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Regional NSW Organisations Leading the Way in Collaborative Floodplain Management - 31st March 2020
FMA President Ian Dinham attended the most recent NSW Northern Region Flood Forum hosted by Bellingen Shire Council and Chaired by Kempsey Shire Council’s Flood and Drainage Engineer Jacob Franklin on the 5th of March 2020.
Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements - 31st March 2020
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements was established on 20 February 2020 following the extreme bushfire season of 2019-20.
FMA Excellence Awards Postponed - 27th March 2020
Floodplain Management Australia’s nation-wide Excellence Awards publicly recognise the outstanding contribution of FMA organisations and individuals towards promoting wise land use planning, reducing flood impacts, managing flood incidents or restoring communities after a flood event.
COVID-19: Important Notice Regarding 2020 FMA National Conference - 20th March 2020
First and foremost, our thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by the unprecedented spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. So we can help keep you all safe, we will not be running our in-person Conference in Toowoomba this year.
2020 FMA Excellence Awards Open - 11th March 2020
The 2020 Floodplain Management Australia Excellence Awards are opening at 12noon Tuesday, 3 March.
2020 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 9th March 2020
The 2020 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) is being held from 29 June to 2 July 2020 in Brisbane. The Conference is convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and will be hosted by the Australian Government.
ASFPM Urban Flooding Report - 8th March 2020
The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Foundation has released a report on “the emerging threat” of urban flooding in the United States.
NSW Floodplain Management Grants Now Open - 7th March 2020
As FMA Members were notified at the recent NSW/ACT Chapter Meeting in Sydney, applications are now open for the 2020-21 Floodplain Management Grants Program from the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Queensland Chapter Roundup - 7th March 2020
This February, flood professionals from Queensland convened at the George Williams Hotel for the FMA Queensland Chapter Meeting.
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.


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