Gold Coast 2018 Conference Papers, Presentations and Posters


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*Please note not all papers, presentations and posters are available.
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Conference Papers

  • Aaron Blasch - Flood Information System Enhancing Emergency Management in South Australia
  • Andrew Brooks  - Riparian Vegetation Management: A unifying framework for river and flood management
  • Andrew Richards - Crying Wolf and Herding Cats: Optimising NSW Flood, Storm, and Tsunami Warnings
  • Brett Kelly - Mitigating the Risks of Flood Barriers through Design
  • Carina Heppal - Environments of Preparation, Response, and Recovery: One Size Doesn't Fit All
  • Clarissa Campbell- Four Floods in 18 Months: Who is to Blame?
  • Crispin Smythe - A Case Study of ARR 2016 Temporal Patterns for Design Flow Estimation
  • Daniel Wood - A Review of Modelling Practice in a Gauged Urban Catchment Under ARR 2016
  • Duncan McLuckie - Improving Delivery under the NSW Flood Prone Land Policy
  • Ella Harrison - Punching the Numbers: Can we do better? The Role of Economic Assessments in Floodplain Management
  • Fiona Coe - Flood Mapping Criteria: Study-Specific and Council-wide
  • Galen Lewis and Valerie Tulk - Manly and Narrabeen Lagoon Flood Intelligence Tool: Integrating Coastal Flooding Information
  • Greg McMahon - The Incorporation of Climate into the Flood Hydrology of South East Queensland
  • Greg McMahon - Review of the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study
  • Hamid Mirfenderesk - More Flood Resilient Futures and Integrated Flood Risk Management
  • Janaka Gunawardena and William Prentice - Lessons Learned from the Floods Following Tropical Cyclone Debbie within the Logan and Albert Rivers
  • Jenny Ahern and Andrew Northfield - Bruce Highway Link Study
  • Justin Robinson and Jane Golding - Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie: Listening to Communities in the NSW Northern Rivers
  • Justine Kemp - Applying Natural Flood Management Principles to Australian Catchments
  • Kok Keng Tan - Arnhem Highway Crossing of the Adelaide River Floodplain
  • Louise Collier - Flood Risk Management and Flood Dependent Ecosystems: Low Flow, High Flow and Everything in Between
  • Luke Ferguson - Mackay Region Flood and Stormwater Strategy
  • Mahsa Jahandideh Tehrani - Hydrodynamic Modelling of the Lower Nerang River, South East Queensland, Australia
  • Maisie Auld - Is Your Community Resilient? Guidelines for Flood Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Marcus Morgan - Sheltering in Place During Debbie: A Case Study of Ex-Cyclone Debbie
  • Mark Babister and Monique Retallick - Defining Acceptable Impacts for Flood Impact Assessments
  • Mark Forest - Verification and Benchmarking HEC-RAS 2D
  • Mark Page - Community Driven Flood Risk Management Planning for Rural Toowoomba Townships
  • Michael Cawood - Estimating the Life Safety Benefits Associated with Flood Warning Systems
  • Michael Leonard - Impact of Climate Change on Australian Flood Risk: A Review of Recent Evidence
  • Michael McMahon - Harvey, Irma, Maria, Debbie, Marcia, and Yasi: A Dysfunctional Cyclone Family *Harold Sternbeck Winner 2018
  • Mike Edwards - Building Resilience in our Communities through Appropriate Development: The Victorian Development Guidelines
  • Neal Albert - Hydraulic Categorisation
  • Neil Dufty - Putting the Community into Total Flood Warning Systems
  • Peter Nunn - Linking Asset Management, Design, and Floodplain Risk Management
  • Quentin Underwood - From Modelling to Reality: Catchment Management - Practical Risk-Based Application of Findings
  • Rhys Thomson - Show Me the Money! Economic Analysis in Floodplain Management
  • Rob Swan - ARR 2016: Adopting a Practical Methodology for Catchment Scale Urban Flood Mapping Projects
  • Rohan Eccles - Extreme Event Analysis of Rainfall and Streamflow in the Logan Catchment, Australia * Peer Reviewed
  • Sharyn Westlake - The Long Road to Planning for Natural Hazards: Reflections on Mangaroa
  • Shaun Morgan and Linda Tubnor - Setting Regional Floodplain Management Priorities in Victoria
  • Stephen Yeo - Good, Bad and Ugly: Exploring Evacuation Compliance, Murrumbidgee Region Flooding, March 2012
  • Steven Molino - Flash Mob: Preparing a Music Festival for Floods
  • Tariq Maqsood - Effect of Simulated Flood on Strength, Moisture Content and Stiffness of Selected Business Components
  • Tim Morrison - Application of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drone) Derived Elevation Data in Floodplain Modelling
  • Viktor Brenners - Coastal Hazard Assessments in Victoria
  • Wenyan Wu - Censored Continuous Simulation for Flood Estimation in Estuarine Regions
  • Yves Bessard - Risk-Based Approach to Developing Flood Warning Services, Example of Charlton Victoria


Conference Presentations


Conference Posters


Pre-Conference Workshop - Community Engagement in the Floodplain Management Process?

This workshop, led by Neil Dufty (Molino Stewart) at the 2018 FMA National Conference in Gold Coast, explored current approaches and methods for effective community engagement to help floodplain managers deliver projects, such as studies or engineering works. Improved flood education and having people understand the floodplain management process to recognise their risks is a key factor in changing their behaviour in the face of natural disasters. The workshop drew on expertise from the public and private sectors in how to best meet the challenges in engaging target audiences for meaningful outcomes, and will involve hands-on exercises to practice these skills.

Download Neil Dufty's Workshop Activity Book.


Unless specifically noted, Conference Papers and Presentations have not been peer-reviewed.

The information, opinions, and recommendations contained in Conference Papers and Presentations are those of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by Floodplain Management Australia (FMA). FMA makes no claims as to the accuracy of information contained in Conference Papers and Presentations. Readers must exercise their own judgment as to the suitability of the material for their purposes and should contact the authors if clarification is required.