disaster restoration Articles

  • Planning for disaster recovery

    Q: When is a business disaster not a complete disaster? A: When you have a disaster recovery system in place, of course. The dictionary defines disaster as “an occurrence that causes great distress or destruction”. Any business can be affected by natural disasters, like recent weather patterns, contrived disasters such as the credit crunch, or even physical disasters like the loss of your ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Impact of Tsunami Disaster on the Water Environment

    ABSTRACTThe earthquake that generated the great Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake occurred on December 26, 2004 was an undersea earthquake originated in the Indian Ocean off the western coast Indonesia and generated tsunamis that were among the worst disasters ...

  • Light Plants and Scene Lighting for Natural Disasters

    According to the Red Cross, the recent onslaught of persistent flooding in Louisiana has surpassed the devastating floods that came with Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Without warning, the state received a whopping 6.9 trillion gallons of rainfall in one week (based on a report from CNN). Over 40,000 homes were affected by the flood, resulting $30 million in damages. Scientists speculate that ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 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

  • An information management system for the emergency management of hurricane disasters

    Access to accurate and comprehensive information for a wide spectrum of topics to support hurricane disaster planning and response is of critical importance to emergency managers. This paper presents the development of IMASH, an Information Management System for Hurricane disasters. IMASH is an intelligent integrated dynamic information management tool, capable of providing comprehensive data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mission Creek: Flood Risk Reduction and Streambank Restoration

    On June 19th, 2012, the residents of Duluth, Minnesota experienced a storm event for the record books. Over the course of 24 hours, approximately 9 inches of rain pummeled the landscape, causing massive floods and landslides throughout the city. As a result, Duluth’s infrastructure and natural resources were severely damaged, notably miles of designated trout streams. In fact, the floods ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Recipe for Resilience – Ecosystem and climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

    Wetlands International Panama - What are some of the “ingredients” that would make a “recipe for resilience”? Wetlands International and its programme partners in the coalition Partners for Resilience (CARE, Cordaid, Netherlands Red Cross and Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre) explored this very question during a side ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Averting environmental disaster: The salvage of the Seawin Sapphire - case study

    The successful salvage of the Seawin Sapphire was an exceptional example of what can be achieved through passion, commitment and co-ordination.         This extraordinary operation was concluded with no major incidents and set legal precedent for dealing with future environmental emergencies. Amid a winter storm in Table Bay Harbour the Seawin Sapphire, a 151 ...

  • Crowder-Gulf Disaster Debris Management Responds to Hurricanes’ Havoc

    Untitled Document Bonnie...Charley...Frances...Ivan. If the state of Florida could be compared to a fictional prize fighter. It would ...


    By Diamond Z

  • Promoting Ecosystems for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation - Opportunities for integration

    This paper seeks to highlight the differences and commonalities between ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EBA) and ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) and suggests key integration points at the project level through examining a number of Eco-DRR, EBA and hybrid (Eco-DRR/CCA) projects. A total of 38 (Eco-DRR, EBA and hybrid Eco-DRR/CCA) projects were examined in ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Inputs by Wetlands International to the zero-draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction

    Calling for integrated water and wetland management to reduce disaster risk Wetlands International welcomes the co-chairs' zero draft, dated 20 October. As an organisation with experience in wetland conservation, restoration and sustainable use for the benefit of communities worldwide, we put forward a set of recommendations for inclusion in the post-2015 Framework, summarised in this ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Development of priority setting process for the small stream restoration projects using multi criteria decision analysis

    This study performed a flood risk assessment using one of the multi criteria decision-making methods to identify the small stream basins with high risk of flooding and to determine the optimal small stream restoration measures by priority ranking for flood risk. The 12 representative factors for the flood risk assessment were carefully selected and constructed for the three main aspects, such as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Animation: Reducing floods and land slides in the Philippines

    The Red Cross, CARE Netherlands and Wetlands International have joined forces to work on disaster prevention and preparedness in the Agusan Delta in the South of the Philippines. Because we truly want to reduce the chance and impact of disasters, we do not only address the problems in the village, but also assess land and water management and use in the entire river landscape and implement ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Recommendations for the post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFAII)

    Emerging trends in disaster risks underline the need to consider the role of water and wetland management as important elements of disaster risk reduction and risk management strategy. Located at the interface of land and water, wetlands are crucial in regulating the water cycle, for instance by reducing peak flood flows, storing excessive precipitation or recharging groundwater. It is important ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Nuclear education trends after Fukushima nuclear accident

    Nuclear education has seen many ups and downs since the birth of nuclear technology. Owing to the highest prior support from all stakeholders during 1960s, nuclear education along with its technology witnessed its peak time. But during late 1990s, it was felt that the amount of nuclear knowledge would become sub–critical if no countermeasures were taken to arrest the declining situation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New York Times: Can Dirt Save the Earth?

    “To prevent carbon from causing misery and destruction, perhaps we just need to change its location. Perhaps we can find a way to pull it from the air and restore it to the earth,” writes the New York Times in a new article that features the research of SOIL’s longtime collaborator, Dr. ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Broward County Public Schools Technical Assistance

    Background Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school system and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school system in the United States. Serving over 258,000 students in Broward County, Florida, BCPS has 232 traditional and 76 charter schools. Through a contract with the State of Florida, O’Brien’s Response Management Inc. ...


    By Witt O`Brien`s, LLC.

  • A recipe for resilience

    Introduction The Partners for Resilience (PfR) alliance has been working since 2011 to reduce the impact of natural hazards on vulnerable people in nine countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Uganda. We are the Netherlands Red Cross, CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Wetlands International and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Q’eqchi’ best practices and livelihoods in the wetlands of El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala

    The Q’eqchi’ communities of El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala, are vulnerable to climate variability and different hydro-climatic threats. As part of the Partners for Resilience country programme, the Guatemalan Red Cross and Wetlands International prepared a study on wetland-related best practices and livelihoods of the Maya Q’eqchi’ people. The study systematizes their ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Oops! We’ve been Drilling in the Wrong Place!

    An energy resource is immediately available that will annually yield over three times the total energy produced from the US Gulf of Mexico (US GOM). Drilling into this resource creates over 5 million jobs annually over the next ten years. Oil or coal once burned are gone and leave residuals of pollution that cost additional money to clean up. In the case of strip mining of coal and the Gulf Oil ...


    By Chandler LLC

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