October 13 is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
This year the focus of the day, aligned to the Sendai Framework, is to “substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to people by 2030.”
Given the rain and flood warnings out currently across a number of Australian states, it's a more than relevant focus.
The UN says while the primary goal of disaster risk reduction is prevention, when that isn’t possible, it’s important to minimise the harm to people, assets and livelihoods through early warning systems.
Providing timely and tailored information to the community is a focus of the emergency management sector across Australia, as is systemising it in a way that makes the information available as well as relevant and actionable.
This is becoming even more important as extreme weather events become more frequent and more complex, meaning communities and the emergency management sector face more stress.
The ResilientCo team works across a number of projects focussed on resilience building, risk reduction and empowering communities and our clients to make a difference.
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