GTAV bushfire article

This is a copy of the bushfire-related article entitled ‘ Bushfires:  Is the 2019/2020 bushfire season a portent for the future?’, which Chris wrote in January 2020 for the March 2020 edition of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria (GTAV)’s quareterly magazine ‘Interaction’.  The GTAV link to this is https://www.gtav.asn.au/resources/interaction-current-issues, but this article can also be found here on this TorqAid link.

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The article highlights the Emergency Response initiatives carried out during December 2019 through to January 2020, and the likely Recovery challenges which will emerge through the (2020) year.  It also includes some comments on likely future Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiatives, these including some related to Climate Change.  The GTAV article includes a number of classroom activities for Geography and other subjects.

 

May Update

Enclosed is the link to the TorqAid May 2020 Monthly Update.  This includes details on the forthcoming online accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program (running from the 27th July until the 8th November); the related Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrammatic Framework article; the TorqAid Toolkit; and articles on Australian Bushfires and COVID-19.

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online pdrm registration

The online accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) form can be accessed from the follow link.  This program will be taught from the 27th July through to the 8th November 2020.

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The Registration Form for the PDRM can be accessed from the folowing link.

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The assignment details, for those students seeking Advanced Standing from a couple of Australian universities, can be accessed from the following link.

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online pdrm assignment

The Participatory Disaster Risk Management Program (PDRM) program, which consists of five modules, will be taught from the 27th July through to the 8th November 2020.  The link to this PDRM brochure is here.

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For those seeking Advanced Standing from a couple of Australian universities, they will need to complete all five modules, and answer three assignment questions.  Follow the link below for these assignment details, with this document also including details of the two involved universities.

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A Registration Form can then be accessed from the following link:

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