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应对自然灾害引发的电网断电的启示

由自然灾害引发的大范围电力中断已经成为一大全球性风险,愈来愈受到人们关注。超级风暴桑迪于2012年登陆新泽西沿岸,造成65万住房损坏和850万用户断电。与此相似,2008年汶川地震也给我国带来了不小的经济损失。设想我们身处一场大地震而不能使用任何电力或通讯设备,而政府和公共事业部门能够采取怎样的措施,来确保电力网络正常运作,并且使人们做好准备应对自然灾害风险呢?

三月中旬的西雅图和撒冷温暖湿润、气候宜人,来自约翰霍普金斯大学保罗尼采高级国际研究学院(SAIS)的一行人来到北美西北岸,展开了为期一周的实地调研。这项调研活动由四位SAIS学生联合瑞士再保险公司发起,旨在探究该地区(英属哥伦比亚 ...

STORY URL: https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1219/

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Lights Out: Keeping Power Grid Running in Natural Disasters

The widespread power outage caused by natural disasters has become a rising and evolving risk all over the world. Superstorm ...

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How big is the earthquake protection gap in Switzerland?

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registered yesterday (Monday, 2017-03-06, 21:12 local time) an earthquake with magnitude M4.6. The ...

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We can't stop Mother Nature - but we can prepare

The only thing predictable about earthquakes is we know they'll continue to occur and impact communities around the world ...

STORY URL: https://www.earthquakebracebolt.com/

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Drones taking off in the insurance industry

The insurance industry holds many types of reputations, but one thing that many people would agree on is its ability ...

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A New Way to See the World

Satellite imaging has been around for many years and we use it almost every day, whether it's to access ...

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Geoint, a game changer in insurance?

Swiss Re hosted a Geo Risk seminar in London on 6 September organised by Esri, one of the leading organizations ...

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The Tanzanian Earthquake and Africa's Protection Gap

The Earthquake in Tanzania on the 10th September which left 16 people killed, the 253 people injured and the thousands ...

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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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Did you know that Switzerland is an earthquake country?

Switzerland is an earthquake country and most of its building stock has no or insufficient insurance cover against earthquake. The ...

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What’s the cost of extreme weather?

I grew up in rural Minnesota so I’m no stranger to snow and cold weather. I’ve also lived ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/insurers/sigma_12016__Natural_catastrophes_and_man-made_disasters_in_2015.html

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Let's team up on resilience: join the discussion on April 4

Swiss Re has just released its 2015 sigma report on natural catastrophes and man-made disasters. First the "good" bad news ...

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Closing Canada’s protection gap

What does a prepaid debit card have to do with Canada’s flood insurance shortfall? Those prepaid debit cards issued ...

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Where were you during "El Temblor"?

I am not talking about this week's 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile. Chilean people –especially the million people ...

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Earthquakes: What we know but do not really understand

Yesterday I was reading the press release of the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich. They have updated their ...

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