Dam Engineer Worried About ‘Embarrassment’
Queensland dam engineers were concerned before the 2011 floods that they could suffer a "major embarrassment" if they released water and then dire rainfall predictions didn't...
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.
Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now
Expect more images of flood evacuees scrambling into rescue boats with their wet pets and possessions unless cities seize the chance to build both high-tech and...
Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers Unveiled
A gantry which made wrapping piles on a 4.2-kilometre long jetty in a tidal zone faster and safer, a warning system which provides on and off-site...
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...
Creating Resilient Cities with Living Infrastructure
The climate is becoming more unpredictable and fierce with each passing year.
Are Engineers Neglecting Resilience?
With 173 people killed, 414 injured, 2,100 homes destroyed and 7,562 people displaced, the Black Saturday bushfires which raged throughout Victoria in February 2009 were by...
New Perth Children’s Hospital Flooded
The basement of Perth's new children's hospital has been flooded after a pipe-work failure, the latest problem to plague the incomplete $1.2 billion proj
Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Buildings: What Gives?
According to a recent article in Australian Popular Science, a study of satellite imagery in the aftermath of the first Nepal earthquake has found that part...
Suncorp Hits Out at Govt over QLD Insurance Premiums
Insurance giant Suncorp has hit out at a federal government proposal to intervene in the north Queensland insurance market to bring down premiums, saying the focus...
Financial System 'Ignoring Climate Risk'
Australia's financial system is ill-prepared for the impacts of climate change, an issue ignored in the Abbott government's inquiry led by David Murray.