DISASTER RESILIENCE Its Time to Achieve Our Unfulfilled

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DISASTER RESILIENCE: It’s Time to Achieve Our Unfulfilled Global Vision 2016 and Beyond Walter

DISASTER RESILIENCE: It’s Time to Achieve Our Unfulfilled Global Vision 2016 and Beyond Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, Vienna, Virginia, USA

HISTORY IS FULL OF PEOPLE SAYING, “IT CAN’T BE DONE!” • SAILING ACROSS THE

HISTORY IS FULL OF PEOPLE SAYING, “IT CAN’T BE DONE!” • SAILING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN • AN AIRPLANE ACTUALLY FLYING • THE ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB • HEART SURGERY • THE FOUR MINUTE MILE WORLD • THE INTERNET • A DISASTER- RESILIENT WORLD

THE CYCLE: 1) BIRTH OF A VISION 2) APPARENT DEATH OF THE VISION 3)

THE CYCLE: 1) BIRTH OF A VISION 2) APPARENT DEATH OF THE VISION 3) SUPERNATURAL FULFILLMENT OF THE VISION

SO, LET’S ACHIEVE ONE MORE “IMPOSSIBILITY: ” THE PARADIGM SHIFT THAT MOVES ALL OF

SO, LET’S ACHIEVE ONE MORE “IMPOSSIBILITY: ” THE PARADIGM SHIFT THAT MOVES ALL OF US MUCH CLOSER TO GLOBAL DISASTER RESILIENCE DURING 2016 and BEYOND

SUCCESS IN ENERGIZING THE WORLD’S PROFESSIONALS • Enlisting, equipping, and linking the minds, hearts,

SUCCESS IN ENERGIZING THE WORLD’S PROFESSIONALS • Enlisting, equipping, and linking the minds, hearts, and spirits of professionals in every country will ensure a continuum of “new ideas, ” and endless energy for implementing the best policies and professional practices

THE STATE OF THE WORLD BEFORE 2016 REALITY: A WORLD COMPRISED MOSTLY OF NON-DISASTER-RESILIENT

THE STATE OF THE WORLD BEFORE 2016 REALITY: A WORLD COMPRISED MOSTLY OF NON-DISASTER-RESILIENT COMMUNITIES THAT PERSIST YEAR AFTER YEAR IN SPITE OF BEST EFFORTS REALITY: A WORLD WITH NO NET GAIN IN NATIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR DISASTER RESILIENCCE YEAR AFTER YEAR

REALITY: 200 Nations and 7+ Billion People Facing 900 Events per Year are Investing

REALITY: 200 Nations and 7+ Billion People Facing 900 Events per Year are Investing Over 6 Trillion Dollars Each Year in Urban Development and Billions in Education and Training Without Much Change in Disaster Resilience.

REALITY: Each Year, approximately 900 Events Cause Exponentially Increasing Economic losses in the $

REALITY: Each Year, approximately 900 Events Cause Exponentially Increasing Economic losses in the $ Hundreds of Billions With Large Tolls in Mortality, Morbidity, Homelessness and Loss of Quality of Life.

A CHANGE OF PARADIGM IS NEEDED TO MOVE FROM THE CURRENT FAILED PARADIGM TO

A CHANGE OF PARADIGM IS NEEDED TO MOVE FROM THE CURRENT FAILED PARADIGM TO A NEW PARADIGM THAT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE 7+ BILLION PEOPLE WITH DISASTER-RESILIENCE DIVIDENDS

A NEW PARADIGM FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE • GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES • GLOBAL PARTHERSHIPS • GLOBAL

A NEW PARADIGM FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE • GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES • GLOBAL PARTHERSHIPS • GLOBAL CAPACITY • GLOBAL DIVIDENDS FOR 7+ BILLION PEOPLE

THE NEW PARADIGM GLOBAL CAPACITY FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE BY GLOBAL COMMUNITIES LINKED STRATEGICALLY AND

THE NEW PARADIGM GLOBAL CAPACITY FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE BY GLOBAL COMMUNITIES LINKED STRATEGICALLY AND TACTICALLY IN MIND, HEART, AND SPIRIT

FOUR PILLARS FOR CHANGE • FRAMEWORK • CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE OF THINKING! SCIENCE AND

FOUR PILLARS FOR CHANGE • FRAMEWORK • CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE OF THINKING! SCIENCE AND • EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY! AND TRAINING • ALIGNMENT OF PROGRAMS TO MINDS, HEARTS, ACCELERATE AND SPIRITS! CAPACITY BUILDING!

GLOBAL DISASTER RESILIENCE PERSPECTIVES FUNCTIONAL NETWORKING CHANNELS ORGANIZATION NETWORKING CHANNELS GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORKING CHANNELS

GLOBAL DISASTER RESILIENCE PERSPECTIVES FUNCTIONAL NETWORKING CHANNELS ORGANIZATION NETWORKING CHANNELS GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORKING CHANNELS PARTNERSHIPS PUBLI C SEC TOR CTOR E S E T PRIVA GLOBAL CAPACITY ACADEMIA Stratec Consulting

REDESIGN: NEW GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES NEEDED • DISASTER RESILIENCE IN A WORLD WHERE… • NATURAL

REDESIGN: NEW GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES NEEDED • DISASTER RESILIENCE IN A WORLD WHERE… • NATURAL HAZARDS (E. G. , FLOODS, SEVERE WINDSTORMS, EARTHQUAKES, …) AND DISASTERS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE INEVITABLE.

DESIGN: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS (Continued) • STRATEGIC/TACTICAL CONNECTIVITY OF MINDS, HEARTS, AND SPIRITS BETWEEN NATIONS

DESIGN: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS (Continued) • STRATEGIC/TACTICAL CONNECTIVITY OF MINDS, HEARTS, AND SPIRITS BETWEEN NATIONS ON THE GOALS OF HEALTH CARE, SURVIVAL, AND SUSTAINABILI TY, AND - - -

DESIGN: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS (continued) • - - - ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE, ENERGY, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, AND

DESIGN: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS (continued) • - - - ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE, ENERGY, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, AND ECOLOGY

HOW TO SUCCEED STRATEGIC GOAL: WORKING TOGETHER TO INCREASE CAPACITY IN EVERY COMMUNITY, NATION,

HOW TO SUCCEED STRATEGIC GOAL: WORKING TOGETHER TO INCREASE CAPACITY IN EVERY COMMUNITY, NATION, AND REGION SOCIAL SCIENCE PHYSICAL SCIENCES ENGINEERING SCIENCES SUCCESS: ALIGNMENT OF MINDS, HEARTS, AND SPIRITS FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE IN EVERY COMMUNITY

HOW TO FAIL GOALS: NO CAPACITY FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE DISASTER PRONE NOT BUILDING CAPACITY

HOW TO FAIL GOALS: NO CAPACITY FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE DISASTER PRONE NOT BUILDING CAPACITY FACT: NO COMMUNITY CAN BECOME DISASTER RESILIENT WITHOUT AN ALIGNMENT OF MINDS, HEARTS, AND SPIRITS.

ALL COMMUNITIES CAN BE LINKED STRATEGICALLY AND TACTICALLY CARIBBEAN BASIN NORTH AMERICA SUB-SAHARA AFRICA

ALL COMMUNITIES CAN BE LINKED STRATEGICALLY AND TACTICALLY CARIBBEAN BASIN NORTH AMERICA SUB-SAHARA AFRICA 200 NATIONS AND 7+ BILLION PEOPLE SOUTH AMERICA EUROPE MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND NATIONS ASIA

DESIGN: ALIGNMENT OF MINDS, HEARTS, AND SPIRITS FOR • • PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EARLY WARNING

DESIGN: ALIGNMENT OF MINDS, HEARTS, AND SPIRITS FOR • • PREPAREDNESS PROTECTION EARLY WARNING EMERGENCY RESPONSE • RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION

COLLECT GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO DESIGN REALISTIC CAPACITY BUILDING SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

COLLECT GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO DESIGN REALISTIC CAPACITY BUILDING SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SEED BED FOR SURGES THAT MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS NATURAL & TECH. HAZARDS SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

GL A P OB LA AL N F O C AP R BU AC

GL A P OB LA AL N F O C AP R BU AC I - P L D ers. On I p ec NG Sc t tiv ien es c e An , P d. E oli cy DU , C.

TOWARDS A NEW, ENERGETIC, POWERFUL, TACTICAL, AND STRATEGIC PARADIGM FOR GLOBAL DISASTER RESILIENCE THE

TOWARDS A NEW, ENERGETIC, POWERFUL, TACTICAL, AND STRATEGIC PARADIGM FOR GLOBAL DISASTER RESILIENCE THE AMERICAS CARIBBEAN ISLAND NATIONS BASIN EUROPE A CONTINIUM OF GLOBAL DIVIDENDS FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE MEDITERRANEAN ASIA SUB-SAHARA AFRICA

GLOBAL POWER GLOBAL ALIGNMENT OF MINDS, HEARTS, AND SPIRITS THAT PENETRATE ALL SECTORS OF

GLOBAL POWER GLOBAL ALIGNMENT OF MINDS, HEARTS, AND SPIRITS THAT PENETRATE ALL SECTORS OF A COMMUNITY

GLOBAL ENERGY A WELL- DESIGNED GLOBAL PROGRAM WILL HAVE INFINITE ENERGY LIKE A TSUNAMI

GLOBAL ENERGY A WELL- DESIGNED GLOBAL PROGRAM WILL HAVE INFINITE ENERGY LIKE A TSUNAMI OR THE STORM SURGE OF A MEGA-CYCLONE, TYPHOON, OR A HURRICANE

TACTICAL SUCCESS • Planning for “right now” while designing “hope” in realistic plans to

TACTICAL SUCCESS • Planning for “right now” while designing “hope” in realistic plans to achieve disaster-resilience dividends in a global perspective.

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks ISLAND

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks ISLAND NATIONS BUILD ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF NATIONS FOCUS ON PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. , (E. G. , BUILDING CODES, EVACUATION) BUILD CAPACITY FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEVELOP BUSINESS ENTERPRISE TO BREAK POVERTY CYCLE IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS TO REDUCE ISOLATION INCREASE RESILIENCE OF COMMUNITIES BY REDUCING VULMERABILITIES INCREASE AND IMPROVE PARTNERSHIPS IMPROVE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND AWARENESS

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goals: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks SUB-SAHARAN

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goals: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS REDUCE PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, AND ENTERPRISE VULNERABILITIES EXPAND PUBLIC HEALTH CAPABILITIE S IMPROVE CAPACITY FOR PERFORMING LOSS ESTIMATIONS ACCELERATE EDUCATION (WITH FOCUS ON RISK REDUCTION TECHNIQUES ESTABLISH AN AFRICAN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ON SUSTAINABILE DEVELOPMENT INCREASE CAPACITY TO MITIGATE DAMAGE/LOSS OF ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ESTABLISH SUB-REGIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE ON SUSTAINABILE DEVELOPMENT

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks CARIBBEAN

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks CARIBBEAN BASIN NATIONS INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL RISKS INCREASE UNDERSTANDING OF RISK REDUCTION ASSESS AND REDUCE VULNERABILITIES ON ISLANDSPECIFIC SCALES ASSESS AND REDUCE VULNERABILITIES ON COMMUNITY SCALES IMPROVE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IMPROVE ALL PHASES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTINUE BUILDING BASINWIDE PARTNERSHIPS

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks EUROPE

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks EUROPE IMPROVE EARLY WARNING AND EARLY RESPONSE IMPROVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVANCE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRAMS FROM THOUGHTS TO ACTIONS TO CHANGE POLICIES AND PRACTICES REDUCE VULNERABILITIES TO NATURAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL HAZARDS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT INCREASE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CREATE A FORUM ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks MEDITERRANEAN

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks MEDITERRANEAN REGION INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS IMPROVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVANCE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRAMS EMPOWER POLITICAL WILL TO IMPLEMENT AREGIONAL BUILDING CODE REDUCE VULNERABILITIES TO NATURAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL HAZARDS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT INCREASE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CONTINUE IMPROVING PARTNERSHIPS FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT REGIONS Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks ASIA

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT REGIONS Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks ASIA IMPROVE PUBLIC AWARENESS FORMATION OF CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IMPROVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REDUCE URBAN VULNERABILITIES IMPROVE MONITORING SYSTEMSWork on SYSTEMS IMPROVE DATA MANAGEMENT IMPROVE PREVENTION & MITIGATION STRATEGIES

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks THE

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks THE AMERICAS IMPROVE CAPABILITY TO AVOID DISASTERS AS PART OF LAND-USE PLANNING IMPROVE CAPABILITY TO MATCH STRUCTURAL DESIGN WITH HAZARD DEMAND IMPROVE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, RESPONE, AND RECOVERY IMPROVE DISASTER SCENARIOS IMPROVE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION IMPROVE HAZARD CHARACTERIZATION MODELS AND MAPS REDUCE URBAN VULNERABILITIES IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY AND RISK ASSESSMENTS

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks THE

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Solutions For Reducing Disaster Risks THE AMERICAS (CONTINUED) IMPROVE MITIGATION AND PREPAREDNESS MODELS TO MANAGE RISK IMPROVE THE NEXT GENERATION OF BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF INTERACTION OF HAZARD AND BUILT ENVIRONMENTS INCREASED COLLECTION AND SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE IMPROVE DATA COLLECTION AND MANAGEMENT IMPROVE PROCESS FOR SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES EXPAND MULTIPLE EFFORTS IN CAPACITY BUILDING CLOSE “IMPLEMENTATION GAPS“

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Success; FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!

TOWARDS DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Global Goal: Focus on Success; FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION! INNOVATIVE IMPLEMENTATION IS THE KEY OUTREACH BY KNOWLEDGE PRODUCING ORGANIZATIONS COORDINATED GOVERNMENT POLICES, PRACTICES, AND LEGISLATION COUNTER-DISASTER TRAINING OF RESPONSIBLE PERSONS IMPROVED TRANS-BORDER LINKAGES BETWEEN COUNTRIES PUBLIC AWARENESS TO GAIN SUPPORT FOR A SUSTAINED IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS IMPROVED LEVERAGING OF EXISTING INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS COORDINATED BUSINESS POLICIES AND PRACTICES COMMUNICATION!

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BO OK KN OF OW - P ers LE On pe DG Sc c t ien ive E s c e A An , P d. C oli ha cy , ng e

THE ULTIMATE MEASURE: “ ARE WE MORE DISASTER RESILIENT NOW THAN IN THE PAST?

THE ULTIMATE MEASURE: “ ARE WE MORE DISASTER RESILIENT NOW THAN IN THE PAST? ” Yes? Why? No? Why not?

900 EVENTS PER YEAR PROVIDE NEW KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE FLOODS COMMUNITY VULNERABILITIES LACK OF

900 EVENTS PER YEAR PROVIDE NEW KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE FLOODS COMMUNITY VULNERABILITIES LACK OF TECHNICAL AND POLITICAL CAPACITY TO COPE FAILURE TO USE GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE SEVERE WINDSTORMS EARTHQUAKES/TSUNAMIS DROUGHTS LANDSLIDES WILDFIRES VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS TECHNOLOGICAL HAZARDS GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

2016’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE CHANGING EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER

2016’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE CHANGING EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT HURRICANE SEASON TYPHOON SEASON NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOS GLOODS/WILDFIRES/LANDSLIDES /DROUGHTS 2 ND WORLD CONFERENCE ON DISASTER RISK REDUCT. GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES

2014’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE THE YEAR OF EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING

2014’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE THE YEAR OF EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT WEAK HURRICANE SEASON STRONG TYPHOON SEASON: VONGFONG NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY EARTHQUAKES IN ITCA AND CHINA VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS IN ICELAND JAPAN, FLOODS: USA, , … GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES

2013’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT THE YEAR

2013’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT THE YEAR OF A WEAK EL NINO 20 ATLANTIC STORMS: 10 HURRICANES, … 11 TYPHOONS: HAIYAN, … NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY EARTHQUAKES IN IRAN, CHINA, PHULIPPINES, . . . 2012’S JAPAN TSUNAMI TRASH REACHES USA TORNADO OUTBREAK: usa FLOODS: USA, … GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

2012’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE A WEAK EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES

2012’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE A WEAK EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT 811 ATLANTIC STORMS: IHURRICANE SANDY … 23 STORMS. / TYPHOONS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY EARTHQUAKE/T WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA, FLOODS: INDIA, AUSTRALIA , PAKISTAN, … POWER BLACKOUT IN INDIA

2011’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE A WEAK EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES

2011’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE A WEAK EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT 15 ATLANTIC STORMS: HURRICANE IRENE … 11 TYPHOONS: ROKE … NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY EARTHQUAKES IN JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, . PAKISTAN. . WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA, GREECE, AND AUSTRALIA FLOODS: USA, AUSTRALIA… GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

2010’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE A WEAK EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES

2010’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE A WEAK EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT 8 ATLANTIC STORMS: IDA; 8 PACIFIC STORMS: RICK, … 11 TYPHOONS: MORAKOT, KETSANA, PARMA, … NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI LANDSLIDES IN CALIFORNIA, CHINA, PERU, TAIWAN FLOODS: USA, CHINA, NORTH KOREA, VIETNAM … OIL SPILL IN GULF OF MEXICO

2009’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE THE YEAR OF EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING

2009’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE THE YEAR OF EL NINO NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT 8 ATLANTIC STORMS: IDA; 8 PACIFIC STORMS: RICK, … 11 TYPHOONS: MORAKOT, KETSANA, PARMA, … NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY EARTHQUAKES IN ITALY, AM. SAMOA, AND INDONESIA WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA, GREECE, AND AUSTRALIA FLOODS: USA, ITALY, TURKEY, ENGLAND, … GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

TURNING POINTS FOR CHANGE S NE EDUCATION PENETRATES SOCIETY FROM IGNORANCE TO ENLIGHTENMENT PRINCIPLES

TURNING POINTS FOR CHANGE S NE EDUCATION PENETRATES SOCIETY FROM IGNORANCE TO ENLIGHTENMENT PRINCIPLES FOR BUILDING A DISASTER RESILIENT COMMUNITY FROM APATHY TO EMPOWERMENT FROM BOUNDARIES TO SEAMLESS ENABLEMENT OF POLITICAL WILL

2008’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT CYCLONE NARGIS

2008’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT CYCLONE NARGIS IN MYANMAR WENCHUAN, CHINA EARTHQUAKE FLOODS: MIDWESTERN USA NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY 16 ATLANTIC STORMS: FAY, GUSTAV, HANNA, IKE, … WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA ERUPTION OF VOLCANO CHAITEN, CHILE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

2007’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT GLOBAL FLOODS:

2007’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT GLOBAL FLOODS: CHINA, MEXICO, SE ASIA, USA, … EARTHQUAKES IN INDONESIA, PERU, JAPAN 14 TYPHOONS: MAN-YI, PABUK, SEPAT, , … NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY 17 ATLANTIC STORMS: DEAN, FELIX, WIPHA, … WILDFIRES IN EUROPE AND CALIFORNIA DROUGHTS; HEAT WAVES IN EUROPE, USA GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

2006’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT THE YEAR

2006’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT THE YEAR OF EL NINO AND A BERMUDA HIGH 22 PACIFIC TYPHOONS: BILIS, PRAPIROON, SAOMAI FLOODS: ELBE, DANUBE, USA, N KOREA, MALAYSIA, CHINA NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY 9 ATLANTIC STORMS: HELENE, GORDON, … 13 CYCLONES: GLENDA, LARRY, MONICA, … QUAKES: GUJARAT, INDIA, ; HAWAII, KAMCHATKA, … WILDFIRES: AUSTRALIA, CALIFORNIA

2005’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT 28 ATLANTIC

2005’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT 28 ATLANTIC TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES KATRINA, RITA, STAN, AND WILMA ERUPTION S: ILAMATEPEC IN El SALVADOR; MERAPI NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE 13 TYPHOONS: HAITANG, LONGWANG, MATSA, … FLOODS: ROMANIA, AUSTRIA, GERMANY, GUJARAT, … PORTUGAL WILDFIRES

2004’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT ATLANTIC STORMS:

2004’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT ATLANTIC STORMS: BONNIE, CHARLIE, IVAN, JEANNE INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE AUSTRALIAN REGION CYCLONES: MEENA, NANCY NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY TYPHOONS MEGI, CHABA, SONGDA, TOKAGE, WINNIE INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI FLOODS: INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, NEPAL NIIGATA EARTHQUAKE AND LANDSLIDES

2003’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT 21 STORMS;

2003’s CONTRIBUTION TO DISASTER KNOWLEDGE NEW KNOWLEDGE FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES DISASTER RESILIENT 21 STORMS; HURRICANES FABIAN, ISABELL, AND JUAN QUAKES BAM, IRAN AND BOURMEDES, ALGERIA 15 PACIFIC TYPHOONS; SIX INDIAN OCEAN CYCLONES NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING CAPACITY SANTA FE ARGENTINA FLOOD OKANAGAN WILDFIRE: BRITISH COLOMBIA, CANADA EUROPEAN HEAT WAVE NORTH AMERICAN BLIZZARD

SUCCESS IN ENERGIZING A POWERFUL NEW PARADIGM • Enlisting, equipping, and linking the minds,

SUCCESS IN ENERGIZING A POWERFUL NEW PARADIGM • Enlisting, equipping, and linking the minds, hearts, and spirits of professionals in every country will ensure endless energy and a continuum of “new ideas. ”

SUCCESS WITH THE DIFFICULT LOCATIONS • Intensified efforts in the “difficult locations” (i. e.

SUCCESS WITH THE DIFFICULT LOCATIONS • Intensified efforts in the “difficult locations” (i. e. , Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa; some Latin American, Asian, and Eastern European countries) will lead to “breakthroughs”

SUCCESS IN ACCELERATING THE PROCESS • Accelerated transfer of ownership of knowledge and technology

SUCCESS IN ACCELERATING THE PROCESS • Accelerated transfer of ownership of knowledge and technology speeds up the disaster-resilient design of community habitats, safe havens, business enterprise, and infrastructure.