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Research highlighted at peak flood forum
Over 300 people recently gathered on the Gold Coast to discuss and analyse the latest developments in flood management.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC had a booth in the trade display, while a number of CRC projects presented. This included Dr Tariq Maqsood from RMIT University, who presented findings from his team on how different construction materials cope with being inundated with floodwater and the most cost effective way to mitigate different building types from floods, while Marcus Morgan from the NSW SES spoke on behalf of Dr Katharine Haynes and Dr Matalena Tofa (Macquarie University) on findings from interviews with people who sheltered in place during the floods after ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie in northern NSW in April 2017. End-user Andrew Richards also spoke about the work that NSW SES is doing to update its flood warnings, with support from research findings.
The conference was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 29 May to 1 June.