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Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 08:30 BST

There is considerable room for improvement in both public and private schemes that could help encourage risk reduction behaviours and reduce losses in future disasters, according to a study conducted across Austria, England and Romania. The study provides a detailed look at different public and private incentives for risk reduction and their association with actual risk reduction behaviour.

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

Climate change shifts timing of European floods

News   •   Aug 11, 2017 14:26 BST

When a major flood event occurs it is often attributed to climate change, however, a single event is not proof, and so far it has been unclear whether climate change has a direct influence on large scale river flooding across Europe. A study conducted by TU Wien along with 30 European partners has now shown that the timing of the floods has shifted across much of Europe.

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Preparing for a storm

Preparing for a storm

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2017 12:48 BST

In 2014, the UK experienced what was described as extensive flooding, and while the BCI’s Central Office wasn’t directly impacted, or at least water didn’t access the building, it did prove to be disruptive in terms of staff getting to work. Several employees were forced to work from home for a few days as the roads they would normally have taken to get to work were under water.

The changing incident landscape 2016 and beyond

The changing incident landscape 2016 and beyond

Blog posts   •   Jan 08, 2016 16:26 GMT

There have been a several incidents in the UK over Christmas and New Year which point towards changes in the incident landscape and new challenges for business continuity people. I think these changes are going to affect us in 2016 and for several years to come.

The doomsday chronicles

The doomsday chronicles

Blog posts   •   Sep 22, 2015 14:28 BST

When I was asked to give up my day job and write a contingency plan for protecting the port from flooding, I was a little taken aback as I've never undertaken such a task in my working career before. True, I'd seen lots of disasters. Some might say I’d maybe even created a few, but I’d never been asked to plan to avoid them.

Genoa: The city where maths kills people

Genoa: The city where maths kills people

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2014 12:19 BST

On October 9th, 2014 the BCI Italian Forum was launched, the first Business Continuity Institute affiliated network in Italy for business continuity professionals. In a conference held in Milan, I had the chance to point out how the culture on this topic in our country is still very low and how it is important to pursue a radical change in mentality and in the approach to crisis management.