Related - Floodplain Manager February 2021

Road Swept Away by Floodwaters North of Carnarvon Once in a decade flooding on the Gascoyne River results in $8.5 million in road repairs. Hundreds Evacuated as Northern Territory Floods The Aboriginal community of Jilkminggan, along the Roper River south of Katherine, was fully evacuated on 26 February as all […] Read more »

Steven Molino Praised for Valuable Flood Evidence during the Parramatta Powerhouse Museum Parliamentary Inquiry

Earlier this month, Molino Stewart Principal Steven Molino again appeared before the Select Committee on the Government's management of the Powerhouse Museum and other museums and cultural projects in New South Wales to give evidence regarding flood risks. Steven had previously submitted a report summarising the flood risks of the […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager December 2020 to January 2021

Editorial Happy New Year to all. It is hard to believe that this time last year I was reflecting on the devastating bushfire season that reached across Austraila and now we have witnessed widespread flooding across the country over the past couple of months. Of course, our recent floods, though […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager December 2020 to January 2021

Fatal Floods A man has drowned and townships around the country were flooded as cyclonic activity on the east and west coast dumped rain through December and January. 2020 Climate Statement Released The Bureau of Meteorology has released its annual climate statement for 2020 revealing it to be the fourth […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager November 2020

Editorial Australia’s 2020 State of the Climate Report has been released and reports that there has been a century long trend of increasing temperatures across Australia.  This has been accompanied by the north of the continent becoming wetter and the south of the continent drier.  The forecast is that these […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager November

Australia’s State of the Climate 2020 Report A key finding of the sixth biennial State of the Climate report by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO is that Australia’s climate has warmed by an average of 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910. Sydney and Brisbane Future […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager October 2020

Editorial As the Bureau of Meteorology confirms that La Niña conditions are now active, Australia needs to prepare itself for a potential summer of flooding not experienced since the devastating 2010-11 season.  Yet the October Federal budget has kept the Natural Disaster Resilience Program at 2009 levels which is a […] Read more »

Related - Floodplain Manager October

Federal Flood Funding 2020 The 2020 Federal Budget details increased spending on disaster recovery but no change in investment in mitigation. Royal Commission Report Released The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has published its report which makes 80 recommendations to enhance Australia’s natural disaster arrangements in response to […] Read more »

Floodplain Manager September 2020

Editorial Tragically another life has been lost to flooding in Australia in September, and from news reports it would appear to be another instance of someone driving into floodwaters.  During that same time, we report that nearly 500 people have died in floods worldwide and more than half a million […] Read more »