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4th Australasian Hazards Management Conference
Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand, 10-13 August 2010


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Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand 1112 August 2010 Optional Workshops 10 & 13 August 2010. The conference provides a forum to discuss the integration of hazard information into effective risk management, including:
  • Applying hazard information to best practice planning
  • Developing effective warning systems
  • Improved response and recovery from events
  • 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.


The 4th Australasian Hazards Management Conference was held in Wellington, New Zealand in August 2010.


Conference Presentations


Tuesday 10 August 2010, Day 1 – Workshops

9:00 – 12:00

Workshop 1: Emergency management and the health sector
Workshop 2: Children, families and disasters
Workshop 3: Management of coastal erosion

1:30 – 4:30

Workshop 4: Lessons from the 2009 Samoan earthquake and tsunami
Workshop 5: Gender and disasters
Workshop 6: Disaster Design: Solutions for survival


For workshops on 10th August, contact workshop conveners or speakers to obtain talks.



Wednesday 11 August 2010, Day 2 – CONFERENCE

9:45 – 10:30
45 mins

Keynote: Stephanie Chang (University of British Columbia, Canada), Anticipating cascading consequences of Infrastructure failures in disasters - Download PDF

11:00 – 11:30

JC Gaillard (University of Auckland) and Jessica Mercer (CAFOD), Bridging the gap between top-down and bottom-up initiatives in disaster risk reduction - Download PDF

11:30 – 12:00

Bob Cechet (Geoscience Australia), Residential building damage survey for the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires - Download PDF

12:00 – 12:30

Michael Eburn (University of New England, Australia), News from the courts – post disaster legal proceedings and implications for emergency managers - Download PDF

1:30 – 2:00

Laura Wallace (GNS Science), The Hikurangi subduction zone: the biggest “unknown” seismic hazard in New Zealand

2:00 – 2:30

Tane Woodley (MCDEM), The Wellington Earthquake Initial Response Plan - Download PDF

2:30 – 3:00

Jared Thomas (OPUS), Travel following simulated earthquake events: vehicle abandonment and social influence - Download PDF

3:00 – 3:20

Hugh Cowan (Earthquake Commission) The 2010 Chile earthquake - Contact Speaker to Obtain Talk

3:45 – 4:15

Stefan Reese (NIWA), Lessons learnt from the Samoa tsunami 2009 – a multi-disciplinary survey - Download PDF

4:15 – 4:45

Emily Lane (NIWA), The impact of tides on tsunami inundation hazard - Download PDF

4:45 – 5:15

Douglas Paton (University of Tasmania), Confronting an unfamiliar hazard: tsunami preparedness in Tasmania - Download PDF




Thursday 12 August, Day 3 – CONFERENCE

8:30 – 9:15
45 mins

MCDEM Keynote Mark Benthien (Southern California Earthquake Center, United States), The Great California Shakeout - Contact Speaker to Obtain Talk

9:15 – 9:45

Willie Smith (University of Auckland), Capacity and response: a comparison of farmers’ responses to drought and flood in the Manawatu - Download PDF

9:45 – 10:15

James Lunny (MetService), Severe weather forecasting disaster risk reduction demonstration project (SWFDDP) - Download PDF

10:45 – 11:15

Graeme Smart (NIWA), Planning for flood disasters - Contact Speaker to Obtain Talk

11:15 – 11:45

Jeff Watson (Horizons Regional Council), Horizons Regional Council Flood Forecasting System - advanced technology delivers - Contact Speaker to Obtain Talk

11:45 – 12:15

Bruce Glavovic (Massey University), Beyond natural hazards management. Beyond warnings, response and recovery: Governance for community resilience and sustainability - Contact Speaker to Obtain Talk

1:00 – 1:30

Erica Seville (University of Canterbury), A new model of organisational resilience - Download PDF

1:30 – 2:00

Antoinette Mitchell (Whangarei District Council), Community-based evacuation planning – Ruakaka, Northland - Download PDF

2:00 – 2:30

Warren Meldrum (Hastings DC), Kim Wright (GNS Science), All-hazard community response planning and choice of local public notification systems by Hastings Communities - Download PDF

2:30 – 3:00

Ljubica Mamula-Seadon (MCDEM), Community resilience building - Download PDF

3:20 – 3:30

Jane Rovins, Executive Director, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk - Contact Speaker to Obtain Talk

3:30 – 4:00

Jon Mitchell (Canterbury CDEM Group), Christchurch Community Resilience Project - Download PDF

4:00 – 4:30

Sarb Johal (Massey University), Advances in Psychological First Aid - Download PDF

4:30 – 5:00

Shane Cronin (Massey University) Europe paralysed: the 2010 Iceland eruption - Download PDF



David Hopkins (Representative of Natural Hazards New Zealand), Earthquake + Natural Hazards New Zealand - Download PDF
  Sir Mason Durie (Massey University) Durie Pacific Scholarship - Download PDF



Friday 13 August 2010, Day 4 – Workshop

9:00 – 12:00

Workshop 7: Cities at risk (part 1)
Workshop 8: GIS in natural hazards and emergency management
Workshop 9: Risk reduction through land-use planning

1.30 – 4:30

Workshop 7: Cities at risk (part 2)
Workshop 10: Enhancing capacity in rural & remote communities
Workshop 11: Emergency management planning for local government


Friday 13 August 2010, Day 4 – Cities at Risk Workshop

9.30am            Wellington – Whose Fault?
Russ Van Dissen - Download PDF

10.10am          Does cost explain differences in damage mitigation and survival preparedness? J
ohn McClure
- Download PDF

11.10am          Community adaptation to earthquake hazards: A cross cultural perspective
Douglas Paton
- Download PDF

11.40am          What are the barriers to community involvement in mitigation? 
Findings  from İstanbul, Turkey
Nuray Karanci
  - Download PDF

1.30pm            The social psychology of seismic adjustment: a re-evaluation of the literature
Christian Solberg
- Download PDF

2.00pm            Effective Communication in evacuation events: the effect of information on shadow evacuation
Darren Walton
- Download PDF

2.30pm            The Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool – 10th year.
B. Burcak Basburg-Erkan - Download PDF

3.30 pm           Influence of preventative information and experience on lay-people’s risk perception
Sandrine Glaton, Carine Heitz, Elise Beck
- Contact Speaker to Obtain Talk

4.00pm            Small businesses and crisis management: Learning from the experience of recovery
Abigail Harding and Felicity Powell
- Download PDF


For other workshops on 13th August, contact workshop conveners or speakers to obtain talks.