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Research Driving Change Showcase 2017 - fire and severe weather scientists
Research Driving Change Showcase 2017 - fire and severe weather scientists
Partners in the CRC will receive the publication Highlights and Achievements 2013-2017. 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.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Black Saturday 2009 Kinglake
Research is helping government and emergency management agencies identify and allocate ownership of risks, how risk owners are responsible, and what they can do to manage them.
Planning for animals during an emergency adds another layer of complexity.
Australians love their pets – and this influences how people behave during an emergency, with emergency services incorporating findings from research to influence their plans and policies during disasters.
A flood wipes out a bridge in southern WA, February 2017. Photo: Dana Fairhead
Changing the focus of warning messages based on research has been the key to ensure critical safety advice is heard and acted upon.
Photo: Sascha Grant CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Using the latest satellite-based earth observation systems and the Himawari satellite, research will allow fire managers to hone in on bushfires before they become too large to handle.
Photo: Michael Dawes (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Research has shown that improvements can be made that can strengthen houses to reduce wind damage, as well as save money through the reduction of insurance premiums.
Photo: South Australia SES
‘What if?’ scenario modelling by the CRC is helping government, planning authorities and emergency service agencies think through the costs and consequences of various options on preparing for major disasters and how...
Photo: South Australia SES
Emergency Management Victoria is embedding national findings to develop a better understanding of resilience at the state level, using baseline data to build a ‘living’ resilience index within the organisation.
Photo: New Zealand Fire Service

Teamwork is essential to ensure incident management teams function to the best of their ability in challenging and high stakes environments. To help improve teamwork, practical tools have been developed by the...

Prescribed burning underway. Photo Veronique Florec
Not everything that is important can be assigned a dollar value, with research helping natural hazards managers justify the use and allocation of resources for mitigation efforts.

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In the media

21 Aug Nexus: Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association Implications of the rise of egoism for altruistic social participation
20 Aug Business Daily Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season
20 Aug Business Daily Where to take refuge in your home during a bushfire
17 Aug Mudgee Guardian Residents urged to take part in online research
13 Aug The Sydney Morning Herald Falling moisture levels and rising mercury point to risk of major fires in NSW
04 Aug The North West Star Rural Fire Service warns landholders to prepare for bushfires
03 Aug Australian Strategic Policy Institute Coordination of federal, state and local disaster management arrangements in Australia: lessons from the UK and the US
01 Aug Live News New Zealand Australia Emergency Services: International expert urges Firefighters to embrace Smart Data
31 Jul The West Australian Authorities issue fire warning as fuel loads increase
28 Jul The West Australian Bushfire risk high this year
25 Jul International Fire Protection German And European Exhibitors Take Part In Sydney
23 Jul The Age Return of the 'big dry' points to active and early fire season across the south
23 Jul The Sydney Morning Herald Return of the 'big dry' points to active and early fire season across the south
22 Jul The Daily Advertiser Return of the 'big dry' points to active and early fire season across the south
22 Jul TVN ‘It’s almost locked in to have above-average temperatures from climate change’
21 Jul ABC WA Country Hour Country Hour for Friday 21 July, 2017
21 Jul The Echo Flood survey: Did you stay or did you evacuate?
20 Jul Northern Star Lismore floods, did you stay or did you go?
19 Jul The Weekly - DEWNR Hazard management featured at national research showcase
11 Jul ABC Canberra Drive National research priorities