Preparing for the Unprecedented Flood

2nd October 2022

The theme for the May 2023 FMA National Conference has been set. “Preparing for the Unprecedented Flood”, will focus on applying lessons from recent floods and new research to better manage the increasing costs of extreme weather events.

The 2022 floods have been described by many as “unprecedented”, but were they really?

They resulted in record breaking costs and years of recovery effort, but they have also provided a wealth of information to help us manage the risks of extreme events better.

The Call for Abstracts will open in mid October, and presentations on the following topics will be invited:

  • Modelling and flood data 
  • Flood prediction and warning 
  • Land use planning 
  • Infrastructure projects and asset management 
  • Flood policy, guidance and best practice 
  • Emergency preparedness, response and recovery 
  • Flood case studies and stories
  • Environmental aspects, climate change, coastal hazards and adaptation 
  • New technology and research
  • Flood damages and insurance
  • Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori perspectives
  • Social sciences, human behaviour and communication.

The content can be technical or non-technical to suit our varied audience, so you don’t need to be a “flood expert” to provide a presentation. The practical experiences of Councillors, flood committee members and community representatives can be of real value to fellow conference attendees.

Please start planning your presentation now!

The 2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference will be held at Luna Park Venues, Sydney, NSW from Wednesday 24 – Friday 26 May 2023, with optional pre-conference workshops on Tuesday 23 May. 

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