5th Annual Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference

Jul 18, 2011

The Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference is an annual international conference which provides a forum within the Australasian region to discuss the integration of hazard information into effective risk management of natural hazards.

The conference includes sessions on a range of natural disaster management issues, including:

  • applying hazard information to best practice planning
  • exploring new technologies and advances in science applications
  • natural hazard mitigation
  • creating resilient communities and capacity building through integrating science into practice
  • recovery from natural disasters

The target audience for the conference includes:

  • emergency managers
  • policy makers
  • researchers
  • planners
  • risk assessors
  • asset and utility managers
  • scientists, and
  • students

The interest in this year's conference is expected to be high given the major natural disasters that have impacted communities within Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations over the past 12 months. Some of these include:

  • earthquakes in Christchurch
  • floods in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Vietnam
  • tsunami impacting Sumatra, Indonesia
  • severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi impacting North Queensland
  • volcanic eruptions in Indonesia and Philippines