Natural disasters are expensive. Bushfires, heatwaves, floods and more cost Australians $6billion every year, a cost that is set to skyrocket to $35billion by the year 2050.
The risk from natural disasters is immense and more research is needed to help policy makers plan for the future. Enter Holger Maier. Professor Holger Maier is a researcher at the Bushfire & Natural Hazard Cooperative Research Centre. Maier and his team develop tools to reduce costs in natural disaster management.
Watch the video interview with Maier to find out more about the importance of his research and why we need better support systems for natural disaster management.