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Our research is driven by the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI)

Disaster resilience has become an integral part of Australia's ability to anticipate and respond to man-made and natural disasters that pose population-level threats to society, the national economy and the environment. From fire, drought and flood, to the long-term impacts of climate change, we recognise  the growing importance of preparing communities to help themselves.

We are making significant gains in the area of disaster resilience with the aim of improving community preparedness and recovery in the event of a disaster.

Through high-quality research, education and community engagement, we are challenging and supporting communities, governments and organisations to strengthen their resilience against major disasters.

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The MUDRI/EMV Compendium

Victorian Community-Based Resilience Building Case Studies

Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) and the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI) share a strong interest in helping communities develop their resilience, particularly in the setting of  disasters / emergencies / unexpected  events.

As a result we have jointly created a Compendium of case studies that reflects Victorian Community-based Resilience Building Case Studies, which represents an Australian first.

The Compendium is a resource of community strengthening activities. People interested in strengthening the resilience of their communities can draw on the examples and expertise embedded within each project.

Project creators share their ideas, how they overcame challenges, discovered new directions or found that unexpected piece of wisdom.

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Download the Compendium (PDF, 10.17 MB)

View the Interactive Compendium