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The “Higgs Boson” particle is the “god particle” - The particle in the invisible world that creates the force field that causes matter to have mass and make things happen. ...

The “Higgs Boson” particle is the “god particle” - The particle in the invisible world that creates the force field that causes matter to have mass and make things happen.

The “Higgs Boson” particle of Disaster Risk Reduction is the person in the visible world who creates the influence field that causes people to form a critical mass and make disaster prone cities become disaster resilient

Presentation courtesy of Dr. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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Have we found the Higgs Boson particle of disaster resilience 2014-18 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. HAVE WE FINALLY FOUND THE ELUSIVE HIGGS BOSON PARTICLE OF DISASTER RESILIENCE?
  • 2. MY ANSWER (BASED ON 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH GLOBAL DISASTERS) Is YES
  • 3. A HARD QUESTION (BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCE WITH GLOBAL DISASTERS) Can we SUSTAIN CURRENT GLOBAL DISASTER RESILIENCE PROGRAMMES?
  • 4. BACKGROUND
  • 5. YOURYOUR COMMUNITYCOMMUNITY DATA BASESDATA BASES AND INFORMATIONAND INFORMATION HAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS •HAZARD MAPS •INVENTORY •VULNERABILITY •LOCATION RISK ASSESSMENTRISK ASSESSMENT RISK ACCEPTABLE RISK UNACCEPTABLE RISK DISASTER RESILIENCEDISASTER RESILIENCE POLICIES / PRACTICES: •PROTECTION •PREPAREDNESS •EARLY WARNING •EM. RESPONSE •RECOVERY & RECONSTUCT INTEGRATED GOALSINTEGRATED GOALS
  • 6. EIGHT CONCERNS OF ALL CITIES • FIVE E’s: Economy, Energy, Education, Environment, and Ecology • TWO S’s: Sustainability and Security • ONE H: Healthcare
  • 7. THE HIGGS BOSON PARTICLE • Creates The Influence Field That Causes People To Form A Critical Mass And Make Cities Disaster Resilient Creates The Force Field That Causes Matter To Have Mass And Make Things Happen
  • 8. THE “HIGGS BOSON” PARTICLE IS THE “GOD PARTICLE” - - - ----The Particle In The Invisible World That Creates The Force Field That Causes Matter to Have Mass And Make Things Happen
  • 9. THE “HIGGS BOSON” PARTICLE OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IS THE PERSON -- ---- In The Visible World Who Creates The Influence Field That Causes People to Form A Critical Mass And Make Disaster Prone Cities Become Disaster Resilient
  • 10. QUESTION--- ARE YOU A HIGGS BOSON PERSON FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE?
  • 11. “YOU ARE”--- IF • You have become a multi-dimensional KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATOR developing a specific know- ledge base needed for disaster resilience
  • 12. A PARTIAL LIST OF KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATORS DURING THE 1970’S AND 1980’S A Focus on Programs for Individual Natural Hazards and Windows of Opportunity
  • 13. “KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATORS” 1970’S AND 1980’S • GILBERT WHITE • JOANNE NIGG • TED ALGERMISSEN • KARL STEINBRUGGE • FOURNIER D’ABLE
  • 14. “KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATORS” 1970’S AND 1980’S • HARESH SHAH • TSUNEO KATAYAMA • FAROUK TEBBAL • VIT KARNIK
  • 15. A PARTIAL LIST OF KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATORS DURING THE 1990’S A Focus on The International Decade For Natural Disaster Reduction and All Hazards
  • 16. “KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATORS” 1990’S • FRANK PRESS • GEORGE HOUSNER • 188 NATIONAL COMMITTEES (MEN AND WOMEN PARTICIPANTS IN THE IDNDR) • UN AGENCY EXPERTS
  • 17. A PARTIAL LIST OF KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATORS DURING 2000-2014 A Focus on The International Strategy For Disaster Reduction Disaster Resilience and INTERNATIONAL/WORLD CONFERENCES
  • 18. “KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATORS” 2000’S—2010’S • UN - ISDR • GLOBAL RISK FORUM • THE G-8 and G-20– (for the future?)
  • 19. IT IS TIME TO START PLANNING FOR THE DISASTER RESILIENCE DIVIDEND 2014 -- 2020
  • 20. THE DISASTER RESILIENCE DIVIDEND The DRD is HEALTHCARE on a global scale
  • 21. "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity“ WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
  • 22. GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL SURGES: A WAY TO CAUSE A PARADIGM SHIFT FROM DISASTER PRONE TO DISASTER RESILIENCE TO GLOBAL HEALTH DURING THE 21ST CENTURY
  • 23. A GLOBAL PLATFORMA GLOBAL PLATFORMA GLOBAL PLATFORMA GLOBAL PLATFORM - Strategic- Strategic Interactions -Interactions - LINKED SURGESLINKED SURGES A GLOBALA GLOBAL RESOURCERESOURCE A GLOBALA GLOBAL RESOURCERESOURCE KNOWLEDGEKNOWLEDGE ANDAND EXPERIENCEEXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGEKNOWLEDGE ANDAND EXPERIENCEEXPERIENCE DISASTERDISASTER LABORATORIESLABORATORIES DISASTERDISASTER LABORATORIESLABORATORIES LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN REGION PARTNERS: DISASTER RESILIENCE FOR COMMUNITIES NORTH AMERICAN REGION PARTNERS: CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ISLAND NATIONS PARTNERS: MEDITERRANEAN REGION PARTNERS: EUROPEAN REGION PARTNERS: TURNING POINTS FOR CHANGE TURNING POINTS FOR CHANGE EDUCATIONALEDUCATIONAL SURGESSURGES EDUCATIONALEDUCATIONAL SURGESSURGES CAPACITYCAPACITY BUILDINGBUILDING CAPACITYCAPACITY BUILDINGBUILDING PRIMERSPRIMERSPRIMERSPRIMERS MEETINGSMEETINGSMEETINGSMEETINGS ASIAN REGION PARTNERS: SUBSAHARA AFRICA REGION PARTNERS:
  • 24. NON-DISASTER RESILIENCE
  • 25. CHARACTERISTICS OF A NON- DISASTER-RESILIENT CITY • UN—PROTECTED, or • UN—PREPARED, or • UN—WARNED, or • UN--ABLE TO RESPOND, or • UN—”PEPPER--ED”
  • 26. UN—PROTECTED
  • 27. COLLAPSE OF UN BUILDING; PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI: MARCH 10, 2010
  • 28. COLLAPSED BUILDINGS: BEICHUAN, CHINA; MAY 12, 2008
  • 29. UN—PREPARED
  • 30. VARZAGHAN, IRAN: AUGUST 15, 2012
  • 31. OVER 600 MILLION PEOPLE EXPERIENCE BLACKOUTS:JULY 2012
  • 32. TRASH FROM THE MARCH 11, 2011 JAPAN TSUNAMI; JULY 2012
  • 33. FANGSHAN DISTRICT, BEIJING, CHINA: JULY 25, 2012
  • 34. UN—WARNED
  • 35. KRYMSK, RUSSIA: FLASH FLOOD; JULY 8, 2012
  • 36. BANDA ACHE, INDONESIA TSUNAMI: DECEMBER 26, 2004 • 230,000 died mainly as the result of inadequate warning
  • 37. CYCLONE NARGISH: MYANMAR; MARCH 12, 2009 • 2.4 MILLION PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY AFFECTED BECAUSE THE RULING MILITARY JUNTA PREVENTED EARLY WARNING AND DELIVERY OF INTERNATIONAL AID
  • 38. NEVADA DEL RUIZ, COLOMBIA: 1989 • 24,000.DIED IN ARMERO BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL WARNING.
  • 39. UN--ABLE TO RESPOND
  • 40. WENCHUAN, CHINA; EARTHQUAKE LAKE: MAY 31, 2008
  • 41. WENCHUAN, CHINA: MAY 32, 2008
  • 42. HURRICANE STAN: OCTOBER 2005 • DEVASTATING MUDSLIDES WERE TRIGGERED BY PROLONGED, HEAVY PRECIPITATION.
  • 43. SEARCH AND RESCUE AFTER HURRICANE STAN: OCTOBER 2005 • WHEN A MUDSLIDE BURIES A TOWN, SEARCH AND RESCUE BECOMES VERY URGENT.
  • 44. KOCALEI, TURKEY EARTHQUAKE: AUGUST 1999 • MASS CARE PROVIDES A SAFETY NET FOR THE HOMELESS DURING THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERIOD.
  • 45. KOCALEI, TURKEY EARTHQUAKE:AUGUST1999 • A “TENT CITY” PROVIDES TEMPORARY SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS DURING RECOVERY AND RECONSTRUCTION
  • 46. LOMA PRIETA, CA EARTHQUAKE FIRE AND POWER OUTAGES: OCT.,1989 • M7.1 • 63 DEAD • FIRE IN MARINA DISTRICT • WIDE SPREAD LOSS OF POWER • 1 BILLION INSURED LOSS
  • 47. SAN FERNANDO, CA EARTHQUAKE: FEB., 1971 • LOWERING THE WATER LEVEL IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE PREVENTED FLOODING IN LOS ANGELES.
  • 48. UN—”PEPPER--ED”
  • 49. WENCHUAN, CHINA EARTHQUAKE: MAY 12, 2008 • 88,000 DEAD • 30,000 INJURED • 300,000 HOMELESS • 25 MILLION BUILDINGS DAMAGED • 45 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED
  • 50. MANAGUA, NICARAGUA EARTHQUAKE: FEB, 1972 • 10,000 DEAD; 20,000 INJURED; 300,000 HOMELESS • NEAR TOTAL DISRUPTION OF THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION • POLITICAL CHAOS • CITY RELOCATED
  • 51. LOMA PRIETA, CA EARTHQUAKE: OCTOBER 17, 1989 • M7.1 • 63 DEAD • COLLAPSE AND LOSS OF FUNCTION OF TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE • $ 1 BILLION INSURED LOSS