Latest News from the CRC


SA SES volunteers clearing up after a storm. Photo SA State Emergency Service
SA SES volunteers clearing up after a storm. Photo SA State Emergency Service
New CRC research is investigating emergency volunteering into the future, and you are invited to share initiatives in your organisation.
International Day For Disaster Reduction
Sydney to host Australian forum for International Day for Disaster Reduction this Friday 13 October, with speakers covering international, national, state and local perspectives on disaster reduction.
Flooded road in South Australia. Photo: South Australia SES.
Flood warning research by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has been highlighted as one of the top ten science meets business innovations.
Storm surge damage at Ponte Vedra Florida from Hurricane Irma. Photo by Daniel Smith, Cyclone Testing Station.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Dr Daniel Smith is part of an international team assessing the impacts from Hurricane Irma in Florida.
Dr Marta Yebra at the 2017 Research Forum
With a focus on the science of natural hazards, the papers from the 2017 Research Forum held in Sydney on 4 September are available. Delve into the science in detail, with a majority of research papers available in full.
Ed Pikusa and Holger Maier receive their outstanding achievement award from Dr Richard Thornton.
A cluster team and PhD student have been recognised with CRC awards at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's annual conference held in collaboration with AFAC in Sydney recently.
Alex Wolkow assessed how sleep deprivation and stress impacted on firefighter performance.
The next round of funding is available for the CRC’s Tactical Research Fund, established to support short-duration research projects to meet the near term needs of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC partners.
Celeste Young presenting at the 2017 Research Forum
For a second straight year, the attendance record was broken at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, with more than 3,200 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives gathering in Sydney...
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New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Ngarkat, Sth Australia, fire and smoke
New fire modelling software, teaching kids about bushfire and research on Cyclone Debbie are all covered in the latest edition of Fire Australia.
An aerial shot of the damage from the Margaret River fire in 2011
Prescribed burning can be a highly effective bushfire mitigation strategy, but despite good science, planning and practice, it is an inherently risky business.

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In the media

13 Oct Perth Now Fire warning for Perth summer
12 Oct Launceston Examiner Newstead levee addition soon to Launceston's flood levee system
11 Oct Radio National Breakfast Bushfire risk: 'We could be in for a pretty rough summer this year'
11 Oct Launceston Examiner Launceston flood levees saved community $260 million in June 2016 flood
06 Oct At risk: WA homes not bushfire ready
05 Oct Bushfire outlook: Warm, dry winter ratchets up threat level ahead of summer fire season
05 Oct City of Launceston Report vindicates Launceston's flood levee system
03 Oct Western Independent Bushfire risk for south west
01 Oct Perth Now At risk: WA homes not bushfire ready
01 Oct Climate change increasing the intensity and impact of extreme weather, BOM tells emergency managers
29 Sep Tasmanian Country Tasmania weather: Eastern regions hurt as dry bites
27 Sep Stawell Times 86mm less rainfall than previous September sparks fire fears
25 Sep The Daily Telegraph NSW bushfires: why you should prepare for the worst
25 Sep Malaysian Digest As Europe Scorches, Goats And Sheep Fight Wildfires One Bite At A Time
24 Sep Sunday Tasmanian Warmer summer days to continue, increased risk of bushfires
22 Sep Riverine Herald Council warns of severe fire season
22 Sep Animal firefighters: As Europe scorches, goats and sheep are fighting wildfires, one bite at a time
21 Sep Border Chronicle Prescribed burn backlog a bushfire risk
20 Sep Reuters As Europe scorches, goats and sheep fight wildfires one bite at a time
20 Sep Thomson Reuters Foundation News As Europe scorches, goats and sheep fight wildfires one bite at a time