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Flood emergency planning for disaster resilience

Source(s):  Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR)

This new handbook provides guidance to inform the development of flood emergency plans by outlining a series of national principles and processes. Key considerations are outlined for specific capabilities and environments. The handbook is applicable to all communities across Australia and all levels of planning. It will also assist to provide guidance and information applicable to total warning systems and community engagement.

The handbook addresses changes to flood emergency planning and the broader issues that have emerged and that are understood more clearly since publication of the manuals in 2009, including:

  • the nature of flood risks, improvements in flood information
  • development of a National Framework for Flood Warning Infrastructure
  • changes in technology that facilitate improved information and its sharing
  • risk assessment
  • critical importance of community engagement
  • shift in consequence based thinking
  • focus on interoperability
  • scenario modelling.

The audience for the handbook incl, emergency service workers, floodplain managers, government departments and agencies, dam owners and operators, the community including businesses, community sector organisations, primary producers and individuals involved in community-based emergency planning, local government, recovery and reconstruction agencies, infrastructure operators, researchers.

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  • Flood emergency planning for disaster resilience
  • Publication date 2020
  • Number of pages 45 p.

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