Role of levees – May 15, 2014
Levee Management – Regulatory needs, international practices and the role of levees in an integrated approach to flood risk management
From Friday 16 May, a new State-wide regulatory framework to manage the construction or modification of levee banks in Queensland will be implemented: http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/water/catchments-planning/levees. This initiative arose from a recommendation from the Queensland Flood Commission of Inquiry 2012 and is one of a number of new flood risk management initiatives being implemented across the State.
This seminar provided an opportunity to hear:
- how the Queensland Levee Regulation framework was developed,
- how other approaches are being implemented elsewhere, such as in The Netherlands, and
- what are some recommended international approaches to levee design and management.