The only thing that is constant is change – Heraclitus c.500BC
Since October 2019, Australia has experienced an astonishing stream of disasters and emergencies like never before.
Reeling from widespread bushfires to floods and cyclones, then the COVID-19 pandemic to heatwaves, the emergency management sector was given no time to take stock and refuel. No sooner does one event abate, another strikes.
EMC 2021 will examine how the sector is adapting to constantly changing events and scenarios.
There is no ‘down-time’ any more. Emergency responders must move seamlessly from one event to the next. Each event has its own characteristics and demands a different set of responses and recovery procedures.