Innovation & Technology to Improve Natural Disaster Management

Summary

For the ongoing growth and environmental sustainability of the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector, it is imperative that Australian rural industries implement new technologies and innovations to improve their response and resilience to natural disasters. This project will review innovation and technologies to improve Natural Disaster Management and will characterise: Practical innovations and technologies available to improve rural industries’ natural disaster management, recovery and resilience The potential impact of these technologies for agricultural businesses, including the commercial impact The barriers to adoption for farmers, fishers and foresters, including the regional and policy environment required for adoption.

Program

National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

GHD Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The objective of the project is to provide AgriFutures Australia and rural industries generally: A collation of existing technologies and innovations being used across rural industries. Innovations and technologies that are on the horizon. This may include an international technology and innovation scan. An understanding of the potential impact of these technologies for agricultural, fisheries and forestry businesses and potential return on investment from technology investments. An examination of the potential barriers to adoption, including an analysis of the regional and policy environment required for the adoption of these technologies. Undertake a case study on the 2019 Queensland monsoon trough to demonstrate how technology and innovation could improve agricultural industries’ natural disaster management, recovery and resilience.

Project Code

PRJ-012469

Project Stage

Current

Project Start Date

Friday, March 27, 2020

Project Completion Date

Friday, September 4, 2020

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues

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