Community ties help overcome disaster

Natural disasters build ties that bring together individuals within a community, or link communities to individuals and organisations on the outside, a team from UWA’s Schools of Earth and Environment and Population Health has discovered.

Assistant Professor Boruff spent the last few years examining long-term recovery from Moora’s 1999 flood and Cyclone Vance in Exmouth, also in 1999.

His research tracked the roles of various individuals and organisations during the recovery process while highlighting the networks that link each to the community.

Read more at University of Western Australia