The Water Panel is running a full day seminar on the latest advances in the flood risk space and the National Manual with a specific focus on the recently released Handbook 7: Managing the floodplain: A guide to best practice floodplain management.  This publication provides guidance to assist floodplain managers in defining and managing flood risk on current and future developments.

Provisional Schedule

Time Topic Speaker
10:00 – 10:15 Overview of the day
10:15 – 11:00 National best practice flood manual Duncan McLuckie (OEH)
11:00 – 11.30 Morning tea
11:30 – 11:50 Floodways Mark Babister, (WMA)
11.50 – 12.10 National manual – hazard guidelines and cars in flood waters Grantley Smith (WRL)
12.10 – 12.30


National emergency response classification Angela Toniato (OEH)
12.30 – 1.00 National manual – planning guideline Duncan Mcluckie (OEH)


1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2:00 – 2:30 Why people drive into flood waters Andrew Gissing (Risk Frontiers)
2.30 – 3:00 Latest investigations into flood signs John Hart (RMS)
3:00 – 3:20 Human Element of Shelter in Place Matalena Tofa (Risk Frontiers)
3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon tea
4.00 – 4.30 Shelter in place Mark Babister (WMA) and

Chris Thomas (Advisian)

4:30 – 5:00 Where to from here ????

Additional Information

The seminar will also showcase some interesting research in the flood risk space including research into colours of road signs for evacuations and why people enter flood waters. Additional discussions will be held on the supporting guidelines, such as:

  • Guideline 7-1 Using the National Generic Brief for Flood Investigations to Develop Project Specific Specifications
  • Guideline 7-2 Flood Emergency Response Classification of the Floodplain
  • Guideline 7-3 Flood Hazard
  • Template 7-4 Technical Project Brief Template
  • Guideline 7-5 Flood Information to Support Land-use Planning
  • Guideline 7-6 Assessing Options and Service Levels for Treating Existing Risk
  • Practice Note 7-7 Considering Flooding in Land-use Planning Activities

This event is for anyone who works in floodplain management, Council engineers, Consultants as well as those involved in emergency planning.


Date and Time: 19th September 2017
Registration Opens: 9am
Formal Start: 10am
Venue: UTS Aerial Function Centre

  1. EA Members $100 (includes Students)
  2. SES Members $100 (discount code: SES2017)
  3. BOM Staff $100 (discount code: BOM2017)
  4. FMA Members $100 (discount code: FMA2017)
  5. Non-Members: $130
  6. Afternoon only $65 (includes lunch)

Register online at: https://www.cvent.com/d/r5qtj1/4W