Pre-Conference Workshops

Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019
Location: Hotel Realm
Time: 9.00am-12.30pm or 1.30pm – 5.00pm (Half Day)
Cost: $90 Half Day (lunch included)
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Full Day)
Cost: $180 Full Day  

1/2 Day Pre-Conference Workshop 1: Introduction to Floodplain Risk Management

9.00am – 12.30pm (lunch included at 12.30pm)

This pre-conference workshop is aimed at people who are new to the industry, from non-engineering backgrounds (e.g. Councillors, town planners, emergency services officers) or just after a refresher, this workshop will provide a background to Australian best practice floodplain risk management processes, and help to demystify the various terms, roles and responsibilities that will be discussed throughout the conference. This workshop will draw content from the highly successful Floodplain Risk Management Short Course delivered by FMA through the University of Technology Sydney.

1/2 Day Pre-Conference Workshop 2: Modelling for Non-Modellers

1.30pm – 5.00pm (lunch and registration from 12.30pm)

This pre-conference workshop will provide the basics necessary to understand the often complex world of flood modelling in order to better understand flood studies and reports, better manage consultants and prepare briefs, and understand the various technologies available. This workshop will be delivered with assistance from leading consultants, but with a focus on better understanding the “client side” of flood modelling, such as the activities of Council and Agency staff.

Pre-Conference Workshop 3: Total Flood Warning Systems

9.00am – 5.00pm

This pre-conference will include contributions from State Agencies, Emergency Services and the Bureau of Meteorology, this workshop will explore the governing concepts behind total flood warning systems, including roles and responsibilities, infrastructure, and messaging. It will examine lessons learned and case studies, as well as future directions and guidance towards better flood warning for at-risk communities.

Key Dates

Closing Date for Abstracts 
29th October 2018

Registration Available
Late October 2018

Abstract Notifications
17th December 2018

Early & Author Registrations Deadline
22nd March 2019

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