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The Victorian State Government this week launched a fire prediction and early warning system based on Bushfire CRC research that will deliver detailed information on the spread...
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The year is 2020. Australia is hotter, drier and far more fire prone than ever before. What effect is this having on our water supplies, agriculture, changing rural populations...
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The Victorian bushfires of 7 February 2009 resulted in major loss of life, property, and other assets. The questions and issues that quickly emerged will be the subject of...
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Vital decisions that could save lives and homes “Prepare, stay and defend or leave early” – a national briefing for journalists to launch new evidence supporting a...
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       This project, led by Professor Mark Adams of the University of Sydney, was a significant extension to the work of the Bushfire CRC. Following the devastating alpine...
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Modelling bushfire spread improves decision-making in critical scenarios. This project developed reliable bushfire spread  simulation and animation technology to support a wide...
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At the rural/urban fringe, firefighters are exposed to smoke from not just vegetation, but from combinations of burning houses, cars and other materials. These firefighters are...
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Why do good firefighters sometimes make poor decisions? This research,  undertaken by a La Trobe University team led by psychology lecturer Dr Mary Omodei  in collaboration...
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Risk communication is an ongoing difficulty for fire and emergency services. Official reports continue to refer to the need for better, timely warnings and advice on safe action...
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Human population and climate changes directly affect fire regimes and associated risks. Risk management now emphasises assessment, measurement and mitigation of risks to a wide...
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The Bushfire Management Business Model project - led by Dr Kevin Tolhurst  of the University of Melbourne - was born out of the recognition that while bushfire management has been...
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Accurate numbers on  the economic, social and environmental costs of bushfires are hard to identify. Estimates often ignore economic principles and are of limited value in...
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This pilot research project applied the innovative process of ‘place mapping’. This new approach for the fire and land management industry allows agencies to better understand how...
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This project considered whether conflicting legal requirements, and fear of litigation, may impede decision making in emergency management. It identified the true impact of law...
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Addressing the impacts of climate and global change on fire regimes is one of the most important strategic issues confronting bushfire managers in Australia. This project...
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The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission identified a need to improve the ability to assess the potential impacts of bushfires on rural and urban/rural interface communities...
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Issue 10 - Bushfires, like droughts, have been part of the Australian environment for thousands of years
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