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Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017
Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017
With the program now available, Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017 on 4-5 July is a must attend event for those working to improve the way Australia prepares for and responds to natural hazards emergencies. Register now.
Dr Marta Yebra, Max Day
An inaugural award recognising scientific achievements has been presented to Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Dr Marta Yebra.
Celete Young at the AFAC16 conference.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research Celeste Young has received the best poster award at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference.
Many buildings built before the mid-1980s are vulnerable to severe wind, with Cyclone Larry wreaking havoc on Innisfail in Queensland in 2006.
A CRC PhD student's research has been voted the favourite at the 13th America's Conference on Wind Engineering.
Kevin Ronan at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference in Cancun, Mexico
A CRC academic is part of a global network dedicated to ensuring concerted approaches among agencies focused on disaster risk reduction.
Fire Australia Issue Two 2017
There is plenty of CRC science in the latest edition of Fire Australia.
Steve Sutton inspects the remains of a house on Simeulue smashed by the 2004 tsunami
From a young age, people on northern Indonesia's Simeuleu Island learn that when the earth shakes, run to the hills. What can we learn from Simeulue, and how can we make disaster preparation normal in Australia?
SES volunteers undertaking a search.
Finding out why volunteers leave - and developing ways to improve volunteer retention—has been the focus of CRC research.
Margaret River Fire
One of the most challenging situations in fire management is when relatively non-threatening weather conditions are expected, but a severe fire eventuates.
Research shows that the most common way people are killed during a flood is when they attempt to cross a bridge or flooded road. Photo: Dana Fairhead
CRC research into where, why and how Australians are dying in floods is helping to increase flood safety and awareness.
Research is modelling the potential impact of disasters beyond our experience
The new-look Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub from the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience will feature a selection of key Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research.

News archives

In the media

13 Jun Insurance News Cyclone Debbie highlights building failure issues
13 Jun Insurance News Post-Tracy building codes ‘reduce cyclone deaths’
01 Jun University of Wollongong Research & Innovation Volunteer emergency research response
12 May Stock Journal Study scans CFS support
07 May The Brisbane Times Emergency weather alerts system questioned in wake of Cyclone Debbie
07 May The Sydney Morning Herald Emergency weather alerts system questioned in wake of Cyclone Debbie
10 Apr Asia Pacific Fire Can Graph Theory Techniques Help With Emergency Response?
08 Apr BBC News Cyclone Debbie: Why was aftermath deadlier than storm itself?
04 Apr The Conversation How do we stop volunteer emergency service workers quitting?
03 Apr The Conversation What’s critical about critical infrastructure?
16 Mar The Guardian NSW and Queensland flooding: four rescued as torrential rain batters states
28 Feb West Coast Sentinel Call for bushfire experiences
27 Feb Blue Mountains Gazette Preparing animals for disasters
13 Feb Radio National Drive Homes destroyed in "catastrophic" NSW blazes on RN Drive
06 Jan ABC Science Lightning, tornadoes and mice: the science of bushfires
05 Jan Circular Head Chronicle Bushfire survey
19 Dec The Sydney Morning Herald Bushfire risk reduction should not cost lives
15 Dec WA Today Nullarbor bushfires which forced highway closure visible from space
15 Dec Margaret River Mail Nullarbor bushfires which forced highway closure visible from space
15 Dec Hawkesbury Gazette Homeowners encouraged to assess bush fire exposure