The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is providing a long-term research base that directly supports fire, emergency service and land managers as they work to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.
The research program is largely end-user driven, and draws together all of Australia and New Zealand’s fire and emergency service authorities and land management agencies, non-government organisations and leading experts across a range of scientific fields to explore the causes, consequences and mitigation of natural disasters.
The research is based around three broad themes, which span the priorities for those working in a multi-hazard environment. The themes are:
- Economics, policy and decision-making
- Resilient people, infrastructure and institutions
- Bushfire and natural hazard risks
The utilisation of the research through fire, emergency service and land management agencies to the benefit of the broader Australian community is critical, and a key driver of the research that is building a more disaster resilient Australia.