About the Forum

Fire, Cyclone & Flood Disaster Management and Recovery Forum

Disasters such as Black Saturday, Cyclone Larry, and Cyclone Debbie have continued to surprise mankind by unleashing its destructive power swiftly and unexpectedly. The catastrophes, unspeakable tragedies, and gargantuan losses behove an urgent and critical need to institutionalize post-natural disaster resilience.

“Building back the Nation’s Resilience to Natural Disaster” – Preparedness, Reduction, Readiness, and Response & Recovery is thus essential in limiting the damage on people and communities. In recent years, efforts in disaster management have gained momentum from the unprecedented advances in information, communication, and innovation technologies, with wide-ranging applications in disaster preparedness, mitigation, and management.

To build a resilient ANZ requires a paradigm shift from a response-recovery governance to a risk-sensitive development approach and a stronger attempt in regional cooperation for managing trans-boundary disasters. With this in mind, we cordially invite you to the Fire, Cyclone & Flood Disaster Management and Recovery Forum on 29 November – 1 December 2017 to join the discussion with our stellar speaker lineup from the government, academic, and private sectors in the region.

Why Join This Conference

Fire, Cyclone & Flood Disaster Management and Recovery Forum

6 Powerful Reasons to Attend the Fire, Cyclone & Flood Disaster Management and Recovery Forum:

  1. Build up and develop key disaster management competencies: Preparedness, Prevention, Response, and Recovery
  2. Understand the concept and practice of disaster risk reduction through systematic efforts to analyze and manage causal factors of disaster
  3. Enhance disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction
  4. Foster and strengthen the exchange of information and experience acquired in the execution of natural disaster initiatives, and implementing successful projects globally
  5. Invest in natural hazard risk reduction initiatives for resilience and strengthened risk governance
  6. Coordinate the traditional media with new media platforms to develop an effective disaster management communication strategy

The Forum at a Glance

Fire, Cyclone & Flood Disaster Management and Recovery Forum

DAY 1: Wednesday, 29 November 2017

  • Keynote: A Pre-Disaster Framework for Improved Post-Disaster Resilience
  • Case Study: Building the Resilience of a Sustainable City Post-Disaster
  • Logistic & Supply Chain in Disaster Resilience and Recovery
  • The Essentials of Emergency Response Leadership – The Sharp End
  • 8 Years of Disaster Response: A Paramedic’s Perspective
  • Case Study: The Resilience of an Electric Power Delivery System in Response to Bushfires, Cyclones, and Floods

DAY 2: Thursday, 30 November 2017

  • Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Support Disaster Risk Reduction & Community Resilience
  • Case Study: A Real-Time Extreme Fire Behaviour Risk Assessment System to Improve Wildland Situational Awareness
  • Case Study: Big Data Integration to Detect and Predict the Change in Outcomes, Vulnerability, and Risk of Bushfires & Other Events
  • How Drones are Changing Humanitarian Disaster Response and Relief Operations
  • Case Study: The Rise of Social Media on Radio during Natural Disasters
  • Building Back the Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery

DAY 3: Friday, 1 December 2017 – Post-Forum Workshops

  • Workshop A: Critical Infrastructure Resilience
  • Workshop B: Building the Resilience of Local and Regional Communities to Disasters

Companies Expected at the Forum

  • Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
  • Ramsay Health Care
  • Eastern Health Victoria
  • Austin Health
  • Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
  • Queensland Civil Defence
  • Australia Defence Force
  • Australia Army – Civil Defence
  • University of Macquarie
  • RMIT
  • University of Sydney
  • Charles Darwin University
  • University of South Australia
  • James Cook University
  • Georgetown University
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Murray River Council
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Council
  • Hay Shire Council
  • Central Desert Regional Council
  • Australia Government Initiative
  • Ministry of Civil Defence
  • Leighton Construction
  • Downer EDI Works
  • John Holland Pty Ltd
  • Watpac Australia Pty Ltd
  • Lend Lease Group
  • HT&E
  • PRiME Media Group
  • News Corp Australia
  • ABC Australia