Disaster Risk Reduction & Management

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The climate crisis is causing more and worse natural disasters.

Disasters, including associated health emergencies such as pandemics, have major negative impacts on development because of the social and economic disruption they cause.

The Asia-Pacific region is already among the world's most disaster-vulnerable areas and is predicted to be more exposed to the coming effects of climate change, increasing both the frequency and the impact of disasters to catastrophic levels.

Notable Research Highlights and Facilities

The UNSW Resilient Futures Collective was established in response to increasing cyclone, flood, drought, and bushfire hazards, to operate through a wide lens of disaster risk reduction and resilience, to address the emergent needs of communities, local, state and federal government, as well as the private sector.

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. It works to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. The Institute's specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities and working to build a safer, healthier world for everyone. 

The iCinema Research Centre is focused on the creative development of AI-based visualisation across the Faculties of Arts, Architecture & Design, Engineering, Science and UNSW Canberra, to address pressing and unpredictable scenarios such as wildfires and other disasters.

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