Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

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19–22 September 2022

The ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) will be hosting a booth at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Brisbane in September. The conference brings together delegates from across the Asia Pacific to showcase and share experiences, action and innovation to help build a resilient future for the region.

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are driving world-leading and transformative solutions to disasters. This includes bushfire prevention using satellite and drone technology; using green space and water to improve the resilience and quality of life in dense cities; and nature-based solutions for flood resilience.

The ANU Institue for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) facilitates collaborative, cross-displinary research with ANU experts working in these fields, connecting our research with communities, industry and decision-makers to build local and national reslience to disasters.


Ignite Stage presentation: A transformative approach to protect Australia from catastrophic bushfires – A giant leap

In this thought provoking presentation, ICEDS Head of Disaster Solutions, Dr Roslyn Prinsley will lead the audience through a journey that challenges current thinking and practice in disaster risk reduction. Dr Prinsley will demonstrate how it is possible to overcome incremental thinking and develop transformative approaches to rapid fire suppression and disaster risk reduction.

When: Thursday 22 September

When: 12.10pm

Location: Great Halls, 3 and 4


Meet the Experts 

Visit the ICEDS booth at the Conference and speak directly to ANU researchers who are driving this vital work. Bookings not required.

ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions

Booth 10 at the APMCDRR 2022 Conference

APMCDRR Market place

Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre


Date and time                      Topic Expert  

Tues 20 Sep




The need for transformational approaches for DRR


Dr Roslyn Prinsley




Quality indicators for Climate change Adaptation in the Pacific Dr Melanie Pill  

Wed 21 Sep





Quality indicators for Climate change Adaptation in the Pacific


Blue Green Infrastructure in Dense Cities


Dr Melanie Pill


Dr Hayley Henderson





National Nature Based Solutions for Flood Resilience


Dr Jeremy Smith & Dr Roslyn Prinsley




Thu 22 Sep



Community led project into flood mitigation in the Northern Rivers region of NSW


Dr Jeremy Smith & Dr Roslyn Prinsley






Transformative approaches to bushfire prevention


Dr Roslyn Prinsley




Blue-Green Infrastructure (BGI) in Dense Urban Watersheds. The Case of the Medrano Stream Basin (MSB) in Buenos Aires, Daniel Kozak, Hayley Henderson, Alejandro de Castro Mazarro, Demián Rotbart, and Rodolfo Aradas, Nature.

An integrated system to protect Australia from catastrophic bushfires, Associate Professor Marta Yebra, Professor Nick Barnes, Dr Colleen Bryant, Associate Professor Geoffrey J. Cary, Associate Professor Salman Durrani, Dr Jia-Urnn Lee, Professor David Lindenmayer, Professor Robert Mahony, Dr Roslyn Prinsley, Associate Professor Philippa Ryan, Professor Rob Sharp, Associate Professor Matt Stocks, Dr Andrew Tridgell, Associate Professor Xiangyun Zhou, Australian Journal of Emergency Management.


Can drones help prevent catastrophic bushfires? 

The Global Value of Coastal Wetlands for Storm Protection



ICEDS Professional Short Courses on Disaster Solutions

Designed for professionals who want to gain an overview of the latest developments in disaster solutions. Click here to find out more and register your interest.


Click here to find out more about AMCDRR 2022.



Registrations are through the Conference website.

The Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia


Renee Jones