Major flooding events follow 40-year cycle in south-east Queensland, study suggests.

The next serious widespread south-east Queensland flooding event could happen in 2050, according to an analysis of historical flood data for the region. Using Bureau of Meteorology’s Australian flood data across 10 south-east Queensland catchments from 1890-2014, researchers found past…

Floods don’t occur randomly, so why do we still plan as if they do?

Most major floods in South East Queensland arrive in five-year bursts, once every 40 years or so, according to our new research. Yet flood estimation, protection and management approaches are still designed on the basis that flood risk stays the same all the…

Insurance losses from summer catastrophes in Australia pass half a billion dollars

Updated figures from the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) show the combined cost of the four catastrophes it has declared since November has passed $515 million. Over the past seven weeks, the ICA has declared catastrophes for South Australia’s Pinery…

Keynote Highlight – Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM, Regional Operations, Queensland Police Service

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference continues to support the Disaster and Emergency Management community with a strong focus on natural disasters and 2015 marks the 4th year of the event. The ANZDM Conference will be held 4-5…