2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference -
“Preparing for the unprecedented flood”

 Call for Abstracts Open!!



The 2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference will be held at Luna Park Venues, Sydney, NSW from Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th May 2023, with optional pre-conference workshops on Tuesday 23rd May.

The theme of the conference is “Preparing for the unprecedented flood”, which will focus on applying lessons from recent floods and new research to better manage the increasing costs of extreme weather events.

We are looking for a range of high-quality presentations from across Australia, and overseas, dealing with riverine, overland and flash flooding, and coastal inundation. The content can be technical or non-technical to suit our varied audience, so you don’t need to be a “flood expert” to provide a presentation.

The practical experiences of Councillors, flood committee members and community representatives can be of real value to fellow conference attendees. Tertiary students studying floodplain management or natural disaster management and Young Floodplain Managers are particularly encouraged to participate and share their experiences.

The subject of the presentation should align with one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Modelling and flood data
  • Flood prediction and warning
  • Land use planning
  • Infrastructure projects and asset management
  • Flood policy, guidance and best practice
  • Emergency preparedness, response and recovery
  • Flood case studies and stories
  • Environmental aspects, climate change, coastal hazards and adaptation
  • New technology and research
  • Flood damages and insurance
  • Cultural perspectives (Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Mãori)
  • Social sciences, human behaviour and communication


To download the Call for Abstracts, please click here

For further information, as well as online abstract submission, please click here.



For further information, please contact the Conference Managers:


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