New projects to set direction

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22 Mar 2017
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March 2017's Hazard News has all the details of our new research projects beginning in July, plus registrations open for our special Research Driving Change Showcase on 4-5 July, 25 years of rural fire research in New Zealand, kids risk reduction and models for 'what if' scenarios.

News

Research Advisory Forum 2014 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide.
Register now for the Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017. This event marks a milestone in the life of the Bushire and Natural Hazards CRC - the half way point in our cycle and a chance to review achievements and preview new projects.
An exciting new direction of natural hazards research in Australia is set to begin, with seven new Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC projects beginning in July. These new projects, covering coastal management, emergency management capability, land use planning and recovery, are part of the next phase of national research into natural hazards.
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Registrations are now open for AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the annual conference of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC. Take advantage of the Early Bird discounted rate, available from now until 30 June 2017.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
CRC researcher Associate Prof Geoff Cary has been awarded the Outstanding Associate Editor Award by the International Journal of Wildland Fire.
Looking to get your career started in research management? Our Research Program Support Officer could be for you.
Survey for preparedness for animals in emergencies
Are you an animal owner living in the Blue Mountains, or surrounding areas of the Hawkesbury, Lithgow or Penrith? Your participation in a survey could help inform local community emergency preparedness for animals.
Fire Australia cover
Firestorms, disaster resilience and fire preparation in Bangladesh are featured in the latest edition of Fire Australia magazine, with Issue One for 2017 out now.
Research into how Australian children are involved in bushfire preparations around the home is being applied to disaster preparedness in the slum communities of Bangladesh.
BlazeAid volunteers
Emergency services want to build ‘resilience’ into communities. A CRC researcher has developed a way to teach it to students.
BlazeAid
As our work and life commitments change, many people do not have the time to dedicate to traditional ways of volunteering with an emergency service. But they still want to help, and they still want to volunteer.
NSW RFS Schools Programs
Primary schools students across New South Wales are now front and centre in state-wide bushfire plans, based on research that identified the importance of involving children in active bushfire preparations for the benefit of the whole community.
The NSW Rural Fire Service and Tasmania Fire Service fighting the Tasmanian fires in early 2016. Photo: Mick Reynolds, NSW RFS
‘What if?’ scenario modelling by the CRC is helping government, planning authorities and emergency service agencies think through the costs and consequences of various options on preparing for major disasters on their infrastructure and natural environments and how these might change into the future.

Event

Research Advisory Forum 2014 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide.
You are invited to this special event in the life of the CRC – a showcase of our research achievements 2013 to 2017, in Adelaide on 4-5 July 2017. Registrations are open now.
The panel for our 2015 International Day for Disaster Reduction event.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is a partner in the 10th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference, to be held in Perth from 30 October to 3 November.
End-users and researchers engaged in technical discussions during breakout sessions at the 2016 Research Advisory Forum in Hobart.
The next Research Advisory Forum will be held in Perth in at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, University of Western Australia, on 5-6 April.
End-user Julie Molloy (Volunteering Queensland) at the 2015 ANZDEMC.
Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will feature at this conference on the Gold Coast - 22-23 May 2017.
Dr Jess Weir presents at the 2016 annual conference.
AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the annual conference of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC, will take place at the International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Sydney from 4-7 September 2017.

Blog

Wheatbelt, WA. Photo by Briony Towers
In early March, I visited in a small school in Western Australia's Wheatbelt region to begin our evaluation of the 'Bushfire Patrol' program.
Port Hills fire from Christchurch 15 Feb 2017. Photo by Ross Younger/Mediary/Flickr
Last week the New Zealand rural fire community celebrated 25 years of rural fire research with the 5th NZ Rural Fire Research Workshop in Christchurch.
Photo by Michelle Robinson/Flickr/cc
In an increasingly complex and connected world, the types of decisions we need to make and how we make them is changing.
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