A day for disaster reduction

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Panelists at 2016's International Day for Disaster Reduction.
Panelists at 2016's International Day for Disaster Reduction.
17 Oct 2016
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October 2016's Hazard News wraps up International Day for Disaster Reduction and has research information on flood fatalities, fire safety and bushfire education.

Resource

Most flood fatalities occur when victims attempt to cross floodwaters. Photo CFA.
Hazard Note 20 documents the analysis of the circumstances surrounding fatalities due to flooding in Australia from 1900 to 2015. Overall there have been 1,859 fatalities within the 115 years, with distinct trends in relation to gender, age, activity and reason.

News

New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Lumkani - Google Impact Challenge
A CRC-related project with World Vision has been selected as a finalist in the Google Impact Challenge – and your vote can help us secure $750,000 to bring fire detection technology to the slums of Asia.
RFS personnel using the new guide at Warrimoo Public School. Photo Ben Shepherd, NSW RFS
Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is supporting bushfire education for primary school students in New South Wales.
Prescribed burn of an area infested by Gamba grass near Darwin.
This is the September 2016 newsletter from the Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end-users.

Event

Dr Michael Eburn
CRC researchers will present at a national forum on lessons management in Melbourne in November.
Disaster Reduction Day 2016 - speaker panel
The CRC assembled a panel of policy, research and practice experts to talk on the 2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction. You can replay the forum here.
University House was the venue for the Research Advisory Forum in Canberra
The Australian National University provided the venue for this Research Advisory Forum in Canberra on 18-19 October 2016.
Panel discussion on intelligent fires at Bushfire 2016
Bushfire 2016 was a national bushfire conference held in September 2016 at the University of Queensland.

Blog

Missoula Fire Lab
When we finish up at the annual conference we hear the refrain from many that that must be a relief and it is time for rest, however that is never the case at the CRC.
Sur le pont d-Avignon in France. Photo Rachael Quill.
In June and July this year I visited Europe to attend two conferences, which yielded some important ideas to further my PhD research on fire modelling.
White Toyota = Whiteboard”, Grace Daniels makes a point late in the late afternoon at the Limurlee workshop
Steve Sutton visited a place that's not on a map, and hard to pick out on Google Earth, for a workshop on resilience and emergency management in northern Australia.
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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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