Naturally hazardous Queensland and the flood adaptation roadmap

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)
Date:
09 May 2013
Location:
Australia (Brisbane)
Venue:
The Lawson Ballroom, Novotel Brisbane, 200 Creek Street

The increasing frequency of natural hazardous events - floods, landslides and the odd bushfire - throughout Queensland is raising questions for the future. Namely:

  • Is a regular flood clean up and "mud army" the norm in the future?
  • What are the cost effective solutions - is it a big investment now so we reap dividends in the future?
  • What scenario do we plan for - is it the experienced of the last 100 years or is it really the next 100 years forecast?
  • Who best does what and where do the responsibilities for a resilient future reside?

At this forum a roadmap for a flood adaption pathway will be presented. Is "living with natural hazards" the new paradigm? And how do we collectively use the mix of design, planning and smart implementation to make this adaption real and successful?

The forum convener Dr Piet Filet has assembled experienced presenters who will detail:

  • The current status of flood impacts across Queensland and what it means for organisations and landscapes
  • New thinking and insights from research and international experiences in adaptation and risk management
  • Skills and tools that can equip professionals on the adaptation pathway
  • New directions from the State government on natural hazard planning and the corporate sector on ways to implement resilience in a practical way.

The forum will also seek your input on what are current strengths in natural hazard risk management and what are the gaps in skills, policy and incentives. Additional information from forum participants on flood and climate risk analysis will be on offer at various display stands during the breaks and the event networking drinks.


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Event fee

$300 EIANZ Members, $375 non members, $100 students

How to register

Please apply online and email complete registration form to seq@eianz.org before Monday 6 May 2013


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Hazards:
Flood, Land Slide
Countries:
Australia
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