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Hazardous Webinar: Improving community-based risk assessment

August 2023's Hazardous Webinar was held on 15 August on improving community-based risk assessment.

Dr Nader Naderpajouh (Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney) and Sara Morgan (NSW State Emergency Service) presented contemporary challenges and the future of community risk assessment.

This webinar was part of Natural Hazards Research Australia's Hazardous Webinars series to showcase key research progress and findings each month. This August 2023 Hazardous Webinar covered Natural Hazard Research Australia‚Äôs Community risk assessment project.

Date: Tuesday 15 August Time: 12-1pm AEST Where: Zoom


  • Dr Nader Naderpajouh, University of Sydney
  • Sara Morgan, New South Wales State Emergency Service
  • Dr Kat Haynes, Natural Hazards Research Australia

The Community risk assessment project has provided a comprehensive understanding of theory and practice behind community risk assessment to prepare local communities for the increasing challenges they face with climate change.

Researchers have reviewed the current risk assessment processes, working closely with NSW SES, to understand challenges and needs across the emergency services sector, including insights from other relevant sectors. The results will inform future multi-hazard, compound and cascading community risk assessment approaches. 

Watch the webinar below to  gain key insights on the findings from this research, along with what comes next. You can also download the presentations.

The webinar concluded with a Q&A session with Nadar and Sara.