Haz News August 2017
August 2017's Hazard News has a focus on research at AFAC17, while also highlighting insights from Black Saturday, a survey on cyclone preparedness and audio available to stream from Research Driving Change - Showcase 2017.
Fatigue management of volunteers is impacting on emergency management agencies in the face of extreme weather events brought about by climate change, according to leading climate and emergency management experts speaking at the AFAC17 powered by INTERSHUTZ conference and exhibition in Sydney, 4-7 September.
Major research insights on the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria have been distilled into a practical industry guide on key messaging in catastrophic bushfires.
An all-day workshop on strategic risk ownership for emergency managers will lead the CRC component of the post conference development program at AFAC17, in Sydney next month.
Leading international smart data expert, and a Senior Firefighter in the Netherlands, Mr Bart van Leeuwen, urges Australian fire and emergency services to harness the power of smart data to make predictions of the unexpected; ahead of his keynote presentation at Australasia’s premier emergency management conference, AFAC17 powered by INTERSHUTZ, 4-7 September 2017.
What comes first? Building DRR by cultivating a preceding culture of preparedness as a ‘social norm’
New straightforward public policies can increase disaster risk reduction by encouraging fire-fitness as a routine part of daily life.