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The new look Australian Journal of Emergency Management
The new look Australian Journal of Emergency Management
The new-look Australian Journal of Emergency Management July 2016 edition is now out.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Steve Sutton
PhD student Steve Sutton has travelled to Indonesia this month to talk to a community about how preparedness played a role in their survival when a tsunami struck.
The AFAC16 conference program features international speakers who will challenge perspectives on emergency management.
Li'l Larikkins copyright Southern Equity PL
Child-centred disaster risk reduction research outputs have been embedded in a range of national initiatives - into the school curriculum, in safety videos, a practice framework and an ebook.
Photo by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Vic
If you have migrated to Australia and then faced a natural disaster, your experience is valuable for a PhD study.
Measuring fuel loads in burnt plots.
This is the July 2016 newsletter from the Optimisation of fuel reduction burning regimes for fuel reduction, carbon, water and vegetation outcomes project, with updates for project end-users.
Kinglake, Victoria after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires
CRC researcher Prof John Handmer has investigated the circumstances surrounding the 172 civilian fatalities from Black Saturday, looking at the actions taken by each of the people who died and comparing them with the...
Large and destructive hurricanes and storms that have lashed the United States in recent years will be used as case studies on disaster recovery to launch the Research Forum of AFAC16.
Post fire field work
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Alex Wolkow assessed how sleep deprivation and stress impacted on firefighter performance.
A number of previous Bushfire CRC students have recently had their theses accepted to complete their PhD’'s, offering important research to support emergency services.

News archives

In the media

11 Jul Insurance News Queensland bushfire risk rises after El Nino
07 Jul Queensland firefighters brace for busy bushfire season
23 Jun Mandurah Coastal Times Bushfire management system failed citizens: report recommends creation of Rural Fire Service
07 Jun The Conversation Flood deaths are avoidable: don’t go in the water
02 Jun The Conversation Has the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge benefited Melbourne?
21 May The Sydney Morning Herald Smoke over Sydney: Welcome to the autumn of the future
21 May Smoke over Sydney: Welcome to the autumn of the future
02 May The Mercury Senate inquiry told of need for more research into bushfire-climate change links
25 Apr The Conversation Do wind vent holes in banners make a difference? We used a wind tunnel to find out
04 Apr Big Ideas - Radio National Resilient cities
21 Feb Deutschlandfunk Neue Feuer verändern die Erde
01 Feb Clarence Valley Independent River bed mapping to help flood forecasting
28 Jan Nova Bushfires 2: Managing landscapes
20 Jan Nova Bushfires 1: Understanding bushfires
20 Jan The Australian The sunburnt continent: rising fire danger
14 Jan The Conversation Expectations and harsh reality: why bushfire warnings fail
13 Jan Australian Financial Review Disaster mitigation the best option
11 Jan ABC Science Firefighters know how to look after themselves to prevent heat exhaustion
09 Jan The Weekend Australian Warning messages averted a bushfire catastrophe in Victoria
07 Jan SBS Radio A technology to involve communities in disasters


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