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This course teaches students the main elements of floodplain risk management (FRM) – a process of informed decision making in the strategic management of flood risk through an appropriate framework.
This course is supported by Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) and the NSW Government.
This course has been designed to:
Full price: $550 (GST-free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
The syllabus includes:
This course is delivered online. Students watch online lectures and video before attending three 1.5 hours session. During these sessions brief recaps of online material is provided leading to detailed Q&A. Students break into small groups to workshop a realistic scenario providing an opportunity to apply what has been taught and are designed to show how detail is applied into practice. Small groups are facilitated by industry experts. The session concludes with reinforcement of key messages and learning.
On successful completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of:
Introduction to Floodplain Risk Management is aimed at wide body of professional seeking a detailed knowledge and background in FRM and associated land use planning issues in NSW.
It will benefit engineers, emergency managers and land use planners who are engaged in, or seeking to enter, the floodplain risk management industry in Australia and wanting to learn more about developing and implementing management plans considering best practice.
It is also suitable for elected local government officials and community representatives on Council’s floodplain risk management committees seeking a background in floodplain risk management, flood mitigation, emergency management and land use planning issues.
Associate Professor Jaya Kandasamy is a specialist in computational flood modelling and well known for the HEC-RAS courses presented around Australia and overseas over the last 25 years. He has considerable experience in a wide range of hydraulic models, is highly cited and published in leading international journals.
Prior to joining UTS he was employed in the NSW Government, his principal activity involved providing high level technical modelling capability in support of department programs. Industry and research experience in water resources, hydraulics, water quality and pollution transport processes. He led flood training programs for DFAT, Australia, and for the World Bank for government personnel from Vietnam and Laos.
Duncan McLuckie is the Principal Flood Specialist for the NSW Government and manages floodplain funding programs in NSW, is the lead author of NSW Guidance on Flood Risk Management and on Climate Change in FRM. At a national level he is the NSW representative to the National Flood Risk Advisory Group, its Chairman, and led the update of Australia’s National Best Practice in FRM.
Danny is the Manager Roads and Stormwater at Tweed Shire Council, with over fifteen years’ experience in the fields of floodplain management, asset management, and infrastructure planning. Danny has overseen Tweed Shire’s floodplain risk management processes, manages the flood mitigation asset program, and is responsible for implementing development control measures for flood prone development in this high growth area. Danny has been a frequent presenter at Floodplain Management Association Conferences, workshops and meetings and chairs the conference Program Advisory Committee. Danny was appointed to the position of Technical Director in 2013.
Danny obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Class 1 Honours from the University of New South Wales in 2000.
Paul has broad experience in planning but has specialised in floodplain risk management. This has been involved projects for both local state government and private industry including the preparation of more than 25 Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans. Paul was engaged by the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry to provided evidence on their behalf and later by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority as the independent planning expert to review planning issues and to assist in the preparation of the Brisbane River Catchments FRM Study and Plan. Paul is also the Land Use Planning Director for Floodplain Management Australia.
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