Risk Frontiers is an independent research centre sponsored by the insurance industry to aid better understanding and pricing of natural hazard risks in the Asia-Pacific region. It was founded in 1994 to service the specialized needs of its sponsors in the local insurance and international reinsurance markets.  Its aims were to:

  • undertake risk assessment and research into natural hazards,
  • develop databases of natural hazards and their impacts on communities and
    insured assets, and
  • develop loss models to improve the pricing of natural hazard catastrophe risks.

These activities remain the core business of Risk Frontiers today, although it now undertakes studies on a much wider range of risk-related problems and for a client base that extends well beyond the insurance sector. It is the preferred provider of research to the NSW State Emergency Service and works with various government agencies and a number of corporate and utility organisations on risk-related issues.

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Flood deaths are avoidable: don't go in
the water

This article by Katharine Haynes and Andrew Gissing appeared on on 7th June.

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Briefing Note 321

A Toxic Legacy from Firefighting Foams

by Mark Taylor and Isabella Consenza

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Quarterly Newsletter

Volume 15, Issue 4, June 2016

In this issue:

XtremeHeatAUS - Modelling Heatwave Deaths

Risk Frontiers Annual Seminar:  A Provisional Programme

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An analysis of human fatalities from floods in Australia 1900-2015

by Kat Haynes et al.

The most comprehensive study globally into flood fatalities, explores key circumstances and trends in Australian fatalities since 1900. Research funded through the BNHCRC.

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