Towards resilience against flood risks

gissing, keys and opper discuss potential advances in flood emergency management through an analysis of the key relationships, trends and challenges facing flood emergency management agencies seeking to increase resilience against flood threat in Australia

Andrew Gissing*, Chas Keys, Steve Opper

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Emergency Management
Volume25
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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