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The AFAC16 Research Forum opened with Laurie Hammond
The AFAC16 Research Forum opened with Laurie Hammond
Date
30 Aug 2016

Brisbane 2016: annual conference

More than 2500 emergency management personnel and volunteers, researchers and fire industry professionals gathered in Brisbane at the end of August to hear the latest research findings, explore new approaches to disaster management and learn about new life-saving technologies.

AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, was the largest emergency management conference and exhibition in Australasia, held from 30 August to 1 September at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More than 430 emergency managers and researchers attended the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative CRC Research Forum on the first day of the conference, with attendees learning new and innovative ways to keep communities safe from natural hazards.

Dr Richard Thornton, CEO of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC said the combined conference and research forum highlighted the importance of relationships between research and the emergency services.

“To have the connectedness that exists and continues to evolve between researchers and emergency management practitioners is fantastic. These critical relationships are increasingly important, and a key aspect of what the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is about. These partnerships are more important now than ever as we continue to embed research findings into practice,” said Dr Thornton.

The research proceedings are available for download below. Note that a further seven papers will appear in a special issue of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management, published in October. Another popular element of the exhibition space was the 160 posters on display in the Knowledge Lounge. The posters and Research Forum presentations are online on the TABS below.

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PDF Version: The Proceedings have been published in a PDF for reference and citation and are available from the CRC publications collection.

Online Versions: All the speaker slides, extended abstracts, and more than 100 posters are available to download through the [tabs] on this page below.

Conference website: For copies of the program or other conference materials, please visit the conference website.


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The Hon. Bill Byrne, Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, opened the conference.
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Richard Thornton presenting the Outstanding Achievement award to Prof Vivienne Tippett and Andrew Richards.
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Year Type Citation
2016 Conference Paper Dharssi, I. & Kumar, V. A high-resolution land dryness analysis system for Australia. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Riddell, G. et al. A spatial decision support system for natural hazard risk reduction policy assessment and planning. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Kloetzke, T., Mason, M. S. & Krupar, III, R. Evaluating topographic influences on the near-surface wind field of Tropical Cyclone Ita (2014) using WRF-ARW. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Krupar, III, R. & Mason, M. S. Forecasting the impact of tropical cyclones using global numerical weather prediction ensemble forecasts: a Tropical Cyclone Marcia (2015) wind and rainfall case study. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Harwood, J., Smith, D. J. & Henderson, D. Building community cyclone resilience through academic and community partnership. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Quill, R. et al. Wind speed reduction induced by post-fire vegetation regrowth. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Hetzel, Y., Janekovic, I. & Pattiaratchi, C. Improved predictions of Australian extreme sea levels through a coupled wave-surge model. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Haworth, B., Whittaker, J. & Bruce, E. Using participatory mapping to harness local knowledge and increase community connectedness in bushfire preparation. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Maqsood, T., Wehner, M., Dale, K. & Edwards, M. Development of flood mitigation strategies for Australian residential buildings. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper McLennan, B. J., Molloy, J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. Harnessing the capacities of spontaneous volunteers: application and adaptation of the Queensland model. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Tolhurst, K. G. & McCarthy, G. J. Effect of prescribed burning on wildfire severity - a landscape case study from the 2003 fires in Victoria. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Chalak, M., Florec, V., Hailu, A., Gibson, F. L. & Pannell, D. J. Integrated economic assessment of flood management options for Adelaide. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Sutton, S. How do island communities balance disaster resilience and what can mainlanders learn from that?. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Rae, E., Campbell, P., Haynes, K., Gissing, A. & Coates, L. Preventing flood related fatalities: a focus on people driving through floodwater. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Every, D. "I think I'm going to be frightened out of my wits" psychological preparedness and vulnerability: insights from the Sampson Flat fire. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Li, Y., Grimaldi, S., Wright, A., Walker, J. & Pauwels, V. Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing data. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Neale, T. The social life of science in bushfire policy and planning: tales from Victoria and the Northern Territory. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Eburn, M. & Cary, G. J. You own the fuel but who owns the fire?. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper McCarthy, N., McGowan, H. & Guyot, A. The bushfire convective plume experiment: mobile radar observations of pyro-convection from the Mt Bolton fire, 2016. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Ronan, K. & Towers, B. Evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence: moving towards scaled implementation in child-centred disaster risk reduction. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Gibson, F. L., Pannell, D. J., Rogers, A., Kragt, M. & Hailu, A. Non-market valuation in the economic analysis of natural hazards. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Florec, V., Pannell, D. J., Burton, M., Kelso, J. & Milne, G. Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Whittaker, J. Opportunities and challenges of citizen-led recovery in post-disaster settings. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Rumsewicz, M. Research proceedings from the 2016 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC conference. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC annual conference 2016 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
2016 Conference Paper Thurston, W., Tory, K. J., Fawcett, R. J. B. & Kepert, J. D. The effects of turbulent plume dynamics on long-range spotting. AFAC16 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).
Elisa Lumantarna Conference Poster 2016

This poster introduces a rapid seismic assessment method for reinforced concrete buildings in regions of low to moderate seismicity such as Australia.

Katharine Haynes Conference Poster 2016

This project is measuring and gaining a greater understanding of the impacts of natural hazards in terms of the toll of human life, injuries and building damage in order to provide an evidence base for emergency management policy and practice.

Sarah Hall Conference Poster 2016

How does operating on-call from home impact sleep, even when no call occurs?

Ryan Hoult Conference Poster 2016

Poor performance has been exhibited by lightly reinforced concrete walls in past earthquake events, including single-crack failures from a large concentration of plasticity occurring over a short height at the wall base.

Emma Singh Conference Poster 2016

Can graph theory techniques help with emergency response and optimal lifeline network recovery?

Sally Ferguson Conference Poster 2016

These various projects are looking at firefighter health and safety, particularly looking at the effects of sleep and stress on operationaly readiness.

Jeremy Russell-Smith Conference Poster 2016

The project applies ecological-economic methods to help build the resilience and sustainability of remote Indigenous communities across northern Australia.

Kevin Ronan Conference Poster 2016

The national strategy for disaster resilience recognises disaster resilience education (DRE) as a priority.

Grace Vincent Conference Poster 2016

The aim of this research was to examine the relationship between firefighters’ sleep, physical activity, and physical task performance during real and simulated bushfire suppression.

Steve Sutton Conference Poster 2016

This project is about what went right –a disaster where the whole community responded in exactly the right way, at the right time saving tens of thousands of lives.

Ilona McNeill Conference Poster 2016

Children form a vulnerable demographic in both the response and recovery phases of natural disasters

Heather Bancroft Conference Poster 2016

This study will improve our knowledge of the prevalence of mental health disorders amongst Australian volunteer and career firefighters, as well as our understanding of the range of factors contributing to better and worse mental health outcomes.

Kate van Wezel Conference Poster 2016

Waanyi-Garawa rangers in the remote south-west gulf of carpentaria have long awaited inclusion of women in their highly successful fire abatement program.

Andrew Clarke Conference Poster 2016

This study investigated the retention of Key Fire Safety Messages (KFSM) by students and their parents following exposure to the Tasmanian Fire Service’s school fire education program.

Daniel Smith Conference Poster 2016

Many of us live in homes with vulnerabilities that contribute to community wind risk.

Melissa Parsons Conference Poster 2016

The Australian natural disaster resilience index (ANDRI) will assess the state of disaster resilience in Australia.

Mitchell Humphreys Conference Poster 2016

Internal pressures can contribute to a large portion of the net wind load on a building.

Joshua Whittaker Conference Poster 2016

Citizen participation is a key principle of disaster risk reduction and resilience building.

Anna Lukasiewicz Conference Poster 2016

Community resilience is dependent on more than just engineering and preperation

Child-centred disaster risk reduction: a holistic, rights-based conceptual framework

Child-centred disaster risk reduction (CC-DRR) is a flexible, rights-based, innovative approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) combining child-focused (for the children) and child-led (by the children) activities involving children, families, communities, non governmental organisations, emergency management agencies and governments (UNICEF, 2014; PLANUK, 2010; Save the Children, 2007).

Korah Parackal Conference Poster 2016

Peak wind loads on batten to truss connections on a typical gable roof house were examined using a 1/50 scale wind tunnel study.

Billy Haworth Conference Poster 2016

Involving communities is a prerequisite to sustainable disaster risk reduction.

Susan Hunt Conference Poster 2016

Disaster resilience policy is being implemented via a range of programs and activities across Australia.

Richard Krupar III Conference Poster 2016

The study of historical occurrences of natural disasters only provides a very limited view of the full range of risk Australia is exposed to.

Caroline Wenger Conference Poster 2016

Flooding is Australia's most expensive natural hazards

Kamarah Pooley Conference Poster 2016

(How) do interagency agreements between juvenile justice and fire and rescue services facilitate youth misuse of fire prevention?

Thomas Kloetzke Conference Poster 2016

This study utilises the advanced research version of the weather research and forecasting (WRF-ARW) model to investigate topographic influences on track and intensity of tropical cyclone ita (2014).

Michael Jones Conference Poster 2016

Using the principles of diversity acceptance and organisational inclusive behaviour

Timothy Neale Conference Poster 2016

Two case studies from the north and south Australia examine how science is being used to change how we anticiate and mitigate natural hazards illustraate some common opportunities and challenges

Megan McCarthy Conference Poster 2016

This project is leveraging current initiatives, programs and research on prevention and preparedness by providing complementary research on the impact of animals on response and recovery, both for the community and responders.

Tariq Maqsood Conference Poster 2016

The main objective of this research is to identify cost-effective strategies to mitigate damage to residential buildings from riverine floods.

Bill Calcutt Conference Poster 2016

Australian emergency services face a range of contemporary challenges, including the ongoing availability and effective utilization of a skilled volunteer workforce

Veronique Florec Conference Poster 2016

This project evaluates the tangible and intagible costs and benefits of natural hazards and mitigation options to help decision makers prioritise investments

Lisel O'Dwyer Conference Poster 2016

Emergency responders (ERS) have identified horse owners and horses as a priority in animal emergency management.

Roozbeh Hasanzadeh Conference Poster 2016

Statistical analyses show the considerable impacts of flood risk compared to other types of natural hazards

Yasha Hetzel Conference Poster 2016

This project is developing better predictions and forecasts for extreme water levels arising from storm surges, surface waves, continental shelf waves, meteorological tsunamis, mean sea level rise and the transition from tropical to extra-tropical cyclones.

Mehmet Ulubasoglu Conference Poster 2016

This project is investigating, at the national level, the economic impact of natural disasters on sectoral growth of the Australian economy. 

Rachel Westcott Conference Poster 2016

This study is developing best practice methods for preparedness and response practices in a bushfire, with the aim of enhancing community well-being and safety.

Weena Lokuge Conference Poster 2016

It is important to assess the vulnerability of bridges in an extreme flood event as these critical infrastructures contribute to the resilience of the community during and in the recovery stage of the event.

Maryam Nasim Conference Poster 2016

The research is focused on the assessment of the vulnerability of a concrete u-slab bridge as a bridge type widely used in australia and simulation of the structure exposed to the different flood intensities and its consequent log impact.

Timothy Ramm Conference Poster 2016

The design and evaluation of long-term coastal adaptation policies takes place under conditions of uncertainty

Hedwig van Delden Conference Poster 2016

We have developed a decision support system with potential to transform planning for risk reduction in Australia.

Vivienne Tippett Conference Poster 2016

Testing the elements of optimal emergency warnings: Some insights from 10 focus groups and 77 experiments of 3615 Australians

Amila Dissanayake Conference Poster 2016

Focus of this research is to assess the performance of existing composite steel girder bridges to most rational bushfire (bf) and hydrocarbon (hc) fire events.

Uriah Gravois Conference Poster 2016

This project will produce probabilistic assessments of coastal erosion and inundation risks associated with storm surge, particularly for events that are clustered in time

Charles Newland Conference Poster 2016

Developing hazard mitigation strategies through more efficient dynamic assessment of exposure by making the calibration of land use models automatic.

Melanie Baker-Jones Conference Poster 2016

Emergency service agencies question whether legal implications can arise when using social media as a channel for warning.

Farook Kalendher Conference Poster 2016

There is a significant need to perform adequate assessment of the vulnerability of bridges and bridge networks prior to future flood events in Australia.

Marta Yebra Conference Poster 2016

Live fuel moisture content (LFMC) is one of the primary variables affecting bushfire flammability.

Graeme Riddell Conference Poster 2016

Risk is a complex combination of hazards, exposure and vulnerability.

Miles Crawford Conference Poster 2016
This project aims to research the interface between risk and emergency management to understand how risk informs government emergency management policies and procedures.
Krishna Nadimpalli Conference Poster 2016

This project will identify the data requirements and modelling framework to derive exposure information to enable a better understanding of the vulnerability of people, buildings and infrastructure.

Yang Chen Conference Poster 2016
This study is using LiDAR to measure landscape-scale forest fuels in order to generate a time effective, feasible and objective method for forest fuel hazard assessment.
Roger Jones Conference Poster 2016

The project has moved its focus from spatial mapping towards insitutional mapping to support strategic decision making surrounding prevention, preparedness, recovery and resilience using a multi-value approach.

Chris Bearman Conference Poster 2016

This project has three main research streams that are:
•Providing enhanced methods of making decisions;
•Developing methods to better monitor and modify the behavior of teams
•Identifying the enablers and barriers to organizational learning

Alex Holmes Conference Poster 2016

Extreme temperature and deficits in soil moisture provide ample conditions for bushfires.

Andrew Edwards Conference Poster 2016

Providing mapping tools from detailed research, modelling and analysis of the occurrence and effects of fire in savanna landscapes in northern Australia to assist with fire management

Owen Price Conference Poster 2016

To describe the actual and potential costs and benefits of bushfire preparedness and response operations through the assessment of specific Victorian case studies

Narshima Garlapati Conference Poster 2016

The availability of spatially explicit quantitative forest information is critical for fire management

Grigorijs Goldbergs Conference Poster 2016

This PhD research aims to develop and assess methods, using stereo satellite imagery and laser scanning data, to extract 3d tree structural parameters for the accurately estimating biomass / carbon stocks in NT mesic savannas.

Chathura Wickramasinghe Conference Poster 2016

New algorithm, AHI-FSA (AHI fire surveillance algorithm) is introduced to map fire line at 500m spatial resolutions every 10 minutes.

Mana Gharun Conference Poster 2016

This project focuses on improving the capability of land managers to use prescribed fire to reduce fuel loads, while at the same time mitigating the risks of loss of water yield and carbon sequestration capacity. 

Bryan Hally Conference Poster 2016

Current methods of fire detection using remote sensing rely on contextual algorithms to characterise fire.

Houzhi Wang Conference Poster 2016

Smouldering is a type of slow, low-temperature combustion of relevance to bushfires.

Luke Wallace Conference Poster 2016

This project aims to attribute fire landscapes using the latest remote sensing technology.

Mengran Yu Conference Poster 2016

This research project will analyse the relationships among bushfires and prescribed fires, soil carbon, forested catchments and water quality. 

Will Thurston Conference Poster 2016

Pyrocumulonimbus clouds have been linked to highly dangerous fire behaviour.

Gabriela Raducan Conference Poster 2016

This project will investigate the impacts of land use types on river water quality during base-flow and storm-flow conditions for areas subjected to bushfires in Victoria.

Stefania Grimaldi Conference Poster 2016

The use of remote sensing data in operational flood forecasting is currently receiving increasing attention.

Ross Bradstock Conference Poster 2016

This project will deliver a prescribed burning atlas to guide implementation of ‘tailor-made’ prescribed burning strategies to suit the biophysical, climatic and human context of all bioregions across southern Australia

Ashley Wright Conference Poster 2016

This research introduces model input data reduction using the discrete wavelet transform to the hydrological sciences.

Heather Simpson Conference Poster 2016

This project strives to determine what effect suppression operations have on large fires.

Vinod Kumar Conference Poster 2016

Soil dryness is a key component in operational fire danger rating systems.

Michael Storey Conference Poster 2016

Spotting is one of most dangerous aspects of major fires.

Duncan Sutherland Conference Poster 2016

Operational fire models rely on wind reduction factors to relate the standard meteorological measured or forecast wind speed to the flame-height wind speeds within a tree canopy.

James Furlaud Conference Poster 2016

Wet sclerophyll forests are Tasmania’s most dangerous fuel type

Rahul Wadhwani Conference Poster 2016

Firebrands are burning pieces of litter, for example, bark, leaf, and twigs.

Kevin Tolhurst Conference Poster 2016

This project aims to better describe the nature of bushfires, especially very severe ones, and the effect of land-use planning responses in reducing bushfire risk across a wide range of values and assets.

Mika Peace Conference Poster 2016

Coupled fire-atmosphere models show three-dimensional interactions between a fire and the surrounding atmosphere.

Trent Penman Conference Poster 2016

Bushfire management involves making decisions about complex issues that involve people, communities, stakeholders and organisations with many different perceptions and objectives.

Christopher Thomas Conference Poster 2016

A key problem in wildfire modelling is how to capture dynamic fire behaviour in models suitable for operational use.

M Dennekamp Conference Poster 2016

This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.

James Hilton Conference Poster 2016

Predictive models of natural hazards have become a necessity for emergency management, mitigation and adaptation planning.

Anders Siggins Conference Poster 2016

The Victorian Government is committed to objective reporting of fuel management activities in terms of their effect on bushfire risk

Rachel Quill Conference Poster 2016

With the emergence of ensemble-based fire modelling, it is necessary to recast wind fields in probabilistic terms

William Bovill Conference Poster 2016

DELWP is trialing the use of a statewide network of in-situ fuel moisture sensors to provide real-time online fuel moisture information for planned burning

Trent Penman Conference Poster 2016

The bushfire behaviour and management group of the University of Melbourne is conducting a project to identify the thresholds beyond which dynamic fire behaviour becomes a dominant factor and determine the combination of conditions for such behaviours to occur.

Angie Haslem Conference Poster 2016

This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria.

Improving predictions of extreme sea levels around Australia

This project provides a comprehensive benchmark that will underpin the ability to manage the impacts of extreme water levels on coastal regions at local, regional and national scales.

Type Title Credited author Credited author/s NON-CRC
Presentation-Slideshow The social life of science: tales from Victoria and the Northern Territory - Jessica Weir Timothy Neale, Jessica Weir, Stephen Dovers
Presentation-Slideshow The effects of turbulent plume dynamics on long-range spotting - Will Thurston William Thurston, Kevin Tory, Jeff Kepert Robert Fawcett
Presentation-Slideshow Using participatory mapping in bushfire preparation - Billy Haworth Billy Haworth, Josh Whittaker Eleanor Bruce
Presentation-Slideshow Integrated economic assessment of flood management options for Adelaide - Atakelty Hailu Atakelty Hailu
Presentation-Slideshow Harnessing the capacities of spontaneous volunteers: application and adaptation of the Queensland model - Blythe McLennan Blythe McLennan, Julie Molloy, Josh Whittaker, John Handmer
Presentation-Slideshow A spatial decision support system for natural hazard risk reduction policy assessment and planning - Holger Maier Holger Maier, Graeme Riddell, Hedwig van Delden, Jeffrey Newman, Aaron Zecchin, James Daniell, Andreas Schafer, Graeme Dandy, Charles Newland Roel vanHout
Presentation-Slideshow Opportunities and challenges of citizen-led recovery in post-disaster settings - Josh Whittaker Josh Whittaker, Blythe McLennan, John Handmer
Presentation-Slideshow Improved predictions of Australian extreme sea levels through a coupled wave-surge model - Yasha Hetzel Yasha Hetzel, Charitha Pattiaratchi, Ivica Janekovic
Presentation-Slideshow Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing data - Stefania Grimaldi Stefania Grimaldi, Yuan Li, Valentijn Pauwels, Jeffrey Walker, Ashley Wright
Presentation-Slideshow Role of States in Recovery: Lessons from Research And Practice - Gavin Smith Gavin Smith
Presentation-Slideshow Heatwaves in Queensland - John Nairn John Nairn, Robert Fawcett, Bertram Ostendorf
Presentation-Slideshow Why use ensemble prediction? - Jeff Kepert Jeff Kepert
Presentation-Slideshow A heatwave classification for heat related fatality risk - Thomas Loridan Thomas Loridan
Presentation-Slideshow Effects of FRB/HRB on Subsequent Wildfire Severity and Suppression: 2003 Vic Alpine Fire Case Study - Greg McCarthy Kevin Tolhurst Greg McCarthy
Presentation-Slideshow Cyclone Resilience through academic and industry partnership - Daniel Smith Daniel Smith Jon Harwood
Presentation-Slideshow A high resolution land dryness analysis system for Australia - Imtiaz Dharssi Imtiaz Dharssi Vinod Kumar
Presentation-Slideshow Forecasting the impact of tropical cyclones using global numerical weather prediction ensemble forecasts - Richard Krupar III Richard Krupar, Matthew Mason
Presentation-Slideshow Owning the future: risk ownership and strategic decision-making for natural hazards - Celeste Young Celeste Young, Roger Jones
Presentation-Slideshow Transforming the decision-making capabilities of leaders in emergency management - Ben Brooks Benjamin Brooks, Christine Owen, Steven Curnin
Presentation-Slideshow "I’m going to be frightened out of my wits": Insights on psychological preparedness from the Sampson Flat fire - Danielle Every Danielle Every, Larissa Clarkson, Amy Reynolds, Chris Bearman, Peta O'Donohue
Presentation-Slideshow Team monitoring tools - Chris Bearman Chris Bearman, Sophia Rainbird, Benjamin Brooks, Christine Owen, Steven Curnin
Presentation-Slideshow How do island communities balance disaster resilience and what can mainlanders learn from that? - Stephen Sutton Stephen Sutton
Presentation-Slideshow Non-market valuation in the economic analysis of natural hazards - Atakelty Hailu Atakelty Hailu
Presentation-Slideshow Moving towards scaled implementation of effective child-centred disaster risk reduction initiatives - Kevin Ronan Kevin Ronan, Briony Towers
Presentation-Slideshow Why don’t people think like we think? - Craig Cormick Craig Cormick
Presentation-Slideshow The bushfire convective plume experiment - Nicholas McCarthy Nicholas McCarthy
Presentation-Slideshow Sharing responsibility for disaster resilience: What are the obligations of the community? - Anna Lukasiewicz Dr Anna Lukasiewicz, Stephen Dovers, Michael Eburn
Presentation-Slideshow Wind speed reduction induced by post-fire vegetation regrowth - Rachael Quill Rachael Quill, Jason Sharples, Thomas Duff, Kevin Tolhurst K Moon, L Sidhu
Presentation-Slideshow Think long term: the costs and benefits of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia - Veronique Florec Veronique Florec
Presentation-Slideshow Natural disasters and sectoral economic development: evidence from Australia - Muhammad Habibur Rahman Habibur Rahman
Presentation-Slideshow Are our homes and buildings failing us? - David Henderson David Henderson
Presentation-Slideshow Prevention of flood-related fatalities: a focus on driving through floodwater - Elspeth Rae Elspeth Rae
Presentation-Slideshow An analysis of human fatalities from flood hazards in Australia,1900-2015 - Katharine Haynes Katharine Haynes, Lucinda Coates, Felipe Dimer-deOliveira, Andrew Gissing, Deanne Bird, Robin van-den-Honert Deirdre Radford, Rebecca D'Arcy, Chloe Smith
Presentation-Slideshow You own the fuel, but who owns the fire? - Michael Eburn Michael Eburn, Geoff Cary
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