Keynote speaker announcement: Mr Jonathan Coppel

We are pleased to announce Mr Jonathan Coppel, Productivity Commissioner – Natural Disaster Funding, Productivity Commission as a keynote speaker at the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference to be held…

Download Disaster Management conference papers and podcasts

The Committee have made the 2015 Conference “Book of Proceedings” and a selection of podcasts available online, giving access to information presented at the at the Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. The link will expire…

The role of media in disaster management

In the wake of sufferings caused by natural and man-made disasters in the last couple of decades, a new realisation is taking place in the contemporary world. There prevails a general comprehension to minimise the…
January 28, 2016

Setting the standard for disaster management – the podcast

Queensland is committed to disaster management excellence, and the safety of all Queenslanders. The Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management has been charged with establishing the means to provide confidence in the disaster management system. …
January 22, 2016

Insurance losses from summer catastrophes in Australia pass half a billion dollars

Updated figures from the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) show the combined cost of the four catastrophes it has declared since November has passed $515 million. Over the past seven weeks, the ICA has declared…

Joanna Batstone, PhD, Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research to present at this year’s conference

Joanna Batstone, Ph.D., is the Vice President and Lab Director, IBM Research – Australia and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Australia and New Zealand. Previously she was Vice President, Architecture & Technical Solution Design, IBM Global…
January 21, 2016

Present at the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

Around the world communities are continually faced with catastrophic natural disasters including floods, bushfires, cyclones, earthquake, tsunamis and severe weather events. The results can be devastating with significant consequences to infrastructure, communities, businesses and the…

PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE. Bushfire safety series.

Are you bushfire prepared? Are your family and home at risk? You don’t have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire – just close enough to be affected by burning material, embers…

Brisbane weather: How to cope with severe thunderstorm events

Queensland’s regular storm season runs from October to March, but every year there are some caught unawares when severe thunderstorms roll from the inland regions to the coast. Here are four steps you can take to…

Submit Your Abstract for the 2016 Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

The 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held at Jupiter’s Gold Coast, QLD on the 30-31 May 2016. Authors or organisations interested in presenting at the Conference are invited to…
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