Call for Abstracts

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for presentation at the Conference, please click on the Download the Call for Abstracts.

We are looking for a range of high-quality presentations from across Australia, and overseas, dealing with riverine, overland and flash flooding, and coastal inundation. The content can be technical or non-technical to suit our varied audience, so you don’t need to be a “flood expert” to provide a presentation. The practical experiences of Councillors, flood committee members and community representatives can be of real value to fellow conference attendees.

Tertiary students studying floodplain management or natural disaster management and Young Floodplain Managers are particularly encouraged to participate and share their experiences

The subject of the presentation should align with one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Modelling and flood data
  • Flood prediction and warning
  • Managing growth and land use planning
  • Infrastructure projects and asset management
  • Flood policy, guidance and best practice
  • Emergency preparedness, response and recovery
  • Flood case studies and stories
  • Environmental aspects, climate change, coastal hazards and adaptation
  • New technology and research
  • Flood damages and insurance
  • Cultural perspectives (Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori)
  • Social sciences, human behaviour and communication

Presentation Types

Oral Presentation: 10 minute presentation for concurrent session. Provision of a written paper is optional.

Oral Presentation: 20 minute presentation for concurrent session. Provision of a written paper or extended abstract for publication on the FMA website is an essential requirement.

Digital Poster Presentation: will be displayed during the conference and there will be an allocated time for authors to provide a 3 minute presentation and answer queries. A digital copy of each poster is to be provided for publication on the FMA website.

Critical Dates

Closing Date for Abstracts: Monday 11 December 2023
Abstract Notifications: Friday 2 February 2024
Early & Author Notifications: Friday 5 April 2024
Full Paper or Extended Abstract Submission: Friday 26 April 2024

Abstract Submission

Please note that abstract submission is only available online.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download and read the Author Instructions. Please print these instructions and have them nearby when you are ready to submit your abstract.
  2. Save the Abstract Template to your computer and use this to prepare your abstract.
  3. Write your abstract using the Microsoft Word template, adhering to the formatting guidelines outlined in the Author Instructions. Save your abstract on your computer, in an easy to find location. Please note that abstract titles should be a maximum of 12 words, and abstract text should be a maximum of 300 words.
  4. Ensure you have a short biography (max 50 words) for yourself
  5. Click on the “Submit Abstract” button below, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.

If you experience any difficulties with the abstract submission process, or have any questions, please contact Amy McIntosh at East Coast Conferences by emailing or by calling 02 6650 9800 or 0408 220 188.

Please note that abstracts need to be submitted by the main presenting author of the paper.

If accepted, all presenting authors will need to register and pay to attend the conference, at least for the day of the presentation. The deadline for presenters to register is Friday 5 April 2024.

Full Presentation Papers

If you wish to provide a 20 Minute Presentation you must provide a paper or an extended abstract before the conference.

Presenters agree to provide their paper and presentation to be published electronically on the Floodplain Management Australia website, Members’ Section, following the conclusion of the conference. They will be publicly available 12 months after the Conference. Guidelines on Full Paper submission will be distributed if your abstract is accepted. The deadline for Full Paper submission is Friday 26 April 2024.

Abstract Submission

Click on the “Submit Abstract” button below, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.
Submit Abstract