A new Atlas published today by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) shows that a disaster related to a weather, climate or water hazard occurred every day on average over the past 50 years – killing 115 people and causing US$ 202 million in losses daily.
One year on from the successful launch of Resilience First’s guide on Emotional Resilience – Preparing for and Recovering from Crisis, we are pleased to present a more focused wellbeing webinar aimed at the rail sector, in partnership with the Railway Industry Association.
How should we respond to a disaster or crisis such as Covid-19, the Australian bushfires or the floods in Indonesia? Jo da Silva, Resilience Shift Board member, reflects on what we mean by disaster and crisis, and how our understanding of the type of event should inform our response.
“One of the reasons that I remain optimistic after working in this space for so long, with all the challenges that we’ve had around climate change and more, is my undying confidence in humans. We’re the most creative and adaptable species on the planet.”
Course Director of Cambridge’s Construction Engineering Masters, Dr Kristen MacAskill, tells us what’s on her mind, lessons learned from the resilience round-tables, and the challenges for resilience as a discipline.
Resilience Shift has partnered with Resilience First to present the early findings from EARTH EX III//19, prior to the full report being published on the Resilience Shift website later this year.
Our infrastructure is interconnected and interdependent. A major incident in one location can cascade rapidly and have an impact on critical infrastructure systems elsewhere, affecting their ability to function, to connect communities, provide essential services, or to protect society. A ‘black sky hazard’ is defined by the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS Council) as “a […]
The Resilience Shift will be sharing the early findings from EARTH EX in early December in a joint event with Resilience First and the Electric Infrastructure Security Council.