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Flood Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook

The Flood Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook is in development.

What do you think?

AIDR values the input of stakeholders. We invite you to share your ideas through the Flood Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook survey.

AIDR is currently engaging stakeholders via the Flood Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook survey. We invite your input in identifying areas of previous handbooks and manual editions that need to be updated, reorganised or revised to reflect current principles and practice.

Floodplains have been developed by rivers and accordingly will be inundated by floodwaters from time to time. Flooding often has deleterious impacts on human activities and assets, but the damage that floods cause can be reduced by careful planning and management of floodplain use. The manageability of flooding is enhanced by effective flood planning.

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is developing the new Flood Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook. The handbook will incorporate the review of four 2009 manuals:

  • Flood Preparedness
  • Flood Warning
  • Flood Response
  • Emergency Management for Planning for Floods Affected by Dams

The new handbook will provide guidance on national principles and practices in flood planning for disaster resilience in Australia. It will also draw on, and complement, current and ongoing activity in flood preparedness, warning and response and will build on the capability and knowledge of organisations and individuals across the disaster resilience sector.

Handbooks are developed with input from a broad cross section of people from different organisations from around the country and your input is valuable. AIDR is looking for people to participate in this Working Group. If you would like further information about the project or nominate yourself or someone else from your organisation to please contact katelyn.samson@aidr.org.au.  

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