This Week in Disaster Resilience 3rd July 2020

Dear colleague,

Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Cote D’Ivoire – More Deadly Floods in Abidjan After 240mm of Rain in a Few Hours
http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-abidjan-june-2020-2?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood-affected districts in western Ukraine lack drinking water
https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/flood-affected-districts-in-western-ukraine-lack-drinking-wate.html

Floods in India's Assam force a million from their homes
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods/floods-in-indias-assam-force-a-million-from-their-homes-idUSKBN2400W0

China – More Deadly Floods in Sichuan
http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-mianning-sichuan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – Buildings Damaged After Flash Floods in Ikorodu, Lagos
http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-ikorodu-lagos-june-2020

Poland – Hundreds Evacuate After Floods in South East
http://floodlist.com/europe/poland-hundreds-evacuate-after-floods-in-south-east

Bangladesh – Thousands Affected by Floods as Rivers Overflow in North
http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Wisconsin
http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-wisconsin-june-2020

Malaysia – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah State
http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-june-2020

US reports over 48,000 new single-day coronavirus cases, setting a new record for the fourth time in a week
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/us-reports-new-coronavirus-cases-setting-new-record-2020-6?r=US&IR=T

Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave
https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/wildfires-in-siberia-increase-five-fold-amid-unprecedented-heatwave/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China's Hubei
https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/severe-flooding-affects-more-than-1-million-hubei/

IMO records the largest earthquake swarm in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone since 1980, Iceland
https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/imo-records-the-largest-earthquake-swarm-in-the-tj-rnes-fracture-zone-since-1980-iceland/

China – Deadly Floods in Yunnan
http://floodlist.com/asia/china-yunnan-floods-june-2020

India – Over 1.4 Million Hit by Floods in Assam
http://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-floods-update-01-july-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Jul 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay
https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/106160/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Jul-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Nevados-d.html

Brazil – Deadly Cyclone Hits Southern States
http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-cyclone-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Building Flood Resilience in a Changing Climate
https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/building-flood-resilience

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can’t be a good thing for global health
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72453

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72471

More than 3 in 4 of world’s top CEOs and CFOs say their companies are underprepared for climate-related financial risks, finds FM Global
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72415

Assessment of climate change vulnerability of Hakha Township, Chin State, Myanmar 2017–2050: Scenarios for resilience building
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72466

Excessive heat events guidebook
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72468

The Arctic heatwave: here's what we know
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/25/arctic-heatwave-38c-siberia-science

The fire is believed to be ‘the most northernmost in recent years within the Arctic Circle’
https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/arctic-wildfires-burning-further-north-than-previously-spotted-from-space-satellite-shows/

Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/global-warming-is-melting-our-sense-of-time.html?utm_source=t

Majority of Canadians and Americans agree on climate change issues, poll suggests
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/majority-agree-canadians-americans-climate-change-poll-1.5630555

'Nowhere to hide': South Pole warms up with climate change a factor
https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/nowhere-to-hide-south-pole-warms-up-with-climate-change-a-factor-20200629-p55797.html

Their fate isn’t sealed: Pacific nations can survive climate change – if locals take the lead
https://theconversation.com/their-fate-isnt-sealed-pacific-nations-can-survive-climate-change-if-locals-take-the-lead-136709

Likelihood of 40C temperatures in UK is ‘rapidly accelerating’
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/30/likelihood-of-40c-temperatures-in-uk-is-rapidly-accelerating?CMP=share_btn_tw

Multiple drivers of the North Atlantic warming hole
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0819-8

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming
https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062883162/the-future-earth/

Hope in Hell: a decade to confront the climate emergency
http://www.jonathonporritt.com/hope-in-hell/

Perth weather delivers equal-hottest June and rainfall below average despite weekend drenching
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-01/wa-records-hottest-start-to-winter-on-record-as-june-dry-warm/12410934

Stress-testing groundwater and baseflow drought responses to synthetic climate change-informed recharge scenarios
https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2020-211/

Net zero emissions by 2050 push is on, whether the Federal Government follows or not
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-02/net-zero-by-2050-push-on-whether-government-follows-or-not/12414426

Why Is the South Pole Warming So Quickly? It’s Complicated
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-the-south-pole-warming-so-quickly-its-complicated/

Most Americans say climate change affects their local community, including 70% living near coast
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/06/29/most-americans-say-climate-change-impacts-their-community-but-effects-vary-by-region-2/

Disaster risk reduction

Flood Risk Management in the United States | Research report
https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-united-states

Flood Risk Management in England | Research report
https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-england

Flood Risk Management in Germany | Research report
https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-germany

The first provincial level disaster risk reduction plan has been prepared in Turkey
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72331

A system of systems: Early warning systems and managing the effects of El Niño
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72449

Building resilient urban communities: The case study of Setubal municipality
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72407

Keeping an eye on natural hazards: Lessons learned to become more resilient
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72430

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72434

Detecting Earth’s natural hazards high up in the sky
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72476

COVID‐19: what is the disaster?
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72455

Factors influencing adoption and rejection of fire hazard severity zone maps in California
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72454

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72474

The ‘triple dividend’ of early warning systems: evidence from Tanzania’s coastal areas
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72443

Taupō 'supervolcano' just had its shakiest year in decades
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12343616

Fighting extreme weather in Africa with big data
https://gca.org/solutions/fighting-extreme-weather-in-africa-with-big-data

New from the BoM: 7-day Ensemble Streamflow Forecasts
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/7daystreamflow/

The First National Flood Risk Assessment: Defining America’s Growing Risk
https://assets.firststreet.org/uploads/2020/06/first_street_foundation__first_national_flood_risk_assessment.pdf

Addis Ababa Resilience Strategy
https://resilientaddis.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/addis-ababa-resilience-strategy-ENG.pdf

The number of properties in the United States in danger of flooding this year is 70% higher than government data estimates
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-floods-real-estate/from-new-york-to-houston-flood-risk-for-real-estate-hubs-ramps-up-idUSKBN2400YV

Discovery of Ancient Super-eruptions Suggests the Yellowstone Hotspot May Be Waning
https://www.usgs.gov/center-news/discovery-ancient-super-eruptions-suggests-yellowstone-hotspot-may-be-waning

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53218704

When dikes burst, salt marshes might lessen deadly flooding
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/when-dikes-burst-salt-marshes-might-lessen-deadly-flooding

Global governance and global catastrophic risks: Is the United Nations ready for the Anthropocene?
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72488

Integrating Disaster Risk Management in China urban operations: Completion report
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72492

Quantitative assessment of flood risk with evaluation of the effectiveness of dam operation for flood control: A case of the Bago River Basin of Myanmar
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72435

NSW govt criticised over Warragamba Dam
https://www.oberonreview.com.au/story/6811830/nsw-govt-criticised-over-warragamba-dam/?cs=9397

Innovative flood disaster response and mitigation through PPPs
https://www.innovationnewsnetwork.com/innovative-flood-disaster-response-and-mitigation-through-ppps/5896/

New, nationwide flood modeling tool paints a picture of the U.S. as a country woefully underprepared for damaging floods, now and in the future
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/06/29/real-estate-millions-more-homes-risk-flood-might-need-insurance/3217450001/

Building sustainable resilience for Sub-Saharan Africa’s urban era
https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/building-sustainable-resilience-for-sub-saharan-africas-urban-era-48ca329c04a6

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter
https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-june-2020/

Earthquakes trigger landslides. Can landslides also trigger earthquakes?
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/earthquakes-trigger-landslides-can-landslides-also-trigger-earthquakes

A journey to achieving integration in flood risk management
http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/30417/

Emergency management

EPPO’s handbook on child care centers earthquake planning
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72375

California prepares for an intense fire season as Covid-19 adds complications
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72447

‘Postcode lottery’ hindered bushfire aid for residents on NSW-Victorian border, inquiry hears
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/27/postcode-lottery-hindered-bushfire-aid-for-residents-on-nsw-victorian-border-inquiry-hears

Why Storm Surge Can Be The Deadliest Part of a Hurricane
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/weather-stories/2020/06/06/why-storm-surge-can-be-the-deadliest-part-of-a-hurricane

Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/governments-must-invest-now-in-disaster-preparedness-by-jagan-chapagain-and-andrew-steer-2020-06

Past pandemics exacerbated disadvantages – what we can learn from them about the coronavirus recovery
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72495

What coronavirus success of Taiwan and Iceland has in common
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72500

Development of an Integrated Pathways Model of Factors Influencing the Progress of Recovery After a Disaster
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342610281_Development_of_an_Integrated_Pathways_Model_of_Factors_Influencing_the_Progress_of_Recovery_After_a_Disaster

Drones for Disaster Response: NASA STEReO Project Kicks Off
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/drones-for-disaster-response-nasa-stereo-project-kicks-off

Disaster education, communications and engagement

WMO launches E-learning platform for hazard alerts
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72442

Learn about earthquakes and protect yourself
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72373

Who hasn't heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72460

Accelerating change: Engaging local communities in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Himalayan Region
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72456

Social Media Helps Reveal Cause of 2018 Indonesian Tsunami
https://eos.org/research-spotlights/social-media-helps-reveal-cause-of-2018-indonesian-tsunami

New book: Effective Science Communication
https://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-2520-2

Here Are Three Ways To Stay Safe During This Summer’s Flash Floods
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2020/06/30/here-are-three-ways-to-stay-safe-during-this-summers-flash-floods/#4c9bd699499e

Earth Education for Sustainable Societies
https://eos.org/science-updates/a-new-vision-of-sustainability-in-earth-science-education

Psychology and disasters

The New Psychology of Leadership
https://www.routledge.com/The-New-Psychology-of-Leadership-Identity-Influence-and-Power/Haslam-Reicher-Platow/p/book/9780815363828

Sociology and disasters

Characterizing spatio-temporal patterns of social vulnerability to droughts, degradation and desertification in the Brazilian northeast
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72457

Collective resilience in times of crisis: Lessons from the literature for socially effective responses to the pandemic
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342455462_Collective_resilience_in_times_of_crisis_Lessons_from_the_literature_for_socially_effective_responses_to_the_pandemic

How you measure matters; defining social capital in drought-prone areas
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420919307101

Practitioner approaches to measuring community resilience: The analysis of the resilience of communities to disasters toolkit
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72491

When covid-19 deaths are analysed by age, America is an outlier
https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/06/24/when-covid-19-deaths-are-analysed-by-age-america-is-an-outlier

Researching Crime After a Disaster: What We Can Learn From a Large Survey in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342607827_Researching_Crime_After_a_Disaster_What_We_Can_Learn_From_a_Large_Survey_in_New_Orleans_After_Hurricane_Katrina

A Viewpoint on Eastern Mediterranean Villages in Late Antiquity: Applying the Lens of Community Resilience Theory
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340287479_A_Viewpoint_on_Eastern_Mediterranean_Villages_in_Late_Antiquity_Applying_the_Lens_of_Community_Resilience_Theory

Passing the test: Lessons from a school district’s discourse of renewal before, during and after Hurricane Harvey
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342629438_Passing_the_test_Lessons_from_a_school_district's_discourse_of_renewal_before_during_and_after_Hurricane_Harvey

As summer arrives, how will the most vulnerable escape deadly heat and COVID-19?
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/06/summer-arrives-how-will-most-vulnerable-escape-deadly-heat-cvd/#close

 

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