World Resilience NEWS

NICTA tool to help manage natural disasters

NICTANational ICT Australia (NICTA) has created a tool that helps governments and insurance companies better manage locations prone to natural disasters and reduce their impact when they occur. The data visualisation tool, Global Risk Map, is part of the Global Resilience Project for the United Nations-endorsed Principles of Sustainable Insurance (PSI) initiative. Insurance company IAG is leading the project, with NICTA helping provide technology solutions for it…


The cash after the storm: building resilience to future disasters

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013 with the ferocity of a category five super-typhoon, the most severe storm to hit landfall ever recorded. The storm claimed more than 6,000 lives, affected 4.1 million people and caused £9.39bn in property damage…


6 Devastating Heat Waves Hitting the Planet

Need proof that we’re having the hottest year on record? Scorching heat is searing parts of the world, sparking wildfires and claiming lives due to heat stroke and dehydration…


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