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Use this page to find out about events being held both locally and worldwide. Keep up to date with JCDR news, staff activities, and stories on interesting research projects.
Late November/early December saw 3 of our PhD students pass their final oral exams. Click below to discover more information on Alan Kwok, Mina Adhikari, and Nancy Brown's amazing research.
In December the Joint Centre for Disaster Research welcomed a group of disaster response and policy leaders from the Ministry of Interior and Safety in the Republic of Korea.
Dr Raj Prasanna, of the JCDR, co-chaired at the inaugural ISCRAM Asia Pacific regional conference here in Wellington. With the help of many of our staff and students, the conference proved to be a great success.
Recent research investigating the 1868 tsunami and development of new tsunami evacuation zones provided a timely opportunity to organise a memorial event to commemorate the 150th anniversary on the Chatham Island.
The footage shot eventuated into a three-minute news-style report on the importance and effectiveness of community resilience as a way of managing and mitigating the impacts of disaster events.
Carol Stewart from JCDR and Graham Leonard from GNS contributed to an international, inter-agency field mission to the islands of Ambae, Maewo and Pentecost, Vanuatu to assess impacts of thick ashfalls from the ongoing eruption of Ambae.
In October a senior delegation of ten officials from the Colombo Municipal Council came to New Zealand to learn about New Zealand’s Waste Water (sewage) management.
This year’s National Emergency Management Conference was hosted in conjunction with the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference and hit Wellington again in May.
In conjunctions with this year’s National Emergency Management Conference in May, members of the Centre involved with QuakeCoRE, hosted a workshop which was jointly hosted by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Australia, and Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
On the Friday following the National Emergency Management Conference, JCDR staff, in collaboration with QuakeCoRE hosted its second workshop, this time looking at ‘Wellington Resilience’.
In conjunction with the anniversary of the Īnangahua earthquake of 1968, David, Denise and Emily of the Centre joined a wider group of researchers on a field trip to explore the enduring role past disasters have on local communities.
In May, JCDR delegates joined members of GNS’ Risk and Society team for an overnight Hui-a-noho at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. The aim of the 2 days was gain further understanding of Vision Mātauranga and the benefit of its use by us as researchers.
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In April researchers and professionals working in understanding and reduction of seismic risk will come together at the PCEE to share their research experience and latest developments. This year’s focus lies on “turning hazard awareness into risk mitigation”.
When: 4th – 6th April 2019
Where: Auckland, New Zealand
The Global Platform has the role of assessing and reviewing the progress in the implementation of the global disaster risk reduction agenda, and to serve as a platform to share good practices, identify gaps and to make recommendations to further accelerate the implementation.
When: 13th – 17th May 2019
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
This year’s conference will be hosted by the Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC. A new concept shall give participants insights into the policy and research developments of the following years.
When: 17th – 19th June 2019
Where: Canberra, Australia
On a two-weeks tour around New Zealand you’ll explore varied hazardscape, debate the pros and cons of the world’s responses to significant hazards and emergencies, and work with local experts and community groups to understand the context, consequences, and management of risks.
When: 24th June – 6th July 2019
Application deadline: 15th March 2019
This annual conference provides relevant and engaging insight, advice and discussion for professionals around emergency management. More information will be available soon.
When: 3rd – 5th July 2019
Where: Wellington, New Zealand
Australasia’s largest and most comprehensive emergency management conference and exhibition brings decision makers and end-users in the field of emergency management together in one location. The theme for 2019 will be “A shift to the new norm: riding the wave of change”.
When: 27th – 30th August 2019
Where: Melbourne, Australia
In Partnership with AFAC19 the disaster resilience community will gather in Melbourne to find answers to the question “Are we future ready?” in the context of a changing climate, technological influence and shifting demographics. The guiding themes of the event will be connection, respect, empowerment and wisdom.
When: 28th – 29th August 2019
Where: Melbourne, Australia
During their annual meeting, QuakeCoRE will celebrate their research achievements and plans going forward. The plenary sessions will highlight key topics and focus discussion on challenging questions for the future.
When: 2nd – 5th September 2019
Where: Nelson, New Zealand
More information coming soon
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