Understanding Disaster Risk Forum resources and conference papers available

Content from two major AIDR events is now available on the Knowledge Hub.

The Understanding Disaster Risk national forums engaged over 700 delegates in each Australian state and territory in October. Attendees came from a range of different sectors, including 17 per cent from the private sector – an important growing area of engagement for disaster resilience.

Reflect on the event and share knowledge with forum presentations, highlighting contemporary thinking and guidance on climate and disaster risk. The forum proceedings page also features video case studies, sharing insights from decision makers on managing climate and disaster risk as well as the lived experience of businesses who have faced disaster.

The forums were run in partnership with Emergency Management Australia and CSIRO.

Conference papers continue the conversation

Recently added papers from the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference held in August are now also available online.

The papers feature research and case studies on topics including:

  • the lived experience of disaster
  • women in emergency management
  • heatwave
  • disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction
  • a student-led evaluation of bushfire education
  • arts and culture
  • Refuge 2019
  • disaster preparedness at scale
  • recovery
  • building resilience through collaboration
  • resilient businesses
  • measuring resilience.

The papers are complemented by the presentations delivered to the audience at the conference, as well as posters that were on display in the AIDR Knowledge Centre.

The conference was sponsored by the City of Melbourne and will return in 2020 to Adelaide. Conference abstract submissions are now open, have your say and steer the conversation at the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference.