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The Floodplain Management Association (FMA) is committed to promoting appropriate development within floodplain areas, and helping reduce the risks of flooding to life and property. Our members include over 100 councils, catchment management authorities, businesses, and professionals involved in all aspects of urban and rural floodplain risk management. We represent our members’ interests at State and Commonwealth government levels, promote public awareness of flood issues, and provide professional development for floodplain managers.

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2015 FMA National Conference – Call for Abstracts Close This Month

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st October. The Committee is looking for a range of high quality papers addressing flood resilience within the community and/or built form in the following presentation streams:  Community engagement, consultation and social media Flood recovery – rebuilding, insurance, economic and community issues Disaster planning and emergency response Flood forecasting and warning Land… Continue reading “2015 FMA National Conference – Call for Abstracts Close This Month”

Media Release – Productivity Commission Report Vital To Australian Communities

25 September 2014 The  Floodplain  Management  Association  (FMA)  has  welcomed  the  Productivity  Commission  draft  report on natural disaster arrangements as ‘vital’ to the Australian people. FMA  Chairman  Ian  Dinham  said  it  is  encouraging  to  see  that  this  report  recognises  the  value  in  investing money in prevention rather than repairs. “Flooding  is  Australia’s  most  costly  and … Continue reading “Media Release – Productivity Commission Report Vital To Australian Communities”