Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Resiliency Battles - - Recovery versus Mitigation

A paragraph to ponder from the Financial Times by Jamie Smyth - Australia Analyses Calamitous Cost of Weather:

"A combination of government budget pressures and short-term thinking has meant public funding is often skewed towards emergency response.  A report by Australia's Productivity Commission last year found the government spent A$11 billion on disaster recovery between 2009 and 2015, compared with just A$225 million on mitigation efforts.

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