United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) – Key Facts Infographic

This week is the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). The day is celebrated on the 13th October every year and this year’s theme is “Resilience for life”. The focus of this year is on older people as their needs are often ignored, despite being some of the most vulnerable people during disasters. IDDR encourages all citizens […]

Garrison Architects Releases its Self-Sustainaing Post-Disaster Housing Prototype

The Brooklyn building design firm Garrison Architects has developed a full-sized post-disaster housing prototype to secure safe and stable last-minute housing in the wake of natural disasters. This is just one example of their many architectural projects sustainably designed to help in disaster relief scenarios. The company believes that well designed environments support social cohesion, […]

Total disaster risk management – Manual

The Manual’s central theme is the development and application of a system for managing any hazards which appear to threaten a continually habitable and secure society. Directly relating to Thailand, the suggestions presented are applicable to any region or nation at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Total Disaster Risk Management (TDRM) uses a risk […]

Protection after a nuclear blast

Protection in case of a cooling failure of Japanese Nuclear Power plants after earthquake and tsunami on 2011 March 11. The first step is to survive the nuclear blast, itself. After that, you must take special precautions to protect yourself and your family from the residual dangers from the blast. The radiation from a nuclear […]

Soil Decontamination/ Phytoremediation

After man-made chemical or nuclear accidents, soil often remains contaminated with chemical substances that are dangerous to human health. In order to recover contaminated soils, chemicals can be extracted either chemically by acids or biologically by plants. The removal by plants is called, phytoremediation. In chemical cleansing the soil has to be removed and treated […]

Demining

MgM Menschen gegen Minen / People Against Landmines is an NGO working in the field of landmine detection and destruction. Their website provides a thorough insight into the subject, both on political implications and on practical demining methods and new technologies. The existence of landmines in public spaces is one of the cruelest aftermaths of […]

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