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Climate-resilient road design in coastal areas subjected to cyclones and associated floods

This paper focuses on the damage assessment of transportation infrastructure during the recent cyclones and floods in Odisha state in India, and recommends possible measures for the design of cyclone- and flood-resilient road infrastructure.

Towards understanding enabling environments for good practices in disaster risk management: an analysis of critical junctures in Manizales, Colombia

This paper argues that learning from the disaster risk management (DRM) practices of Manizales, Colombia must be accompanied by an understanding of the historical trajectories that allowed the city to create and consolidate its enabling environment.

Yes, it’s rocket science: Australia needs eyes in space to monitor our tinderbox landscape

Satellite data can help identify where and when vegetation such as grass and leaves forms a continuous swath of fuel dry enough for a catastrophic bushfire to ignite and take hold.

Visualizing life in a 3°C warmer world

To help visualize what a 3°C world looks like, the Economist presents a 16-minute film that shows how disastrous this temperature rise could be.

Australia’s Black Summer of fire was not normal – and we can prove it

A new analysis of Australian forest fire trends confirms for the first time the Black Summer fires are part of a clear trend of worsening fire weather and ever-larger forest areas burned by fires.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on children report

Posted by Justin Sharpe on September 20, 2020 at 18:59 0 Comments

Save the Children has recently published a global study entitled: "Protect A Generation Report: The impact of COVID-19 on children". It is based on a global survey to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on children and their…

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Snow, Hail and Graupel: Formation, differences and dangers

Posted by Justin Sharpe on July 2, 2020 at 14:00 0 Comments

I have developed a lesson, resources and webinar for students of all ages who might be away from school currently. This is available on YouTube as well as on the edu4drr.org website! 

The resources are available for students as…

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Full Collection on Children and Disasters Now Available

Posted by Justin Sharpe on September 6, 2019 at 13:44 0 Comments

This collection, made possible with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on…

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The story of Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - What happened next?

Posted by Justin Sharpe on August 17, 2019 at 13:57 0 Comments



An initial comic strip was developed that could be used either in newspapers or via the Internet to help younger children access DRR messages. 52 episodes of the comic strip were completed and initially distributed on the edu4drr.org…

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