2021 Online National Conference Update

3rd May 2021

The Online FMA Conference is just weeks away, and you can now download the Conference Program and Register online at floodplainconference.com.

The program contains excellent presentations from industry professionals on a range of FRM topics, which will be of great interest and value to delegates:

  • Flood Policy, Guidance and Best Practice
  • Data, Devices and Information Management
  • Modelling
  • Australian Rainfall and Runoff
  • Land Use Planning
  • Infrastructure Projects and Asset Management
  • Emergency Preparedness and Management, Recovery
  • Flood Stories and Case Studies
  • Environmental Aspects – Climate Change, Coastal Hazards and Adaptation
  • Social and Cultural Aspects

FMA is excited to announce the support of our Sponsors and Virtual Exhibitors for the Conference, as without their support, the Conference would not be to standard that delegates have come to expect from our events:

Gold Sponsor: Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Silver Sponsor: Cardno
Silver Sponsor: NSW SES
Bronze Sponsor: BMT 
Keynote Sponsor: HDR
Keynote Sponsor: Allan & Dennis
Virtual Trade: Bluemont, TUFLOW and Cardno
YFM Social Event Sponsor: WMAwater

There are just a few opportunities for your business to participate as a valued sponsor or exhibitor - contact amy@eastcoastconferences.com.au.

Conference attendees will be pleased to hear of our additional international keynote speaker – Wendy Brooks. Wendy has a lifelong passion for nature conservation and wildlife. She has a degree in the Biology of plants and animals from Newcastle University, UK. Her early career was spent working for England’s statutory nature conservation advisor, Natural England.

Wendy joined the Environment Agency in 1999 as the Regional Conservation Manager for Anglian Region. She moved on to gain experience as a National Flood and Coastal Risk Manager. She’s managed the strategic implementation of Flood and Water Management Act 2010 key legislation in England, implemented the first cycle of the Floods Directive and developed ‘working with natural processes’ which has now become known as Natural Flood Management/Nature Based Solutions. Wendy also led the Environment Agency’s work on climate change adaptation.

Wendy has been working collaboratively with partners to develop the second National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Strategy for England to create a nation ready for and resilient to flooding and coastal change, now, tomorrow and to the year 2100. She is leading the implementation of the Strategy within the Environment Agency and the flooding and coastal change sector in England. Wendy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management and a Chartered Environmentalist.

During the Online FMA Conference week, there are a number of social events that delegates may choose to attend if they wish to take part in some good old fashioned networking:

While we are unable to safely host our Conference as an in-person event, FMA felt it important to be able to offer some face-to-face networking opportunities throughout the week. The Covid-Safe FMA Pre-Conference Dinners will be held in Sydney and Brisbane on the Tuesday evening, and provide you with a three-course dinner, drinks and some social time with colleagues and FMA Executive representatives:

Date: Tuesday 25th May

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Cost: $80 (including 3 course dinner and beverages)

Venues: Sydney – L’Aqua, Darling Harbour
                Brisbane – Stamford Plaza, Brisbane River, sponsored by BMT.

You can register directly for these dinners at floodplainconference.com/pre-conference-dinners.

The Young Floodplain Managers network will be hosting a casual dinner and drinks evening on Thursday 27th May in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, sponsored by WMAwater.

Date: Thursday 27th May

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Cost: $40 per person.

To register for the YFM dinners, please visit floodplainconference.com/social-events.

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