Spatial Information for Social Protection and Disaster Management

To assess, monitor and respond to the needs of people affected by both natural disasters and more subtle global and local socio-economic shocks, accurate, up-to-date and fine-grained information about communities and their exposure to hazard is required, particularly given the…

Support mental health and wellbeing amongst children after a natural disaster

Disaster recovery programs are typically aimed to address concrete needs of communities in disaster impacted areas. The post-disaster psychological vulnerability of impacted populations, particularly of children and adolescents, is now widely documented. Teachers are ideally placed to administer early intervention strategies…

Additional Disaster Assistance for Victorian farmers

        Joint Media Release Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Management Special Minister of State Minister for the Public Service and Integrity The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP Deputy Premier of Victoria Minister for Regional and Rural Development The…

The True Value of Volunteer Emergency Services: Their Role in Building Social Capital and Disaster Resilient Communities.

Traditionally the value of our organisations are measured on saving lives, protecting property and infrastructure, the delivery of first aid/medical treatment and recovery support. Whilst many have measured the economic value of their services, the true value of a service…

Effective use of Mobile Apps & Online Space during Disasters

It seems the popularity of smartphones and mobile applications are driving demand for mobile disaster information.  Kim Amos (Chief Executive Officer, Bold Communications) and Mr Rick Hoys (Chief Executive Officer, iApps) recently spoke on this at the recent Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference…

Flooded Victorian communities to receive disaster assistance

Joint Media Release Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Management Special Minister of State Minister for the Public Service and Integrity The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services The Hon Kim Wells MP 29 June 2013…

Additional disaster assistance for NSW farmers

        Joint Media Release Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Management The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services The Hon Michael Gallacher 24 June 2013 Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus…

Experience in Local Community Engagement for Prepardness Planning in Auckland

Community expectations with regard to Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) have evolved over recent years in New Zealand.  The experience in Auckland and Northland is built on the principles that: Individuals in the community are the first responders. Community organisations…

Floods in Alberta, Canada Cause Power Outages

June 25, 2013 by Linda Hardesty Heavy rains and flooding in Alberta, Canada, swelled the Bow and Elbow rivers, flooding Calgary and cutting power. The outages could cripple businesses in the Canadian oil capital for weeks or even months, reports the…