Outlook on northern fire season
July 2016's Hazard News has the latest from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, including:
- Hazard Note - what will the fire season in northern Australia look like?
- News - embedding risk reduction initiatives
- Research - participants needed for study, tsunami preparedness & fire policy
- Conferences - overseas insights and a focus on research at #AFAC16
- Blogs - it is not too late to be involved + common themes emerge
- Opportunity - workshop in the US + student fellowship
- New online - new reports and journal papers
PhD student Steve Sutton has travelled to Indonesia this month to talk to a community about how preparedness played a role in their survival when a tsunami struck.
This is the July 2016 newsletter from the Optimisation of fuel reduction burning regimes for fuel reduction, carbon, water and vegetation outcomes project, with updates for project end-users.
Child-centred disaster risk reduction research outputs have been embedded in a range of national initiatives - into the school curriculum, in safety videos, a practice framework and an ebook.
CRC researcher Prof John Handmer has investigated the circumstances surrounding the 172 civilian fatalities from Black Saturday, looking at the actions taken by each of the people who died and comparing them with the intentions and assumptions of Victoria's then 'Stay or go' policy.
The CRC has just passed its third birthday. Which means that all the research projects in their current form have one year left. Now is the time to increase our focus on how the many outputs can be used by our end-user organisations. It is not too late: we need you to be involved.
In recent months we have been holding workshops in all states and territories, attempting to find out what natural hazards research Australia needs to be doing in the next decade.
A number of insights around who dies in floods, mitigation benefits, estimating resilience and economics were key takeways for me from the Research Advisory Forum in Hobart.