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Tech Talk: Using video games to help disaster responders

Imagine if you could help respond to disasters while enjoying your favourite video game from the comfort of your couch? The Internet Response League has you covered! Social media has proven to be an important tool for disaster response. Organi...

Tech Talk: Social volunteers take action in Alberta flooding

With Alberta flooding, the Red Cross was not only inundated on the ground with requests for support, but it was also inundated online. Our social monitoring shows that more than 19,000 people tweeted the Red Cross in the first two weeks, and hundreds...

Tech Talk: Radio a source of hope at the Blackie shelter

Guest post by Lindsay Vogan, Communications volunteer deployed in Alberta High River is one of the hardest hit by the Alberta floods. With so many evacuated, where do all of displaced residents go? Some are lucky enough to have friends and family ...

Tech Talk: New technologies for monitoring water resources in Ethiopia

The ICRC is investing in new technology in Ethiopia to help counter the effects of a natural disaster like the droughts that frequently affect the region. Since 2010, the ICRC has been involved in a program to track and monitor water sources in a ge...

Tech Talk: All you need is Wi-Fi

As we all know, disasters can strike any time and anywhere, creating a sense of urgency for communities and individuals involved. Working in partnership with first responders, emergency managers and public officials, the Canadian Red Cross is able to...

Tech Talk: #DLWS and what it all means

Have you ever seen the #dlws hashtag on Twitter? It's usually associated with an offhand comment or complaint about the weather. You may have used it to make your own observations too. But do you know what it all means on a larger scale? By the time...

Tech Talk: The future of First Aid may be in your phone

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone, it is really amazing to think about all of the innovation in mobile phone technology and how it impacts our health, provides life-saving information, and provides information in a disaster or ...

Tech Talk: Rethinking the map to predict pandemics

Spring break is rapidly approaching in many provinces, and for some families, that means air travel. Visions of sand, surf and sun abound, but what are you inadvertently bringing home from vacation? Scientists who study epidemics have long known t...

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