Research Driving Change in Adelaide

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Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017
Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017
23 May 2017
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All CRC research findings will be on show at our special event, Research Driving Change, in Adelaide on 4-5 July. Agenda preview out now.

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Join the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC in Adelaide on 4-5 July 2017 for Research Driving Change, a special showcase on our research achievements.
The research team uses a river surveyor acoustic doppler profiler to measure the topography of the Clarence River upstream of Grafton in NSW. Photo: Stefania Grimaldi
Hazard Note 29 explains research that is integrating remote sensing data on soil moisture and flood extent with rainfall and runoff models, which will lead to more accurate flood predictions.
VGI in disaster management. Photo by Billy Haworth
Hazard Note 28 covers PhD research findings into the role of volunteered geographic information in fostering community engagement in bushfire preparation, providing a clearer path for emergency service agencies to best-utilise this technology for and with communities.

News

Research is modelling the potential impact of disasters beyond our experience
The new-look Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub from the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience will feature a selection of key Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research.
Firefighters training for a structure fire.
The next round of funding is available for the CRC’s Tactical Research Fund, established to support short-duration research projects to meet the near term needs of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC partners.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is set to commence five new short-term research projects as part of the CRC Tactical Research Fund.
Workshop participants at the OCEANIA Ecosystem Services forum, Brisbane
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research has been presented at an ecosytems and indigenous wellbeing conference in Brisbane recently.
A very large debris flow near Licola (East Gippsland, Victoria) after 2007 bushfires.
Heavy rain in areas burnt by bushfire can mobilise massive volumes of sediments and nutrients into rivers and water reservoirs, threatening the quality and supply of water to Australia’s capital and regional cities and damaging freshwater ecosystems.
AJEM cover April 2017
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC science is a feature of the April edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management, released this week.
Dr Gavin Smith addresses the 2016 Research Forum.
Science and the latest learnings from across emergency management will feature at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference.
Floods can cause severe damage to bridges, roads and other infrastructure. Credit: Dana Fairhead.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD student Maryam Nasim has been awarded the Austroads Young Engineer Best Paper Award at the Austroards Bridge Conference 2017.
Clarence River, Grafton, NSW
This is the April 2017 newsletter from the Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end-users.
Adelaide floods
CRC research is informing community flood warning campaigns, emergency services training and national policy initiatives.

Blog

Talking up CRC research to a US wildfire audience.
I was in the US last month for the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy workshop in Nevada talking up the CRC program and trying to find how we can better get our science out.
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2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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