Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery

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….

Sampson Flat bushfires: Fire victims helped to navigate planning ‘maze’

Original article ran in In Daily: Adelaide Independent News on 9 June 2015 by Bension Siebert A team of architects and planners is working pro bono to help victims of the Sampson Flat bushfires rebuild…

Wait continues for Natural Disaster declarations for Bellingen and Nambucca

Original article ran 26 May 2015 on ABC News by Ann Barker Two Mid North Coast Councils are still waiting to be declared disaster areas, almost a month after flooding hit the region. Both Bellingen…

Disaster relief payments top $29 million for Central Coast residents following deadly super storm

Original article published on The Daily Telegraph 6 June 1015 by Matt Taylor Disaster relief payments have topped $29 million for Central Coast residents following the deadly super storm in late April. More than 24,000…

Data disaster: Do GIS systems protect Australians against extreme events?

Article published by Government News @Government_News by Marie Sansom on May 7, 2015 Government agencies and local councils are now increasingly routinely relying on Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to help them plan for disasters, expedite rescues…

Keynote Highlight: Elizabeth McNaughton and Duncan Gibb to present jointly on Canterbury earthquake recovery

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference continues to support the Disaster and Emergency Management community with a strong focus on natural disasters and 2015 marks the 4th year of the event. The ANZDM…

Rise in natural disasters but decline in deaths, report finds

Despite a rise in the number of natural disasters over the last four and half decades, there has actually been a decline in the number of fatalities. Rise in natural disasters but decline in deaths,…

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,…

What is disaster resilience education?

Community disaster education is an integral component of emergency management in Australia and around the world. Its main goal is to promote public safety and, to a lesser extent, reduce damages. However, many governments around…

Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations

  Lewis Milford President, Clean Energy Group (CEG) Court Finds NYC Disabled Not Adequately Protected After Sandy; Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of…
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