Natural Disasters

Effective Risk and Warning Communication During Natural Hazards

About this project This project, Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards, commenced in 2014 and adopts a multi-hazards approach to examine the effectiveness of response and recovery communication in communities affected by natural…

Using the SSVI Technique for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Natural hazards pose significant threats to Australian communities. Failing to identify and support the most vulnerable communities is a recipe for disaster. In this regard, the concept of social vulnerability has long emerged as a…

Dungog Floods: A Case Study Of Spontaneous Coordination and Community Led Recovery

In April 2015 the small rural community of Dungog, in the Hunter Valley region of NSW, experienced a significant flooding event which resulted in the loss of 3 lives and the inundation of over 100…

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….

Natural disasters are affecting Australia’s most disadvantaged

Bushfires have been the most common natural disaster in New South Wales over the past decade, according to a study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports. The study, the first of its kind, looked at disaster…
November 9, 2016

Australia a regional leader in natural disaster response

Australia is a regional leader in responding to natural disaster and humanitarian crises, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, minister for international development and the Pacific, has indicated in a statement. “Australia’s humanitarian assistance helps to save lives and…

Preparing for Disasters

Emergencies can strike at any time and can destroy homes and valuables, damage your health, upset routines and can lead to significant financial pressures. Some of us feel the effects of a disaster for a…

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…

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…
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