The Floodplain Management Association Conference has been held annually for over 50 years and is the most respected floodplain industry event held in Australia. This will be the 54th Floodplain Management Association Conference (formerly known as the Floodplain Management Authorities Conference) and it is being held at Deniliquin RSL Club, Deniliquin from 20 - 23rd May 2013.
The theme for this year's conference: Of Utes and Flooding Rains
This conference will attract over 200 practitioners - who are interested in or working within floodplain management. Attendees will include Commonwealth, State and Local Government representatives, research and education organisations as well as consultants, engineers, land-use planners, and community volunteer organisations.
The conference will include outstanding keynote speakers, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, field trips and networking events. There will also be a pre-conference workshop on the Tuesday.
About the Floodplain Management Association (FMA)
The Floodplain Management Association (formerly the Floodplain Management Authorities) was established to promote sound and responsible floodplain management, and to make representations on behalf of Local Government at State and Federal Levels. The FMA is accepted by government agencies as representing the interests of floodplain communities and those authorities responsible for managing the floodplains to reduce future flood losses.
The Flood Mitigation Authorities as the Flood Mitigation Authorities as the organisation was originally known held its first conference in 1961, and was established to promote sound and responsible floodplain management, and to make representations on behalf of local government at State and Federal levels. The FMA has continued these important roles for more than 50 years now and has more than 90 members.
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