More than $450 million has been spent every year since 2002 by Australian governments on restoring essential public infrastructure assets following extreme weather events. Cyclone Debbie resulted in 14 deaths and $2 billion in economic losses in Queensland alone. In this context, it is vital that clear policies, practices and strategies are in place to mitigate against unnecessary risk and loss of life.
Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum brings together leading disaster management professionals from government, community and business to discuss better ways to prepare, mitigate and respond to floods and cyclones.
This event will feature over 20 expert speakers to showcase the latest developments in emergency management, infrastructure reconstruction, land use planning, business resilience, regenerating communities and disaster insurance.
Pursuing an integrated approach to successfully and effectively manage floods and cyclones
Anthony Lee, Emergency Management Coordinator, North Queensland Bulk Ports
Case Study: Evaluating the response to Cyclone Debbie
John Watson, Assistant Commissioner (Specialist Response and Planning), Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Ensuring flood risk mitigation through effective land use planning to protect critical and social infrastructure
Steve Muncaster, Director Risk and Resilience, Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Assistant Commissioner – Director Emergency Management
Deputy Chief Officer Operations – Capability
Emergency Management Manager
Manager Emergency Planning and Response
Queensland State Manager Emergency Services
Associate Professor, James Cook University. Director
Raise your profile at the Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum 2018.
The Flood & Cyclone Mitigation & Response Forum will be located in a 5 star hotel in Brisbane's CBD.
The venue will be confirmed up to 4 weeks before the event.