This is a late notice about the next Floodplain Management Authorities Conference which is to be held in two weeks at Gosford, NSW. For full details check out the conference’s website. In the mean time here is the welcome reproduced from the website:

On behalf of the organising committee and Gosford City Council, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us at the 50th Floodplain Management Authorities (FMA) Conference, to be held at Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales from 23-26 February 2010.

Being the 50th Anniversary of the FMA, Gosford 2010 will celebrate what has been achieved and look forward to the new challenges ahead of us. It will not be just about emerging issues in floodplain management, but will be a balanced discussion of practical, on-ground floodplain management and the policies and programs that impact on floodplain management across New South Wales, Australia and the globe.

Gosford 2010 also provides a fantastic opportunity to experience Gosford and the Central Coast. Home to the ninth largest urban area in Australia, the Central Coast includes many world-class beaches and national parks, providing an exciting backdrop to the 2010 Floodplain Management Authorities Conference, and associated social program and field trips.

The Gosford 2010 program will feature a number of outstanding national and international speakers, concurrent sessions, workshops and poster presentations. It will attract over 250 delegates from Australia and beyond and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.

Delegates will include Commonwealth, State and Local Government representatives, research and education organisations, managers, planners and engineers, non-government organisations, user groups, Aboriginal groups, community organisations, and the business community.

I look forward to welcoming both new and returning delegates to this exciting landmark event.

Eddie Love
Chairperson Conference Organising Committee