Walloped by heatwave, Greenland sees massive ice melt The heatwave that smashed high-temperature records in five European countries is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island’s ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. How investing in early warning systems proves beneficial A team including Dr Bapon SHM Fakhruddin, Technical Director …

Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter – September 2019 EditionRead More »

Technical Working Group on Sendai Hazard definitions and classification to be launched The new working group co-facilitated by the UNDRR and ISC is tasked with developing new hazard definitions and classifications and seeks input from stakeholders to ensure the list is robust and reflects the full spectrum of local and regional terminology. The most “unsexy” …

Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter| AUGUST 2019 EDITIONRead More »

Disasters disrupt normalcy and present challenges for development policies. The impacts of any disaster–whether triggered by climate change, natural hazards or other man-made events–can be compounded by decisions that intentionally or unintentionally amplify rather than reduce damage. Disasters have impacts across all sectors, necessitating multi- and trans-disciplinary research. The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Programme …

IRDR Contributed to the GAR2019Read More »

This Working Paper Series is a new publication of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), following the decision of the IRDR Scientific Committee in April 2019 to act to ‘Expand IRDR Network and Scientific Output’ (No. 5 of the IRDR Action Plan 2018-2020). This Working Paper Series is thus specially made to facilitate the dissemination …

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At the 3rd Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO Sites and Sustainable Development, UNESCO HIST and IRDR co-organised the session Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation for UNESCO Sites. The session was chaired by Dr. Hans Thulstrup, the Senior Programme Specialist of Water and Environment Sciences of UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.  The session …

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IRDR, Tonkin+Taylor, and World Weather Research Programme of WMO together published a policy brief . The policy brief consists of Policy Recommendations, Contexts, Key Elements for a Total Warning System and Ongoing Initiatives. The effective communications are emphasised in the policy recommendations. The policy brief also provide with the diagram of the suggested warning system. …

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September Edition of DRR and Open DATA newsletter is now available for download. It was organized by  Disaster DATA Working Group of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme of ICSU/UNISDR, CODATA task group Linked Open Data for Global Disaster Risk Research (LODGD), Sustainable Development Solution Network, Public Health England and Tonkin and Taylor. This is a monthly newletter …

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