tsunami assessment Articles

  • Community Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction

    Indonesia is a country of multiple disasters. There are around 13 types of disaster that could occur at any time. More than 200 million of Indonesia’s inhabitants are exposed to the possibility of tsunami, with around 5 million living in tsunami-prone areas. Moreover, being located in the “Ring of Fire”, Indonesia also possesses about 400 volcanoes of which 100 are still active. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Bioaccumulation of metals and metalloids in medicinal plant Ipomoea pes‐caprae from areas impacted by tsunami

    Tsunami events may have an enormous impact on the functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems by altering various relationships with biotic components. Concentrations of acid‐leachable fractions of heavy metals and metalloids in soils and plant samples from areas affected by the December 2004 tsunami in Thailand were determined. Ipomoea pes‐caprae, a common plant species growing along ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Economic, environmental and socio-cultural sustainability of three constructed wetlands in Thailand

    Constructed wetlands (CWs) for wastewater treatment may be part of the answer to the urgent need for a change in the approach to wastewater treatment in developing countries. Although Thailand has several CWs, there have been no studies of their sustainability. To remedy this, the sustainability of three promising CWs in very different settings was assessed. These were located at Koh Phi Phi, a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Early warning of disasters: Facts and figures

    Lucy Pearson looks at early warning systems for disasters, their uses and limits, and what accounts for the gap between warning and action. Through history disasters have destroyed lives and livelihoods, killing people and damaging homes and businesses. Disasters in the past 35 years have taken an estimated 2.5 million lives and cost more than US$1.5 billion, mainly in developing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Guide to climate change adaptation in cities : executive summary (Vol. 1 of 2)

    Cities face significant impacts from climate change, both now and into the future. These impacts have potentially serious consequences for human health, livelihoods, and assets, especially for the urban poor, informal settlements, and other vulnerable groups. Climate change impacts range from an increase in extreme weather events and flooding to hotter temperatures and public health concerns. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using disaster warning tools to their best potential

    Stronger links between scientific tools and the environment in which they operate can improve the effectiveness of early warning. To say there is a lot riding on disaster management is an understatement. The lives and livelihoods lost, as well as extensive damage, underscore the human, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Clean Cans Cracking Open The Craft Beer Market

    Craft beer is a big deal — according to Research and Markets, the craft industry is headed for huge growth over the next four years. It’s no surprise, then, that breweries are popping up ...

  • The wreck of the MV Rena – culture, risk and resilience in IA

    The wreck of the MV Rena and the subsequent resource consent processes, to enable the dumping and discharging of contaminants through abandoning the remnants of the wreck, created considerable division in the Bay of Plenty region, especially within iwi. Much of this conflict related to the nature of the effects, their monitoring and mitigation. The Rena case provides useful lessons for the impact ...

  • Managing compliance: Going beyond ‘Be Prepared’

    The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have prompted companies around the globe to re-examine their emergency response strategies. While some companies have comprehensive emergency response strategies in place, others just now are taking the steps necessary to review possible threats, analyze potential impacts and create expanded versions of their existing plans. If a company ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • 7 Species of Bees Added to Endangered List

    Introduction For the first time in history, several American bee species have been classified as endangered. There are many factors that have contributed to the decline in bee populations in recent years, with climate change being at the root of many of these issues. In order to save the dwindling number of bees, we must implement the mitigation and management plans that are in place, ...


    By Climate Institute

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