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This Week in Disaster Resilience 19th June 2020

Dear colleague,

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tornadoes touch down in southern Alberta, as floods and tennis ball-sized hail hit Calgary

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Ankara

Pakistan – at Least 7 Killed in Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

France – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Corsica

Indonesia – Over 1,000 Homes Damaged by Floods in Gorontalo Province

Mexico – Floods in Veracruz After Storm Dumps 221mm of Rain

Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia

Severe storm leaves trail of damage, flooding across city, southern Alberta

Nepal – Landslide in Parbat Leaves 8 Dead

Nigeria – Dozens of Homes Destroyed After Floods in Akwa Ibom

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit South Sulawesi

Nigeria – 3 Dead or Missing After Flash Floods Destroy a Bridge in Kwara State

Hungary and Czech Republic – 1 Dead, Dozens Evacuated After Storms Trigger Flash Floods

Côte d’Ivoire – Deadly Floods Hit Abidjan and South

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jun 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador

Guatemala and Honduras – Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, Thousands Affected

China – Deadly Floods and Mudslides in Sichuan

Thailand – Wind Storms and Flash Floods in North

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Economics of climate adaptation: Identifying cost-effective adaptation measures to climate change

Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated

Adapting to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Financing for climate adaptation – an overview of current regimes

Scaling local and community-based adaptation

Recurring floods in Eastern Africa amidst projections of frequent and extreme climatic events for the region

Innovation in climate change adaptation: does it reach those who need it most?

Island ‘drowning’ is not inevitable as sea levels rise

A journey into Antarctica: the unavoidable signs of global heating

Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows

Ocean Wave Interactions with Sea Ice: A Reappraisal

Why Southern Ocean’s monster waves will get even bigger

2020 likely to be the warmest year on record globally

Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change

Tropical cyclone motion in a changing climate

Free course: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact

Research Roundup: Depicting Change Across Earth’s Frozen Places

Equity investors must pay more attention to climate change physical risk

Coordinating climate finance in Kenya: technical measures or political change?

Adapting to the uncertain: a different climate strategy

Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia

Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated

Climate change: Oil and gas sector ‘to halve emissions by 2030’

Risk of massive wildfires continues to grow in California

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region

Disaster risk reduction

How has Taiwan kept its coronavirus infection rate so low?

A new mindset for resilience in the face of concurrent climate and health risks

Mumbai launches flood early warning system

New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria

Thousands fled for their lives when two Michigan dams collapsed. More disasters are coming, experts say

Financing increased for early warning systems in Small Island Developing States

The next once-a-century pandemic is coming sooner than you think – but COVID-19 can help us get ready

A model to predict flood loss in mountain areas

Atlas of global surface water dynamics

Implementation of property level flood risk adaptation (PLFRA) measures: choices and decisions

Infiltration efficiency and subsurface water processes of a sustainable drainage system and consequences to flood management

National earthquake research programme (UDAP) success stories

National platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDRR regional office for Europe and Central Asia overview

Australia had more supersized bushfires creating their own storms last summer than in previous 30 years

Scientists find much earlier birth date for Earth’s tectonic plates

Taking a landslide’s temperature to avert catastrophe

Spatial dependence of floods shaped by spatiotemporal variations in meteorological and land‐surface processes

How We Know a Volcano Is Restless in Remote Alaska

Disaster risk reduction in the Republic of Kiribati

Emergency management

How we evacuated millions from a cyclone during a pandemic

Capacity assessment of tsunami preparedness in the Indian Ocean

When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in

Emergency management ministers agree to review the national disaster recovery funding arrangements

Whakaari/White Island: Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 1, minor volcanic unrest continues

COVID-19 could push 100 million people into extreme poverty, says World Bank

Uganda wants people to leave flooded wetlands – and not come back

Partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation to create early insight into crises

California utility PG&E pleads guilty to 84 wildfire deaths

This Is How Firefighters Are Preparing to Battle Wildfires During a Pandemic

Smoke risk: Scientists warn forest fires could worsen coronavirus harm

When does response end and recovery begin? Exploring preparation and planning to support community’s resilient recovery

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prints (pre-photograph) that show Japan disasters

Revised hazard posters for Mt Ruapehu 2020 – 12 June 2020

Business preparedness: Calxa Australia

What’s in a name: lessons from a Firewise USA site

Training module: Understanding disaster risk management

Community engagement for COVID-19 infection prevention and control: A rapid review of the evidence

Be climate, environmental and natural hazard smart

Training module on cyclone risk management

 Psychology and disasters

Differentiation and Integration of Evacuees with Regard to Lifting the Evacuation Order Following the Nuclear Power Plant Accident: A Case Study of Naraha and Tomioka Towns, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture

A method for monetising the mental health costs of flooding

Sociology and disasters

Adaptive social protection: Building resilience to shocks

The Philippines – Impact of early warning early action: Exploring the interplay between El Niño-induced drought, conflict and gender

Exploring network properties of social media interactions and activities during Hurricane Sandy

Drivers and barriers of societal transformation in natural hazard management focusing on attempts to integrate multi-functional protection schemes in the context of flood and avalanche hazards

This case study makes the case for the effectiveness of early warning and the role of young people in flood preparedness in Jakarta, Indonesia

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 Neil Dufty

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