Disaster Management

Research on Regional Resilience Improvement: Coping with Flooding Disaster by Climate Change Effect

Flooding affects more people globally than any other type of natural hazard. In Korea, where flooding accounts for 90% of all natural disaster damage, climate change and rapid urbanization have made cities particularly vulnerable to flooding disaster. How can urban policy and planning minimize disaster risk, reduce damage and loss, and improve response and recovery efforts?

Testing Friendships in Times of Trouble

From earthquakes to tsunamis, Japan has always been vulnerable to natural disasters. Its latest crisis, though, stems not from being in the midst of the Pacific’s Ring of Fire and the plate tectonics, but from a record-breaking downpour of rain. Over 200 people have died after a torrential downpour west of the country earlier this month. As the government steps up emergency responses to deal with the aftermath of the floods, it’s clear that Japan’s vulnerabilities to natural disasters has only increased.

Interview: Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security

As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities in the United States and small-island nations in the Caribbean are still recovering from last year’s record-breaking damage.

Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security

As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities in the United States and small-island nations in the Caribbean are still recovering from last year’s record-breaking damage.

Repurposing the Chornobyl Site: Choices in Modernization

BY IRYNA IAREMA

Never Apologize: A Russian Bureaucrat’s Creed

In Russia, this has been a cruel week on so many levels. The fire at a shopping mall in Kemerovo was a horrific, preventable tragedy that shook Russians awake. The spectacle of the frightened Kemerovo bureaucrats cringing before an angry boss who flew in from the Kremlin was humiliating to watch.

A national tragedy that left 64 people, including 41 children, dead, combined with the continuing saga of the Kremlin being pinned down as a preeminent rogue actor in the world, drove Russia and the West even further apart this week.

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