Research driving change

14 Feb 2017
Key Topics:
PDF icon Download (622.34 KB)

Lots of news to kick off our first Hazard News for 2017 - you're invited to a special event to celebrate our research achievements in Adelaide on 4-5 July, research informing a flood campaign, enhancing warnings and improving decision making, and learning lessons from historic fires.


Kapernicks Bridge in the Lockyer Valley, Queensland, has been assessed for its vulnerability to earthquakes, as well as retrofitting options. Photo Hessam Mohsen.
Hazard Note 26 covers the Hardening buildings and infrastructure cluster, which is investigating the vulnerability of buildings and key infrastructure across a range of natural hazards.


Research Advisory Forum 2014 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide.
You are invited to a part of a special event in the life of the CRC – a showcase of our research achievements 2013 to 2017, in Adelaide on 4-5 July 2017.
AFAC17 logo
The deadline for abstract submissions for AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ is now 20 February.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Researchers at Strathewen after Black Saturday.
CRC research informed emergency management after Black Saturday and watch the 1967 Black Tuesday documentary.
Using science to help decision-making
Short-duration research projects to meet the near term needs of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC partners can now be funded through the Tactical Research Fund.
This research is informing emergency warnings for a storms, fires, floods and cyclones. Photo: cksydney, Flickr
CRC research is helping emergency services warn communities by actively testing the wording and structure of warning messages to better understand how messages are understood and translated into direct action.
Australia and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management conference 2016
Abstract submissions are still open for the Australian and New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference, closing 13 February.
The SES getting ready to rescue a driver stuck on a flooded bridge. Photo: Davina Pearson
The NSW State Emergency Service have used CRC flood research to back their latest flood safety campaign, launched on social media.
Incident management is being informed by new research. Photo CFA.
Research is informing how incident management teams function to the best of their ability in challenging and high stakes environments.
AJEM January 2017 cover
Highlights from the International Day for Disaster Reduction and CRC research on incident management and communicating tsunami risk are featured in the latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.
Harrietville Fire 2013
New research opportunities are available with expressions of interest currently sought for two bushfire risk management projects being undertaken for the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
This research is helping emergency services prepare for future disasters.
All partners in the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC now have the chance to tell the Federal Government how important the CRC is to their business, with public consultations opening on future priorities for the CRC Program.
2017 will be another important and event-packed year for the CRC.


The University of Barcelona
I've recently returned from two joint conferences in Barcelona: the International Association of Wildland Fire Safety Summit and the International Congress on Prescribed Fire.
AFAC17 logo

AFAC17 logo

All the resources from our 2017 conference

National research priorities for natural hazards

National research priorities for natural hazards

National priorities for research

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

Research findings from 2017 NSW fires

Four years of highlights

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

Explore by keyword