Australian Disaster Resilient Index Online Launch

On Wednesday 29 July, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC in partnership with the University of New England launched the Australian Disaster Resilience Index. Among the stakeholders who had input into the development was AIDR’s Executive Director, Amanda Leck.

The Australian Disaster Resilience Index (ADRI) is a snapshot of disaster resilience capacity in Australian communities. Understanding these capacities, will help communities, governments and industry work together in responding to natural hazards such as bushfires, floods, storms and earthquakes. 

Mark Crosweller (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Director; Ethical Intelligence) introduce the project highlighting that the Index gives us a baseline measure of systemic resilience and shows the gaps and opportunities in the space.  

Lead researcher Dr Melissa Parsons gave a detailed introduction to ADRI, the first national scale assessment of resilience in Australia. The project takes a strengths-based approach to communities and is designed to provide input into macro-level policy, strategic planning and community engagement activities at national, state and local government levels.