Call for Papers: Compound, Cascading and Lingering Disasters

November 2020

New Deadline for Abstracts: 23rd December 2020

DRSI is organising an edited book, to be submitted to Palgrave Macmillan on this topic, seeking contributions that focus on Australia and the Asia Pacific region and explore any of the following themes:

  • Case studies of either compound or cascading disasters, focusing on any stage of the PPRR spectrum (Prevention – Preparation – Response – Recovery)
  • Case studies detailing the lingering effects of previous disasters and how that affects resilience and preparedness
  • Focus on either the social, economic or environmental effects of compound or cascading disasters
  • Contributions that explore concepts of vulnerability and / or resilience to compound, cascading and / lingering disasters

The theme of Compound, Cascading and Lingering Disasters has also been explored at a DRSI Special Event panel in November – recordings from both events are available on the Special Events page.

Abstracts (~300 words) required prior to chapter submission. Chapters are to be 5,000 words plus references, APA 6th referencing style. No footnotes or endnotes in chapters.

All chapters will be peer-reviewed and editors reserve the right to reject submitted chapters that do not meet specifications.

Abstract submission: 23rd December 2020
Full chapters due: 31st May 2021

If interested, please email

Emergency Management in the Australian Federation: Legal and Constitutional issues

August 2020

DRSI has developed a professional course in partnership with the ANU Centre for Continuing Education. The short, non-accredited course Emergency Management in the Australian Federation: Legal and Constitutional issues is aimed at emergency management professionals, government, the NGO sector, practitioners and policymakers.

Enrolments close 14th of September, 2020.

Natural Hazards and Disaster Justice – book promotion

April 2020

Palgrave Macmillan is offering 20% off the printed or ebook until the 16th of April 2020.

DRSI is going virtual during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 2020

For the duration of the pandemic, all DRSI seminars and lectures will be provided in a virtual format – through live and recorded meetings. We are endeavouring to continue operating “as normal” in this challenging environment by taking all of our activities online.