About Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in Victoria plays a role in helping to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency event. DELWP is one of several organisations responsible for managing fire on Victoria's 7.6 million hectares of public land, or roughly one third of the State. This includes reducing the risk of fire, containing outbreaks and managing environmental effects. DELWP also has responsibilities for animal welfare and the recovery of rural enterprises after emergencies such as fires and floods.

DELWP undertake a range of research in partnership with the CRC and other organisations. For more information see www.delwp.vic.gov.au/safer-together/science-and-technology

Andy Ackland Lead End User
Elizabeth Ashman Lead End User
Nick Bauer Lead End User
Tamara Beckett End User Representative
Simone Blair Lead End User
Paul Brockhoff Lead End User
Georgina Cann End User
Suzanne Coates End User Rep
Adam Damen End User Rep
Liam Fogarty
Liam Fogarty End User Rep
Gordon Friend Lead End User
Andrew Grear End User
Anthony Griffiths
Anthony Griffiths End User Representative
Michael Hodder End User Representative
Laura Little Lead End User
Andrew Mellor Lead End User
Dominic Passaportis End User Representative
Kim Payne End User Representative
Darcy Prior Researcher
Jan Radic Lead End User
Dylan Rowe End User Representative
Lauren Sturgess Lead End User
Shannon Treloar Lead End User
Tim Von Carate End User Rep
Naomi Withers Naomi Withers
Danni Wright End User

Bushfire climatology in Victoria

Establishing a monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework: stage 2

Science and Policy Impacts - Establishing a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework

Managing scale and uncertainty in fire management planning incorporating growth stage and habitat analysis

Estimating the social, economic, and environmental costs and benefits of bushfire preparedness and responses operations in the 2013/14 season

Analysis of RapidEye imagery to map fire severity and ground truthing

Fire severity mapping review

Bushfire spatial data models and ignition data

The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: A system for assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards

Smoke impacts on community health and social perceptions

Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities

Assessing the economic value and vulnerability of nature based tourism industry

2009 Black Saturday and other large fire events - moisture content project

Urban planning for natural hazard mitigation

Fire surveillance and hazard mapping

Fire transitions across urban boundaries

Improved decision support systems for optimal natural hazard mitigation

Fire severity rating

Accurate location of buildings and its importance in bushfire damage assessment

Delivering effective prescribed burning across Australian ecosystems

Models for lightning-caused wildfire ignition

Smoke transportation and emissions modelling

Mapping and understanding bushfire and natural hazard vulnerability and risks at the institutional scale

Managing animals in disasters: improving preparedness, response, and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration

Risk communications in Victoria

Social values in bushfire management decision making

Social, economic, and environmental impacts of the 2012/13 Victorian fire season

Optimising post-disaster recovery interventions in Australia

Planned burn mapping in Victoria using remote sensing

Landscape moisture modelling

Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents’ preparedness and response planning

Assessment and calibration of fuel moisture sensors

Scientific diversity and uncertainty in risk mitigation policy and planning

Severe fire behaviour - improving planning responses

Probability of fire ignition and escalation

Scientifically Based Monitoring