What is in the Strategic Floodplain Management Plan for the Brisbane River, our communities and us, as professionals?

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Since the Floods of January 2011, there has been an extended effort to initiate, undertake and finalize a Strategic Floodplain Management Plan for the Brisbane River floodplain and catchments.  In March 2019, the SFMP was launched and over the last 5 years the Flood CoP network has had a long interest on what it might entail and what it means for professional working in sectors that overlap with the actions arising out of the Plan.

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.

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.

Integrating flood issues into other programs - 27 October 2015

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How do we best integrate flood risk management into resource management, regional land use and infrastructure programmes?

Collaboration on technical and social flood issues - March 5, 2015

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Collaboration that feeds technical and social issues into flood risk management solutions - how is this going

Dealing with uncertainty in hydrological studies - September 9, 2014

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Dealing with uncertainty in hydrologic studies and its application to the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Studies

Flood information - July 23, 2014

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Astute use of flood information - ways to access, analyse and present flood information as a component of Flood Risk Management

Role of levees - May 15, 2014

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Levee Management - Regulatory needs, international practices and the role of levees in an integrated approach to flood risk management.

House design to deal with flood impacts - March 18, 2014

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Dr James Davidson is an architect with an interest in housing design in flood impacted parts of the world. James is a Churchill Fellow who recently travelled to the USA, UK and the Netherlands to gain knowledge in best practice flood-resilient housing.