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.

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Michael Storey
PhD student
17 Aug
I travelled to the University of Coimbra in Portugal in late June, where I was hosted for two weeks at the Centre for Forest Fire Studies (CEIF). My trip came at an extremely busy time for CEIF researchers; immediately after devastating forest-fires in the region that took the lives of over 60 people. CEIF staff were involved in the fire response and research into several aspects of the fire. My trip to Coimbra was valuable for my own PhD research into spot-fire behaviour, as I was able meet with experts and discuss pertinent research being conducted at CEIF. This includes research into topographic influence on extreme-fire spread, and the behaviour of merging fires (e.g. a spot-fire with a large fire).
Rachel Westcott
Rachel Westcott
PhD Student
31 Jul
New straightforward public policies can increase disaster risk reduction by encouraging fire-fitness as a routine part of daily life.
David Bruce
David Bruce
Communications Manager
25 Jul
Showcase 2017 attempted to show how the research was performing against the original goals of the CRC.
Dr Richard Thornton
Chief Executive Officer
25 Jul
As part of our refocus toward the future we launched the National Research Priorities for Natural Hazards Emergency Management this month.
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.
Andrew Gissing
Researcher
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.
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.

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