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2015 update of the UK National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies published
The Cabinet Office has published The National Risk Register (2015 edition), which provides a government assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of civil emergency risks that may directly affect the UK over the next five years.
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•Date: 7th April 2015 • UK •Type: Article

FEMA requests feedback on National Preparedness Goal
FEMA is coordinating a refresh of the first edition of the US National Preparedness Goal and is seeking comments on proposed updates by April 16th 2015.
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•Date: 1st April 2015 • US •Type: Article

UN member States adopt new international framework for disaster risk reduction
On 18th March 2015 representatives from 187 UN member States adopted the first major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda, a far reaching new framework for disaster risk reduction with seven targets and four priorities for action.
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•Date: 24th March 2015 • World •Type: Article

NOAA outlines Spring flood risk threat to US states
Risk of moderate flooding for parts of central and eastern United States.
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•Date: 24th March 2015 • US •Type: Article

New disaster risk reduction partnership signed
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to establish a framework for a new partnership between the two organizations.
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•Date: 18th March 2015 • World •Type: Article

Draft version of new United States Federal Flood Risk Management Standard published
Following the issuing of a New Executive Order on Federal Flood Risk Management by the White House, a draft version of the new US Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) has been published.
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•Date: 4th February 2015 • US •Type: Article

FEMA seeks views of young people on resilience
The US Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that it is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council.
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•Date: 27th January 2015 • US •Type: Article

NIST schedules 4th Disaster Resilience Workshop
On February 18th and 19th, 2015, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host its fourth regional workshop devoted to developing a first-generation framework that will help US communities build resilience to hazard events.
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•Date: 8th January 2015 • US •Type: Article

From the Extreme to the Mean
By 2050, most of the US coast can expect to see 30 or more days a year of floods up to two feet above high tide levels, says a new NOAA study.
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•Date: 5th January 2015 • US •Type: Article

New Certified Emergency and Disaster Professional (CEDP) credential launched by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers
IBFCSM established the CEDP credential to meet the need for a practical credential for those working in the public, private, and governmental positions related to emergency, disaster, and contingency management.
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•Date: 16th December 2014 • US •Type: Article

Critical gaps remain in Asia-Pacific tsunami early warning systems: United Nations
A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck, the Asia-Pacific region remains highly disaster prone and critical gaps remain in early warning systems, especially in reaching the most vulnerable people and remote communities, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) says.
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•Date: 16th December 2014 • Asia Pacific •Type: Article

IDCE announces call for nominations for National Resilience Leadership Award
Deadline for nominations is December 5, 2014.
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•Date: 6th November 2014 • US •Type: Article

California’s Seismic Safety Commission holds earthquake preparedness hearings
California’s Seismic Safety Commission recently held two hearings to gather input from community leaders regarding earthquake preparedness and response.
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•Date: 28th October 2014 • US •Type: Article

India praised by UNISDR for Cyclone Hudhud disaster management
India has again emerged as a global example of 'early warning, early action' with the timely evacuation of up to 400,000 people ahead of Cyclone Hudhud says UNISDR.
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•Date: 17th October 2014 • Asia •Type: Article

Large scale EU crisis management exercise starts
2nd Multi-Layer Crisis Management Exercise runs from 30th September to 23rd October 2014.
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•Date: 30th September 2014 • Europe •Type: Article

First meeting of Technical Mapping Advisory Council scheduled
The TMAC is tasked with developing recommendations for FEMA’s flood mapping program.
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•Date: 17th September 2014 • US •Type: Article

Resilience lessons from Christchurch
If you learn one thing from Christchurch and its Chief Resilience Officer, Mike Gillooly, it's this: Be ready.
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•Date: 5th August 2014 • New Zealand / World •Type: Article

DHS announces final Fiscal Year 2014 Preparedness Grant allocations
The US Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced final allocations for seven FY 2014 DHS preparedness grant programs.
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•Date: 29th July 2014 • US •Type: Article

NIST announces competition for Community Resilience Center of Excellence
Deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, Sept. 12, 2014.
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•Date: 15th July 2014 • US •Type: Article

NIST schedules New York area Disaster Resilience Workshop
July 30th workshop will begin with a session on resilience lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy.
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•Date: 2nd July 2014 • US •Type: Article

London’s flood risks reviewed
The London Assembly Environment Committee has published a summary of the flood risks facing the UK capital.
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•Date: 9th April 2014 • UK •Type: Article

Risk planning lessons must be learned from UK flooding says Institute of Risk Management
The recent flooding episode has highlighted shortcomings in the UK government’s approach to risk events says Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management, Richard Anderson.
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•Date: 13th March 2014 • UK •Type: Article

NIST launches effort to improve disaster resilience of communities
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology will host the first of six workshops devoted to developing a comprehensive, community-based disaster resilience framework.
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•Date: 13th March 2014 • UK •Type: Article

DHS announces Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request
US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has unveiled the Department of Homeland Security’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request of $38.2 billion in net discretionary funding.
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•Date: 5th March 2014 • US •Type: Article

London Risk Register updated
The London Risk Register was approved in early February and provides an annual assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different threats to London’s businesses and communities.
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•Date: 26th February 2014 • UK •Type: Article

FEMA holds private sector engagement conference
Event looked at emerging trends in emergency management and how public-private sector collaboration can be enhanced.
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•Date: 24th February 2014 • US •Type: Article

‘The Identification of Hazardous Industrial Sites in Publicly-Available UK Disaster Risk Assessments’
A new paper from the Emergency Planning College looks at the creation and publication of disaster risk assessments.
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•Date: 8th January 2014 • UK •Type: Article

New disaster management legislation passed by the European Parliament
The European Parliament has voted to adopt new legislation on EU Civil Protection which paves the way for a stronger European cooperation in responding to disasters.
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•Date: 11th December 2013 • Europe / UK •Type: Article

Best practices for a US port resiliency template formulated
Leaders of the Greater New Orleans region met recently to identify how their best practices can help address gaps in America's domestic response capability during the first 72 hours of a national or large-scale crisis.
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•Date: 10th December 2013 • US •Type: Article

European Academies Science Advisory Council report looks at the future of climate-based disasters in Europe
‘Trends in extreme weather events in Europe: implications for national and European Union adaptation strategies,’ a new report from EASAC, looks at how climate based disasters have changed in frequency and what can be expected in the future.
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•Date: 3rd December 2013 • Europe/UK •Type: Article

NYU-Poly and Stony Brook University launch the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms and Emergencies
NYS RISE will undertake research including cause-and-effect mechanisms for damage to infrastructure, evaluating existing assessments of vulnerabilities of communities and critical facilities, and extrapolating storm risks from climate change conditions.
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•Date: 5th November 2013 • US •Type: Article

The National Flood Emergency Framework for England
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has issued new guidance aimed at anyone involved in planning for and responding to flooding.
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•Date: 1st November 2013 • UK •Type: Article

‘After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability’
A new report from the Urban Land Institute.
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•Date: 11th October 2013 • US •Type: Article

DHS starts to implement government shutdown contingency plan
As US politicians failed to reach a budget agreement before the midnight September 30th deadline, the Department of Homeland Security has joined other government entities in implementing contingency plans for an orderly shutdown.
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•Date: 1st October 2013 • US •Type: Article

Winners of the 2013 Resilience Awards announced
The winners of the UK Emergency Planning Society’s year's Resilience Awards were announced on September 25th at a ceremony in the Ramada Solihull, Birmingham.
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•Date: 27th September 2013 • UK •Type: Article

Canadian ministers agree to develop a national disaster mitigation program
Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial ministers responsible for emergency management met on September 11th in Ottawa to discuss priorities.
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•Date: 13th September 2013 • Canada •Type: Article

Shortlist published for the 2013 Resilience Awards
The UK Emergency planning Society has revealed the shortlisted candidates for this year's national Resilience Awards.
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•Date: 6th September 2013 • UK •Type: Article

2013 Preparedness Grants announced by the Department of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year 2013 Preparedness Grants.
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•Date: 27th August 2013 • US •Type: Article

OECD study looks at ‘Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities’
The cities ranked most 'at risk' today are: Guangzhou, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Mumbai, Nagoya, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Boston, Shenzen, Osaka-Kobe and Vancouver.
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•Date: 20th August 2013 • World •Type: Article

Entries invited for UK Resilience Awards 2013
The Emergency Planning Society is now accepting nominations for the UK Resilience Awards 2013, which will be presented at an awards dinner at the Ramda Solihull Birmingham on 25th September 2013.
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•Date: 6th August 2013 • UK •Type: Article

Janet Napolitano announces resignation from Secretary of Homeland Security post
Napolitano moving to University of California.
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•Date: 16th July 2013 • US •Type: Article

Latest version of the UK National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies published
Pandemic influenza, coastal flooding, catastrophic terrorist attacks and severe effusive (gas-rich) volcanic eruptions abroad are seen as the highest priority risks facing the UK.
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•Date: 12th July 2013 • UK •Type: Article

IAEM announces winners of 2013 awards
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards competitions.
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•Date: 2nd July 2013 • Various •Type: Article

Latest version of London Risk Register published
Version 2.0 of the London Risk Register provides the latest assessment of the risks facing organizations located in London.
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•Date: 21st June 2013 • UK •Type: Article

UK government publishes ‘Recovery Handbook For Chemical Incidents’
New guidance document can be used as a planning tool or as part of the decision making process after an incident.
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•Date: 7th June 2013 • UK •Type: Article

Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction consultation summary document published
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released its ‘Synthesis Report on Consultations on the Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2)’.
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•Date: 23rd April 2013 • World •Type: Article

IAEM Awards Competition open for entries
The International Association of Emergency Managers has announced that entries are now being accepted for its annual awards.
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•Date: 11th April 2013 • US •Type: Article

The EU and Japan agree to cooperate on disaster management
The overall objective is to focus on learning from preparedness and response experiences.
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•Date: 27th March 2013 • Europe/Japan •Type: Article

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction requests disaster risk reduction input
Consultation runs until 5th April 2013.
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•Date: 26th March 2013 • World •Type: Article

Caribbean nations participate in tsunami preparedness test
On 20th March 2013 Caribbean nations participated in a full-scale tsunami alert exercise to test their reaction capacity.
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•Date: 21st March 2013 •Caribbean •Type: Article

Antibiotic resistance should be added to the UK national risk register: Chief Medical Officer
Issue poses a ‘catastrophic threat.’
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•Date: 13th March 2013 • UK •Type: Article

60 years on: have the lessons of the 1953 UK floods been learned?
Continued investment in infrastructure must be matched with increasing flood resilience: Institution of Civil Engineers.
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•Date: 31st Jan 2013 • UK •Type: Article

Australian government launches National Security Strategy
Prime Minister Julia Gillard launched Australia’s first National Security Strategy on 23rd January 2013. The Strategy provides a blueprint for country security over the next decade.
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•Date: 25th Jan 2013 • Australia •Type: Article

UK government publishes results of research into the future of the National Resilience Extranet
‘Next Generation National Resilience Extranet’ - views from industry.
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•Date: 23rd Jan 2013 • UK •Type: Article

'Reducing Risks of Future Disasters; Priorities for Decision Makers'
New report published by the UK Government Office for Science.
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•Date: 28th Nov 2012 • UK/World •Type: Article

Australia National Flood Risk Portal launched
A new online repository for flood risk information has been launched by the Australian government to assist businesses, planners, insurers and communities to access important flood information about their local area.
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•Date: 20th Nov 2012 • Australia •Type: Article

Paper outlines emerging threats to the United States
The National Homeland Security Consortium has released a white paper entitled ‘Protecting Americans in the 21st Century: Communicating Priorities for 2012 and Beyond’ which highlights the emerging threats which ‘require a national focus.’
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•Date: 16th Nov 2012 • US •Type: Article

Dealing with power outages more efficiently
Researchers have created a new planning software product that enables all power outage responders to be better prepared for emergency situations.
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•Date: 8th Nov 2012 • Europe/World •Type: Article

Making cities resilient 2012
A new UNISDR report provides a snapshot of resilience building activities at the local level and identifies trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction.
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•Date: 18th Oct 2012 • World •Type: Article

The 2012 Community Resilience Innovation Challenge
FEMA invites applications from businesses, associations, organizations and groups amongst others; deadline in October 26th.
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•Date: 28th Sept 2012 • US •Type: Article

Agreement reached to support Australia flood mapping
Forms part of a $AUD 12 million four year program to increase the quality, consistency and accessibility of flood risk information.
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•Date: 28th Sept 2012 • Australia •Type: Article

FEMA publishes Central States disaster and earthquake preparedness survey report
Report provides actionable recommendations for increasing preparedness.
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•Date: 13th Sept 2012 • US •Type: Article

Flood risk ranking study reveals vulnerable cities
A new study of nine coastal cities around the world suggests that Shanghai is most vulnerable to serious flooding. European cities top the leader board for their resilience.
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•Date: 23rd August 2012 • Various •Type: Article

NOAA issues latest Atlantic hurricane season forecast
Updated outlook calls for near- or above-normal Atlantic season.
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•Date: 10th August 2012 • US •Type: Article

Entries now open for UK Resilience Awards
The Emergency Planning Society has announced that it is now accepting nominations for this year's Resilience Awards, which will be announced at an awards dinner at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire on 19th September 2012.
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•Date: 9th August 2012 • UK •Type: Article

National Academies report looks at US disaster resilience
National resilience vision and a culture of resilience are both needed.
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•Date: 9th August 2012 • US •Type: Article

UK Recovery Handbook for Chemical Incidents
New guide aims to assist the development and implementation of a recovery strategy in the aftermath of a chemical incident.
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•Date: 22nd June 2012 • UK •Type: Article

The NEMA 2012 Biennial Report
The US National Emergency Management Association has regularly published a report on state emergency management since 1996 and its latest report is now available.
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•Date: 15th June 2012 • US •Type: Article

Updated PPD-8 documents available to view
The four under-development National Planning Frameworks have been revised following an extensive public review process.
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•Date: 25th May 2012 • US •Type: Article

Arab States set to expand disaster databases
UNISDR recently brought together over 40 participants from 15 Arab countries to discuss and exchange experiences on establishing national disaster loss databases.
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•Date: 25th May 2012 • Middle East •Type: Article

FEMA publishes 2012 National Preparedness Report
Overall the report found that the US has increased its collective preparedness, not only from external threats, but also for natural and technological hazards.
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•Date: 8th May 2012 • US •Type: Article

‘Cities and Flooding: A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century’
New guidance jointly published by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
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•Date: 3rd May 2012 • World •Type: Article

Council of The European Union makes recommendations for improving post-disaster lessons learned process
The 3162nd Justice and Home Affairs meeting of the Council of The European Union looked at the lessons learnt processes of the European Community Civil Protection Mechanism.
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•Date: 27th April 2012 • Europe/UK •Type: Article

Natural Resources Defense Council finds that 29 US States are unprepared for growing water-supply threats
‘Ready or Not: An Evaluation of State Climate and Water Preparedness Planning.’
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•Date: 6th April 2012 • US •Type: Article

European Commission provides an update on nuclear safety stress tests
Process to prevent a European Fukushima now in final phase.
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•Date: 7th March 2012 • Europe/UK •Type: Article

Simulator computes evacuation scenarios for major events
New program can simulate the behaviour of tens of thousands of people.
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•Date: 2nd March 2012 • Europe/World •Type: Article

FEMA schedules PPD-8 consultation events
March 2012 sees a number of physical and virtual consultation sessions to gain input into the Prevention, Protection and Mitigation PPD-8 Frameworks.
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•Date: 24th February 2012 • US •Type: Article

FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council
IAEM has reported that FEMA is seeking qualified individuals from the public and private sector to serve on its National Advisory Council.
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•Date: 17th February 2012 • US •Type: Article

‘Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030: Forging Strategic Action in an Age of Uncertainty’
FEMA has released a new document which looks at the future role of emergency and disaster management in the US.
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•Date: 19th January 2012 • US •Type: Article

European Commission proposes changes to EU Civil Protection legislation: aims to provide more effective disaster management
New legislation places a much greater emphasis on disaster prevention and risk management.
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•Date: 21st December 2011 • Europe/UK •Type: Article

Department of Homeland Security publishes contingency plan for potential funding interruption
‘Procedures Relating to a Federal Funding Hiatus.’
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•Date: 16th December 2011 • US •Type: Article

Australians get new ‘DisasterWatch’ smartphone app
Government service gives the 4.5 million Australians who currently own smartphones another way of receiving emergency warnings and finding disaster related information.
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•Date: 9th December 2011 • Australia •Type: Article

PPD-8 takes a step forward
National Preparedness System Description published by FEMA.
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•Date: 7th December 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article

Winter Readiness Survey looks at how prepared councils in England & Wales are for winter 2011-12
Councils have continued to improve their resilience for this year's winter gritting season, a recent Local Government Association survey of winter readiness has found.
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•Date: 8th December 2011 • Region:UK •Type: Article

New ISO standard to prepare for emergencies at nuclear facilities
‘ISO 11320:2011, Nuclear criticality safety – Emergency preparedness and response.’
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•Date: 25th November 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Cabinet Office continues Civil Contingencies Act Enhancement Programme consultation
Phase 2 final consultation on revised chapters of Emergency Preparedness.
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•Date: 4th November 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Australia’s new Crisis Coordination Centre opened
Will improve the government’s capability to respond to large scale natural disasters or acts of terrorism.
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•Date: 19th October 2011 • Region: Australia •Type: Article

Europe’s vulnerability to natural disasters rising: UNISDR
In 2010, Europe saw an 18.2 percent increase in disaster events.
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•Date: 12th October 2011 • Region: Europe •Type: Article

First edition of US National Preparedness Goal published
The first deliverable under Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8.
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•Date: 11th October 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article

Reviews show that Australia's Emergency Alert system is working well
According to Attorney-General Robert McClelland.

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•Date: 5th October 2011 • Region: Australia •Type: Article

Fukushima: key lessons appear to be going unlearned
The Fukushima reactor disaster is still ongoing six month later and some major emergency planning lessons are in danger of going unheeded, according to three US experts.

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•Date: 9th September 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article

National Preparedness Goal: comments requested by FEMA
Deadline is Sept. 2, 2011.

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•Date: 24th August 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article

‘Preparedness: A Principled Approach to Return on Investment’
IAEM-USA seeks feedback on a framework to measure return on preparedness investments.

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•Date: 15th August 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article

Government of Canada announces significant investment for emergency preparedness projects across the country
Over 300 projects will benefit from funding in fiscal year 2011-2012.

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•Date: 5th August 2011 • Region: Canada •Type: Article

2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction
The United Nations secretariat for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has published a new report on disaster risk reduction.

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•Date: 29th July 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Shortlist published for the Emergency Planning Society Resilience Awards
The winners will be announced at the Resilience Awards and Symposium Dinner on the evening of July 5th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.

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•Date: 15th June 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

NOAA and coastal states discuss local tsunami preparedness needs
Conference highlights lessons learned from recent Japan tsunami.

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•Date: 14th June 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article

FEMA pressured to speed up publication of National Disaster Recovery Framework
Senators call on Secretary Napolitano to provide a timetable for releasing and implementing the final NDRF.

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•Date: 2nd June 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article

Australia’s disaster management under the spotlight
Australia needs a national inquiry to review the way natural disasters are managed...

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•Date: 2nd June 2011 • Region: Australia •Type: Article

Disaster-related economic losses are increasing across all regions
According to new United Nations Report.

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•Date: 19th May 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

As risks from disasters rise, UN chief calls for better preparedness
“The world’s vulnerability to disaster risks is growing faster than our ability to increase resilience,” Ban Ki-moon.

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•Date: 11th May 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

The Third Session of The Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction
From 10th to 13th May 2011 disaster management experts meeting in Geneva will explore various disaster risk reduction challenges.

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•Date: 10th May 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Presidential Policy Directive gives 60-day deadline for US national preparedness goal and national preparedness system implementation plan
President Obama has signed a new Presidential Policy Directive: PPD-8.

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•Date: 20th April 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article

EAC Partner States' heads of disaster management hold inaugural meeting in Dar Es Salaam
Co-operation in disaster management is essential, as no single EAC state has the capacity to individually deal with major disasters.

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•Date: 5th April 2011 • Region: Africa •Type: Article

New guidance document on UK Local Resilience Forums
‘The role of Local Resilience Forums: A reference document.’

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•Date: 31st March 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

ANSI-HSSP releases final report on emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities and special needs
Outlines recommendations for the development of standards to support emergency preparedness for people with disabilities and special needs.

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•Date: 19th Nov 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

Institution of Civil Engineers comments on Cornwall floods
The situation in Cornwall highlights how ill-prepared the UK is to deal with the increased risk of flooding in future.

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•Date: 18th Nov 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

‘Preparedness and Response to a Mass Casualty Event’
A new CDC document provides interim planning guidance for preparedness and response to a mass casualty event resulting from terrorist use of explosives (TUE).

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•Date: 9th Nov 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

DHS publishes new edition of Risk Lexicon
This is the second edition of the DHS Risk Lexicon and includes fifty new terms and definitions.

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•Date: 4th Nov 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

European Commission acts against France and Luxembourg for flood prevention compliance failures
The two countries have failed to take effective action on Directive 2007/60/EC, which requires the assessment and management of flood risks.
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•Date: 29th Oct 2010 • Region: W.Europe •Type: Article

Queensland government announces projects to boost natural disaster resilience
Sixty-eight projects worth more than $26 million will be undertaken across Queensland.
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•Date: 28th Oct 2010 • Region: Australia •Type: Article

Institution of Civil Engineers voices concern over UK flood defence funding
The impact of reduced public funding for flood defences will demand a more innovative approach to managing flood risk.
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•Date: 27th Oct 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

UK government Spending Review: ABI comments on flood investment plans
Long-term plan to tackle the rising flood risk is needed.
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•Date: 22nd Oct 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Plan for the ‘Maximum of Maximums’ Fugate tells State emergency managers
“What we really need to be doing is planning for disasters that go beyond our capabilities,” says FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.
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•Date: 22nd Oct 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

UK National Security Risk Assessment published
15 priority threats categorised in three tiers.
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•Date: 20th Oct 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

‘Perspective on Preparedness: Taking Stock Since 9/11’
The Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Preparedness Task Force has published a report which it presented recently to the US Congress.
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•Date: 20th Oct 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

EU strengthens rules on security of gas supply
Security of Gas Supply Regulation will require Member States and gas companies to develop contingency plans.
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•Date: 22nd Sept 2010 • Region: Europe/UK •Type: Article

UK flood summit looks beyond 2013
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs meets with stakeholders to agree future approach to managing flood risk.
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•Date: 21st Sept 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 502: FEMA
‘Considerations for Fusion Center and Emergency Operations Center Coordination.’
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•Date: 21st Sept 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

Council of Europe ministerial conference to discuss Europe-wide co-operation on natural and technological risk prevention and management
Ministers from European and Mediterranean countries to agree priorities and adopt an action plan for 2011-2015.
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•Date: 17th Sept 2010 • Region: Europe •Type: Article

FEMA publishes public-private partnership resources
New web resources aim to enable state and local officials and their private sector partners to share practices and ideas.
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•Date: 9th Sept 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

US public health agencies get disaster preparedness funding
Almost $700 million available for all-hazards state and local public health preparedness and response.
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•Date: 24th August 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

National Flood Emergency Framework for England published
A new framework document has been published which provides information and planning assumptions to inform and encourage contingency planning in England.
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•Date: 30th July 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

UK coalition government commits to keeping arrangements for resilience and civil contingencies within central government
The announcement was made in a written ministerial statement by Eric Pickles.
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•Date: 23rd July 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

DHS’s long range strategic plans criticised
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman says that DHS plans are too broad and unspecific.
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•Date: 22nd July 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

Nearly $790 million in new US critical infrastructure and preparedness grants announced
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced the fiscal year 2010 Preparedness Grants for nine federal programs.

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•Date: 14th May 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

US and Australia sign emergency management coordination agreement
Information and human resource exchanges will strengthen response to major disasters of all kinds.

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•Date: 29th April 2010 • Region: Australia/US •Type: Article

Salford University uses games technology for new scenario based emergency planning software
Developed for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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•Date: 27th April 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Federal partnership will address wildfire threats
US Secretaries of Agriculture, Interior and Homeland Security announce partnership to develop comprehensive wildfire management strategy.

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•Date: 22nd April 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

UK Flood and Water Management Bill gains Royal Assent
The Act will implement several key recommendations of Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the Summer 2007 UK floods.

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•Date: 13th April 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

DHS details Fiscal Year 2011 budget request
Janet Napolitano has unveiled the DHS’s $56.3 billion fiscal year 2011 budget request.

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•Date: 2nd Feb 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

Study looks at Istanbul earthquake risk
South Istanbul expected to be the worst affected location when the next major earthquake hits the Turkish city.

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•Date: 20th Jan 2010 • Region: Asia •Type: Article

Proposed ASTM Homeland Security Standard to aid in development of emergency operations centers
Will provide advice and information on existing best business practices; aimed at emergency and business continuity managers.

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•Date: 14th Jan 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

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