Murray Carter

Murray Carter

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The 2015 Productivity Commission’s report on natural disaster funding arrangements in Australia found that governments overinvest in post-disaster reconstruction and underinvest in mitigation activities that would limit the impact of natural disasters. Given the multitude of natural hazards that require mitigation and response from government agencies and the tighter budgets at both state and national levels, natural hazards managers are increasingly under pressure to justify the use and allocation of resources for mitigation efforts.
Research team:

Position for a new disaster risk modelling researcher:

The University of Adelaide has a post-doctoral research position open for this team and is seeking a candidate for a two year research position on disaster risk modelling and mitigation within the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, with a primary focus on long-term bushfire risk reduction. Find the position description and more information on the University of Adelaide careers page. Applications close 30 August 2020.


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.

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