Filter by

Questions of management amidst the bushfire crisis

Where
University of Sydney
Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006
When

Wednesday 26 February from 6pm to 7:30pm

Recent weather and climate-related disasters, especially the bushfires, have stretched Australia’s largely "volunteer" emergency management workforce to breaking point.

The current state and federal approaches to disaster management are failing as there are inadequate laws and policies to fund government agencies and compensate victims, especially where they are uninsured. With the government defunding research and ignoring recommendations on disasters, resilience and adaptation planning, is a community-based, collaborative approach the only way forward?

Yet, the impediment to such comprehensive action is that, for many people, the scale of the threat remains beyond imagination. An urgent challenge is therefore the question of representation, especially representation of the multi-species devastation, to ensure that the graphic horror of the recent bushfires is not lost in the danger of abstractness.

Speakers:

Danielle Celermajer is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney.

Dale Dominey-Howse is a Professor in Hazard and Disaster Risk Sciences.

Rosemary Lyster is the Professor of Climate and Environmental Law at the University of Sydney Law School and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Michael Mann is a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI).

More events in Talks, courses & workshops

Acting classes in Potts Point

Acting classes in Potts Point

Learn ways to improve acting skills and practice with other actors
Tomorrow
Kintsugi accessory course for beginners

Kintsugi accessory course for beginners

Learn the 550-year-old Japanese repairing technique and make accessories
Tomorrow
3D Design: TinkerCAD

3D Design: TinkerCAD

Learn from scratch or boost your 3D design skills using the free online application TinkerCAD
Tomorrow
Adobe Creative Classes: InDesign

Adobe Creative Classes: InDesign

Master desktop publishing skills with classes for beginners to advanced
Tomorrow
Beginners learn to sew class at The Remnant Warehouse

Beginners learn to sew class at The Remnant Warehouse

Learn how to use your sewing machine confidently and master the skills needed to make your own clothing and homewares
Tomorrow