Friday, September 06, 2013
Quake Prevention Beats Quake Relief | TIME.com: No would doubt that victims—often injured and homeless—need immediate help after something as catastrophic as a major quake. But as Brian Tucker, the president of the earthquake consultancy GeoHazards International, points out in a piece in Science, some of that money would do far more good if it could be spent preparing a city or country before disaster strikes. “We can significantly reduce the death rate from natural disasters,” says Tucker. “But we need to increase the proportion of investment we make in preparedness.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Canada: Calgary flood damages now estimated at $436.5 million | Business Insurance: Damages from the recent floods in the Canadian city of Calgary total an estimated $460 million Canadian ($436.5 million), including damages related to city-owned assets and infrastructure, a new report prepared for the Mayor said.
Recipe for disaster | Our View | EDITORIAL: Towards dealing with disasters, the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium, a unique mechanism that brings together state agencies, financial institutions and international aid organisations, has drafted a National Disaster Response Framework, which outlines actions to be taken before, during and after a crisis. A