Seminar on Marine Salvage, Firefighting, Environment Response and Casualty Management
The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) in partnership with the American Salvage Association (ASA) will be holding a workshop with senior Port Authority officials from the 34 member countries, ASA members, and CIP staff. The event is addressed to Port and maritime officials responsible for risk management and contingency planning, particularly for disasters that could impact the ports... Read more
What happened this week?
Colombia. Declaration of public emergency due to drought in Córdoba and Cesar Departments: More than 80% of the rural population in the municipality of Valencia, Cordoba was affected by drought and was declared a public emergency. 13 of the 15 districts in the municipality are without potable water. El Niño has brought intense droughts and heavy job and economic losses in the agriculture sector. There are 45,000 agricultural producers that are affected in Cesar... Read more
Argentina. Heavy rain and flooding have affected 13,000 residents in seven provinces- Update:Heavy rain affected 13,000 residents in seven provinces due to flooding that occurred in Entre Rios, southern Corrientes, Santa Fe and four other provinces as of April 7, 2016. The Army and the Coast Guard have responded and showed support in these areas... Read more
Ocean temperatures may hold key to predicting tornado outbreaks. Today, we predict tornado outbreaks up to seven days in advance. But, new research holds the promise that sea surface temperatures thousands of miles away may help us predict tornado outbreaks as soon as one to three months ahead... Read more
How Earthquake Warning System Helped Stop Delhi Metro During Tremors in Real Time. An Earthquake Warning System (EqWS) developed by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratory helped stop the Metro services after the tremors hit the national capital early this week... Read more
What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?
Private sector hammers out resilience plans. An international business group working to reduce the impact of natural and man-made hazards has pledged to ensure that the private sector plays its part in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction... Read more