This program seeks to understand the underlying risk exposure of the community and the things it values. It will provide a better framework to understand how the risk is manifested and how communities respond, prepare and mitigate the risk in the context of their broader societal frameworks.
This program focuses on the communication of risk and threat: how are warnings and information best communicated, which communications media should be used, and how does community education fit in to this picture?
This program addresses the scenario where the risk has translated into a direct threat. This particularly considers extreme events such as Black Saturday, 7 February 2009 in Victoria; these events are irregular and are not as well understood as more routine occurrences.