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Disaster resilience: IRU research supports better preparation, response and adaptation for future disasters

Last night at Parliament House Canberra, Mr Jeffrey Bleich US Ambassador to Australia, launched IRU’s latest publication, “Disaster Resilience: Preparing, responding and adapting”, at a reception highlighting the network’s research strengths in this area.

Launching the Brochure Mr Bleich commented, “Domestically Australia and the United States have both experienced significant natural disasters in this year alone, with flooding in Queensland and the U.S. Midwest and South causing loss of life and widespread economic damage.

“You can’t prevent disasters, but you can reduce the loss of life and property that result from them and IRU research on disaster resilience is seeking ways to do just that”.