Help us review the Australian Flood Studies Database

19 January 2009


The Hunter River in flood at Morpeth, New South Wales, June 2007. Photo courtesy of Phil Campbell, NSW/SES.

The Hunter River in flood
at Morpeth, New South Wales,
June 2007. Photo courtesy of Phil
Campbell, NSW/SES.

Floods can have both positive and negative impacts. They can bring welcome relief for people and ecosystems suffering from prolonged drought, but are also estimated to be the most costly natural hazard in Australia.

Every year flooding causes millions of dollars damage to buildings and critical infrastructure such as roads and railways, as well as to agricultural land and crops. Floods can also affect the health of communities and disrupt business.

As part of the ongoing process to understand more about the natural hazards affecting Australia such as floods, Geoscience Australia developed the Australian Flood Studies Database. Released in October 2006, the database is the first attempt to assemble all available information on existing flood studies at a national level.

As the database has been in use for over two years, we would like your feedback in order to:

  • ensure that the database is user friendly
  • identify what content is useful/less useful
  • identify the most practical method for updating the database, and
  • identify and prioritise additional content and/or functionality.

If you have used the database or have an interest in floods, your input will be highly valuable to our review.

  • Take me to the questionnaire (questionnaire closed)

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013