Fire risk despite La Nina potential

HazardNEWS
27 Nov 2017
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Hear the latest from the CRC with a revised southern bushfire outlook, a wrap up of the Research Advisory Forum and a focus on demonstrating outcomes from the research.

Resource

November update: Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017-18
An updated Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has been released due to drier and warmer than average conditions since autumn 2017.
Prescribed burning underway. Photo Veronique Florec
Hazard Note 42 covers PhD research by Dr Veronique Florec on the level of investment in prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia.
Assessing a burnt house after Black Saturday.
Hazard Note 41 covers research into disaster policy reform, suggesting the trial of restorative practices as a powerful alternative to adversarial post-event inquiries.

News

Dr Andrew Edwards (left) measures the diameter of a tree killed by the fire, while Grigorijs Goldbergs (right) records the data.
This is the November 2017 newsletter from the suite of projects based in northern Australia, with updates for project end-users.
PhD researcher Korah Parackal talks about his research at a cyclone awareness day in Townsville.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers have been briefing community members and emergency services on cyclones and the latest engineering research underway.
Post fire field work
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
PhD researcher Bryan Hally won best paper at a remote sensing conference in India.
CRC research on mapping fires and vegetation has won several awards recently.
Gamba grass burn
This is the October 2017 newsletter from the Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end-users.
Dean Freeman, Jackson Taylor-Grant and Tim Neale talking about the project at AFAC17. Photo: Adam Leavesley
This is the October 2017 newsletter from the Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities project, with updates for project end-users.
AJEM cover October 2017
Many peer-reviewed papers from the AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Research Forum have been published in a special edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.
Dr Marta Yebra at the October 2017 Research Advisory Forum.
CRC end-user partners, researchers and PhD students from across the country gathered in Melbourne last week for the Research Advisory Forum. The two day event featured project updates from half the research projects in the CRC program, alongside focused discussions on utilisation and the next steps in the research.

Event

Cameron Yates address the crowd at the October 2017 RAF.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Advisory Forum (RAF) was held in Melbourne on 25 and 26 October 2017

Blog

As we approach the end of the year it is useful to reflect on where we have come from during 2017 and where we are going.
Cameron Yates address the crowd at the October 2017 RAF.
My first two months at the CRC have been a great opportunity to explore our research portfolio and to meet and discuss our projects with researchers and end-users.
Fiona presenting her research findings in Dunalley.
In September this year I presented my PhD research to approximately 170 people in two states of Australia.
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