Warnings Collection launched on the Knowledge Hub

AIDR has created a new Warnings Collection on the Knowledge Hub to share good practice and provide previously unavailable public information and warning resources

In recognition of the life-saving value of public information and warnings during emergency events, AIDR has created a new Warnings Collection on the Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub.

The new collection lends valuable support to AIDR’s Public Information and Warnings Handbook and is an excellent resource point for practitioners and those interested in learning more about this vital component of community safety.

The Warnings Collection highlights key guidance material and academic research featured in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management and undertaken by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. It also provides access to professional development resources relating to public information and warnings.

The Warnings Collection hosts a variety of engaging materials, including a video recording of a panel at the AFAC18 conference in Perth: The advance of public information and warnings. The video captures exclusive content from the AFAC18 event, providing Knowledge Hub users with material they would not have seen previously unless they attended the conference.

The panel comprised of Amanda Leck (AFAC), Shoni Maguire (Bureau of Meteorology), Anthony Clark (NSW Rural Fire Service), Fiona Dunstan (SA Country Fire Service, SAFECOM), Sascha Rundle (ABC Emergency) and Hannah Tagore (Department of Fire and Emergency Services, WA).

The Warnings Collection also includes footage from a 2017 Professional Development Program event: Designing effective risk and warning communication. This four-part video series – presented by Dr Amisha Mehta (Queensland University of Technology) and Dr Brooke Fisher Liu (University of Maryland) – explores key concepts and strategies to provide effective risk and warning information.

Don’t forget that you can contribute to the Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub. If you have public information and warnings resources that you would like to contribute to the collection, visit the online portal.