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Steve Sutton with end-users Mike Redford and Otto Campion from the Aboriginal Researcher Practitioners Network.
Steve Sutton with end-users Mike Redford and Otto Campion from the Aboriginal Researcher Practitioners Network.
20 Apr 2018
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April 2018's Hazard News features all the news from the latest Research Advisory Forum, has a focus on PhD students and their research, showcases utilisation case studies on emergency warnings and using economics to assess mitigation and highlights upcoming CRC events.

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Issue One of Fire Australia for 2018 includes a recap of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, investigates what catastrophic flooding could look like in Sydney, asks if your coastal community can cope with rising sea levels, highlights our research in incident management development and looks at predicting blow up bushfires.
Sign in North Wagga, NSW. Photo: Caroline Wenger
Research has shifted the focus to how communities can become adaptive to floods rather than trying to resist them in the wake of climate change.

News

Tasmania bushfires, February 2016. Photo by Mick Reynolds, NSW Rural Fire Service
Watch the latest videos explaining our research and what we've discovered so far.
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Doug Hart (left) was acknowledge for his Black Saturday report by the chair of the AFAC Community Safety Group Andrew Stark.
The author of a CRC report on the 2009 Black Saturday fires has been acknowledged for his contribution to community safety.
Students take part in a workshop on presentation skills.
Four CRC PhD students had the chance to present their research as part of a three-minute-thesis at the latest Research Advisory Forum (RAF) in Sydney on 12 and 13 April.
Dr Marta Yebra conducting a grassland fire experiment. Photo: Carolina Luiz
The first web-based system in Australia to assist land managers and fire agencies monitor live fuel moisture in vegetation was showcased recently in a webinar.
Steve Sutton with end-users Mike Redford and Otto Campion from the Aboriginal Researcher Practitioners Network.
CRC end-user partners, researchers and PhD students from across the country gathered in Sydney last week to attend the CRC’s biannual Research Advisory Forum.
Fires in Portugal. Photo: Joao Clerigo (CC BY-NC 2.0)
A European based research project is linking several major organisations, including the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, on bushfire research and response.
Dr Veronique Florec talks at AFAC17.
Registrations are now open for AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the annual conference of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC.
Japan deployment. Photo: Tim Fox AFSM
A new national learning and training resource has been created by researchers to strengthen leadership and learning.
Photographs taken by field or aerial observers are essential. Photo: Stephen Wilkes.
Predicting blow up bushfires and fire thunderstorms.
Preparing communities for sea level rise and increased coastal flooding is a difficult task. Photo: Julie G (CC BY-ND 2.0)
As Texas and the Caribbean continue to recover from last year’s North Atlantic hurricane season, it is time for coastal communities to reflect on what makes a resilient community in the face of more frequent storm events, rising sea levels and changing coastal flooding patterns.
The Texas National Guard rescuing a Houston resident during Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey hit hard in Houston, America’s fourth largest city, in August last year. Is Australia’s largest city, Sydney, prone to similar catastrophic flooding in the future?
The International Day for Disaster Reduction panel.
On 2017's International Day for Disaster Reduction, the CRC gathered nearly 50 emergency management practitioners and researchers in Sydney to reflect on how at-risk communities are reducing their exposure to disasters.
The Elephant Hill Fire. Photo: Paul Simakoff Eliims
The first edition of Fire Australia for 2018 is now available, featuring research on predicting fire thunderstorms, catastrophic flood planning and the future impacts of rising sea levels on coastal communities.
Prescribed burning underway. Photo Veronique Florec
Not everything that is important can be assigned a dollar value, with research helping natural hazards managers justify the use and allocation of resources for mitigation efforts.
A flood wipes out a bridge in southern WA, February 2017. Photo: Dana Fairhead
Changing the focus of warning messages based on research has been the key to ensure critical safety advice is heard and acted upon.

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Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will be featured at this conference on the Gold Coast from 21-22 May 2018.

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AFAC17 logo

AFAC17 logo

All the resources from our 2017 conference

National research priorities for natural hazards

National research priorities for natural hazards

National priorities for research

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

Research findings from 2017 NSW fires

Four years of highlights

Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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