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From the early 1900s to the mid 1980s, wildfires were not a significant danger in the United States. The U.S. government had amassed data on the causes and behavior of wildfires, enabling the government to respond efficiently to major wildfire threats.
Last week, BCLC partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR) to host a two-day forum to improve disaster resilience in the Philippines. The forum's dual focus address business continuity and public-private partnerships.
A coalition of organizations that provided relief in Port-au-Prince following the Haiti earthquake have joined together to systematically apply the lessons learned from past disasters.
According to the Small Business Administration up to 90% of small businesses get the majority of their business from within two miles of their front doors.
Hurricane Isaac reminded people in the city of New Orleans and around the country how important disaster preparedness is. While the storm was not as powerful as Hurricane Katrina, it still caused major flooding in Plaquemines, St. John’s, and St. Tammany Parishes in Louisiana.
On Saturday, Chris Poland, a structural engineer and the chairman and senior principal of Degenkolb Engineers, appeared on CCTV Americas to discuss engineering solutions that have helped make buildings more resilient during earthquakes.
I’ve been making a point to find and study companies that are changing the game: companies who look at conventional business models that are resource-, material-, or energy- intensive and say, “the more efficient, sustainable, and less-wasteful route is the better way to go.” These are companies