SES Flood Portal Launch
16th October 2017
In September, NSW Ministers Troy Grant (Emergency Services) and Gabrielle Upton (Environment) announced the launch of the NSW Flood Data Access Program. The Program consists of two main initiatives, the NSW Flood Data Portal and the NSW Flood Database.
The Program is a joint project between NSW SES and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and aims to improve preparation for and response to flood events by centralising flood data from government and other stakeholders.
Data contained in the NSW Flood Data Portal is entered by each Local Council at the completion of floodplain risk management studies undertaken in their area. This data is then made available to government and other stakeholders via the portal.
FMA President Ian Dinham attended the launch of the Program with SES Commissioner Mark Smethurst at this year’s AFAC Conference at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
Mr Dinham said, “This Program is an excellent step forward for flood preparedness in New South Wales, and FMA has been pleased to be able to provide input to its development.”
“Data-sharing initiatives such as this help our communities better understand and manage their flood risks, and assist the wise planning and development of prone areas.”
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