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Strategic policy framework for riverine flood risk management and community resilience

The Strategic Policy Framework recognises the research that shows locally led and supported initiatives gain most traction and are most sustainable for enhancing Riverine Flood Risk Management and Community Resilience. The Framework will guide riverine flood risk management in Queensland and provide strategic direction for state government policy. Due to the high risk of riverine flooding across the state the Framework does not consider other types of flooding such as coastal flooding, tsunami flooding and overland flow which will be addressed separately.

Consistent with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Flood Risk Management Cycle, the Framework recognises that flood risk management is a continuous process that relies on the formulation of strategies, implementation of key policy directions and monitoring and evaluation of outcomes. The Framework aligns to the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience and contributes to its vision of making Queensland the most disaster resilient state in Australia. It clarifies roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and establishes a governance framework for implementing Queensland-specific flood risk management. The Framework is the foundation for developing a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary flood risk management approach to the strategic management of Queensland’s floodplains. It will be followed by an implementation plan which will outline how the Framework’s key objectives will be delivered.

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  • Themes:Community-based DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Governance
  • Hazards:Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Australia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/54361


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