Increasing the resilience of communities and individuals against natural and other hazards is the primary goal of emergency management. In Australia flooding constitutes a major environmental threat, and the start of the 21st century has seen emergency services developing their flood emergency management capabilities in increasingly challenging and uncertain circumstances. This paper discusses key trends and challenges facing flood emergency management agencies in seeking to increase resilience against the flood threat and proposes some potential advances in flood emergency management. In addition, the paper explores the importance of relationships between emergency management, flood warning and floodplain management agencies in managing future trends and challenges.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Emergency Management|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2010|