Technical Disaster

Technical Disaster

Chemical spill/leak, explosions, collapses, gas leaks, urban fire, oil spill, technical failure

‘Greater recognition should be given to the resourcefulness of community-based organisations and to their awareness-raising capabilities.’
The New Humanitarian
Today, Serbia became the first country in the pan-European region to launch a National Policy Dialogue (NPD) on Industrial Safety, supported by UNECE in the framework of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
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.
Voice of America
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.
Environmental Defense Fund
Could rising seas contribute to undermining coastal buildings around the world?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
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.
University of Miami
Documents suggest that in more than 80 U.S. locations, the failure of an aging dam could flood a major toxic waste site.
Undark
Sky Designs/Shutterstock
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.
University of Florida