|Title||A spatial decision support system for natural hazard risk reduction policy assessment and planning|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Riddell, G, Maier, H, van Delden, H, Newman, J, Zecchin, A, Vanhout, R, Daniell, J, Schafer, A, Dandy, G, Newland, C|
|Publisher||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC|
The challenges facing environmental policymakers grow increasingly complex and uncertain as more factors that impact on their ability to manage the environment and its risks need to be considered. Due to a large number of influencing environmental and anthropogenic factors, natural hazard risk is difficult to estimate accurately, and exaggerated by large uncertainty in future socioeconomic consequences. Furthermore, resources are scarce, and the benefits of risk reduction strategies are often intangible. Consequently, a decision support system assisting managers to understand disaster risk has great advantage for strategic policy assessment and development, and is the focus of this extended abstract.