Partner event

12th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference


17 June 2019 - 19 June 2019

AIDR is proud to sponsor the 12th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference.

The 12th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference,will stretch your thinking on what is possible, and what needs to be done in natural hazards management to prepare for the future that we are likely to face.

This year, the conference is invigorated with a new concept that will give attendees insights into research and policy developments over the coming years.

Delegates at the conference will help develop a strategic view on whether research and formal reviews of natural hazards from around Australia, New Zealand, and across the globe, are providing us with the best knowledge to deal with the extreme hazards of our future.

The program will be staged around an exploration of this massive impact. Based around a scenario of cascading natural hazards, the conference will investigate how our systems would cope today, before examining how the same series of events could play out in 2035. The scenario will analyse how a series of overlapping natural hazards pushes our systems – both natural and constructed – beyond their limits to the point of failure, where many lives and livelihoods are threatened. What would happen if a long-running heatwave and drought were to broken by a cyclone and widespread flooding along Australia’s coastal regions, and across the Tasman Sea into New Zealand?

Is our current state of knowledge in natural hazards adequately preparing us for an extreme weather event of a scale that is beyond our experience?

The Conference is hosted by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, and is supported by AIDR, and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, which is part of the International Science Council and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.