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17 Jun 2016
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June 2016's edition of Hazard News features:

  • Conferences - get in quick, earlybird closes 24 June for #AFAC16
  • News - disaster recovery insight & moving evidence into practice
  • Hazard Note - what is resilience & can we measure it?
  • Research - resources for kids + PhD completions 
  • Blogs - floods, warnings, communities & poster tips
  • New online - new reports & journal papers

Resource

Brigade personnel instruct residents how to prepare for a bushfire. Photo: Damien Ford, NSW Rural Fire Service
Hazard Note 17 explains how our research is investigating enhancing disaster resilience to help communities, government and organisations develop the capabilities needed for living with natural hazards.

News

Post fire field work
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
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Large and destructive hurricanes and storms that have lashed the United States in recent years will be used as case studies on disaster recovery to launch the Research Forum of AFAC16.
Briony's research led to an ebook to help parents talk to their kids about bushfires.
CRC research has contributed towards new and improved school education pages in WA, providing a suite of fun and engaging resources to teach children about hazards.
Alex Wolkow assessed how sleep deprivation and stress impacted on firefighter performance.
A number of previous Bushfire CRC students have recently had their theses accepted to complete their PhD’'s, offering important research to support emergency services.
Direct engagement in professional development, workshops and project teams is the most effective way to use research, according to the 2016 Review of Research Utilisation survey.
House flooded in Victoria
CRC researchers, Andrew Gissing, Katharine Haynes and Lucinda Coates have received a highly commended award for their presentation at the 2016 Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) conference.
An aircraft responds to a fire in Victoria. Photo by Wayne Rigg, CFA
A Victorian multi-agency team shares first hand insights on how they successfully moved an evidence-approach into practice in a research utilisation case study.
Reducing the risk through fuel reduction burning
This is the May 2016 newsletter from the Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end-users.

Event

Research was central to the Australian Community Engagement and Fire Awareness conference, Albury 2016
The Australian Community Engagement and Fire Awareness conference was in Albury NSW in May.
Australia and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management conference 2016
CRC research featured strongly in this conference on the Gold Coast in May 2016.

Blog

CRC research posters at annual conference, Wellington 2014
How to make a great CRC conference research poster that is informative and academically rigorous using the proper CRC template.
Flooded road. Photo by CFA Communities and Communication
How to best mitigate the impacts of flood - this was discussed at the recent Floodplain Management Australia conference and the CRC's floodplain management issues workshop.
CFA assist flood affected residents
Research shows that a prevention-focus can drive positive change for communities if we have the courage to put communities at the start and heart of design.
Flooding in the Sydney CBD, 5 June 2016. Photo: Brian Dewey, Flickr
The flooding rains that have drenched eastern Australia have tragically left several people dead and several more missing in New South Wales and Tasmania. This is an all-too-common story – flooding rains are a major cause of deaths around the globe. Our research suggests many of these deaths are avoidable.
Josh Whittaker presenting at the EMPA conference, 2016.
The thread of community ran throughout the Emergency Media and Public Affairs last week in Melbourne, with cyclones, bushfires and flood all covered, while CRC research was prominent.
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