NCCARF forum: Flooding in Australia

Event Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
The Shipp Inn, Southbank Parklands, Brisbane
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility invites you to take part in the NCCARF forum: Flooding in Australia - http://floodworkshop.eventbrite.com.au/

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. We will address lessons from the insurance industry and insight into issues in planning and building in flood prone areas.

Presentations will include:
» Rob Webb - Rainfall and Flooding in Queensland: December 2010 and January 2011
» Matthew Mason - Analysis of damage to housing during the 2010/11 Queensland floods
» Leo Dobes - Benefits and costs of provision of postcyclone emergency services
» David King - Planning, building and insuring: adaptation of built environment to climate change induced increased intensity of natural hazards; and Impact of the 2010 - 11 floods and the factors that inhibit and enable household adaptation strategies
» Michael Howes - Rethinking disaster risk management and climate change adaptation
» Karen Hussey - Living with floods: Lessons from Australia and abroad

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

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This photo “a suburban area flooded along the Brisbane river on January 13” is copyright
©2011 Beacon Radio and made available under an Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 license 

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