This Week in Disaster Resilience 17th July 2020

Dear colleague,

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

India – Floods and Landslides in Arunachal Pradesh Leave 8 Dead
http://floodlist.com/asia/india-landslides-arunachal-pradesh-july-2020

Indonesia – 5 Major Flood Incidents During First Days of July
http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-july-2020

Brazil – Thousands Displaced as Rivers Overflow in Rio Grande Do Sul
http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-rio-grande-do-sul-july-2020

China floods: Over 140 dead as Yangtze River bursts banks
https://www.dw.com/en/china-floods-over-140-dead-as-yangtze-river-bursts-banks/a-54152864?maca=en-Twitter-sharing

Assam Flood Situation Worsens; 44 Dead, Over 13 Lakh Affected
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/assam-flood-situation-worsens-42-dead-13-lakh-affected-more-rain-and-flood-warning-issued-2261721

Turkey – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Flash Floods in Artvin Province
http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-artvin-floods-july-2020

Nepal – Dozens Dead or Missing After Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides
http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-monsoon-floods-landslides-july-2020

Heavy rains and flooding hit large parts of Asia
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72703

10 killed, 46 missing as flash floods hit central Indonesia
https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/07/15/20/10-killed-46-missing-as-flashfloods-hit-central-indonesia

Turkey – More Deadly Flash Floods in North East After 272mm of Rain in Rize Province
http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-rize-floods-july-2020

India – Flooding Affects Over 2 Million in North East
http://floodlist.com/asia/india-flooding-affects-over-2-million-in-north-east

Malaysia – Over 200 Evacuate After Flash Floods in Negeri Sembilan
http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-negeri-sembilan-july-2020-in

Turkey – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Flash Floods in Artvin Province
http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-artvin-floods-july-2020

'A third of Bangladesh underwater' after heavy rains, floods
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/bangladesh-underwater-heavy-rains-floods-200714133251746.html?taid=5f0e2ae844c9310001f92fa6

Bangladesh – Floods in 15 Districts Affect Almost 1.4 Million
http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-update-july-2020-2

Pakistan – Deadly Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-glof-golen-valley-chitral-july-2020

South Korea – Deadly Flash Floods After 277mm of Rain in South Gyeongsang
http://floodlist.com/asia/south-korea-flash-floods-july-2020

Indonesia – Floods in South Sulawesi Leave at Least 16 Dead
http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-north-luwu-regency-south-sulawesi-july-2020

Italy – Severe Floods in Palermo, Sicily, After Torrential Rain
http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-palermo-sicily-july-2020

Colombia – Thousands Affected by Flooding After Weeks of Rain
http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-thousands-affected-by-flooding-after-weeks-of-rain

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jul 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Ibu, Reventador
https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/106701/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Jul-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Ibu-Reventador-Raun.html

Monsoon Rains Pummel South Asia, Displacing Millions
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/world/asia/monsoon-asia-bangladesh-india.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

China braces for more rainstorms over weekend, climate change blamed
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72665

June sees more global heat, especially in Arctic Siberia
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72654

Responding to the changing climate in the built environment
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/responding-to-the-changing-climate-in-the-built-environment

As permafrost thaws under intense heat, Russia's Siberia burns — again
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/siberia-burning-climate-change-russia-1.5645428

Reconciling theory with the reality of African heatwaves
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0851-8

Why Africa’s heatwaves are a forgotten impact of climate change
https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-why-africas-heatwaves-are-a-forgotten-impact-of-climate-change

Earth Could Hit Critical Climate Threshold in Next Five Years
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earth-could-hit-key-climate-threshold-next-five-years-180975290/

Climate change: what Antarctica’s ‘doomsday glacier’ means for the planet
https://www.ft.com/content/4ff254ed-960d-4b35-a6c0-1e60a6e79d91?__twitter_impression=true

Climate Explained: What the World Was Like the Last Time Carbon Dioxide Levels Were at 400ppm
https://www.ecowatch.com/carbon-dioxide-400ppm-2646394683.html

COVID-19, climate and resilience
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72677

New climate predictions assess global temperatures in coming five years
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72683

World's largest study shows carbon pricing reduces emissions
https://phys.org/news/2020-07-world-largest-carbon-pricing-emissions.html

June 2020: third-hottest June on record
https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/june-2020-third-hottest-june-record

Soaring methane emissions threaten to put climate change goals out of reach
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/soaring-methane-emissions-threaten-put-climate-change-goals-out-reach-n1233831

Quaternary glaciation in the Mediterranean mountains: a new synthesis
https://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/433/1/1.full

Glacial Contributions to 21st Century Sea Level Rise
https://eos.org/research-spotlights/glacial-contributions-to-21st-century-sea-level-rise

Potential impacts of climate change on water resources and adaptation policies in the Brahmaputra River basin
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72688

Sea level rise Mauritius: Relocation as a prospective solution
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72657

Siberia heatwave was 'almost impossible' without climate change, scientists say
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/siberia-heatwave-was-almost-impossible-without-climate-change-scientists-say?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Disaster risk reduction

Help build the AIDR handbook collection
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72662

Challenges and technical advances in Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWSs)
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72663

Multiple benefits of DRR investment
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72668

Prescribed Burning in Australasia Book Launch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgkrkobsRoU&feature=youtu.be

Evaluating the impacts of the CRC
https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2020/evaluating-impacts-crc

Cost-Effective Prescribed Burning Solutions Vary Between Landscapes in Eastern Australia
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/ffgc.2020.00079/full

Don’t just blame God for floods and landslides
https://www.nepalitimes.com/here-now/dont-just-blame-god-for-floods-and-landslides/?fbclid=IwAR084Guz7KoZA6R2THni3eYD1udOA0cryOnlCsTdZWWO9GzcGvItfRTZTrg

A ground-up approach to estimate the likelihood of business interruption
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420919306235

New equation ‘could predict earthquakes better’ say Edinburgh experts
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-53380313

Chance of big San Andreas earthquake increased by Ridgecrest temblors, study suggests
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-13/ridgecrest-quakes-big-earthquake-san-andreas-fault-study

UK flood and coastal erosion risk management: policy statement
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flood-and-coastal-erosion-risk-management-policy-statement

Evidence review of the concept of flood resilience
http://sciencesearch.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&ProjectID=20293&FromSearch=Y&Publisher=1&SearchText=FD2716&SortString=ProjectCode&SortOrder=Asc&Paging=10

How does advanced technology save lives in China's flood-prone areas?
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72701

Record floods raise questions about China's Three Gorges Dam
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-floods-threegorges-idUSKCN24F0E2

New research into Hull’s 2007 floods has given many residents the chance to share their experiences for the first time
https://www.marketinghumber.com/news-events/news/regional/collaborative-research-leads-to-new-study-into-2007-floods-which-hit-hull/

Exploring new ways to manage the devastation caused by floods
https://blogs.adb.org/blog/exploring-new-ways-manage-devastation-caused-floods

Stochastic simulation of streamflow and spatial extremes: a continuous, wavelet-based approach
https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2019-658/

Experts decry Tory policy that fails to ban new-builds in UK areas at high risk of flooding
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/14/flood-strategy-boris-johnson-mass-housing-project-speed

Inchworm-like source evolution through a geometrically complex fault fueled persistent supershear rupture during the 2018 Palu Indonesia earthquake
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012821X20303939?via%3Dihub

Spatio-temporal and hazard mapping of Earthquake in UAE (1984–2012): Remote sensing and GIS application
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72723

Geospatial intelligence revolution in insurance and risk management
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72734

The Case for ‘Managed Retreat’
https://www.politico.com/news/agenda/2020/07/14/climate-change-managed-retreat-341753

Risk-informed development: from crisis to resilience
https://www.odi.org/publications/11314-risk-informed-development-crisis-resilience

Emergency management

Nepal: Preparing for floods during a lockdown
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72666

40:40:20 – Balancing the gender ratio
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/40-40-20-balancing-the-gender-ratio

New research to support wellbeing of young volunteers
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/new-research-to-support-wellbeing-of-young-volunteers

Wearing a mask cuts own risk of novel coronavirus by 65 percent, experts say
https://www.foxnews.com/health/wearing-mask-cuts-own-risk-novel-coronavirus-65-percent-experts-say

South Australian firefighters to face upcoming fire season with more trucks, improved equipment
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-12/sa-firefighters-to-face-upcoming-season-better-equipped/12446884

Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/12/immunity-to-covid-19-could-be-lost-in-months-uk-study-suggests?CMP=share_btn_tw

China floods: 'wartime' measures brought in to tackle worst deluge in decades
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/13/china-floods-wartime-measures-brought-in-to-tackle-worst-deluge-in-decades

Lessons from the 1918 pandemic: A U.S. city’s past may hold clues
https://theconversation.com/lessons-from-the-1918-pandemic-a-u-s-citys-past-may-hold-clues-140519?utm_medium=email

How can we make disaster management evaluations more useful? An empirical study of Dutch exercise evaluations
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72694

Development of an Integrated Pathways Model of Factors Influencing the Progress of Recovery After a Disaster
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1010539520935386

China has just contained the coronavirus. Now it's battling some of the worst floods in decades
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/14/asia/china-flood-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

Hurricane Season Is About to Collide With COVID
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/hurricane-season-about-collide-covid?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=sierramag&utm_medium=social

Côte d’Ivoire: Weather data helps authorities respond to deadly floods in Abidjan
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72680

Monsoon-induced disasters occur every year but authorities ill-prepared to handle them
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72710

Creation of a Model for Estimating the Home-return Rate of Evacuees Using Mobile Phone Movement Histories and Its Application to the Nankai Trough Earthquake
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342960740_Creation_of_a_Model_for_Estimating_the_Home-return_Rate_of_Evacuees_Using_Mobile_Phone_Movement_Histories_and_Its_Application_to_the_Nankai_Trough_Earthquake

UN helps monsoon-affected river communities in Bangladesh before peak flooding
https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/un-helps-monsoon-affected-river-communities-bangladesh-peak-flooding

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizen science as a catalyst for community resilience building: A two-phase tsunami case study
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72673

Volunteered Geographic Information for people-centred severe weather early warning: A literature review
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72671

Patterns of population displacement during mega-fires in California detected using Facebook Disaster Maps
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340568312_Patterns_of_population_displacement_during_mega-fires_in_California_detected_using_Facebook_Disaster_Maps

A content analysis case study of media and public trust in Japan: After the quake
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342864712_A_content_analysis_case_study_of_media_and_public_trust_in_Japan_After_the_quake

Building Disaster Resilience with Social Messaging Networks: WeChat community in Houston during Hurricane Harvey
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334403590_Building_Disaster_Resilience_with_Social_Messaging_Networks_WeChat_community_in_Houston_during_Hurricane_Harvey

Iowa Flood Information System
http://ifis.iowafloodcenter.org/ifis/en/

Multidisciplinary approach to COVID-19 risk communication: A framework and tool for individual and regional risk assessment
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72711

Students and teachers from across Australia will once again have the opportunity to participate in a NASA sponsored international science and education program
https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/karenandrews/media-releases/nasas-globe-education-program-returns-australia

Psychology and disasters

Pandemic Hurts Student Mental Health
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/07/13/survey-finds-higher-prevalence-depression-among-students-and-difficulties-accessing

How Wildfires Have Triggered A Spike In Domestic Violence In Australia
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/13/890558036/how-wildfires-have-triggered-a-spike-in-domestic-violence-in-australia

Sociology and disasters

Critiquing and Joining Intersections of Disaster, Conflict, and Peace Research
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-020-00289-4

Disease hotspots flourish when the city meets the country
https://www.scidev.net/global/disease/feature/disease-hotspots-flourish-when-the-city-meets-the-country.html

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/19/coronavirus-effect-economy-life-society-analysis-covid-135579

Social capital's role in humanitarian crises
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338670970_Social_capital's_role_in_humanitarian_crises

The Mediating Effect of Community Leadership on Community Resilience Elements and Community Preparedness
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342925825_The_Mediating_Effect_of_Community_Leadership_on_Community_Resilience_Elements_and_Community_Preparedness

Community Cohesion at Times of Crises and/or Disaster: An examination of The Grenfell Tower Fire: What Lessons may be learnt?
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342902970_Title_of_Project_Community_Cohesion_at_Times_of_Crises_andor_Disaster_An_examination_of_The_Grenfell_Tower_Fire_What_Lessons_may_be_learnt

COVID-19 trigger to re-examine resilience
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72704

 

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