Dr Blythe McLennan discussing with her research team at AFAC18.
Paper submissions for Australia’s premier emergency management conference, AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ are now open.
Above normal fire potential remains across large parts of southern Australia. Rain in areas of eastern Australia during spring, while welcome, was not enough to recover from the long term dry conditions. Wet conditions currently being experienced across coastal New South Wales will help, but it will not take long once heat and dry conditions return for vegetation to dry out.
Hazard Note 56 focuses on new research initiated by Beyond Blue in collaboration with the CRC on a national survey of the mental health and wellbeing of police and emergency services personnel.
Preparing for a flood. Photo: NSW SES
Telling residents about how and why to prepare for bushfires and floods is not always effective in prompting them to act. Hazard Note 54 investigated the extent to which residents’ preparedness could be explained by their perceptions of the culture of preparedness in their local community.
Vale Dr Laurie Hammond
It is with sadness that the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has received news of the death of the Chairman, Dr Laurie Hammond.
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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.
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