Recognition as finalists in the Floodplain Management Australia Excellence Award 2017
Each year Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) publicly recognises outstanding contributions in flood risk management. Excellence Awards are offered for an individual Flood Risk Manager and a Flood Risk Project; Water Technology has a finalist in each category.
- The Allan Ezzy Flood Risk Manager of the Year – FINALIST (FMA Australia)
“This Award will be given to an individual who demonstrates the highest level of achievement in areas of food risk management.”
Ben Tate (Group Manager Floodplains and Catchments) for his numerous contributions to flood risk management and leadership, in particular his emergency response work with VICSES and various Victorian CMA’s. Ben has engaged widely, with communities, emergency response teams and government, before, during and after flood events to ensure planning, response and recovery projects are to the highest quality.
Ben will present a paper on “Flood Emergency Response in Victoria” at the conference.
- The Flood Risk Management Project of the Year – FINALIST (FMA Australia)
“This Award will be given to a project that demonstrates the highest level of achievement in areas of food risk management including:
° Public Benefit – projects that benefit the safety and/or sustainability of food prone communities and/or environments;
° Community Involvement – projects that demonstrate excellence in community engagement and education in floodplain management;
° Innovative Solutions – projects that involve the development or implementation of innovative floodplain management methods, techniques, or research with demonstrated benefits to floodplain management practice.”
Bundamba and Woogaroo Creek Flood Study Update 2017 with Ipswich City Council and the Brisbane team, including Alister Daly (Group Manager – Water Resources Brisbane), Sachi Canning and Belinda Tam. The project utilised an innovative calibrated RADAR approach (with HydroNET) to enable a significant improvement in the understanding of spatial and temporal rainfall representation leading to better flood calibration outcomes and increased certainty around flood risk.
The acknowledgement as finalist in these prestigious industry awards is a credit to Ben and the Bundamba and Woogaroo Creek Flood Study team.
This is fantastic recognition of the great work that is being done at Water Technology.
Dr Andrew McCowan, Managing Director
The winners will be awarded and announced at the upcoming FMA National Conference Preparing for the Next Great Flood (16-19th May 2017) in Newcastle, NSW. Best wishes to you all.
More information will be available after the award announcements.