CSIRO and the Victorian Bushfires

A week ago today, Victorian’s faced one of its darkest days in history as bushfires rampaged through the towns of Arthurs Creek, Bendigo, Callignee, Flowerdale, Kinglake, Kinglake West, Marysville, St Andrews, Steels Creek, Strathewen, Wandong – just to name a few.

In the aftermath of this tragedy, scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have been giving a helping hand to the Victorian community by providing expertise support in its recover process.

Of note are some of the things which CSIRO’s Divisions have been doing over the past few days:
Sustainable Ecosystems – Launched the Q&A: Victorian Bushfires website http://www.csiro.au/resources/Victorian-Bushfires-QA.html
Bushfires Research Unit – Bushfire experts Phil Cheney and Andrew Sullivan have been providing information on how fuel reduction can prevent future disasters

CSIRO’s commitment to bushfire research resulted in findings which were published last year in a book called ‘Community Bushfire Safety’. For more information, please visit the CSIRO Shop online at http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/5819.htm

If you would like to donate to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, you can do so by visiting the Australian Red Cross online at http://www.redcross.org.au/vic/services_emergencyservices_victorian-bushfires-appeal-2009.htm or via telephone on 1800 811 700.

 
 
 
Posted by: Eric Lam
Location: Canberra/Australia
Category: News and politics
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