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integrated Flood Risk Management Community of Practice

A knowledge exchange partnership that shares experiences that can reduce flood and drought impacts - a Queensland and Netherlands Collaboration

Addressing water management opportunities and challenges in flood and drought scenarios in urban and regional settings is a global occurrence. In Queensland, the significant impacts of extreme flood events (2010-11 and 2013) has resulting in a focus for government agencies and communities to seek solutions that can provide long term benefits and enhance community resilience to future extreme events.  

Water management professionals from the Netherlands and Queensland are invited to share their knowledge and expertise in integrated flood risk management (IFRM) through this Community of Practice (CoP). 

The role of this CoP is to provide foundational awareness, skills and expertise to Queensland's professionals and organisations who are involved in IFRM. This platform provides an opportunity for flood risk management initiatives in Queensland to be planned, developed and implemented based on an understanding of effective approaches used in the Netherlands and other parts of the world and adapted to meet specific Queensland urban and regional needs. 

Focus for the integrated Flood Risk Management CoP

 Flood CoP Focus


Seminar 1 - March 18, 2014

Adapting Water: Adaptive architectures, reactionary planning and designed resilience

Presenter: Dr James Davidson


Seminar 2 - May 15, 2014

Levee Management

Presenters: Mark Foreman, Ellen Tromp, Philip Smith


Seminar 3 - July 23, 2014

Astute use of flood information

Presenters: Elissa McConaghy, Jonathan Hodge, Terry Malone


Seminar 4 - September 9, 2014

Dealing with uncertainty in hydrologic studies and its application to the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Studies

Presenters: Ferdinand Diermanse and Con de Groot


Workshop - October 29, 2014

Breaching the Barriers to Effective Flood Risk Management

Presenters: Stephen Dredge and Hans Oerlemans


Seminar 5 - March 25, 2015

Collaboration that feeds technical and social issues into flood risk management solutions - how is this going???

Presenters: Leanne Reichard and Kelly Fielding


For further information about the Community of Practice and how you can join the mailing list for future events, please contact:
Dr Piet Filet
Independent Facilitator
mobile - 0407 915 672
email -


Supported by:

The Dutch Consortium Partners in International Business

Deltares      Royal Haskoning DHV       Hydrologic


IWC     Hodge Environmental     and Filet Consulting


IWC Masters Scholarships



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