Educating young children about disaster reduction

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NSW RFS Schools Program. Photo: Ben Shepherd NSW RFS
NSW RFS Schools Program. Photo: Ben Shepherd NSW RFS

Educating children about disaster reduction, better fire mapping for carbon abatement, measuring resilience and how to understand who owns the risk - find out about all of this and more in March's edition of Hazard News.

Resource

To acknowledge International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October 2017, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC hosted a public talk in Sydney, featuring a line up of speakers from diverse fields.

An early season prescribed burn near Darwin. Photo: Nathan Maddock, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Hazard Note 46 covers research that is increasing the accuracy of fire severity mapping across northern Australia, leading to better land management outcomes.

News

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Lismore floods 2017. Photo: NSW SES
Emergency management practitioners are encouraged to share their views on planning and preparation for catastrophic disasters through a new survey
Tony Jarrett from the NSW RFS at the 2017 International Day for Disaster Reduction.
Watch the highlights and full session from the International Day for Disaster Reduction public forum.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Prescribed burn of an area infested by Gamba grass near Darwin.
This is the February 2018 newsletter from the Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end-users.
Bush at Moggs Creek in the Otways after a burn. Photo by Timothy Neale.
This is the February 2018 newsletter from the Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities project, with updates for project end-users.
York Town Hall. Photo: Geoscience Australia
Research is underway to protect a small town in one of Australia’s most active earthquake regions.
NSW RFS Schools Program, photo by Ben Shepherd NSW RFS
Educating children and youth about disaster risk reduction and resilience is now front and centre around Australia, based on research that has identified the valuable role that children play in the safety of their households and communities.
Photo: South Australia SES
Emergency Management Victoria is embedding national findings to develop a better understanding of resilience at the state level, using baseline data to build a ‘living’ resilience index within the organisation.
Black Saturday 2009 Kinglake
Research is helping government and emergency management agencies identify and allocate ownership of risks, how risk owners are responsible, and what they can do to manage them.

Event

Attendees listening to a presentation at the Sydney RAF.
The April 2018 Research Advisory Forum (RAF) was held in Sydney at the New South Wales Rural Fire Service Headquarters on 12-13 April.

Blog

Discussing research on a prescribed burn.
The CRC is a very busy place at the moment with many requests for presentations and demonstrations of the works we have been doing.
Photo: South Australia SES
During disasters, women play key roles in the emergency management sector and in families, businesses, and communities.
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