5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

Being better prepared, more capable and more resilient in disaster

The 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference wrapped up on Tuesday after two days of meaningful collaboration and discussion of issues impacting preparedness, resilience, response and capability. Closing Keynote Speaker Associate…

New technologies, cost of natural disasters discussed at emergency management conference

Many of the region’s leading experts on emergency management have gathered on the Gold Coast to discuss emerging technologies in the field as well as the human and financial costs of natural disasters as reported…

Five ways we could do disaster relief better

This week in Istanbul, the world’s leading humanitarian agencies, donors and governments are hammering out solutions for a world in crisis. Over the last two decades disasters affected some 218 million people each year. We’re seeing more…

Staying a Step Ahead of a Natural Disaster

Impacts from natural disasters are on the rise, posing a growing threat to economies and the lives of millions of people around the world and smart investments in preparedness and resilience can keep natural hazards…

Damage from natural disasters expected to double by 2030

The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in the state of Victoria that broke out on February 7 that year rank among Australia’s worst natural disasters. Some 173 people were killed when 400 fires — fuelled by…

Natural disaster funding under discussion

Natural disaster funding totalling $1 billion has been withheld by two years in a hidden Budget decision the State Government says leaves an unexpected hole in its coffers. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad last night attacked…

Countdown to Disaster and Emergency Management Conference quick last chance to register!

The 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference; Earth, Fire and Rain is less than 3 weeks away and there is still time to register to attend this not to be missed…

Emergency Volunteering Service Launches

Volunteering Victoria has launched a pilot program to coordinate volunteers for disaster relief and recovery activities to mark National Volunteer Week. The HelpOUT program, launched on Tuesday, will run in Geelong and surrounding areas. It…

Drones helping firefighters find source of Canada’s ‘Costliest Natural Disaster’

The news is filled with stories about people who use drones in ways that endanger lives. It wasn’t long ago that drones kept firefighters from fighting life-threatening blazes in California. But firefighters battling an Alberta firestorm that…

Aerial imagery reveals Kurnell tornado damage

On 16 December 2015, heavy storm warnings left Sydney residents shocked when they saw “Tornado warnings” on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website.  Due to the storm, the NSW State Emergency Services received 650 call…
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