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Built to Last? Documentary Premier Heralds Role of 'Resilient-Smart Consumer' in the Age of Disasters

​​Today at the London School of Economics the one-hour independent documentary ‘BUILT TO LAST? – Saving our Homes in the Age of Disasters’ held its European Premier Event. Produced by U.K.-based award-winning Rockhopper Media, it is inspired by the book…

Survivor's Missy Payne Publishes The Invisible 7

Survivor's Missy Payne Publishes The Invisible 7

​Dallas native Missy Payne competed in Season 29 of the hit CBS TV show Survivor. Out of that experience has come The Invisible 7. Within the pages of this interactive workbook, Missy shares her Survivor experiences and provides readers with…

Summarizing Hurricane Harvey's Environmental Impacts in the Houston-Galveston Region

Summarizing Hurricane Harvey's Environmental Impacts in the Houston-Galveston Region

Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall to the Houston-Galveston region and the Texas coast. After making landfall near Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 storm on Aug. 25, 2017, and lingering for more than four days, Harvey dropped more than 50…

The Path to Climate Mitigation Goes Through Resilience to Natural Hazards

The Path to Climate Mitigation Goes Through Resilience to Natural Hazards

Resilience Action Fund (RAF) founder and construction industry veteran Aris Papadopoulos shared a panel with Paris Agreement champion Christiana Figueres during the World Bank’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct.13, 2017. The day was the International Disaster Risk Reduction…

Young Writers, Poets, and Artists Take On Resilience in KidSpirit's Summer Issue

KidSpirit (http://kidspiritonline.com), the award-winning online magazine by and for youth to explore life's big questions, launches its summer issue today This quarter, KidSpirit's network of editors around the world plumb the depths of an increasingly crucial topic: resilience. The issue…

Conclusions from Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience, Europe 2017

Last week's CIPRE in The Hague once again brought together some of the leading figures from the European and world critical infrastructure protection community to discuss some challenges faced by agencies, operators and industry in ensuring that CNI is safeguarded.…

Heighted Security Threat at Airports and Nuclear Power Stations

According to a report in the UK's Sunday Telegraph, Britain's airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems.This comes as no surprise to…

The IACIPP announce the launch of its new password protected global extranet

The International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals (IACIPP) has announced that its new members password protected global extranet is now live.Membership of the association is currently free and open to critical infrastructure operators and government agencies, including site managers,…

IACIPP responds to UN Security Council call to protect 'critical infrastructure'

Earlier this month the UN Security Council urged joint measures to protect 'critical infrastructure' from terrorist attacksGiven the importance of critical infrastructure for a country's prosperity and security and against the backdrop of increasingly diverse physical and cyber threats from…

Preliminary Conference Programme launched for CIPRE

This week Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience, Europe (CIPRE) has launched its Preliminary Conference Programme which will once again be held in The Hague on the 9th-11th May 2017.The conference will be opened by Sir Julian King, Commissioner for Security…

Nearly 190,000 People Are Evacuating Over "Imminent Failure" of California's Oroville Dam's

The crisis over the potential Oroville Dam failure is just another reminder about how dependent on and how vulnerable to loss or damage to our critical infrastructure.The Oroville Dam is part of California's massive, byzantine State Water Project, which moves…

Water: Planning for Today and Tomorrow

Seventy-one percent of the earth's surface is covered by water. As a result of climate change and urban population growth, managing water resources has become more important than ever. The 2015 UN-Habitat's "Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning" established…

New and important Critical Infrastructure and Resilience event for North America

Torch Marketing and KNM Media have announced the launch of an important new critical infrastructure protection event for the North American region - Critical Infrastructure and Resilience North America (CIPRNA).Increasing levels of international terrorism and changes in the global climate…

IACIPP Appoints New Regional Director for North America

IACIPP Appoints New Regional Director for North America

The International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals (IACIPP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Frédéric Petit as Regional Director - North AmericaFrédéric Petit is a Research Scientist specialising in critical infrastructure interdependencies and resilience at Argonne National…

Asian Economies Must Build Resilience to Growing Risks

Emerging risks and destabilizers as diverse as widening income inequality, slower growth, and climate change are reshaping Asia's economic landscape at such a rapid pace that governments must build far greater resilience into their national plans, says Independent Evaluation at…

State and National Leaders to Discuss Measures Taken to Address Growing Needs of Children in Mississippi

State and National Leaders to Discuss Measures Taken to Address Growing Needs of Children in Mississippi

Mississippi Children’s Home Services (MCHS) will be hosting the Third Annual Children’s Mental Health Summit on Friday, May 6 at the Jackson Hilton in Jackson, MS. With 1 in 5 children suffering from a mental disorder, children’s mental health affects…

New Website Spotlights Inadequacy of Building Codes and Lack of Public Transparency, Introduces Resilience Halls of Fame and Shame

New Website Spotlights Inadequacy of Building Codes and Lack of Public Transparency, Introduces Resilience Halls of Fame and Shame

​​​​​​​​Resilience Action Fund (‘RAF’) announces the launch of its new website (www.buildingresilient.com). The site aims to inform homeowners, tenants and businesses in a jargon-free easy-to-understand language, on the many unknowns and misconceptions regarding natural hazard risks, the limited protection offered…

India to Launch the First Ever Plan to Beat the Heat in South Asia

 India to Launch First-Ever Plan to Beat the Heat in South Asia Comprehensive measures could be a model to safeguard millions worldwide from deadly heat waves India is showing the world that, as we work together to fight climate change,…

Resilience Action Fund (International) Launched to Advance Resilience in Built Environment from Natural Hazards

Resilience Action Fund (International) Launched to Advance Resilience in Built Environment from Natural Hazards

Resilience Action Fund (International) (‘RAF-I’), a non-profit UK company, was launched  at a private London event attended by international business leaders from the finance, construction, energy, materials and other sectors. RAF-I and Resilience Action Fund (‘RAF’), a US 501(c)3 non-profit…

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