Scenarios and loss analysis
This cluster of research projects focuses on understanding the historical costs to Australia from natural disasters and how we can develop scenarios for future planning. The understanding of historical losses and human fatalities is a fundamental first step to enabling efficient and strategic risk reduction.
In turn, the development of a series of natural disaster scenarios allows a quantification of their impacts on society, critical infrastructure, lifelines and buildings, and where possible the natural environment. This enables us to understand the possible implications of these events and thereby support the emergency management sector to better prepare for, or mitigate impacts of events beyond their experience.