Torrens Resilience Institute

The Torrens Resilience Institute has been established to improve the capacity of organisations and societies to respond to disruptive challenges which have the potential to overwhelm local disaster management capabilities and plans.

We aim to be a national and international centre of excellence through the development of advanced thinking in the concept of resilience. Our mission is to assist the Federal and State Governments, the emergency services, organisations and civil society enhance their leadership and management capabilities, and thus enable them to prepare for, and respond better to, disruptive challenges.

In addition to building national and community resilience within Australia, our work assists the Federal and State Governments achieve their foreign policy and humanitarian objectives by developing resilient national capacities in the countries of South East Asia and the Pacific Rim.

TRI incorporates:


Masterclass - Investigating Chemical Biological Radiological Incidents

14-16 August 2018 - Adelaide, Australia hosted by Flinders University

2-4 October 2018 - Rome, Italy hosted by OSDIFE - University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Department of Electronic Engineering

A deliberate event involving chemical, biological, or radioactive materials (CBR) fundamentally transforms the context in which public health, border and animal health services are delivered, distinguishing it from a natural emergency. This 3 day masterclass will cover the importance of early detection, investigation, and rapid assessment increases and special considerations concerning the collectiion of valuable information and evidence, to raise awareness and equip participants with new tools and skill sets to better prepare for the challenges involved in a deliberate event.

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