Australia's largest catchment scale flood hazard mapping study, the New Era Regional Flood Mapping exercise, shares new innovations to conduct broad-scale flood modelling which enables a better understanding of floodplains - particularly in rural and remote locations.

The 2011 Queensland floods affected more than 75 per cent of the state. Australia’s flood analysis information and flood behaviour data was scarce prior to the disaster, particularly for the state of Queensland. Previous flood models techniques were not complex enough to adequately simulate flooding situations. The Queensland Floods Commission…