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International Day For Disaster Reduction
International Day For Disaster Reduction
Release date
10 Oct 2017
More information:
David Bruce
Communications Manager

Free event to highlight disaster reduction

All around the world on 13 October each year the International Day for Disaster Reduction highlights how at risk communities are reducing their exposure to disasters.

This Friday 13 October the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will hold a free public talk in Sydney, with a range of speakers covering international, national, state and local perspectives on disaster reduction.

When: Friday 13 October from 12 noon to 2pm

Where: Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney

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Speakers will explore Australia’s contribution to reducing impacts from a range of natural disasters.  

  • What are the challenges we face in preparing and responding to natural disasters and how can they be addressed?
  • What can we do today to ensure that the impacts are less tomorrow?  
  • What policies need to be created, better implemented or changed at a national, state and local level?  

This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, with the support of our partner Risk Frontiers.  


Beck Dawson
Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Sydney  

Jessica Raine
Emergency Management Australia 

Andrew Gissing
Risk Frontiers and Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC  

Feargus O'Connor
Office of Emergency Management NSW

Tony Jarrett
NSW Rural Fire Service

ALSO - the NSW Office of Emergency Management will show how its emergency risk management process is rolled out across the state.

See highlights from last year's event in Melbourne.

To learn more about the International Day for Disaster Reduction visit the UNISDR site.

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