|Title||Policies, institutions and governance of natural hazards: Annual project report 2015-2016|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Institution||Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC|
The resilience of a community is dependent on more than just engineering and preparation. Government policies, institutions and governance arrangements fundamentally affect how individuals and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural hazard events. Understanding relevant institutions and how they influence disaster management is essential to develop whole of government and whole of community understanding of risks and how to manage them.
This research project will shed invaluable light on current policy, institutional and governance arrangements with a view to developing new approaches to shared responsibility (COAG 2011) to increase community resilience to all natural hazards. This project will deliver: