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Australian Disaster Resilience Conference 2022

Conference program

Resilience in a riskier world - adapting and transforming for the future

As we go about the work of reducing disaster risk, enhancing resilience and preventing, preparing, responding, and recovering from emergencies and disasters, we are doing so within a risk environment that’s ever more complex and interconnected.

The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference returns in 2022 with the latest ideas and innovations in disaster resilience and risk reduction on 24-25 August in Adelaide. 

The conference will again feature a program with two streams, offering a comprehensive conference experience that delegates can tailor according to their interests.

This year the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference program will look back and look forward to explore the ways in which we can build disaster resilience in an increasingly risky world, with a focus on adapting and transforming for the future.

Program by day

 

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference | Day 1

Wednesday 24 August 

8.30am   Opening Ceremony
9.15am   KEYNOTE: Dr Gill Hicks AM MBE
10.00am   KEYNOTE: Jim Pauley
10.45am   Morning tea and poster session
    COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATION   RECOVERY REVISITED
11.50am   PANEL:
Collaborating for resilience: multicultural communities and emergency management
Tchuch Ajak, United Africa Farm, Andrew Crisp, Emergency Management Victoria, Sam Atukorala, Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Inc, Selba-Gondoza Luka, Afri-Aus Care Inc., Dean Wickham, Pacific Islander Network and Veema MooniapahMulticultural Emergency Management
 

Who is worst off after a disaster?
Dr Kate Brady, University of Melbourne

12.20pm     The disaster fatigue of community leaders: a case study
A/Prof Valerie Ingham, Charles Sturt University
12.50pm  

What does community led resilience mean, and how can it be achieved?
Prof David Sanderson, University of New South Wales

  Disasters on disasters: finding best practice in communities affected by multiple disasters
Dr Claire Leppold, University of Melbourne
1.20pm   Lunch and poster session
     BUSINESS INNOVATION    KANGAROO ISLAND
2.20pm  

PANEL:
Innovative partnerships for community resilience

Soraya Dean, NAB, 
Liz Mackinlay, Australian Business Volunteers, 
Kate Cotter, Bushfire Building Council of Australia, 
Supipi Jayawardena, Australian Red Cross.

  Empowering wisdom from below
Dr Margi Prideaux
2.50pm     Listening and learning on Kangaroo Island: supporting community resilience through post-emergency engagement
Peta O'Donohue, South Australian Country Fire Service, Fiona Dunstan, Bureau of Meteorology
3.20pm   Piloting a resilience investment vehicle
Jack Pollock, NAB,
Lee McDougall, IAG
  Bushfires and businesses: not if, but when
Jennifer McDonnell, WSP, 
Sue Arlidge, Regional Development Australia
3.50pm   Break
    PLANNING PERILS AND PATHWAYS   RESILIENCE AND SOCIETY
4.30pm  

Land-use planning for bushfire: 12 years of reforms in Victoria
Kevin Hazell, Kevin Hazell Bushfire Planning

  'I thought you were more of a man than that': men and disasters
Dr Deb Parkinson, Gender and Disaster Australia
5.00pm  

NSW strategic guide to planning for natural hazards
Michelle Willoughby, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

  The effects of information disorder on societal resilience
Dr Robert Muller, Torrens Resilience Initiative
5.30pm   Networking function, featuring the South Australia Resilient Australia Awards presentation

 

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference | Day 2

Thursday 25 August

8.30am   KEYNOTE: Lucas Patchett OAM and Nic Marchesi OAM
9.15am   KEYNOTE: Dr Niki Vincent
10.00am   Morning tea and poster Session
    ENGAGEMENT TO CATALYSE CHANGE   CHILDREN, YOUTH AND DISASTER
11.10am  

Let's do more than talk about weather
Fiona Dunstan, Bureau of Meteorology

 

PANEL:
Understanding the educator's role in supporting children following a disaster
Ben Rogers, Emerging Minds, 
Jess Moroney, Stirling East Primary, 
Louise Taheny, Yorketown Community Children's Centre,
Nik EdwardsBe You

11.40am  

Developing the Second National Action Plan
Jacqui Cristiano, National Recovery and Resilience Agency

 
12.10pm  

DRR: are we brave enough?
Iain Mackenzie, Unearth

 

Ensuring young people have 'a seat at the table'
Carla Hall, Youth Affairs Council Victoria
Quinn Obran, Youth Affairs Council Victoria

12.40pm   Lunch
     CLIMATE AND DISASTER RISK    COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS
1.50pm   Regional climate action. It's not rocket science to remember to include social science!
Nina Keath, City of Onkaparinga
  Insights and learnings from NRMA Insurance - driving preparedness action at scale
Georgia Whitbread and Jennifer Cobley, IAG
2.20pm   Finding alignment between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption: Pacific perceptions, practice and policy
Beth EgglestonHumanitarian Advisory Group
  Evaluating a data driven, behaviour change design approach for bushfire preparedness
Danielle Teychenne, Firethrive
2.50pm  

Supporting regional disaster resilience ecosystems: the crucial and creative intersections of government, agencies and communities
Dr Luke Jaaniste, Hands Under Ground Incorporated 

  Strengthening disaster resilience: Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) for people with disability
Angela Cook, Country Fire Authority Australia
Kelly Stoner, Country Fire Authority Australia
3.30pm  

CLOSING PANEL: More co-benefits than you can poke a stick at: organising arguments for mainstreaming DRR
Prof Stephen Dovers

4.30pm   Closing Ceremony