This Week in Disaster Resilience 8 February 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Rescuers rescued in Qld's flood disasterhttps://www.theherald.com.au/story/5884348/rescuers-rescued-in-qlds-flood-disaster/?cs=9397&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Bodies of two men found in flood waters in Townsvillehttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/05/bodies-of-two-men-found-in-flood-waters-in-townsville Queensland's floods are so huge the only way to track them is from spacehttps://phys.org/news/2019-02-queensland-huge-track-space.html 6 killed as powerful storm hits California, more heavy rain expectedhttps://watchers.news/2019/02/04/6-killed-as-powerful-storm-hits-california-more-heavy-rain-expected/   Major disruption after snowstorm hits […] Read more »

World Bank Project

As part of the implementation of the Priority 4 of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the World Bank/GFDRR has launched a global study on the “State of Civil Protection in the World: Typologies, Good Practices and Economic Returns”. For this global study, Molino Stewart was commissioned to prepare […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager November 2018

Editorial Why do we continue to allow development in floodplains? A study in the USA found that coastal communities have recently built tens of thousands of houses in areas at risk of chronic future flooding driven by sea level rise from climate change. Since 2009, new homes added inside of […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 1 February 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Queensland rain: Daintree River beats 118 year flood record cutting off hundreds https://www.9news.com.au/national/2019/01/28/06/38/queensland-flooding-rainfall-daintree-river-record-level?ocid=Social-9News Tasmanian bushfire property losses expected today as authorities warn of 'risk to life'https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-29/bushfire-risk-to-life-still-high-in-tasmania/10756452 Brazil – Hundreds Missing After Tailings Dam Collapse in Minas Geraishttp://floodlist.com/america/brazil-tailings-dam-collapse-brumadinho-minas-gerais-january-2019 Havana tornado: Cuba's capital hit by rare twisterhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47025852?ocid=socialflow_twitter Congo Ebola cases […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 25 January 2019

  Recent emergencies/disaster Jeneberang river overflows, killing 6 and leaving 10 missing - Sulawesi, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/01/22/jeneberang-river-overflows-killing-6-and-leaving-10-missing-sulawesi-indonesia/ Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexicohttps://watchers.news/2019/01/23/strong-explosion-at-popocatepetl-volcano-mexico/ Madagascar – Several Dead After Floods and Landslides Cause Buildings to Collapse in Antananarivohttp://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-floods-antananarivo-january-2019 Niger – Rising Rivers Cause Flooding in Tillaberi and Diffa Regionshttp://floodlist.com/africa/niger-flooding-tillaberi-diffa-january-2019 Burundi – Floods […] Read more »

Floods Most Frequent Natural Hazard

In a UN 20-year review of the economic losses from climate-related disasters, floods were found to be the most frequent natural disaster followed by storms. The report found that there has also been a significant increase of 151% in direct economic losses due to climate-related disasters. Floods were found to affect […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 19 October 2018

THIS WEEK IN DISASTER RESILIENCE (week ending 19 October 2018) Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disaster Storm Callum: One killed as Wales suffers 'worst flooding for 30 years' https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45838058 27 injured as hurricane-force winds batter […] Read more »

THIS WEEK IN DISASTER RESILIENCE (week ending 11 August 2017)

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Typhoon "Noru" leaves at least 2 dead and 9 missing, Japan https://watchers.news/2017/08/06/typhoon-noru-leaves-at-least-2-dead-and-9-missingjapan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter State of emergency extended in Canada's fire-hit west Rare August tornado injures at least 25 people in […] Read more »