Profiling disaster risk decision makers

As part of the Disaster Risk Reduction Handbook, scheduled for publication later this year, AIDR is interviewing a series of leaders and planners from across the disaster risk reduction landscape.

In these interviews, AIDR is exploring how leaders and planners are grappling with climate and disaster risks and the mindset they take to making decisions in an increasingly complex and uncertain world.

These interviews will be presented as case study profiles and will demonstrate how the principles in the Disaster Risk Reduction Handbook are and can be applied in practice. They will bring a human element to the handbook, to help people connect to the content and feel inspired to apply the guidance in their planning and decision making.

To date, interviews have been conducted with leading thinkers and decision makers from the insurance sector (Lisa Harrison - Suncorp), City scale resilience (Beck Dawson - Resilient Sydney), the regulatory sector (Neil Savery - Australian Building Code Board), local government (Mayor Greg Christensen - Scenic Rim Council), disaster policy and strategy (Brendan Moon - Queensland Reconstruction Authority) and land use planning (Marc Salver – Adelaide Hills Council).

Further interviews will be conducted throughout the life of the Handbook project and include leading decision makers and planners in the emergency management and tourism sectors.