Explaining Townsville’s Extreme Rainfall
An extreme rainfall event in Queensland’s north coast caused extensive flooding on the Ross River and in the Townsville area.
Two Men Swept Away in Townsville Floods and Two Boys Drown
Two men, aged 21 and 23, who were reported missing during the Townsville floods were recently found dead in a stormwater drain and two boys drowned in the Ross River weeks after the flood peak had passed.
Townsville Flood Spreads Deadly Bacteria
Two Townsville residents have died as a result of melioidosis, an infectious disease which is caused by bacteria from floodwater.
App Helps in Townsville Flood Damages
Brisbane software company and Microsoft Partner, GIS People, have created an app which is being used to report flood damages in Townsville.
Parramatta’s Flood Risk
A senior NSW State Emergency Service officer has stated that a flash flood in Parramatta could become catastrophic within just nine minutes.
How Climate Change is Snowballing Weather Events
Slow-moving weather systems and the unusual persistence of converging weather systems in Australia are potentially linked to climate change.
How Private Precaution Reduces Flood Damage
A new study published in Earth’s Future has investigated the effect of private precautionary measures on reducing flood damage.
Atacama Desert Floods in Chile
The Atacama desert, one of the world’s driest deserts flooded as a result of heavy showers in northern Chile.
Nature Based Coastal Protection
With the inevitability of rising sea levels, standard coastal flood defences such as concrete walls are expected to become less effective and as a result “nature-based” solutions to coastal flooding are being considered.
Are Tropical Cyclones Intensifying?
A new study published in Nature investigated patterns of intensification of tropical cyclones.
Melting Glaciers Increase Flood Risks
A new report has assessed the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region’s social and environmental response to climate change.
New Approach to Improve Flood Recovery Projects
The Colorado Department of Transportation has published case studies in flood recovery projects which feature the use of the cost-saving multidisciplinary tools, 2D hydraulic modelling and Matrix riprap.
Interdisciplinary Research for Better Flood Forecasting
The integration of different disciplines has been emphasised in a recent review as critical for improving the accuracy of flood forecasting models.
Coastal Flooding Threatens Global Enterprises
Carbon Delta, a research firm based in Switzerland, estimated in a recent study that approximately 16% of global enterprise facilities are under threat from coastal flooding.
Flood Models to Aid in Food Security
Risk analytics company, Ambiental, produced detailed flood maps as part of a project to minimise loss from flash floods in Middle Eastern countries.
There were six international floods reported across seven countries throughout January 2019. At least 42 people died and over 10,000 were displaced.
2019 Floodplain Management Australia Conference
14 - 17 May, 20197
ASFPM 43rd Annual National Conference
19 - 23 May, 2019
A Look Into the Historical Hunter Floods
Hunter Living Histories publishes information on historical floods in the Hunter Valley region (Click here and here).
World’s Watersheds Mapped
Hungarian cartographer’s colourful maps of the world’s tributary streams, rivers and catchments (Website).
Time-Lapse of Townsville Flood Impact
Queensland Rail’s time-lapse of flood forming on train tracks during north Queensland floods (Website).