Research and mitigation key
2016's first edition of Hazard News features:
- Opinion - focus more on mitigation to reduce risk
- News - International panel to oversee science
- Hazard Note - raising the bar on policy and governance
- Research - findings from the Sampson Flat fire
- Conferences - submit your paper direct, and register
- Opinion - National research advances are making a difference to communities
- Blogs - from staff, researchers and PhD students
- Online - new reports, journals, papers
Hazard Note 13 is an overview of the Governance and institutional knowledge cluster of research projects, which are tackling some of the most challenging policy, governance and communication issues confronting emergency management.
The experiences of the community during the Sampson Flat bushfire in South Australia on 2 January 2015 have been analysed in a report by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.
The Child-centred disaster risk reduction project has made good progress on a number of initiatives and will continue to build on these and focus on outcomes throughout 2016.
National research is having an impact on the safety of Australian communities, not just in bushfire but across all natural hazards. This is because we have been asking the difficult and complex questions, writes CEO Dr Richard Thornton.
Recently I spent a month in Tasmania for the last piece of fieldwork for my PhD research into volunteered geographic information (VGI), community engagement and bushfire preparation. Here are some insights I learnt from the experience.
The steady pulse of wet/dry hazard and threat seems remote to visitors to Indigenous communities in the Top End, but how do the locals feel about it? That is what we're trying to find out.