Disaster resilience

Working paper

The social and political effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji: recent research perspectives

This research brief summarises three recent publications that analyse some of the social and political effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji.

Disaster risk reduction at farm level: multiple benefits, no regrets

This report assesses and identifies solutions with special relevance for smallholder farmers: disaster risk reduction good practices that work at farm-level and which, with small investments, can have significant positive impact on the resilience of their livelihoods.

Multi-year humanitarian funding: a thematic evaluation

Humanitarian aid is largely concentrated in crises that are protracted or recurrent. In 2016, 60% of global humanitarian financing went to just ten countries. This report summarises the learning from the thematic evaluation and employs an integrated analysis of separate country and themed studies to...

How does government support integrated landscape management in regional Victoria under climate change?

This report completes the project commissioned in 2010 entitled Policies and Governance to Support Integrated Landscape Management in a Changing Climate — the Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) project.
Conference paper

Local government level climate change adaptation and disaster resilience in Queensland

As climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of natural disasters resilience is becoming more and more important. While the need for an intergovernmental approach to adapt to climate change impacts and achieve disaster resilience is widely acknowledged, higher levels of government often delegate...
Conference paper

Social effects of disaster waste management: a case study of Brisbane suburbs post 2011 January floods

This paper investigates how the speed and nature of disaster waste management impacts on residents belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds, with a particular focus on the 2011 January Floods in Brisbane, Australia.
Conference paper

Urban design: an underutilized tool for disaster risk reduction?

This paper provides a framework for integration of urban design, based on core principles from both the urban design and disaster risk reduction fields of theory and practice, identified from relevant literature in these areas.
Conference paper

Neighbourhood disaster resilience index: A validation in the context of Brisbane and Ipswich 2010/2011 floods

Despite the wide use of the resilience concept in urban planning and policy making, measuring this concept at neighbourhood level has not been done. In this study, a Neighbourhood Disaster Resilience Index (NDRI) is proposed with a refined set of variables for measuring neighbourhood level...
Conference paper

Disaster risk reduction and urban planning: a case of uneven mainstreaming?

The risks of disasters pose many ongoing challenges for settlements in Australia. This paper reports the findings of investigations into successful cases of mainstreaming in Australian disaster risk reduction.
Conference paper

Urban planning for disaster risk reduction: Establishing second wave criteria

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is relatively new, and is derived from emergency management traditions based primarily in the development of systems oriented to responding to large scale disaster events, such as flood, fires and storms. This paper sets out a conceptual framework critically assessing the...