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 https://www.yahoo.com/news/stateemergency-extended-canadas-fire-hit-west-161230584.html Rare August tornado injures at least 25 people […] Read more »

Editorial August 2017

We read in this issue that Cyclone Debbie was the world's second most costly disaster in the first half of 2017 but only fourth in terms of insured losses behind three three events in the US which each had total losses less than Debbie. While these US events were not […] Read more »

Editorial July 2017

Many floodplain managers find it difficult, and a little daunting, to engage with communities in the development of flood studies and floodplain risk management plans. This is because they normally have a background in engineering and planning, with little or no training and experience in the social sciences where the field […] Read more »