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Floodplain Risk Assessment Guidelines for Municipal Councils in Tasmania


White, CJ and Ramm, T and Irvine, C, Floodplain Risk Assessment Guidelines for Municipal Councils in Tasmania, University of Tasmania & Tasmania State Emergency Service, Australia, pp. 1-28. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Councils provide leadership at the municipal level for emergency management in Tasmania. This includes chairing Municipal Emergency Management Committees (MEMCs) that undertake municipal level all-hazards risk assessments and coordinate the treatment of these risks at the local level. Many Councils also directly undertake floodplain risk management activities.

These guidelines are aimed at Councils and MEMCs whose risk profile includes significant risks posed by flooding hazards, and are intended to assist with the conduct of detailed flood specific risk assessments that may be required to compliment municipal level all-hazards risk assessments.

These Guidelines summarise a method for the assessment of floodplain risks that is consistent with the revised 2015 National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines (NERAG) and the Australian Emergency Management floodplain risk management guideline (AEM7). The NERAG provides a nationally consistent methodology to assess emergency-related risks and supports the improvement of resilience in communities as set out in the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:natural hazards, extreme events, climate change, flood; risk, risk assessment
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Natural hazards
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:White, CJ (Dr Chris White)
UTAS Author:Ramm, T (Mr Tim Ramm)
ID Code:112646
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-11-21
Last Modified:2016-11-22
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