In response to a request by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Research
Council formed an ad hoc committee to organize a two-day workshop to discuss the use of social
network analysis (SNA) for the purpose of building community disaster resilience. The
workshop was held February 11-12, 2009, in Washington, D.C., and engaged a group of
approximately 30 researchers in the fields of SNA and resilience science as well as emergency
management practitioners from different regions of the country.
Twenty years ago, world leaders gathered at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and signed the
first global agreement to tackle climate change. At the time, the impacts of climate change on
communities and economies were just beginning to be understood, and the role of the private
sector in responding to these challenges was only just emerging. But two decades later, climate
change is no longer a distant threat looming on the horizon; it has emerged as arguably the
greatest global challenge of our time.
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Late in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, U.S. newspapers were filled with
speculation as to whether New Orleans would continue to exist as a great and unique
American city. Levee and floodwall failure had inundated large parts of the city and resulted
in more than 1,500 deaths and catastrophic damage to property and the economy. In
2011, extreme amounts of precipitation, inadequate levees, and possible mismanagement of
reservoirs contributed to widespread flooding around Bangkok, Thailand.
Frame Relay has become the most widely used WAN technology in the world. Large enterprises, governments, ISPs, and small businesses use Frame Relay, primarily because of its price and flexibility.
•Moreover, Frame Relay provides greater bandwidth, reliability, and resiliency than private or leased lines.
•Frame Relay reduces network costs by using less equipment, less complexity, and an easier implementation.
To effectively perform their respective functions, all stakeholders, in particu-
lar, governments, need access to accurate and up-to-date information on
opportunities, actual transfers, and the technical and economic impact of
large investments. In many cases, lack of such information makes it difficult
to identify and utilize opportunities, ensure a level playing field, and enforce
regulation and contracts properly.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu khoa học ngành toán học được đăng trên tạp chí toán học quấc tế đề tài: The role of multidisciplinary research and collaboration for improving the resilience of communities to volcanic risk
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Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài: The role of multidisciplinary research and collaboration for improving the resilience of communities to volcanic risk
Professor David Johnston
Natural disasters—including hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods—
caused over 220,000 deaths worldwide in the first half of 2010 and wreaked havoc on homes,
buildings, and the environment. To withstand and recover from natural and human-caused
disasters, it is essential that citizens and communities work together to anticipate threats,
limit their effects, and rapidly restore functionality after a crisi
The products of science and technology influence the lives of
all citizens, including young adults. New means of communication
and transportation, new ways of doing work and
pursuing recreation, new foods and new medicines arrive
almost daily. Science also engenders new ways of looking at
the world and at other citizens. Likewise, science can raise
concerns about moral and ethical values.
Dealing with all such changes requires some resiliency.
his plan sets the course toward realizing a healthy, prosperous,
and resilient future for our city. It calls on us all to rise to the
challenge of transforming our community to create a better life
for future generations.
As with other cities around the world, Vancouver faces challenges
that call for decisive action and innovation, and every resident and
business will play a crucial role in helping us, as a community, to
reach our goals.
The biotic world is doubtlessly the best known example
of what Nobelist Murray Gell-Mann has termed
‘‘complex adaptive systems’’—a name given to those
systems possessing the innate capacity to learn and
evolve by utilizing acquired information. Those familiar
with living systems cannot but marvel at each cell’s ability
to grow, to sense, to communicate, to cooperate, to move,
to proliferate, to die and, even then, to yield opportunity
to succeeding cells.
This thesis is a combined volume containing three individual research papers, each written for submission to a different peer-reviewed journal. Each to some extent investigates community resiliency and vulnerability as they manifest in the past and present of Alaska Native foodways. The first paper, ‘Outpost Gardening in Interior Alaska’ examines the historical dimensions of cropping by Athabascan peoples as a part of local food system development and innovation; the second introduces the ‘Servicesoriented Architecture’ as a framework for describing ecosystem services,...
After decades of exponential increase in computing power per dollar, the HEC community faces great
challenges in creating the hardware, software, and systems to achieve and exploit the next few orders of
magnitude increase in HEC capability expected by 2020. These challenges include developing applications
and system architectures that effectively utilize billion-fold concurrency, reducing the energy per
computation by orders of magnitude, achieving system resilience at extreme scales, and enabling future
revolutions in simulation and big-data-enabled science and technology. ...
Some DoS attacks can be avoided by applying vendor patches to affected software. For
example, many vendors have patched their IP implementations to prevent intruders from
taking advantage of the IP reassembly bugs. A few DoS attacks cannot be stopped, but their
scope of affected areas can be constrained.
Green space may also have an impact on communities’ resilience and
wellbeing. A series of studies in deprived, urban areas in the US showed
that presence of green spaces contributed to an increased ability for the
poorest, single-parent mothers to cope with major life issues
reductions in crime, and in aggression indicators.
A further study
showed reduced admissions for mental illness associated with increasing
access to green space.
Contact with nature was linked to fewer clinic
visits in prisoners.
The Internet has been around for a LONG time... For most of it’s life nobody cared about the Internet except for government, researchers and geeks like me.
The Internet was never intended for security. IT was indented as a resilient network for communications. Nobody ever though it would be used for what it’s used for today
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB) is a non‐profit organization. Its mission is to support communities’
use of grassroots action to achieve sustainable neighborhoods free from industrial pollution. Tulane
University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) was also involved in this survey.
An extensive body of research suggests that psychological assets do confer resilience and protection
and do so at both an individual and an ecological level (Bartley 2006; Fagg et al 2006; Sacker and
Schoon 2007). The optimism, self esteem, self efficacy and interest in others that contribute to a
child’s success at school are also characteristics of resilient neighbourhoods and communities, where
norms of trust, tolerance, support, participation and reciprocity may provide some protection from
the effects of deprivation.