Resilience Related Resources

This page contain links to useful resources for stakeholders researching resilience, hazard and built environment related issues. If you have ideas regarding additional resources that could be included on this page, please contact resilience@task-force.info


Catastrophe Database of Insured Losses 1967 to Present - A database maintained by the Insurance Council of Australia, detailing the insured losses for natural disasters that have been declared a Catastrophe Event by the general insurance industry.

Hazard Data Portal - An online repository of hazard related data for Australia, including reports, studies, GIS layers and related materials, sourced by ICA from all levels of government (primarliy local governments) for use by insurers to refine underwriting risk assessments.

National Flood Information Database (NFID) - A national dataset detailing property level flood risk information derived from government flood mapping where it has been made available. This dataset was created for the insurance industry by Risk Frontiers and is used as a source of underwriting data. The NFID lists approximatley 12.3 million geo-referenced addresses accross the country, with relevant flood frequency and depth information provided where it can be calcualted. A license is required to use this data. The data is hosted on the ICA Hazard Data Portal. Sample datasets are available in the portal for those without a current license.

Flood Exclusion Zone Dataset (FEZ) - A national property dataset identifying all addresses in areas outside of floodplains and therefore with neglible riverine flood exposure. This dataset was created for the insurance industry by Risk Frontiers and is often used as a source to filter addresses for underwriting purposes by identifying those properties where further investigation of the flood risk is not required, or as a portfolio level analysis tool. A license is required to use this data. The data is hosted on the ICA Hazard Data Portal. Sample datasets are available in the portal for those without a current license.

Productivity Commission Report Climate Change Adaptation - Review into barriers to effective climate change adaptation in Australia. Identifies the important of generating an unmolested insurance price signal to help drive community adaptation in the built environment where risks begin to increase. Identifies the importance of understanding hazards and of active management of adaptative strategies to reduce the impact of those hazards, eg amending building codes, constructing physical mitgiation and adopting land-use planning policies that accomodate present day and predicted hazard footprints.


 

What is the difference between this rating and supplier ratings?

The rating you see at the top of the page is the resilience rating of the generic class of building material to a particular hazard. A supplier rating is particular to a specific supplier product. For example, clay bricks may have a resilience rating of '3' to inundation but a supplier may have made specific improvements to their bricks and may be able to achieve a resilience rating of '5' for their clay brick. "

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