Water safety in Australia: The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2015


Kudos to Royal Life Saving for releasing both an infographic and video along with their National Drowning Report 2015, making the content more accessible and easier to share. The video – linking data, story, and prevention measures – is an excellent example of a clear, simple way of disseminating research findings.

This important information, in these formats, speaks for itself – and in lieu of an in-depth post.

Two recent Injury Prevention articles on this topic for further reading:

Interventions associated with drowning prevention in children and adolescents: systematic literature review

Does teaching children to swim increase exposure to water or risk-taking when in the water? Emerging evidence from Bangladesh

On a cheeky note: unfortunately no infographics to summarise these – something I feel we as researchers/authors/bloggers should consider for key papers!

On a related note: Justin Scarr, the Chief Executive Officer, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, and Convenor, Australian Water Safety Council will be a keynote speaker at the 12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion conference – hosted by the Australian Injury Prevention Network, and The George Institute for Global Health – in Sydney from 25-27 November 2015. There is still time to register today to hear him, or indeed for any of the other speakers on the program, present. More information here.


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