December 9, 2013 | 0 comments

"I've been invited to give a "very provocative talk" on what humanitarian
response will look like in 2025 for the annual Global Policy Forum organized
by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New
York. I first explored this question in early 2012 and my colleague Andrej
Verity recently wrote up this intriguing piece on the topic, which I highly
recommend; intriguing because he focuses a lot on the future of the
pre-deployment process, which is often overlooked..." for more information read the rest of the entry

December 6, 2013 | 0 comments

Researchers from the University of California have unveiled a smartphone app designed to provide users an early warning of approaching earthquakes. The app, unveiled at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro, is based on technology developed for an early warning system designed by researchers under Professor Richard Allen, director of the UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory:

December 5, 2013 | 0 comments

STAR-TIDES Network Member, DLX is linking up with the American Red Cross to do holiday fundraising to help those in need and raise emergency and disaster preparedness awareness. Deployed Logix, an emergency management equipment designer and distributor, is proud to be partnering with the San Diego chapter of The American Red Cross to raise funds for those in need this holiday season through their "Shelter of Hope" Program.

Red Cross CEO Tony Young will be living in our rapid-deploying field shelter, the ASAP 12, until the fundraising goal is met. ASAP shelters and kits are new, low-cost and incredibly fast emergency management, command and relief shelter systems. With a 60 second deployment time and less than half the cost of competing systems, ASAP is set to disrupt the disaster relief and management...

December 5, 2013 | 0 comments

From STAR-TIDES Member, In Stove--

Pasteurizer saves lives and InStove in Haiti, Zambia, and the USA!

Pasteurizer Saves Lives in Zambia!

Lack of safe water causes half of all child mortality in region

   “We tested highly contaminated water,” said Ester Banda, Coordinator of the Water Quality Testing lab in Ndola, Zambia where InStove just tested its new water pasteurizer. “After pasteurization, the water that came out was negative [for pathogens]. We think that system can work well and save a lot of people.”     Using only a pencil’s weight of wood for each liter of safe drinking water, our pasteurizer can produce over 400 liters (100 gallons) per hour. Kirk Schauer,...

December 4, 2013 | 0 comments

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