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  • COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact. Since its onset, the Government of India, State Governments and local authorities have been directing all their efforts towards handling the crisis. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) will be releasing a series of...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 10 July 2020
  • The field of urban studies has made important contributions to the study of SARS and other infectious diseases by exploring the conceptual linkages between global cities and epidemiology. This commentary adds another dimension to that work by highlighting linkages between urban pandemic management and the emerging field of urban robotics. Urban robotics...
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  • This paper conducted a scoping literature review and explored 29 journal papers published in academic journals and conference proceedings retrieved from EBSCO Discovery and Scopus. The literature review found that VGI plays various roles for severe weather early warning systems (EWSs). The examples from the selected studies show that VGI furthers the...
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  • This research presents a case study of a two-phased citizen science initiative related to tsunami preparedness and response, undertaken between 2015 and 2016 in Orewa, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Phase One was a citizen-initiated, co-developed survey on tsunami preparedness and intended response. Phase Two was a joint citizen and agency-facilitated...
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  • This report outlines the causes and consequences of climate-induced displacement, and how the triple injustice of climate change, poverty and gender inequality must be met by transformative action: to support more gender-equal and resilient communities in sustainable environments. In this report, CARE draws on key scientific findings as well as its...
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  • This policy brief highlights how investing in disaster risk reduction not only protects lives and assets, but can also yield additional benefits that can enhance the wellbeing and resilience of African countries. Under the program, “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries, and Communities” by...
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  • This study aims at quantifying the multiple benefits of disaster risk reduction (DRR) investments and building a knowledge base for risk-informed decision-making on DRR investment in Angola. The present report describes the methods of direct and indirect benefit assessment and their application to flood and drought risk management and is released as...
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  • Flood early warning systems (FEWSs) -one of the most common flood-impact mitigation measures- are currently in operation globally. Operational FEWSs have varying levels of complexity, depending on available data, adopted technology, and know-how. There are apparent differences in sophistication between FEWSs in developed countries that have the financial...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Friday, 10 July 2020
  • This biennial publication features the latest research and activities from the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. This issue includes articles on: An ongoing approach for drought detection in Sumatra, Indonesia; Storm No. 12 in 2017: Lessons from the Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam; Developing Intensity...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 9 July 2020
  • This biennial publication features the latest research and activities from the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. This issue includes articles on: Flood hazard assessment in Pakistan; Youth participation in disaster science communication; Effective communication through disaster ethnography; Anticipating...
    PreventionWeb Publications on Thursday, 9 July 2020