March 2015 - Proceedings detail research

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The 2014 Research Forum in Wellington was a sell out.
The 2014 Research Forum in Wellington was a sell out.
12 Mar 2015
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The March 2015 edition of Hazard News includes the full proceedings from 2014's Research Forum, post-bushfire interview study findings, details of the our representation at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, a reminder about the next Research Advisory Forum in Sydney, and a selection of blogs from CRC people.

Resource

Researchers in Strathewen after Black Saturday
This Hazard Note provides a summary of seven post-bushfire interview studies conducted in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales from 2009-2014.

News

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Follow all the action from the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
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This new section of Hazard News will highlight new reports that have been published on the CRC website since the last newsletter.
Photo by NSW RFS Media Service
This is the third newsletter from the Fatalities and Building Losses project, and the first for 2015, with updates for the project end-users and associates.
Photo by NSW RFS Media Service
This is the February 2015 newsletter from the Scientific Diversity, Scientific Uncertainty and Risk Mitigation Policy and Planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end users.
Conference registrations are now open
Registrations are now open for the 2015 Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC annual conference, this year taking place in Adelaide from 1-4 September. Book before June 26 to take advantage of the earlybird discount.
The 2014 Research Forum in Wellington was a sell out.
The collected proceedings of the 2014 Research Forum, held as part of the 2014 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference in Wellington, New Zealand, are now online.
Len Foster, Jenny Foster and Stuart Ellis in the Foster room
Key gatherings in emergency management and research will now be held under the watchful gaze of a pioneer in the sector.
Researchers in Strathewen after Black Saturday
This Hazard Note provides a summary of seven post-bushfire interview studies conducted in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales from 2009-2014.
As emergency management becomes increasingly all-hazard focused, community warnings and coordination between agencies becomes more vital. New research by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will assist partner agencies across Australia and New Zealand communicate more effectively and bounce back from natural disasters.
Kinglake house 2009
A Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project is examining how educating children on how to be resilient in the face of a natural disaster can flow on to mobilising an entire community.
This research will allow accurate comparisons of the fatalities or economic impact of emergencies, even if they occurred decades apart
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research helps to accurately compare the impacts of disasters from more than 100 years ago with more recent events.
The Wollombi Valley Firewise community, comprising local residents and members of the Rural Fire Brigade
Profiling one rural fire brigade’s use of national research findings on bushfire community safety.
A firefighter battles the Parkerville fire. Photo by DFES
Resident experiences from the January 2014 Parkerville bushfire in Western Australia have been analysed in two reports by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.
Flooded house Victoria
The key issues facing emergency managers and the public were highlighted by researchers in a media briefing on 12 February.

Blog

Photo by Brenton Edwards, CFS Promotions Unit
In December 2014 I attended the annual South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission Zone Emergency Management Symposium to discuss market research
Annual Conference 2014
The CRC templates for slide presentations and posters have just been updated for 2015.
A supercell storm over Brisbane in 2008. Photo by Flickr user Garry61
It has been a wild time with the weather in northern Australia the last few weeks, with cyclones impacting communities in the Northern Territory and central Queensland – in fact, it’s the first time two severe tropical cyclones have made landfall on the same day in Australia.
Flood hazard
This summer has seen a predictable share of fires in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia, flooding in Queensland, and several severe thunderstorms. However, there are already rumblings about the Severe Summer That Wasn’t, with a generally cool and wet January in the southeast.
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