As evidenced by recent floods, flooding can cause significant economic damage and can result in fatalities and injuries. Yet of all natural hazards, flood is the most manageable.
This course is conducted by University of Technology, Sydney in conjunction with Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) and the NSW Government.
Taught by industry professionals, including flood risk and emergency response management and land use planning experts from NSW Government, local government and consultancies, this course uses lectures and interactive tutorials to show how the development and implementation of plans to manage flood risk can reduce the impacts of flooding on the community and the built environment.
Documents such as the Australian Emergency Management Handbook 7 Managing the Floodplain: Best Practice in Flood Risk Management in Australia and the New South Wales Government’s Floodplain Development Manual show how to better manage flood risks to the community and built environment and are a focus of this course.
Floodplain Risk Management is aimed at engineers, emergency managers and land use planners who are engaged in, or seeking to enter, the floodplain risk management industry in Australia and wanting to learn more about developing and implementing management plans considering best practice.
It is also suitable for elected local government officials and community representatives on floodplain risk management committees seeking a background in floodplain risk management, flood mitigation, emergency management and land use planning issues.
For information about the course, including fees and online registration, please visit the UTS website.