05 October 2021 - 08 October 2021
Sydney, Australia
Virtual Conference & Exhibition

IIASA at AFAC21, Australasia's emergency management conference & exhibition.

IIASA Researchers to give keynote on "The value of CRC research".

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The theme for AFAC2021 is balancing impact and expectations. As recent emergency events have shown, there’s an evolving extreme that is producing new challenges in terms of impact on the community, environment and economies. The community expects the emergency management sector to stay ahead of these events but with resourcing challenges, overlapping seasons here and abroad, and the surge in reviews, inquiries and recommendations, what do agencies do differently? AFAC21 will focus on how we manage the consequences of major events and meet the expectations of the community and government. The program will explore how the sector can continue to learn and find opportunities to deliver with new and innovative approaches.

IIASA Guest Research Scholar Adriana Keating from the Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group (SYRR) and Senior Research Scholar John Handmer from the Equity and Justice Research (EQU) and Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Research Groups, will deliver a keynote speech on "The value of CRC research".

Date: October 5th 2021

Time: 10:00-10:45 (UTC/GMT+11)

Conference stream presentations will be available to view on-demand until 31 January 2022.

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Adriana Keating

Guest Research Scholar Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

John Handmer

Senior Research Scholar Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

Senior Research Scholar Equity and Justice Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

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Keating, A. & Handmer, J. (2020). Post-Event Reviews for building Wildfire Resilience: The case of Tasmania, Australia. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13758. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.

Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Keating, A., Handmer, John, & Ladds, Monique (2018). Government liabilities for disaster risk in industrialized countries: a case study of Australia. Environmental Hazards 17 (1), 1-18. 10.1080/17477891.2018.1426554.

Ladds, M., Keating, A., Handmer, J., & Magee, L. (2017). How much do disasters cost? A comparison of disaster cost estimates in Australia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 21, 419-429. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.01.004.

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