Floods don’t occur randomly, so why do we still plan as if they do?
Most major floods in South East Queensland arrive in five-year bursts, once every 40 years or so, according to our new research. Yet flood estimation, protection and management approaches are still designed on the basis that flood risk stays the same all the time – despite clear evidence that it doesn’t. We analysed historical flooding data from tenRead More
Flood Review Calls for Community Awareness Campaign
Warnings could have been more effective in the two communities where people died, a major report into the 2016 Tasmanian floods has found. An independent Review into the Tasmanian Floods of June and July 2016 found there were gaps in flood studies and flood plans, both in comprehensiveness and currency. Three people died in theRead More