Technical Disaster

China and the countries of the lower Mekong River are teaming up for their largest joint study yet of the impacts climate change and hydropower dams are having on one of Asia's great waterways.
The National Academy of Sciences has funded a project that will identify nature-based solutions that can address climate-induced flood risks bearing down on industrial facilities in Galveston Bay, Texas and limit future disasters.
Could rising seas contribute to undermining coastal buildings around the world?
When Hurricane Andrew devastated south Miami 30 years ago, the state’s building codes underwent a major revision. The collapse of the Surfside building could do the same.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific
Documents suggest that in more than 80 U.S. locations, the failure of an aging dam could flood a major toxic waste site.
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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
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University of Florida has developed a solar powered system that uses artificial intelligence to decrease the cost of electrical devices running through a power outage.

The article claims that to those affected, disaster is an existential experience. For them, it is an unexpected existential ‘event’ clearly separating a ‘before’ from an ‘after’. In the academic disaster domain however the ‘disaster as event’ is being