Holger Maier

Prof Holger Maier

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About
Prof Holger Maier

Holger Maier is Professor of Integrated Water Systems Engineering and Deputy Head of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Prior to joining the University in 1999, he worked as a consultant in the private and public sectors in South Australia, as a senior civil engineer with the Western Samoa Water Authority and as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. 

Holger's research is focussed on developing improved techniques for the sustainable management of water resources and infrastructure in an uncertain environment and includes elements of modelling, optimisation and multi criteria and uncertainty analysis. He has co-authored more than 10 book chapters and in excess of 100 refereed papers. He has received a number of national and international awards for his teaching and research.

Project leadership

What if an earthquake hit central Adelaide? A major flood on the Yarra River through Melbourne? A bushfire on the slopes of Mount Wellington over Hobart?

‘What if?’ scenario modelling through this project is helping government, planning authorities and emergency service agencies think through the costs and consequences of various options on preparing for major disasters on their infrastructure and natural environments and how these might change into the future.

The research is based on the premise that to reduce both the risk and cost of natural disasters, an integrated approach is needed to consider multiple hazards and a range of mitigation options.

Research team

AFAC19 poster
27 Aug 2019
Urban Planning systems have considerable potential: to modify the impacts of natural hazards upon...
27 Aug 2019
TWO DRIVING PRINCIPLESPrevention is better than cure - “Better to build a fence at the top of a...
Integrated Urban Planning for Natural Hazard Mitigation
18 Sep 2018
Urban Planning – UP systems have considerable potential to modify the impacts of natural hazards...
Tomorrow’s disasters - foresight principles, risk assessment and treatment
29 Jun 2017
When plans have an over-reliance on what happened in the past, the risk is that one misses the...
UNHaRMED: Unified Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation Exploratory Decision Support System
29 Jun 2017
UNHaRMED is a spatial decision support system (DSS) for planners and policy makers to assist in the...
Evaluating future risk & mitigation strategies: (semi) automatic calibration of dynamic exposure models
29 Jun 2017
Effective risk mitigation strategies must be designed for long-term resiliency across a range of...
Hedwig van Delden Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
We have developed a decision support system with potential to transform planning for risk reduction...
Charles Newland Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Developing hazard mitigation strategies through more efficient dynamic assessment of exposure by...
Graeme Riddell Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Risk is a complex combination of hazards, exposure and vulnerability.
Understanding How Dynamic Exposure Affects Risk by Using a Land Use Model
18 Aug 2015
Building on the evaluation of risk: incorporating the evolution of hazard risk over time with...

Resources credited

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Presentation-Slideshow 27 Aug 2019 Future risk framework: Understanding tomorrow’s risk and what we can do to reduce it PDF icon Save (2.88 MB) decision making, multi-hazard
Presentation-Slideshow 09 Jul 2019 Accounting for society’s influence on future disaster risk and how to develop proactive risk management strategies through integrated dynamic risk assessments PDF icon Save (2.89 MB) economics, emergency management, planning
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Jun 2019 UNHaRMED PDF icon Save (1.41 MB) mitigation, multi-hazard, planning
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Sep 2018 Applying UNHaRMED for risk reduction planning – Comparing strategies and long-term effectiveness. PDF icon Save (4.44 MB) mitigation, planning
Presentation-Audio-Video 26 Aug 2018 A spatial decision support system for natural hazard risk reduction policy assessment and planning: Holger Maier lecture File Save (0 bytes) decision making, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 17 Apr 2018 Decision Support System for Assessment of Policy and Planning Investment Options PDF icon Save (3.1 MB) decision making, emergency management, mitigation
HazardNoteEdition 25 May 2017 Planning for the future: prioritising mitigation options and improving risk reduction PDF icon Save (262.21 KB) decision making, economics, mitigation
HazardNoteEdition 15 Dec 2016 What can economics offer emergency services? PDF icon Save (891.78 KB) decision making, economics, policy
Presentation-Audio-Video 27 Oct 2016 Economics and strategic decisions - cluster overview File Save (0 bytes) decision making, economics, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 30 Aug 2016 A spatial decision support system for natural hazard risk reduction policy assessment and planning - Holger Maier PDF icon Save (5.83 MB) decision making, economics, mitigation
Presentation-Slideshow 17 May 2016 Spatial decision support system for natural hazard risk reduction policy assessment and planning PDF icon Save (15.12 MB) decision making, planning, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 11 Sep 2015 Natural Hazard Decision Support System PDF icon Save (3.3 MB) decision making
Presentation-Slideshow 10 Apr 2015 Natural Hazard Decision Support System 2015 NSW RAF Presentation PDF icon Save (3.28 MB) decision making, planning, policy
Presentation-Slideshow 08 Sep 2014 Natural hazard decision support system PDF icon Save (3.21 MB) decision making, mitigation
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Mar 2014 Decision support system for assessment of policy and planning investment options for optimal natural hazard mitigation PDF icon Save (634.1 KB) decision making, economics

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