Jessica Weir is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. Jessica’s research engages with the social-cultural dimensions of environmental issues, and her publications span water management, bushfire aware planning, native title, weeds and climate change. Jessica has held positions Senior Research Fellow at the University of Canberra and Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) where she founded the AIATSIS Land and Water Research Centre. Jessica is an editorial board member of the Routledge Environmental Humanities Book Series, and a Visiting Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.
Attempts to anticipate and mitigate natural hazards have generated a diverse field of natural science that is drawn upon by a wide range of practitioners and decision-makers. Uncertainty is a necessary part of scientific practice, but how can we navigate it?
Two case studies from the north and south Australia examine how science is being used to change how we anticiate and mitigate natural hazards illustraate some common opportunities and challenges
|Presentation-Slideshow||19 Mar 2014||Scientific diversity and uncertainty - bushfire and flood risk mitigation||Save (241.15 KB)||fire, flood, risk management|
|Presentation-Slideshow||10 Apr 2015||Scientific Diversity 2015 NSW RAF Presentation||Save (843.34 KB)||mitigation, planning, policy|
|Presentation-Slideshow||11 Sep 2015||Science in Motion||Save (1.44 MB)||governance, policy|
|HazardNoteEdition||11 Jan 2016||Raising the bar on risk reduction policy and planning||Save (144.04 KB)||governance, planning, policy|
|Presentation-Slideshow||30 Aug 2016||The social life of science: tales from Victoria and the Northern Territory - Jessica Weir||Save (1.49 MB)||decision making, fire, policy|