Outlook on northern fire season

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Bushfire outlook for Nth Australia 2016
Bushfire outlook for Nth Australia 2016
26 Jul 2016
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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

Resource

Bushfire outlook for Nth Australia 2016
This Hazard Note details the Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for 2016.

News

New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
The new look Australian Journal of Emergency Management
The new-look Australian Journal of Emergency Management July 2016 edition is now out.
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The AFAC16 conference program features international speakers who will challenge perspectives on emergency management.
Steve Sutton
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.
Measuring fuel loads in burnt plots.
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.
Photo by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Vic
If you have migrated to Australia and then faced a natural disaster, your experience is valuable for a PhD study.
Li'l Larikkins copyright Southern Equity PL
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.
Kinglake, Victoria after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires
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.

Blog

Deputy Secretary Tasmanian Parks addressing RAF in Hobart
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.
Research refresh 2016 - rural land managers
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.
Roof damage - severe winds in Qld
The Cyclone Testing Station webinar series for homeowners and builders provides essential information on upgrading roofs.
Holger Maier presents at the 2016 Hobart RAF
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.
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All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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