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 »

Learning for Disaster Resilience

Neil Dufty presented the paper 'Learning for Disaster Resilience' at the 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. The paper asks the question 'Is emergency management sufficient to build disaster resilient communities?', and investigates how people and communities learn before, during and after disasters. Click here to […] Read more »