Natural Disasters

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,…

Black Swan program launched at Torrens Resilience Institute

A new resilience building program covering ‘Black Swan’ events has been launched by the Torrens Resilience Institute in South Australia. The term Black Swan refers to very low probability and high consequence events that are…

Resident turns heat on fire app after Black Hill blaze

Residents in bushfire-prone areas are being reminded never to rely on one channel for emergency information following complaints about details provided by the FireReady smartphone app during this month’s Black Hill blaze. Noel Harvey, who…

Maps made from mobile phone records could help plan for the next tsunami or Ebola outbreak

By Andrew J Tatem, University of Southampton There are now more mobile phones in use than there are people in the world to use them – some 7.2 billion phones. Mobile phones are becoming integral…

Toll Remote Logistics

Given the increasing occurrence of natural disasters in the Asia/Pacific, a proactive approach in disaster preparedness and response will provide Governments and the community reassurance knowing that immediate life support services can be supplied in…
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