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Sep
19

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Networking lunch at the 2017 Research Forum
Networking lunch at the 2017 Research Forum

Uptake from partners evident at conference

It was great to see so many enthusiastic delegates and exhibitors at this year's Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC annual conference, making the conference another great success. The CRC’s Research Forum on day one once again demonstrated how much work is now ready for uptake by the sector, and it was really encouraging to see so many of our end-user organisations listening to the talks. This highlights one of our greatest priorities over the coming years; helping the users use the valuable outcomes from our research. 

The keynote talks from the Research Forum were a particular highlight for me. Dr Blair Trewin of the Bureau of Meteorology spoke about the likely impacts of climate change on severity and frequency of various natural hazards, while Prof Ann Bostrom from the University of Washington showed us that many of the challenges relating to warnings and risk communications are common across different hazards and across continents. The final keynote from Prof Shane Cronin outlined the processes and progress on the Resilience to Nature's Challenges, National Science Challenge in New Zealand, a centre with many things in common with ours.

Our expo stand also had over 90 posters from across the CRC, which are now all available here

So while this year’s conference is over, planning for next year in Perth is well under way, and there are many more event the CRC is involved with during the rest of 2017. Coming up soon is our free forum (register now) for the International Day for Disaster Reduction in Sydney on 13 October, and our next Research Advisory Forum in Melbourne on 25-26 October. I hope meet most you at one of these events. 

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2017
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Dr Richard Thornton Halfway to delivering to the country emergency management, mitigation, multi-hazard
Dr Richard Thornton International insight into fire protection communities, engineering, fire impacts
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Dr Richard Thornton 25 years of rural fire research in New Zealand fire, prescribed burning
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2016
Author Post Key Topics
Dr Richard Thornton A new research agenda coastal, governance, recovery
Dr Richard Thornton Still busy at the CRC emergency management, fire severity, prescribed burning
Dr Richard Thornton Conference highlights key issues for the sector cyclone, mitigation, multi-hazard
Dr Richard Thornton Three years on and the view turns to research use emergency management, land management
Dr Richard Thornton The RAF, the future and outreach emergency management, land management
Dr Richard Thornton An interesting week in Malaysia emergency management, flood, tropical
Dr Richard Thornton Inconvenient truth about disaster mitigation fuel reduction, mitigation, policy
Dr Richard Thornton Research must advance to keep us safe from natural hazards communication, communities, emergency management
2015
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Dr Richard Thornton End of 2015 - the start of delivery
Dr Richard Thornton Insights from South Korea fire
Dr Richard Thornton Annual conference and new MoU
Dr Richard Thornton Happy second birthday to the CRC
Dr Richard Thornton CRC Program Review and New National Research Priorities
Dr Richard Thornton Important work on the national stage
Dr Richard Thornton It may feel like a quiet season, but don't get complacent communities, policy, risk management
Dr Richard Thornton Natural hazards—a wicked problem emergency management, multi-hazard, risk management
2014
Author Post Key Topics
Dr Richard Thornton Portugal conference and end of 2014
Dr Richard Thornton We need your help and support - CRC Program Review
Dr Richard Thornton Wow – what a week!
Dr Richard Thornton Addition of natural hazards to bushfire - a seemingly simple task?
Dr Richard Thornton Strategic and policy landscape
Dr Richard Thornton One year on
Dr Richard Thornton Back at work
Dr Richard Thornton It was just a year ago…
Dr Richard Thornton Thank you - now let's get started
2013
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