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Raising the bar on risk reduction policy

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Planning & Research

  10.31 AM 12 January, 2016

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Tackling some of the most challenging natural hazards‪‎ policy, governance and communication issues confronting emergency management, Hazard Note 13 by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC gives an update on research that will raise the bar on risk reduction policy and planning.

Learning from the past and predicting the future is difficult, especially when it comes to managing risk. Major disasters are inherently uncertain, while the science around them can be complex. Addressing this is research described in Hazard Note 13, which is an overview of the Governance and institutional knowledge cluster of research projects. This cluster of research has two linked projects.

  • Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning
  • Policies, institutions and governance of natural hazards

These projects aim to provide a foundation for ensuring that responsibility for risk can be understood and shared transparently among all stakeholders. Download the Hazard Note at 

Also available is a short video featuring lead researcher Prof Stephen Dovers from The Australian National University, discussing why the research is important and the main problems it is trying to solve.

Last Updated: 12 January 2016