Photo by South Australia SES
Hazard Note 39 reports on research that has developed an index of disaster resilience, designed to help meet the challenges of Australia's natural hazards.
Celeste Young presenting at the 2017 Research Forum
For a second straight year, the attendance record was broken at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, with more than 3,200 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives gathering in Sydney from 4-7 September for the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference.
With most of Australia experiencing a combination of above average temperatures and below average rainfall over winter, large parts of the country face above normal bushfire potential for the fire season.
Powerlines impacted by Black Saturday, Strathewen. Photo: David Bruce, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Hazard Note 37 looks at research that has identified three decision making areas where risk ownership can be assessed as part of strategic decision making.
A flood wipes out a bridge in southern WA, February 2017. Photo: Dana Fairhead
A set of priorities for national research into natural hazards in Australia has been launched by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.
This special event showcased our research achievements to date, with nearly 200 people from across emergency management and policy hearing two days of how the findings are being put into practice.

National Research Priorities published: download now

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