I'm a disaster risk reduction and emergency management expert with a PhD investigating the drivers of local government action on DRR. I'm currently work with the Victoria State Emergency Service on monitoring and evaluation. I have a strong interest in good governance, promoting efficiency in policy and program design, measurement of the impact of DRR action, the learning processes of emergency management organisations, floodplain management and disaster research. Contact me at ben@benbeccari.com or check out my blog at www.casuscalamitas.com