Flood Plain Management in Australia: Best Practice Principles and Guidelines
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1999
Floodplain Management in Australia comprises a full and detailed discussion of best practice principles and guidelines of floodplain management in Australia. These principles and guidelines have been developed to assist all levels of government, the private sector and the community to manage, in partnership, the flood risk associated with Australia's floodplains on a sustainable basis for the benefit of both present and future generations. The book provides a better understanding of flood behaviour, flood risk and the consequences of flooding. It puts forward the ways in which these issues can be addressed using best practice guidelines to foster the optimal use of the nation's floodplains. It consists of five Chapters and 16 Appendices, a glossary of technical terms and a list of references and further reading. The main text is preceded by a summary of best practice principles for floodplain management.
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