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18
Jan

Australia’s ‘Deadliest Natural Hazard’: What’s Your Heatwave Plan?

Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat. Working with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology, my colleagues and I surveyed 250 residents and 60 business managers in Western Sydney and the NSW North

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20
Apr

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 Australia. The guidelines are being used by international event organisers and health authorities to plan for large scale public events

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17
Jan

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. So what have we learnt from the heatwave of 2009, also responsible for the Black Saturday fires, and how will

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25
Nov

New laws to protect emergency services

Nov. 18, 2013, 9:44 a.m. I was pleased to see this week the NSW government will introduce laws to streamline hazard reduction processes, strengthen offences and protect emergency service workers. The laws will encourage home owners to responsibly manage fire risks on their properties, allow the Rural Fire Service to direct a Bush Fire Management

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06
Sep

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 rarely examined.  The combination of their services and the impacts that both professions contribute is rarely acknowledged in driving effective

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03
Sep

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 rainfall occurring, based on historical occurrence as well as short range weather forecasts. These climatological risks can be specified in

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02
Aug

Abstracts Open for 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held QT Hotel, Gold Coast 5th-7th May. Abstracts open next week Monday 5th August 2013! Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about

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01
Aug

CSIRO helps Human Services tackle disasters

 itNEWS reported by Paris Cowan on Jul 30, 2013 Emergency management tool ready for action. A five-year partnership between the CSIRO and Department of Human Services (DHS) has produced ERIC, a web-based emergency management tool that will guide the department’s response to the coming summer disaster season. The Emergency Response Intelligence Capability (ERIC) maps data

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22
Jul

Making a Difference: Flood victim

Yahoo!7     July 19 John Tyson lost his wife and son in Toowoomba’s flash flood of 2011. Now he’s developed a building product that’s disaster resilient. Kay McGrath reports.

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15
Jul

Spatial Information for Social Protection and Disaster Management

To assess, monitor and respond to the needs of people affected by both natural disasters and more subtle global and local socio-economic shocks, accurate, up-to-date and fine-grained information about communities and their exposure to hazard is required, particularly given the spatial variability in the characteristics of the land and the its inhabitants. Effective coordination of

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