rain and wind gusts rip through the Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers north east of Visakhapatnam, India on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. (AP / Biswaranjan Rout)

Strong cyclone lashes India’s eastern seaboard, killing at least 2

A powerful cyclone pounded a large swath of India’s eastern seaboard with heavy rain and strong winds Sunday, killing at least two people and causing major damage to buildings and crops, one of two storms to lash Asia on the day. In Japan, at least 35 people were reported injured as Typhoon Vongfong, packing winds of up to 180 kilometres per hour and heavy rain, hit the southern island of Okinawa and was aiming at the island of Kyushu, where authorities told 150,000 people to evacuate. Cyclone Hudhud had winds of 195 kilometres per hour when the edge of the storm hit land after sweeping through the Bay of Bengal, Chief Staff Officer of India’s Eastern Naval Command Rear Admiral S.K. Grewal told reporters…

 

Controversy in Genoa after floods that left one man dead

Anger: Italy's biggest daily newspaper attacked the government's 'shameful' failure to prevent the disaster Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2789173/Outrage-Italy-shame-Genoa-flood-chaos.html#ixzz3FxFRa7N0

Anger: Italy’s biggest daily newspaper attacked the government’s ‘shameful’ failure to prevent the disaster
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2789173/Outrage-Italy-shame-Genoa-flood-chaos.html#ixzz3FxFRa7N0

There is controversy in the Italian city of Genoa after flooding that left one man dead and millions of euros worth of damage. It has been revealed that after similar flooding that claimed six lives in 2011, 35 million euros was set aside for the construction of special barriers. But that work never started, causing anger among those who have been hit again by raging floodwaters. There have also been landslides, causing the derailment of a train travelling from Genoa to Turin. The driver was hurt but all of the 150 passengers were reported to have escaped without any serious injuries. Officials have also been criticised for not giving enough warning about the bad weather…

 

R is for resilience

Resilience is the capacity for people, their communities and the environment to face sudden changes or disasters and to recover from these shocks. Although it is an important and useful concept, it has become a buzz word in international development. FAO talks of “Resilient Livelihoods” and has developed a ‘resilience strategy’ which includes: institutional strengthening, developing early warning systems, protecting and building livelihoods, and improving ‘preparedness for and response to crises’. This kind of resilience sounds quite top heavy…

 

Designing a Way to Live in Boston’s Watery Future

A just-released resilience plan for Boston envisions canals in Back Bay. (Source: Urban Land Institute of Boston/New England’s “The Urban Implications of Living with Water”; Credit: Michael Wang, Arlen Stawasz, and Dennis Carlberg)

A just-released resilience plan for Boston envisions canals in Back Bay. (Source: Urban Land Institute of Boston/New England’s “The Urban Implications of Living with Water”; Credit: Michael Wang, Arlen Stawasz, and Dennis Carlberg)

The rendering shows a serene setting: people rowing along a placid canal spanned by a footbridge, a swan floating atop the rippling water. This peaceful scene, however, is a shocker if you are familiar with the city of Boston. Because this is a vision of what might come to pass in Back Bay, one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods — and a place where anyone who tried to row a boat today would be scraping the oars on asphalt…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

MORE RESOURCES

MORE RESOURCES

%d bloggers like this: