Panel session 4 – How can we manage the risks of flooding related to climate change?

This session will explore the range of adaptation measures that can be deployed to better manage the risks of exacerbated flooding. The session will draw on NCCARF-funded projects to suggest interventions that governments can apply. Lessons from the management of floods in Australia in 2010-12 for climate change adaptation will be detailed. Comparisons with flood risk strategies in other countries will be made to identify where Australia may enhance its management. The session will conclude with a panel discussion with the overseas and Australian presenters.
Chair: Jamie Pittock (ANU)
Building Structural and Human Resilience to Floods under Climate Change
Gerry Galloway
University of Maryland, USA
Lessons in flood management
Caroline Wenger
Australian National University, Australia
Floods and Australia’s disaster policy: A perfect storm?
Susan Hunt
Australian National University, Australia