End User representatives
Government policies, institutions and governance arrangements fundamentally affect how individuals and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural hazard events. Understanding relevant institutions and how they influence disaster management is essential to develop a whole of government and a whole of community understanding of risks and how to manage them.
Whilst there are many policies and institutions that contribute to and influence hazard management, this project is looking at:
- What is ‘community’ and how can governments share responsibility with communities, as well as individuals, to improve the ability of communities to actively participate in emergency risk management? A paper has been submitted to Environmental Hazards.
- How can insurers play a more active role in communicating risk and encouraging hazard mitigation? A paper has been submitted to the International Journal of Wildland Fire.
- Is there a better process for effective lesson sharing after natural hazard events than a formal inquiry? The project has developed early recommendations for a revised post event inquiry process to better identify lessons from past events.
This research project is shedding light on current policy, institutional and governance arrangements with a view to developing new approaches to shared responsibility to increase community resilience to all natural hazards.
This research will identify legal, policy and governance barriers to more active community (including the business community) involvement in emergency management. The research will identify solutions whether in reform of policy and governance structures and processes or how they are applied in practice.
Encouraging insurers to share and communicate bushfire risk with policy holders.
Community resilience is dependent on more than just engineering and preperation
|Economics of natural hazards||Prof David Pannell||University of Western Australia|
|Pre-disaster multihazard damage and economic loss estimation model||Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu||Deakin University|
|Decision support system for assessment of policy and planning investment options for optimal natural hazard mitigation||Prof Holger Maier||University of Adelaide|
|Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning||Dr Jessica Weir||Western Sydney University|