Understanding and Mitigating Hazards

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This project will identify the data requirements and modelling framework to derive exposure information to enable a better understanding of the vulnerability of people, buildings and infrastructure.

Exposure in disaster risk reduction describes “what is at risk”; including people, buildings, infrastructure, businesses, hazardous substances and primary industries. Exposure information comprises the details needed to support situational awareness at all levels of governance and in various phases of disaster management.

This project is addressing the data and knowledge gaps and requirements for disaster resilience, resource assessment, emergency management, risk mitigation policy and planning.

The severity of a disaster depends on how much impact it has on exposure. The scale of impact in turn depends on the decisions made as a part of disaster mitigation. Therefore, exposure information is a fundamental requirement for decision making in disaster mitigation.

This project is identifying the fundamental data requirements and modelling framework to derive exposure information to enable a better understanding of the vulnerability of people, buildings and infrastructure.

The project is a significant step towards developing national exposure information capabilities in Australia. The framework will support impact assessments on people, economy, infrastructure and the environment caused by bushfires, floods, cyclones and earthquakes.

The project has reviewed current exposure information provision capabilities to identify key issues, needs, gaps, overlaps and deficiencies. An online survey was conducted and a stakeholder engagement workshop was held to identify future information needs and to understand the trends by aligning with broader framework objectives of the National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines.

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Natural hazards exposure information modelling framework
25 Aug 2014

Exposure is referred to as the elements at risk within a given area that have been, or could be, subject to the impact of natural hazards.

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What is in the disaster zone?
18 Aug 2015

What information is needed for disaster governance? How to achieve national consistency in information?

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Business and Economic Exposure Information Framework
18 Aug 2015

Ready access to information improves business resilience. The same type of information can be used to identify business vulnerability and to perform an economic impact assessment in the event of a natural disaster. This framework identifies the types and sources of information to perform economic analysis. As an outcome, it equally identifies the gaps in the existing datasets.

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12 Aug 2016

This project will identify the data requirements and modelling framework to derive exposure information to enable a better understanding of the vulnerability of people, buildings and infrastructure.

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Economics and decision-making
Project Leader Affiliation
Mapping and understanding bushfire and natural hazard vulnerability and risks at the institutional scale Prof Roger Jones Victoria University
Economics of natural hazards Prof David Pannell University of Western Australia
Pre-disaster multihazard damage and economic loss estimation model Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu Deakin University
Decision support system for assessment of policy and planning investment options for optimal natural hazard mitigation Prof Holger Maier University of Adelaide
Built Environment
Project Leader Affiliation
Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for building related earthquake risk Prof Michael Griffith University of Adelaide
Natural hazard exposure information modelling framework Dr Krishna Nadimpalli Geoscience Australia
Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for flood prone buildings Dr Tariq Maqsood Geoscience Australia
Scenarios and loss modelling
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An analysis of building losses and human fatalities from natural disasters Dr Katharine Haynes Macquarie University
Using realistic disaster scenario analysis to understand natural hazard impacts and emergency management requirements Dr Thomas Loridan Macquarie University
Understanding and enhancing resilience
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The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: a system for assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards Dr Phil Morley University of New England

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