Environmental Health Practitioners Australia Symposium
On Friday I visited the Environmental Health Practitioners Australia symposium at Crown in Melbourne on invitation to present to the forum. My presentation was on the benefits of technology for Environmental Health Officers (EHO)s in emergency management and used case studies from local government in Victoria to demonstrate the effective use of technology including web based incident coordination and mobile impact, vulnerability and hazard assessment across the four phases of Planning, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
Councils case studied included Alpine Shire, Shire of Yarra Ranges, City of Ballarat, Moira Shire, Maribyrnong City Council, Kington City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire.
A condensed version can be seen here:
Also presenting at the conference was Kate Seibert from Yarra Ranges Shire, a foundation partner of MECC Central. Kate presented an excellent a talk about emergency relief which among other things talked about the importance of impact assessment and future proofing technology.