Sydney Chapter Roundup

7th March 2020

Over fifty flood professionals attended the recent FMA NSW/ACT Chapter Meeting in Sydney at the Bureau of Meteorology this month. Delegates were able to network and catch up with colleagues after the end of year break, and hear industry updates from NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES), the Bureau of Meteorology and the Young Floodplain Managers Network.

New NSW SES Commissioner Carlene York also addressed the Meeting to introduce herself to FMA, and touch on her new role at the SES. FMA looks forward to working with Commissioner York in the future.

The afternoon saw two Workshops on offer; a field trip to the University of New South Wales Water Research Laboratory (organised by the YFM network), and Climate Change Flood Risk Provisions in Land Use Planning held at the Bureau of Meteorology. Both workshops were very popular, and feedback was very positive. As numbers were limited for the field trip, FMA is considering running this workshop again in the future for those who were unable to attend.

Please save the date for the next FMA Meeting, which is on Thursday 21 May at the FMA National Conference in Toowoomba.


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