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Suncorp rewards Queensland town

Suncorp rewards Queensland town | Insurance | Scoop.it
“ Suncorp has begun cutting the cost of premiums for residents of a flood-prone region of Queensland, signalling that benefits of mitigation efforts will flow through to local communities.”
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Building disaster-resilient communities in flood-prone areas :: Master of International Cooperation Sustainable Emergency Architecture

Building disaster-resilient communities in flood-prone areas :: Master of International Cooperation Sustainable Emergency Architecture | Insurance | Scoop.it
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Why People Don't Learn from Natural Disasters - LiveScience.com

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Why People Don't Learn from Natural Disasters LiveScience.com Resilience means not only preparedness for a threat, but also the ability to absorb, recover from or adapt to one, said Gene Whitney, a member of the Committee on Increasing National...
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Australia video (English subtitles)

An entry from Australia for the 2013 UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction. Learn more about the Award here: http://www.unisdr.org/we/campaign/sasakawa/2013/
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Helen Clark: 'Building Resilience: the importance of prioritising disaster risk reduction' | UNDP

Helen Clark: 'Building Resilience: the importance of prioritising disaster risk reduction' | UNDP | Insurance | Scoop.it
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator ‘Building Resilience: the importance of prioritising disaster risk reduction – a United Nations Development Programme Perspective’ Hopkins Lecture, University of Canterbury Aurora Centre, Burnside High School, Christchurch
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Stop Disasters: a disaster simulation game from the UN/ISD

Stop Disasters: a disaster simulation game from the UN/ISD | Insurance | Scoop.it
Stop Disasters is a collection of disaster simulation games created by the ISDR (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction). As students play the games, they learn about natural disasters and actions that people can take to help protect themselves and others. The student's job is to plan and construct a safer environment for their population.
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Australia leading the world in disaster risk reduction - News - Professional Resources - PreventionWeb.net

“ By Margaret Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction Last month UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, warned that ‘’economic losses from disasters are out of control’’...”
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Putting the Disaster in Natural Disasters: Why Many Choose to Live in Harm's Way

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“ Putting the Disaster in Natural Disasters: Why Many Choose to Live in Harm's Way - The Huffington Post”
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Can we build disaster resilient communities? Gregory Kopp at TEDxWesternU

“ Gregory Kopp, a Canada Research Chair, shares stories of storm chasing and the results of his ongoing research on how to build disaster-resilient communities...”
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$20,000 a year for flood insurance? Sandy survivors face tough rebuilding choices

$20,000 a year for flood insurance? Sandy survivors face tough rebuilding choices | Insurance | Scoop.it
“ TOMS RIVER, N.J.– Thousands of homeowners in New York and New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy are facing a tough choice that may thwart their efforts to rebuild: Comply with costly new federal construction guidelines or prepare to pay annual flood...”
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