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When natural disaster strikes, men and women respond differently

  Beyond ‘business as usual’. Addressing the climate change crisis Every year, insurers see first-hand the devastation natural disasters inflict on people and communities around the world. From flooding in … Continue reading

24/09/2019 · Leave a comment

Lessons from Dorian

  How to strength train your ’emotional resilience’ before disaster strikes Not to brag, but I think I’m on my way to wining the gold medal in emotional resilience. Emotional … Continue reading

18/09/2019 · 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 art of being prepared

  How To Protect Yourself From Real Estate Disasters As a 17-year real estate investor, I could also be the northernmost real estate professional you know. You might have heard … Continue reading

27/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters: The Challenge of Saving Lives

Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos ‘not prepared for disasters’ Although the Philippines faces an average of 20 typhoons a year, only 36% of Filipinos feel they are completely prepared … Continue reading

15/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricanes are intensifying more rapidly and it may be our fault

Hurricane Harvey left Houston with crisis in affordable housing Did you realize that Houston was left in a severe affordable housing crisis after Hurricane Harvey? A year and a half … Continue reading

12/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters are no longer exceptional, so what will it take to prioritize preparedness?

Improving the nation’s resilience to disasters As summed up by the choice of sai (meaning disaster) as the kanji of the year, Japan experienced a string of severe natural disasters … Continue reading

30/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience: A necessary quality for solid leadership

Preparing babies for emergencies in storm and bushfire season Enough water — check. Food for three days — check. Enough thought paid to people with special needs — check. But … Continue reading

24/12/2018 · Leave a comment

A Global Heat Wave Has Set the Arctic Circle on Fire

Somerset Regional Council secures $138k to fund new flood studies FIVE rural communities will be protected from flooding under new council flood studies and floodplain management plans. Somerset Regional Council … Continue reading

26/07/2018 · Leave a comment

‘Slow Earthquakes’ People Can’t Even Feel Could Be Building Up to a Major San Andreas Disaster

California: The Politics of Surviving ‘The Big One’ It turns out that the danger of flooding on a massive scale is about as likely  as having a massive earthquake, something … Continue reading

23/06/2018 · Leave a comment

In tech we trust – but less than half of Americans are ready for the next disaster

  Tips on offer for preparing for flood, disaster The public is invited to the session on April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the third floor of Town … Continue reading

23/04/2018 · Leave a comment

Los Angeles Releases Resilience Strategy

  Major floods twice as common as 30 years ago, data shows Major floods have become almost twice as frequent as they were 30 years ago, according to figures from … Continue reading

09/03/2018 · Leave a comment

These Lego-style homes can withstand earthquakes and cost under $6,500 to build

Today’s faulty tsunami warning is a reminder that tsunamis can happen on the US East Coast, too On Tuesday morning, phones across the US East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and … Continue reading

12/02/2018 · Leave a comment

Strong Aftershocks Test Nerves on Greek Island After Quake

Climate change causing natural disasters: CM Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat today stated that climate change was leading to natural disasters. He was addressing a day-long workshop — Strengthening State … Continue reading

24/07/2017 · Leave a comment

Breaking 6 myths on disaster preparedness

Breaking 6 myths on disaster preparedness, and making every Filipino even more resilient The Philippines has the misfortune of being prone to all natural hazards, save for a snow storm. … Continue reading

28/06/2017 · Leave a comment

IT Resilience

Why disaster preparedness is important Now that it’s officially the rainy season, perhaps it’s time to review some lessons from the past and what they tell us about disaster preparedness. … Continue reading

09/06/2017 · Leave a comment

An Innovative Way to Encourage Disaster Preparedness: FEMA’s Public Assistance Deductible

Being prepared: An increase in natural disasters sends residents scrambling James Katte was completely unprepared for the wall of soil and rubbish that barrelled into his Auckland home on Tuesday night. … Continue reading

14/04/2017 · Leave a comment

Why Aren’t Humans Better Prepared For Natural Disasters?

Why Aren’t Humans Better Prepared For Natural Disasters? The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Under-Prepare For Disasters examines human behavior and disaster preparedness, trying to answer the question: why, with our … Continue reading

15/02/2017 · Leave a comment

Stop end-of-year fatigue from seeping into the new year: boost staff optimism and resilience

Stop end-of-year fatigue from seeping into the new year: boost staff optimism and resilience It’s a seasonal reality that many Australian workers end the year short-fused with their resilience falling … Continue reading

25/01/2017 · Leave a comment

Here is how Global Warming could trigger the next financial crisis

Wellington’s 30-point plan to deal with the devastation of a major disaster Wellington homeowners could be forced to earthquake strengthen their houses if new regulations proposed to future-proof the city … Continue reading

26/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop will help residents prepare for natural disasters

RIAs Look to Catastrophe Bonds for Returns and Diversification Catastrophe bonds, insurance-linked securities tied to natural disaster have long been source of yield for alternative investment firms.  Now they’ve made … Continue reading

09/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Disaster plans often neglect historic preservation. And more…

Denver study shows disaster plans often neglect historic preservation “A lot of cultural and historic resources worldwide are at risk when natural hazards strike,” said study author Andrew Rumbach, assistant … Continue reading

08/04/2016 · Leave a comment

World Resilience NEWS

Disasters caused $37.4 bn in losses in first half of 2015: Swiss Re Natural and manmade disasters caused $37.4 billion (34 billion euros) in economic losses during the first half … Continue reading

14/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Resilience NEWS

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


Resilience NEWS

Polar vortex brings record cold weather to US, Canada A polar vortex dropped over the United States and Canada on Monday, bringing life-threatening freezing temperatures to large parts of North … Continue reading


Resilience NEWS

Disaster Preparedness & Relief: Three Things to Know It will take months to fully understand the human and economic losses brought about by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on … Continue reading

17/11/2013 · Leave a comment