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Wednesday 5 September 2018 – Day 1

Keynote
Conflicting evidence

Senior Principal Research Scientist, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, WA

Keynote
Research influencing policy

Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science
10:15

Morning Tea

Stream 1
Riverside Theatre
Stream 2
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
Stream 3
Meeting Room 3
Stream 4
River View Room 4
Bushfire and Smoke Modelling
Communication
Health and Well-being
Economics
Bushfire and Smoke Modelling


Mental health and well-being in the police and emergency services sector

The University of Western Australia & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Simulations of the Waroona fire with the ACCESS-Fire coupled fire-atmosphere model

Australian Bureau of Meteorology & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Risk modelling as a tool to support local government emergency management

Joint Centre for Disaster Research & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Filling the gaps: how economics can help make important decisions when information is missing

The University of Western Australia & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
The University of Western Australia & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
12:00

Lunch & Poster Session

Stream 1
Riverside Theatre
Stream 2
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
Stream 3
Meeting Room 3
Stream 4
River View Room 4
Prescribed burning
Community & Diversity
Risk
Flood and Wind
Prescribed burning


Improved predictions of extreme sea levels around Australia

The University of Western Australia & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Hazard smart remote communities in northern Australia

Charles Darwin University & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Defining floodwater – expert and public perspectives

Macquarie University & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Macquarie University & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Community preparedness and responses to the 2017 NSW bushfires

University of Wollongong & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability

Victoria University & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Large damage bills to buildings from cyclones and storms can be reduced by small actions

Cyclone Testing Station, James Cook University & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
14:35

Afternoon Tea & Poster Session

Stream 1
Riverside Theatre
Stream 2
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
Stream 3
Meeting Room 3
Stream 4
River View Room 4
Predictive services
Capability
Policy
Schools & Youth
Predictive services


Impact-based forecasting in the coastal zone: East coast lows

Australian Bureau of Meteorology & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


The emerging imperative of disaster justice

Australian National University & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


The development of a pyrocumulonimbus prediction tool

Australian Bureau of Meteorology & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


Better practice planning for catastrophic disasters

Risk Frontiers & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


How can business share responsibility for disaster resilience

Australian National University & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Panel Discussion
Avoiding the perils and exploiting the opportunities for decision making in planning for complex hazards

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
University of New England & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
University of Adelaide & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
The University of Western Australia & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
CQUniversity & Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
16:45 | Research Forum close
15 minute transition
17:00

Welcome & Awards Ceremony

18:00

Delegate Welcome Drinks | Exhibition