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Canada, EU ink deal to co-operate on disaster response, emergency management

The European Commission and Canada have agreed to enhancing ties in civil protection and disaster risk management.

Alberta issues request for proposal to enhance drought modelling

Throughout the winter, Alberta’s government will be working with partners across the province to find ways to manage and conserve water, and to develop plans for 2024.

CJEM, York University partner to advance emergency management practices

The Canadian Journal of Emergency Management has become the official journal of the York Emergency Mitigation, Engagement, Response, and Governance Institute (Y-EMERGE).

B.C. extends deadline for public input on disaster financial assistance

A new regulation is being developed to revamp the Disaster Financial Assistance program through extended public engagement.

Ontario watchdog report projects the cost of climate hazards to public infrastructure

Much of Ontario’s public infrastructure was designed based on historical climate data, and the climate is changing.


Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach

A useful tool to mitigate logistical problems that often follow disasters or extreme events, the core of this guide is the role of human factors in emergency response. The handbook provides a systematic structure for communication, cooperation, and coordination, highlighting what must be done and when, and how to identify the resources required for each effort. The book tackles cutting-edge research in topics such as evacuation planning, chemical agent sensor placement, and riverflow prediction. It offers strategies for establishing an effective training program for first responders and insightful advice in managing waste associated with disasters.

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Opinion: There is a lot to learn from disasters that were avoided

"We frequently see headlines about disasters. But where are the headlines covering the good news of lives saved and damage averted when disasters do not happen?" Researchers explain how their recently published work offers examples we can learn from. » Read More...

Preparing IT for when disaster strikes: 5 tips to get you started

"One of the most valuable things I’ve learned about emergencies is that business continuity plans are only as good as the IT strategies that enable them." Vito Mangialardi explains the IT professional's role in business continuity management. » Read More...

U.S. researcher develops new method for flood damage forecasting

A Johns Hopkins expert on natural disaster risk modelling has developed a reliable and affordable way for governments to estimate expected damage from riverine floods. » Read More...

Canada ranks #2 most resilient nation to natural hazards: global report

DisasterAWARE Enterprise's 2024 Disaster Risk Index Report provides a comprehensive evaluation of disaster risk, vulnerability and resilience of the 10 largest nations by gross national product (GNP). » Read More...

FEMA appoints first female National Advisory Council Chair

Carrie Speranza, director of Esri’s Emergency Management Solutions, is the new National Advisory Council Chair. » Read More...

Countries expand early warning protection, but not enough progress: UNDRR, WMO

A new report finds that Africa has doubled the quality of early warning systems coverage, but still falls below the global average. » Read More...

Heavy rains leave at least 12 dead before storm Michaung makes landfall in India

Twelve people died in the downpour before Tropical Storm Michaung made landfall along India's southeast coast Tuesday. » Read More...

Kenya raises alarm as flooding death toll rises to 76, with thousands marooned

The Kenyan government urged people living in flood-prone areas to relocate to higher ground as heavy rains and flash floods continued to wreak havoc across East Africa. » Read More...


The 72-hour fallacy

Emergency management professor Chris J. Collins and Scott Cameron with Emergency Management Logistics Canada speak to preparation options outside of the 72-hour rule. » Read More...


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