disaster recovery News

  • US$390m available for natural disaster recovery assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has announced US$390 million is available through the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program for landowners and communities to cope with the aftermath of recent floods, fires, drought, tornadoes and other natural disasters. 'USDA employees work shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors at the outset of these emergencies, and remain involved as a member ...

  • OriginClear Successfully Cleans Disaster Recovery Water

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of breakthrough water cleanup ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • At what cost recovery - Estimating the cost of natural disasters

    When natural disasters, such as earthquakes, storms and hurricanes, are reported in the media, they are often accompanied by an assessment of the cost of the disaster. While such information can be useful to help governments and international organisations target aid and recovery efforts, the details of what is included in the assessment, and the methods used, are often ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste Management Donates $50,000 to Support Disaster Recovery

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has announced a $50,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support its efforts in response to the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas, and to serve as aid for any future recoveries. Following the most recent storms, Waste Management was among the first on the ground to aid in the recovery. “These tragic events have impacted ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Pennsylvania DEP Updates Operating Hours, Holiday Schedule for Disaster Recovery Centers

    Although the Department of Environmental Protection's regional offices will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, all state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will offer normal operating hours, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., to serve residents in areas affected by flooding. Because of the shelf life on well water samples, ...

  • Managing crises with new ISO/IEC standard for IT disaster recovery

    From fires and earthquakes to pandemics, businesses and other organizations may become the victims of disaster at any time. In order to deal with the unexpected and safeguard the interests of their stakeholders, as well as their reputation, brand and value-creating activities, a new ISO/IEC International Standard will help them mitigate risks and be prepared to respond to crises.  ...

  • Fugro Chooses StratITsphere for IT Infrastructure, Security & Disaster Recovery Overhaul

    Fugro Inc., a Texas-based oilfield services company, recently hired StratITsphere to implement and provide its primary collocation site. "The types of projects we need to have done require specialized expertise that's beyond what you find in a good company IT department," said Adam Lee, Fugro's manager of information technology. "I've worked with StratITsphere's team in the past, and they are ...


    By Fugro

  • The environmental impacts of natural disasters

    When natural disasters collide with human affairs there are often immediate losses of human life and widespread devastation to the built environment to contend with. But when these disasters strike the longer term environmental impacts can exact an additional and sometimes lasting toll on the health and wellbeing of the people affected. Two hundred million people were affected by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Science in 2011: revolutions and disasters

    Science and technology can seem remote from the unfolding dramas of the world but they were never far from the front line in the first months of the Arab Spring. When revolution broke out in Egypt's Tahrir Square in January, scientists were there in force, helping to plant the seeds of change. When dictatorship was replaced by a move towards a more democratic system of government that openly ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Natural Disasters – Calamity is Not Inevitable

    A ground-breaking alliance between the United Nations and insurance companies from across the globe today launched a drive to tackle natural disaster risk by identifying the most effective measures to combat disasters and helping communities implement them. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative brings together insurers from around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New disaster management pump system

    Wastecorp Pumps has launched the new MS-HW-Recovery, a new pump out plus freshwater distribution system as disasters such as oil spills, floods, hurricanes and overflowing sewers can occur at any time. Government disaster management agencies and contractors can now contain waste water, slurry and oil and provide wash-down services with a single unit. The end user can select a waste-holding tank ...

  • OriginClear and E3 Team Up to Offer Disaster Water Recovery to SERVPRO Franchisees Nationwide

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of breakthrough water cleanup technology, and OriginClear licensee ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Local Business Deploys Extraordinary Hybrid Green Energy Sustainability/Disaster Recovery System With Huge Fiscal, Environmental Impact

    With its corporate headquarters entrenched in a hurricane hot zone and in response to escalating electricity costs to run the company's technology-driven operation, CableOrganizer.com (www.CableOrganizer.com), an industry-leading eTailer of electrical, telecom/datacom, home theater, cable and ...


    By Marketwire

  • SERVPRO(R) Ready Plan Mobile Application Keeps Critical Disaster Recovery and Restoration Information at Property Owners' Fingertips

    For a property owner, a worst-case disaster scenario involving fire or water damage can seem unthinkable and then suddenly become a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, quick response time by a disaster recovery and restoration specialist can help minimize property damage as well as inventory or home contents loss. To provide home and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call ...


    By Marketwire

  • Nevada stormwater flood declared an official disaster

    President Bush has approved Nevada's request for a major disaster declaration for Lyon County. This declaration provides federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and flooding. The storms caused a rupture in a levee near the California border that sent water gushing into the town of Fernley. The flood cut off as many as 400 homes and ...

  • Disaster public-private partnerships: important but difficult

    Building Public-Private Partnerships: Why is it so difficult? - by Oliver Davidson, Senior Disaster Response Advisor, Business Civic Leadership Center There are many practical, logical reasons for government, nongovernmental organizations, and the business community to ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Five lessons from the BP oil disaster

    It"s very easy to pile onto BP right now. The "accident," which may be due more to negligence, is bad enough. The company lost 11 employees - after losing 15 in a high-profile explosion at a refinery 5 years ago. The damage to the Gulf, its species, and the people who depend on it is almost incalculable. But surprisingly, it"s even easier to criticize BP"s behavior since the explosion - the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Disaster relief seeds `should be more diverse`

    African farmers who lose their seeds in floods and droughts could restore their crop biodiversity quicker by trading local seed varieties at markets and through informal social links than by receiving seeds from aid agencies, a study suggests. The genetic diversity of crops allows plant populations to adapt to changing environments and provides the raw materials for crop improvement programmes. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Legislature Strengthens CHP Disaster Preparedness Policy in Texas

     Extreme weather and other disasters are becoming more frequent and are the cause for rising concern. Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative (TXCHPI) salutes Texas policy leaders for new legislation to assist disaster preparedness in Texas communities.  Combined Heat and Power, CHP, is an on-site power generation technology ...


    By Texas CHP Initiative

  • CSR and Haiti recovery

    What is it about Haiti that keeps philanthropists and investors alike coming back? One year after the devastating earthquake, Haiti still captivates the interest of many in the United States.  Outside of Hurricane Katrina, this is rare for disasters. An Unconventional Disaster Response The typical disaster giving cycle lasts a few months, if that long. The window of time is even ...


    By 3BL Media

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