Flood management in a changing climate

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Sign in North Wagga, NSW. Photo: Caroline Wenger
Sign in North Wagga, NSW. Photo: Caroline Wenger

Flooding is Australia’s most expensive natural hazard and climate change will magnify risks. But recent floods suggest that Australia has limited capacity to manage even current risks. Hazard Note 47 highlights PhD research by Dr Caroline Wenger, who investigated mitigation strategies used overseas to see which strategies could best be adapted in Australia. Findings from this research have implications for policy, land planning and management.

Further reading

Wenger C (2016), Flood management in a changing climate, The Australian National University 

Wenger C (2017), The oak or the reed: how resilience theories are translated into disaster management policies. Ecology and Society 22(3)

Wenger C (2017), Translating resilience theories into disaster management policies, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

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