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Comparing the Scamander and Avenue Rivers, Tasmania - 1st March 2023
Attendees at the 2022 FMA Conference in Toowoomba may recall the presentation by Lieselotte Fearman, concerning her research in the Scamander River catchment in North East Tasmania.
FMA Excellence Awards Nominations Now Open! - 1st March 2023
As announced at the Quarterly Meeting in Sydney, IAG is the naming rights sponsor of the 2023 FMA Young Floodplain Manager of the Year Award, and the FMA Flood Risk Management Project of the Year Award.
FMA National Conference Early Registration Closes Soon - 1st March 2023
The FMA National Conference is just 12 weeks away, and early registrations close on 31 March.
First Hazards Insurance Partnership Meeting - 1st March 2023
The Hazards Insurance Partnership, involving the Federal Government and the insurance industry, has held its first meeting as part of aims to improve resilience for extreme weather risks and to put downward pressure on premiums.
NSW Reconstruction Authority CEO Appointed - 1st March 2023
CEO of Infrastructure NSW, Simon Draper, has been appointed as the first permanent CEO of the newly established NSW Reconstruction Authority.
New Hazards Near Me App - 1st March 2023
The NSW Government has updated the Floods Near Me app and the Fires Near Me app into a single Hazards Near Me app. Improvements over the previous apps include the ability to create Watch Zones of 5 to 50 kilometres from a designated location, to tailor the emergency alerts which are received. You can download the app onto both Android and Apple smartphones.
QLD and NSW/ACT Quarterly Meetings Well Attended - 1st March 2023
High attendance numbers at the Queensland and NSW/ACT Chapters Quarterly Meetings in February confirmed Members’ strong support for our traditional meeting format.
Water Panel Event 8 March - 1st March 2023
Wen Wang, Senior Flood Hydrologist, Bureau of Meteorology, will take attendees on a journey "A Day in the Life of a Flood Forecaster" at The Bureau.
Encouraging News from BoM: La Niña Continues to Ease - 2nd February 2023
The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that La Niña continues in the tropical Pacific, but sea surface temperatures have weakened since their peak during spring. While ocean temperatures have eased from La Niña thresholds, the atmosphere has yet to respond, and remains La Niña-like.
Dr Karl to Speak at the FMA National Conference - 1st February 2023
This month we are pleased to make an exciting announcement: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM has been confirmed as our Conference Dinner Speaker.

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