New study shows bushfire risk rising for Yarra Ranges towns

NEW research has shown Yarra Ranges towns are likely to face an increased risk of major bushfires in the coming years, as authorities warn residents to start planning for the worst. The Department of Environment,…

How do we prevent, prepare, respond and recover from disasters and emergencies in 2015?

How do we prevent, prepare, respond and recover from disasters and emergencies in 2015? The Program Committee would like to offer you the opportunity to showcase your new research, project or case study at the…

Is social media responsible for your safety during a disaster?

By Andrew Quodling, Queensland University of Technology and Emma Potter, Queensland University of Technology Given the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s not surprising so many people use social media in crises such as floods,…
January 13, 2015

Maps made from mobile phone records could help plan for the next tsunami or Ebola outbreak

By Andrew J Tatem, University of Southampton There are now more mobile phones in use than there are people in the world to use them – some 7.2 billion phones. Mobile phones are becoming integral…

Meet the #ANZDMC Speakers: Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM

Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM is a Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference at Jupiters Gold Coast on the 4 – 5 May 2015. 2015 will be the 4th Annual…

Call for Abstracts: 2015 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration in the 2015 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference program. The Call for Abstracts is now open and submissions are being accepted via the…

Communication Capacity Increased

THE increased capacity provided by Telstra’s 700MHz spectrum will help manage data traffic during large-scale incidents such as natural disasters. The NewsMail reported last week that the introduction of the 700MHz frequency on the 4G…

A SAFER Community – a Discussion Paper (SA)

A SAFER Community – a Discussion Paper (South Australian Fire Emergency & Rescue) was released in South Australia on 16 September 2014. As part of the process of responding to the Holloway Review into the Fire…

NSW SES Young Volunteers of the Year 2014

NSW SES Queanbeyan volunteer Brent Hunter and NSW SES Armidale-Dumaresq volunteer Shirley Heap were this evening honoured as the inaugural NSW State Emergency Service Young Volunteers of the Year in a ceremony at NSW Parliament House. In…
September 12, 2014

How building codes save homes from cyclones, and how they don’t

By Wendy Miller, Queensland University of Technology During Queensland’s preparations for Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman advised residents who lived in older houses (those built before 1985) to evacuate their homes as…
August 4, 2014
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