ESIC truck will be stopping traffic at Disaster Management Conference

We are pleased and excited to announce that state of the art Emergency Services Integrated Communications (ESIC) vehicle will be attending the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held at…

Nepal earthquake a year on – collaboration remains central to building disaster resilience

It has been a been a year since the Nepal earthquake which topped the list of natural disasters in 2015. The magnitude 7.8 quake that struck outside of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu was the worst to…

Defining community resilience: where to begin?

Article by Paul Barnes, The Strategist – commentary and analysis site of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, an independent, non-partisan think tank based in Canberra. Australia’s new Defence White Paper has plenty to say about a ‘secure,…

University Students Lighting the Way for Cutting Edge Fire Research

For the second time in five years, a student from Griffith University and for the first time a student from The University of Queensland have been awarded the South East Queensland (SEQ) Fire and Biodiversity…

A new way to detect tsunamis – cargo ships

Racing across ocean basins at speeds over 500 miles per hour, tsunamis can wreak devastation along coastlines thousands of miles from their origin. Our modern tsunami detection networks reliably detect these events hours in advance…

Aerial mapping proving useful to Pacific disaster management

A New Zealand engineer says unique aerial mapping technology used in Fiji after Cyclone Winston, could be hugely beneficial to the wider region in times of disaster. The technology was used on photographs of Fiji…

2015’s biggest insured disasters

The global insurance industry got off easy in 2015, sort of. While the $37 million in insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters was well under the 10-year average of $62 billion, the year…

Summer’s Over But The Bushfire Season Continues

Summer is ending but firefighters are preparing for more months of hot, dry and dangerous weather as advocacy groups warn of fatigue setting in. The Australian Climate and Firefighters Alliance members reported this year’s fires…

Keynote speaker announcement: Mr Jonathan Coppel, Productivity Commissioner – Natural Disaster Funding, Productivity Commission

We are pleased to announce keynote speaker Mr Jonathan Coppel, Commissioner at the Productivity Commission who will speak at the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference; Earth, Fire and Rain 30-31…

Paper Announcement: Download 2015 Disaster and Emergency Management Conference papers and podcasts

The Conference Committee have made the 2015 Conference “Book of Proceedings” and a selection of podcasts available online giving you access to information presented at the 4th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management…
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