See flood resilience innovations – and hear inspiring success stories 

For more than 50 years, the FMA National Conference has been one of Australia’s most respected flood risk management events. This year’s theme is “Integrated Floodplain Management: creating safer, stronger communities” and at Royal HaskoningDHV, we are excited to be taking part. 

We will be presenting new flood resilience innovations – including FLASH, Australia’s fastest and most accurate flash flood forecast system – and you will hear real-life case studies about flood resilience successes in low-lying coastal communities. Naturally, you are also welcome to discuss your own challenges with our water management experts, at exhibition stand 20. 

We are a bronze sponsor for the event, which is a great place for anyone who’s interested in making communities flood safe to network with 350 fellow professionals. We are also thrilled to be sponsoring the FMA’s annual awards dinner, celebrating the best in Australian flood management.  

We can’t wait to see you there. 

Register now at the FMA Conference website.  

Live sessions section

Adaptation and Long-Term Planning for Low-Lying Coastal Communities Considering Sea Level Rise 
Speaker: Harrison Oakley, Civil & Water Resources Engineer 
When: Wednesday 18th May, 14:00 – 14:25 
Venue: Empire Church (Session 3C)

Fairydale Drainage Catchment, Bundaberg – Defending Low-Lying Coastal Communities 
Speaker: Ben Patterson, Principal Civil & Water Resources Engineer 
When: Thursday 19th May, 09:30 – 09:55 
Venue: Empire Auditorium (Session 4A) 

Smart Alerts for the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme With FLASH
Speaker: Cornelis Dingemanse
When: Friday 20th May, 13:40 – 14:10  
Venue: Studio Room (Session 10B: New Technology and Research)

Awards: celebrate the best in flood management 

Conference Dinner & Floodplain Management Australia Excellence Awards  
Sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV 
When: Thursday 19th May, 19:00  

Our flood resilience solutions are already having a big impact, protecting Australian lives and livelihoods. We can’t wait to show the FMA Conference and the Australian councils what we can do to reduce the impacts of flood.

Ben Patterson

Principal Civil & Water Resources Engineer

Ben Patterson