This research has developed a new model for estimating flood risk. Photo: NSW State Emergency Service.
Hazard Note 52 details a LiDAR-based flood model that has been developed to better understand how flooding evolves during a storm. Its application will help overcome a national void in vital information about flood risk, and help NSW SES prevent, plan and respond to the time-varying exposure to flooding over large areas.
Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018
With much of southern Australia experiencing a combination of above average temperatures and below average rainfall this year, large parts of the country face above normal bushfire potential over the coming months.
The importance of including the whole community in training has been a key finding. Photo: Bev Sithole
Hazard Note 50 details a unique project that has developed a pilot program for natural hazards training in Indigenous northern Australia. This nationally significant program incorporates cultural arrangements and the desire by remote communities to have non-Indigenous emergency management training that builds on Indigenous knowledge and delivery of hazard management practices.
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A selection of homes in Queensland will be retrofitted to withstand the force of a tropical cyclone under a new program informed by research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.
Research Driving Change Showcase 2017 - fire and severe weather scientists
Partners in the CRC will receive the publication Highlights and Achievements 2013-2017. In a departure from the usual annual report format, this report is an overview of the first four years of the CRC’s eight-year funding period, based around the projects, the people and the organisations that contributed to the overall success of the centre.
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This special event showcased our research achievements to date, with nearly 200 people from across emergency management and policy hearing two days of how the findings are being put into practice.
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