Queensland Flood Community of Practice
In Queensland, the significant impacts of extreme flood events (2010-11 and 2013) has resulted in a focus for government agencies and communities to seek solutions that can provide long term benefits and enhance community resilience to future extreme events.
The role of the Flood Community of Practice is to provide foundational awareness, skills and expertise to Queensland's professionals and organisations who are involved in integrated flood risk management.
This platform provides an opportunity for flood risk management initiatives in Queensland to be planned, developed and implemented based on an understanding of effective approaches used in Australia and other parts of the world, with a special link with the Netherlands, and adapted to meet specific Queensland urban and regional needs.
Initiator and convener of the Flood CoP is Piet Filet, Partner at The Water Agency.