Emerging Challenges and Opportunities
The theme encourages future orientated thought leadership styled presentations identifying and addressing medium to long term challenges, and presenting solutions including papers that address:
- Changes in societal factors impacting on drowning prevention i.e., migration
- Technological advancements across all areas of drowning prevention
- Ideas contributing to a long-term global strategy for drowning prevention
The WCDP committee have released the Coastal Safety accepted papers, take a look below. More papers to follow.
Disclaimer: papers were correct at the time of publishing. Please note, circumstances may change beyond the control of the organisers, which may necessitate substitutions or alterations to the conference program.
|Investigating Land Manager’s Perceptions, Knowledge, and Understanding of Aquatic Selfie-Related Deaths and Injuries
|“Lifeguard and the HR”
|The benefits of embracing new technologies: Surf Life Saving NSW’s Journey with Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles
|Paul S. Dunning
|The role of Faith-Based Communities and Political Will in Ecuador that quickly created change to address the drowning problem resulting in desired outcomes. Observations in Ecuador that contributed to the creation of a national water safety plan called Project Safe Beaches.
|The My Coast App – curated data for improved beach safety, a global first
|The day I couldn’t dive!
Olympic diving champion, Sylvie Bernier, witnessed the drowning of her nephew Raphaël and transformed the tragedy into positive change.
|María Rodríguez Martínez
|Importance of social networks as a tool for the dissemination of drowning prevention
|María Rodríguez Martínez
|SIFA. Integrated Data Management System for Incidents in the Aquatic Environment. Digital drowning data tool
|Ruku Kai Piki Mai – Enhancing Māori Wellbeing through Ruku Kai (diving for cultural food gathering purposes)
(this is a PhD thesis due for submission in October 2023)
|Forgotten responders: A preliminary study on Australian surf lifesavers and lifeguards
|Tina van Duijn
|Evidence-base and feasibility of using Do-it-yourself (DIY) manikins to teach resuscitation skills
|Rip Currents – Evaluating a behavioural change safety campaign
|Understanding the importance of building social connections with(in) Surf Life Saving to enhance community resilience and encourage behaviour change
|Systematic Literature Review of Surf Lifesaving Research – Australia & New Zealand
|We’re going to need a bigger boat: evidence to integrate drowning prevention into other sectors
|Creation of a new rescue tube, that combine torpedo buoy characteristics
|Mr. Sigilbert Mrema
|Missing: Verbal autopsy narratives lack detail for drowning intervention design in Tanzania
|The monetary value of a Danish lifeguard service in 2023
|Lessons from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) approach to the challenge of responding to incidents involving water-based suicide and people in mental health crisis across the UK & Ireland.
|Team leadership on the beach, impacts of gender on lifeguard activities
|Training on the Integration of Lifeguards into the Rescue Patient Care Contiunum Through Simulated Scenarios
|Remaining relevant for the future – the role of training and education in building aquatic rescue capability
|Menstrual health: a neglected health issue among female community swimming instructors in Bangladesh, need policy intervention
|A qualitative study of the circumstances and context of drowning in Ghana
|Md Al Amin Bhuiyan
|The effectiveness of the Bangladeshi adolescents in strengthening the child drowning prevention program
|Md. Al Amin Bhuiyan
|The impact of COVID-19 on child drowning prevention activities in rural Bangladesh
|Developing a global research framework for drowning – STAGE 1 of a proposed model from the International Drowning Researchers Alliance (IDRA): Building a Drowning Evidence Gap Map
|Interanimation is a dynamic, interactive aquatic phenomenon affecting humans in the water, changing their relationship to the water. It is a sensory and perceptual phenomenon that calms emotions, reduces energy demand, and when taught as part of swimming, adds duration to any swimming activity, helping to prevent drowning.