Eric Des Marais

Eric Des Marais

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Thanks, Ethan!
Jan 03, 2014
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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Thanks -- if anyone else wants to do it, I had to set up my own vimeo account.
Nov 19, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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Great question, Oscar, and thanks for posting it! In the world of disaster risk reduction, if you react to a disaster afterwards with a "OH MY GOSH, this came out of NOWHERE! What do we do now?" that is reactive. Starting with the Hyogo Framework (an international agreement), it was decided that it is much better to work from a risk reduction approach, which means thinking about the likelihood of disasters ahead of time and then engaging in mitigation to lessen the possible effects of disasters (for example, building a levee) or through adaption (eg, moving people away from high risk areas before the disaster). So, as the science of modeling and forecasting disasters gets better, we are in a better position to engage in adaptive measures for people at risk. One of these is migration before a disaster, which would likely take form of resettlement projects. This is a link to a study done of preventive resettlement in Latin America -- http://www.zaragoza.es/contenidos/medioambiente/onu/issue07/1115-eng-res1.pdf
Nov 19, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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Wow, just caught this today to back up my point -- the Colorado River doesn't even reach the ocean anymore! What is going to happen to all of those people depending upon it when it starts to run dry? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/?p=111200
Nov 18, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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Thanks, Cindy, and thank you for mentioning my project on Twitter!
Nov 18, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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Of course, Brian -- hope you like reading!
Nov 17, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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I appreciate your help, Nylce!
Nov 17, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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Thanks, Lilly!!
Nov 17, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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Thanks, Julie! Couldn't do it without all of your support!
Nov 12, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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We will have to get you back over there again. If you watch the project video, at the end you will see pictures of how it looks now -- eerily empty, as if nothing was ever there.
Nov 12, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate your donation!
Nov 12, 2013
A Case Study of Resettlement and Community Adaptation after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
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