Queensland experiences will actively feature at Floodplain Management Australia Conference 2019

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Queensland colleagues are active at this years FMA National Conference with 20 presentations and 4 award nominations

Managed Retreat from the Floodplain - Lessons from USA case studies and what it might mean for Australia?

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What dos over 100 years of 30 managed retreat from the floodplain in the USA tell us? Nichols Pinter from Unibersity of California, Davis takes us on a guided historic tour of what has been possible - with both the good and the poor highlighted.

Tools for water sensitive cities – what can they tell us & what can “we” do?

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A rapid tour of tools that bring decision making and design of water sensitive cities into the reaches of professionals with a desire to have good alternatives rather than business as usual

A deep dive into the meaning of "resilience of people and places to natural hazards" - what does it look like & how can policy translate into action

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Initial highlights from our Friday 21 workshops on Resilience of people and places to natural hazards – policy to action? More to come

Adoption and Application of Water Futures - Expert Workshop

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On offer is a new book on building resilience into SEQ landscapes, catchments and the design of local communities and offering adaptation measures for future extreme weather and weather events. How useful is Water Futures and what is its utility??? For the response and recommendations, enjoy what this expert group have in mind.

Front of Mind - Engagement

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A real bonus to explore what I have experienced through Engagement and how it underpins the essence of the Flood Community of Practice. Check out this interview with Jack Mullay

Inspiration from Water Futures – a Book that shines a spotlight on a Vision for a livable and water smart SEQ, a framework for considering options and resilience building measures for our varied landscapes and communities

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The Book Water Futures explores the complexity of building resilience to the impacts of floods and droughts in the landscapes and communities of the Brisbane River catchments. As a framework to consider the options the authors have provide a rich visual array on how to appreciate what the options are. In this introduction to the elements of the Book, consider the various images as a way to build a Vision that can guide how a livable and water smart future can be achieved in South East Queensland.

Evaluating flood risk and climate change impacts - Dr Hans de Moel

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An excellent presentation from Dr Hans de Moel provides examples of various evaluation of flood risk adaptation and mitigation measures.