During the recent FMA NSW/ACT Chapter Meeting in Sydney, FMA President Ian Dinham and FMA Communications Director Sue Ribbons formally presented the prestigious Harold Sternbeck Medal to this year’s winner Dr. Raymond Laine.
Harold Sternbeck was active in Floodplain Management Australia from 1972, Chairman from 1991 to 1999 and Deputy Chairman in 2003 to 2004.
In recognition of his extensive service to Floodplain Management Australia and his prowess as a persuasive public speaker FMA established the Harold Sternbeck Medal in the year 2000.
The Harold Sternbeck Medal is awarded to an individual who provides the most outstanding presentation at the National FMA Conference in May. Due to the high standards for the ranking of this Award, some years there has been no winner.
Ray provided the Meeting with an abridged version of his winning presentation “Bring the Marshmallows: New Engagement Technologies Stoking Flood Conversations” and was able to provide demonstrations of his mixed reality technology to attendees.
If you are interested in reading Ray’s winning presentation, visit the Harold Sternbeck Medal page.