Understanding floods


In recent times, floods have led to major devastation and personal tragedy both at home in Queensland and around the world. Earlier this year, three quarters of Queensland was declared a disaster zone, thousands lost their homes and 35 lives were lost. And nature will undoubtedly continue to surprise us. So, what can we learn from these recent events and how can we better prepare for future floods?

Join the Queensland Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett, AO, and leading experts from the recent report Understanding floods: questions and answers, climatologist Professor Roger Stone, civil engineer Tony McAlister and water resources engineer Toby McGrath as they discuss what causes floods, how we can better manage and plan for floods and what we can expect in the future.

Part of the State Library of Queensland's Deepen the conversation series.

Speaker: Dr Geoff Garrett
When: Thu 1 Sep 2011, 6:00pm
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Duration: 1:28:44 hours
Download audio: mp3 [81 MB]
Windows media (audio): broadband

Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Understanding floods.