Earth, fire and rain conference - project researchers
Earth, fire and rain conference - project researchers
05 May 2014

Disasters in May

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC display was a popular destination for participants at the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. 

Earth, Fire and Rain was the theme of this year's conference, held on the Gold Coast 5-7 May.

The CRC hosted an exhibition booth and had several speakers on the program.

The conference program included multiple streams with 70+ presenters, 26 poster presentations and 10 informative workshops as well as an all-encompassing exhibition showcasing equipment, products, services and solutions.

CRC Keynote Speakers on the program included,

  • Dr Paul Barnes BSc PhD, Deputy Director & Leader, Infrastructure Program, Centre for Emergency & Disaster Management. Co-Lead Researcher, Emergency Management Capability Cluster, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • Dr Michael Eburn, Barrister, Associate Professor, ANU College of Law, The Australian National University 

CRC researcher, Dr Mel Taylor, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Research, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, had a poster display on her project: Managing Animals in Disasters (MAiD): Improving preparedness, response, and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration.

Photo - Researchers at the display. From left, Dr Mel Taylor, Dr Penny Burns, CEO Dr Richard Thornton, Dr Michael Eburn, and Greg Eustace.

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The Conference was a joint initiative of three 'not-for-profit' organisations – the Australian Institute of Emergency Services, the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc and the Association Sustainability in Business Inc.



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