Pets and people, preparedness for disasters (P3D)

Another summer of natural disasters unfolds across Australia . The Emergency Services across the Eastern States issue warnings and alerts for bushfires and floods, and advising communities in some areas to evacuate. How prepared are pet owners for managing their pets…

The role of local government in emergency recovery

A case study of the Waimakariri District Council’s post-earthquake Community-based Recovery Framework. The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2013 wishes to thank Dr Suzanne Vallance, Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand, who presented at the last conference held…

Resilience to fires and floods: The importance of the response process

Resilience has been identified as an “ordinary magic”, (Masten 2001) but it only occurs in a proportion of the population. Since there is a lack of evidence to suggest it is a uniform phenomenon, the question remains – Can anything…

Christchurch’s CARDBOARD cathedral replaces 132-year-old Gothic building destroyed by 2011 earthquake

Reported by Anna Edwards 14 August 2013 Rising from the rubble: The city’s historic Anglican cathedral has been brought back to life. The £2m project saw a 700 capacity cathedral built using cardboard tubes. More than two years after the…

The Role of NGOs in Building Sustainable Community Resilience

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference  would like to thank Ms Julie Molloy, Director, Social Engagements, Volunteering Queensland for presenting this paper at the 2013 conference held 28-30 May Mercure Brisbane. Julie discussed the broad role…

Animals Matter in Disasters – the New Zealand approach

 Our community expects a well-coordinated and efficient response to animal welfare issues during adverse events like storms. We are vulnerable, too, to international trade repercussions, unless we can demonstrate the highest standards of animal care. Consumers in our export markets…

Abstracts Open for 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held QT Hotel, Gold Coast 5th-7th May. Abstracts are open! Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract outlining the aims,…

Abstracts Open for 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held QT Hotel, Gold Coast 5th-7th May. Abstracts open next week Monday 5th August 2013! Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit…

Emergency Response Intelligence Capability: Improving Situational Awareness in the Aust Govt Dept of Human Services

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference would like to thank Mr John Dickinson, Director Emergency Management, Australian Government Department of Human Services who presented on the Emergency Response Intelligence Capability (ERIC) project at our recent event 28-30…

CSIRO helps Human Services tackle disasters

 itNEWS reported by Paris Cowan on Jul 30, 2013 Emergency management tool ready for action. A five-year partnership between the CSIRO and Department of Human Services (DHS) has produced ERIC, a web-based emergency management tool that will guide the department’s…