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Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Workshop - 1st August 2022
The University of NSW (UNSW) is hosting a Workshop on Public Safety Research, Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness.
Vale Neil Benning - 1st August 2022
FMA Member Steven Molino has provided the following sad news about the passing of NSW flood risk management champion Neil Benning:
Emergency Minister Addresses Resilience Summit - 31st July 2022
Murray Watt has delivered his first major speech as federal Emergency Management Minister at the From Risk to Resilience Summit in Sydney, announcing a number of natural disaster risk management and response initiatives.
Huge Insurance Bill from the 2022 Floods - 30th July 2022
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has said that the destructive flood that swept through South-East Queensland and Northern NSW in late February and early March has caused $4.8 billion in insured damages and is now the third costliest extreme weather event in Australia’s history.
New Emergency Management, Resilience and Recovery Agency - 29th July 2022
Emergency Management Australia (EMA) and the National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA) will be merged to create a new single federal agency.
Andrew Gissing Leads Natural Hazards Australia - 27th July 2022
Andrew Gissing has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Natural Hazards Research Australia, the national centre for natural hazard resilience and disaster risk reduction.
FRM Short Course Enrolments Now Open - 26th July 2022
After a one year absence, the Flood Risk Management Short Course is being offered again in 2022. The course is hosted by the University of Technology, Sydney, with input from FMA and the NSW Government.
FMA Provides Evidence to NSW Flood Inquiry - 2nd July 2022
Members would recall that FMA provided a submission the Select Committee Inquiry on the Response to Major Flooding across NSW in May. FMA was then invited to nominate a representative to provide evidence at a public hearing, and FMA Technical Director Danny Rose addressed the Committee by videoconference on 14 June.
NZ Rivers Group Conference 9-11 November - 2nd July 2022
New Zealand colleague Sharyn Westlake, from Greater Wellington Regional Council, has provided details of the upcoming Rivers Group Conference to be held at Wellington, from 9 to 11 November.
Harold Sternbeck Medal and YFM Outstanding Presenter Award - 1st July 2022
FMA Communications Director Sue Ribbons, who coordinated evaluation of the Harold Sternbeck Medal and YFM Outstanding Presenter Award at the 2022 FMA National Conference, is delighted to announce this year’s winners.


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