The Online Conference
The FMA Conference has been held annually for since 1961 and is the most respected flood risk management event held in Australia.
The 2021 Online Conference marks the 60th Anniversary of FMA, and will celebrate the history of the organisation, the Members that make the network possible, and the phenomenal advances in flood risk management.
The impacts of COVID-19 with changing government public health regulations, unpredictable state border closures, lockdowns and employer limitations on professional travel make it difficult to commit to a face to face Conference. Therefore, the 2021 FMA National Conference will be held online from Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th May 2021, with a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday 25th May 2021.
This year’s theme is “Essential Knowledge for a Flood Resilient Future”, will focus on the latest developments and achievements in flood and emergency management to assist in identifying, planning for, and managing flood risks, and building disaster resilient communities.
Attendees will hear motivational and innovative presentations from outstanding keynote speakers and industry professionals and can take part in an interactive online pre-conference workshop.
The Online Conference is for anyone interested in making our communities more flood safe. It will bring together flood professionals and community members with interests in floodplain risk management. Attendees will include Commonwealth, State and Local Government representatives, research organisations and education providers as well as consultants, engineers, land-use planners, emergency responders and community volunteer organisations.
The Online Conference will be a way to maintain engagement with the industry, network, share ideas, discuss industry topics, and have no concerns about border closures or quarantine costs.