Some natural events are unforeseen and the resultant damage is serious and unavoidable, but this is not the case in many of the most severe events. Many communities experience repeated disruptions from natural disasters, and the effects of these events could be minimised through better risk management, planning and prevention. However, effective management of disaster risk is heavily reliant on accurate and accessible information about natural hazards. To improve the quality and accessibility of risk information South Australia has developed the Zone Emergency Risk Management System (ZERMS) Project to assess disaster risk from multiple hazards.

Australian Case Study – Building Resilience in South Australia – A better understanding of risk