Quantifying flood risk to properties in Australia

Roy Leigh

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    While more is known about flood and its impact on human settlements than most other natural perils, answers to relatively simple questions such as: “How many flood- prone properties are there in Australia?” and “Where are most flood-prone properties located?” are not immediately obvious. This paper reports on a national flood risk assessment that addressed the above questions and the associated subtleties. The vast majority of flood-prone properties are located in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and almost half are concentrated in just 10 regions. Applications of both high-level and detailed flood risk assessments are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Earth Sciences Convention
    Subtitle of host publication2-6 July 2006, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre : convention handbook
    EditorsDavid Debnam
    Place of PublicationOsborne park, WA
    PublisherRESolutions Resource & Energy Services
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)0646462466
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAustralian Earth Sciences Convention - Melbourne
    Duration: 2 Jul 20066 Jul 2006

    Publication series

    NameAbstracts (Geological Society of Australia)
    PublisherRESolutions Resource & Energy Services
    ISSN (Print)0729-011X


    ConferenceAustralian Earth Sciences Convention


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