The emergency management theme is the specific area of Council that deals with emergency preparedness, response and recovery. These units are often working closely with other regional actors such as the SES, the CFA, state government agencies such as Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Melbourne Water. There is a lot of overlap between the areas of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, however the focus of this report is on risks that climate change will exacerbate, more than existing emergency management risks.
Watch our video summarising key regional risks to Emergency Management due to climate change:
Watch our case study video on building community adaptive capacity to extreme events in the Yarra Ranges:
The following table shows priority regional risks for this theme: