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Monthly Archives: February, 2020

Ugandans should embrace wetlands to rid-off disasters

  Severe Flooding Threatens Lives and Futures in Burundi The torrential rains began in December, triggering landslides and massive flooding across northern Burundi, one of the world’s poorest countries. Roads, … Continue reading

29/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Planning for a pandemic: is your business prepared?

  Trump mocked sea wall to protect N.J. from flooding. Now the project is halted. An ambitious and controversial plan for protecting New Jersey and New York from future Sandy-like … Continue reading

28/02/2020 · Leave a comment

4 Factors That May Lower PTSD Risk and Bolster Resilience

How Creative Writing Can Boost Students’ Resilience It is required of a teacher to help build a sense of community amongst students. A safe and healthy environment would benefit students, … Continue reading

27/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How to Raise Climate-Resilient Kids

  Mangrove forests protect coastlines. ‘Synthetic mangroves’ could do the same for cities. Humans have lots of reasons to thank mangroves. These swampy, stilt-rooted trees store massive amounts of carbon … Continue reading

26/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Will we learn from the bushfire summer?

Indonesian flash flooding sweeps nearly 250 students into river leaving seven dead, three missing A mass search-and-rescue operation has been mounted to find the bodies and survivors of a tragic … Continue reading

25/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The Hero’s Journey to Resilience and Thriving in the Context of Disaster

  Disaster & Resilience International Summit (DR 2020) The Disaster & Resilience International Summit is a trilingual (French, English, Spanish) event to be hold in Montreal (Canada) from June 16 … Continue reading

24/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The importance of being positive: How to build a resilient business mindset

  Device inspired by mangroves could help clear up flood water A novel approach to removing salt from water, inspired by mangrove trees, has been revealed by researchers who say … Continue reading

23/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How Art and Design makes us more disaster resilient

I made bushfire maps from satellite data, and found a glaring gap in Australia’s preparedness On the night of January 9 2020, my wife and I secured our Kangaroo Island … Continue reading

22/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How to achieve operational resilience

  How to achieve operational resilience What can I do to manage vulnerabilities in my systems and achieve operational resilience? A: Operational resilience can be defined as a company’s ability … Continue reading

21/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Recovery, rebuilding and resilience: How bushfire-affected businesses can emerge stronger

Regional towns at risk of losing residents in exodus after bushfires Bushfire-devastated communities run the risk of losing residents to the capital cities, with economists warning that rebuilding efforts may … Continue reading

20/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Extreme weather to overload urban power grids, study shows

Facing the flames: How Portugal is preparing for increased fire risk Controlled fires and herds of goats are two of the key weapons being deployed in Portugal to adapt to … Continue reading

19/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Earthquake preparedness – where do we start?

Emergent Resilience for Health, Community, and Our Climate Kevin Gallagher (KG): One of the first steps as a society would be to rebuild a sense of belonging and community. As … Continue reading

18/02/2020 · Leave a comment

15 Ways to Build Emotional Resilience in Your Life and Business

Is your organisation prepared for the coronavirus? Advice from a business resilience expert With thousands of cases reported, and the World Health Organisation declaring it a global health emergency, the … Continue reading

17/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Ancient people tried to stop rising seas with spears or fiery boulders

The Bahamas Is Still Coping With Destruction Caused by Hurricane Dorian Hurricane Dorian affected more than 70,000 people in the region. Why Global Citizens Should Care Hurricane Dorian has already … Continue reading

16/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The resilience triangle: Relieving global catastrophe losses

Australia’s Bushfires Brought 113 Species Closer To Extinction Australia has been through the wringer this year. The disastrous bushfire season has led to a dramatic increase in carbon emissions, crazy … Continue reading

15/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Australia bushfires ignite calls for indigenous fire practices

Is an Aboriginal tale of an ancient volcano the oldest story ever told? Long ago, four giant beings arrived in southeast Australia. Three strode out to other parts of the … Continue reading

14/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How People Learn to Become Resilient

5 Ways Mentally Tough People Deal With Stress and Anxiety Do you have anxious thoughts, fears, and worries that invade your space daily? Anxiety is often the result of fears … Continue reading

13/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Catastrophic Fires Released Billions of Tons of CO2 in 2019

This weekend we’re watching: Films about resilience We look at films about people fighting against the status quo and stories that serve as a reflection of society. Some are biographical, … Continue reading

12/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The resilient brain

A New Workplace Study Says Happy and Burnout-Proof Employees Boils Down to 3 Things There are now over 200 classifications of mental illness, the most recent being one that plagues … Continue reading

11/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Bushfires are ‘Australia’s war’ and that means we need a battle plan

What does a resilient community look like? Solastalgia has been described as the wider sense of loss felt when one’s home environment is damaged or degraded – a concept not … Continue reading

10/02/2020 · Leave a comment

71 Cities in Japan At ‘Very High’ Risk of 3-Meter-High Tsunami Within the Next 30 Years

Wikipedia, a source of information on natural disasters biased towards rich countries The study corresponds to a line of research led by Carlos Castillo, coordinator of the Web Science and … Continue reading

09/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Tasmanian Government launched RiskReady fire, flood assessment tool for homeowners in silence

‘We saw this coming for years’: Farmers take legal action after fires Six farmers are preparing to take legal action against the state government, arguing a massive bushfire in northern … Continue reading

08/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Australia receives bittersweet bushfires reprieve with floods, cyclone

Teen recognized for app that helps locate people in disasters Some day, emergency responders may be able to get help finding people trapped in a disaster with an app designed … Continue reading

07/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Business’ role in disaster response needs to be planned

Hunger Looms in Madagascar After Torrential Rains Displace More Than 100,000 People It has been a week since heavy rains swept away parts of Madagascar, but the storm’s overall impact … Continue reading

06/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Finding an antidote to the stress of ‘always on’ workplace culture

Workplace Mental Health Programs: What They Are, And What They’re Worth With the growing prevalence of mental and stress-related disorders in the general population, the importance of health and well-being … Continue reading

05/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Hunger Looms in Madagascar After Torrential Rains Displace More Than 100,000 People

Turkish-Greek ‘natural disaster diplomacy’ Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday night immediately after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit eastern Elazığ province and wished … Continue reading

04/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Why Job Uncertainty Freaks You Out: 6 Steps To Boost Your Resilience

How to build resilience in your everyday life Being resilient at work is about more than just being able to bounce back from a stressful week. Resilient people are flexible, … Continue reading

03/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Building for bushfire resilience in a gallery

  Building for bushfire resilience in a gallery Less than two weeks after bushfires threatened Arthur Boyd’s iconic gift to the nation – his Riversdale property on the South Coast … Continue reading

02/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The Critical Role of Resilient Design in Post-Disaster Reconstruction

  Australia Bushfires The Costliest Ever At A$1.65bn (US $1.13bn) Insured Loss The ongoing outbreak of bushfires in Australia is now said to be the costliest example from an insurance … Continue reading

01/02/2020 · Leave a comment

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