Natural Disaster

November 07, 2018

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has issued its latest report in a multi-year study on natural hazard mitigation.

north carolina florence rebuilding
September 21, 2018

Weather-related disasters have become all too common. The destruction is horrific and the rebuilding costs are astronomical - not to mention the pain and sadness related to the loss of lives. Last year, weather-related disaster costs exceeded $306 billion.

June 04, 2018 | Scott Allen

Now more than ever, governments depend on real-time data analysis, alarming, decision-making and action, especially in sectors like emergency management and natural disaster mitigation.

As the flood waters recede and Houston begins the long, arduous process of recovery, the value of resilience cannot be overlooked.

hurricane harvey repair damage
September 01, 2017

Estimates of what it will cost to address the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey are projected to be somewhere in the range of $160 billion, with work that will be required in Texas accounting for most of that total.

Higher Costs, More Disasters Looming With Absence Of Infrastructure Spending
Image by California National Guard on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
April 20, 2017

Infrastructure failures are always costly, dangerous and often disastrous. They are occurring all too often these days and are simply symptomatic of the overall state of the country’s infrastructure. 

ICIC Releases Report:  Resilient Food Systems, Resilient Cities
June 22, 2015 | Frank Cutitta - S&RC Editorial Director

From the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City report's foreword:
Recent severe storms have compelled Boston’s civic leaders to prioritize disaster recovery and resilience planning.

February 16, 2018 | Wojciech Warias - Smart & Resilient Cities Network

Every urban area has its own unique challenges caused by natural disaster, terrorism, or human miscalculation. Resilience is a city’s answer to these challenges and the definition of resilience is unique to each city based on its circumstances.

Resiliency and climate change: Dual perspectives from designers at HDR
May 21, 2015

We have all heard the familiar expression: Mother Earth. That might make you think of sunshine, butterflies and blue skies.

EPA to Assist Water Utilities in Bolstering Climate Resilience, Readiness
November 20, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities bolster their climate change resilience... read more

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