Veronica Dumps a Year's Rain in 12 Hours
Cyclone Veronica brought heavy rainfall and damaging winds to the Pilbara Coast, WA in late March.
FMA Excellence Awards Nominations about to Close
The deadline for nominations for the Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) Excellence Awards has been extended to 5 April.
Flood Health Risks
Recent flooding in North and North West Queensland (FM Feb 2019) has brought to the fore the health risks associated with floodwaters.
Townsville Flood Highlights Lack of Preparedness
Post event reviews of the Townsville floods (FM Feb 2019) have revealed a lack of preparedness within the community.
Floodwaters Refresh Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
The widespread rainfall in Queenland in January and February (FM Feb 2019) is filling Australia’s largest lake.
Law Permitting Flooding Didn't Follow Due Process
A UNESCO advisory panel has warned that legislation passed by the NSW government in 2018 to facilitate flood mitigation preceded a full cultural heritage assessment and could endanger indigenous cultural values.
Human Factors Mostly Responsible for Dam Failures
A paper published in association with Dam Failures has discussed how recognition and understanding of “human factors” can prevent dam failures.
Climate Experts Urge Governments to Act Against Climate Change
As the world rapidly approaches the 2oC global warming threshold experts are urging governments to act swiftly in response to predicted sea level rise.
Beer Fridge Recovered in Flood Clean-up
A beer fridge complete with ice cold beers has been recovered miles downstream after floods in Nebraska.
Training Program Increases Real Estate Agent Flood Risk Awareness
A program has been developed for real estate professionals to increase their awareness about flood zones and flood insurance, and provide the right tools to inform potential buyers.
Reducing Flood Disadvantage
A paper published in Regional Environmental Change identifies flood disadvantage as a dimension that should be considered when making flood risk management decisions.
Role-Playing Game for Crisis Decision-Making
A role-playing game designed to investigate crisis decision-making and communication challenges in weather-related hazards has been tested in scientific workshops in Finland and France.
Mississippi Cities Swap Sandbags for Marshes
Several towns along the Mississippi River are opting to let the river reconnect with its old floodplain.
2.5 Million Tokyoites Would Need to Evacuate in a Major Flood
If a super typhoon hits the Tokyo metropolitan area, designated evacuation centres cannot accommodate the 2.5 million evacuees who would need to flee the flooding it caused.
Revolutionising Flood Height Estimation
NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is surveying the gravity field of the US to update the nation’s vertical datum by 2022.
There were 22 international floods reported across 16 countries throughout March 2019. At least 977 people died and over 15,000 were displaced.
2019 Floodplain Management Australia Conference
14 - 17 May, 20197
ASFPM 43rd Annual National Conference
19 - 23 May, 2019
Deadline for FMA Excellence Awards Extended
The awards will now close on Friday 5 April, 2019 at 11:59pm
For more information visit website
Seminar: Using Australian Water Resource Assessment (AWRA-L) model for catchment conditions
Hosted by: Sydney Division Water Engineering Panel
When: 8 April, 2019 - 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Venue: Bureau of Meteorology- Level 15 300 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Registration: Closes 8 April, 2019 10:00 am website
Climate-ready planning laws
The NSW Environment Defenders Office (EDO) has produced reports which make recommendations for planning law reform with a focus on reducing emissions, managing climate risk and protecting assets (Click here).
Planning for Flooding and Coastal Risk Over the Next 50 Years
The UK Environment Agency has published a report outlining where funding should be allocated to reduce the effects of future flood scenarios based on climate change, population and mapping data (Website).