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CRJ 15.2 is now live!

CRJ 15.2 is now live!

Our June edition is being mailed out and is accessible to all subscribers online

Lebanon: Huge support needed as Beirut is shaken to its core

Lebanon: Huge support needed as Beirut is shaken to its core

The International Committee of the Red Cross makes an appeal for support as its volunteers and Beirut's residents undertake the daunting task of clearing the devastation and supporting the injured and homeless

Covid-19: The road to recovery

Covid-19: The road to recovery

Chris Malpass, Executive Director of Helpful Digital, outlines three key elements that organisations can address as they consider moving on to the recovery process

Emerging from Covid lockdown

Emerging from Covid lockdown

In the fifth instalment of the Emergency Planning Society's free webinar series, Dr Chris Cocking focuses on the psychology of human behaviour through the pandemic, including how we cope with easing restrictions

CRJ, ES and IDME team up to deliver a series of free webinars and podcasts

CRJ, ES and IDME team up to deliver a series of free webinars and podcasts

CRJ's Emily Hough, EPS chair Jacqui Semple, PhD student Louise Davidson and founder of Shared Aim Ltd, David Wales discuss the need for multidisciplinary dialogue in emergency management response

A brave new world: Building back better from Covid-19

A brave new world: Building back better from Covid-19

The lockdown measures have shown us what opportunities might arise from the pandemic but will policymakers act now to make the world more sustainable, fairer and more inclusive?

Covid-19, faecal shedding and our duty to schools

Covid-19, faecal shedding and our duty to schools

Christopher J Butcher from Eastern Michigan University in the US, says that in considering reopening schools this autumn, one aspect is being overlooked – the toilet situation

Building authenticity in crisis communications

Building authenticity in crisis communications

Amanda Coleman says that is not enough to have plans, policies, and procedures in place to deal with a crisis. We need empathy and authenticity, too

Covid-19: What works in an effective multi-agency response, Part II

Covid-19: What works in an effective multi-agency response, Part II

In Part II of this research summary, the authors highlight what has worked in terms of communication

High-tech drone mapping in the ‘forest of violins’

High-tech drone mapping in the ‘forest of violins’

In 2018 large parts of the Panaveggio forest - a Unesco World Heritage site - were felled by a windstorm. Here's how drone mapping provided situational awareness

Andy Towler, founder of The Resilience Group, joins CRJ's Advisory Panel

Andy Towler, founder of The Resilience Group, joins CRJ's Advisory Panel

The CRJ team looks forward to working with Andy, an expert in disaster and emergency management

How Covid-19 shows the critical need to transform crisis response

How Covid-19 shows the critical need to transform crisis response

Patrick Lagadec, assisted by Emily Hough examine the challenge of reaching a posture, despite our previous habits, that will truly allow us to learn the lessons from these events

Stress and crisis management

Stress and crisis management

Evie Whatling from Ricardo explores the role that stress plays in responses during a crisis as the time-critical window for success gets smaller and smaller

Defining national security

Defining national security

Abigail Watson from the Oxford Research Group raises the key question of how the UK defines its national security, particularly when it comes to remote warfare

Article free to read!

Article free to read!

Click to read Lucian J Hudson's article about the need for a timely, lessons-learnt inquiry into the Covid-19 response

Oil spill clean-ups could get hairier

Oil spill clean-ups could get hairier

The first comparison of natural-origin sorbent materials for land-based oil spills found that dog fur and human hair products can be just as good as synthetic fabrics at cleaning up crude oil spills on hard land surfaces

Global e-waste surging

Global e-waste surging

2019 saw a sharp increase in the amount of electronic waste generated globally, according to the UN's Global E-Waste Monitor 2020

Is cyber resilience the new ESG?

Is cyber resilience the new ESG?

Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Maya Bundt say there is currently no way of gauging the cyber resilience of organisations, suppliers or service providers, as there is currently no information available. This has to change