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What Can Economics Offer Emergency Services

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has released its final Hazard Note of the year, asking the question “What Can Economics Offer Emergency Services?” Natural hazards are, of course, a costly affair, yet mitigation options are not free from cost either. Building a compelling case for the risk-reducing and financial benefits of mitigiation options are essential […]

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Interview with Holger Maier: Planning for Natural Disasters

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 […]

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Holger Maier research team commended by Bushfire CRC

A research project by our very own Professor Holger Maier has been commended for its outstanding outcomes. The project is funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNH CRC), a partnership between Australia and New Zealand’s fire and emergency service authorities, land management agencies and non-government organisations. The aim of the BNH CRC is […]

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Optimising water resource systems for a changing climate

Water is one of the most precious resources and water resource systems are in need of informed management. However, many water resource systems today rely on historical assumptions about inflows, assumptions that are flawed due to our changing climate. Therefore, new approaches to optimising policies for water systems are needed. The challenge of optimising our water systems has been […]

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Best practices for conceptual modelling

Conceptual modelling is a technique used to represent a system to inform people of a particular scenario. It’s widely used in environmental management and planning to inform decision makers. However, the use of conceptual modelling comes undone when applied inappropriately. In response to the inappropriate use of conceptual modelling, research by the Environment Institute’s Professor Holger […]

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EI Members win 2010 Best Paper Award

Congratulations are awarded to Environment Institute members Jakin Ravalico, Graeme Dandy and Holger Maier, whose paper was recently named as the best paper published in Environmental Modelling and Software in the “Generic Modelling and/or Software Methods” category in 2010. The paper, titled “Management Option Rank Equivalence (MORE) – A New Method of Sensitivity Analysis for […]

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