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17 Aug 2015
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It is National Science Week, and the August 2015 edition of Hazard News showcases the science underway at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC - estimating bushfire risk post-cyclone, the impacts of extreme water levels and learning from emergencies. And it is not too late to register for our popular Research Forum in Adelaide next month - as part of our annual conference with AFAC.


Extreme fuel after Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
Hazard Note 008 looks at fuel quantity and hazard after Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia in February 2015.


Post fire field work
New publications on the website in the last month include a number of reports and journal papers.
AFAC 15 begins in Adelaide
More than 400 researchers, emergency managers, volunteers and industry representatives are on hand for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC all-hazards Research Forum in Adelaide starting today, 1 September.
Prof Richard Haigh from the University of Huddersfield.
The Enhancing resilience of critical road infrastructure: bridges, culverts and floodways project recently held a successful symposium in Melbourne, with stakeholders from an number of organisations attending.
Ngarkat, Sth Australia, fire and smoke
An AFAC case study on research utilisation for severe fire weather forecasting.
Photo by BlazeAid.
This update from the Out of Uniform project details recent research activities and news from the project team.
The CRC task force conducting a briefing before field work in the aftermath of Black Saturday.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC conducts research after major emergencies to uncover key learnings for agencies. Until now, bushfire has been the hazard in focus, but the scope has broadened to other natural hazards with a broader set of research possibilities.
Photo by CFA Communities and Communication
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, AFAC and Australian Red Cross will together deliver emergency management products and services on behalf of Emergency Management Australia (EMA).
Field tour to the Onamalutu fire area, New Zealand FRFANZ15
Rural fire and forest managers in New Zealand discussed the use of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research and other issues last week.
The Winter 2015 edition of Fire Australia magazine.
The Winter 2015 edition of Fire Australia magazine is now available.
Rescuers clear rubble in the search for survivors in Durbar Square Kathmandu, Nepal, after the first earthquake on 25 April 2015. Photo by Think4Photop, Shutterstock.
With the tragedy that continues to play out months after Nepal’s earthquakes, there are stories of heroism. A larger story is a tale of two realities in relation to earthquakes and loss of life.
Locals brave the elements during April’s east coast low at Jimmy’s Beach, NSW. Photo by NSW SES.
Researchers are investigating where extreme water levels could impact Australia’s coast and what can be done to mitigate the risk.
In addition to the main conference, many exhibitions took place. Here local firefighters show children how their cherry-picker operates. Photo by Tony Jarrett.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC were represented in Sendai for the third United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.


Annual Conference 2014 - PhD students
I encourage organisations to think about taking on one of our PhD students for a two-three week placement, to help them gain an understanding of the way end user organisations operate and some of the challenges of research utilisation within those environments.
CIRCLE Stakeholder Advisory Group members in Athens.
Modelling, and subsequently improving, infrastructure network resilience under climate change is the focus on an international advisory group, of which I am a part of.
Michael Rumsewicz and Dave Culkin at the the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula.
Over the last couple of weeks I spent some time in the USA, visiting the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula (Montana) and Fort Collins (Colorado), and attending the Natural Hazards Workshop near Boulder.
There were plenty of Australian and New Zealand researchers at the workshop.
I have just returned from the United States, where I represented the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and the Queensland University of Technology at the 40th annual Natural Hazards Workshop, in Broomfield, Colorado.

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