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Improving safety and resilience of communities

Submitted by Robyn Francis on April 28, 2023

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Smart Cities Council, along with key members and partners from across Australia and New Zealand, presented a use case-focused webinar on 26 April 2023. 

The webinar looked at the detection of natural disasters and public sector preparedness, covering the role technology can play in improving the safety and resilience of communities. Over 200 people joined to hear from the three speakers, who presented local solutions in action from design to implementation in short, sharp succession. Now you can get in on the action – watch the recorded session here.

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About the speakers

Smart Christchurch - Strategy and Sentinel: earthquake monitoring network - presented by Michael Healy (Christchurch City Council)

Christchurch City Council shared their new Smart Christchurch Strategy including the latest on the dense urban network of seismic sensors installed around the City aimed at helping build the city’s earthquake resilience.


Flood detection project - presented by Matt Oxlade (LGAQ)

Local Government Queensland Association have developed a flood monitoring and warning system. We got an inside look at the development of the solution, and implementation as a pilot with Carpentaria Shire Council.


How AWS is helping public sector organisations and their communities prepare and respond to disasters - presented by Ashley Tan, AWS Head of Social Impact & Sustainability

Ashley shared examples of how the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Social Impact (GSI) team has supported the recent response and recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle in New Zealand, and in other parts of Asia Pacific and Japan, including South Korea and Sri Lanka.


Keep an eye out for upcoming events here!


Anthony Dow

Head of Local Government Engagement ANZ

Amazon Web Services


Robyn Francis

Global Engagement Coordinator

Smart Cities Council