Flood mitigation


Briefing paper

Operating Warragamba Dam for flood mitigation: current legal and regulatory barriers

After 28 years without a major flood, the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley has experienced three major floods in the past three years. A proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall for flood mitigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean is currently being assessed for development. This e-brief describes some of...
Case study

Water sensitive Elwood

Real-world application of the CRCWSC’s research, highlighting that the transition to a water sensitive community can lead to genuine innovation if local citizens are engaged as partners in the process.
Discussion paper

Solutions for Norman Creek

This Discussion Paper proposes flood resilience initiatives for Norman Creek, Brisbane. It compiles ideas generated during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and Brisbane City Council on the 16th and 17th August 2016. The workshop participants...

National infrastructure assessment report (UK)

The first National Infrastructure Assessment sets out the Commission’s plan of action for the country’s infrastructure over the next 10-30 years. Infrastructure can inspire confidence and growth. But long term projects require a long-term vision, lasting plans, and stable funding. The UK must take decisive...

Development of flood mitigation strategies for Australian residential buildings

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre project entitled 'Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for flood-prone buildings' (BNHCRC, 2016) is examining opportunities for reducing the vulnerability of new and existing Australian residential buildings.
Conference paper

Recovery from the storm: resilience and the role of community capital in long-term disaster recovery in regional Western Australia

Through an examination of ‘community capital’, this paper examines the actors and relationships involved in the flood recovery process of a regional community in Western Australia