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The QUT Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management (CEDM) coordinates and conducts interdisciplinary research to understand and reduce the impacts of emergencies and disasters on health, community and infrastructure.

Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management Queensland University Of Technology

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The QUT Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management (CEDM) coordinates and conducts interdisciplinary research to understand and reduce the impacts of emergencies and disasters on health, community and infrastructure.

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    CEDM Forum 7: Water is to society as blood is to our body but what happens when it is unsafe

    CEDM Forum 7: Water is to society as blood is to our body but what happens when it is unsafe

    Recording of forum held May 14, 2015 at QUT Kelvin Grove Campus. David Parsons, the former Manager of Sydney’s Water’s Emergency and Security Unit, presents lessons from global water contamination crisis. Transcript available upon request.

    • 59 min
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    CEDM Forum 6: Are We There Yet? - Challenges of Emergency Management Reform in Victoria

    CEDM Forum 6: Are We There Yet? - Challenges of Emergency Management Reform in Victoria

    Recording of forum held February 5, 2015 at QUT Gardens Point Campus. Tony Pearce, Inspector General for Emergency Management Victoria, shares his insights on the Victorian Emergency Management reform program post the Royal Commission. Transcript available upon request.

    • 1 hr 16 min
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    CEDM Forum 5: Are We Prepared for Catastrophic Disasters?

    CEDM Forum 5: Are We Prepared for Catastrophic Disasters?

    Recording of forum held November 19, 2014 at QUT Kelvin Grove Campus. Australia invests considerable activity and resources into preparing for and responding to familiar and unexpected emergencies and disasters - but are these efforts enough? Can it ever be enough? Could we do more to be prepared? Guest speaker is Mark Crosweller AFSM FAIM, Director General Emergency Management Australia. Transcript available upon request.

    • 1 hr 3 min
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    CEDM Forum 4: Looking Back and Moving Forward - Local Government and Disaster Management

    CEDM Forum 4: Looking Back and Moving Forward - Local Government and Disaster Management

    Recording of forum held September 17, 2014 at QUT Gardens Point Campus. This forum explores the reasonable legal implications for predictive technology in disaster management, standards for disaster management planning for local government and best practice communication with communities during disaster response and recovery. Speakers include Professor Vivienne Tippett, Amanda Stickley, Iain MacKenzie and Greg Swain. Transcript available upon request.

    • 1 hr 29 min
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    CEDM Forum 3: Can We Build Resilient Infrastructure?

    CEDM Forum 3: Can We Build Resilient Infrastructure?

    Recording of forum held May 9, 2014 at QUT Gardens Point Campus. This forum discusses the question "Can infrastructure be designed to be more resilient to the effect of disasters"? While cyclones or other events might not be preventable can the damage to infrastructure critical to communities and regional economies be prevented or reduced by adding vulnerability reduction to design thinking and building-in resilience? Speakers include Graeme Newton, Iain MacKenzie and Joe Mathew. Transcript available upon request.

    • 1 hr 21 min
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    CEDM Forum 2: Trust, but Verify - Social Media in Crisis Communication

    CEDM Forum 2: Trust, but Verify - Social Media in Crisis Communication

    Recording of forum held October 15, 2013 at QUT Kelvin Grove Campus. Drawing on the Russian proverb "trust, but verify", this free CEDM forum highlights the opportunities and challenges of using social media in crisis communication, and discusses emerging approaches and solutions. Speakers include Dr Paul Barnes, Associate Professor Axel Bruns, Gary Kemble, Dr Amisha Mehta, Adam Moss and Assistant Commissioner Paul Stewart. The forum is moderated by Peter McCutcheon. Transcript available upon request.

    • 1 hr 23 min

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