2015 Conference

The 8TH AUSTRALASIAN NATURAL HAZARDS MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

The 2015 Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference was held between the 12th and 16th of October 2015.
A list of talks and workshops can be found below along with a conference program.
Where the presenter has agreed a pdf containing the presentation is provided.

For the full PDF program click here

 

Day One

Assurance and the Victorian emergency management sector – Adopting a strategic risk based approach to evaluation and review.

Clint Saarinen, Inspector-General for Emergency Management, VIC 

downloadAssurance and the Victorian Emergency Management Sector

 

Doing the impossible? Measuring community resilience to disaster

Deanne Bird, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University, NSW

 

Living with Risk – Establishing Community Tolerance for Natural Hazard Risk

Stephanie Macdonald, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, NZ

downloadLiving with Risk- Establishing Community Tolerance for Natural Hazard Risk

 

Assessing the Effectiveness of Disaster Response Coordination Training in Disaster Response:  Perceptions of prior training effectiveness amongst coordination personnel in the February 2011 Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Jon Mitchell, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University, NZ

 

Impact and evacuation assessment for potential tsunami scenarios affecting Christchurch City, New Zealand

Finn Scheele, University of Canterbury, NZ

downloadImpact and evacuation assessment for potential tsunami scenarios affecting Christchurch City, New Zealand

 

Health impacts of heatwaves: the relationship between heatwave intensity and health service utilisation

Tony Spicer, Department of Health, WA

downloadHealth impacts of heatwaves

 

Understanding coastal hazards: Processes leading extreme water levels in Australia

Charitha Pattiaratchi, University of Western Australia, WA

 

Reducing the motorist death toll from floods in Australia

Kevin Roche, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University, NSW

download Reducing the motorist death toll from floods in Australia

 

Are maps better than text? Understanding people’s needs for bushfire early warnings

Yinghui Cao, University of Western Australia, WA

downloadIs a picture worth a thousand words

 

Day 2

Key Note: Deepwater Horizon, response and recovery

 

Discovering the impact of geological hazards

Kevin Fenaughty, GNS Science, NZ

downloadDiscovering the Impact of Geological Hazards

 

Cyclone Evan 2013 flood damage survey and development of preliminary flood depth-damage functions for Samoa buildings

Ryan Paulik, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, NZ

downloadDevelopment of Preliminary Depth-Damage Functions for Samoa Buildings

 

SAVEM at the Sampson Flat fire January 2015: real-world experience meets ground-breaking research

Rachel Westcott, SAVEM Inc, University of Western Sydney, Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC, NSW

downloadSAVEM at the Sampson Flat fire January 2015

 

Landslide risk guidance for the Pacific Islands

 Jennifer Hambling  Arup

downloadPacific Island Landslide Risk Guidance ANHMC 2015

 

Impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on mental health care professionals’ capability to deliver services during recovery

Sarb Johal, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, NZ

 

Bushfire: how do we develop our city to reduce its impacts

Loretta van Gasselt, Department of Planning, WA

 

Tropical Cyclone impacts in the Pilbara

Lucienne Burnham, University of Western Australia 

downloadTropical Cyclone Impacts in the Pilbara

 

Historical ecology for risk management: Youth sustainability (HERMYS)

Anne Garland, Applied Research in Environmental Sciences Nonprofit, Inc.

 

An evidence-based practice framework for school-based hazards education

Briony C Towers, RMIT University/Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

 

Integrated flood modelling and mitigation analysis

Dr Raymond Cohen, CSIRO Digital Productivity Flagship, VIC

download Integrated flood modelling and mitigation analysis

 

An economic analysis of prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia

Veronique Florec, University of Western Australia, WA

Workshops

Workshop 1: WA Emergency Risk Management Guidelines for Dummies

Workshop 2: Economics of natural hazard mitigation

Workshop 3: Learning how to learn the lessons identified from emergency events

Workshop 4: NZ Emergency management reform: Exploring lessons from across the Tasman Sea.

Workshop 5: Disaster impact and risk mapping and modelling tools: post-2015 applications across the practitioner / research interface

Workshop 6: Improving decision making about mitigation

Workshop 7: Animal Welfare Emergency Management, why bother with integrating into an emergency risk management framework?

Field-trip: Classroom in a coach – Bushfire Risk Management (+Lunch)