05 Oct 2012
- Written by VolunteeringQld
There are amazing things happening every single day to improve our resilience to disasters – but do we talk about this enough? Plans, resources and innovations that are developed to protect us rely on our awareness and participation.
Wouldn’t the Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements mean so much more if all Queenslanders understood them? To what level do we look to local businesses and organisations to be prepared for disasters? And how do we support them as individuals?
Resilience Week is about helping you realise how prepared you and your loved ones are for disasters, and encouraging you to act. During 15-19 Oct 2012 we'll be showcasing resilience and encouraging you to bring this discussion to the table in your own lives.
The week ties in with UN International Day for Disaster Reduction, held on 13 Oct to increase understanding of personal and environmental risks of hazards (bushfires, earthquakes, floods, cyclones) and actions you can take to reduce your risk to disasters and recover more quickly.
We believe that resilience building should not focus only on bouncing back to a pre-disaster state, but instead on fostering the ability for individuals, communities and businesses to continue to grow. There are many lessons we can learn, practices we can change and structures we can improve to build a more resilient Queensland. Together we should strive to bounce forward.
Check out the Resilience Week calendar of activities.