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Climate Change and Disaster Management

30 November - 4 December 2020
8:30am - 6:30pm
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a photo of a bush fire

GeoSpatial technologies have help develop patterns of human habitation and more. Now it is time to focus on the problem of Climate Change and managing the consequences of human impact on the planet. 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 bushland.

Disaster management needs to keep up. Good spatial 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 geographic 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)  1 December – 3 December 2020
Urban Resilience Asia Pacific 2 (URAP2) 3 December – 4 December 2020
NSW & WA Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) Conference 30 Nov 2020 & Tutorial Tuesday 1 Dec