Australian conferences bring sectors together

The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference and the AFAC22 conference and exhibition were held in August 2022. This edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management includes a selection of the thought-leadership presentations.

The conferences included over 120 presentations in themes of ‘Resilience in a riskier world, adapting and transforming for the future’ and ‘Connecting communities. Creating resilience'. Presentations were from a broad range of sectors including emergency services, research and academia, all levels of government and communities.

Notable contributions from the conferences have been selected for inclusion in this journal to provide readers with an overview of the ideas, research and innovation that were shared. The range of papers show the depth and breadth of knowledge in the emergency management sector covering recovery, disaster risk reduction, technology, forecasting, scenario-based training, mental health and collaborative futures.