Research Reports - Floods
Refereed journal articles, book chapters and monographs
- Flood Damage Estimation Beyond Stage-Damage Functions - An Australian Example
- Review of the Australian Flood Studies Database
- Investing in the Development of an Open Source Two-dimensional Flood Modelling Capability
- Residential Flood Losses in Perth, Western Australia
- Flood Risk Management in Australia
- Natural Hazards in Australia: Identifying Risk Analysis Requirements
- National Catalogue of Flood Studies
- Structural Flood Vulnerability and the Australianisation of Black's Curves
- Flood Risk in South East Queensland, Australia
Perth, Western Australia
Historically, floods in the Swan River and its main tributaries have caused considerable damage in Perth although there is little information on the economic costs of these events. Cities Project Perth has examined a range of river flood scenarios, including rare events, resulting in an improved understanding of the potential impacts from this significant hazard.
- Natural hazard risk in Perth, Western Australia - Cities Project Perth Report - 2005
- Natural hazard risk: Cities project Perth
- Riverine flood hazards chapter [PDF 4.6MB]
Major flooding causing inundation of large areas, isolating towns and disrupting road and rail links occurs about every 10 years on average in the southeast Queensland region.
- Natural hazards and the risks they pose to Southeast Queensland
- Flood risks part 1 [PDF 2.4MB]
- Flood risks part 2 [PDF 3.8MB]
- Flood risk images [PDF 4MB]
Cairns has a rather peculiar flood hydrology because the delta on which the bulk of the city stands has not been fed by a river for many tens of thousands of years. As a consequence, it does not have the level of threat from major riverine flooding experienced by other coastal cities in Queensland.
- Community risk in Cairns: a multi-hazard risk assessment
- Full report summarised version [PDF 4MB]
- Flood risks chapter [PDF 329KB]
Mackay has the second greatest number of buildings at risk of being flooded in Queensland, with only the Gold Coast City Council area having more buildings at risk.
- Community risk in Mackay: a multi hazard risk assessment
- Full report summarised version [PDF 2MB]
- Flood risks chapter [PDF 3MB]
The Community Risk in Gladstone report considers tropical cyclones along with severe winds, storm tides and earthquakes.
AusGeo News, A post disaster survey, Lismore Floods 2005
Geoscience Australia sent a team to survey businesses and households affected by flooding in northern New South Wales and south east Queensland from 28 to 30 June 2005. Two people had died in the event and many had to be evacuated while businesses and residents suffered significant losses and disruption to normal activities.
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