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This Week in Disaster Resilience 3rd July 2020

Dear colleague,

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Cote D’Ivoire – More Deadly Floods in Abidjan After 240mm of Rain in a Few Hours

Flood-affected districts in western Ukraine lack drinking water

Floods in India’s Assam force a million from their homes

China – More Deadly Floods in Sichuan

Nigeria – Buildings Damaged After Flash Floods in Ikorodu, Lagos

Poland – Hundreds Evacuate After Floods in South East

Bangladesh – Thousands Affected by Floods as Rivers Overflow in North

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Wisconsin

Malaysia – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah State

US reports over 48,000 new single-day coronavirus cases, setting a new record for the fourth time in a week

Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave

Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China’s Hubei

IMO records the largest earthquake swarm in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone since 1980, Iceland

China – Deadly Floods in Yunnan

India – Over 1.4 Million Hit by Floods in Assam

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Jul 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay

Brazil – Deadly Cyclone Hits Southern States

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Building Flood Resilience in a Changing Climate

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can’t be a good thing for global health

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk

More than 3 in 4 of world’s top CEOs and CFOs say their companies are underprepared for climate-related financial risks, finds FM Global

Assessment of climate change vulnerability of Hakha Township, Chin State, Myanmar 2017–2050: Scenarios for resilience building

Excessive heat events guidebook

The Arctic heatwave: here’s what we know

The fire is believed to be ‘the most northernmost in recent years within the Arctic Circle’

Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time

Majority of Canadians and Americans agree on climate change issues, poll suggests

‘Nowhere to hide’: South Pole warms up with climate change a factor

Their fate isn’t sealed: Pacific nations can survive climate change – if locals take the lead

Likelihood of 40C temperatures in UK is ‘rapidly accelerating’

Multiple drivers of the North Atlantic warming hole

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming

Hope in Hell: a decade to confront the climate emergency

Perth weather delivers equal-hottest June and rainfall below average despite weekend drenching

Stress-testing groundwater and baseflow drought responses to synthetic climate change-informed recharge scenarios

Net zero emissions by 2050 push is on, whether the Federal Government follows or not

Why Is the South Pole Warming So Quickly? It’s Complicated

Most Americans say climate change affects their local community, including 70% living near coast

Disaster risk reduction

Flood Risk Management in the United States | Research report

Flood Risk Management in England | Research report

Flood Risk Management in Germany | Research report

The first provincial level disaster risk reduction plan has been prepared in Turkey

A system of systems: Early warning systems and managing the effects of El Niño

Building resilient urban communities: The case study of Setubal municipality

Keeping an eye on natural hazards: Lessons learned to become more resilient

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem

Detecting Earth’s natural hazards high up in the sky

COVID‐19: what is the disaster?

Factors influencing adoption and rejection of fire hazard severity zone maps in California

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk

The ‘triple dividend’ of early warning systems: evidence from Tanzania’s coastal areas

Taupō ‘supervolcano’ just had its shakiest year in decades

Fighting extreme weather in Africa with big data

New from the BoM: 7-day Ensemble Streamflow Forecasts

The First National Flood Risk Assessment: Defining America’s Growing Risk

Addis Ababa Resilience Strategy

The number of properties in the United States in danger of flooding this year is 70% higher than government data estimates

Discovery of Ancient Super-eruptions Suggests the Yellowstone Hotspot May Be Waning

Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

When dikes burst, salt marshes might lessen deadly flooding

Global governance and global catastrophic risks: Is the United Nations ready for the Anthropocene?

Integrating Disaster Risk Management in China urban operations: Completion report

Quantitative assessment of flood risk with evaluation of the effectiveness of dam operation for flood control: A case of the Bago River Basin of Myanmar

NSW govt criticised over Warragamba Dam

Innovative flood disaster response and mitigation through PPPs

New, nationwide flood modeling tool paints a picture of the U.S. as a country woefully underprepared for damaging floods, now and in the future

Building sustainable resilience for Sub-Saharan Africa’s urban era

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter

Earthquakes trigger landslides. Can landslides also trigger earthquakes?

A journey to achieving integration in flood risk management

Emergency management

EPPO’s handbook on child care centers earthquake planning

California prepares for an intense fire season as Covid-19 adds complications

‘Postcode lottery’ hindered bushfire aid for residents on NSW-Victorian border, inquiry hears

Why Storm Surge Can Be The Deadliest Part of a Hurricane

Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait

Past pandemics exacerbated disadvantages – what we can learn from them about the coronavirus recovery

What coronavirus success of Taiwan and Iceland has in common

Development of an Integrated Pathways Model of Factors Influencing the Progress of Recovery After a Disaster

Drones for Disaster Response: NASA STEReO Project Kicks Off

Disaster education, communications and engagement

WMO launches E-learning platform for hazard alerts

Learn about earthquakes and protect yourself

Who hasn’t heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think

Accelerating change: Engaging local communities in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Himalayan Region

Social Media Helps Reveal Cause of 2018 Indonesian Tsunami

New book: Effective Science Communication

Here Are Three Ways To Stay Safe During This Summer’s Flash Floods

Earth Education for Sustainable Societies

Psychology and disasters

The New Psychology of Leadership

Sociology and disasters

Characterizing spatio-temporal patterns of social vulnerability to droughts, degradation and desertification in the Brazilian northeast

Collective resilience in times of crisis: Lessons from the literature for socially effective responses to the pandemic

How you measure matters; defining social capital in drought-prone areas

Practitioner approaches to measuring community resilience: The analysis of the resilience of communities to disasters toolkit

When covid-19 deaths are analysed by age, America is an outlier

Researching Crime After a Disaster: What We Can Learn From a Large Survey in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

A Viewpoint on Eastern Mediterranean Villages in Late Antiquity: Applying the Lens of Community Resilience Theory

Passing the test: Lessons from a school district’s discourse of renewal before, during and after Hurricane Harvey’s_discourse_of_renewal_before_during_and_after_Hurricane_Harvey

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