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12/02/2020
Cass reinsurance expert urges government and policymakers to think beyond immediate impact of disaster.
12/02/2020
Popular projects to plant more trees and expand green space in cities may not protect residents from rising and fatal heat.
11/02/2020
About Mercy CorpsMercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future....
11/02/2020
Institutionalising sustainable Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) is one of the community-based key strategies to prepare for hazards and respond to disasters which can be sustained for long and becomes a practice for other related institutions. It focuses on reduction of human impact on natural hazards with support from local civil society,....Date: 03-05 Mar 2020
11/02/2020
Institutionalising sustainable Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) is one of the community-based key strategies to prepare for hazards and respond to disasters which can be sustained for long and becomes a practice for other related institutions. It focuses on reduction of human impact on natural hazards with support from local civil society,....Date: 03-05 Mar 2020
11/02/2020
Ultrahazardous flooding (UHF) occurs on low relief topography at the foot of mountain catchments and is characterized by rapid‐onset, high‐velocity flood flows, large fluxes of sediment and debris, and unpredictable flow paths. 20th century stormwater infrastructure seeks to contain UHF, up to a design level, using combinations of basins, reservoirs...
11/02/2020
Vehicle-related flood fatalities and rescues due to driving through floodwater are a significant emergency management issue for emergency services. To reduce fatalities, injuries, and costs associated with this risky driving behaviour it is essential to develop strategies to stop or reduce the incidence of people driving through floodwater. In Australia,...
11/02/2020
This year the international community marks the fifth anniversary of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (SFDRR), in which countries committed to curbing the impact of natural and human-caused hazards. While there has clearly been progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework (UNISDR 2017), the evidence suggests that...
11/02/2020
On 31 December 2019, WHO was alerted to a cluster of pneumonia patients in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. One week later, on 7 January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a novel (new) coronavirus as the cause of the pneumonia. The proposed interim name of the virus is 2019‑nCoV.Since the first cases were reported, WHO...
11/02/2020
An urgent search has begun for solutions to protect one of the Mediterranean's largest wetlands, after Storm Gloria battered it the extent of devastation.

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