Flood Concerns Over Melb-Bris Rail Project
A $10 billion rail project from Melbourne to Brisbane will devastate Queensland communities if it is built on a notorious flood plain, say farmers.
Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency?
With media reports suggesting that at least 124 people have died because of Hurricane Irma and that more than 60 have lost their lives in Hurricane...
Levee Wouldn’t Stop 2011 Flooding: Council
Brisbane City Council says a called-for levee around the CBD would not have prevented the disastrous 2011 floods.
Harvey Brings Death, Destruction to Texas
Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has already killed at least seven people in Texas and is expected to drive tens of thousands from their homes,...
Compromised Fire Protection in the Aftermath of Flooding
The recent Cyclone Debbie disaster and its aftermath in Queensland and New South Wales' Tweed Coast and Northern Rivers was one of the most catastrophic weather...
Cyclone Debbie Insurance Bill to Top $1b
Cyclone Debbie could cost the insurance industry more than $1 billion, Insurance Council of Australia chief executive Rob Whelan has warned.
Stormwater Management: The Last Frontier
As the driest inhabited continent, Australia has pioneered the best practices when it comes to management of water.
Cities Must Plan for Disaster: World Bank
The World Bank claims climate change could plunge tens of millions of city dwellers into poverty in the next 15 years, threatening to undo decades of...
Australia Lagging in Disaster Prevention
Australia is being urged to do more to help reduce the risk of natural disasters as floods, fires and cyclones get bigger and more intense around...