Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Disaster conference, Brisbane, April 16-18

Just updating our Ru Whenua/Christchurch earthquakes research at Lincoln...two team members, Melanie Mark-Shadbolt and Simon Lambert, will be attending the upcoming Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, to be held in Brisbane, 16 – 18 April 2012.

The conference theme is Earth: Fire and Rain, and the organisers note “In recent times we have endured horrific fires in Victoria, devastating earthquakes in New Zealand, heartbreaking flooding in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, damaging cyclones in North Queensland and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and flooding in many parts of the world. ” The conference is an important opportunity for researchers, disaster managers, politicians, and community leaders to meet and korero about how to better prepare ourselves and our communities for future disasters.

Melanie and Simon will be in Australia interviewing Maori who have left Christchurch for the sunny and non-shaky Queensland! Anyone interested in being interviewed, by all means contact us.

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