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2021 Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open - 3rd November 2020
The 2021 Conference in Sydney marks the 60th Anniversary of FMA, and will celebrate the history of the organisation, the Members that make the network possible, and the phenomenal advances in flood risk management.
Online November Quarterly Meeting - 3rd November 2020
FMA will again be combining its upcoming November Quarterly Meetings (Queensland and NSW/ACT Chapters), and convening online in the interest of keeping our Members safe during current social restrictions.
November Flood Emergency Planning Workshop - 2nd November 2020
FMA is partnering with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) for the next Online Quarterly Workshop on Thursday 19 November.
Royal Commission Disaster Arrangements Report Released - 2nd November 2020
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has concluded, and the report was tabled in the Australian Parliament on 30 October. The inquiry was established in February in response to the 2019-2020 extreme bushfire season.
NSW Emergency Planning Handbook Launched - 1st November 2020
The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) hosted a webinar this month to launch the latest in its series of Handbooks: The Emergency Planning Handbook.
Proposed NSW Dam Safety Levy - 31st October 2020
FMA has provided feedback to Dams Safety NSW objecting to its proposed levy on flood mitigation detention basins.
Regulator Advocates Greater Investment in Mitigation - 31st October 2020
In his August speech to the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities Geoff Summerhayes, Executive Board Member at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), discussed the rising cost of insurance and the “protection gap”, the difference between economic damage caused by natural disasters and insured losses.
Welcome New FMA Members - 30th October 2020
FMA would like to welcome two new Corporate Members to the Membership.
FMA Webinar Series Continues - 29th October 2020
FMA's Webinar Series is continuing this week with Ben Patterson’s (Royal HaskoningDHV) presentation Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme: Wallalong Levee, Aberdeen Levee and Wallis Creek Floodgates – Upgrade Works currently available in the Members' Section of
ALGA Duo eConference Event - 14th September 2020
Australasian Land and Groundwater Association’s first ever virtual event-duo joins together the New Zealand Land & Groundwater Conference, and EcoForum 2020 and runs on the 14, 16 and 18 September.

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