The Future of Disaster Recovery

The story of two cities and two cyclones

It was last year on September 16th, Sunday that typhoon (as cyclones are called in these parts of the world) Mangkhut hit Hong Kong with a top speed of 175 km/hr. The same typhoon had earlier hit Philippines on its way with wind speeds of up to 250 km/hr and caused widespread damage. By the time the storm hit Hong Kong, it was less ferocious but still ranked as one of the worst typhoons experienced by Hong Kong since at least 1943. One of the most intense storms in Hong Kong’s history caused a record storm surge, uprooted some 1,500 trees, and left hundreds of windows smashed all over the city. The damage was “serious and extensive”, and the number of calls for help, or reports of injury, was as much as five times higher than when typhoon Hato battered Hong Kong in August 2017…


The Future of Disaster Recovery

Founded on the heels of Hurricane Katrina, SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team to an established organization, responding to disasters across the United States and championing building resiliency and disaster preparedness on the national stage Photo: Courtesy SBP.

Learn how SBP is leveraging private industry innovations through for-profit partnerships and to create measurable impact after disasters. SBP co-founder and CEO Zack Rosenburg discusses the organization’s holistic approach to disasters—increasing resilience before, and streamlining recovery after. Rosenburg will share how SBP’s intentional organizational culture creates a sustainable environment for continuous improvement, as SBP works towards shrinking the time between disaster and recovery to keep, so that families suffer less…


Share Japan’s knowledge and skills on disaster preparedness

As humanity is faced with an unending series of catastrophic disasters around the world, it has become even more important for Japan to share its knowledge and skills internationally.

Japan has accumulated a wide range of specialized knowledge that can be useful in preparing for future disasters, painfully learned through the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and other devastating natural disasters. Voluminous records, analyses, research and surveys from various angles were conducted to understand the damage, recovery and reconstruction processes….


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