Floodplain Manager June 2021

Editorial It is sad that we have to report on another two flood fatalities this month.  These were caused by the extensive flooding in Victoria in early June and once again people drowned in their cars.  While it will be up to the coroner to investigate the specific circumstances of […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager June 2021

Victoria Floods Claim Two Lives Major flooding in Victoria caused two deaths and prompted evacuations. Spider Webs Blanket Victoria After Floods To escape from floodwaters, “ballooning” spiders have covered Gippsland with webs. South-West Western Australian Floods Flooding from torrential rains in southern Western Australia has devastated rural properties. March East […] Read more »

Neil Dufty’s book included in New Reads – Meet the Authors Event

Company Principal Neil Dufty’s book on Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement has been included for a meet-the-author event at the 2021 Natural Hazards Workshop organised by the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado. Neil’s book provides an evidence-based guide for designing targeted disaster education plans and programs for local communities. […] Read more »

FMA Conference Presentations

Four members of the Molino Stewart team recently presented at the 2021 FMA National Conference. Filippo Dall’Osso presented a review of Australian models for predicting direct tangible flood damages and Neil Dufty presented a case study of community preparedness and flood response in the Wimmera region. Steven Molino and Kelsey […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager May 2021

Watershed in Federal Flood Funding The 2021 federal budget has taken a new direction in making Australia more disaster resilient and improving preparedness, response and recovery. NSW Floodplain Harvesting Regulations Blocked The NSW Government's proposed floodplain harvesting regulations have been disallowed in the Upper House. Flood Preparedness and Response Framework […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager May 2021

Editorial It was good catching up with so many people at the two Sydney functions associated with the annual Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) conference this year.  Hopefully, next year we can see our interstate colleagues in person again.  As always, there was an interesting mix of papers presented and I […] Read more »

Parramatta Light Rail Audit

Molino Stewart was approved by DPIE and appointed by TfNSW as the independent environmental auditor for the construction of the Parramatta Light Rail (PLR) project. We recently conducted the second of four annual environmental audits which included auditing TfNSW’s management role as well as two separate construction works contracts. The […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager April 2021

Editorial I said last month that the March rainfall and flooding in NSW were not unprecedented as suggested by many media reports, and a special climate report recently published by the Bureau of Meteorology bears that out.  Sydney did have its wettest week since records began in 1900 but elsewhere […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager April 2021

March Floods Create Records but Not Unprecedented Record rain fell across NSW in March 2021 and flooding reached record heights according to a special climate statement released by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Insure or Relocate? Rising insurance bills and increasing disaster frequency and costs predicted under a changed climate […] Read more »