A review, a refresh and a Research Forum
A focus on science at AFAC16, community engagement and smarter spending for August 2016's Hazard News.
Interest in all things natural hazards science is high, with 400 researchers, emergency managers, volunteers and industry representatives set to be in Brisbane for our all-hazards Research Forum on 30 August.
CRC research conducted for CFS is contributing towards new and improved program materials on group coordination and emotional preparedness for Community Fire Safe Groups in South Australia.
Modelling how uncertainties in wind behaviour can affect fire-spread will help predict fire behaviour for on-the-ground firefighting efforts, writes CRC PhD student Rachael Quill.
The Winter 2016 edition of Fire Australia magazine highlights important research including reducing hazard impacts with smarter spending, better integrating wind uncertainty into fire modelling and the rewarding experience a PhD student had on a recent agency placement.
If we want to reduce both the risk and cost of natural disasters, we first need to understand the economics of mitigation. New national research on integrated planning is showing us how.
‘Involve Your Kids!’ a free, downloadable bushfire education e-book for primary school-age children, was one of the early outputs of Dr Briony Tower’s research on child-centred disaster resilience education and is helping families prepare their children for bushfires.
This is the second project update from the From hectares to tailor-made solutions study, with information for end-users and those interested in the latest from the project.