The Four Steps to Effective Recovery from Mental Illness

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is almost here again, this year the Conference will be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Mr Kevin Humphreys, Chief…

Changing Expectations: Local Leaders in Community Disaster Preparedness

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is almost here again, this year the Conference will be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Assoc Prof Valerie Ingham,…

Supporting the Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Recovery of Babies, Young Children and Families Impacted by Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as floods, fires, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis and droughts can have a significant short or long term physical and emotional impact on all ages, regardless of whether one is directly or indirectly affected….

Who are Australia’s Emergency Managers?

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is almost here again, this year the Conference will be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Mr Dudley Mcardle, Senior…

What’s So Different About Recovery Planning?

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is almost here again, this year the Conference will be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Mrs Ronnie Faggotter, Director,…

How meteorologists forecast the weather

Meteorologists take weather information—some of it highly technical, from many different sources and turn it into a digestible story that people can use to make decisions about their lives. But what information goes into a forecast?…

Major flooding events follow 40-year cycle in south-east Queensland, study suggests.

The next serious widespread south-east Queensland flooding event could happen in 2050, according to an analysis of historical flood data for the region. Using Bureau of Meteorology’s Australian flood data across 10 south-east Queensland catchments…

Floods don’t occur randomly, so why do we still plan as if they do?

Most major floods in South East Queensland arrive in five-year bursts, once every 40 years or so, according to our new research. Yet flood estimation, protection and management approaches are still designed on the basis that flood risk…

The M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake: Lessons in Social Media and Communication

At 12.02am November 14, 2016 the ground began to shake on the South Island of New Zealand. The earthquake ruptured along an approximately 180 kilometre length of the coast and displaced the ground horizontally and…
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