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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2nd Australasian Hazards Management Conference
Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand, 28-31 July 2008

(Incorporating the 8th New Zealand Natural Hazards Management Conference)

Conference Reports - Post Conference

Report on the Gendering Disasters Workshop, Te Papa, 2008

Conference Proceedings for the Wellington 2008 Hazard Management Conference.

Conference Details

First flyer for the Wellington 2008 conference

The 2008 programme and registration form.

Wednesday 30 July 2008, 7.30pm, Te Papa
Public talk "New Zealand's Worst Weather - Wahine storm or the Cyclone of 1936?"  Erick Brenstrum

Conference Details

The conference will provide a forum to discuss the integration of hazard information into effective risk
management, including:

o  Applying hazard information to best practice planning
o  Developing effective warning systems
o  Improved response and recovery from events
o  Creating resilient communities through integrating science into practice

Our target audience is: Emergency managers, planners, risk assessors, asset and utility managers, natural hazards researchers and scientists.

Key Dates:  Te Papa, Wellington 2008

October 2007   Call for papers and trade displays
March 2008    Registration details on the web and printed final circular available
1 April 2008 Deadline for abstract submissions for talks
1 May 2008   Confirmation of main conference speaking programme
1 June 2008 Deadline for poster abstracts
28-31 July 2008  Conference and workshops

Registration - Available from February 2008

The registration fee for the conference is $393.75 ($450 after 4 June 2008) (inclusive of GST) per participant. 
Fulltime student registration fee is $168.75 ($225 after 4 June 2008) (inclusive of GST). 
Note: These fees do not include the Workshops. 

Morning and afternoon teas, lunches, social events, and the Conference Proceedings volume 
are included as part of the registration fee. 

Speakers and Posters

A preliminary speaking programme is now available on the web (see the link to the programme and registration form above). 

Participants are invited to present posters. Dedicated poster sessions have been scheduled. Those
presenting posters must submit abstracts by email as attached files (MS Word) by
1 June 2008 to the conference organisers.

Abstracts should be formatted as follows:
- A4 format
- One page only
- Text within frame 160 mm by 230 mm high
- 12 pt type, Justified poster title in upper case, bold, align left, followed on separate lines by authors name(s) - bold, organisation(s), address and emails.

Click on the following link for more information about sending and presenting posters.

Sponsorships and Trade Displays

We are offering a range of opportunities for businesses and organisations involved in all aspects of natural hazards to participate in the conference.  Click on the following link for more information about trade displays.

If your company or organisation would like to be a sponsor or have a trade display, please contact the conference organisers.


Workshops for the Wellington conference are being held on 28 and 31 July 2008

28 July 2008 � 9 am-12 pm

Workshop 1 Building tsunami ready communities 
(Workshop coordinator David Johnston)

Workshop 2 Forecasting and modelling wind hazards 
(Workshop coordinator Stefan Reese)
See workshop flyer or the conference programme for details.

Workshop 3 Sustainable disaster recovery: Unlocking the potential of planning
(Workshop coordinator Bruce Glavovic)
See workshop flyer or the conference programme for details.

28 July 2008 � 1.30 pm- 4.30 pm

Workshop 4 GIS in natural hazards management 
(Workshop coordinator Tom Wilson)
See workshop flyer or the  conference programme for details.

Workshop 5 Community recovery from disasters
(Workshop coordinator David Johnston)
See workshop flyer or the  conference programme for details.

Workshop 6 Disaster design: Solutions for survival 
(Workshop coordinator Rodney Adank)

31 July 2008� 9 am-12 pm

Workshop 7 Emergency management and the health sector 
(Workshop coordinator Debra Ellis)
See workshop flyer or the  conference programme for details.

Workshop 8 Planning for climate change impacts on coastal hazards 
(Workshop coordinator Stefan Reese)

Workshop 9 Gendering disasters (9am-4.30 pm) (Ros Houghton)
The call for papers for this workshop is now closed (deadline - 29 February 2008). Further information and contact details for the workshop can be found in the workshop flyer.  

31 July 2008� 1.30 pm- 4.30 pm

Workshop 10 Weather and Society (WAS*IS NZ)
(Workshop coordinator Julia Becker)
See workshop flyer or the  conference programme for details.

Workshop 11 Infrastructure vulnerabilities: The role of risk communication
(Workshop coordinator Kristin Hoskin)