Flooding in Australia

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)
Date:
21 Mar 2013
Location:
Australia (Brisbane)
Venue:
The Ship Inn, Southbank Parklands

Background

Over the past three years, flooding has been a feature of Australian summers. With climate change predicted to result in more of these extreme events, there is a need to learn from past events to help us prepare for the future. Targeted studies from the 2010 and 2011 floods engaged with end users from the beginning and allowed researchers to learn from recent experience. At the Flooding in Australia forum, NCCARF researchers will present key research findings.

Research will be presented at the forum that targets practical issues in building design and key factors in community resilience. They will address lessons from the insurance industry and insight into issues in planning and building in flood prone areas.

Presentation Topics

  • Context from the Bureau of Meteorology
  • Analysis of damage to buildings following the 2010 - 11 Eastern Australia floods
  • Benefits and costs of provision of postcyclone emergency services
  • Planning, building and insuring: Adaptation of built environment to climate change induced increased intensity of natural hazards
  • Impact of the 2010 - 11 floods and the factors that inhibit and enable household adaptation strategies
  • The right tool for the job: Achieving climate change adaptation outcomes through improved disaster management policies, planning and risk management strategies
  • Living with floods: Key lessons from Australia and abroad

 


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Event fee

Free

What is included in the event fee

Refreshments

How to register

For more information please contact r.merrick@griffith.edu.au


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Insurance & Risk Transfer, Governance, Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety
Hazards:
Cyclone, Flood
Countries:
Australia
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