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Measuring Community Flood Awareness And Preparedness In The Maitland Area And Lower Hunter Valley, Nsw, Neil Dufty, Amanda Hyde, David Webber, Ingrid Berthold, Elise Armstrong Sep 2015

Measuring Community Flood Awareness And Preparedness In The Maitland Area And Lower Hunter Valley, Nsw, Neil Dufty, Amanda Hyde, David Webber, Ingrid Berthold, Elise Armstrong

Neil Dufty

The Hunter River of NSW has a long history of flooding. February 2015 was the sixtieth anniversary of the 1955 Hunter Region flood, the largest flood in the region’s recorded history. In conjunction with the commemoration, the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and the Hunter Local Land Services commissioned consultants Molino Stewart to extend previous social research in Maitland by surveying participants about the status of their own flood awareness and preparedness. The 2015 study and previous social research found that in Maitland flood-prone communities there appears to be a relatively low perception of personal flood risk. On ...


Why Getting People To Write An Emergency Plan May Not Be The Best Approach, Neil Dufty Apr 2015

Why Getting People To Write An Emergency Plan May Not Be The Best Approach, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

Many government agencies and not-for-profit emergency organisations throughout the world encourage those community members and businesses at risk to write disaster survival or emergency plans. In Australia, community flood education and engagement programs such as FloodSafe promote the preparation of home and business emergency plans. In some cases, agencies use the writing of these plans as an indicator of community preparedness. There has been little research conducted into the efficacy of personal or business emergency plans, although there is evidence to show that business damages could be reduced by having an emergency plan. On the other hand, some social research ...


The Use Of Social Media In Countrywide Disaster Risk Reduction Public Awareness Strategies, Neil Dufty Dec 2014

The Use Of Social Media In Countrywide Disaster Risk Reduction Public Awareness Strategies, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

Social media has been used extensively in recent disasters by emergency managers particularly to warn people and help in the co-ordination of response and recovery. However, its use in disaster prevention and preparedness is less understood. This article examines the use of social media in disaster risk reduction (DRR) awareness strategies around the world through a literature review and expert opinion. It concludes that it is generally underutilised in major DRR awareness strategies, although there are robust programs operating in some countries with high social media use.


What Is Disaster Resilience Education?, Neil Dufty May 2014

What Is Disaster Resilience Education?, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

Community disaster education, communication and engagement (ECE) is an integral component of emergency management in Australia and around the world. Its main goal is to promote public safety and, to a lesser extent, reduce damages. However, many governments around the world, including Australia, aim to also build community disaster resilience, with learning viewed as a critical mechanism. There is therefore a need to examine current community disaster ECE practices with a view to aligning them to the broader goal of disaster resilience. To attempt this, an exploratory research methodology was utilised to examine possible education content and processes that could ...


A Review Of Progress In The Integration Of Disaster Risk Reduction Into Australian School Curricula Programs And Materials, Neil Dufty Feb 2014

A Review Of Progress In The Integration Of Disaster Risk Reduction Into Australian School Curricula Programs And Materials, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


A Review Of The Value Of Social Media In Countrywide Disaster Risk Reduction Public Awareness Strategies, Neil Dufty Feb 2014

A Review Of The Value Of Social Media In Countrywide Disaster Risk Reduction Public Awareness Strategies, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Opportunities For Disaster Resilience Learning In The Australian Curriculum, Neil Dufty Dec 2013

Opportunities For Disaster Resilience Learning In The Australian Curriculum, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

Schools are an important avenue for youth to learn about disaster resilience. A critical success factor for the uptake of disaster resilience learning in schools is the ability to embed learning activities in school programs that are linked to relevant curriculums. With the introduction of the Australian Curriculum, it is timely to identify new opportunities for student disaster resilience learning and related curriculum development by emergency services organisations. Using a technique called ‘curriculum mapping’, a research project has identified disaster resilience learning opportunities and gaps across the Australian Curriculum.


Recent Research In Community Disaster Education And Its Implications For Emergency Management, Neil Dufty Sep 2013

Recent Research In Community Disaster Education And Its Implications For Emergency Management, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

Community disaster education is an integral component of emergency management around the world. Its main goal is to promote public safety and, to a lesser extent, reduce disaster damages. However, there has been relatively little research into the appropriateness and effectiveness of the community disaster education programs and learning activities, including those provided by emergency agencies. This is due largely to the general lack of evaluation of these programs, the difficulty in isolating education as a causal factor in aspects of disaster management performance, and disaster education not being embraced strongly by the academic field of education. Compounding this situation ...


Towards A Learning For Disaster Resilience Approach: Exploring Content And Process, Neil Dufty Jul 2013

Towards A Learning For Disaster Resilience Approach: Exploring Content And Process, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

This paper is a first attempt to scope the possible content and learning processes that could be used in a holistic Learning for Disaster Resilience (LfDR) approach as a possible improvement to current disaster education, communications and engagement practices. The research found that LfDR should not only cover public safety aspects, but also learning about the community itself, including how to reduce its vulnerabilities and strengthen resilience. In relation to learning process, a review of learning theory found four broad learning theory groups - behavioural, cognitive, affective, social – that have relevance to LfDR. The research identified a range of potential learning ...


The Place Of Education In Building Disaster Resilience: A Strategic Examination, Neil Dufty Mar 2013

The Place Of Education In Building Disaster Resilience: A Strategic Examination, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Community Flood Education And Awareness In Fairfield City (Report), Neil Dufty Nov 2012

Community Flood Education And Awareness In Fairfield City (Report), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Learning For Disaster Resilience, Neil Dufty Mar 2012

Learning For Disaster Resilience, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Why Are People So Unkind? Unravelling Community Responses To Floodplain And Emergency Management (Powerpoint), Neil Dufty, Mel Taylor, Garry Stevens Jan 2012

Why Are People So Unkind? Unravelling Community Responses To Floodplain And Emergency Management (Powerpoint), Neil Dufty, Mel Taylor, Garry Stevens

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Using Social Media To Build Community Disaster Resilience, Neil Dufty Dec 2011

Using Social Media To Build Community Disaster Resilience, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Using Social Media For Natural Disaster Resilience (Booklet), Neil Dufty Jun 2011

Using Social Media For Natural Disaster Resilience (Booklet), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Engagement Or Education?, Neil Dufty Jun 2011

Engagement Or Education?, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Implications Of Recent Research In Community Flood Education, Neil Dufty Jan 2011

Implications Of Recent Research In Community Flood Education, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


A New Approach To Community Flood Education, Neil Dufty Oct 2010

A New Approach To Community Flood Education, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Natural Hazards Education In Australian Schools: How Can We Make It More Effective?, Neil Dufty Apr 2009

Natural Hazards Education In Australian Schools: How Can We Make It More Effective?, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


A New Approach To Flood Education (Booklet), Neil Dufty Jan 2008

A New Approach To Flood Education (Booklet), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


A New Approach To Community Flood Education, Neil Dufty Dec 2007

A New Approach To Community Flood Education, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Building Community Resilience To Floods: The Role Of Education (Booklet), Neil Dufty Dec 2007

Building Community Resilience To Floods: The Role Of Education (Booklet), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Roles And Responsiblities For Vicses In Flood Education (Report), Neil Dufty Nov 2007

Roles And Responsiblities For Vicses In Flood Education (Report), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.