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Breaking silos in disaster management

Jamaica remembers Hurricane Gilbert, but is the island prepared for a Dorian? On September 12, 1988, at the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, a storm named Gilbert hit a … Continue reading

17/09/2019 · Leave a comment

The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster

Avoiding Disaster Fraud: Ensuring Donations Reach Victims When disheartening images appear in the media about areas devastated by natural disasters such as hurricanes, we commonly seek ways to contribute toward … Continue reading

16/09/2019 · Leave a comment

How ‘perky’ are you? Why happiness is the key to workplace productivity

  Resilience protects pregnant women against negative effects of stress Resilience–understood as the set of personal resources that help individuals deal effectively with adversity, protecting them from the negative health … Continue reading

15/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Dorian Oil Spill In Bahamas Has Spread To The Sea

  Japan regulator to launch new investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster Japan’s nuclear regulator said in Wednesday it would launch a new investigation into the Fukushima disaster, to look into … Continue reading

14/09/2019 · Leave a comment

What is an emergency grab bag and what should you put in it?

Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience The report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience, puts forward a bold vision for how to … Continue reading

13/09/2019 · Leave a comment

The Hope and Resilience of Animals, in Photos

Australian natural disasters minister David Littleproud: ‘I don’t know if climate change is manmade’ Australia’s minister responsible for drought and natural disasters, David Littleproud, has said that he doesn’t “know … Continue reading

12/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Dorian may be moving away, but there are still two months left of hurricane season

  ‘I clung to a tree for two days’ – Hurricane Dorian victims describe extraordinary fight for survival astor Joey Saunders had been at home with his son Jeremi, 25, … Continue reading

11/09/2019 · Leave a comment

European summer heatwave killed 1,500 in France

Resilience report: The world’s 10 safest cities Although the index indicates that Asian-Pacific cities constitute six of the top 10 overall safest, researchers say geographic region does not have a … Continue reading

10/09/2019 · Leave a comment

What to do when you feel overwhelmed at work

  What Wellness Programs Don’t Do for Workers The idea of employee wellness is not new, but it has not always been an $8 billion industry in which employer-subsidized fitness … Continue reading

09/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Grim fire season looms but many Australians remain unprepared

How Natural Disasters Affect Spanish-Only Speakers Differently A year after Florence, Dorian restarts the cycle of disaster preparedness, damage control, and recovery. Florence’s toll was especially harsh on North Carolina’s … Continue reading

08/09/2019 · Leave a comment

125 years ago, the Great Hinckley Fire became one of Minnesota’s worst natural disasters

  Sudan floods: More than 60 people killed after heavy rain Torrential rain and floods hitting Sudan in the last three weeks have killed more than 60 people, with hundreds … Continue reading

07/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Hurricane Dorian Defied Forecasts and Sank the Bahamas

Listen To Hurricane Dorian’s Furious Roar, As ‘Heard’ By Seismometers If you live far from the regions affected by Hurricane Dorian, you might understandably be unable to comprehend the fear … Continue reading

06/09/2019 · Leave a comment

HURRICANE DORIAN REMINDER: Not all have protection from natural disasters

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019: ASEAN needs to bolster risk-informed investments to reduce the burden of natural disasters On September 3, 2018, Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines, affecting at … Continue reading

05/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Research: Natural disasters lead to PTSD in kids

‘Waffle House Index’ is a real thing during disasters. How does the restaurant chain do it? As preparations got underway late last week throughout the state of Florida in advance … Continue reading

04/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Is Your Organization Resilient and Agile?

  6 classifications of workers, based on burnout risk Depending on their personality, some workers are more prone to burnout than others, according to meQuilibrium’s report, “Ready or at Risk- … Continue reading

03/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Why FEMA isn’t prepared for the next major U.S. disaster

  Can humanity survive without the Amazon rainforest? The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and covers much of northwestern Brazil, functioning as Earth’s “air conditioner,” as it … Continue reading

02/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Why we must get real about resilience to stop work-induced burnout

9 Ways Only The Most Difficult Changes In Life Make You Stronger & More Resilient Change can be unsettling, uncomfortable, and unwelcomed — but they also make you stronger and … Continue reading

01/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Watch tsunami waves from a 9.0 earthquake in new simulation videos from Washington scientists

  Building resilience and securing land tenure in the face of disasters For the 4.3 billion people living in the Asia-Pacific region – the world’s most disaster-prone region – much … Continue reading

31/08/2019 · Leave a comment

The Dark(er) Side of the Hurricane Katrina Conspiracies

Spectacular Stromboli eruption sends people fleeing for cover Firefighters reported that widespread vegetation fires had broken out. Burning material from the explosion fell from the crater and rolled down to … Continue reading

30/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Time to rethink Australia’s food security

Catastrophic Queensland floods killed 600,000 cattle and devastated native species In February 2019, about 600,000 cattle were killed by catastrophic flooding across north Queensland’s Carpentaria Gulf plains. The flood waters … Continue reading

29/08/2019 · Leave a comment

‘100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps

Another Harvey? Houston isn’t ready. [Editorial] Ask officials if we’re better prepared today than we were when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017, and the answer is as quick as … Continue reading

28/08/2019 · Leave a comment

This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

 Colossal volcano behind ‘mystery’ global cooling finally found The ices of Greenland and Antarctica bear the fingerprints of a monster: a gigantic volcanic eruption in 539 or 540 A.D. that … Continue reading

27/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Their neighborhood was flooded to save Houston

  Camp Fire programs strengthen personal resilience The organization teaches skills that enable a child to make positive choices, reject negative societal elements and create non-violent ways of dealing with … Continue reading

26/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Workplace stress on the rise, new survey says

Grit and Resilience: The Self-Help vs. Islamic Perspective I don’t really care about grit. Persevering and persisting through difficulties to achieve a higher goal is awesome. High-five. We should all … Continue reading

25/08/2019 · Leave a comment

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests What should communities do as climate change escalates threats like sea-level rise? Until now, much of the focus has … Continue reading

24/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Increasing Resilience During A Recession: Three Factors Of Successful Companies

Hurricanes are making spiders more aggressive: It’s rapid evolution at work In the wake of natural disasters such as hurricanes, some spider populations are becoming more aggressive.  According to a … Continue reading

23/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster philanthropy needs a feminist and participatory approach

A record number of wildfires are burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far … Continue reading

22/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 years later

Weatherwatch: rain of ‘biblical proportions’ may not be hyperbole Biblical proportions” is an expression that headline writers use when trying to describe unprecedented rainfall or flooding. And “Biblical rain” was … Continue reading

21/08/2019 · Leave a comment

‘Ecological grief’: Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

Not waiting for handouts: Five stories of resilience from one of the world’s largest refugee camps Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been … Continue reading

20/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Why stress is dangerous: and how to avoid its effects.

How perfectionism is harming your health THE desire to be perfect is something most of us have felt at some point in our lives. Studying for the perfect test result, … Continue reading

19/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Weatherwatch: rain of ‘biblical proportions’ may not be hyperbole Biblical proportions” is an expression that headline writers use when trying to describe unprecedented rainfall or flooding. And “Biblical rain” was … Continue reading

18/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Turkey taps Japanese tech for disaster response

  Fuelled by climate change, disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific Asia and the Pacific is facing a daunting spectrum of natural disasters which are growing in frequency, complexity … Continue reading

18/08/2019 · Leave a comment

It’s Really Hard to Predict an Earthquake, but Scientists Are Getting Closer

Political Transition and Earthquake Recovery in Nepal When the earthquake struck, on April 25, 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people and damaging or destroying over half a million homes and buildings, … Continue reading

17/08/2019 · Leave a comment

The Hidden Toll of a Natural Disaster: Why Mental Health Needs Often Go Unaddressed

  When Natural Disasters Became National Disasters The federal government hasn’t always paid out after natural disasters. In today’s Academic Minute, part of Union College Week, Andrew Morris looks at … Continue reading

16/08/2019 · Leave a comment

How to prepare for an earthquake and assemble a bugout bag

Study: Teenage pregnancies prevalent in disaster-hit areas The displacement of families during the onslaught of natural disasters often results in pregnancies not just among adult mothers, but also among teenage … Continue reading

15/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Technological Insights Into Natural Disasters

  Typhoons, disease outbreaks and now escalating protests: Hong Kong isn’t ready for a citywide disaster Hong Kong is ranked as Asia’s most disaster-prone city, and while this is usually … Continue reading

14/08/2019 · Leave a comment

8 Simple Ways Lawyers Can Reduce Stress (And Increase Productivity)

Company culture is a leading cause of stress, according to HR professionals Company culture is one of the prevailing causes of stress, according to almost half of senior HR professionals … Continue reading

13/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience in focus amid growing environmental risks to the built environment

Building agility and resilience with digital risk management In 2018, the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) conducted the first-ever bug bounty by a Singapore government agency. It invited some 300 … Continue reading

12/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Above-Average Hurricane Season Likely in 2019, NOAA Says

  A memoir of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina SARAH BROOM’S moving memoir does not belong to her alone. She shares the story with her mother, Ivory Mae, and with … Continue reading

11/08/2019 · Leave a comment

One quarter of the world’s population live in countries with a high level of water stress

ED declares drought national disaster President Mnangagwa has declared the 2018/2019 El-Nino-induced drought a State of National Disaster, paving way for the launch of the Revised Zimbabwe Humanitarian Appeal yesterday … Continue reading

10/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Most UK firms lack confidence in disaster recovery

‘We are human beings’: Training course helps police officers increase resilience Helping police officers in northwestern Ontario build resilience and better cope with the often traumatic nature of their jobs … Continue reading

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How Resilience Training Can Improve Construction Productivity

  Resilience classes help first responders deal with trauma Those who experience a traumatic life event or go through a crisis often aren’t the only ones who feel the effects. … Continue reading

08/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Distressed Employees? Try Resilience Training

  Building resilience as a profession Research by the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) this year revealed that more than 90 per cent of junior lawyers experience stress at work, with … Continue reading

07/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Thriving After a Loss: Building resilience in tough times

Thriving After a Loss: Building resilience in tough times Trauma comes in many forms: as illness, bereavement, divorce, infertility, abuse and natural disasters. I have also seen more subtle forms … Continue reading

06/08/2019 · 1 Comment

Resilience in the aftermath of Brazil’s deadly dam collapse

Preparing for and recovering from a natural disaster On July 13, 2019, Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane. It weakened to a tropical storm, but … Continue reading

05/08/2019 · Leave a comment

A major river in Europe hit by drought could create economic havoc

Mississippi River flooding and Hurricane Barry could have inundated New Orleans. Here are four actions we need to take before that happens again. The Bonnet Carré Spillway will finally close … Continue reading

04/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Homes being built fastest in many flood-prone areas

Over 15,000 Square Miles of Siberia Are on Fire and It’s “a Global Ecological Catastrophe” Wildfires are raging across over 15,000 square miles of Siberia, an area larger than the … Continue reading

03/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Workplace resilience needs to be ‘led from top’ says report.

This Japanese TV show about work-life balance is a big hit – here’s why If you’re reading this at work and it’s past leaving time – bookmark the page, go … Continue reading

02/08/2019 · Leave a comment

Shielding the most vulnerable

Extreme weather caused by climate change has damaged 45% of Australia’s coastal habitat If you think climate change is only gradually affecting our natural systems, think again. Our research, published … Continue reading

01/08/2019 · Leave a comment

At least 20 people have died from Europe’s extreme heat. The Arctic caught on fire. This is what climate change looks like.

People don’t understand how disaster-relief money gets spent—and it makes them less likely to donate Over the last two years, the United States has experienced 30 natural disasters that have … Continue reading

31/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Mumbai rains: Is India’s weather becoming more extreme?

What Does Massive Flooding in the Midwest Mean for Wildlife? The Midwest has been experiencing historic flooding since March, and while some wildlife is benefiting from the extra water, other … Continue reading

30/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change will soon create ‘superfires’ across Europe

Small Towns Fear They Are Unprepared For Future Climate-Driven Flooding It technically began last fall when Hurricane Florence swelled the Ohio River, but really it was all the unnamed storms … Continue reading

29/07/2019 · Leave a comment

US$768m needed for Cyclone Idai repairs

US$768m needed for Cyclone Idai repairs The country requires up to US$768 million to restore infrastructure destroyed by Cyclone Idai, which slammed mainly Chimanimani and Chipinge districts in Manicaland. This … Continue reading

28/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Bill Would Require Wireless Companies to Upgrade for Disasters

A quick look at business insurance for natural disasters With earthquakes in California and Hurricane Barry striking states along the Gulf of Mexico and in the Midwest, small business owners … Continue reading

27/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Will India’s idea on disaster management gain global support?

  Egypt to set up insurance pool for natural disasters The Insurance Federation of Egypt (IFE) has announced that the country is planning to launch a new insurance pool within … Continue reading

26/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Fukushima beach reopens for first time since 2011 nuclear disaster

Hurricane disasters associated with poorer outcomes for radiotherapy patients Lung cancer patients who had a hurricane disaster declared during radiotherapy had worse overall survival than those who completed treatment in … Continue reading

25/07/2019 · Leave a comment

How IT pros are building resilience against email security threats

Fujitsu launches Canberra Cyber Resilience Centre Fujitsu says the CRC next-generation Security Operations Centre provides a centralised model for the management of new core Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) offerings and the continuous … Continue reading

24/07/2019 · Leave a comment

As Cost of Natural Disasters Increase, New Report Maps Central Role for Corporate Philanthropy

As Cost of Natural Disasters Increase, New Report Maps Central Role for Corporate Philanthropy NEW YORK, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Catastrophic flooding in the Midwest. Millions of acres consumed … Continue reading

23/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change: Debate on resilience for cities

Does God cause natural disasters? In one camp, theologians believe God created the world and set things in motion but is not active in the day-to-day realities of life on … Continue reading

22/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Is resilience the key to being a successful entrepreneur?

A 45-Day Storm Turned California Into a 300-Mile-Long Sea, And It Could Happen Again A massive 19th century storm in the pacific United States opened up a 300-mile-long (480-km-long) sea … Continue reading

21/07/2019 · Leave a comment

How to be resilient when times get tough

  Resilience What is resilience? It means being able to cope with situations in spite of setbacks or barriers. Essentially, resilience refers to our ability to recover from adversity. We … Continue reading

20/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

  Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh The poor Indian states of Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. Some 4.3 million … Continue reading

19/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Yoga & Stress Resilience

Yoga & Stress Resilience World Health Organisation has termed ‘burnout’ as an outcome of excessive workplace stress, but the fact is that burnout-like symptoms can be found in persons having … Continue reading

18/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Despite Funding Loss, Cities Vow to Continue Resilience Push

Paradise, California and the impossible choice between climate fight and flight On the morning of November 8, 2018, clouds of black smoke rose above the community of Paradise, California, raining … Continue reading

17/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Five Books To Get Ahead: Building Resilience

Health Warning: If Your Workplace Lacks This 1 Thing, Quit ASAP Almost exactly two years ago, I had open heart surgery. They sawed my rib cage open, peeled it back, … Continue reading

16/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Solar power is helping survivors of Cyclone Idai recover faster

High-tide flooding is only going to get worse, NOAA says Coastal communities across the United States saw an uptick in flooding from high tides last year — and it’s not … Continue reading

15/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Beyond Katrina: Other Recent Louisiana Landfalls with High-Impact Storm-Surge Flooding

Climate change could intensify DC floods, but engineering can help It was a rough morning commute for many on Monday, July 8, in Washington, DC. Severe flooding ensued after four … Continue reading

14/07/2019 · Leave a comment

The Case For Building Resilience Through Conscious Leadership

Self-care needs more prominence in the workplace to build mental health resilience in staff Put simply, ‘self-care’ is the ability to engage in activities and habits that deliberately maintain or … Continue reading

13/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane-resistant home built from more than 600,000 plastic bottles

  Green Climate Fund pours $18.6 million towards water resilience in the Marshall Islands At its 23rd Board Meeting the global Green Climate Fund has today approved US$18.6 million in … Continue reading

12/07/2019 · Leave a comment

It takes years to fully recover from big storms like Sandy

It takes years to fully recover from big storms like Sandy The 2012 hurricane widely known as Superstorm Sandy left at least an estimated 325,000 New Jersey homes damaged or … Continue reading

11/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Lyft reveals how it intends to help in the event of a major disaster

Disaster victims often fall prey to scams Wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. These unpredictable forces of nature can be devastating to those living in affected areas. Even those not directly … Continue reading

10/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster resilience must be a way of life

One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns Climate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is … Continue reading

09/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Does your home insurance cover erratic Aussie weather?

Adequate insurance key to recovery in the event of environmental disasters The Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016 destroyed almost 2,600 homes and resulted in many tales of hardship but … Continue reading

08/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Abandon All Hope: Moving Toward an Existentialist Environmentalism

Aussie psychology conference aims to strengthen communities in wake of disasters In an age of worsening natural disasters, climate change and the brutal shock of recurring terrorist attacks, now more … Continue reading

07/07/2019 · Leave a comment

How Extreme Heat Overwhelms Your Body and Becomes Deadly

One year after deadly flooding in western Japan, disaster resonates for vulnerable areas of Tokyo Edogawa Ward didn’t mince words when it updated its hazard map in May for the … Continue reading

06/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Why California’s Droughts Killed More Than 100 Million Resilient Trees

WWF warns of worsening ‘superfires’ across Europe Global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned on Thursday of the risks from new faster-spreading “superfires” in the wake of heatwaves and … Continue reading

06/07/2019 · Leave a comment

The resilience of the children of Bihar

Building Resilience in Developing Countries Vulnerable to Large Natural Disasters The paper views disaster risk management through the lens of a three-pillar strategy for building structural, financial, and post-disaster resilience. … Continue reading

04/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Preparing refugee populations for the coming monsoon season

  Preparing refugee populations for the coming monsoon season With the monsoon season just around the corner, 700,000 Rohingya refugees brace themselves for cyclonic winds, never ending rain and deadly … Continue reading

03/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Workplace burnout can no longer be ignored by leaders

What rowing across the Atlantic can teach you about navigating the working world Toby Gould was both excited and petrified on the morning of December 12, 2018. He and the … Continue reading

02/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Emotional resilience: How to boost it with 10 research-backed secrets

Resilience: A critical protective factor in life Life today takes a toll on our emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. People do not have the mental framework to adequately meet the … Continue reading

01/07/2019 · Leave a comment

Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters

Children create Superhero comic contest to fight against natural disasters Entries can be sent to the UNICEF Vietnam’s Communication Section in 304 Kim Ma Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi … Continue reading

30/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Meteorologists Warn of Potentially Devastating European Heatwave: ‘Hell Is Coming’

High Agility, Low Resilience Employees Have Higher Risk of Burnout, Depression, Anxiety and Absenteeism, Survey Reveals High agility in combination with high resilience is a key factor in preventing employee … Continue reading

29/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Some Disaster Prevention Spending Reaps Higher Rewards

Strengthening urban resilience to natural disasters Given the global warming problem, what will the world look like, say, in 100 years?  Recently, a group of researchers from the University of … Continue reading

28/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Chennai, India’s Sixth Biggest City, Has Run Out Of Water

Natural Disasters in 2018 In 2018, there were 315 natural disaster events recorded with 11,804 deaths, over 68 million people affected, and US$131.7 billion in economic losses across the world. … Continue reading

27/06/2019 · Leave a comment

$4.2 Trillion Can Be Saved by Investing in More Resilient Infrastructure

Record Floods and Trump’s Trade War Are Threatening to Make This Year a ‘Train Wreck’ for Corn Farmers A smartphone could fit in the space between James McCune’s index finger … Continue reading

26/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Musk: Human population to collapse in the next 30 years

New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events Globally, according to the new data, the number of floods and other hydrological events have quadrupled since 1980 and have doubled … Continue reading

25/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Displacement and resilience: Five women, five stories

Consider Pets When Preparing for a Natural Disaster The  National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recommends that pet owners prepare now for the potential for catastrophic flooding and make sure … Continue reading

24/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Japan group launches website offering real-time predictions of disaster damage

  Brexit has already caused more damage to supply chains than natural disasters and cyber-attacks combined Uncertainty over Brexit is said to have already caused more disruption to supply chains … Continue reading

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Building organisational resilience for the future

  Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the … Continue reading

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Create A Personal Resilience Plan: 3 Steps To Higher Performance And Happiness

How to Build Organizational Resilience Driven by exponential technological change and sociopolitical and economic uncertainty, the average lifespan of companies on the S&P Index is becoming shorter and more volatile. … Continue reading

21/06/2019 · Leave a comment

The 4 Principles of Self-Care Can Change Your Life

  How to use stress testing to increase resilience in a complex and uncertain world A resilient organization is one that can fulfil its strategic aims, such as economic growth, … Continue reading

20/06/2019 · Leave a comment

5 things that resilient teams do differently

What states can learn from Odisha in disaster preparedness and mitigation On May 3, Cyclone Fani wreaked havoc on the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal, before moving on … Continue reading

19/06/2019 · 1 Comment

Cloud computing girds governments against natural disaster threats, expert says

Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Southern California Resilience Initiative Announces Three New Projects The Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI), led by 100 Resilient Cities, is a one-year sequence of convenings, tactical … Continue reading

18/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Cost $90.9 Billion In Losses in 2018

  Strengthening Montréal’s flood resilience through better water management Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the … Continue reading

17/06/2019 · Leave a comment

6 Facets of Resilience

  Skills of the future are ‘empathy, teamwork and resilience’, says Matthew Taylor The author of the government’s official review of working practices has said every individual should have a … Continue reading

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Paying to Prevent Natural Disasters Pays Off

  How to be financially prepared for a natural disaster Why do people build or live in areas prone to natural disasters such as flood, hurricanes or wildland fires? This … Continue reading

15/06/2019 · Leave a comment

‘This is not a “what if” story’: Tokyo braces for the earthquake of a century

  Sleep Issues Linked to PTSD in Haiti Earthquake Survivors Preliminary findings from a study of survivors of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti suggest that sleep issues related to the … Continue reading

14/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Steps needed to tackle ripple effects of natural disasters

Japan’s deadly heatwave would have been impossible without climate change Japan’s heatwave in July 2018 could not have happened without climate change. That is the unequivocal conclusion of a report … Continue reading

13/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Business resilience for micro, small and medium enterprises

Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: International partners pledge support for reconstruction and resilience building for Mozambique Beira, Mozambique – An international pledging conference in the central Mozambique city of Beira has … Continue reading

12/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane season has begun. Here’s a look at Atlantic storms since the 1850s

  Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors The researchers surveyed survivors two years after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Results show that 94% reported experiencing … Continue reading

11/06/2019 · Leave a comment

As climate change makes disasters worse, philanthropy needs to think long term

  Businesses Say They Are Climate Resilient – but Most Don’t Actually Have a Plan A majority of US business leaders – 59% – say their companies are climate resilient, … Continue reading

10/06/2019 · Leave a comment

What people want: building resilience and stability in conflict and crises

‘Hurricane clause’ in bonds helps countries struck by disaster Fifteen years ago Grenada suffered a devastating blow when Hurricane Ivan swept over the small Caribbean island. The storm tore down … Continue reading

09/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience is the key quality in teams battling adversity, says new research

It’s Official: Burnout Is A Global Profit Vampire Last week, shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its definition of burnout, news organizations erroneously called it a “disease.” Experts … Continue reading

08/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Rock Art and Footprints Reveal How Ancient Humans Responded to Volcanic Eruption

Promoting women’s leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience The need for women’s leadership and gender-responsive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience-building were at the centre of the sessions recently … Continue reading

07/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Resiliency in the Workplace: How Being Your Vulnerable Self Leads to Growth

5 Signs That You Are Experiencing Burnout From A Job You Love – And How To Fix It A few years ago, I finally achieved my dream of being a … Continue reading

06/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Individual resilience: A Guide

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the Midwest Even with half of the houses on her street underwater, Dina Barker looked at the … Continue reading

05/06/2019 · Leave a comment

How to be resilient

Workplace Burnout Is Officially an “Occupational Phenomenon”—Here’s What You Can Do About It Since first entering the cultural lexicon in the mid-1970s, burnout has rapidly become an everyday reality for … Continue reading

04/06/2019 · 2 Comments

Tornado outbreaks reminder to make smartphones disaster-ready

  Calculating the High Cost of Really Stormy Weather Storms in the Atlantic Ocean weren’t a major worry for the commodities markets in 2018, but this year’s hurricane season, which … Continue reading

03/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Trees, the ancient Macedonians, and the world’s first environmental disaster

Alphabet’s Loon is providing internet access to Peru’s earthquake victims Google parent company Alphabet is using internet balloons to provide data to Peru’s earthquake victims. Alphabet’s Loon, started in 2016, … Continue reading

02/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Record-Breaking Heat in Alaska Wreaks Havoc on Communities and Ecosystems

Here’s why the US has seen tornadoes, floods and extreme heat in the past few weeks If you feel like the weather has been out of control in much of … Continue reading

01/06/2019 · Leave a comment

Let’s seize the opportunity for resilience in storm-hit Mozambique

How A Florida Beach Town Changed How We Live A cozy town built from scratch in the 1980s ignited a revolution in how we design and build communities. With pedestrian-friendly … Continue reading

31/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Scientists find telling early moment that indicates a coming megaquake

‘Slow-motion disaster’ along Arkansas River: Every large community will see major flooding within 7-10 days Every large community along the Arkansas River will see major or record flooding within the … Continue reading

30/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Put down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavour

When it comes to resilience, the self-help industry has it all wrong Michael Ungar is a professor of social work at Dalhousie University in Halifax, a family therapist and the … Continue reading

29/05/2019 · Leave a comment

Super-Resilient People Are 6 Times More Likely to Do This 1 Thing, According to New Research

  A global survey sheds new light on how bad events affect young people The percentage of the world’s population that’s aged between 10 and 24 is growing exponentially. It … Continue reading

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Post-Hurricane Documentary ‘After Maria’ Captures Despair Of Displaced Puerto Ricans In The Bronx

  Post-Hurricane Documentary ‘After Maria’ Captures Despair Of Displaced Puerto Ricans In The Bronx Hurricane Maria, the most destructive storm to ever hit Puerto Rico, devastated the island in September … Continue reading

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Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence when disaster strikes

Fostering Resilience in the Digital Age Peter F. Drucker, known as “the founder of modern management,” was an Austrian-born American management consultant whose writings and philosophies changed the leadership game … Continue reading

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Is Your Organization Psychologically Healthy?

Community Resilience: Engineers need new skills – lateral thinking and an understanding of human behaviour The contribution of engineers to resilience has traditionally been limited to their technical expertise. To … Continue reading

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The best and worst countries for business: Global upheaval edition

4 ways to make sure your pet survives tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters As Hurricane Florence threatened the coast of North Carolina in September 2018, a Labrador retriever I’d … Continue reading

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Resilient infrastructure key response to natural disasters

Earth Manual Project a creative way to learn disaster readiness Of days gone by: The Lost Homes project is meant to instil empathy while easing the survivors’ healing process. Through … Continue reading

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Let the Pain Wash Over: Surviving Natural and Personal Disasters

Mass texting and 50,000 volunteers: how India moved a million people to safety From mass texting to mobilizing 50,000 volunteers, the Indian official who masterminded the evacuation of more than … Continue reading

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How Natural Disaster Impacts Home Values and Appraisals

  Mozambique debt talks with VTB almost finalized, cyclone hits growth Mozambique’s restructuring discussions with Russian lender VTB over a loan to the state-owned Mozambique Asset Management (MAM) are in … Continue reading

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Widespread flooding in Paraguay causes damage, deaths

Study highlights benefits of disaster resilient farming practices Farmers can gain significantly by adopting “disaster resilient” farming practices, said a new study by the United Nations agriculture agency. According to … Continue reading

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5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos

How to build emergency preparedness and disaster resilience Your organisation works hard to support your clients and community to live their lives to their best ability. What would happen to … Continue reading

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The power of resilience

  Getting Resilient The Odisha government’s disaster management during the recent Cyclone Fani has been lauded the world over. Despite a wind speed of close to 200 kilometres per hour, … Continue reading

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Resilience is the key to combat rejection or failure.

Beat Stress with a Winning Mentality: How to Develop Resilience & Positive Thinking Resilience determines whether you succeed or fail in life. It’s true in sport, business, entertainment, and it’s … Continue reading

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This House Is Built to Stare Down a Hurricane

Natural Disasters are on the Rise, but is Indiana Prepared to Help Hoosiers Recover? The number of deadly natural disasters afflicting the U.S. is rising, and so is the economic … Continue reading

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‘Billion Dollar’ Natural Disasters on the Rise

IBM Calls on Developers for Disaster Response and Recovery Ideas IBM marked Hurricane Preparedness Week to call on the technology community to take action that will help save lives of … Continue reading

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Violence, natural disasters forced a record 41 million people from their homes

  Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Driving Action on Disaster Risk Reduction lobally, disaster risks are increasing, and climate change is expected to further drive risks up. Systems- based … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Millennials’ Guide To Building Resilience In The Workplace

Why emotional resilience is important in workplace Kingsley works as an Accounts Manager in a top Finance firm. As his position in the Organisation grew, it came with more responsibilities … Continue reading

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When ‘1-In-100-Year’ Floods Happen Often, What Should You Call Them?

Australia’s worst natural disasters The bushfires in Victoria have so far claimed 131 lives, making it Australia’s worst-ever bushfire disaster. It’s also Australia’s worst-ever natural disaster in 110 years. Here’s … Continue reading

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What to expect from the 2019 hurricane season

What Happens to Hurricane Victims When Congress Can’t Function? In October of last year, Panama City was ground zero for the fourth-strongest tropical storm in U.S. history. Hurricane Michael, which … Continue reading

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Killer Asteroid Flattens New York City in NASA Simulation Exercise

Monster Cyclone Fani Over India Looked Fearsome from Space As Cyclone Fani strengthened and made landfall over eastern India on May 3, a network of weather satellites kept an eye … Continue reading

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Natural disasters could be far less damaging with better building codes

Cholera and widespread destruction as second cyclone hits Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth, which hit Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique just five weeks after Cyclone Idai caused widespread destruction, has brought … Continue reading

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6 Years After Hurricane Sandy, Here’s What They Came Up With: Really Big Sandbags

Deadly Cyclones Are On The Rise And Climate Change Is To Blame While Cyclone Fani is putting millions at risk in India and Bangladesh, Mozambique is still recovering from back-to-back … Continue reading

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How Do You Save a Million People From a Cyclone? Ask a Poor State in India

EPA Releases Report Advising Communities to Prepare for Climate Change-Related Disasters Policymakers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a report in the Federal Register outlining how local communities … Continue reading

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15 Photos of Resilience and Commitment Around the World This Week

Insurance experts rank climate change as top risk for 2019 It’s no secret that climate change comes at a cost — so much so that even the insurance industry has … Continue reading

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The Deadliest Tropical Cyclone on Record Killed 300,000 People

NASA Research Shows Humans Have Been Influencing Drought For Over a Century Climate change used to be thought of as a future problem. Now people are finally starting to view … Continue reading

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New research explains why Hurricane Harvey intensified immediately before landfall

Hurricane Maria Left Thousands of Puerto Rican Children Experiencing Symptoms of PTSD, Survey Finds Hurricane Maria was the deadliest storm in modern U.S. history. And the damage didn’t end when … Continue reading

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Montreal Emergency Workers Warning People Against Taking Flood Selfies

  Montenegro boosts action on disaster resilience Major efforts are underway in Montenegro to reduce the risks from disasters with the launch of a national disaster loss database to mark … Continue reading

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Can Online Tools Help Employees Build Resilience?

Zurich recognized for ‘outstanding’ disaster review program Zurich Insurance has been recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the 2019 National Hurricane Conference. The insurer earned the award for its … Continue reading

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How to avoid a climate flood disaster – a hypothetical it’s extremely difficult

‘Pele’s Path: The Journey Home’ to offer first-hand look at Kilauea disaster As part of Hawaii News Now’s documentary series on the Kilauea eruption, “Pele’s Path: The Journey Home” offers … Continue reading

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Why are some people more resilient than others?

Supporting children through disaster Fire, flood, cyclone – whatever form disaster takes, the distress that often follows for those who survive is well-documented. Even emergency responders, those trained to help … Continue reading

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The Value of Coastal Wetlands for Flood Damage Reduction

Hurricane Season Has Started Early Four Years in a Row. Is That Unusual? The Atlantic hurricane season technically runs from June through November, but there’s “nothing magical” about those dates … Continue reading

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Flooding linked to climate change puts beaches, nuclear plants at risk

Only Half of Businesses Believe They Have Achieved Cyber Resilience “Business resilience” is the modern evolution of what was once known as “business continuity”, the change in terms precipitated by … Continue reading

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Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again

  Cyclone Kenneth Kills in Comoros, Then Hits Mozambique, Tanzania A powerful tropical cyclone has hit Mozambique and Tanzania. Three people have been killed in Comoros, with meteorologists calling it … Continue reading

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Do You Recognize Your Own Resilience? Some Guidelines

Creating a Culture of Wellness in the Workplace Healthcare organizations in particular are high-risk environments in which to work, mainly due to factors like stress and fatigue. Doctors, nurses and … Continue reading

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Could Machine Learning Be the Key to Earthquake Prediction?

Resilience Hub teaches skills that build community and sustainable landscapes Using old tools, sustainability concepts and lots of volunteers, the Resilience Hub is remaking public and private landscapes all around … Continue reading

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Iran Floods Leave Its Regime Drowning in Domestic Criticism

Southern African countries won’t manage disasters unless they work together Cyclone Idai, which recently devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, was one of the worst natural disasters to hit the southern … Continue reading

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Al Roker Writes About The Deadliest Flood In American History

  New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the … Continue reading

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