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Five Years on From the Earthquake in Nepal, Heritage-Led Recovery is Uniting Community

Planning for a disaster: Model can predict hospital resilience for natural disasters, pandemics When a natural disaster like an earthquake strikes, a community can literally be shaken to its core. … Continue reading

29/04/2020 · Leave a comment

How the Economy Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic

Risk and Resilience in the Days of the Coronavirus Pandemic Today, an interest in the period of history known as the Great Depression is revived under conditions of a plague-like … Continue reading

19/04/2020 · Leave a comment

Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disasters

The Pandemic Will Change Everything The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus once famously wrote, “Change is the only constant in life.” Sometimes it is slow and gradual. Sometimes it comes in the … Continue reading

10/04/2020 · Leave a comment

Protecting Wetlands Yields Staggering Economic Benefit, Study Finds

At least five people dead as thunderstorms cause widespread flooding across Egypt Thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning caused widespread flooding across Egypt on Thursday, killing at least five people … Continue reading

15/03/2020 · Leave a comment

PTSD: Lessons Learned From the Armenia Earthquake

  ‘Be Earthquake Aware and Prepared, Not Scared’, a key takeaway as 2020 National Earthquake Conference Concludes The quadrennial 2020 National Earthquake Conference (#NEC2020), which took place this week in … Continue reading

13/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Who will be hit hardest by the outbreak?

How Chile could avoid financial disaster after nature strikes The World Bank and Chilean disaster resilience institute Itrend have started a pilot program to make the country’s infrastructure more resilient. … Continue reading

11/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Bushfires and the role of general practice

Disasters, planning and Australian tourism Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019-2020 highlights our country’s vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change. The events also impact on global perceptions of Australia; … Continue reading

06/03/2020 · 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

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

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

Holidaying in a disaster zone isn’t as crazy as it might seem

How Australia’s massive bushfires are generating thunderstorms Big natural disasters can create their own weather systems. The Australian bushfires are now so intense that they’re starting to make thunderstorms. On … Continue reading

14/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Lessons in disaster relief from the world’s most cyclone-battered state

  Preparing for the Era of Disasters We are entering a new era in the security of Australia, not because of terrorism, the rise of China or even the cybersecurity … Continue reading

31/12/2019 · Leave a comment

10 years after the earthquake

South Africa activate contingency plan to deal with natural disasters he South African government on Saturday activated its national contingency plan which spells out how to deal with natural disasters. … Continue reading

23/12/2019 · Leave a comment

What Survives a Drought?

On resilience Being a ‘resilient’ business means more than CEOs think, writes Carmel Owens, EMEA Sales Director, at the IT recovery services company Sungard Availability Services. The term resilience seems … Continue reading

09/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilient design in the workplace

In the path of disaster: The big causes of bushfires that most of us are missing A decade after the deadly Black Saturday bushfires devastated Kinglake, razing entire streets of … Continue reading

24/11/2019 · Leave a comment

California needs policies to build housing able to withstand climate disasters

Japanese insurers hike rates again following disasters The recent streak of natural disasters has prompted Japan’s four largest non-life insurers to raise premiums on commercial fire insurance policies by about … Continue reading

19/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Risk and resilience: effects of adverse childhood experiences

  Risk and resilience: effects of adverse childhood experiences In a recent conversation, someone suggested that many people are damaged in childhood. Then they spend the rest of their lives … Continue reading

29/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience Is NOT What You Think It Is

  Typhoon Hagibis swept away Fukushima nuclear decontamination waste bags into river The historic rainfall from Typhoon Hagibis that spawned widespread devastating flooding over the weekend in Japan caused several … Continue reading

18/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Do Sharks Know When Hurricanes Are Coming?

Hurricane Lorenzo Is The Strongest Hurricane On Record In The Eastern Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Lorenzo is a powerful category four storm this evening, packing maximum winds of 145 MPH far … Continue reading

02/10/2019 · 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

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

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

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

07/05/2019 · Leave a comment

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

05/05/2019 · Leave a comment

One of the Worst Earthquakes in Korea’s History Was Caused by Humans

Puerto Rico Power Fully Restored 18 Months After Hurricane Maria Wiped Out the Grid Eighteen months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, customers on an island off the … Continue reading

26/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Death toll from Malawi flooding rises to 28, almost 227,000 people affected

What effect can Brexit have on organisational resilience? It is a subject matter that can motivate huge passion and complete apathy in equal measure. We currently have clients to whom … Continue reading

14/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Global Natural Catastrophe Report 2019

  “Do One Thing” to prepare for the next big disaster Medford, Ore — While the threat of natural disaster exists all the time, emergency preparedness is often on the … Continue reading

29/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster agency predicts at least 2,500 natural disasters will hit Indonesia in 2019

Community Resiliency Efforts after Hurricane Michael Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle this past October, devastating Panama City and other local communities. More than 200 911 emergency calls were recorded … Continue reading

08/01/2019 · Leave a comment

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence

Citizen science: crowdsourcing data to support disaster response You’ve probably never heard of ‘groundtruthing’—the term isn’t widely known outside of scientific circles—but the concept it describes is quietly transforming how … Continue reading

29/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Pacific Ring of Fire: Why is Indonesia prone to natural disasters?

Deadliest natural disasters of 2018   Natural disasters kill 218, cost VN $860m Natural disasters have killed 218 people and caused a total loss of VNĐ20 trillion (US$860 million) to … Continue reading

27/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Disaster-linked losses in 2018 hit $155 billion

After the fires: Californians start to pick up the pieces of their lives A little more than a month after a brush fire raced through the Northern California countryside on … Continue reading

20/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children’s mental health

Satellite Emergency Relief Warehouses Being Established Satellite warehouses are being established in key locations throughout the Territory as the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) continues to enhance community resilience. The … Continue reading

14/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Scientist to discuss how we can adapt — and improve our survival — to future natural disasters

  Camp Fire survivor faces second natural disaster in one month Heavy rain Thursday led to flooding and muddy conditions on Centerville Road in Chico, leaving behind even more damage … Continue reading

05/12/2018 · Leave a comment

The Power Of Resiliency — And How To Prepare For The Coming Storms

Disaster-proofing Southeast Asia’s poor In a world with warmer atmospheric temperature, the already observed changes to the climate are expected to further worsen, resulting in increasingly more frequent and intense … Continue reading

02/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Florence Brought North Carolina an Environmental Disaster

Flooding continues in the Carolinas in Florence’s wake About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, S.C., were alerted to be prepared to evacuate potential flood zones ahead of a … Continue reading

26/09/2018 · Leave a comment

How healthcare facilities survive natural disasters

  How healthcare facilities survive natural disasters Sutter Health in California, MD Anderson in Texas and a stand-alone Texas clinic shared lessons learned from their successful disaster responses in an … Continue reading

28/08/2018 · Leave a comment

AI Startups Promise to Help Disaster Relief and Evacuation

No relief in sight as Australian drought fuels bushfires The drought sweeping through large tracts of Australia is set to intensify over the next three months and is fuelling unseasonal … Continue reading

18/08/2018 · Leave a comment

What you need to know about the 17 wildfires across California

  Bursts of solar energy severed radio communication during 2017’s hurricane mayhem While three hurricanes swirled in the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans on September 6, 2017, the sun blasted off … Continue reading

01/08/2018 · Leave a comment

India Accounts For 1/5th Of Global Deaths From Floods: Report

Heatwave blankets Japan, kills 14 people over long weekend An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reported on Tuesday, and high … Continue reading

22/07/2018 · Leave a comment

Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response to disaster resilience

Mapped: How monsoon rains could submerge Rohingya refugee camps Data released by aid groups shows that floods could submerge one third of the land in the cramped Kutupalong-Balukhali mega-camp, which … Continue reading

13/02/2018 · Leave a comment

How can we measure resilience?

Weaving Resiliency Into The Fabric Of Your Organization A disaster can leave a business in tatters, either literally taking it down like an extreme weather event can do, or leaving … Continue reading

28/01/2018 · 1 Comment

Deep Learning Could Help First Responders Offer Critical Aid in the Wake of Disasters

How this small Houston community survived Hurricane Harvey when other parts didn’t A small thunderstorm three years ago pushed more than a foot of floodwater into Stan Cook’s home in … Continue reading

23/01/2018 · Leave a comment

World’s Biggest Weather Threat Isn’t Hurricanes

“This is not a drill”: My 38 minutes of terror in Hawaii My husband and I had just finished eating breakfast, and our 18-month-old daughter Anna was quietly playing with … Continue reading

16/01/2018 · Leave a comment

Banks See Spikes in Suspicious Activity After Disasters

Queenslanders ‘least prepared’ for natural disasters WITH a scorching summer underway, it’s time to prepare for natural disasters. Seventeen per cent of Queensland residents say they aren’t prepared in the … Continue reading

02/01/2018 · Leave a comment

A wildfire survivor reveals the key to disaster comeback

Global disaster costs more than double to $136bn Natural and man made disasters caused $136bn of insured losses in 2017, the third highest on record, according to new estimates from … Continue reading

25/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Wildfires scorch a hole through Southern California’s mythology of paradise

Wildfires scorch a hole through Southern California’s mythology of paradise Southern California is the landscape of dreams, or so the mythology goes. Newcomers arrive. They raise the roof beam high … Continue reading

12/12/2017 · Leave a comment

Five Years After Superstorm Sandy, Is New York City Better Prepared for the Next Mega Storm?

Flash floods on Greek coast kill 15 Flash floods have killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece after a raging torrent inundated two coastal … Continue reading

17/11/2017 · Leave a comment

How Hurricane Harvey Could Cause Long-Term Devastation

How Hurricane Harvey Could Cause Long-Term Devastation Beyond the 130 Category 4 mile-an-hour winds, the devastating eye wall, and the the storm surge hundreds of miles wide, the most destructive … Continue reading

27/08/2017 · Leave a comment

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in Climate change lengthens summer months and makes them hotter and more … Continue reading

26/06/2017 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

Government to introduce new inquiry into national disaster funding arrangements The Coalition Government today is announcing its intention to establish a Productivity Commission Inquiry next year into national disaster funding … Continue reading

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