Resilience to Hazards

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This project is researching the interface between risk and emergency management to understand how risk informs government, emergency management, policies and procedures. It is using tsunami risk scenarios originating from an earthquake along the length of the Hikurangi Subduction (off New Zealand’s North Island) to research the way risk is understood, communicated, believed, and used, as well as what existing factors limit tsunami risk awareness and understanding.

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This project is researching the interface between risk and emergency management to understand how risk informs government emergency management policies and procedures. It is using tsunami risk scenarios originating from an earthquake along the length of the Hikurangi Subduction (off New Zealand’s North Island) to research the way risk is understood, communicated, believed, and used, as well as what existing factors limit tsunami risk awareness and understanding. 

Watch Miles draw on how his research can inform public policy to protect the population from tsunami’s.

21 May, 2018
All new journal articles and reports on CRC research have been made available this month and are available online.
Tasmania bushfires, February 2016. Photo by Mick Reynolds, NSW Rural Fire Service
19 April, 2018
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Year Type Citation
2018 Journal Article Crawford, M., Johnston, D. M., Crowley, K., Saunders, W. S. A. & Potter, S. H. Risk modelling as a tool to support natural hazard risk management in New Zealand local government. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 28, 10 (2018).
2017 Conference Paper Rumsewicz, M. Research proceedings from the 2017 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC Conference. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC annual conference 2017 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2017).
2017 Conference Paper Crawford, M. How risk informs natural hazard management: a study of the interface between risk modelling and local government policies and procedures. AFAC17 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2017).
Miles Crawford Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
This project aims to research the interface between risk and emergency management to understand how risk informs government emergency management policies and procedures.
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Risk modelling as a tool to support natural hazard risk management in New Zealand local government
29 Jun 2017

Demand for natural hazard risk modelling has significantly increased over the last few decades as we seek to use risk modelling to assess the consequences for hazard scenarios we have little historical information about.

By giving an estimate of loss, risk models provide policy makers and decision makers with a starting point for the risk communication process and decisions for natural hazard management.

AFAC17 logo

AFAC17 logo

All the resources from our 2017 conference

National research priorities for natural hazards

National research priorities for natural hazards

National priorities for research

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

Research findings from 2017 NSW fires

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Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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