Safe at home, school and work
All around the world on 13 October each year the International Day for Disaster Reduction highlights how at risk communities are reducing their exposure to disasters.
The CRC hosted a public talk at Customs House in Sydney, featuring a line up of speakers from diverse fields.
Speakers explored Australia’s contribution to reducing impacts from a range of natural disasters.
- What are the challenges we face in preparing and responding to natural disasters and how can they be addressed?
- What can we do today to ensure that the impacts are less tomorrow?
- What policies need to be created, better implemented or changed at a national, state and local level?
This year’s event was held in conjunction with the Attorney-General's Department and the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, with the support of our partner Risk Frontiers.
Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Sydney
Emergency Management Australia
Risk Frontiers and Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Office of Emergency Management NSW
NSW Rural Fire Service
A video of the event will be on this webpage soon.
Meanwhile, see highlights from last year's event in Melbourne 2016.
To learn more about the International Day for Disaster Reduction visit the UNISDR site.