Floodplain Manager August 2018

It is great to see that two indigenous Australians are getting further recognition for the bravery they displayed more than 150 years ago saving the lives of scores of people from the flood which devastated Gundagai in 1852.  While the death toll of 89 remains our highest in a flood […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager July 2018

As drought grips large swathes of Australia, my attention was drawn to the impacts of recent flooding in Japan. While that country appears to be well prepared and drilled for the frequent earthquakes which it experiences, it seems to have been caught unaware by the magnitude of the flooding and […] Read more »

Flood mitigation dam for Hawkesbury Nepean re-investigated

Infrastructure NSW has delivered its recommended 20 year State Infrastructure Strategy prepared by Molino Stewart to the NSW Government.  Molino Stewart was commissioned to do the investigations because of our ongoing involvement in flood impact investigations in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley since 1995. The Infrastructure NSW report sets out a preliminary […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager May 2018

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Floodplain Manager August 2017

We read in this issue that Cyclone Debbie was the world's second most costly disaster in the first half of 2017 but only fourth in terms of insured losses behind three three events in the US which each had total losses less than Debbie. While these US events were not […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager July 2017

Many floodplain managers find it difficult, and a little daunting, to engage with communities in the development of flood studies and floodplain risk management plans. This is because they normally have a background in engineering and planning, with little or no training and experience in the social sciences where the field […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager June 2017

Many floodplain managers find it difficult, and a little daunting, to engage with communities in the development of flood studies and floodplain risk management plans. This is because they normally have a background in engineering and planning, with little or no training and experience in the social sciences where the field […] Read more »

The Great Hawkesbury Flood - 150 Years On

The month of June 2017 marked 150 years since one of the most disastrous floods to affect NSW in recorded history. The flood peaked at 19.7m at Windsor on the Hawkesbury River, much higher than the 15.1 m reached by the 1961 flood which is the largest in living memory. Flooding […] Read more »