The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC conducts end-user inspired, high quality research. The multi-dispensary research program 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. This benefit to the broader Australian community is critical, and a key driver of the research that is building a more disaster resilient Australia.
The CRC’s strength is its collective nature, with more than 500 researchers and emergency managers involved. This is an effective way to advance the science of natural hazards and ensure research findings feed back into the operations and policies of CRC partners. Research must be relevant, accessible and ready to use, and covers broad areas such as fire modelling, severe weather, better mitigation, more effective warnings, sustainable volunteering, strengthening buildings and infrastructure, and economics and policy. To find out about the latest research findings, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to research briefing papers at www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes