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Keynote talk by Dr Rowan Douglas, CEO Capital Science & Policy Practice, Willis Group
Keynote talk by Dr Rowan Douglas, CEO Capital Science & Policy Practice, Willis Group
15 Sep 2015
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It was a big week in Adelaide in the first week of September for our annual conference, with this edition of Hazard News covering the conference from all angles - proceedings, awards, announcements and views from CRC people. Also just released is the Southern Seasonal Bushfire Outlook, details of our next Research Advisory Forum and plans for the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, plus new staff joining the CRC team

Resource

This research is helping emergency services prepare for future disasters.
Hazard Note 9 is an overview of the Scenario and loss analysis cluster of research projects.
Bushfire outlook for southern Australia 2015-16
The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook is out for the upcoming fire season - 2015-16.

News

New publications on the website in the last month include a number of reports and journal papers.
CRC team at the Adelaide annual conference 2015
Two new staff members have joined the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC team, with Dr Matt Hayne and Loriana Bethune coming on board.
Keynote talk by Dr Rowan Douglas, CEO Capital Science & Policy Practice, Willis Group
A bumper crowd of more than 1500 were on hand in Adelaide in the first week of September for our annual conference with AFAC.
Anthony Blake from the Pacific Island Emergency Management Alliance, with the CRC's Vaia Smirneos.
Anthony Blake from the Pacific Island Emergency Management Alliance in Fiji was our lucky winner of a professional quality first aid kit at the annual conference in Adelaide.
The CRC signed an MOU with NZ's Natural Hazards Research Platform
Natural hazards research findings will continue to flow between Australia and New Zealand under a new agreement.
Dr Mark Finney from the US Forest Service delivers the opening keynote his new fire behaviour research at the 2015 Research Forum.
All the research papers from the 2015 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference are now available in full.
Kevin Ronan receives award from Richard Thornton
Prof Kevin Ronan from CQUniversity has been awarded the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award.
AFAC CEO Stuart Ellis and Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director of Hannover Fairs Australia
A new partnership involving the CRC will bring the latest emergency services equipment and technology from around the globe to the Australasian region in 2016.
We have reached 1,000 likes on Facebook.

Event

Fire weather experts and land managers discuss the upcoming southern bushfire season in Perth.
The Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for southern Australia is used by fire authorities to make strategic decisions on resource planning and prescribed fire management for the upcoming fire season. The outlook is decided at an annual workshop convened by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC.
Fire in the Australian high plains
The sixth International Wildland Fire Conference 2015 is in Korea in October, with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC as a sponsor.

Blog

#AFAC15 was trending number one in Australia on Twitter.
As my PhD is investigating social media in emergency management, I was especially key on the relevant talks at the recent Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference.
ABC Country Hour at AFAC15
The conference week is packed: that's why we try to capture as much as possible for later digestion.
AFAC 15 begins in Adelaide
As a new arrival at the CRC, I am reflecting on the transformation and maturity of the annual conference since it began 22 years ago.
Packed crowd for our 2015 Research Forum.
Wow, we’re already two years into the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and have now wrapped up our second annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards & AFAC conference.
Signing of MoU with NZ NHRP
Last week saw our most successful conference ever, with over 450 people attending our Research Forum drawn from across our industry. This conference is one of the ways we engage with the end-users of our research to ensure that the work gets adopted as early as possible.
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