Flood mitigation in Launceston



Royal Park, Launceston, during the June 2016 flood. Photo Flickr upsticksngo_crew
Royal Park, Launceston, during the June 2016 flood. Photo Flickr upsticksngo_crew
23 Oct 2017
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With a fresh new look, October's Hazard News has the latest research on the economics of flood mitigation, news about PhD completions, a wrap of International Day for Disaster Reduction, and much more.


Royal Park, Launceston, during the June 2016 flood. Photo Flickr upsticksngo_crew
Hazard Note 40 investigates flood mitigation in Launceston, comparing the benefits through avoided impacts of the flood levee mitigation program, against the cost of construction.


New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Yang Chen
The first round of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD students have graduated and are sharing their research outcomes with the fire and emergency services sector. They’re joined by recent graduates who began their PhD studies with the Bushfire CRC.
Parliament House, Canberra
Key Commonwealth Government representatives were briefed by Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers recently in Canberra.
If you're a CRC PhD student or early career researcher, you can win a great cash prize through the CRC Association’s Early Career Researcher Showcase, sponsored by CQUniversity.
Hurricane Harvey damage. Photo: Daniel Smith
Research continues after a severe Atlantic hurricane season, with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Dr Daniel Smith from the Cyclone Testing Station part of an international team investigating the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on Texas.
Australian panel for IDDR 2017
Emergency management practitioners and researchers gathered in Sydney last week for a public forum on reducing the impacts of disasters in Australia.
SA SES volunteers clearing up after a storm. Photo SA State Emergency Service
New CRC research is investigating emergency volunteering into the future, and you are invited to share initiatives in your organisation.
International Day For Disaster Reduction
Sydney to host Australian forum for International Day for Disaster Reduction this Friday 13 October, with speakers covering international, national, state and local perspectives on disaster reduction.
Flooded road in South Australia. Photo: South Australia SES.
Flood warning research by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has been highlighted as one of the top ten science meets business innovations.


Panel discussion, International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017
The CRC held a free public talk in Sydney on how communities are reducing their exposure to hazards.


Learning about the 1980 eruption at Mount St Helens. Photo: Emma Singh
In August this year I presented my research at the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior Scientific Assembly in Portland, Oregon.
Michael Rumsewicz and Richard Thornton.
I'm finishing up at the CRC, and it has been quite a journey working on ill-defined and sometimes wicked problems that could make a real difference to Australia's disaster resilience.
Texas National Guard rescuing a Houston resident during Hurricane Harvey. Photo Texas National Guard CC BY 2.0
Is our largest city prone to similar catastrophic flooding like was seen recently in Houston after Hurricane Harvey?

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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