Roger Mentha

Cluster Lead User Representative
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Roger Mentha

Lead end user

Catastrophic events are cascading in nature, escalating in their impacts as interconnected essential services fail, causing further impacts and making the recovery more complex and prolonged. Events may not respect borders or boundaries, resulting in unclear accountabilities amongst responding agencies, and conflicting strategies and public messaging as different jurisdictions respond.

This study commenced in July 2017, and aims to better understand the nature of catastrophe and identify ways to improve management approaches in the Australian context.

Research team:
This new project began in July 2017. It will investigate the development of a pilot capability to make useful predictions of community impacts of extreme weather on residential property, improving timely mitigation actions. This pilot project will focus on severe weather events (damaging winds and heavy rain) impacting eastern Australia – events in areas where most of our population is concentrated, particularly the coastal regions of southern Queensland, New South Wales and eastern Victoria. These events, which include East Coast Lows, can occur at any time during the year, with gale or storm force winds damaging mainly coastal areas, and widespread rain damaging residential properties through rain ingress.

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