Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference

Australasian Natural Hazards
Management Conference
From Warnings to Response and Recovery



Next conference:
The University Club of Western Australia, Perth

Past conferences:
Wellington 2014 Christchurch 2012
Gold Coast 2011

Wellington 2010
Melbourne 2009
Wellington 2008
Brisbane 2007

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2007 Brisbane Conference 

This sucessful conference ran from 1st July to 5 July 2007 at the Mercure Hotel in central Brisbane, Australia. The conference was split into a variety of sessions as listed below.

Sunday 1 July, Day 1 - WORKSHOPS  
Workshop A: Improving public education programmes: from theory to practise 
Workshop B: Understanding infrastructure vulnerability: The vital role of risk communication 
Workshop H: Building resilience � Promoting sustainable recovery 

Monday 2 July, Day 2 � MAIN CONFERENCE

Tuesday 3 July, Day 3 � MAIN CONFERENCE

Workshop C: Developing effective warning systems for multiple hazards
Workshop D: Effective land-use planning for natural hazards
Workshop G: Gender and disasters
Workshop E: Why won�t they listen? An interactive workshop on natural hazard public communication
Workshop F: Disaster impact assessment

Thursday 5 July, Day 5 � DISASTER RESEARCH FORUM


The following documents and presentations can be downloaded in pdf format:

Main conference programme

Conference proceedings (including abstracts)

Conference Presentations

Children and Disasters: Understanding vulnerability, developing capacities, and promoting resilience -
Lori Peek, Colorado State University.

The Australian Tsunami Warning System - Geoff Crane, Bureau of Meteorology

Inevitable ripple � New South Wales emergency management of the Solomon Islands Tsunami April 2nd 2007 - Andrew
Gissing, NSW State Emergency Service.

Early warning systems: Reframing the discussion - Phillip Hall, Faerber Hall.

Coastal-hazard risk management conundrums - Robert Bell and Doug Ramsay, NIWA.

Assessing Auckland�s capacity and capability to prepare for and respond to a disaster - Michelle Daly and Karen Stephens,Kestrel Group.

Land use, planning and risk: three Australian river ports � Brisbane, Newcastle and Adelaide - Ken Granger, Institute for International Development Ltd.

Disaster management and schools - Richard Graham, Innisfail State High School.

Gendering the Hyogo Framework For Action - Elaine Enarson, Brandon University.

Benfield Keynote Address � �Happy after Larry? � a comparison of modelled losses and insurance payouts� Paul Grasso

Social impact assessment for disasters - Alison Cottrell and David King, James Cook University.

Tort liability for failure to warn � a threat to community resilience - Michael Eburn, University of New England.

Emergency warnings and ABC local radio - Ian Mannix, ABC Radio.

Targeted flood awareness and preparedness � a South Australian case study - Chris Wright and Linton Johnston, BOM, Robert Stevenson, SA State Emergency Service, and John McArthur, City of Unley.

Now is the time to be Floodwise - Cathy Wilson, Brisbane City Council.

Facilitating readiness for natural hazards: the role of social trust � Douglas Paton, University of Tasmania

How cognitive biases influence preparedness � John McClure and Chris Sibley, Victoria University of Wellington

Marketing recovery: outreach and communication strategies for recovering communities - Susan Nicholls, University of
Canberra, and Chris Healy.

Monitoring landslide movement and triggering factors in near real-time, examples from translational landslides in New
- Chris Massey, GNS Science.

Crisis information management systems (CIMS) for hazard information sharing - Renato Iannella, National ICT Australia.

Volcanic hazard and loss modelling for New Zealand and Japan - Christina Magill and John McAneney, Risk Frontiers.

Workshop D: Effective land-use planning for natural hazards
Land-use planning for natural hazards in New Zealand - Wendy Saunders and Julia Becker, GNS Science

Workshop H: Building resilience � Promoting sustainable recovery
Pre-event planning for land-use recovery in New Zealand - Wendy Saunders and Julia Becker, GNS Science


If you have any further queries about this past conference, please email the conference organisers.

Organising Committee of the 2007 Brisbane Conference

David Johnston, GNS Science
Kevin Ronan, Central Queensland University
Mike Morrison, Emergency Management Queensland
Peter McNamee, Emergency Management Queensland
Greg Scroope, Brisbane City Council
Alan White, Emergency Management Queensland
Douglas Paton, University of Tasmania
Don Quinn, Emergency Management Queensland
Kathryn Ryan, Emergency Management Queensland

David King, Centre for Disaster Studies, James Cook University
Julia Becker, GNS Science
Linda Anderson-Berry, Bureau of Meteorology
Craig Arthur, Geoscience Australia
Phil Campbell, NSW State Emergency Services