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CRC students at our 2015 conference in Adelaide.
CRC students at our 2015 conference in Adelaide.
16 Feb 2016
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February 2016's edition of Hazard News features:

  • News - PhD students seek emergency management experience
  • Hazard Note - research for better land management
  • Research - earthquake, wind and flood research in action + how you can help
  • Opportunity - Applications for PhD scholarships close soon
  • Conferences - submit your abstract now and register for workshops
  • Blogs - from the Research Manager and PhD students
  • Online - several new journal papers


Bethany and Dean from ACT Parks and Conservation Service measuring coarse woody debris before the burn, in the Cotter Catchment, ACT.
Hazard Note 14 is an overview of the Prescribed burning and catchment management cluster of research projects.


Prescribed burn - South Island, New Zealand 2014
The CRC and partners are well represented on the International Association of Wildland Fire.
Fire spread. Photo: CFA Communities and Communication
Two exciting workshops to kick off, and two field trips to conclude the Melbourne component of the 5th International Fire Behaviour and Fuels conference - sign up now.
SES volunteers undertaking a search.
If you volunteer or work on-call you can assist valuable research to ensure the health and safety of emergency personnel.
New journal articles on CRC research are available.
CRC students in Wellington for the 2014 annual conference
Applications are now open for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC scholarship program and close 28 February.
The HydroSurveyor working near Rogan's Bridge on the Clarence River.
A team of CRC researchers has been measuring the shape and depth of the Clarence River bed in northern New South Wales as part of moves to improve flood forecasting for the area.
Australian Journal of Emergency Management - January 2016
The new Australian Journal of Emergency Management is out - published by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.
It is not too late to get your abstract in for AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, with the abstract deadline extended to 22 February.
CRC students at our 2015 conference in Adelaide.
An exciting new initiative has been launched to provide CRC PhD students with emergency management workplace experience.
Earthquake and wind engineering testing in Adelaide.
Earthquake and cyclone engineering combined last week in Adelaide to gather data on the construction of 1960s housing, all in the name of CRC science.


Tweet from the Christmas 2015 floods in the UK.
In the engineering world we are often met with questions around risk mitigation, especially when it relates to the rising risk of flooding and coastal inundation.
Complete use of non-combustible building materials
I recently took a short break from completing my PhD on bushfire architecture to visit Canberra and again see the rebuilding which occurred following the 2003 bushfires.
Location of the bombing site close to important buildings.
Avianto Amri recounts his experiences of the January terror attack in Jakarta.
Adam Leavesley and Marta Yebra planning field work. Photo by Geoff Cary
What is going to happen this year? A lot!
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The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

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