Geology for Global Development

Disaster Management

Dealing with Disasters / 4th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management

This week (4-6th September 2013) a major conference is talking place at Northumbria University in Newcastle, with a focus on disaster risk reduction and disaster management. The conference, Dealing with Disasters Conference / 4th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management, will explore the theme ‘From Opportunity to Action: Bridging the Gap between Disaster Red ...[Read More]

Some Comments on Recent Earthquakes in Iran

In this article, Joel Gill and Faith Taylor write about the importance of reducing individual and community vulnerability in Iran. This post is written in response to the recent earthquakes in April 2013, and an article posted in the Guardian in 2010. In addition to their GfGD responsibilities, Joel and Faith are undertaking PhD research at King’s College London – investigating specifi ...[Read More]

GfGD at #EGU2013 – Day three

Mid-week at the EGU conference, and we’ve finally got all three GfGD reps in the same place at the same time for a photo! Another busy day, and we’ve picked out a few examples of the latest research being presented at EGU: c The Link Between Rainfall and Cholera in Haiti Prior to the devastating earthquake in 2010, cholera had never been reported on the small island of Haiti. The outbr ...[Read More]

Women and Natural Hazards

“Women and children first” went the call from the deck of the titanic. And then of course Jack sacrificed his own life to save Rose, who was afloat on what admittedly looked like a raft with more than enough space for two. Chivalrous though this picture is, the reality is very different – in most disasters women seem to suffer a disproportionate number of injuries and deaths. Mos ...[Read More]