REC Annual Report

The NSW Roadside Environment Committee (REC) has released its 2020-21 Annual Report detailing the activities and achievements of its member organisations. The REC is comprised of a range of state agencies and environment groups that are prominent players in linear reserve environmental management in NSW. The committee aims to promote […] Read more »

Detention Basin Safety Plans

Molino Stewart has been preparing Emergency Plans and Operations and Maintenance Plans for a number of declared detention basins in NSW. These plans describe how the dam owner, usually the local Council, should manage the basins on a day-to-day basis to reduce the risk of incidents during a flood event, […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager September 2021

Editorial Being exposed to a natural hazard event is stressful. These stressors can last long after the event has passed and if another event comes along in the meantime, the stresses build. We have reported many times on the research into the effects that such events can have on mental […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager September 2021

How Sea Level Rise Will Impact Australian Coastlines Updated flood maps for Australian coastlines shows that sea level rise could inundate some of Australia’s most iconic beaches. Are Queensland Homes Becoming Uninsurable? While the Queensland property market is booming, many coastal homes may become uninsurable due to the risk of […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager August 2021

IPCC Report Predicts Increased Flood Risk in Australia The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report predicts climate change will increase the risk of both riverine and coastal flooding in Australia. IPCC Underestimates Likelihood of Extremes Australian researchers contend that the frequency and intensity of El Nino and […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager August 2021

Editorial The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth report has been released and it makes sober reading. It not only presents mounting evidence that the climate is changing and is anthropogenically driven but that the planet is on an unsustainable trajectory which is becoming increasingly difficult to deviate from. […] Read more »

Molino Stewart Welcomes Ryan Maxwell to the Team

Ryan Maxwell recently joined Molino Stewart as a Senior Environmental Consultant. Ryan is an environmental professional with more than 10 years’ experience within the construction, resources, operations and maintenance sectors. He has extensive experience with site-based environmental management on complex projects located throughout NSW, QLD and the Pacific region. Prior […] Read more »

This Week in Disaster Resilience 28th August 2021

Dear colleague, Please find links below to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news this week… Recent emergencies/disasters Hurricane Henri already flooding NYC streets, subways https://nypost.com/2021/08/22/hurricane-henri-already-flooding-nyc-streets-subways/ Caldor fire continues to rage after winds fan northern California blaze https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/22/caldor-fire-california-continues-to-rage Mexico – Deadly Flash Floods in Chihuahua After 60mm […] Read more »