Unprecedented Disasters. How do we adapt?
Do you want to be part of something important, innovative and thought-provoking that has the potential to shape how we prepare and respond to the increasing rate and severity of disasters driven by climate change?
The Shire of Dardanup is gathering experts for an industry-leading, live-streamed state emergency management conference in October with dynamic presenters contributing under the theme ‘Building Capacity to adapt in an Era of Unprecedented Disasters’.
It’s time to think outside the box and with funding assistance through the State Emergency Management Committee’s AWARE Grants Program, the Shire is leading the charge.
Why we’re doing this
Severe weather is creating disasters like the 2019 New South Wales Bushfire Crisis and this year’s Wooroloo Bushfires, Cyclone Seroja and flash flooding. Here in the South West of WA a 16 per cent decline in rainfall has been recorded over the past 30 years, driving more extreme fire weather and increasing the likelihood of disasters beyond our historical experience.
Topics we hope to explore during the conference include:
- The impact of climate change
- The role of traditional, Indigenous and local knowledge and practices;
- Supporting the ongoing health and wellbeing of volunteers and personnel
- New technologies for working in crisis situations
- Planning for animal welfare
- Creative new perspectives not limited or controlled by rules or tradition.
Dr Robert Glasser – Head of the Climate and Security Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Dr Kate Brady – National Recovery Adviser, Australian Red Cross. Research Fellow – Community Resilience, University of Melbourne
Aaron Kearney (OAM) – ABC International Pacific Disaster Preparedness Broadcast Unit Lead and host of “Pacific Prepared” program
Lewis Winter – Adjunct Lecturer in Emergency Management, Charles Sturt University
Tim Muirhead – Director of CSD Network
If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272. Our Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
BREC is required to maintain a mandatory contact register for all patrons over the age of 16 attending the Centre. You can scan the QR code or fill in the physical form upon arrival.
We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar. The Centre has increased hygiene measures and will observe required COVID restrictions.