2022 FMA National Conference - Call for Abstracts Open
31st October 2021
The 2022 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference will be held at Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, Queensland from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th May 2022, with optional pre-conference workshops on Tuesday 17th May. For the first time, the Conference will be hybrid and include an online component for those attendees that are unable to travel.
The theme of the conference is “Integrated Floodplain Management: creating safer, stronger communities”, referencing Toowoomba Regional Council’s extensive program of flood studies and plans aimed at delivering a “Safer, Stronger, More Resilient Region”.
We are looking for a range of high quality presentations from across Australia, and overseas, dealing with riverine, overland and flash flooding, and coastal inundation. The content can be technical or non-technical to suit our varied audience, so you don’t need to be a “flood expert” to provide a presentation. The practical experiences of Councillors, flood committee members and community representatives can be of real value to fellow conference attendees.
Tertiary students studying floodplain management or natural disaster management and Young Floodplain Managers are particularly encouraged to participate and share their experiences.
The subject of the presentation should align with one or more of the following topic areas:
· Modelling and flood data
· Flood prediction and warning
· Land use planning
· Infrastructure projects and asset management
· Flood policy, guidance and best practice
· Emergency preparedness, response and recovery
· Flood stories and case studies
· Environmental aspects, climate change, coastal hazards and adaptation
· New technology and research
· Flood damages and insurance
· Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori perspectives
· Social sciences, human behaviour and communication
For further information, as well as online abstract submission, please visit floodplainconference.com
Call for Abstracts Close Friday 26th November 2021