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 Tulsa

people/543492001/
Current California wildfire incidents https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/5/
Flooding in Las Vegas https://www.sott.net/article/358400-1-missing-7-rescued-after-flashflooding-near-Las-Vegas-Strip
Massive Florida sinkhole claims five more homes https://www.smh.com.au/world/massiveflorida-sinkhole-claims-five-more-homes-20170807-gxrbor.html

Flooding kills at least 26 in northern Vietnam
https://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/flooding-kills-at-least-26-in-northern.html
Pakistan – Deadly Landslides and Floods in Gilgit-Baltistan
https://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-gilgit-baltistan-august-2017
As many as 100 people feared dead in Chinese earthquake
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/08/as-many-as-100-people-feared-dead-inchinese-earthquake

"Blizzard of Oz" brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia
https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/blizzard-of-oz-thundersnow-stormsaustralia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead
https://watchers.news/2017/08/08/violent-thunderstorm-hits-italy-after-major-heat-waveleaves-3-dead/

Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof, Aviation Color Code Red
https://watchers.news/2017/08/07/bogoslof-eruption-august-7-2017/
Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Aug 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch,
Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/64626/Volcanicactivity-worldwide-8-Aug-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-ShiveluchReventador.html

Venezuela – Floods Affect Thousands as Major Rivers Overflow
https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-august-
2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Landslide in south-west China kills 24 https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/landslidein-southwest-china-kills-24?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

B.C. wildfires status Wednesday: More than 360 wildfires this season are human-caused
https://globalnews.ca/news/3657702/b-c-wildfires-status-wednesday-more-than-360-
wildfires-this-season-are-human-caused/
Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz
https://watchers.news/2017/08/09/hurricane-franklin-veracruz-
2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Flash Floods Prompt Dozens of Flood Rescues in Houston
https://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flash-floods-prompt-dozens-of-flood-rescues-inhouston?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire flooding caused by heavy rain https://www.bbc.com/news/ukengland-40875248
Russia – Hundreds Displaced as Floods in Far East Damage Homes and Roads
https://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-far-east-august-
2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Climate change to blame for Australia’s July heat https://theconversation.com/climatechange-to-blame-for-australias-july-heat-81953
Death Valley Sets New Global Record for Hottest Single Month
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-global-record-hottest-single-monthestablished-death-valley
Weather disasters to impact 2 out of 3 Europeans by 2100, study says
https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanplh/PIIS2542-5196(17)30082-7.pdf
Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons
https://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-fueling-arizonas-monstrous-monsoons-
21679?utm_content=buffer79818&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_ca
mpaign=buffer
When It Comes to Climate, Look for Vulnerabilities in Policy, Not Science
https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/08/when-it-comes-to-climate-look-for-vulnerabilitiesin.html?adbsc=social_20170806_1713311&adbid=894299293816832000&adbpl=tw&adbpr
=22545453
There’s a Wildfire Burning in West Greenland Right Now
https://www.climatecentral.org/news/wildfire-burning-greenland-21686
Climate change is turning cities into harsh, sweltering hotspots
Climate change is turning cities into harsh, sweltering hotspots
Peru’s glaciers have made it a laboratory for adapting to climate change. It’s not going well
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/2017/08/07/perus-glaciers-have-made-it-alaboratory-for-adapting-to-climate-change-its-not-going-well/?utm_term=.8199d93f8367
Dying gods: Mt Kenya’s disappearing glaciers spread violence below
https://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/08/02/dying-gods-mt-kenyas-disappearingglaciers-spread-violence/
Future changes in global tides will change flood risk and tidal energy decisions
https://noc.ac.uk/news/future-changes-global-tides-will-change-flood-risk-tidal-energydecisions
Climate Change's Role in Disasters and Disaster Risk Reduction
https://www.ilankelman.org/isa.pdf
Summer on steroids: Fires, devilish heat waves, and floods
https://mashable.com/2017/08/08/summer-weather-on-steroids-wildfires-heatwaves/#T3egEAyBDdqG
The IPCC and the Sixth Assessment cycle
https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/ar6_material/AC6_brochure_en.pdf
Guide to Urban Cooling Strategies
https://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/sites/all/files/event_file_attachments/crc_lcl_urban
_cooling_guide_2017_web.pdf
Strategies and Technologies to Mitigate Urban Heat
https://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/sites/all/files/event_file_attachments/discussion_p
aper_cooling_cities_final.pdf
Americans already feeling effects of climate change, says report
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2143272-americans-already-feeling-effects-ofclimate-change-says-report/
Weekly Glacier Flow Estimation from Dense Satellite Time Series Using Adapted Optical Flow
Technology https://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2017.00053/full
A new way to verify the real impacts of climate action in cities
https://citiscope.org/story/2017/new-way-verify-real-impacts-climate-action-cities
‘Lucifer’ Bakes Europe in Intense Heat Wave https://wxshift.com/news/luicifer-europeintense-heat-wave/

Building resilience through climate-proof infrastructure in Timor-Leste https://undpadaptation.exposure.co/construction-in-progress
Climate gloom and doom? Bring it on. But we need stories about taking action, too
https://theconversation.com/climate-gloom-and-doom-bring-it-on-but-we-need-storiesabout-taking-action-too-79464?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton
July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West
https://www.climatecentral.org/news/july-record-hot-alaska-and-west-
21693?utm_content=buffer0ebaf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_ca
mpaign=buffer
Everyone’s Talking About That Leaked Government Climate Report
https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/trump-white-house-climate-science-specialreport?utm_term=.ae2jKyKeX#.raZ4EgE0V
Short-termism and the threat from climate change https://www.mckinsey.com/businessfunctions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/short-termism-and-the-threat-fromclimate-change
Record Temperature Streak Bears Anthropogenic Fingerprint
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL074056/full
Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016: report
https://phys.org/news/2017-08-planet-highs-pollutants-sea.html
Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/11/australia-potentially-disastrousconsequences-of-climate-change-inquiry-told
37th State of the Climate Report https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understandingclimate/state-climate-highlights/2016
Disaster risk reduction
Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears
that the supervolcano is ready to blow https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-
05/sudden-1400-quake-swarm-prompts-question-if-yellowstone-erupted-what-would-beleft
Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience of the Vaisigano River
Catchment in Samoa https://adaptation-undp.org/projects/gcf-samoa
Slow the Flow Calderdale https://slowtheflow.net/hardcastle-crags/
Fire mapping with satellites and smart phones https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/firemapping-satellites-and-smart-phones
Latest edition of Floodplain Manager
https://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=20459&t=b8e8dbd7019f99804e7cd98109c1b9
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Scientists say nation must choose: Planned fires or more unchecked wildfires?

Scientists say nation must choose: Planned fires or more unchecked wildfires?


A perfect storm is brewing - and we can prevent it
https://news.trust.org/item/20170726150028-zqprc/
Study highlights complex causes of Maldives flooding https://phys.org/news/2017-08-
highlights-complex-maldives.html
Aerial photos show the stunning transformation of Australia’s top 10 fastest growing regions
https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aerial-photos-show-thestunning-transformation-of-australias-top-10-fastest-growing-regions/newsstory/ed747bdbc8552fecd3a3e99dcf4a3302
Extremely active hurricane season forecast https://wxshift.com/news/extremely-activehurricane-season-peak-lies-ahead

NIST Funds 12 Projects to Make Communities More Resilient to Disasters
https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2017/08/nist-funds-12-projects-makecommunities-more-resilient-disasters
Review of literature on decision support systems for natural hazard risk reduction: Current
status and future research directions
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815216311239
Emergency Management
The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap
https://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/888728/
In search of International Disaster Law https://www.atha.se/blog/search-internationaldisaster-law
Vanuatu Launches Tsunami Early Warning System https://floodlist.com/australia/vanuatulaunches-tsunami-early-warning-system

Learning lessons from research insights: Black Saturday case study
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/learning-lessons-fromresearch-insights-black-saturday-case-study
Fire spread simulator capabilities assessed
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/fire-spread-simulatorcapabilities-assessed
14 pumps inactive during New Orleans flooding; disabled turbines led to power issues,
officials say https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_b1b59b62-7c71-11e7-
ad4a-dfa4a217203a.html
Notes on Working with Volunteers on the Geolocation team
https://www.ushahidi.com/blog/2017/08/08/working-with-volunteers-on-the-geolocationteam
Satellite plays important role in detection and monitoring of flood situations over large
regions https://www.gisresources.com/flood-monitoring-using-scatsat-1-satellite/
Simulation-based optimization of emergency evacuation strategy in ultra-high-rise buildings
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3013-1
Odisha Govt Pegs Flood Damage At Rs 219 Cr In 5 Districts https://odishatv.in/odisha/bodyslider/odisha-govt-pegs-flood-damage-at-rs-219-cr-in-5-districts-232069/

Disaster and Neglect in Louisiana https://reports.climatecentral.org/great-floodlouisiana/one-year-later/

In times of emergency, Britain needs more than community resilience
https://www.citymetric.com/politics/times-emergency-britain-needs-more-communityspirit-3208
New Orleans exploring early warning flood system
https://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/early_warning_flooding_new_orl.html
EARTH EX is designed to improve community resilience to large scale, long duration power
outages through multi-sector exercises https://eiscouncil.com/EarthEx
Aon Report – Asia Records $10bn Economic Loss After July Floods
https://floodlist.com/asia/aon-report-asia-records-10bn-economic-loss-after-july-floods
Disaster education, communications and engagement
These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral
https://www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-changefeel-visceral
Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years https://www.odi.org/events/4487-
disasters-conference-learning-past-40-years
Disaster Education: A Survey Study to Analyze Disaster Medicine Training in Emergency
Medicine Residency Programs in the United States
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disastermedicine/article/disaster-education-a-survey-study-to-analyze-disaster-medicine-trainingin-emergency-medicine-residency-programs-in-the-unitedstates/A92995A4DFB0E3A8A122E7738C51705C
Enhancing Community Resilience towards Disaster: The Contributing Factors of SchoolCommunity
Collaborative Network in the Tsunami Affected Area in Aceh
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917301851
Understanding disaster risk terminology
https://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/
Disaster preparedness now part of school curriculum in the Philippines
https://www.philstar.com/cebu-news/2017/07/31/1723194/disaster-preparedness-nowpart-school-curriculum
Is Your School In A Flood Zone? https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/thousands-of-uspublic-schools-in-flood-zone?utm_term=.xfbvaKa7g#.kr7qbmbG5
Telling Fire’s Story through Narrative and Art
https://www.firescience.gov/Digest/FSdigest25.pdf
Students help to promote flood resilience and insurance in the community
https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/students-promote-flood-resilience-and-reduceinsurance-costs
How to learn together for wildfire risk management https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fivetips-working-learning-with-partners/?platform=hootsuite
In Case Of A Flood https://www.iii.org/article/case-flood
Social media and emergency management
Impact of Social Media on Chennai Floods https://www.gisocial.com/blog/59/socialmedia/impact-social-media-chennai-floods
Social media data present an opportunity for mental health surveillance after disasters
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181233
Disaster psychology
The nature and distribution of affiliative behaviour during exposure to mild threat
https://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/8/170265
Social Capital and Disasters
Social network analysis using R https://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/Social-NetworkAnalysis-Using-R/508872-2.html
Social networks are the key to building disaster resilient communities
https://vcoss.org.au/documents/2017/05/Building-Resilient-Communities.pdf
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