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Novak Djokovic’s Resilience at 2014 Wimbledon Will Pay off in Final vs. Federer But there is one thing Djokovic has in his favor above Federer. That would be resilience. While … Continue reading

08/07/2014 · Leave a comment

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Is this the world’s best job? Melbourne is looking to employ a ‘Chief Resilience Officer’…. for a cool $236,000 A YEAR A role for a Chief Resilience Officer is paying … Continue reading

07/07/2014 · Leave a comment

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Winds from Hurricane Arthur wallop Massachusetts’ Nantucket Island   (Reuters) – A weakened but fast-moving Hurricane Arthur swept along southern New England on Friday night, wielding tropical storm-force winds, after … Continue reading

06/07/2014 · Leave a comment

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  Macedonia hosts regional conference on building resilience to climate change SKOPJE, July 2 (Xinhua) – Experts met here to discuss plans for the Southeast European to build resilience capacity … Continue reading

05/07/2014 · Leave a comment

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<iframe width=”640″ height=”390″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/m2Gy8V0Dv78″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>   IBHS Meets with White House on Resilience and Mitigation Issues A group of property/casualty insurance senior executives and CEOs, including Insurance Institute for … Continue reading

04/07/2014 · Leave a comment

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    8 Appropriate Volunteer Opportunities for Kids After Natural Disasters After a natural disaster, people volunteer time, money, and products to help those affected get on the road to … Continue reading

03/07/2014 · Leave a comment

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Expert calls for better disaster reduction programs You may be aware that the Federal Government has asked the National Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into how well the … Continue reading

02/07/2014 · Leave a comment

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Red Cross: How We Spent Sandy Money Is ‘Trade Secret’ Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million … Continue reading

01/07/2014 · Leave a comment

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Norfolk hires chief officer for “catastrophic events” If you haven’t heard the word “resilience” in the context of government, brace yourself. Like sea level rise, it’s coming to a coastal … Continue reading

30/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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Calgary flood of 2013 helped Naheed Nenshi become political rock star   Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who became the rock for many as water surged through Alberta’s largest city, says … Continue reading

28/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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Tracy Marshall case: missing woman’s body found three years after Tropical Cyclone Carlos hit Karratha Tracy Marshall, 35, was being treated for depression when she left a Karratha hospital on … Continue reading

27/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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Eight Takeaways from Eight Cities Around the world, our first 32 cities are kicking off their 100 Resilient Cities Challenge engagements with workshops, and we’ve had great conversations about the … Continue reading

26/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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  Creating resilience against natural disaster Today’s beachgoers in the three coastal states hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — encounter huge … Continue reading

25/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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New program aims to boost drainage on the Sunshine Coast STORMWATER and drainage networks in three flood-prone areas of the Sunshine Coast will be bolstered through the Newman and Abbot … Continue reading

24/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Original Before & After Footage The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 registered somewhere between 7.7 and 8.25 on the richter scale, and it radiated all … Continue reading

22/06/2014

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The Competition for Disaster Relief Funds Heats Up When you think of disaster relief, the words that probably come to mind are EMTs and paramedics, FEMA, and the Red Cross. … Continue reading

21/06/2014

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Twin tornadoes hit Pilger, Nebraska – in pictures The small town of Pilger in north-east Nebraska was ravaged by two tornadoes on Monday. Officials estimated that 50-75% of the town … Continue reading

20/06/2014

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Sofia City Hall Builds Earthquake Simulator for Training Sofia City Hall has started the construction of an earthquake simulator, where the residents can learn how to react in an earthquake. … Continue reading

19/06/2014

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More Planning Needed for Vulnerable During Disasters – VCOSS The revelation has come out of the report Disaster and disadvantage: Social vulnerability in emergency management. VCOSS CEO Emma King said … Continue reading

18/06/2014

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National Disaster Resilience Competition Today, President Obama will announce the National Disaster Resilience Competition. Responding to demand from state, local and tribal leaders who are working to increase the safety … Continue reading

17/06/2014

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Cities Under Stress: Building Urban Resilience In March, IPI and the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) of the National University of Singapore convened the project’s first expert seminar in … Continue reading

16/06/2014

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Flood relief workcamp in Krupanj, Serbia Blue Mountains bushfire class action: “We don’t know what caused the fire” The electricity company accused of responsibility for a devastating bushfire in the … Continue reading

15/06/2014

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Gillooly named chief ‘resilience officer’ The head of the mayoral taskforce on flooding, Mike Gillooly, has been appointed as Christchurch’s first chief resilience officer. As chief resilience officer, Gillooly will … Continue reading

14/06/2014

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Disaster resilience workshop for community leaders   It’s not too late to register for a free Disaster Resilience Leadership course being held this Friday and Saturday. The fully catered for … Continue reading

13/06/2014

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Dramatic floods sweep through residential area in China as reservoir bursts A huge downpour has battered Pingba County in Guizhou Province, southwest China, with rainfall over 7 inches (188 millimeters). … Continue reading

12/06/2014

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Death toll from Afghan flood rises to 81 killed More than 80 bodies have been found after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan’s mountainous and remote north, a provincial official … Continue reading

11/06/2014

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1st Philippine TechCamp Hackathon produces 16 digital apps on disaster resilience It is all for charity but participants at the 1st Philippine TechCamp Hackathon did not mind the stress and … Continue reading

10/06/2014

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Power of Prevention A surprisingly powerful earthquake struck northern Thailand and Myanmar last month, smashing windows, cracking walls, roads and damaging historical Buddhist temples. The impact could even be felt … Continue reading

09/06/2014

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UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims The bricks have two compartments – one that holds rice and another that holds water. Once these vitals … Continue reading

08/06/2014

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Insurance company drops suits over Chicago-area flooding An insurance company has dropped its unprecedented lawsuit that had claimed that nearly 200 Chicago-area communities didn’t do enough to prevent last year’s … Continue reading

07/06/2014

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Only Half of Employees Feel Their Companies are Prepared for a Severe Emergency, Staples Survey Finds Only half of employees believe their workplaces are prepared for a severe emergency, according … Continue reading

06/06/2014

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IBM and AECOM Announce First City to Pilot UN Disaster Resilience Scorecard   WORLD CITIES SUMMIT — In light of the growing threat of disasters from natural hazards such as … Continue reading

05/06/2014

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What would happen if New York floods happened in London Update: Over 7,000 affected, 15 deaths as rains, floods wreak havoc in Sri Lanka Over 7,000 people were affected and … Continue reading

04/06/2014

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Natural disasters threaten to unearth toxic waste from lead smelters 229 lead smelters were shut down in the US in the 1980s and were recently evaluated in a new nationwide … Continue reading

03/06/2014

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Awards calls for resilience warriors   Do you have a project that has helped your community to be more disaster resilient? The Resilient Australia Awards would like to recognise your … Continue reading

02/06/2014

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Indonesian volcanic ash cloud may halt Australia flights for days Flights across northern Australia could be affected for days after a volcanic eruption in Indonesia sent a vast ash cloud … Continue reading

01/06/2014

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Louisiana Floods to Worsen as Storm Brings More Rain Gulf Coast residents hit by flash floods will have to deal with yet more rainfall Friday before they can begin the … Continue reading

31/05/2014

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How Much Can (and Should) Government Protect People from Natural Disaster? It didn’t take long after the tragedy of the Oso, Wash., March mudslide for everyone to wonder: Should local … Continue reading

30/05/2014

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Are disasters inherent risks? The recent Soma mining disaster in Turkey led to the death of more than 300 miners. A number of mining executives have been detained on suspicion … Continue reading

29/05/2014

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Earthquake and Floods Hit Skopje Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, was hit by an earthquake, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers north … Continue reading

28/05/2014

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Balkan Flooding ‘God’s Punishment’ for Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision Win: Church Leaders Singer Conchita Wurst is responsible for the deadly Balkan flooding that left more than 50 people dead, Church leaders … Continue reading

27/05/2014

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These Engineers Are Fighting Bushfires with Explosives Bushfires are one of the most deadly and destructive natural disasters in Australia — they can move at incredible speeds and wipe out … Continue reading

26/05/2014

Resilience NEWS, SUNDAY SPECIAL: The Floods In Southeast Europe

International Medical Corps Team in Balkans Assessing Humanitarian Needs Following Deadly Floods Following massive flooding that has killed more than 50 people and displaced tens of thousands more, International Medical … Continue reading

25/05/2014

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Councils say cutting flood mitigation funds short-sighted The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says the Federal Government’s decision to slash a flood mitigation fund will cost it more in … Continue reading

24/05/2014

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Award seeks to find our most resilient Queenslanders THE search is on across regional Queensland for community-minded people who have helped their regions recover and become more resilient following natural … Continue reading

23/05/2014

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A Map Of Where El Niño Will Strike Around The World The map is the work of NOAA and is by no means a prediction or promise of how this … Continue reading

22/05/2014

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Serbia and Bosnia floods: Worst floods to hit Balkans kill 40 and raise landmines threat At least 37 people have died and tens of thousands left homeless in the worst … Continue reading

20/05/2014

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Haiyan Six Months On: A Promising Start on the Long Road to Recovery Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded on earth slammed into the Philippines … Continue reading

19/05/2014

Resilience NEWS – SPECIAL EDITION: the Balkan Floods

State of emergency in Austria, Bosnia and Serbia after severe floods Severe flooding has led to a state of emergency being declared in Austria, Serbia and Bosnia. In Bosnia, army … Continue reading

18/05/2014

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Stunning Images From The 10-Mile California Wildfire That Look Like They Should Be From A Movie A wildfire that flared up in 30 mph winds on Thursday burned a 10-mile … Continue reading

17/05/2014

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Wildfires spread in Southern California, San Onofre nuclear power plant evacuated San Diego County has declared a local emergency, as a fast-spreading wildfire moves thought Carlsbad, California. The fire, which … Continue reading

16/05/2014

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‘Cyber resilience’ is the new boardroom priority Traditional cyber security is now inadequate for today’s threat landscape and must be superseded by ‘cyber resilience’, demanding more vigorous action from company … Continue reading

15/05/2014

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Flirting with disaster After the deadly summer of 2010-2011, executives at Insurance Australia Group made a decision. Floods had swept through the eastern states, killing more than two dozen people … Continue reading

14/05/2014

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Resilience, Communication and Collaboration Workshop report This workshop was a participatory action research exercise in collaboration and communication. The aims of the workshop were broad but the outcomes and outputs … Continue reading

13/05/2014

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Natural Disasters Still Aren’t Good for the Economy Tornado season is in full swing, and late April saw big storm systems that did serious damage in parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, … Continue reading

12/05/2014

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Dreaded El Nino looms in the Pacific Australia remains on course for its first El Nino in more than four years, a weather event that typically brings a drier-than-average winter … Continue reading

11/05/2014

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No home safe in theoretical Brisbane earthquake There would be up to 100 deaths, thousands more walking wounded, and not one house would be safe if a 5.5 magnitude earthquake … Continue reading

10/05/2014

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Raising your resilience levels at the workplace Resilience is an increasingly prized asset for individuals, teams and organisations. To be resilient at work, individuals need to develop a range of … Continue reading

09/05/2014

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OECD: Countries must improve resilience to disasters or face mounting costs Boosting Resilience through Innovative Risk Governance estimates that earthquakes, social unrest, industrial accidents, terror attacks, pandemics and other disruptive … Continue reading

08/05/2014

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How to make Karachi a ‘resilient city’ These days, there is much talk about building ‘urban resilience’, mostly within the context of climate change. Before we go about building resiliency, … Continue reading

07/05/2014

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Torrential rains cause Italy flooding At least one person has been killed and another is missing after flooding hit the Le Marche province in central Italy. The port town of … Continue reading

06/05/2014

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‘No Hope’ for Those Buried by Mudslide, Afghanistan Official Says Afghanistan — A day after landslides buried much of a village in northeastern Afghanistan, local officials said they feared that … Continue reading

05/05/2014

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Mudslide wipes away Afghan town About 2250 people are feared dead after a mudslide buried an Afghan village in the far northeastern province of Badakhshan. More than 300 houses in … Continue reading

04/05/2014

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Investing in resilience Three years ago, my homeland was blindsided by calamity. The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan was a stark reminder of nature’s power and underscored the importance … Continue reading

03/05/2014

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LGAQ to have natural disaster funding inquiry say The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) says it will make a submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into natural disaster funding. … Continue reading

02/05/2014

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US tornado death toll rises to at least 26 Residents have woken to the full scale of the devastation left by powerful tornadoes that tore through south-central United States, killing … Continue reading

01/05/2014

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Drone Captures Path Of Destruction Left By Arkansas Tornado <iframe width=”980″ height=”551″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/c7s2lzDtjew” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> At least 18 people were killed this weekend when a string of tornados ripped through … Continue reading

30/04/2014

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String of Deadly Storms Hits Across Midwest and South A violent weather system lashed the Midwest and South with tornadoes on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, officials said, and … Continue reading

29/04/2014

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Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value? Since 2006, the U.S. Navy has been conducting Pacific Partnership, a U.S. Defense Department forward readiness humanitarian aid program in the … Continue reading

28/04/2014

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Volunteers who helped victims during Queensland’s two worst recent natural disasters still waiting for recognition HERO volunteers who helped victims during Queensland’s two worst natural disasters are still waiting for … Continue reading

27/04/2014

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Strongest sandstorm in decades sweeps China A strong sandstorm swept Gansu Province in northwest China on Wednesday, reducing visibility to less than 65ft, according to the provincial meteorological center. The … Continue reading

26/04/2014

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eReefs tool to assess health of the Great Barrier Reef Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell, who received a briefing on the initiative along with his federal counterpart Greg Hunt, said … Continue reading

25/04/2014

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One Year after Bombings, Patriotism and Resilience at the Marathon Just more than a year after two deadly explosions disrupted the 2013 Boston Marathon, the only sound that could be … Continue reading

24/04/2014

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Opinions about Monitoring and Evaluating Community Disaster Resilience This research analysed strong opinions about community resilience indicators, which were held by emergency management practitioners and researchers. Groups of practitioners and … Continue reading

23/04/2014

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Govt: Only 30% of nation ready for major disaster Only about 30 percent of areas in Japan that are expected to be hit by tsunami in the event of large-scale … Continue reading

22/04/2014

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Florida House Passes Bill To Carry Guns Without Permit During Natural Disaster The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill to allow citizens to arm themselves without a gun permit … Continue reading

21/04/2014

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ULI Spring 2014 – Resilient Cities and Why They Matter Dr. Richard Barkham, group research director at Grosvenor Group, discusses his firm’s Resilient Cities Research Report released at the ULI … Continue reading

20/04/2014

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Resilience as a metaphor What all of these extraordinary people have in common is resilience. Psychologists define resilience as the ability to bounce back from hardship and to carry on. … Continue reading

19/04/2014

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Take Action to Be Ready and Resilient America’s first PrepareAthon! National Day of Action is April 30. I encourage organizations and people across the country to participate. America’s PrepareAthon is … Continue reading

18/04/2014

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New disaster risk reduction strategies needed rather than “rearranging deckchairs on Titanic” – experts WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries must develop new strategies for preventing damage from natural disasters … Continue reading

17/04/2014

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The Business Case for Resilience Richard Barkham, group research director at Grosvenor Group, defined resilience as the ability of a city to avoid or bounce back from an adverse event. … Continue reading

16/04/2014

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The transformation of Medellín provides a model for cities worldwide Resilience is more than just disaster response – it equips cities to deal with a range of challenges before they … Continue reading

15/04/2014

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Resilience Awards bounce back Applications are now being received for the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards. Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan said the awards provided a rare opportunity to highlight the … Continue reading

14/04/2014

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Cyclone Ita: Cooktown residents assess overnight damage with relief Strong gales and heavy rain continued to batter far north Queensland on Saturday as Cooktown locals took stock of the damage … Continue reading

13/04/2014

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Cyclone Ita ‘has the potential to take lives’ Tropical Cyclone Ita, which is bearing down on far north Queensland, has been downgraded to a category 4 as power is lost … Continue reading

12/04/2014

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13 riskiest cities for natural disasters The weather is a common variable that plays into the success of housing, with this year being no exception. “During the winter and early … Continue reading

11/04/2014

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Collaborative approach to disaster resilience may cut insurer payouts Insurance and community risk network Know Risk has endorsed calls for a national approach to natural disaster resilience in the wake … Continue reading

10/04/2014

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Disease outbreak fears in Solomons flood clean-up It is a natural disaster on a scale never before witnessed in the Solomon Islands. Flash flooding on the main island of Guadalcanal … Continue reading

09/04/2014

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Natural disaster major threat to Pacific economies THE relationship between natural disasters and economies was highlighted at the Second Pacific Regional Meeting of Ministers of Energy and Maritime Transport in … Continue reading

08/04/2014

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Australia responds to Solomon Island flooding Today (Saturday) we announce that Australia will provide $250,000 in emergency relief supplies to assist the Government of Solomon Islands respond to the needs … Continue reading

07/04/2014

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Dozens missing in Solomon Islands flash floods Dozens of people are still missing after flash floods that have killed at least 12 people and left some 10,000 homeless in the … Continue reading

06/04/2014

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Suncorp warns about insurance disaster pools, argues in FIS submission that mitigation is better SUNCORP’S insurance arm has sought to quash any national disaster insurance pool, while complaining excessive regulation … Continue reading

05/04/2014

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Was it luck or preparedness? What explains the low death toll in Chile’s earthquake? Jonathan Franklin, reporter for The Guardian newspaper, believes it was more a matter of luck. “When … Continue reading

04/04/2014

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  Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes Chile, sparking tsunami, landslides A POWERFUL magnitude-8.2 earthquake has struck off northern Chile, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country’s entire … Continue reading

03/04/2014

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Philippines lawmakers push for Haiyan memorial Two lawmakers are pushing for the construction of a Typhoon Haiyan memorial, not just to honour the victims of the tragedy, but also to … Continue reading

02/04/2014

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Resilient Cities March Update Program Overview Update Find the updated program overview on our webpage, including information on: •High-level speakers •Cities representing their work •Sessions on various key themes •Co-patrons … Continue reading

01/04/2014

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Chief resilience officer sought for Christchurch The New York-based Rockefeller Foundation is pledging international resources to help Christchurch become more resilient to future disaster. Christchurch is one of 33 cities … Continue reading

31/03/2014

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Japanese architect wins top Pritzker award Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who uses cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing violence, has won his … Continue reading

30/03/2014

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Indonesia deploys advanced disaster monitoring system The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. It aims to support the Indonesian government’s … Continue reading

29/03/2014

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Bangkok to host first ever Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Expo (ADRE) Thailand will be the proud host of the first ever ASIAN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION EXPO (ADRE) which will be … Continue reading

28/03/2014

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Mudslides Explained: Behind the Washington State Disaster A fatal mudslide in rural northwestern Washington State over the weekend underscores the dangers of this fast-moving natural hazard. On Saturday morning, a … Continue reading

27/03/2014

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Washington landslide leaves 14 dead and 176 reported missing Authorities dealing with the aftermath of a landslide in rural Washington state at the weekend, which left 14 dead, said on … Continue reading

26/03/2014

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Plans for UK Resilience Centre to help tackle effects of climate change In the wake of a number of devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and … Continue reading

25/03/2014

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Sustainable Floating Cities Designed for a Post-Apocalyptic World Inspired by biblical character of Noah, Serbian designers Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic have created Noah’s Ark, a sustainable floating city capable … Continue reading

24/03/2014

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Youth urged to embrace ‘resilience’ When Sandra McKenzie got a phone call that her son had just received a two-day suspension, she immediately began to worry. “I thought, ‘Oh my … Continue reading

23/03/2014

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Building Resilience Today, I spend much of my time researching and discussing what makes cities resilient. One of the central questions of resilience is not just the ability to recover … Continue reading

22/03/2014

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A dust induced monsoon in India The study shows that as airborne dust from North Africa and West Asia absorbs sunlight it warms the air and strengthens the eastern winds … Continue reading

21/03/2014

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Resilience and positivity in the Philippines Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.  ShelterBox Response Team members working on the … Continue reading

20/03/2014

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MARK KLAAS | Region is prone to natural disasters Is the Puget Sound region — home to more than 4.5 million people — adequately prepared for a disaster? That’s a … Continue reading

19/03/2014

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Building better cities In the Asia-Pacific, the modern city also needs to be “resilient”—meaning capable of surviving not only the natural disasters that regularly come our way but also the … Continue reading

18/03/2014

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Mayor agrees a solution is needed to flood-proof Emerald (Queensland) WITH $20 million invested and levee systems in Roma and St George well advanced, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David … Continue reading

17/03/2014

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Sharing data to improve humanitarian aid It can be a challenge to gather scientific evidence on the impacts of humanitarian aid, particularly in emergency conditions such as natural disasters.  To … Continue reading

16/03/2014

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Lessons from 2011 quake must be put to use for Japan and the world Every possible effort must be made to prevent and mitigate damage from major natural disasters that … Continue reading

15/03/2014

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Disaster Resilience Scorecard for cities launchedThe scorecard is based on the Campaign’s Ten Essentials – UNISDR’s list of top priorities for building urban resilience to disasters — and has been … Continue reading

14/03/2014

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Creating resilient cities amid urban growth Despite urbanization’s positive impact role on economic growth, however, it also brought challenges which Asian cities need to recognize and address.  For instance, Asian … Continue reading

13/03/2014

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‘Art of Resilience’ exhibit at the Cultural & Heritage Gallery in Somerville The “Art of Resilience” exhibit features selected works from over 143 child and adult non-professional artists engaged in … Continue reading

12/03/2014

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87,000 people killed $19 billion loss to economy due to natural disasters Natural disaster including floods and earthquakes during the past 33 years have not only killed more than 87 … Continue reading

11/03/2014

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Govt officials learn to reduce risks during natural disasters Some government officials are currently learning the steps to reduce risks during natural disasters. National Disaster Management Office Deputy Secretary Setareki … Continue reading

10/03/2014

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True grit: Can you really teach resilience? Can you teach grit? Determination? The ability to pick yourself up and dust yourself down? In essence, can teachers teach resilience? TES asks … Continue reading

09/03/2014

Resilience NEWS (International Women’s Day 2014)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s edition of Resilience Reporter is dedicated to women.  The theme of the IWD 2014 is “Inspiring Change”.  The following daily selection is a reflection on women and … Continue reading

08/03/2014

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Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction Opens in Japan Tokyo, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction opens today with a hundred delegates from various countries and territories.  … Continue reading

07/03/2014

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Resilience: Context Is Everything For The Modern Business Resilience is a word much used in management circles these days. I wrote about it myself only a few weeks ago – … Continue reading

06/03/2014

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Illinois Politicians Challenge FEMA Formula The head of Illinois’ Emergency Management Agency, has a question: “How do you really compare human suffering?” Jonathon Monken admits it’s a trick question. But … Continue reading

05/03/2014

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Magnitude 6.7 quake hits off Okinawa, Japan A magnitude 6.7 quake struck off Okinawa, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday, but no tsunami was expected. The USGS said … Continue reading

04/03/2014

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Study claims giant offshore wind turbines will blow away hurricanes Natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy would become things of the past if the U.S. built massive wind … Continue reading

03/03/2014

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Volcanoes had small role in slower surface warming Volcanic eruptions also affect temperatures, as they add tiny particles of sulfate (referred to as “aerosols”) to the atmosphere. These particles increase … Continue reading

02/03/2014

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Africa: Better Data to Face Natural Disasters Collecting more accurate and comprehensive data on disaster risk can improve countries’ readiness for natural hazards, a panel of experts agreed in a … Continue reading

01/03/2014

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UN Representative praises Pacific Islands for Disaster Resilience The United Nation’s Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlstrom has praised Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for their efforts … Continue reading

28/02/2014

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4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People The sad truth is, nobody’s life is perfect. When the going gets tough, what separates those who can hold their own and keep … Continue reading

27/02/2014

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Climate change threatens Philippines On 8. November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, which also goes by the name Yolanda struck Estancia, a small town in the north of the Philippine island Panay. … Continue reading

26/02/2014

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Should we be preparing for an El Niño in 2014? Recently speculation has been rife that the end of 2014 will see an El Niño event — the change in … Continue reading

25/02/2014

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Building Resilience at MX 2014 with J. Galen Buckwalter Many of the most technologically innovative organizations are turning to meditation, yoga, and technology detox retreats to help their employees stay … Continue reading

24/02/2014

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Bouncing Forward: Why “Resilience” Is Important and Needs a Definition The concept is sometimes defined as “the ability to bounce back.” But others argue getting back to a baseline is … Continue reading

23/02/2014

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City’s program would help businesses affected by weather Businesses can lose money during storms and extreme weather. Dublin is hoping to fight that by establishing a “Resilience Zone” that could … Continue reading

22/02/2014

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Resilience: Why There’s So Much More to It Than We Think Reading The New York Times yesterday morning I found it calling Bill Clinton “the Big Dog himself, the gallivanting … Continue reading

21/02/2014

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Local councils do well on frontline of natural disasters LGAQ President Margaret de Wit said the findings showed councils deserved praise for the way they helped communities respond to disasters. … Continue reading

20/02/2014

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Top 10 Migration Issues of 2010 – Issue #10: Natural Disasters in Haiti and Pakistan Highlight Diaspora Response Haiti and Pakistan were an unlikely pair until 2010, when horrific natural … Continue reading

19/02/2014

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The biggest disaster you’ve probably never heard of One of the world’s worst droughts has been quietly killing farms in northeastern Brazil. GlobalPost took a weeklong trip to see how … Continue reading

18/02/2014

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What is resilience? In anthropology, system (cultural) responses to change tend to interpreted two ways: either system collapse or assimilation. Resilience of a cultural system signals internal strength and cohesion….Perhaps … Continue reading

17/02/2014

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U.S. Ice Storm ‘Holds Hands’ With UK Flood Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based … Continue reading

16/02/2014

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And you think the UK’s winter is bad this year? With January’s rainfall making it the wettest winter month since records began in 1767, people are understandably wondering if we … Continue reading

15/02/2014

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Leap Forward: Why We Need to Think Bigger on Climate Resilience In 1995, a severe heat wave struck Chicago, killing more than 700 people. The disaster hit some neighborhoods much … Continue reading

14/02/2014

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Bushfire regions visited by mobile business centre Information, support and free mentoring has been made available to small business operators affected by the recent bushfires in the Grampians, with the … Continue reading

13/02/2014

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Victorian bushfires: Wallan, Kilmore, Darraweit Guim remain under threat The number of Victorian homes destroyed by fire during the past week could rise to more than 50, authorities say. On … Continue reading

12/02/2014

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Flying over the Victorian (Australia) bushfires; the apocalyptic view from above AS THE fires in Victoria raged overnight, passengers flying overhead glimpsed the destruction first hand, some describing the images … Continue reading

11/02/2014

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Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People The noun resilience stems from the Latin resiliens “to rebound, recoil.” As a character trait, resilience is a person’s mental ability … Continue reading

10/02/2014

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‘Resilience’ picked as 2014 Tulip Time poster Karin Nelson’s abstract acrylic painting of yellow tulips, “Resilience,” was picked as this year’s Tulip Time Festival poster winner. Tulip Time, along with … Continue reading

09/02/2014

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RI hit by 203 disasters in January: BNPB “There were 203 natural disasters occurring in various parts of Indonesia from January 1 to January 31, 2014, with the death toll … Continue reading

08/02/2014

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