Community engagement and resilience in focus
Thu, 05/04/2012 - 16:04
Focusing on the themes of community engagement, creating resilience and agency adaptation to a changing climate, RMIT in conjunction with the Bushfire CRC held its second research seminar for 2012 last week.
Attended by 25 people who ensured there was plenty of discussion and lively debate – an essential component of the seminar series – Damien Killalea, Director Community Safety at the Tasmanian Fire Service (TFS) and Bushfire CRC Lead End User, outlined how the TFS has gone about communicating bushfire risk and preparedness since the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009.
This was followed by RMIT’s Dr Susan Chaplin, who presented a community adaptation toolkit to bushfire and climate change, produced for the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority and developed in partnership with the Bushfire CRC.
RMIT will be holding six more research seminars between now and October. For more information, please visit the events page. I hope to see you at the next seminar.