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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

3 out of 4 organizations admit they aren’t ‘resilient’ to cyber attacks…and more

3 out of 4 organizations admit they aren’t ‘resilient’ to cyber attacks Bruce Schneier regards the history of cyber attack and defense as a trilogy. The ’90s, he says, were … Continue reading

30/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Nurturing Resilience in Our Children…and more

Nurturing Resilience in Our Children There’s been a fair bit of talk recently about resilience – and how our children somehow lack it. Your own children might even have been … Continue reading

29/09/2015 · Leave a comment

How The Netherlands Became The Biggest Exporter Of Resilience…and more

How The Netherlands Became The Biggest Exporter Of Resilience Huib de Vriend was five years old when the great flood of 1953 hit. It was a chilly Saturday night, and … Continue reading

28/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Wellington City Council and 100 Resilient Cities…and more

Wellington City Council and 100 Resilient Cities Wellington City Council and 100 Resilient Cities —pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, launch ‘Resilient Wellington’ 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller … Continue reading

27/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Study: Climate-related Disasters on Rise

Study: Climate-related Disasters on Rise A new report finds most natural disasters in 2014 were climate-related. The 2015 World Disasters Report, issued Thursday by the International Federation of Red Cross … Continue reading

26/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Calls for Federal Oversight of Red Cross Disaster Assistance…and more

Government Accountability Office Calls for Federal Oversight of Red Cross Disaster Assistance The unorganized and mismanaged responses to significant natural disasters — including Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the 2010 … Continue reading

25/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Sydney’s chief resilience officer…and more

Beck Dawson announced as Sydney’s chief resilience officer Property sustainability expert Beck Dawson has been named Sydney’s chief resilience officer, a high-profile position enabled through the Rockerfeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient … Continue reading

24/09/2015 · 2 Comments

Prepare today for any disaster…and more

Prepare today for any disaster Natural and manmade tragedies follow no timetable. The 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina, the remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, and this summer’s shootings at reserve … Continue reading

23/09/2015 · Leave a comment

The concept of resilience…and more

The concept of resilience While the concept of resilience is fairly new within the development and humanitarian sectors, it has gained increasing significance in a short period of time. Large … Continue reading

22/09/2015 · Leave a comment

How to keep a natural disaster from destroying your business…and more

How to keep a natural disaster from destroying your business When a natural disaster strikes, your business could suffer loss of revenue and even catastrophic end of business events. You … Continue reading

21/09/2015 · Leave a comment

History of disasters…and more

Abbey is advocating for mental health awareness AFTER the devastating 2011 floods, Abbey Godwin-Smith watched her father return to his Rolleston property to find fences down, cattle missing and his … Continue reading

20/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Chileans pick through debris after powerful quake; 11 dead…and more

New York to Put County and State EOCs on Common Disaster Platform Through a program called NY Responds, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, all 62 New York state … Continue reading

19/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Do This One Thing to Prepare for a Natural Disaster…and more

Do This One Thing to Prepare for a Natural Disaster No matter how you slice it, we live in a dangerous world. Most Americans live with the ongoing risk of … Continue reading

18/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Learning from natural disasters…and more

Learning from natural disasters People listed as missing after last week’s flooding of the Kinugawa River in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture have been located alive. The next priority will be reconstructing … Continue reading

17/09/2015 · Leave a comment

World Disasters Report 2014…and more

How much will climate change cost South Asian economies? South Asian economies stand to lose around 1.3 percent of their collective annual GDP by 2050 even if global temperature increases … Continue reading

16/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Read “Stronger” to Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed…and more

A more prepared Bangladesh The sixth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE), co-hosted by the Bangladesh Armed Forces and U.S. Army-Pacific, concluded, here, Sept. 3. The DREE … Continue reading

15/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters pose ratings threat: S&P…and more

Natural disasters pose ratings threat: S&P Standard & Poor’s has delivered its first take of the sovereign-rating threat faced by countries vulnerable to natural disasters, particularly earthquakes and tropical storms. … Continue reading

14/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Uncrewed airborne disaster relief…and more

Smarter together – why governments and insurance industry should team up to enhance financial resilience Governments across the globe are reeling from high debt levels and sluggish growth despite historically … Continue reading

13/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Manage Stress by Knowing What You Value…and more

Japan floods: Two dead, at least 25 missing as more rivers burst banks in northern provinces Heavy rain continued early Friday, threatening to worsen conditions in the wake of Typhoon … Continue reading

12/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Japanese city of Joso floods…and more

Do feel-good slogans like ‘Resilient New Orleans’ and ‘Boston Strong’ mask income inequality? Bostonians, in the aftermath of the Marathon bombing, like to remind themselves that Boston is Strong. A … Continue reading

11/09/2015 · Leave a comment

4 swirling cyclones in the Pacific…and more

There are now 4 swirling cyclones in the Pacific and they look like a terrifying Van Gogh painting Over the weekend, three Category 4 hurricanes were spotted surrounding Hawaii. Now, … Continue reading

10/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Treating migrants like natural disasters ‘dehumanizing’…and more

Treating migrants like natural disasters ‘dehumanizing’ Society tends to associate migrants with words such as “influx,” “occupation,” “invasion” and “flood,” all of which echo the discourse used in natural disasters, … Continue reading

09/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience News

The easiest way to respond to a natural disaster? Blame God or global warming Katrina was the big bad storm for which we were totally unprepared. It’s like adulthood. You … Continue reading

08/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience News

Tonga Broadcasting Commission now has a Climate and Disaster Resilience Plan As part of the National Broadcasters Climate and Disaster Resilience Plan project, the Tonga Broadcast Commission (TBC) was able … Continue reading

07/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience News

Security Think Tank: Resiliency is the single most effective response to cyber attacks With cyber attacks – and their high-profile news reports – on the rise, companies have gradually begun … Continue reading

06/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience News

82 Percent of Businesses Will Experience Cyber-Attacks Nigeria is a member of the global society and the country cannot be separated from the opportunities and threats of globalisation. Following the … Continue reading

05/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience News

The secret to New Orleans’ comeback For America’s Gulf Coast, the last decade has been a story of recovery and resilience unlike any other. Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and … Continue reading

04/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience News

A Photojournalist Reflects on His Katrina Experience Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Clarence Williams came to New Orleans to shoot a cousin’s wedding and wound up getting evacuated by helicopter from the … Continue reading

03/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience News

President Obama Katrina Speech: New Orleans’ ‘Resilience’ Is Model For America President Barack Obama applauded the resilience of those affected by Hurricane Katrina in a speech Thursday in New Orleans … Continue reading

02/09/2015 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

City pumps in $100 million for Lower Manhattan flood protection As the three-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the city will spend $100 … Continue reading

01/09/2015 · Leave a comment