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Chief Executive Officer
Dec
20

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Dr Richard Thornton at Showcase17
Dr Richard Thornton at Showcase17

Thank you for the hard work and activity

As 2017 comes to a close it is once again time to wish everyone a very big thank you for all the hard work and activity that has seen the CRC deliver on its research and several major events. These are clearly starting to have an impact on our communities.

All of the research groups - the traditional researchers and the end-user teams - have made great progress, with many tangible outcomes already making a difference. We clearly demonstrated much of this at our Research Driving Change Showcase event mid year. If you missed that all the presentations and some of the recordings are available here and well worth a revisit.

All partners in the CRC will this week be sent Highlights and Achievements 2013-2017, a publiction providing a high-level summary of our research, utilisation and engagement activities. In a departure from the usual annual report format, this report is an overview of the first four years of the CRC’s eight-year funding period, based around the projects, the people and the organisations that contributed to the overall success of the centre.

Our interactive version is now online, which presents Highlights and Achievements 2013-2017 in different format to the usual PDF. Take a look here

Looking back is always good, as one quite often forgets to celebrate the great successes. But it is also important to not lose sight of what is still ahead of us. Three and a half years of our funding term remains. The ongoing demonstration of our value is paramount. Also during this time the Board and the management team will be squarely putting plans together to continue the national capability and capacity that we have built over the last four and a half years.

There is still a lot to do, but this is a great CRC by just about any measure. I put this down to the great partnerships and connections that we have in place. So I know we will continue to exceed expectations and make Australia and New Zealand safer and more disaster resilient.

I wish you and your families a very happy and safe Christmas and a wonderful New Year, and I will see you all next year.

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2018
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2017
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Dr Richard Thornton Demonstrating impact vital emergency management, land management, multi-hazard
Dr Richard Thornton Uptake from partners evident at conference communication, emergency management, multi-hazard
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Dr Richard Thornton International insight into fire protection communities, engineering, fire impacts
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2016
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Dr Richard Thornton A new research agenda coastal, governance, recovery
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Dr Richard Thornton Three years on and the view turns to research use emergency management, land management
Dr Richard Thornton The RAF, the future and outreach emergency management, land management
Dr Richard Thornton An interesting week in Malaysia emergency management, flood, tropical
Dr Richard Thornton Inconvenient truth about disaster mitigation fuel reduction, mitigation, policy
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2015
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Dr Richard Thornton End of 2015 - the start of delivery
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Dr Richard Thornton Annual conference and new MoU
Dr Richard Thornton Happy second birthday to the CRC
Dr Richard Thornton CRC Program Review and New National Research Priorities
Dr Richard Thornton Important work on the national stage
Dr Richard Thornton It may feel like a quiet season, but don't get complacent communities, policy, risk management
Dr Richard Thornton Natural hazards—a wicked problem emergency management, multi-hazard, risk management
2014
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Dr Richard Thornton Portugal conference and end of 2014
Dr Richard Thornton We need your help and support - CRC Program Review
Dr Richard Thornton Wow – what a week!
Dr Richard Thornton Addition of natural hazards to bushfire - a seemingly simple task?
Dr Richard Thornton Strategic and policy landscape
Dr Richard Thornton One year on
Dr Richard Thornton Back at work
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2013
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