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Jeff Kepert presents at the 2014 Research Forum

Jeff Kepert presents at the 2014 Research Forum
Jeff Kepert presents at the 2014 Research Forum
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29 Oct 2014
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Nathan Maddock
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Missed the Research Forum? Audio and video now available

Audio of all presentations at the sold out Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum in Wellington, along with video of the closing keynote, are now available online. Visit the New Zealand 2014 page on the BNHCRC website to stream the presentations from leading scientists, which cover the latest research across all hazards. The audio is accessible via the Audio Presentations tab.

Topics include severe weather, community safety, heatwaves, flood risk, the economics of natural hazards, infrastructure planning, bushfire modelling and volunteer management.

They closing keynote was by BNHCRC Project Leader Professor David Johnson of Massey University. Prof Johnson explored research that investigated causes of injury from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes in New Zealand.

BNHCRC CEO Dr Richard Thornton encourages all emergency and land management practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand to make use of the recordings.

“For those who could not make it to the Forum, being able to access the research information in this way ensures that you do not miss out on keeping up with the science underway at the CRC.

“The presentations also provide the opportunity for the 390 delegates in attendance on the day to revisit the important information and share it amongst colleagues,” Dr Thornton said.

More than 390 emergency management practitioners and researchers attended the forum, which was held on the first day of the annual AFAC and BNHCRC Annual Conference. Additional resources for the conference week, including videos of keynotes from Tom Harbour (US Forest Service), Vaughan Poutawera (Grace Orthopaedic Centre) and Dr Deen Sanders (Professional Standards Council) are available at

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