Key research learnings at Showcase

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27 Jun 2017
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With the program now available, Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017 on 4-5 July is a must attend event for those working to improve the way Australia prepares for and responds to natural hazards emergencies.

Resource

Incident management during the 2015 Sampson Flat fire in South Australia. Photo Mark Thomasson, CFS
Hazard Note 33 explains two tools developed to help emergency management teams strengthen their work, for use during emergencies, training or debriefs.
Eroding section of Old Bar Beach showing exposed rock at the foot of the dune.
Coastal erosion is an ongoing problem for some populated areas of the Australian coast.
KBDI and the rescaled JASMIN soil dryness for the State Mine fire in NSW, Oct 2013.
This research has developed a prototype, high-resolution soil-moisture analysis system called JASMIN, which is a significant improvement in accuracy compared to currently used models.
This research is informing education campaigns for flood safety. Photo: South Australia State Emergency Service
Research has developed ways to help emergency managers and planners better understand how risks from multiple natural hazards change into the future and how to best manage and minimise these risks.

News

Fire risk sign near Margaret River.
A new case study of bushfire, earthquake and coastal inundation will take place in Western Australia thanks to funding through the Commonwealth Government's Natural Disaster Resilience Program.
NSW Rural Fire Service post-incident task force
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will head up a taskforce to conduct important research in fire-affected areas of NSW.
The research poster display was a highlight of the AFAC16 Research Forum
How can we influence communities to develop and implement practices that will make them more resilient to natural hazards? This is one of the questions that will be asked at the Research Forum of AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ in Sydney this September.
Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017
With the program now available, Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017 on 4-5 July is a must attend event for those working to improve the way Australia prepares for and responds to natural hazards emergencies. Register now.
Dr Marta Yebra, Max Day
An inaugural award recognising scientific achievements has been presented to Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Dr Marta Yebra.
Celete Young at the AFAC16 conference.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research Celeste Young has received the best poster award at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference.
Korah Parackal and Dr Daniel Smith at the Americas Conference on Wind Engineering.
A CRC PhD student's research has been voted the favourite at the 13th America's Conference on Wind Engineering.
Kevin Ronan at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference in Cancun, Mexico
A CRC academic is part of a global network dedicated to ensuring concerted approaches among agencies focused on disaster risk reduction.
Fire Australia Issue Two 2017
There is plenty of CRC science in the latest edition of Fire Australia.
SES volunteers undertaking a search.
Finding out why volunteers leave - and developing ways to improve volunteer retention—has been the focus of CRC research.
Steve Sutton inspects the remains of a house on Simeulue smashed by the 2004 tsunami
From a young age, people on northern Indonesia's Simeuleu Island learn that when the earth shakes, run to the hills. What can we learn from Simeulue, and how can we make disaster preparation normal in Australia?
Research shows that the most common way people are killed during a flood is when they attempt to cross a bridge or flooded road. Photo: Dana Fairhead
CRC research into where, why and how Australians are dying in floods is helping to increase flood safety and awareness.
Margaret River Fire
One of the most challenging situations in fire management is when relatively non-threatening weather conditions are expected, but a severe fire eventuates.

Event

Northern Australia Fire Managers Forum 2017, group photo at Parry Lagoons.
Fire managers from across the north of Australia met in Kununurra, Western Australia, 20-21 June 2017 for the Northern Australia Fire Managers Forum.
End-user Julie Molloy (Volunteering Queensland) at the 2015 ANZDEMC.
Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC featured at this conference on the Gold Coast - 22-23 May 2017.

Blog

NFPA Exhibition
I was fortunate enough, earlier this month, to travel to Boston to attend the National Fire Protection Association Annual Conference and Expo.
Hurricane Matthew impacted communities in the South Eastern United States including North Carolina in October, 2016
Recently I visited the United States to attend the annual Association of State Floodplain Managers Conference, American Planning Conference and to meet with representatives of FEMA, North Carolina Emergency Management and the University of North Carolina.
Korah Parackal at the Florida International University's ‘Wall of Wind’.
I've just returned from Florida, where I presented my Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD research at the Americas Conference on Wind Engineering.
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