Understanding Disaster Risk case studies
The Hon David Littleproud MP
The Hon. David Littleproud MP, Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management, highlights the importance of a collaborative approach to future climate and disaster risks.
Rob Cameron, Director General Emergency Management Australia, introduces the Understanding Disaster Risk national forums and the unprecedented challenges we face as climate change continues to shift our disaster risk profile.
Georgine Roodenrys, Executive Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Futures at Queensland Department of Environment and Science, explains why climate change, and the uncertainty it brings, requires a whole-of-government and whole-of-community response.
John Blackburn AO
John Blackburn, Defence and National Security System Consultant and retired Air Vice Marshall, shares his experience of tsunami and our barriers to prepare for what we have not experienced or cannot imagine, such as climate change.
Mary and Paul Clark
South Australian business owners, Paul and Mary Clarke (Kersbrook Hill Wines and Cider) share their experience of a bushfire that ravaged their property and the consequences it brought for their business, home and family.
Michael Jenkin, Technical Manager at Business Technology Partners Pty Ltd, shared his experience of a large hail event in South Australia and how his workplace responded to the damage and disruption that followed.
Ramana James, Executive General Manager, Safer Communities at IAG discusses the future economic and social risks of disasters, and how a changing climate will increase the associated costs.