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Forum showcases hazard science
Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) projects based on community resilience, emergency management capability and policy were the focus of a Research Advisory Forum on 8-9 April.
By Nathan Maddock
CFA members joined other agency members, researchers and industry stakeholders in Sydney to discuss the progress of research into communications and warnings, emergency management capability, sustainable volunteering, social resilience, scenario and loss analysis, emergency management governance and economics, policy and decision making.
CFA’s David Nichols, Manager Research and Innovation, said the two days of discussion showed the research underway will be of great benefit to CFA.
“There's plenty of science underway at the CRC that will help CFA members to protect the community.
“The research will help us identify the capabilities we need to invest in now, and to identify future capacity and capabilities to work better individually and in a multi-agency capacity.
“We need the best and most efficient coordination possible for our resources in real time, and the science underway at the CRC will help CFA to achieve this,” said David.
All presentations are online for sharing and broader discussion at www.bnhcrc.com.au.