New research funding will improve resilience to natural hazards

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre welcomes today’s announcement from the Australian Government to continue funding natural hazards research in Australia by investing $88.1 million over the next 10 years. According to the Government “the funding will support…

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC – Stand 258
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…
Reducing future risk starts now – Integrated planning could hold the key

A better understanding of the economic costs of disasters and their risks, and the risk-reducing benefits of mitigation, can build a compelling case for what can be implemented now to reduce our future natural hazards risk. With the cost of…

The Power of Debrief – From Chaos to Synchronicity

With the growing complexity and intensity of disaster incidents, both natural and human-caused, the need to continuously review and improve is becoming a strategic and operational imperative for emergency services organisations. As factors such as extreme weather and continued urban…

Where to Next with Fire Modelling?

Excessive amounts of heat and moisture generated by large bushfires can affect the surrounding atmosphere, changing wind speed and creating pyroconvective (thunderstorm) clouds. These in turn can profoundly change the way a bushfire behaves. Researchers are starting to incorporate these…

Gold Coast Shines Light on Disaster and Emergency Management Education

The Gold Coast, Australia is set to host the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Conference on 3 – 5 May 2015, providing an educational experience for professionals of the disaster and emergency sector. With the ever-increasing nature of…

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