Across the world, nature-triggered disasters fuelled by climate change are worsening. Some two billion people have been affected by the consequences of natural hazards over the last ten years, 95% of which were weather-related (such as floods and windstorms). Fires swept across large parts of California, and in Australia caused unprecedented destruction to lives, wildlife and bush.
Disaster management needs to keep up. Good cooperation and coordination of crisis response operations are of critical importance to react rapidly and adequately to any crisis situation, while post-disaster recovery presents opportunities to build resilience towards reducing the scale of the next disaster.
This event will explore technology and resilience by bringing together three conferences:
- Geographic Information for Disaster Management (GI4DM)
- Urban Resilience Asia Pacific 2 (URAP2)
- NSW Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) one-day event
Please check this website for more information and register your interest to attend the event.