Disaster Risk Reduction

Bureau of Meteorology predicts possible cyclone, El Nino this Wet season

Long-range weather forecasters are warning Top Enders to brace themselves for another eventful Wet season with a possible cyclone and heavy rains predicted. The cyclone predictions come as clouds of uncertainty hang over when the…

New resilience strategy highlights the disasters that could bring Sydney to a shuddering halt

Australia’s largest metropolis has simply been “lucky” to avoid a city stopping disaster, a group of resilience experts have said. But Sydney’s luck could be about to run out, and if the city isn’t felled…

Australian Defence Force to assist Commonwealth Games security operation

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will assist Gold Coast authorities in ensuring the security of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ADF, who are responsible for Australia’s army, navy and air force, will deploy 1,000 personnel…

Volunteering for disaster risk reduction

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held over the 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast, Queensland. Mr Darryl Glover, Project Manager at the State Emergency Service joins…

Ebola guidelines for mass events

Guidelines covering mass gatherings worldwide in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak have been developed by Flinders University’s World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings and High Consequence Events, located in Adelaide, South…

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,…

Variability and trends in temperature and precipitation extremes

The severe flooding and bushfires in recent times have been a pertinent reminder of the risks our society faces from extreme weather events. The Bureau of Meteorology provides information about the risks of extreme heat or…

The role of local government in emergency recovery

A case study of the Waimakariri District Council’s post-earthquake Community-based Recovery Framework. The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2013 wishes to thank Dr Suzanne Vallance, Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand, who…

Resilience to fires and floods: The importance of the response process

Resilience has been identified as an “ordinary magic”, (Masten 2001) but it only occurs in a proportion of the population. Since there is a lack of evidence to suggest it is a uniform phenomenon, the…
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