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NHRF23 provoked, inspired and challenged the natural-hazard sector

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Professor Daniel Aldrich closing out NHRF23.

Asia Pacific Fire, August 2023

Nearly 400 representatives from research, industry, government and community sectors met in Melbourne at the start of May for the second annual Natural Hazards Research Forum. 

The Forum was hosted by Natural Hazards Research Australia on Wurundjeri Country with the support of RMIT University from 1 to 3 May 2023, building on the outcomes and discussions of the inaugural Forum in 2022. This year’s event focused on the Centre’s ongoing programme of research that has been steadily building over the last two years. 

Across the three days, attendees heard 55 keynote and research presentations and were included in a series of workshops covering vital issues in natural-hazards science and disaster resilience. Most attended in person, although most sessions were also streamed online. All presentations, recordings and posters are available online at

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