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Severe Thunderstorms: A Global and Growing Risk

When you think of severe thunderstorms, you might think of that hail dent in the hood of your car you ...

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Thunderstorm losses on the rise globally - and in Australia?

The latest Swiss Re sigma report was released this week – the annual review of natural catastrophes and man-made disasters for ...

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No room for complacency

Luckily, in 2014 the world was spared the "major" catastrophes of the magnitude seen in recent years, as the 2014 ...

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Tropical cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu

Severe tropical cyclones are no strangers to the South Pacific - but they often go unnoticed because they do not usually ...

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Risky cities & disaster resilience – looking at Los Angeles

In my January blog I highlighted urban resilience efforts as a key component to natural catastrophe recovery. Cities across the ...

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Deceived but not deterred by Juno

In basketball terms, Juno gave us a little head fake and drove the other way. While New York City escaped ...

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Infrastructure investments needed to control insurance costs

Every year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases an Infrastructure Report Card, which depicts the condition and performance ...

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Urban resilience initiatives are key to nat cat recovery

In recent years, cities around the world are taking concrete steps to protect their residents against natural disasters, including building ...

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Disaster relief corruption

I've just spent a month in the Philippines enjoying countless picture-perfect beaches and their unbelievably rich and varied marine ...

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Canute ( Cnut ) Engineering is Dumb

King Canute (Cnut) ruled the Anglo-Scandinavian or North Sea Empire (England, Norway, Denmark, and parts of Sweden), until his death ...

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Genoa flooding: when will we learn?

Genoa is incredibly beautiful, messy, loud and buzzing with life. The major city of the Italian region Liguria, it is ...

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L'Aqulia: a town of broken promises

What happens when you depend on Madonna or the government to rebuild your town?

Apparently nothing.

And that's exactly ...

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Behind the scenes: Swiss Re and Signorell Films

Folks from all walks of life and backgrounds have a part to play in building resilience. Don't believe me ...

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