Research gives insights into community fire response
The first Hazard News for 2018 is jam-packed full of research news - fire research findings, utilisation case studies on wind engineering and fire mapping, plus information on the independent review of the CRC.
A year after some of the worst fire conditions ever experienced in NSW history, a new research report has found many people continue to underestimate the risk of fire. Read more in Hazard Note 45.
Hazard Note 44 covers PhD research by Dr George Carayannopoulos, completed in 2017. The research explored the response to two natural disasters: the 2009 Victorian bushfires and the 2011 Queensland floods.
A year after some of the worst fire conditions ever experienced in NSW history, a new research report has found many people continue to underestimate the risk of fire.
A PhD study is looking at how education can benefit residents in areas that are prone to natural disasters. If you live in Port Hedland WA and have experienced a cyclone, storm or flood, you can assist with this research.
It is not too late to apply for funding under the CRC’s Tactical Research Fund, which encourages short-term research projects to meet the near term needs of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC partners.
Former Bushfire CRC CEO Gary Morgan was recognised for his significant service to the community with an Australia Day honour, becoming a member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Research has shown that improvements can be made that can strengthen houses to reduce wind damage, as well as save money through the reduction of insurance premiums.
Using the latest satellite-based earth observation systems and the Himawari satellite, research will allow ﬁre managers to hone in on bushﬁres before they become too large to handle.
It is time for an independent review of the operations and achievements of the CRC, which will help us to continue to provide the research knowledge and expertise that our partners need, and rely on.