extreme weather

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…

Queensland Builds Resilience to Extreme Weather Events with Largest-Ever Flood Study

The Queensland Government has released what it calls the “most detailed and comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia” in an effort to help the state prepare for future extreme weather events. The Brisbane River…

Why Australian schools need a national policy on coping with heatwaves

Many parts of Australia have been experiencing a long-running heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in some areas. So what impact is this having on schools? And is it time for the government to…

Longer, hotter summers predicted in extreme weather report by Climate Council

Imagine a city where 265 days a year, the temperature rises above 35C. The residents of Darwin in 2090 will not have to imagine it, because for them, it may well be their reality. As…
February 9, 2017

Staying healthy in the heat

Queensland Health Prolonged hot weather can affect anybody. It may make existing medical conditions worse and can cause heat-related illness. In some cases heat effects may be fatal. It may also affect community infrastructure such…
December 2, 2016

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…

With more heatwaves to come, how will our cities hold up?

By Jane Mullett, RMIT University and Darryn McEvoy, RMIT University Australia’s south east is currently sweltering under an intense heatwave, one that is likely to become the second longest heatwave on record in the region….

State of emergency declared as bushfire conditions worsen

By Rick Feneley, Judith Whelan  Oct. 21, 2013, 7 a.m. Hundreds of thousands of people face a growing bushfire calamity, with the entire Blue Mountains area as well as Penrith and Richmond in danger of…

The Value of Engineering and Logistics Capabilities Collaborating in Support of Disaster Management

Highly skilled engineers and logisticians provide critical value to disaster recovery programs in Australia. As enabling professions to disaster management engineers and logisticians are often employed across projects, programs and organisations, yet their relationship is…
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