Resilience

Community Resilience and Community Led Recovery: One is Reality, the Other an Achievable Goal

Australian emergency management strategies, frameworks and plans consistently reflect the desire to create and support resilient communities, capable of responding and adapting to any disaster that affects them.   This aspiration is reflected at the…

Developing Organisational Resilience: Organisational Mindfulness and Mindful Organising

Safety science researchers have proposed that the fifth age of safety has begun and have identified it as an adaptive age, one which is being depicted as where a fluid adaptive organisational culture will need…

Enhancing Resilience in MÄori Communities

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held this month over 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast (previously Jupiter’s), Queensland. Ms Meagan Edhouse, Emergency Management Advisor,…

The key to resilience is awareness, but how do we become aware?

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held this month over 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast (previously Jupiter’s), Queensland. Mrs Lisa Cameron de Vries, Technical Director at…

Bushfires: Have You Treated Your Risks?

The elemental power and intensity of bushfires can wreak widespread destruction beyond our abilities to control them. However, we can make ourselves much safer during the bushfire season, and it’s not just about cleaning the…

Defining Community Resilience

How do you define community resilience? And how do you apply this to disaster risk reduction and emergency planning? “While ‘community resilience’ is referred to in many post-incident reviews we do not, arguably, fully understand…

Sunshine Coast Council wins national disaster resilience award

The development of an innovative disaster hub that delivers real-time information on disasters to reduce public risk has resulted in Sunshine Coast Council winning a 2016 Resilient Australia Award. The win was announced at a…

Disaster resilience Natural Disasters $33 Billion Per Year by 2050

Disaster resilience: According to a Deloitte Access Economics Report commissioned by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities, natural disasters in Australia are expected to cost $33 billion per year by 2050….
August 1, 2016

Flood disaster scenario rehearsal to make Melbourne communities more resilient

Rehearsing a disaster scenario inside a relief centre may not be everyone’s idea of how to spend a weekend but that is what has been happening in North Melbourne. Arts House at North Melbourne town…
July 11, 2016

Nepal earthquake a year on – collaboration remains central to building disaster resilience

It has been a been a year since the Nepal earthquake which topped the list of natural disasters in 2015. The magnitude 7.8 quake that struck outside of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu was the worst to…
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