Ghost towns no more: Rethinking Urban Resilience for the 21st century

As cities across the UK look to the future, there is a clear and pressing need to rethink how planning and policy decision makers can best support the communities they… Read more

Can we prevent natural disasters? BBC Inside Science

BBC Radio 4 Inside Science episode –  Can we prevent natural disasters?   BBC Presenter Gaia Vince, speaks with Professor Anastasios Sextos (Bristol University), Executive Director  Bruce Malamud (Durham University),… Read more

New report shows chronic understaffing at local authorities mean only a third of local authorities have enough staff to manage flash flood risk

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) , has published a new report, funded by the Association of SuDS Authorities (ASA) and the Local Government Technical Advisory Group… Read more

Cardiff to become UK leading new Cyber Innovation Hub

The £6m co-investment in a Cardiff University-led Cyber Innovation Hub (CIH) is expected to drive the transformation and growth of a UK Leading innovative cybersecurity cluster in South Wales, Cardiff… Read more

Disaster Risk financing takes centre stage at G20

The meeting will enable G20 countries to identify opportunities and explore innovative financing mechanisms to reduce the impact of disasters on vulnerable communities   Click here to read the full… Read more

New resilience and emergencies professional apprenticeship gets approval

The broad purpose of the occupation is to contribute to the local or national resilience and security agendas. They protect and ensure public safety and continuity of essential services by… Read more

Anticipatory action in practice, policy briefings from global case studies

Six new briefings from the Anticipation Hub explore different aspects of how anticipatory action works in practice. Written by Yolanda Clatworthy, they examine a number of projects that implemented anticipatory… Read more

The Local Resilience and Emergency Response Conference 8 June 2023

In December 2022, the UK Government published a new Resilience Framework. This has established new guidelines and demonstrates a keen awareness of the need for a stronger strategic response to… Read more

Sustainable Futures Conference: Resilience to Extreme events 21 & 22 June

The 1st International Sustainable Futures Conference: Resilience to Extreme events, hosted on the 21st and 22nd June 2023 at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge.   Click here to view the conference agenda… Read more

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Annual Report 2022

Report on the activities and achievements of UNDRR in 2022 and its priorities and plans for 2023. It highlights the initiatives and partnerships that UNDRR has led or supported to… Read more