Month: May 2014

Complexities of disasters call for collaborative response

By Jelenko Dragisic We have a strategy on how to make Australia resilient to natural disasters; a strategy adopted by COAG on 13 February 2011. It came only a few weeks after the largest floods in the State’s history washed over countless communities, causing death and destruction on an unprecedented scale, and a few days…

Natural Disasters Still Aren’t Good for the Economy

By Art Carden  Tornado season is in full swing (US), and late April saw big storm systems that did serious damage in parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Hurricane Season is but a few months away. Just as every year brings weather disasters to some places, every year also brings stories claiming that disasters are…

80,000 Nikes overboard: but not a sole was lost!

By Bruce Grady What, you may well ask, do Nikes overboard have to do with a collaboration and emergency management blog? Well quite a lot in fact. Our story starts on 27 May 1990, the freighter ship Hansa Carrier was caught in a horrific North Pacific storm en-route to the USA. It seems that 4-5…

Make resilience a business asset

By Dr Rose Gantner. Dr Gantner is a wellness consultant based in USA and a member of Global Resilience Collaborative.   Most people want meaningful and enriched lives for themselves and significant others. Why is this so hard to accomplish and blend together in one’s personal life, the workplace, and the community? Or, how do…