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May 2017

The Rising Risk of Flood

Victoria Palmer and Robert Waller  “Studies show that flood is the most expensive of all natural hazards, costing companies an average of US$6 billion in insured losses annually – yet most flood loss is both predictable and preventable” (FM Global, 2016). Think about your own cultural institutions and all the heritage and history it holds; Are you prepared for a disaster to occur? How do…

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Jun 2014

Is your investment in emergency preparedness growing with the challenge?

Over just the last three decades, the average annual cost of natural disasters has quadrupled. At the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Kristina Georgieva — European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response — reported that only 4% of spending on natural disasters is directed to preparedness. While we don’t know what the investment ratio is for heritage organizations,…

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