Improving Flood Warning: Which Way Forward?
Elliott, J., Handmer, J. and Keys, C. (2003) Presented at the Australian Disaster Conference, Canberra 2003
This paper presents and discusses the outcomes of a workshop on flood warning held in November 2002 with the aim of further improving the quality of flood warnings in Australia. The outcomes included suggestions for improvements in policy and practice and recommended a need for more attention and research in the area of community engagement in flood warning system design and operation. A need for stronger national leadership and coordination was also identified and the formation of a national flood warning committee to achieve this is recommended.
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