Alicia Kinoshita, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Water Resource Engineering San Diego State University Alicia focuses her research on understanding hydrologic change in coupled human-natural systems. She seeks to improve predictions of hydrologic recovery in watersheds disturbed by anthropogenic activities (i.e. mitigation or restoration) and natural processes utilizing field studies, remote sensing, and modeling. Best Management […]
PRESS RELEASE May 26, 2017 The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen joined UN representative and delegates from other countries at an important world’s foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. South Africa, like many […]
May 12, 2017 Shaw R., Chan E., Lian F., Lu L., Shi P., Yang S., Chan G., Wong J. Following the adoption of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) by the UN Member states on March 2015, it becomes more important to consider how the science, technology and academic communities can adopt participatory […]
Updated April 2017 “A government that takes El Niño occurrences as serious quasi-periodic threats and seek to enact policies to protect their citizens and their livelihoods and properties, public and private, can be considered an El Niño-ready nation.” El Niño is a recurring phenomenon in the tropical Pacific Ocean, appearing on average at least […]
Spawner of Hazards
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On 8 August 2014, the co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Ambassadors Päivi Kairamo (Finland) and Thani Thongphakdi (Thailand) released the pre-zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. The pre-zero draft will be translated into the six United Nations languages and will be […]