Views and Visions: Posts from our People

Bushfire impacts on water supplies - Bargo, NSW, 2013

Bushfire impacts on water supplies - Bargo, NSW, 2013

The section is an open forum for Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC partners to voice their views on relevent matters of interest.

In many cases, these posts represent the authors' personal views, which are not necessarily shared by any of the organisations with which they are associated. We publish them here in the interest of encouraging open, wide-ranging discussion on the matters our research is focused on.

Recent posts

Dr Richard Thornton
Chief Executive Officer
23 Jun
I was fortunate enough, earlier this month, to travel to Boston to attend the National Fire Protection Association Annual Conference and Expo. I spent most of my time in the wildfire streams. The reason I was there was because the FireWise team at NFPA, together with the NFPA Research Foundation, wanted to explore wildfire research topics with a group of international experts. The research workshop was notable in that all countries are dealing with an increase in the risk and impacts of climate change, with what used to be rare events are now the new normal.
Andrew Gissing
8 Jun
Recently I visited the United States to attend the annual Association of State Floodplain Managers Conference, American Planning Conference and to meet with representatives of FEMA, North Carolina Emergency Management and the University of North Carolina. Here are some of my key insights gained from the trip.
Korah Parackal
Korah Parackal
PhD Student
31 May
I've just returned from Florida, where I presented my Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD research at the Americas Conference on Wind Engineering.
David Bruce
David Bruce
Communications Manager
22 May
I was in the US last month for the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy workshop in Nevada talking up the CRC program and trying to find how we can better get our science out.
Dr Richard Thornton
Chief Executive Officer
19 Apr
It is a great pleasure to welcome on board two new staff to the CRC office, with Sarah Mizzi and David Boxshall joining the team.
Michael Rumsewicz
Dr Michael Rumsewicz
Research Director
13 Apr
I have just spent a hectic three weeks going from Adelaide to Colorado to North Carolina, to Perth, and then back home to Adelaide.
Thomas Kloetzke
Thomas Kloetzke
PhD student
29 Mar
In recent days I’ve been part of a deployment team for Severe Cyclone Debbie on the Whitsunday Coast.
Dr Briony Towers
20 Mar
In early March, I visited in a small school in Western Australia's Wheatbelt region to begin our evaluation of the 'Bushfire Patrol' program.

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