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Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency?
Buildings
Tuesday November 14 2017

Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency?

With media reports suggesting that at least 124 people have died because of Hurricane Irma and that more than 60 have lost their lives in Hurricane...

Levee Wouldn’t Stop 2011 Flooding: Council
Infrastructure
Wednesday September 20 2017

Levee Wouldn’t Stop 2011 Flooding: Council

Brisbane City Council says a called-for levee around the CBD would not have prevented the disastrous 2011 floods.

Harvey Brings Death, Destruction to Texas
Business
Wednesday August 30 2017

Harvey Brings Death, Destruction to Texas

Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has already killed at least seven people in Texas and is expected to drive tens of thousands from their homes,...

Compromised Fire Protection in the Aftermath of Flooding
Buildings
Thursday June 22 2017

Compromised Fire Protection in the Aftermath of Flooding

The recent Cyclone Debbie disaster and its aftermath in Queensland and New South Wales' Tweed Coast and Northern Rivers was one of the most catastrophic weather...

Cyclone Debbie Insurance Bill to Top $1b
Business
Tuesday April 4 2017

Cyclone Debbie Insurance Bill to Top $1b

Cyclone Debbie could cost the insurance industry more than $1 billion, Insurance Council of Australia chief executive Rob Whelan has warned.

Stormwater Management: The Last Frontier
Landscaping
Monday November 28 2016

Stormwater Management: The Last Frontier

As the driest inhabited continent, Australia has pioneered the best practices when it comes to management of water.

Cities Must Plan for Disaster: World Bank
Environment
Monday October 17 2016

Cities Must Plan for Disaster: World Bank

The World Bank claims climate change could plunge tens of millions of city dwellers into poverty in the next 15 years, threatening to undo decades of...

Australia Lagging in Disaster Prevention
Environment
Thursday October 13 2016

Australia Lagging in Disaster Prevention

Australia is being urged to do more to help reduce the risk of natural disasters as floods, fires and cyclones get bigger and more intense around...

Green Roofs Offset the Cost of Contaminated Water
Green
Wednesday July 1 2015

Green Roofs Offset the Cost of Contaminated Water

With ever increasing urbanisation, the construction of more roads, and infill development, Australian cities are producing huge amounts of storm water runoff.