tsunami barrier Articles

  • Addressing and Supporting Wellness Behaviors for the Silver Tsunami

    The aging workforce (also known as the silver tsunami) refers to the rise in the median age of the workforce in the US and other Western countries. By 2020, workers aged 55 and over will account for more than 25% of the US labor force. This shift reflects two trends: the overall population is aging and more older people are working longer1. ...

  • Governing disaster risk and 'survivability': the case of two villages in Kerala, India

    Governing disaster risk reduction (DRR) seldom considers the communities' political and social rights. The access to resources as DRR strategy is not yet integrated into the current debate and practices of disaster risk reduction. This study takes two tsunami–affected villages in Kerala, India, to critically analyse the question of rights over natural resources as disaster risk reduction. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Acting on disaster warnings: Don`t miss the human factor

    We need to understand why some people act on early warnings while others ignore them, says disaster preparedness specialist Sudhir Kumar. The Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 11 March 2011 challenged global ideas about responding to disasters. It showed that structural defences alone, such as breakwaters, coastal dykes and tidal barriers, cannot provide protection ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Steering the Policy and Practice in Disaster Risk Reduction

    This September Wetlands International officially joined PEDRR, a global alliance of UN agencies, NGOs and specialist institutes which plays a vital role in steering the policy and practice in disaster risk reduction ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rebuilding cities after Sandy: 3 keys to climate resilience

    As negotiators in Doha move toward a new global climate agreement this week, politicians and planners in the United States are still busy absorbing the lessons of Hurricane Sandy. ...

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