Links to Resource Material

The following links provide a range of resources for those wishing to explore and learn about flood management.

  • Floodplain Management in Australia - Best Practice Principles and Guidelines (SCARM, 2000) - CSIRO Publishing website.
  • The Australan Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub's Manual series (AEMs) has been developed to assist in the management and delivery of support services in a disaster context.  The principles, strategies and actions within the AEMs have been compiled by practitioners and managers with extensive service delivery experience in a range of disaster events.  Manuals 19, 20, 21 and 22 relate specifically to managing the floodplain, flood preparedness, flood warning and flood response.
  • Resource Information on Floods for owners of heritage buildings, objects and collections with links to valuable information on heritage properties and floods from English Heritage and other organisations.
  • Information on natural hazards online, including flood, has been developed and prepared by Geoscience Australia. 
  • Australian Flood Studies Database comprise studies completed between 1980 and early 2004.  Following a 2009 Review conducted by Geoscience Australia, and the development of a data entry tool, the lead agency for each state and teritory will commence updating the studies database later in 2011.
  • The Dartmouth Flood Observatory is a worldwide space-based measurement of surface water (for research, educational, and humanitarian applications).  The observatory uses remote sensing to detect, measure, and map river discharge and river flooding.  It includes river watch, dynamic atlas of the Earth's surface water, active archive of large floods and rapid response inundation maps.
  • Levee Design Construction & Maintenance (NRE, 2002).  This document has been prepared to assist managers, designers and constructors of levees, technical guidelines. They provide general guidance on levees and are not intended to provide solutions to all problems arising in levee construction and maintenance. They should not be used as a substitute for sound engineering consideration of all relevant issues.


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