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Disaster Risk Reduction Across the Americas Discussion Sessions
Dates: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Times: Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-4)
In preparation for the Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction Across the Americas Summit, ARSET will be offering recorded webinars and live question and answer sessions for attendees and others interested in disaster response across the Americas. We have listed a number of recorded webinars that we recommend as prerequisites for the discussion. Some materials are available in Spanish and the question and answer sessions will have both Spanish and English language support ... Read more
What happened this week?
Two tornadoes have hit Maryland in two weeks. Is this normal? It turns out all of this tornado activity (in the DC area) isn’t some sort of freak anomaly, but rather par for the course for our region. ... Read more
What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?
Dutch engineers test 'floating island'. Rising sea levels and increased scarcity of land are forcing tech companies to develop innovative real estate solutions. In the Netherlands, engineers have tested a concept for a "floating mega island"… Read more
Earthquakes, meet North Korean nukes: California's growing portfolio of disaster preparedness. It’s been 30-some years since those aging air raid sirens whined their last-Friday-of-the-month test decibels across Los Angeles. Now there are intercontinental ballistic missile tests out of North Korea, with swaggering threats about sending nuclear warheads to the western United States … Read more