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 »

The NSW Roadside Environment Committee

The NSW Roadside Environment Committee (REC) was established in 1994 by the NSW Government in recognition of the environmental values of linear reserves. The REC is an umbrella body of linear infrastructure managers and environment organisations that promotes and coordinates leading practice in linear reserve environmental management across the State. […] Read more »

Does Flood Insurance Distract from Real Solutions?

The main response to a climate catastrophe,particularly in developed nations, is insurance payouts; however, a new study argues that insurance solutions represent a barrier to finding more beneficial responses to loss and damage. The study, published by Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America,suggests that insurance costs are unfairly weighted towards developing nations […] Read more »

National Floods

There were fourteen international floods reported across nine countries throughout September 2018. At least 1,628 people died and over 4.2 million people were displaced. Internationally significant floods included: Indonesia At least 1,400 are recorded dead and 61,000 displaced after an earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia. The tsunami which completely engulfed […] Read more »

Editorial September 2018

More and more research is being published which suggests that flooding in Australia is on a long term trend to get worse and we report on several papers in relation to that in this month’s issue. It is in this context that I find some statements made around flooding in […] Read more »

International Floods

There were 22 international floods reported across 19 countries throughout July 2018. At least 350 people died and over 1.6 million people were displaced. Internationally significant floods included: Japan Japan was the nation most significantly affected by floods in July in what was designated as a severe disaster by the […] Read more »