In times of disaster it can be difficult for government staff to access and assess areas that are hardest hit by a disaster, as basic infrastructure including roads, communication, electricity and water are often severely damaged.
Disaster coordination centres and senior staff require real time data to assist, across multiple systems and processes. Currently, discrepancies in timeliness and accuracy of disaster responses and disaster management reporting occur. Field staff often report inefficiencies in emergency responses, often being tasked multiple times to the same incident, when the issue may have already been addressed.
CQ Disaster Hack 2018 will bring together a diverse group of key stakeholders and contacts to build a solid business solution to the issues raised during disaster management operations. For three days in June, guided by a committed and skilled facilitator, we will gather with a single goal: to improve the disaster management interface through a collaborative effort that will benefit the central Queensland region and its communities both economically and socially.