Natural Hazards Research Forum 2024 | Natural Hazards Research Australia

Natural Hazards Research Forum 2024

The 2024 Natural Hazards Research Forum was at the National Wine Centre, Botanic Road, Adelaide from 14-16 May 2024.

The annual Forum was an in-person event with Day One also streamed live. The three-day program included discussion, engagement, knowledge sharing and road-mapping of natural hazards research through the Centre and from other organisations around the country.

Following the successful forums in Brisbane 2022 and Melbourne 2023 the program was packed with speakers from across the Natural Hazards Research Australia research program, as well as from emergency service agencies, government, business, not-for-profit and community.

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Keynote speakers in Adelaide included:

  • Dr Sue Keay - Partner and Director, Future Work Group - embracing AI and technological change
  • Dr Sally Potter - Senior Social Scientist, GNS Science, New Zealand - personalised natural hazard warnings 
  • Prof Andy Koronios - CEO and Managing Director, SmartSat CRC - research and innovation for natural hazards
  • Brendan Moon - Coordinator-General, National Emergency Management Agency
  • Prof Barbara Norman - University of Canberra - chair Urban Policy Forum advising the Australian Government
  • Dr Justin Fidock - Program Leader National Security, Defence Science and Technology Group, Dept of Defence.
  • Brett Loughlin - Chief Fire Officer, South Australian Country Fire Service

Project streams

Each stream began with a group of projects where participants heard from lead researchers on the project’s progress, their insights and use relative to that theme. Following on from the morning presentations, attendees continued the discussion with researchers and end-users into utilisation workshops to share practical methods and solutions. 

These utilisation workshops were an opportunity for researchers, end-users, government and community to foster collaboration, gain knowledge and share insights to help shape the future of research use. 

Explore the project streams here.

Download the final program.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Events Officer, Vaia Smirneos