FMA National Conference Roundup

1st June 2017

What a week in Newcastle! Starting with flood modelling training on Mondayand concluding with the National Flood Forum on Friday, this was FMA’s largest and most comprehensive Conference to date with 387 registrations from all Australian states and territories, New Zealand, USA, Singapore and Vietnam.
Highlights included the well supported Pre-conference Workshops dealing with the challenging subject of Shelter in Place, led by FMA’s Danny Rose, and Flood Data Collection led by SES’s Elliott Simmons, (including a drone demonstration at the local park); Tracey Green’s discussion of mitigation on behalf of the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience; Steve O'Keefe explaining Newcastle University’s partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Disaster Risk Reduction; Jacky Croke’s exploration of the role of geomorphology in flood risk management; Simone de Kleermaeker and Brian Jackson updating on the Australian-Dutch water collaboration and the fascinating insights into river management issues in Viet Nam by Quy Nhan Pham, Ngoc Huan Tran and Thi Huong Lan Pham.
Thank you to each of the 130 presenters, plus tour guides, session chairs, organisers, sponsors, exhibitors and helpers for making this Conference possible.
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