How do we ensure we keep improving our Disaster Risk Reduction efforts, to minimise the impact of a disaster event when it occurs?
Gareth Byatt and Professor Ilan Kelman are working on a two-year project (mid-2022 to mid-2024) funded by NASA to inspire action from governments, funders, businesses, the non-profit sector, and the public by compiling, verifying and sharing compelling good-news examples of potential disasters which could have happened, but did not, because action was proactively taken before it was too late.
The NASA Applied Sciences Program helps people across the world use NASA data to solve big problems right here on Earth. NASA provides support and funding to help institutions and individuals make better decisions about our environment, food, water, health and safety.
The UN DRR PreventionWeb website has a Knowledge Base, which can be filtered to search for the latest news and information about Disaster Risk Reduction.
The Lighthill Risk Network published in 2020 two reports on developing scenarios - one for the insurance industry, and one for the DRR community. Co-founder Dickie Whitaker discusses how scenarios can help us understand the systemic nature of risk.
This article explains how the World Bank Group uses machine learning algorithms to collect better data, make more informed decisions, and, ultimately, save lives.
How the FAO and international researchers have joined forces to create new tools to stay one step ahead of swarms of locusts in East Africa - and what it can teach us about using data and technology for disaster risk reduction.
This interview from 2018 discusses the current state of DRR (and DRM), where things are heading and some of the key challenges to overcome.
This interview from 2018 discusses the work of UNESCAP (The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) in Asia, and areas of focus.
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group (DRR WG) is developing and implementing a coherent and crosscutting approach within GEO to advance the use of Earth observations (EO) in support of national and local disaster risk reduction.
In Asia and in many other places around the world, growing populations increasingly intersect with natural hazards. The Risk group investigates this intersection.
This website, by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, provides key guidance material developed by Australia's National Resilience Taskforce to support disaster risk reduction policy and practice in Australia.
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