Governance and institutional knowledge

Disaster risk reduction is not the exclusive domain of a few experts or officials. It is the collective responsibility of disciplines and programs in the emergency sector, as well as a remarkable tool or gateway for collaboration with other sectors.

Learning from the past and predicting the future is difficult, especially when it comes to managing risk. Few decision-makers have experience of major disasters because they occur infrequently, there is inherent uncertainty, the science can be complex, and staff turnover and other factors ensure that myths and clichés are not sufficiently challenged. These projects aim to provide a foundation for ensuring that responsibility for risk can be understood and shared transparently amongst all stakeholders. 

‘CRC funded projects’ details research conducted by the core, CRC funded, program.

Projects in ‘commissioned research’ detail research the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has, or is, conducting directly for a partner organisation, outside of the core, CRC funded, program. These projects are included on this page as their topic relates to this cluster, and the findings may be of interest.

Governance and Institutional Knowledge

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

Bushfire outlook: November update

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

Research opportunities available for bushfire risk management.

Research clusters